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March/April 2018
Volume 13, No. 4

The full Monty: A basket case 1973 Honda CB750 turns into something very special.


features
henderson
Patina: 1930 Henderson KJ
Original and unrestored, this police-spec Henderson KJ wears its bruises with pride.
By Margie Siegal 
bmw
1939 BMW R51
Originally delivered to the German SS, this R51 somehow found its way to California.

hollister
Vintage Tour Cross
Three friends set off on a 350-mile California dirt-bike tour, with a motocross race at the end.
By John L. Stein
iom

The 2017 Isle of Man Classic TT 
Today's fastest riders race on yesterday's fastest bikes at the Classic TT on the Isle of Man.
By Corey Levenson

honda
Honda 836 CR
Built from the bones of a basket case single-cam CB750, this wild café was inspired by a love for Keihin round-slide carburetors.

norton

Norton Commando California

By Alan Cathcart

AJS
Sole Survivor: AJS E90 Porcupine
Alan Cathcart rides the last remaining AJS 500 E90 Porcupine racer. 
By Alan Cathcart
triumph

Triumph 500 GP
IRiding famous Triumph tester Percy Tait's restored 1969 Triumph 500 GP racer.


departments 
Richard Backus and his Laverda Black Side Down
The editor speaks.
By Richard Backus
Keith Fellenstein
Keith's Garage
Keith’s fixes will keep your vintage bike up and running.
moto guzzi Readers and Riders
Readers share their rides. 
destinations
Destinations
TheGrand Tetons, Wyoming. 
kawasaki Under the Radar
1981-1984 Kawasaki GPz1100.
calendar
Calendar
Where to go and what to do.
rockerbox View from the Sidecar
2018 shows and the MC Ride 'Em Don't Hide 'Em Getaway.
cool finds
Cool Finds
New stuff for old bikes.
how to
MC How-To
We upgrade the voltage regulator/rectifier on a 1968 Triumph Bonneville.
parting shots
Parting Shots
A look back at the 1971 H-D Super Glide and the history of the term "Superbike."