Issue: 19751201

Monday, December 1, 1975
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0001.xml
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R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
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R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0002.xml
masthead
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Masthead
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0003.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0004.xml
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DEPARTMENTS
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UP FRONT
ON HELMETS, IMPENDING LEGISLATION, AND A MAJOR CONSEQUENCE
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CURRENTLY, the federal government is putting a lot of pressure on the state of California to put a mandatory helmet law in force. The threat is a simple but convincing one. The feds will stop state safety funds if the law is not enacted, and that will effectively end a very innovative department’s activity in devising and promoting safety measures of all kinds.
CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0005.xml
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HONDA
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HONDA
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0006.xml
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TRU-RIDE
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TRU-RIDE
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0007.xml
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CBS Publications: CYCLE WORLD
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CBS Publications
CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0008.xml
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD INTERNATIONAL MOTOCROSS
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CYCLE WORLD INTERNATIONAL MOTOCROSS
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0009.xml
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8,9
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Harley-Davidson: 1975 Z-1
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Harley-Davidson
1975 Z-1
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0010.xml
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Advertisements
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PACIFICO
RAIDER
PACIFICO
REBEL
PACIFICO
PATHFINDER
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0011.xml
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BATES INDUSTRIES
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BATES INDUSTRIES
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0012.xml
article
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LETTERS
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LETTERS
HE’S FOUND HIS FAVORITE
THEY RIDE TOO, YOU KNOW
SWITCHING TO UNCOLA
ALDANA NO DRUNKARD
EVERY ROSE HAS THORNS
FIRST-TIME ROAD RACERS
RODNEY RETURNS
HAVE LEARNED A LOT
WOMEN BIKERS' DIRECTORY
DO THEY PASS?
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Being an avid motorcycle fan, I like to be on top of what’s happening. Reading mags like this is a good way. Every month different mags test a different brand of bike or cover different events, so you pick up the mag with the article you want.
CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0013.xml
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CLYMER PUBLICATIONS
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CLYMER PUBLICATIONS
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0014.xml
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12,13
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Yamaha: RD400
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Yamaha
RD400
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0015.xml
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Alliance American Antique Corp.
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Alliance American Antique Corp.
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0016.xml
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Bassani Manufacturing: HOOKER
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Bassani Manufacturing
HOOKER
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0017.xml
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Bultaco: '75 Mark VII
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Bultaco
'75 Mark VII
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0018.xml
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16,17
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Bavarian Motor Works
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Bavarian Motor Works
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0019.xml
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HONDA of MINEOLA
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HONDA of MINEOLA
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0020.xml
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SCOTT USA: SCOTT GOGGLES
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SCOTT USA
SCOTT GOGGLES
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0021.xml
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ORANGE COUNTY HONDA: HONDA PARTS
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ORANGE COUNTY HONDA
HONDA PARTS
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0022.xml
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CAPITAL CYCLE CORPORATION: BMW PARTS
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CAPITAL CYCLE CORPORATION
BMW PARTS
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0023.xml
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Advertisements
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CIRCLE INDUSTRIES
Back Rest
CIRCLE INDUSTRIES
Profile II Luggage Rack
CIRCLE INDUSTRIES
Ivan Mauger Poster
CIRCLE INDUSTRIES
Cincher
CIRCLE INDUSTRIES
Snap Strap
CIRCLE INDUSTRIES
#60 chain conversion kit
CIRCLE INDUSTRIES
Shur-Release
CIRCLE INDUSTRIES
#520 chain conversion kit
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0024.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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FEED BACK
TOURING TITAN
IMPARTS A PARTS PROBLEM
MINIMAL MODS
YANKEE DEALER’S NOT DANDY
BEST OF THE LOT
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Readers, as well as those involved in the motorcycle industry, are invited to have their say about motorcycles they own or have owned. Anything is fair game: performance, handling, reliability, service, parts availability, lovability, you name it.
CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0025.xml
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Snowking Enterprises, Inc.
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Snowking Enterprises, Inc.
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0026.xml
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Paul Dunstall Organisation: Dunstall Touring Fairing
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Paul Dunstall Organisation
Dunstall Touring Fairing
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0027.xml
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Advertisements
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Number One Products Inc.
HONDA FORK KITS
Number One Products Inc.
