Check out my boss's Harley with Briggs power

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by Smallblock, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Smallblock

    Smallblock New Member

    It's a 1956 or 57 Harley hummer 165cc. He bought it almost perfectly restored to original,but after riding it about 2 weeks he though the 2 stroke was just too underpowered.
    The solution...
    A 16 horse Briggs Vangaurd.
    Don't be alarmed though. He didn't butcher the bike any at all. He modified a spare junk frame to fit the Briggs and used all the restored parts on that.
    The bike can be put back to 100% Harley in a weekend since he kept the stock frame and engine.

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  2. E J

    E J New Member

    BRO THATS SWEET iT'S SO FUNNY HOW people have the same idea I looked into that B & S 17 hp v twin motor putting it on the old harley was perfect great job I'm having more fun with these bikes than my harley differance is 40k to bulid a custom harley or 2-4k to build a custom replica Indian or harley which most people can afford to do check out my bike:tt1::tt1:
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    can't believe how nice that engine looks in that Harley thing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    looks like it was just ------------ made for that thing !!!!!!!!!

    now that's truly (((((one sweet two wheel with motor))))) ride

    as we say when we see one -- ride that thing
  4. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Tell your boss that I had considered getting a Harley Hummer but was afraid that finding parts to keep the gearbox working would be too difficult.
    Stuffing in a Briggs, Kohler or other v-twin looks like the perfect solution.
  5. Smallblock

    Smallblock New Member

    he took the week off to take it to the scooter show in portland indiana and sold it. He'll probably come back with something else.
  6. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    I've been thinming about a Harley Hummer for some time...and the frames come up for sale at decent prices fairly often....I don't mind being unoriginal when the first guy with the idea did such a nice job.
  7. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    I come back to this thread over and over to look at the Vanguard Hummer.
    It looks like you might be able to build one of these for about the same money
    as an upscale Vespa 150 with the same level of performance.
    If so, it's no contest.
  8. Smallblock

    Smallblock New Member

    I think he sold it for around $5500 to a hummer collector in Alabama or Georgia.
  9. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Here is a good source for Hummer, Sprint, and Harley/ Aermacchi parts.
    If he can't get it himself, he can probibly tell you where you can.