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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-12-2011, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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Need a little advice...bike related.

It's a really cool long story, but here's the short version....

My father in law passed away about a year and a half ago...one of his many possessions is a 1959 Harley DuoGlide. He was the original and only owner, and it is in original un-restored condition. It is not beautiful, but it is all there. I'll get some pics in a day or two, it is stored off site.

Any way, as you might imagine, it has been a part of the family for a long time, but I've finally convinced all of the daughters that it is just a bike that none of us wants or needs or is capable of restoring or repairing. It is time for it to find a new home.

I'm throwing it out to my friends here first.......if anyone is at all interested, shoot me a PM and I'll tell you more. I will also post up pics in a couple of days as soon as I have them.

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If you are my Son in Law, i will get from my grave to shoot you first.

Keep it to remember the man and his passion and its not just a piece of metal friend, its his soul.

Give it a thought friend. If you lose it, you will also lose the last lingering memories of the man.

No offence meant and just my humble thoughts.

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Sounds like it might be worth a chunk of change. Sell it and toast the old man.
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I don't know what your connection to your father in law was but I would have a real hard time getting rid of it and a harder time explaining to my grand kids what happened to great grandpas bike.
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Thanks for the opinions, but the bike is not the only "treasured item" from his past. He will not be forgotten, and we will have many ways to keep his memory alive.

This is just one possession that none of the children are interested in, and is really just taking up space......it seems a shame that it isn't in the hands of another Harley lover that can bring it back to it's former glory. No one is trying to make a pot of moolah on the bike, more importantly we went to get it in the hands of someone that will appreciate an unmolested low mileage original. There aren't many of them around!

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FWIW, I sold my late father’s old bike last year. It was a ’71 Moto Guzzi that I was never going to restore & ride. It had been off the road for the last 30 years of his life. I initially felt kind of `wrong’ in selling it but after giving it a lot of thought, I came to believe that he would have wanted it to have a good home where it would be restored & put back on the road...

Ask the buyer to send you a picture of it when it's been restored... and then `show' the picture to your father in law.
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Thanks for the opinions, but the bike is not the only "treasured item" from his past. He will not be forgotten, and we will have many ways to keep his memory alive.

This is just one possession that none of the children are interested in, and is really just taking up space......it seems a shame that it isn't in the hands of another Harley lover that can bring it back to it's former glory. No one is trying to make a pot of moolah on the bike, more importantly we went to get it in the hands of someone that will appreciate an unmolested low mileage original. There aren't many of them around!

Understood and my apologies.

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No apologies needed......thanks for the input!

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This is just one possession that none of the children are interested in, and is really just taking up space......it seems a shame that it isn't in the hands of another Harley lover that can bring it back to it's former glory. No one is trying to make a pot of moolah on the bike, more importantly we went to get it in the hands of someone that will appreciate an unmolested low mileage original. There aren't many of them around!
You are doing the right thing. Let it go where it will be appreciated. No sense hanging on to something no one alive in the family has the passion for.
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