From:JHP e-mail:Jpalmeratdunhamshqdotcom
Subject:RE: 1953 Hummer with 6mi Date:Sat Jul 21 17:16:06 2012
Response to:17571
Must be a special Harley experiential tank decal. Never seen one like that
before.

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I heard about a 1953 HD hummer with 6mi on it in a pawn shop on the
SC-NC border-Rt-17. Just had to see it with my own eyes so I went on a
road trip. Salesman says it was in a restaurant/bar and given to a
contractor for payment??? I've heard this before(I think,,found the post for
the 5mi bike but not the 6)
It was a real nice piece for sure,Firestone tires and HD battery~all the
good stuff.Speedo said 6.5mi~~Then I started with the math,,6.5mi divided
by 59yrs= .1101694mi per year or .0003018mi a day..Then I wondered
how far the orginial owner lived from the dealership(must have been next
door)Then when you factor in how far its been pushed for the last 59yrs
and subtract it from 6=?,lets say 3--in that first 3miles home he had to
take both side covers off rounding off flats on bolts and philip head
screws,seems quit a few bolts must have falling off but were replaced
befor hitting the pawn shop and I would have thought HD would have
done a little better with the paint,orange peel in fenders.I was amazed at
how much road grime was up way under the motor. Hummmm! and the
price was $18,000.00 and that was bottom line. With my limited knowledge
I would say this doesn't sound correct but worth the ride.
Found a 48 in NC with home made crash bars that attached to the foot
pegs,the owner sweared it was original Hummer so I left it at that. Found
enough parts to start a new 1948 project~Life is good!