Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Patrick's Day

According to folklore motorcycles painted green are bad luck but no one seems to give a consistent reason why. Some say the olive drab Harleys used by couriers in World War II were often sitting duck targets and the association stuck. I've also heard that in the early days of flattrack HD's were frequently being dominated by Triumphs, many of which were British racing green. I think HD's team racing color has green for a while so I'm not sure I buy that one. Let me know if you have any other back story.

I'm sure you'll be fine painting your bike green as long as you run a gremlin bell...

1 comment:

Flathead45 said...

I have heard the same story about green motorcycles, but never heard an explanation of why. I like this one.