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B1bomber
06-05-2008, 14:53
Anyone familiar with this brand? Picked up a bottle months ago admittedly because the label and name were too cool to pass up. That and the fact it was only about ten bucks. I've been resisting opening it for fear that it'll be dreadful and thus ruin the coolness factor.

Any thoughts? Thumbs up or down?

CorvallisCracker
06-05-2008, 15:05
I saw the entry (http://www.whiskymag.com/whisky/brand/american_biker/whisky789.html) for it on the Whisky magazine website and lost interest.

I have too much "biker" paraphernalia anyway.

bromike666
06-06-2008, 16:17
I ride Ducati's so I'll be waiting for the "Italian Biker" release:cool:

CorvallisCracker
06-06-2008, 16:28
I ride Ducati's so I'll be waiting for the "Italian Biker" release:cool:

Hope you like grappa.



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bourbonv
06-09-2008, 06:42
I remember having some American Biker down at D'Maries about 10 years ago. It was a very interesting bourbon in that the nose was filled with floral notes on the nose. It was very strong in lilac and as John Lipman said at the time, it smelled like a ladies closet. It tasted very nice, but the nose was so floral it was funny that the label was "American Biker".

Mike Veach

CorvallisCracker
06-09-2008, 08:38
I remember having some American Biker down at D'Maries about 10 years ago. It was a very interesting bourbon in that the nose was filled with floral notes on the nose. It was very strong in lilac and as John Lipman said at the time, it smelled like a ladies closet. It tasted very nice, but the nose was so floral it was funny that the label was "American Biker".

Mike Veach

Maybe it was meant for Sportster riders.

(ref a Harley riders inside joke)

B1bomber
06-09-2008, 11:31
Haha. Good one. I'm on a Dyna Street Bob so I probably won't care for it.

Thanks for the input everyone just the same. Can't say the "ladies closet" or "grappa" has me too intrigued. Guess I'll let it sit on my shelf as a minor show piece.

Gillman
06-09-2008, 14:18
Hey what's it like to drive one of those 1940's Harley-Davidsons pictured in Dave Ziegler's great photos of the WW II memorabilia show in Reading, PA?

How do they keep those bikes going, where do they get the parts?

Gary

bromike666
06-09-2008, 14:34
Hope you like grappa.

LOL.......... I can't seem to locate www.straightgrappa.com?

CorvallisCracker
06-09-2008, 14:59
Hey what's it like to drive one of those 1940's Harley-Davidsons pictured in Dave Ziegler's great photos of the WW II memorabilia show in Reading, PA?

Most of those are Harley WLA, army version of the WLD. The engine was a side-valve configuration and displaced only 750cc, a combination that didn't exactly make for neck-snapping acceleration. Also no rear suspension - note the large springs under the seats.

The US Army was not all that happy with these, but very impressed with captured German BMWs. They issued a spec for a similar bike, and Harley produced 1,000 of the XA model toward the end of the war. Those still extant are the rarest of Harleys.

Looking at the pic posted by Dave Z, I can see the third bike back is not a WLA. I'm guessing it's an Indian 841, which had a 90deg tranverse V engine and shaft drive, similar to the Italian Moto-Guzzi.


How do they keep those bikes going, where do they get the parts?

There were a lot of WLAs built, plus the civilian model. Lots of old parts lying around.

Plus any pre-Evolution Harley (i.e. one made before 1984) can be serviced by any competent blacksmith.