Friday, February 18, 2011

Petrali

I'd never seen the Joe Petrali Knuck without it's rear fairing before. Wild.



UPDATE
I saw the top photo on the Dice magazine blog. I think it's the original bike restored as restored by "Chicago Ray" Schlee. I found this post from Craig Vetter while messing around. Aeronautics geeks, I don't know...

4 comments:

Flathead45 said...

Cool Pix. If I remember right, Joe Petrali actually set the famous record (136 mph) with the fairing removed, because it was suspected of causing instability at high speed. Is this a replica?

Nicole Albold said...

Can you tell me where "Chicago Ray's" shop was? I believe my father restord and painted Harleys with him when I was just a tot.

Nicole Albold said...

Can you tell me where "Chicago Ray's" shop was? I believe my father restored and painted Harleys with him when I was just a tot.

BitMonkey said...

Hi Nicole. I wish I knew.

I did a little research but didn't find too much. I did however find a couple of people that knew Ray and forwarded then your question. I'll continue to ask around too. Please use the "Contact Me" form on the bottom of the page to send me your email address. If I get a response I will pass it along.

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