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TAG : November/December 2015

6-Volt Starter Motor

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 ...

Vintage Goggles by Ariete

Ariete Vintage GogglesDesigned and made in cooperation with Nannini in Italy, Ariete Vintage Goggles are the perfect complement to your vintage motorcycle. The leather-framed goggles feature frames made of chrome-plated steel with side venting for comfort. The inner surface of the goggles is ...

Rebuild Honda CB350 Keihin CV Carburetors

Owners who shy away from rebuilding their own carburetors might be surprised to find it’s often a fairly straightforward proposal. The carburetors on most of our old bikes are quite simple, and experience says that success hinges on two key issues: cleanliness and thoroughness.It takes more ...

The Bike in the Barn

If there’s an old bike nut who hasn’t dreamt about finding the fabled “bike in the barn,” I’ve never met them. It’s an alluring, tantalizing dream, enveloping as it does so much more than just buying an old bike. I mean, hell, anybody can do that; it just takes money. But the bike ...

How to Restore Honda CX500 & CX650

Truly excellent vintage motorcycle restoration guides are few and far between. A few years ago, Ricky Burns and Veloce Publishing introduced How to Restore Honda Fours. Covering all the Honda fours from 1968-1982, it was an ambitious project. Impressively crafted, it was embraced by Honda Four ...

Joe Jackan’s 1967 Bultaco Metralla Mk2

Joe Jackan’s 1967 Bultaco Metralla Mk2 with a custom fairing. Photo courtesy Joe JackanI was pleased to see the story about the Bultaco Metralla in your latest issue (September/October 2015). Few people know that Bultaco made road motorcycles. I have owned my 1967 Metralla Mk2 since 1975. ...

Malcolm! — The Autobiography, by Malcolm Smith with Mitch Boehm

Occasionally an autobiography comes along that reads like a can’t-put-down thriller novel, and Malcolm! — The Autobiography is exactly that. The first-person story of legendary American offroad enduro and desert racing star Malcolm Smith as told to former editor of Motorcyclist magazine ...

Racing a Honda CB350

Reader Wade Fuller remembers his buddy Bob Nichols’ CB350 racer. Photo courtesy Wade FullerYour Project Honda CB350 (September/October 2015) jolted my memory back to a simpler time. Could it be four decades since a Honda 350 was turned into a real race bike? My good friend and scrambles ...

Get Ready for the Las Vegas 2016 Bonhams and Mecum Classic Motorcycle Auctions

Singles rule: 1908 H-D “Strap Tank” and 1908 Indian board track racer will star at Mecum’s 2016 Las Vegas motorcycle auction. Photo courtesy MecumAuction houses Bonhams and Mecum are gearing up for their annual Las Vegas classic motorcycle auctions. Bonhams will hold its one-day auction ...

Upcoming Vintage Motorcycle Events: November/December 2015

 A Pair of lovely BSAs on display at a past Hansen Dam Ride. Photo by Joe BerkFeatured eventsNov. 1 Join the Southern California Norton Owners Club for “the best ride by a dam site,” the Hansen Dam All-British Ride. Now in its 36th year, the ride is a great way to spend a day enjoying ...

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