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Today 06:42 AM
496CHEVY3100 :It is a concept car??? but not what year this article says ,the only thing I like is the 58 chevy / Pontiac style roof ..
Today 05:51 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by CrashFarmer2 View Post
1954 Gillette, a wild shaver car concept.
That is the butt ugliest concept car I've ever seen....
Today 05:21 AM
CrashFarmer2
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
OK ,Try his one Year and Make
1954 Gillette, a wild shaver car concept.
Today 04:48 AM
John long
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John , were you referring to the "clutch booster" spring mechanism used in conjunction with the hand shift bikes with your mousetrap reference? If so the hand shift option was last offered in 1978.

BB
That is true. It could be special ordered for years after the srandard production models changed to foot shift.

As I understand it, the reason the mouse trap went away was because the Motor Company changed the clutch release in '68 and it was no longer needed. On the old 4 speeds models the clutch release lever was so long they could not make the clutch lever work without it.

John
Today 12:08 AM
496CHEVY3100 OK ,Try his one Year and Make
10-20-2014 08:24 PM
boothboy John , were you referring to the "clutch booster" spring mechanism used in conjunction with the hand shift bikes with your mousetrap reference? If so the hand shift option was last offered in 1978.

BB
10-20-2014 08:21 PM
496CHEVY3100 I was tinking of the mousetrap Clutch,,i never saw one of those bikes
10-20-2014 08:13 PM
boothboy Here's a couple of Harley "mouse traps" that the wished they haden't made. I took these picture the last time I was at the museum.

BB


( the sign was upstairs in their office area)
10-20-2014 08:11 PM
496CHEVY3100 I didnt give the right answer ,just my thoughts on the PAN

I thought the Mousetrap was a sportster race model only made a coup;e of years

I was waiting on some one else yo answer ..give us another
10-20-2014 06:02 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
65 ,IMO Lasy Panhead ,,1979 Last year of Harley before AMF took them over but was later 2 years bought by the employees of Harley,,as far as I know Willie is still CEO,
Close enough David. I have found sources who say 67 and some who say early 68. I just thought it might be a fun question and thought there may be some who did not know that Harley made mouse traps.

Ask away David

John
10-20-2014 03:09 PM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I also had a sprint I think it was a 69 ?? it was a 4 stroke 250 with a blazing top speed around 60 mph,

The blue one looks like an AMF decal on tank

Mine was the 350SX and I had mine up to 90mph and that wasn't full throttle.
10-20-2014 02:55 PM
496CHEVY3100 I also had a sprint I think it was a 69 ?? it was a 4 stroke 250 with a blazing top speed around 60 mph,

The blue one looks like an AMF decal on tank
10-20-2014 02:49 PM
harposrepair
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answered 5 years ago


Back about 69 or 70, Then a few years later Harley employees bought back the company from extintsion (under AMF's running it into the ground). By 1979 or 80 The company was once again profitable and has never looked back. If I had invested when Harley first became a publicly held stock company and shares were like $10 a piece, I could have been a millionaire by now.

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Live and learn


I think the sprint and the smaller bikes ,the 2 stroke were built by amf as early as 72

Mine was a single cylinder 4 stroke. The SS's were the street bikes and the SX's were the dirt bikes.
10-20-2014 02:43 PM
496CHEVY3100 answered 5 years ago


Back about 69 or 70, Then a few years later Harley employees bought back the company from extintsion (under AMF's running it into the ground). By 1979 or 80 The company was once again profitable and has never looked back. If I had invested when Harley first became a publicly held stock company and shares were like $10 a piece, I could have been a millionaire by now.

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Live and learn


I think the sprint and the smaller bikes ,the 2 stroke were built by amf as early as 72
10-20-2014 02:33 PM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
65 ,IMO Lasy Panhead ,,1979 Last year of Harley before AMF took them over but was later 2 years bought by the employees of Harley,,as far as I know Willie is still CEO,

I had a 1974 350SX Sprint that said it was made by AMF HARLEY DAVIDSON.
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