Misc Dragon Photos 2001

Catch of the day on June 16, 2001 ..... this dude was bit so bad he got a Dragon tatoo with the Hyabusa logo

Dragon Fire

The Image 420 T-shirt crew

Tree of Shame photos by Arpad.

Low, mileage, garage kept Duc for sale. Needs tires. House fire forces me to sell. Scott Hawks

Chris with Dragon Breath at the Overlook during BRAG September 23, 2001

The girls from the best little bank in the Carolinas. Stop and say hello to them at First Citizens Bank in Robbinsville. Notice they all wear Tail of the Dragon shirts! Click on pic for larger image.

Dragon regular Scott was seen practicing at North Florida Motorsports Park recently. Jan '02

Local Dragon taming truck

Dragon eats Durango in first curve on Friday night, August 24, 2001. Skid marks indicate the final seconds before impact with vertical rock face at Fugitive Bridge. The anti-lock brakes seemed to have helped with a straight skid. Note the arrow in photo above indicating the road turns to the right. How could anyone miss that? Occupants escaped serious injury. Durango was not so lucky.

Local boys photo by Gary Abbott

This a pic taken from my suzuki 600 bandit during my first run on the cherohala skyway back in july of this year. Love your website. Randy Worley

Check out this awesome dragon tattoo! Thanks Scott T

Check out the latest tatou on Lauralee. The scar is from a November 2001 low-side.

What next.... a bicycle race during Honda Hoot weekend!! June 2001

1942 Harley at the Gap .... no it's not a Beemer. This photo created some controversy, but Charlie Price identifies it as a 1942 Harley-Davidson Model XA. Origanally designed for military use in WW 2, designed after BMW. It was dropped because of the introduction of the Jeep, which took the place of motorcycles for military use because of the Jeep's manueverabilty and ability to carry more personnell and equipment than a motorcycle.
photos submitted by Mark Boggs
Thanks to Charles M. Price for the link below that describes this bike

But then we heard from Denis Lutman :Being familiar with both bikes, I feel obligated to write you that Charlie Price is mistaken. The bike shown in both these photos is very obviously a BMW with a Harley gas tank, and specifically, I think it is a short wheelbase R60 or R75. Other features proving the bike is not a Harley XA are: 1. Telescopic forks - The Harley used a type of girder fork for the XA. This bike has telescopic forks. 2. Valve arrangement - The Harley XA was a flathead cylinder design with side valves.This bike has overhead valves as clearly shown by the valve covers clearly shown in both photographs. 3. Aircleaner - The Harley XA used an oilbath aircleaner. This bike has a paper filter element inside the cover which is connected to the carbs by long manifolds.

The discussion continues......

Sorry pal but the XA had side valves; this is either a Beemer or Ural, sporting over head valves.....Jim Pearce

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