At some point (late 50s to late 60s), they just became, 'not cool', and were removed. By the late 60s, they just weren't made anymore.i just have two. if you have some you can post here also!
1. why do bikes that have tanks usually have them missing
Short riders (aka very young kids).2. why are ape hangers sometimes are positioned like this, bent to the rider? i see it occasionally
Ah, but would the collectors be interested if so many more bikes were intact?We should give thanks to all of the people of the past that left us bikes with missing parts and bikes that are otherwise molested. The serious collectors won't touch them so that leaves more fodder for rattrodding.