Another one of my favorite shots from the book. Here, a well appointed gentleman teaches his dog a few new tricks on the front porch of his home in Athens, Georgia. In the background sits what appears to be a 1912 Harley-Davidson x8a belt-driven single, affectionately known as the "Silent Gray Fellow" for its Renault Grey paint job and efficient 30ci, 4hp engine. The x in the name indicates that this model was equipped with Harley's brand new "Free Wheel Control" clutch setup, a new feature for 1912 along with the introduction of the "Ful-Floeting Seat," a long spring enclosed in the down tube of the frame giving the seat post and sprung saddle a full 4 inches of travel.
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