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TAG : March/April 2017

John Froude’s 1982 AMA Replica

John Froude’s 1982 AMA replica, built as an homage to the 1982 Freddie Spencer Daytona bike. Street legal, it currently runs a tuned CB1100R engine.Photo courtesy John FroudeAMA fanI am sitting here in our London, England, motorcycle dealership reading the November/December 2016 issue of ...

Rebuild Ducati Mikuni BDST Flat Slide Carburetors

  This How-To might seem a little out of sync with our mission, focusing as it does on a 1992 Ducati 750SS. The name of the magazine is Motorcycle Classics, we hear you say, so isn’t 1992 too new?Believe it or not, it’s been 26 years since Ducati introduced the 750SS for the 1991 year, ...

Show Time 2017: Motorcycle Classics Vintage Bike Shows

Lovely Moto Guzzi and BMW single at Rockerbox 2016.With the 2017 show season fast approaching it’s time to start making plans to join us at our favorite annual events. First up is the annual Vintage MotoFest, June 9-11, 2017, at Road America racetrack outside Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The 14th ...

Bob Vail’s “Similaria” Motorcycles

Builder extraordinaire Bob Vail and his “Similaria” BMW (left) and Harley.Photo courtesy Bob VailRider: Bob Vail, Cleveland, Ohio Age: 66 Occupation: Construction management consultant Current rides: Too numerous to list!The story of Bob’s “Similaria” motorcycles: “I like to make ...

Of Brakes and Valves on Classic Motorcycles

Last issue, I mentioned the poor performance of the front drum brake on my 1973 BMW R75/5. That column generated a surprising number of emails on the subject, with BMW owners generally arguing that the major issue isn’t so much that the brakes are a bad design, rather they just need to be set ...

Upcoming Vintage Motorcycle Events: March/April 2017

A 1972 XS650 at the 2016 Black Hills Motorcycle Show.Photo courtesy Black Hills Motorcycle ShowFeatured eventsMarch 3Back for its seventh year, the Modern Classics Motorcycle Show will feature “The Quickest and the Fastest” as the featured class, celebrating a selection of period bikes that ...

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