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14 Levis, Massachuttes $5,500
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Re: 14 Levis, Massachuttes $5,500
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wow. appears complete.


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Re: 14 Levis, Massachuttes $5,500
franko #775766 06/06/19 1:47 pm
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Just think, a complete 105 year old motorcycle. I hope it's for real; the tempting ones are sometimes scams.

If you were good with a welder and a few machine tools, though ... ! 'Cause parts ain't out there any more ...

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Re: 14 Levis, Massachuttes $5,500
franko #775767 06/06/19 1:58 pm
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Wow - I wonder how that would do in the Cannonball? Good thing I have even less spare cash than I have sense, I would love to grab that.


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franko #775768 06/06/19 1:58 pm
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Wow - I wonder how that would do in the Cannonball? Good thing I have even less spare cash than I have sense, I would love to grab that.


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Re: 14 Levis, Massachuttes $5,500
franko #775780 06/06/19 4:47 pm
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Of interest to me,.... The bike had control cables as we know them,..... If original. So many of the interesting multitude of offerings from that period did the job with links and universal joints that are fascinating to look at. I always wonder how the engineering brains figured those things out, made them work, and had no other examples to use as a standard. Cables weren't the norm.
Back before the Otis Chandler collection broke up, a couple of us went down a few times to look over the huge array. I believe every state in the union had at least 1 or more "motorcycle" produced there, and sometimes named as such. Where'd they all go!?


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Re: 14 Levis, Massachuttes $5,500
KC in S.B. #775781 06/06/19 4:53 pm
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Originally Posted by KC in S.B.
Of interest to me,.... The bike had control cables as we know them,..... If original. So many of the interesting multitude of offerings from that period did the job with links and universal joints that are fascinating to look at. I always wonder how the engineering brains figured those things out, made them work, and had no other examples to use as a standard. Cables weren't the norm.


I don't know anything about Levis motorcycles, so the cables may be stock, but on the other hand think how long 105 years is! 4 generations of people have had time to be "Damned Previous Owners" and may have done a few upgrades from the rods and ball joints and clevises that most bikes used back then ...

I'm sure that there are Levis fanatics who know, though.

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Lannis #775785 06/06/19 5:37 pm
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It looks like the cables are original as opposed to the links and joints - from what it looks like Norton were using cables around the same time as well.


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Re: 14 Levis, Massachuttes $5,500
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Originally Posted by Geoff
It looks like the cables are original as opposed to the links and joints - from what it looks like Norton were using cables around the same time as well.



It's hard to tell whether something "looks" original or not when it's that damn old. On a 50's bike, maybe .... but the UPGRADE could be 90 years old and look like it came from an Egyptian pyramid ....

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franko #775790 06/06/19 6:00 pm
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I did some investigating smile and looked at period photos as best as the interwebs will let ye.


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Re: 14 Levis, Massachuttes $5,500
Geoff #775791 06/06/19 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Geoff
I did some investigating smile and looked at period photos as best as the interwebs will let ye.



You're right in that all the old photos DO show cables sprouting from the handlebars ...

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Re: 14 Levis, Massachuttes $5,500
franko #775813 06/06/19 11:36 pm
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What it could look like again ! Pretty nice looking machines !

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Re: 14 Levis, Massachuttes $5,500
franko #775869 06/07/19 7:41 pm
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I love the grill to keep the birds out of the horn as your tearing around at 4.5 mph.

Re: 14 Levis, Massachuttes $5,500
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