Well just thought I would post up a quick video of my GI built motorcycle. The G.I. Bike was built sometime between 1943 and 45, and was said to have been built by 3 Navy sailors during the war. The sailors rode Indian Motorcycles before the war, and set this bike up with similar controls. These consist of a left hand throttle, right hand shift lever, left foot clutch, and right foot brake. There is no front brake. Itís thought these sailors were in an aviation maintenance unit. Most all the fasteners are either safety wired or double nut locked. This motorcycle is an amalgamation of salvaged parts. The wheels and tires are from a Navy MK2 bomb cart. The brake system is adapted from a Jeep. Hydraulic brakes would not be found on production motorcycles until the 1960s. The transmission is a T84 from a Ford Jeep. It has been modified so that it no longer shifts into reverse. The seat mount is modified from a Jeep leaf spring. The engine is a Wisconsin AB 3hp, most likely from a generator or pump. The throttle cable is a modified Jeep speedometer cable. The headlight is modified from a Navy box flashlight. The frame and bodywork are all handmade of a custom design. The frame incorporates a lock that secures the steering for safe keeping while parked. Though it is unknown as to whom the men were who built this motorcycle, what is known is that it was found in Texas after the war. It eventually made its way to a small museum in Kansas and was purchased from the museum by an individual. I then acquired it from them.
Hope you all like it.