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TAG : January/February 2015

Synchronize Carburetors on Small Honda Fours

Carburetor synchronizing is something many owners prefer to avoid. Chalk it up to a fear of undue complexity or just plain getting it wrong, it’s a job otherwise capable weekend mechanics typically decide to turn over to more experienced hands. That’s certainly a wise move if you’re ...

Harley-Davidson Oil Change

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, 1503 SW 42nd ...

Stuck Clutch: Triumph Silver Jubilee

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, 1503 SW 42nd ...

Norton Atlas Shifting Issues

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, 1503 SW 42nd ...

Stuck Allen Bolt

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, 1503 SW 42nd ...

1974 Triumph Trident Wiring

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, 1503 SW 42nd ...

BSA C15S Energy Transfer System Conversion

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, 1503 SW 42nd ...

My Kawasaki B8

I was reading the November/December issue of Motorcycle Classics when the Kawasaki B8 story caught my eye. When I was a kid in 1967, I had a paper route in Ballston Lake, N.Y. On my route, I noticed one of my customers had a motorcycle leaning against his house. I finally got the nerve to ask ...

Gary Vailes’ 1973 Kawasaki Z1

Rider: Gary Vailes, Medina, TennesseeAge: 58Occupation: Steel workerRides: 2012 Suzuki V-Strom, 1973 Kawasaki Z1Gary’s story: “In 1968 my Dad bought a new Kawasaki W2 650. After that, Dad had two Kawasaki H1s. The last H1 was a 1971 and Dad would occasionally let me ride it. I was 15 years ...

Getting Small: Lightweight Motorcycles

My first motorcycle was a 1971 Kawasaki Bushmaster enduro, purchased with 721 miles on it from a retired teacher who kept it lashed to the front of his Winnebago. A 100cc 2-stroke single, that little Kawi was the perfect first bike. Light and underpowered, it was easy to handle, easy to work on ...

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