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Triumph T160 primary chain conversion

Australian Triumph specialists Classic-Triumph have introduced a primary drive conversion kit for Triumph T160 owners. The stock T160 duplex chain hasn’t been available for years, so Classic-Triumph created a kit to replace the T160’s duplex cush-drive hub with a custom triplex hub that can be paired with a stock T150 triplex sprocket, chain and chain adjuster/slipper. The new hub has also been designed to give longer cush-drive rubber life, another issue with the stock T160. $258 (plus postage). MC



Bike dolly

Condor Products’ Motorcycle Garage Dolly was designed to make storing and moving motorcycles easy. The integrated Condor Wheel Chock makes for easy loading — just push your bike into the chock and it stays upright without any additional tie-downs or fasteners — and sturdy 4-inch wheels make it easy to swivel around the garage for storage. The carriage can be expanded as needed to accommodate just about any motorcycle ever made. Made of lightweight aluminum, it folds for easy storage. $444. MC



Ace Cafe Orlando announces the Summer Sweepstakes.

Here is your chance to win a cool collection of Ace Cafe and Dainese branded products - Plus a FREE three-day motorcycle rental from Eagle Rider USA.

Ace Cafe 

Register Here - Must be 18 years of age to enter

The winner of the Ace Cafe Orlando Summer Sweepstakes will receive:

• Limited Edition Bullitt Carbon Ace Cafe Blackjack Helmet - made by Bell Helmets.
• Three Day FREE Motorcycle Rental from Eagle Rider USA.
• Your choice of a Dainese Men's Heston or Ladies Kiera Leather Jacket.
• Set of three Ace Cafe Orlando branded tee shirts and a cap.
• Ace Times Coffee Table Book.

As a Summer Sweepstakes entrant, you will also start receiving the latest news, event schedules and promotion details - along with discount opportunities.

Contest Rules:

Ace Cafe Orlando Summer Sweepstakes runs through September 21, 2016. There will be only one winner and that winner will win all of the items shown above. Only one entry per person allowed. You must be 18 years of age to enter. Ace Cafe employees and their relatives are not eligible. The winner will be selected via a random selection and will be notified via email or phone call. The winner will be announced on or before October 1, 2016. The product will be shipped directly to the address provided on your entry.

The World's Most Famous Cafe Comes To Orlando

Ace Cafe is simply the most famous motor-diner on the planet! Since 1938, Ace Cafe London has been the gathering place for folks passionate about bikes, cars, and rock 'n' roll. A rallying point for good times, good people, good food, and good motors, Ace Cafe Orlando will be a 3-acre restaurant, bar, events space, and live music venue all at once, and is targeted to open in late 2016. This motor-centric restaurant and retail destination has been devised, designed and built by fellow petrolheads, and also includes Oklahoma Joe's BBQ, Rockers Speed Shop, Dainese D-Store, Magic City Cycles (BMW/Ducati/Triumph dealershiAce Cafep), and Stonebridge MotorGallery. 

More than a restaurant, it's a community of people - enthusiasts, builders, racers, riders, drivers and music lovers from all over the world. All are welcome at The Ace!

Ace Cafe Orlando is just 20 minutes from the Orlando International Airport, just 45 minutes from Daytona Speedway "The World Center of Racing," and just 45 minutes away from the World Famous Cocoa Beach. Bike meets, car shows, live music, great shopping, or just a great meal, remember one thing - There's no place like Ace!

Facebook & Twitter: @AceCafeUSA
Instagram: @AceCafeOrlando_Official


Hydraulic clutch conversion by Magura

Hydraulic clutch conversions

Remember Magura, the folks who made throttle and control assemblies for BMW and other European makes? They’re still in business, and still making quality products in Germany including replacement clutch and brake perches, throttle assemblies, and an expanding range of hydraulic clutch conversions. Designed to be plug-and-play, Magura’s Hymec hydraulic clutch systems are available in a variety of configurations with pull-style actuating cylinders suited to many motorcycle clutches. Perfect for that custom café. $299 (typical). MC


motorcycle class 

The circa 1903-1904 O.J. Plummer motorcycle, believed to be the first motorcycle in Kansas City.  Motorcycle Classics archive.

Motorcycle historian Mark Bayer will once again offer his course "A Brief History of the Motorcycle" on July 26, 2016, at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Bayer, president of the KC VJMC, has been offering the course for several years. The course description states:

"The motorcycle has been around for over 115 years, yet few people know much about its development. Most motorcycle riders themselves are illiterate when it comes to motorcycle history. This class will outline the development and impact of the motorcycle in the U.S. and will also include information about the first motorcycle to ride the streets of Kansas City, the O.J. Plummer motorcycle. This interactive class will cover a wide range of topics which should be informative and interesting. Please come and join in on the discussion."

CONVENER: Mark Bayer
1 session beginning Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.;
UMKC Administrative Center, Brookside Room, 5115 Oak St., Kansas City, MO 64110
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Honda starters

Honda starters

New Hampshire-based Rick’s Motorsports Electrics now has an upgraded four-brush starter to fit 1979-1983 4-cylinder Hondas including the CB750C, F, K, L, and SC Nighthawk, the CB900F, CB1000C and CB1100F. Although there are still countless numbers of these Hondas on the road, the original unit has long ago been discontinued by Honda. Rick’s says their new permanent magnet four-brush starter is superior to Honda’s original field excited two-brush starter, providing better starter performance. Comes with a one-year warranty. $220. MC



BMW fork tubes

Vintage parts specialists EMGO now has fork tubes to fit most 1969-1980 BMW R50/5, R60/5/6, R75/5/6/7, R80, R90/6 and R100/7 models. CNC machined from cold drawn, precision, seamless JIS STKM11A-specification carbon steel sourced in Japan, they are industrial hard chromed and precision ground to final specifications, with tolerances held to +/- 0.00078-inch. EMGO says its manufacturer has over 20 years experience making precision high quality fork tubes you can rely on. $134.25 a pair. MC

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