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TAG : September/October 2019

Summer Road Trip on a Yamaha

  Bob Kass and Chuck Proulx ready for adventure in May 1971.Here is a picture of me (on the Yammy) and my good buddy Bob Kass (Captain America) taken in May 1971. In a few weeks we took off on a summer adventure of a lifetime. Leaving our homes in Michigan, we traveled west across Canada, ...

A Suzuki X6 Hustler from the Past

  Cam’s finished Suzuki X6 hustler.Reading the latest Motorcycle Classics you asked about significant bikes from our past. Here’s a story about my X6 Hustler. I was 17 and my mother remarried. My stepfather was a lead hand with Air Canada and we moved to Montreal. I went from a hick in ...

Triumph Gone, But Not Forgotten

  Randy Lambert’s 1978 T140.I am a longtime subscriber to Motorcycle Classics. I currently ride a 2017 Triumph Bobber and I really dig the torque of that engine! I have had many bikes over the last 43 years, including a Yamaha Radian which I really liked a lot. It was a good looking ...

Fred Hawley’s Honda CL77s

Fred and his 305 Scrambler today.Rider: Fred Hawley, Middletown, New JerseyAge: 69Occupation: Electrical engineerRides: 1966 Honda CL77, 1978 Honda CB550, 1975 Honda CB750, 1975 Yamaha XS650, 1981 Yamaha 750 Virago and 2006 Harley-Davidson 883 SportsterI have always had a passion for ...

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Remembering a 1973 Kawasaki Z-1

The bike I wish I’d never sold? My 1973 Kawasaki Z-1. I bought it used in July 1978 while on leave from the Army. I rode it for those 30 days, then parked it and went back to Germany for 15 months. I retrieved it in September 1979 and rode the heck out of it for a few years, then sold it off ...

John Penton at the Barber Vintage Festival

Donny Ables won the trophy for Best Japanese Rider with his 1978 Kawasaki KZ 650R at the 2018 Barber Vintage Festival Join us for the 15th Annual Barber Vintage Festival, the largest vintage motorcycle event in North America, Oct. 4-6, 2019, at Barber Motorsports Park outside Birmingham, ...

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Vintage Motorcycle Events: September/October 2019

Frank Lipinski took home the Editors’ Choice award for his 1982 Triumph T140ES Royal at the 2018 Barber Vintage Festival. 8/30: Bonneville Vintage GP, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah. Look for great AHRMA racing, plus the ever-popular Battle of the CB160s ...

Adding a Carb Gantry to Your Norton Commando

All the new parts that came in Donald Pender’s Norton carburetor gantry kit, laid out and ready for installation. A few issues ago we installed a pair of Donald Pender’s version of the Lansdowne dampers on a 1974 Norton Commando. While looking through his list of available parts, we ...

Foaming Suede & Leather Cleaner by Pecard

 Once you’ve invested in buying and breaking in a good leather motorcycle jacket, the next step is to take care of it to make sure it lasts for years to come. Pecard’s Foaming Suede & Leather Cleaner will remove the bugs, dirt and grime from your leathers without drying them out. The ...

SWAT Pullover Motorcycle Jacket by Tuff-N-Lite

 Originally engineered for SWAT officers, this pullover motorcycle jacket is made from a breathable knitted fabric called Tuff-N-Lite, a cut, slash and abrasion-resistant material. It features Zoombang impact protection on the arms, along with thumb-loops at the ends of the sleeves and a ...

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