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TAG : September/October 2018

Stuck 1969 BSA Victor Engine

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 your questions to: Keith's Garage, Motorcycle ...

Riding Jeans by Tobacco Motorwear

California-based Tobacco Motorwear is another newcomer to the motorcycle apparel biz, and they've quickly made a name for themselves with a unique line of stylish, durable and protective riding jeans. Made with 13.5 ounce selvedge denim — old-school raw denim made on a shuttle loom — ...

Cylinder Plating by U.S. Chrome

With almost 80 years of experience in cylinder plating, the engineers and machinists at Wisconsin-based U.S. Chrome know a thing or two about cylinder boring and plating, and piston coatings. U.S. Chrome offers plating for both aluminum and cast iron barrels, plus they offer piston skirt ...

1976 Honda 360T Carburetor Trouble

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 ...

Mojave Motorcycle Jacket by Aether

Los Angeles-based Aether is relatively new to the motorcycle apparel business, introducing its first motorcycle jacket in 2014, the street-oriented leather Eclipse. The new Mojave was designed with warm riding in mind, in a style decidedly influenced by the ADV category. Made of 100 percent ...

Racing Brake Fluid 600 by Spectro Oils

Most of us already know Spectro Oils for their superior line of motorcycle oils. But you probably didn't know that the Connecticut-based company also has its own line of DOT 4 and DOT 5 brake fluid, including Spectro DOT 4 Racing Brake Fluid 600, which has a 312 C dry boiling point to solve ...

1959 Triumph 500 Fuel Tank Cleaning

Q: My dad has a 1959 Triumph 500 that has been off the road and stored for 14 years. We just had a look in the fuel tank — not good! Do you have any restoration solutions for such a mess? This tank is probably not salvageable (protective coating on interior is completely corroded with heavy ...

K100 Fuel Treatment

Ethanol-blended fuel acts as a solvent, and it has the unattractive characteristic of being water absorbent. After only a brief time it can experience phase separation, where the ethanol attaches itself to water molecules, dropping to the bottom of the tank in an ethanol-water cocktail. K100 ...

Thinking Small, Take Two

Fast on the heels of my rant last issue about bikes getting bigger and the virtues of riding small, I just happened to find myself at three different events over the past few months, riding a different "small" bike at each one. I didn't plan any of this, it just happened, a triple dose of ...

Jeff Dean’s 1966 BMW R60/2

 Your column on the size of motorcycles struck both classical and modern chords with me. I have ridden big BMWs for many years. My first motorcycle, acquired in 1967, was a 1966 BMW R60/2 (see photo). Years ago I rode 833-pound K1200LTs all over the United States. I still have 2015 and 2017 ...

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