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TAG : March/April 2020

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Covert Ultra Jeans by ScorpionEXO

ScorpionEXO Covert Ultra Jeans There is a lot to be said for a high quality riding suit or pants — just ask anyone who has ever gone down on a bike! But sometimes you want to look just a little more “normal.” Luckily, the plethora of riding jeans that have hit the market the last few ...

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Peter Tremulis’ 1975 Yamaha DT250

EBay find I saw this bike (a 1975 Yamaha DT250) on Barn Finds and then won the bid on eBay. I have been having fun replacing worn parts while keeping the original paint and low miles intact. YouTube, eBay and others have been a great source of parts. I rebuilt the carb, put in new lights, ...

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Steve Sullivan’s 1975 Triumph Trident

Before and after I thoroughly enjoy your magazine and thought I would show you my winter project. I purchased this 1975 Triumph Trident as a basket case a few years ago and finally put the finishing touches on it. This was the unobtainable Superbike to me in high school. I could have built ...

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Pat Halstead’s 1983 Yamaha XJ900 Seca

Gone, but not lost Of the more than 40 bikes I’ve owned, there were several you could not give me today, even for display. But, yeah, one fondly remembers certain past bikes and would welcome them back if the reality weren’t that those have now most probably been recycled into patio ...

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Dave Kaufman’s Norton Commando Fastback Memories

Too hot to handle I am responding to the short article on Page 6 of the January/February 2020 issue of Motorcycle Classics about the Norton Fastback: “Another Fastback.” I had my own “flame-on” experience with my Fastback, similar to the author of the article. As a 17-year-old in 1975 ...

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Installing a Colorado Norton Works Electric Starter

Back in 2018 we installed an Alton electric starter on editor Hall’s Norton Commando. This time around we’re installing the other easily sourced electric starter kit, from Colorado Norton Works. As you can see from the photo above, this is a comprehensive kit that includes a belt drive ...

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Suzuki TS185 Suggestions

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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Kawasaki GPz550 Carburetor Suggestions

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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1970 Triumph T120 Fork Leg Thoughts

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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Positive or Negative Ground for 1973 Triumph TR7RV?

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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