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TAG : January/February 2019

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1974 Honda CB550 Petcock Questions

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, Motorcycle ...

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BSA M50MX Under Water

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, Motorcycle ...

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Classic Japanese Bikes Come of Age

Japanese bikes from the early 1980s have been slow to be appreciated by "traditional" collectors, seeming to be generally ignored, and rarely perceived as desirable or collectible in any way. That’s something of a mystery to me, because while I understand the aesthetic allure of vintage Brit ...

2019 Las Vegas Motorcycle Auctions

Auction houses Mecum and Bonhams are busy getting ready for the 2019 Las Vegas motorcycle auctions. Bonhams’ one-day auction takes place on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino, and Mecum will return with another massive portfolio of bikes, with 1,750 machines scheduled ...

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“Lone Rider” by Elspeth Beard

Around the world In 1982, 23-year-old architecture student Elspeth Beard left her family home in London, England, bound for New York City. Waiting for her there was her 1974 BMW R60/6, and the start of what would become a two-year, 35,000-mile ride across five continents. When she finally ...

BORDO Big 6000 Lock by ABUS

 German lock experts ABUS have reimagined the motorcycle lock with the BORDO Big 6000. Combining the security of a U-lock with the flexibility of a chain, the lock features temper hardened steel bars encased in a non-scratch coating. The 3-pound lock’s unique folding technology lets it ...

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Rollie Free Revisited in Documentary

On Sept. 13, 1948, Roland “Rollie” Free, riding prone on a specially prepared Vincent Black Shadow considered the first Black Lightning, and wearing nothing more than a pair of beach shoes and a bathing suit and cap, made his historic 150.313mph land speed record run on the Bonneville Salt ...

2019 Andy Tiernan Classics Calendar

 The 2019 Andy Tiernan Classics calendar showcases great postwar British twins, with stunning lead pencil and water color artwork by Mike Harbar. Featured bikes include a 350cc 1951 Douglas Mk V, a 650cc 1962 BSA Rocket Gold Star, a 650cc 1959 Triumph Tiger 110 and more. Important dates in the ...

Compass Touring Jacket by Vanson Leathers

 Massachusetts-based Vanson Leathers is known for its top-quality leather gear, but the company has expanded its offerings with a line of fabric jackets. Made in the U.S. of 10.10-ounce breathable, water-repellent Army Duck waxed cotton, the Compass Touring was designed with warm weather ...

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Future Shock: Hyperpro 360, Ikon 3610 and YSS MZ366

BMW K75 shocks Some enthusiasts might scoff at the notion of including BMW’s 1985-1995 K75 triple in a classic motorcycle magazine, but the truth is, it has become something of a classic, and rightly so. Introduced for the 1985 model year, the K75 was a smaller version of the revolutionary ...

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