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    Murphy engine

    I was heading home from work today and here sits this bike in front of the shop.
    I had to stop and see what it was.
    The old guy that built it looked to be in his late 70's or early 80's
    He asked me if I knew anything about old hit and miss engines, to which I replied "Very little, only what my dad had taught me."
    The engine is an old Murphy Wright from the 20's he took off a rototiller.
    The transmission he said was from an old Honda 450
    He's hoping to take it to Bonneville but he's afraid they won't let him run because it isn't a motorcycle engine.

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    He built the trailer too.
    Enjoying life in the beautiful state of Jefferson
    2013 K1600GTL : 2004 VTX1800c

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    Was going to say, that trailer is a site also.
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    Very cool on both!
    A lot of time went into those projects.
    OM
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    Alright ! Thanks for photos.
    Made my day.
    Can I copy for my two wheel photo collection ?
    Charlie

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72r60/5 View Post
    Alright ! Thanks for photos.
    Made my day.
    Can I copy for my two wheel photo collection ?
    Charlie
    Sure
    Enjoying life in the beautiful state of Jefferson
    2013 K1600GTL : 2004 VTX1800c

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