Picture Of The Week


“Cyril, I just got back from Daytona. Today, it is minus 10 F in South Dakota. It is hard to believe that there can be a 100- degree difference between two spots in our country.   It’s too bad that we didn’t get to meet up in Daytona, but there is always next year. Have a nice day. Best regards” Matt Olsen, AMCA Youth Coordinator,

16 Responses to “Picture Of The Week”

  1. 1 Brad Mar 15th, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Better sleep on Flatties than on Twin Cams.

  2. 2 July Schumacher Mar 15th, 2009 at 9:25 am

    The guy got engines in stock!.

  3. 3 Shifter Mar 15th, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Notice that Matt took off his shoes but should not sleep with his glasses on.

  4. 4 Zzzzzzz Mark Mar 15th, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Would be fun to bench start one of those engines while he sleeps.

  5. 5 Mar 15th, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Those are 10 or 15 motors that are owned by someone else.
    A classic example of the “I got mine and you don’t” AMCA dead-end to motorcycling – perpetuating the “against the grain” ridicule of Bruce Brown’s patronizing welcome…. “You should have been here 30 minutes ago” to arriving surfers, as he was leaving the beach.
    OEM Knuckle and Pan motors are in finite supply. All of which does nothing to further future Knuckle or Panhead commerce except to the few that already own one.

  6. 6 Roadside Marty Mar 15th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I for one get the joke as Kirk Perry obviously does not, that being said..Matt Olsen and his father Carl are two of the nicest easygoing guys who absolutely LOVE antique motorcycles and are willing to share that enthusiasm and knowledge with anyone who shows an interest! For those of you who didn’t know or make it there Matt and some of his fellow AMCA members (I’m also a proud member #9837) gave seminars on how to kickstart and troubleshoot an original stock Harley at The Limpnickie Lot at Daytona Bike Week this year that was an absolute success!! Great picture Matt, keep up the good work and just think of me down here in sunny Florida with all the chicks LOL!! Roadside Marty

  7. 7 Mar 15th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Kirk Perry …..

    Dude, we need to talk about your dosage of prozac ….. it may need to be cut back some! What the hell are you talking about? I am lost! Wow!

    Over & Out,


  8. 8 Tommy Mar 15th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Kirk Perry. You need to see your shrink.

  9. 9 Nicker Mar 15th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    All i know is, there are some seriously cool scooter on Carl’s web page.

    Certainly worth a look.

    Vintage has got to be the next “new direction” in the scooter market.


  10. 10 Mar 16th, 2009 at 7:35 am

    Matt absolutely rules! As Roadside stated: he and his Dad are tireless supporters of antique motorcycles, and go to great lengths to introduce that aspect of motorcycling to newcomers. Never too busy to answer questions, and always with patience and a smile. I enjoyed your company in Daytona, Matt – and I look forward to Sturgis.

  11. 11 Mar 16th, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Matt, I’m a little concerned as I know how much you need your rest and I don’t see a pillow. How bout a nice Crocker tail light to rest your head on!

  12. 12 Mar 16th, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Matt and his dad are good guys, cute picture too except for the dude sleeping on them, oh is that you Matt!!!!. Mind you Matt rides his builds all over the country which is great to see.
    I’ll have to line up 10-15 flathead Indian engines and do the same just to keep you in line. Probably a bit more comfy to sleep on.
    Let’s line up our bikes for a drag race mate.
    Keep up the great work mates

  13. 13 Mar 17th, 2009 at 5:25 am

    This should be the picture of year….man got balls to lay on hard mounted motors…

  14. 14 gustian Mar 17th, 2009 at 11:24 am

    RE nicker “Certainly worth a look.”

    I’m sure I could make my choise …………….

    On the other hand, what bike to chose……………


  15. 15 Nicker Mar 19th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Hay Gustian,

    Don’t think you can go wrong with any of this old stuff.
    Open the shop door and the first thing that gets noticed is this tank shift FL, parked over a puddle-a oil.
    A thousand hours of engineering sitting on the frame-rail barely gets a second look…. 🙁

    I’m thinking that vintage iron has got to be the next fad.


  16. 16 Mar 21st, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Fad not Nicker!
    It can’t be a fad – because it takes so much money to build one and then you run into the axiom (obvious truth), that if you had enough money to build one, you would also need to accept World War 2 engineering as supreme, and then study, study, STUDY to learn why Harley-Davidson had it all together within the 1958 crankcase. 1958 is THE benchmark motor (finally got the wider pinion shaft race and wider (right) bearings.
    All of this is too much work for 99% of the riding public. Yes, the old iron is nice to look at. In a field of Evo’s, the entrance of one Knucklehead to the parking lot will draw people like a magnet. But, when you finally understand the commitment it takes to “keep one”, that old electric start button starts looking pretty good.
    My advise to everyone is don;t try and follow us. We treat old iron like religion.
    Yes, God does ride a Harley. It’s a 1955-57 Panhead.

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