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TAG : November/December 2017

Arctic Grip Heaters by Aerostich

Minnesota-based Aerostich is well known for its line of cold-weather riding gear, and their Arctic Grip Heaters are perfect for riders looking to stretch the season as far as possible. A pair of wafer-thin heating elements that install between the handlebar and the grips, the right and left ...

Upcoming Vintage Motorcycle Events: November/December 2017

Visit the Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show on Jan. 27. Motorcycle Classics archivesFeatured EventsOct. 28Visit Norcross, Georgia, for the 27th Annual Blue Moon Cycle Euro Bike Swap Meet on Saturday, Oct. 28. The swap meet is open to all parts, accessories and apparel for European ...

The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi by Ian Falloon

Cover courtesy MotorbooksMotorcycle historian Ian Falloon, author of more than 20 motorcycle books, has produced yet another must-have addition to your library, The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi: Every Model Since 1921. Although Falloon is perhaps best known for his detailed and exhaustively ...

1967 Mosport GP 50th Anniversary

Michelle Duff, formerly Mike Duff, at the Mosport GP 50th anniversary celebration on the Arter Matchless G50 she rode to third place behind Giacomo Agostini and Mike Hailwood in the 1967 500GP at Mosport. Photo by Bill PetroOn Sept. 30, 1967, the one and only Canadian road racing GP ever ...

Rest in Peace, Jack Silverman

Jack Silverman directed the restoration of the ex-Willi Scheidhauer 1955 Ducati 125 GP, with Evan Wilcox recreating the dustbin fairing working from period photos. Photo by Jose GallinaThe vintage motorcycle community lost a valuable friend with the passing of Jack Silverman, who died in ...

1,800 Vintage Motorcycles Headed for Auction in Florida

Early ‘50s Triumph Speed Twin has wrong Amal Concentric carburetor but looks complete. Photo courtesy J. Wood & CompanyAn unbelievable 1,800 vintage motorcycles — all belonging to one man — will be auctioned off by J. Wood & Company in a giant three-day event, March 13-15, 2018, ...

Switching Roles as a Motorcyclist Parent

When I was in my late teens and first started riding, my mother hated it. Not really a worrier by nature, and definitely not a helicopter parent, she was what I’d call prudently cautious, willing to accept a certain amount of risk because, hey, living is risk. And yet as rational as I knew ...

Randy Trom’s Yamaha Twin Jet 100 and Trailmaster 100

Randy Trom's lovely 1967 Yamaha Trailmaster 100 YL2C (left) and 1967 Yamaha Twin Jet 100 YL1E (right). Too cool. Photo courtesy Randy TromGreat tiddlersOne of the columns I always look forward to is Under the Radar. I found the September/October 2017 feature on the 1964-1969 Honda S90 of ...

Darrel Ricketts’ 1973 Norton 750 Commando

Darrel Ricketts’ 1973 Norton 750 Commando. Photo courtesy Darrel RickettsI finished this 1973 Norton 750 Commando last fall. It is my second Norton build. The next one will be a 1968 Atlas featuring many Commando upgrades. I sold this bike to a good friend, Brian. Ironically, my first ...

Installing an Electronic Ignition on a 1973 BMW R75/5

We appreciate that many BMW owners are perfectly satisfied with their stock breaker points ignition system, but we also think that upgrading to electronic ignition is desirable if you ride your old airhead regularly. For one, the stock points on the /5 are hard to adjust. Camshaft actuated, ...

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