shaft drive HD

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by 67hat34c, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. 67hat34c

    67hat34c Active Member

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    At Lake Wales HD on Saturday. Someone has several vintage bikes there on display including a HD bicycle. The most interesting piece was a military bike with a BMW set up, opposing twin with shaft drive. It was a vintage HD, did not find the year.

    Anyone know about these? Were they a copy of the BMW back in the day?
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    yes they were basically a copy of the BMW for the Army for use in Africa and any desert area ..
     
  3. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Did you take pics? I would like to see it I just googled ,but couldn't find it
     
  4. Flashback

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  5. 01dynaglide

    01dynaglide Junior Member

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    The picture of the one on the bottom looks like a tank.
     
  6. 67hat34c

    67hat34c Active Member

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    Did not take photos.

    It is a very good restoration, there are 3 differen military bikes there. 2 are complete with a leather holster containing a Thompson.
     
  7. Romain

    Romain Active Member

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    Cool interesting machines.
    Thanks for the link.