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Johnny Bravo

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Yesterday I took a break off of working on the house and went riding with a friend. We ran across this bike. One of only 170 ever made in the 30's. Was the fastest production bike till the 70's or 80's. Had a top speed of somewhere in the area of 125 miles per hour.
I think it's going to Jay Leno. The guys moving it wouldn't say but when I said Jay's name they got a little weird. Any ways here's some pictures of a bike worth more the most people's houses.









I still haven't figured out how to post in the motorcycle group area. Sorry, Johnny
 

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That is truly magnificent!
 

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That is truly magnificent!
Funny thing is I had no idea what it was or what it was worth. My riding buddy who knows just about everything about bikes, saw it and just about got down on his knees and bowed to it. He actually had his hands on his head when he realized what it was. The guy that was driving it is someone pretty famous in the motorcycle world as well. Didn't know him either but I gave him my business card :)
 
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Pretty cool. If it's really worth that much I can't believe they have it strapped down like that in the back of an open pickup bed.
 

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It looks like American pickers just found it in a garage and it's headed to restoration.
 

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Pretty cool. If it's really worth that much I can't believe they have it strapped down like that in the back of an open pickup bed.
I found it hard to believe how valuable it is as well. So I checked into it. Very few people would know what it is or what it's worth. They had a piece of duct tape covering the license plate numbers. That was the only hint. The guy who owns it and his buddy were never more then 30' away from it.
 
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That one is coming to FL !! Ill post some pics...
 

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It looks like American pickers just found it in a garage and it's headed to restoration.
hahahaha That is already restored and on it's way to the new owner. Jay Leno is my guess.
 
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I can't believe the owner wouldn't have it in an enclosed trailer. $250k? Geez a couple grand for a freight company would get you a climate controlled enclosed shipment anywhere in the country.
 

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You think it's done done? It looks great but unless they are going for that original used look, it could be way more polished. Look at the front forks and top end.
 

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I love those suicide shifters....That's a fine bike for sure!
 
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You think it's done done? It looks great but unless they are going for that original used look, it could be way more polished. Look at the front forks and top end.
It's probably like polishing an old coin. Loses all it's value. People want to buy the history.
 

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Beautiful bike!
I'll bet it is going somewhere climate controlled, and fast. Too much bare metal.
I'd be ridin' that thing!
So many cast bronze parts on it, most beautiful dash i've seen on a bike.
 

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You think it's done done? It looks great but unless they are going for that original used look, it could be way more polished. Look at the front forks and top end.
I think he said it was done but I could be wrong.

I love those suicide shifters....That's a fine bike for sure!

Timothy, Those suicide shifters scare the heck out of me.

Beautiful bike!
I'll bet it is going somewhere climate controlled, and fast. Too much bare metal.
I'd be ridin' that thing!
So many cast bronze parts on it, most beautiful dash i've seen on a bike.
Jay Leno has a garage such as that. :) My buddy works for Jay on his show. I'm going to have to ask him to find out for me if Jay bought this bike or not.
 

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Timothy, Those suicide shifters scare the heck out of me.



Jay Leno has a garage such as that. :) My buddy works for Jay on his show. I'm going to have to ask him to find out for me if Jay bought this bike or not.[/QUOTE]
The First Sportster I ever rode had a suicide throttle, I loved the bike and hated that throttle.

I have never rode one with the suicide shifter, I was scared of them myself! lol but I did like the looks of them.
 

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Timothy, Those suicide shifters scare the heck out of me.



Jay Leno has a garage such as that. :) My buddy works for Jay on his show. I'm going to have to ask him to find out for me if Jay bought this bike or not.
The First Sportster I ever rode had a suicide throttle, I loved the bike and hated that throttle.

I have never rode one with the suicide shifter, I was scared of them myself! lol but I did like the looks of them.[/QUOTE]

Timothy, did your sportster also have the rear brake pedal on the left and shifter on the right? Those bikes scare me as well. I imagine once you get use to it, it's okay. But till then could be a little spookey.
 

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[MENTION=11276]Chokemaster[/MENTION]
Yes it did, but it was not my bike, it was my brothers, he was always building bikes and that was his first Harley and he kept it for along time, his last bike was a raked out chopper/ shovel-pan, it was nice looking but I never would try it because it was raked way to far
 

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[MENTION=11276]Chokemaster[/MENTION]
Yes it did, but it was not my bike, it was my brothers, he was always building bikes and that was his first Harley and he kept it for along time, his last bike was a raked out chopper/ shovel-pan, it was nice looking but I never would try it because it was raked way to far
I'm not into the rakes out chopper myself. Don't blame you, wouldn't want one. But I'd of taken it for a spin around the block just for the heck of it.
 

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I'm not into the rakes out chopper myself. Don't blame you, wouldn't want one. But I'd of taken it for a spin around the block just for the heck of it.
I really wanted to but was scared of cracking my noggin :cool:
 

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The First Sportster I ever rode had a suicide throttle, I loved the bike and hated that throttle.

I have never rode one with the suicide shifter, I was scared of them myself! lol but I did like the looks of them.
Timothy, did your sportster also have the rear brake pedal on the left and shifter on the right? Those bikes scare me as well. I imagine once you get use to it, it's okay. But till then could be a little spookey.[/QUOTE]

SS never get better. I rode a chopped/bob shadow and one of my buddies had a SS that thing was super sketchy