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HAPPY BIRTHDAY COAST GUARD THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

from the Law Tigers crew
8/4/2018


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August 2018 is the Birthday for our Coast Guard and Law Tigers saw fit to celebrate--The Coast Guard was founded on August 4, 1790, after Congress commissioned the construction of ten ships to help enforce federal tariffs and prevent smuggling.

 


- The Coast Guard does not only protect our ocean shores, but they protect our lakes and rivers.

  

- The Coast Guard operates under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to the U.S. Department of the Navy by the U.S. President at any time, or by the U.S. Congress during times of war. This has happened twice, in 1917, during World War I, and in 1941, during World War II. 


- While the U.S. Coast Guard is the smallest of the U.S. military service branches, in terms of size, the U.S. Coast Guard by itself is the world's 12th largest naval force.

 

Plus the Tiger crew added military bikes on display in Sturgis this year. 


 





1943 BMW 750cc R7

 

Preproduction models of the R75 were powered by a 750 cc side valve engine, which was based on the R71 engine. However it was quickly found necessary to design an all-new OHV 750 cc engine for the R75 unit. This OHV engine later proved to be the basis for subsequent post-war twin BMW engines like the R51/3, R67 and R68.




Pink’s B-17 Bomber Chieftain

 

Custom-built for powerhouse American pop star Pink, who also happens to be Carey Hart’s wife, this bomber-inspired bagger features intricate custom paint by AirTrix that resembles a battle-scarred Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress.” Hart didn’t skip any performance upgrades either…




BSA M-20

 

The BSA M20 was a British motorcycle made by Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) at their factory in Small Heath, Birmingham. Although initially viewed as a near failure by the War Office in 1936, the M20 evolved into one of the longest serving motorcycles in the history of British military motorcycling, as well as becoming the most numerous type produced for World War II with 126,000 in active service.




1944 Indian 841

 

The Indian 841 was a motorcycle designed by the Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Co. for desert warfare. It pioneered the drivetrain configuration later popularized by Moto Guzzi, having a longitudinally mounted air-cooled 90-degree V-twin with shaft drive to the rear wheel.




1943 Indian Military Scout 741

 

The Indian Scout is a motorcycle built by the Indian Motorcycle Company from 1920 to 1949. It rivaled the Chief as Indian’s most important model. The 101 Scout, made from 1928 to 1931, has been called the best motorcycle Indian ever made.
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