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    Default Even an Old Knucklehead can use a New Cafe sticker!

    Cheers!
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    Don't think it'll do too well in the AMCA judging, but they ought to give you a couple extra points for the tank badges.

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    Still the best-looking engine ever made.

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    Very cool scoot. The sticker looks just right. Is there another one on the other side of the tank?
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    That's too cool!
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    Default Re: Even an Old Knucklehead can use a New Cafe sticker!

    And he has an older Mandolin Café sticker on his tool box in the background.
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    There is a thread about mojo going on. You should post that picture over there. Pure mojo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    Very cool scoot. The sticker looks just right. Is there another one on the other side of the tank?
    Darn, when you first made this reply, you had mentioned something about wondering what a custom Mandolin Cafe bike would look like, and well, I had to:



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    Stance! VERY nice!

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    Looks cool! But you can get the same bike cheaper without the scrolls.
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    Default Re: Even an Old Knucklehead can use a New Cafe sticker!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Coletti View Post
    Darn, when you first made this reply, you had mentioned something about wondering what a custom Mandolin Cafe bike would look like, and well, I had to:



    --Tom
    Very cool!!! How often do you have to change the strings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandomurph View Post
    Very cool!!! How often do you have to change the strings?
    Every 15,000 miles (recommended).

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    Default Re: Even an Old Knucklehead can use a New Cafe sticker!

    Tom, sorry I edited my first response. I started to think about those bike builder shows that were so popular before the economy tanked, and wondered what OCC would build for The Mandolin Café. But after looking again at that Knuckle Head, I thought "what could be better then this?"
    Thanks for your vision! It is wonderful.
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    Default Re: Even an Old Knucklehead can use a New Cafe sticker!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Coletti View Post
    Darn, when you first made this reply, you had mentioned something about wondering what a custom Mandolin Cafe bike would look like, and well, I had to:



    --Tom
    Looks like something Arlin Ness would come up with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithb View Post
    Still the best-looking engine ever made.
    I gotta go with the BMW airhead jug engine (production ceased after the '95 models)! Different (four) strokes for different folks...

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    Default Re: Even an Old Knucklehead can use a New Cafe sticker!

    I hope Cee-Cee chimes in on this......
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    Default Re: Even an Old Knucklehead can use a New Cafe sticker!

    thanks for having fun with this…. The '36-'47 hd knucklehead motor is the most iconic eye candy in American iron history certainly with their sexy knuckle like rocker covers.

    But the real likely suspect for the most iconic' of all time goes to the Brits, the grand daddy of all grandaddy's .. the Brough Superior - the SS100 model in particular. Build costs in their day were astronomical and the motorcycle quickly achieved Rolls Royce-like status with extremely high quality appointments and great attention to detail .. the very best of best, down to hand made fitted leather hard bags.

    Here's George Brough's version of Lloyd Loar's F5.. ironically through a few degrees of separation, hatched during the same time period! and a later 30's one that Jay's gandering at These were made from the late teens well into the 1930's and consistently fetch some of the highest prices at auction today, less some of the more limited number of the rarest of rare species of the two-wheel variety, or racing types with history.

    Google 'Brough Superior' and you'll find tons of neat documentation that includes their interesting history/past …

    Paul D'Orleans … thevintagent.blogspot.com is a great source for all old two-wheeled an oily! Enjoy!!

    BTW, I should add that Arlen did a knuck 'digger' (meaning, low and front stretched frame) bike in the late 60's equipped with a Magnuson supercharger and Weber carbs, check it out...
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