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TAG : July/August 2014

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 ...

Suzuki Misfire

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 ...

AHRMA Vintage Motocross

 I really enjoy Motorcycle Classics magazine and I appreciate the variety of bikes that are covered in each issue. I just picked up the May/June 2014 issue and read John L. Stein’s article on the experience and costs of Vintage Motocross Racing. I’ve been racing in American Historic ...

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: ...

Digestible Speed: Starting Small

I like going fast, but as a street rider my opportunities to wick it up safely are limited. Out on the track, you’re free to push as hard as you please to find the edge of traction and control, a point appreciated by editor Landon Hall in his newfound interest in track days. But out on the ...

AHRMA Vintage Festival at the New Jersey Motorsports Park

The vintage race scene heats up July 11-13 as riders compete in rounds 13 and 14 of the AHRMA/CPL Systems National Historic Cup Roadrace Series during the 2nd annual AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival at Thunderbolt Raceway at New Jersey Motorsports Park. This will be one of the great events of ...

The Mike Quinn Collection of Harley-Davidsons

 Mike Quinn’s love of Harley-Davidsons began a long time ago. “Harley had that mystique while I grew up,” Quinn says, “That was really the only bike I had any exposure to. I had a couple of friends that bought them, so that’s how I got interested. My first bike was a Harley 45, a ...

The Meet Vintage Motorcycle Festival 2014

If you haven’t already, make plans for the 3rd annual The Meet Vintage Motorcycle Festival August 22-24 at America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington. A concours event, The Meet features 450-plus vintage motorcycles spread out across the museum’s 3.5-acre Haub Family Showfield. Last ...

Upcoming Vintage Motorcycle Festivals and Events July/August 2014

 Featured EventsJuly 11Don’t miss the 2nd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival at Thunderbolt Raceway at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Running through the 13th, look for AHRMA road racing and the Motorcycle Classics Vintage Bike Show, along with a swap meet, live music and more.  July 11Visit ...

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