The Great Escape - Trivia

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  1. Americal23

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    If you know it don't spoil it, just hit like. If you don't know, look it up but don't spoil it. This scooter is one of the great bikes in MC history and a honor to a great actor who rode like many of you do now - Have Fun the grat escape.jpg
     
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    Hope it doesn't bust your bubble when tell you was not the actor who made the jump but a stuntman who was a good friend of his although the actor did play in the scene when the jump was made as a german chaser .. Now there is some trivia and no looking it up was necessary although some may look it up and not find this part of the story ...
     
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    I believe, in the movie he wrecked several and this bike has been donated by Barbra to a museum I recently attended. He did his own stunts but one, I think-maybe 2.
     
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    Don't think this will ruin anything (PM and I'll delete it if you think it does) but recently they produced a Limited Edition Steve McQueen tribute bike.
     
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  5. Americal23

    Americal23 11th Light Infantry Brigade

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    Us old folks know this stuff and have a good historical perspective but the young ones may not. A generation from now will they know Burt Munro and his contribution? Just keeping it alive
     
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    I'll see your bet and raise you;

    A) what did the producers do that convinced the rider shown, to be in the movie?

    B) how come he doesn't get cut by the "barbed wire"?

    C) where did they get all that "barbed wire"?

    D) when he opens the gas cap, sloshes the tank to check how much gas he has, who knew to put that in the script?

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    WD./
     
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    Check this shiiit out; my neighbor to my left, three in the house-between the three of them they don't have a brain. Because my Indian dealer (Wayne NewJersey) screwed up my pick up twice I made them delivery my Dark Horse, when it came out of their van, the neighbor walked over and was watching three guys take it out; When he saw the Indian logo on the side of the tank He said ' indian' and the first question from his mouth was: Did Indian Larry make that? No kiddin!
     
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    I can top this...when I bought my RM back In June and rode it to work the first time, a fellow employee said he did not know that they made bikes in India.
     
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    Interesting, but are you sure they don't make bikes in India? What did you say after that?
     
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    I'm certain they are not and I have leaned to accept him for what he can be at times.....a DA
     
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    Actually they do make Bikes in India .. But not Indian .. ;)


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    I can only guess the question was: what's the bike?

    If so, I do know the answer. The movie was on AMC a few months ago and I couldn't help looking it up.:D
     
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    Yep
     

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