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TAG : May/June 2017

Motorcycle Maps by Butler Motorcycle Maps

 Motorcycle mapsGPS makes plotting a route easier, but what if you’re not sure which route to take? Butler Motorcycle Maps has that covered with maps plotted and ridden by its own team of riders. Routes on the waterproof maps are rated and include detailed descriptions to ensure your ride, ...

Motorcycle Leather Dressing by Pecard

Pecard's Motorcycle Leather Dressing. Photo by Landon HallPecard leather dressingThe mark of a favorite piece of gear around here is when it gets used year after year, even with newer options around. I’ve had this Joe Rocket Sonic 2.0 perforated leather jacket since August 2006, and it ...

Mark Mederski at the Ride ’Em, Don’t Hide ’Em Getaway

Mark Mederski from the National Motorcycle Museum will be our special guest at this year's Ride 'Em, Don't Hide 'Em Getaway.Photo courtesy Mark MederskiThe National Motorcycle Museum’s Mark Mederski joins us as our special guest for the 2nd Annual Motorcycle Classics Ride ’Em, Don’t Hide ...

Upcoming Vintage Motorcycle Events: May/June 2017

Rockerbox Motofest 2016 Best Café Racer winner Scott Blackford's 1965 Suzuki T20.Photo by the Motorcycle Classics staffFeatured eventsMay 6Attend the 9th Annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering at The Quail Lodge in Carmel, California. This year features Norton Motorcycles, celebrating 50 years ...

The Motorcycle as Art: ‘Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed’

 Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed.Cover courtesy MotorbooksVisually, there has never been another book like Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed. An examination of 50 classic motorcycles written by motorcycle author Patrick Hahn with photography by Tom Loeser, it is without question the ...

Rebuild Norton Commando Roadholder Forks

Top to bottom: new fork tube and components; pitted fork tube and old bushings and seal, fork spring and damper assembly.Photo by Motorcycle Classics staff.Fork oil is not supposed to be gray, but this kind of contamination is pretty common.Photo by the Motorcycle Classics staff.Positioned as ...

Project 1970 Honda CB350 Sells for $5,500 at Bonhams’ Vegas Auction

 The Motorcycle Classics 1970 Honda CB350 sold for $5,500 at Bonhams. Photo by the Motorcycle Classics staffAs it usually does, the annual Las Vegas classic motorcycle auctions yielded more than a few surprises. The biggest sale of the January event was over at Mecum, where, underscoring ...

Brake Arcing Service by Race Tech

Race Tech’s proprietary tool in place to machine the 1973 BMW R75/5 front drum.Photo courtesy Race TechRace Tech brake arcing serviceAfter reading my vent a few issues back about the poor front brake performance on my 1973 BMW R75/5, vintage suspension specialist Matt Wiley at Race Tech ...

Jake Herzog’s Grumph and GROSSA

Reader Jake Herzog aboard his Greeves-Triumph.Photo courtesy Jake Herzog.The piece on Greg Lawless’ Grumph in the March/April 2017 issue really got my attention as this combination was not uncommon here in the Northeast during the mid- to late-1960s. I rode Greeves and other 250cc British ...

The Journey, Not the Destination

The hovel I call my shop has been pretty active of late, what with editor Hall’s ongoing Norton Commando project and the recent addition of two “new” bikes to the hovel for my kids, daughter Madeline and son Charlie. For the past few years, now 23-year-old Madeline has been riding our ...

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