This bike is not really a secret. It's been on the local craigslist for a very long time. If there are pictures in the ad, they are pretty much terrible and the asking price is on the high side of perfect. I haven't been in the market for a hack rig, so I never called. However, my internet friend Bruce from Nebraska was really interested and asked me to go and check it out. I know why the ad pictures are so bad. The bike has been in a dark warehouse since about 1994, I think. That was the last tag on it.
Here's the sidecar.
That's actually the seat for it sitting in the sidecar. Blue velour, yo.
All duded out even a side mirror for the hack passenger to use.
Lots of bumpers. Safety first I guess.
I haven't seen all this twisted rod stuff before.
The dude straight bought the full catalog's worth of the stuff though.
Breaker ONE-NINE, breaker ONE-NINE!
This was the deal breaker. Bruce was told that the frame numbers for a 1971 should be on a boss on the frame leg not the neck. I don't know. I don't much about stock.
What do you call this style of paint? Fishscale, maybe?
Bruce didn't buy it, but he sent me a very awesome care package and I got to see a crazy old bike on a Sunday afternoon.