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TAG : September/October 2017

Big-Bore Yamaha XS650 Cylinder and Piston Kit by Mikes XS

 Big-bore Yamaha XS650Yamaha XS650 fans looking for more grunt out of their old twin should check out the big-bore cylinder and piston kit from Mikes XS. The cylinder casting features substantially larger cooling fins that extend out as far as the cylinder head fins for enhanced cooling, ...

Evel Knievel Museum Opens at Historic Topeka Harley-Davidson

Evel Knievel’s 1974 Mack truck, Big Red (above), and his Laverda American Eagle jump bike (at bottom). They were both restored from near junk.Photos by Landon HallIt all began with a set of leathers worn by Evel Knievel in 1974. Purchased in 2012 by former professional skateboarder and ...

Upcoming Vintage Motorcycle Events: September/October 2017

Jim and Carolyn Venable took home the Best Ducati award for their 1974 Ducati 750SS at the 2016 Motorcycle Classics show at the Barber Vintage Festival. Join us this year, Oct. 6-8.Motorcycle Classics archivesFeatured events Sept.1Back for its 12th year, join us for the fun at the Bonneville ...

Clark Stewart’s Classic Bikes

Reader Clark Stewart with his lovely collection of vintage motorcycles. Photo courtesy Clark StewartMore troubleI enjoyed your editorial (Black Side Down, July/August 2017) in which you note a relationship between mechanical skills and artistic endeavor. This is pretty germane to my own ...

Last Call for the 2017 Barber Vintage Festival

A sweet Ducati 900SS in front of the Motorcycle Classics tent at last year’s Vintage Festival.Motorcycle Classics archivesWe’re making final preparations for our annual pilgrimage to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum near Birmingham, Alabama, and the 13th Annual Barber Vintage Festival, ...

Crusty Norton Commando

Rounding the corner to my desk a few months back, I couldn’t help but notice managing editor Landon Hall staring at his computer with a bemused look. Like most of us (and maybe more than some), Landon’s constantly on the prowl for that next unexpected treasure, the bike you didn’t know ...

Jerry L. Hall’s 1971 BMW R75/5

The BMW back out on the road. Photo courtesy Jerry L. HallBack in the Seventies and Eighties an older gentleman named Loren often rode with me and my brothers and our father. We all rode BMWs. Loren rode FAST in the curves, but what I remember best is his unique riding style. He sat straight ...

Replace Honda CB450 Swingarm Bushings

Honda CB450 swingarm bushings have a reputation for wearing out prematurely. Early CB450s like our subject 1970 CB450K4 used metallic bushings, while later ones apparently switched to plastic, a material more than a few manufacturers embraced for ease of installation. Whether early or late, ...

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