TAG : From the Owner


Peter Tremulis’ 1975 Yamaha DT250

EBay find I saw this bike (a 1975 Yamaha DT250) on Barn Finds and then won the bid on eBay. I have been having fun replacing worn parts while keeping the original paint and low miles intact. YouTube, eBay and others have been a great source of parts. I rebuilt the carb, put in new lights, ...


Steve Sullivan’s 1975 Triumph Trident

Before and after I thoroughly enjoy your magazine and thought I would show you my winter project. I purchased this 1975 Triumph Trident as a basket case a few years ago and finally put the finishing touches on it. This was the unobtainable Superbike to me in high school. I could have built ...


Pat Halstead’s 1983 Yamaha XJ900 Seca

Gone, but not lost Of the more than 40 bikes I’ve owned, there were several you could not give me today, even for display. But, yeah, one fondly remembers certain past bikes and would welcome them back if the reality weren’t that those have now most probably been recycled into patio ...


Dave Kaufman’s Norton Commando Fastback Memories

Too hot to handle I am responding to the short article on Page 6 of the January/February 2020 issue of Motorcycle Classics about the Norton Fastback: “Another Fastback.” I had my own “flame-on” experience with my Fastback, similar to the author of the article. As a 17-year-old in 1975 ...


1979 Harley-Davidson FEXF Shovelhead

Speaking bikes I read the column about bikes that speak to you and I do have one of those bikes: My buddy's 1984 Harley-Davidson FLH Shovelhead did this to me. I've watched him rebuild it starting in about 2000, and go through several iterations, and had many chances to ride it. It made me ...


Steven Herberg’s Norton Commando Fastback

Another Fastback When I graduated from high school in 1971, I got a summer job at a furniture factory in neighboring Winooski, Vermont. Just down the road lived a British racing green 1968 Norton Commando Fastback. With the factory windows always open, I could hear whenever that glorious ...


Al Zinn’s 1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado

Guzzis! I just picked up the new issue and loved the pic of you and the V7. You suggested pictures, so here is mine, a 1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado. It is, by far, the best vintage machine I have ever owned! Al Zinn/Painesville, Ohio


Patrick Buss’ Moto Guzzi Eldorado

Hey, loved your pic in the new issue. I own four loop-frame Guzzis and have had more Honda 350 and 400/4s than I can count. This pic was taken yesterday, after a nice Sunday rip around Portland, Oregon. Cheers!


Teddy Horn’s 1970 Yamaha XS650

More speaking bikes After decades of riding, racing and loving bikes, I rode my friend’s 1975 Yamaha XS650 one day. I pulled out of the driveway, up the hill grabbing gears and twisting the throttle, when it struck me. I’ve got to get one! I looked and looked for an early ’70s model, ...


Scott Somers’ John Player Norton and 850 Roadster

I bought my first bike, a Honda CL160, at age 15 and a half. This was 49 years ago. I have owned many bikes including two Ducati 750 Sports, a Laverda 750 SF, a Moto Morini 350 and many Japanese bikes, but never a British twin. I had mentioned to my friend Scott Dunlavey that maybe I was ...

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