“I don’t ever use it unless I’m stopped,” Wimer said.
There’s no ignition key — only an on-off switch. The Pathfinder is kick start only, with a magneto to charge the 6 volt battery. Not a single part, except the spark plug and tires, has ever been changed.
“I like the Matchless’ British styling like the Triumphs and Nortons,” Wimer said. “And I think of the fun I had on it as a kid.”
Wimer still has an iron posterior. He has ridden his big Honda VTX 1800 from Norman to Washington state, Florida and many other distant destinations.
“My wife flew and met me in Washington,” he said. “There’s nothing like long bike trips. We’re going to Pennsylvania this summer.”
Have you seen a cool vehicle around town? Writer Doug Hill’s always on the lookout for future Dig My Ride columns. Email him at Hillreviews@hotmail.com.