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Replace Honda CB175 Camshaft Bearing Blocks

Honda's 174cc overhead cam twin is a great engine but can suffer from camshaft bearing wear.In 1968, Honda introduced a new series of engines to replace its earlier forward-canted overhead cam twins. First seen in the U.S. in 174cc and 325cc versions, the new twins promised efficient power and ...

Future Classic: Suzuki GS450

Rider: Brad Babcock, Lemont, PennsylvaniaAge: 67 Occupation: Retired videographer Rides: 1953 Royal Enfield 350 Bullet, 1965 Royal Enfield 750 Interceptor, 1975 Honda CB125S, 1977 Honda Z50, 1983 Suzuki GS450, 1984 Moto Guzzi V65SP, 1987 Yamaha SRX 250, 2002 Suzuki 1200 BulletBrad’s story: ...

2014 VJMC National Rally

At the 2012 National Rally at Spring Mill State Park everyone indicated that if we returned to Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell, Ind., you would once again attend our Rally. As the result of your overwhelming response to return to Spring Mill the 2014 National Rally will take place at the ...

VJMC Kansas City Chapter 2014 Main Events

The Kansas City VJMC wants to personally invite you to any or all of our three main events for 2014. Our "Spring Show and Swap Meet" will be held on Saturday, May 10. This event is a fund raiser for Muscular Dystrophy and has a $5 donation at the door. If you are a vendor, please come. Vendor ...

Replace Ignition Coils on Any Seventies Honda Four

When it comes to motorcycle repair, most of us prefer to stay away from electrical problems — and for good reason. Without the benefit of proper diagnostic tools and experience, tracing electrical shorts and other electrical equipment problems can be difficult. But that shouldn't stop you ...

Stuart Hayashida’s 1976 Yamaha XS650C

Rider: Stuart Hayashida, Saratoga, Calif.Age: 56Occupation: Tech industry managerRides: 1976 Yamaha XS650C, 1989 Honda Hawk GT, 1986 Yamaha SRX600Stuart’s story: “I thought that you might be interested in my 1976 Yamaha XS650C. I bought this in December 2011, sight unseen (well, aside from ...

Install a Headlamp Relay

 In the March/April 2013 issue, we showed you how to install relay-switched horns on a 1980 Honda GL1100. While we replaced the GL's original horns, the thrust of that How-To was installing a relay to operate the horns. That's because your horns will work better powered and switched by a ...

Honda GL1100 Water Pump Replacement

When the new-for-1975 Honda GL1000 was introduced, it was the world's first mass production water-cooled, shaft-driven flat-four motorcycle. Evolutionary and revolutionary, it employed proven practices in an entirely new package.One of those practices was water cooling, up to then seen on only ...

Kawasaki Z1 OEM Replacement Fenders

For Immediate ReleaseSudco OEM Style Replacement Fenders for Classic Kawasaki Z1sSudco is America's leading distributor of OEM-style brand new replacement parts for everything you might need for older classic Japanese Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha motorcycles. The newest additions to ...

Yamaha R5 Pistons From Wiseco

Wiseco has a limited amount of R5 350 Yamaha pistons available.  These forged pistons are +0.5mm over stock (64.50mm) size and have modern, permanently bonded skirt coating for years of trouble free performance. Wiseco does not stock this part; these are custom order pistons designed ...

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