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TAG : March/April 2018

Mike Taint’s Green BMW R75/5

In a local bookstore here in Ohio, I saw this interesting-looking magazine called Motorcycle Classics, so I picked up a copy. Imagine my surprise when I saw the editor has the exact same bike as mine — the only other one I've ever even heard of!Mike Taint/via emailThat makes two of us, Mike, ...

Jim Bottomley’s Honda NT650 Hawk

I loved the recent issue of Motorcycle Classics (January/February 2018). That nice Honda NT650 Hawk reminded me of one of my favorite rides. I turned my Hawk into a track bike and rode three dozen track days with it, although as I progressed I encountered persistent cooling problems, even with ...

Steve Anthes’ 1982 Honda Ascot

Rider: Steve Anthes, Malo, WashingtonAge: 68Occupation: Retired media producerCurrent rides: 1982 Honda FT500 Ascot, 1984 Honda Gold Wing GL1200 Standard, 2003 Honda Nighthawk 750Steve's story: "I'm retired, with a lot of time on my hands and cautious not to drive the wife nuts, so every year I ...

Albion Shock Absorbers by Ikon Suspension

Old age is not always a good thing. Take the shocks on your '77 Suzuki GS750 or '68 Triumph Bonneville. They might look OK, but even when they were new, the shocks on many of our favorite vintage bikes were considered junk right out of the box, with period testers peeving over poor performance ...

Looking Back

The beginning of a new year often finds us looking back in the rearview mirror of life, pondering what's been and is now gone as we move forward. I'm not usually one to dwell on loss, but it feels somehow wrong — improper even — not to note the passing of some major figures from our ...

1968 Triumph Bonneville Voltage Regulator Upgrade

Making sure your charging system is working to full capacity is important on a number of fronts. To begin with, there's the simple issue of generating enough voltage to keep your lights bright. This is particularly important on vintage bikes, which generally have low-capacity charging systems ...

Upcoming Vintage Motorcycle Events: March/April 2018

Head to Martin Motorsports in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, for the Modern Classics Motorcycle Show on March 3.3/3 Back for its eighth year, check out the Modern Classics Motorcycle Show. This year, in addition to a great collection of bikes from the 1960s through the 1990s, the show will also ...

Frank Ravetto’s 1966 Honda S90

This photo is of my 8-month-old grandson Anthony on my 1966 Honda S90. I restored this bike nearly three years ago, largely from a rolling chassis and an engine I found on the ground at a swap meet. It did require some eBay shopping to get it all together. Except for a few cold winter months, I ...

3rd Annual Ride ’Em, Don’t Hide ’Em Getaway

The 3rd Annual Motorcycle Classics Ride 'Em, Don't Hide 'Em Getaway at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, is set for Aug. 10-12, 2018. Following up on the great time we had with the first two events, we're returning to Southwestern Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands ...

Motorcycle Classics 2018 Vintage Bike Shows

The 2018 show season is fast approaching, making this the perfect time to start making plans to join us at our favorite annual events.First up is the annual Vintage Motofest, June 8-10, 2018, at Road America racetrack outside Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, featuring AHRMA vintage racing and the ...

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