May/June 2013

By Staff
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May/June 2013
Volume 8, No. 5



Manx Norton Daytona Racer

Alan Cathcart rides Dick Klamfoth’s 1952 Daytona-winning Norton.

Laverda 3CL 1000cc Triple

Third time’s a charm: A 1977 Laverda 3CL is back on the road thanks to the work of Scott Potter.

Vinago: Billy Joel’s Vincent-Inspired Virago

Greg Hageman at Doc’s Chops biulds the Piano Man a Yamaha Virago custom with cues stragith from Vincent.

Endurance Run: Riding Coast-to-Coast on a Henderson

Henderson motorcycles were built for long rides, and last September Frank Westfall rode his 1924 Henderson Deluxe cross-country in the 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball.

Return of the UJM: 2013 Honda CB1100

Yesterday is back as the old school air-cooled CB1100 finally arrives on U.S. shores.

1969 Ducati 350 Mark 3 D

Desmodromic valve actuation came to the street with Ducati’s wide case desmo singles

Triumph’s First Twin: The 6/1

Forget Edward Turner; Triumph’s first production twin was Valentine Page’s 6/1.

Las Vegas 2013 Auctions

Firm prices and solid sales at the Vegas auctions.

Race to Rebuild: R90/6 Finale

The Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle Insurance 1974 BMW R90/6 Race to Rebuild project finally wraps up — and it’s lovely.


Black Side Down

Learning to ride.

Readers and Riders

Of BMWs and Velocettes, Craigslist Steal: 1980 Kawasaki KZ650.

Gear Driven

Six do-it-all jackets.

Under the Radar

Tomorrow’s Classics: 1992-1995 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000.

View from the Sidecar

A new Indian engine debuts, and Norton moves to new digs at Donnington.

MC How-To

Upgrade your Norton to a MkIII-style head steady.

Keith’s Garage

Commando electronic ignition, Virago troubles, Mikuni jetting, backfiring issue, buckle up?, BSA Victor issues, BMW worries.


Visit the USS Alabama near Mobile, Ala.


Where to go and what to do.

Cool Finds

Fuel and oil line swaging kit, Hagon 2810 road shocks, touch-screen riding gloves, Norton electric start conversion, vintage Yamaha and Suzuki points cams, radial tires for classic bikes.

Parting Shots

Highlights from the third annual Modern Classics show in Boyertown, Pa.

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