From: S'mee on
On Aug 3, 12:24 am, Polarhound <polarho...(a)> wrote:
> "The machine is apparently based on a 1930 Henderson—presumably the 100
> mph (160 km/h) Streamline model—and was built in 1936 by a gent called
> O. Ray Courtney. Today the bike is owned by Frank Westfall of Syracuse,
> a motorcycle collector and local identity, who was seen happily riding
> this extraordinary motorcycle around the showgrounds. According
> Mortillaro, “The craftsmanship is absolutely stunning and it’s surely
> more of a museum piece than a daily rider. Frank has obviously spent an
> incredible amount of time meticulously restoring and rebuilding the bike
> to its current gorgeous state.”
> As a marque, Henderson is unfortunately consigned to the annals of
> history, despite a short-lived attempt to revive the name in the late
> 90s. But until its demise in 1931, the Excelsior Motor Mfg. & Supply
> Co.—the owner of the Henderson brand—was one of the ‘Big Three’ American
> motorcycle manufacturers, along with Harley-Davidson and Indian. There
> must be more remarkable Henderson customs out there—if you know of any,
> drop us a line. "

Saw that some time back. iirc it was a one off, but I could be
From: ? on
On Aug 3, 12:17 am, sean_q <no.s...(a)no.spam> wrote:
> ps. I was riding my Dnepr into the commercial section to buy
> supplies when some chick standing on the sidewalk saw me
> coming and stepped right out onto the road and waved her thumb
> at me, trying to hitch a ride. Regrettably I didn't have
> a spare helmet.

So, why not buy a cheapie helmet and leave it in the original box in
the sidecar?

Wal*Mart sells the open face helmets favored by cruiser riders for
about $42 USD...
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