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Over the weekend i found some pretty cool motorcycles at the Automotive Museum located in Balboa Park San Diego CA

 

First up, this old Indian...... I couldn't figure out what the WTF initials stood for, but I'm sure they weren't what I was thinking 

 

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And I love the bicycle brakes on this 

 

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A couple more

 

Here's some WWII motorcycles 

 

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And my favorite 

 

This is one of Steve McQueens old bikes that he use to race at Lake Elsinore CA

 

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Well done, RIP. We have a museum owned by the racer in days of yore, Sammy Miller, in the south of England. My wife and I are regular visitors.

 

I started out motorcycling on an ex War Department kahki dispatch riders bike -an Ariel 350 Military - in 1955. It was super reliable. I have not seen one in a museum but I know they exist. 

 

We are celebrating nationally the end of WW2 and a Triumph of the period is on display in my village. Design is similar to your second picture. It has belt drive.

 

Love these old bikes.

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