Originally Posted by shovelmike
It's good to have you on the forum. My father had a 74 cu. in. side valve back in the late 30's, and grandfather rode H-D's and Indians in his younger days....though he settled for small Asian bikes when he was in his 70's.
You kinda' feel the presence riding with you of those who influenced you in your formative years.
I'm sure your father's bike was a grand old machine, but the Softails didn't come along 'till '84.
Thanks mike! for the welcome.
Actually, Pops old bike was an FLH model with a shovelhead. But to the older bikers, there was only two types. Hard tails, and soft tails. And a sprung seat was still a hard tail if it didnt have any shocks on the ass end.
And yeah, like yours, today he rides a Yamaha Stratoliner. Still has the ole glide though. Ill see if I cant dig up and scan in an old photo, I think you'de like it.
Happy to be here.