In 2001 & 2002, Jim Lattin and his team went out on a wild &
locate several of the original Petrali bike parts which had vanished
in the 1950's after the bike's
engine exploded at a speed run. They found many original parts such
as the engine [37 EL 1002],
the transmission, frame, front end, steering dampener etc...Their research
also made them come
to the conclusion that the bike was first yellow, before being painted
blue. This is the reason their version of the bike
,which probably has more original parts then the one H-D has [especially
the engine cases!], is painted yellow.
Extra special thaks to Charlie Lecach
for these pics. Charlie was at
Daytona in 2003 and was able to take the bike out on the beach to take
these pics. This was the first time that the orginal bike was taken
back where the original speed run happened in 1937!
Lecach at speed...almost
The lucky bastard got to sit on the bike!