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Born find
« on: October 16, 2010, 06:07:02 PM »
Hello,

This is a barn find, I would like to know everything to know about this bike (age, model, what parts are original, what is custom, etc.).  Any help would be much appreciated!  ???

Thanks! Scott










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Re: Born find
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2010, 06:24:46 PM »
The only for sure Bridgestone component I see is the gas tank. I think the engine is on European design/origin. Does the carburetor say Amal, Dell-Orto, etc

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Re: Born find
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2010, 08:19:30 PM »
Possibly... the motor might be from a BSA Bantam.

Look at this link and compare the timing side cover and the layout for the shifter and kick start lever:

http://picses.eu/image/3f53c1ec/

I'm diggin' that front end.

Something isn't right, one of these pictures may be reversed...

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Re: Born find
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2010, 08:33:24 PM »
Totstoretom
I think you are right its looks like a BSA Bantam easy to push start!
Thanks.
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Re: Born find
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2010, 08:50:43 PM »
Something isn't right, it's like the motor is layed out backwards. And you would think it would say "BSA" on it somewhere. I don't think its a Villiers.

None of the cycle parts look familiar either. The rims, handle bar levers, the front brake, I don't know what they are from.

It's gonna be hard to get an extended warranty on that... ;D
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Re: Born find
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2010, 08:55:05 PM »
Check it out.... it's a left hand shift. Who had left hand shift two strokes back in the day? That's not some old oddball Indian or such?
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Re: Born find
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2010, 09:02:52 PM »
I think I found it.... it's a Harley Hummer:

http://www.tomgraycollection.com/motorcycles/1957-harley-hummer/

Scott, do a Google search for Harley Hummer, there's too much to list here.

Tom
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Re: Born find
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2010, 09:17:05 PM »
Here is a bunch of pics, yours appears to be an early one with the rubber band girder front end:

http://www.harleyhummer.com/photos1.html
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Re: Born find
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2010, 10:01:44 PM »
Looks like you've found a pre-1951 Harley. Now if you can find the rest of the BS 90 in that barn. Good Luck

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Re: Born find
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2010, 07:41:07 AM »
Wow! Thanks for the help guys, never would have thought it was a Harley.  :o

 


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