YAMAHA COMPETITION FORK KIT
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0028.xml
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BELL HELMETS
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BELL HELMETS
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0029.xml
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NORTH AMERICAN SCHOOL OF MOTORCYCLE REPAIR
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NORTH AMERICAN SCHOOL OF MOTORCYCLE REPAIR
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0030.xml
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POWROLL: Bore Kits
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POWROLL
Bore Kits
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0031.xml
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THE LESTER TIRE & WHEEL CO.: LESTER CAST ALLOY WHEELS
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THE LESTER TIRE & WHEEL CO.
LESTER CAST ALLOY WHEELS
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0032.xml
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NORTHWEST MOTOELECTRIC: GERBING’S HOT SUIT
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NORTHWEST MOTOELECTRIC
GERBING’S HOT SUIT
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0033.xml
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0034.xml
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D. LEWIS LTD.: Lewis Leathers
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D. LEWIS LTD.
Lewis Leathers
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0035.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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ROUND·UP
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JOE PARKHURST
YVON DUHAMEL, the fiery French-Canadian (as if you didn't know), took a trip to Europe and won the Champion Spark Plug-sponsored Formula 750 Championship on the Dutch TT course in Assen, Holland. The win was long overdue; it has been nearly three years since DuHamel has taken a big one.
CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0036.xml
review
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Cycle World Road Test
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NORTON 850 INTERSTATE
Wolverhampton's Latest Hosts Several Important Changes, But Goes Back On The Endangered Species List
PARTS PRICING
SPECIFICATIONS
TEST CONDITIONS
PERFORMANCE
NORTON
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NORTON
850 INTERSTATE
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Norton. Nearly a dinosaur by present-day motorcycle definition, an anachronism to many who do not believe a 25-year-old design can exist among throngs of space age technology and modern day influences. Yet it has existed healthily through the superbike era and come out the other end fairly intact, perhaps proof that things learned over two decades about motorcycle design are not to be forgotten amidst other progress.
CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0037.xml
review
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SPECIAL DIRT FEATURE
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DIRT BIKE ACCESSORY BUYERS GUIDE
A WHO, WHAT AND WHERE OF AFTER-MARKET ITEMS
SUSPENSION
BILSTEIN SHOCKS
BOGE/MULHOLLAND FORKS AND ACCESSORIES
C&J KAWASAKI LAY DOWN KIT
FAIRWAY RACING PRODUCTS YAMAHA MX LTR KIT
FAIRWAY RACING PRODUCTS YAMAHA ENDURO LTR KIT
HACIENDA HONDA 125 AND 250 LTR KITS
KEN ROSS SPRINGS
FOX SHOX
FOX FORX KIT
FOX AIR SHOX
NUMBER ONE PRODUCTS FORK AND SHOCK KITS
TERRY INDUSTRIES FORK KIT
WEBCO ALUMINUM BODY KONIS
WHEELSMITH ENGINEERING
ENGINE/TRANSMISSION
DG PERFORMANCE SPECIALTIES/125 HONDA
DG PERFORMANCE SPECIALTIES/100 HONDA CONVERSION
FLYING MACHINE FACTORY/MARTY SMITH REPLICA ENGINE KIT
FLYING MACHINE FACTORY/l00cc SLEEVE DOWN KIT FOR 125cc RM, CR, YZC
FLYING MACHINE FACTORY/PORCUPINE CYLINDER HEAD
FLYING MACHINE FACTORY/YZC MOTOCROSS HI-PIPE
JONES MOTOCROSS PRODUCTS/250 HONDA
RAINES ENGINEERING CLUTCH HUB
FRAME AND BODY
DG YZ80 TRIPLE CLAMPS
C&J FRAMES
HANNEMANN FIBERGLASS REPLICA TANKS
MISCELLANEOUS
JONES MOTOCROSS PRODUCTS
K&N ENGINEERING
THINGS TO COME
JONES MOTOCROSS PRODUCTS/MAKING THE COOPER COMPETITIVE
S&W 16 INCH SHOCKS/ THEY WORKED FOR CAN-AM, SOON THEY’LL WORK FOR YOU
DIRECTORY
C&J Precision Products
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C&J Precision Products
BILSTEIN SHOCKS
$87.50
The Bilstein is one of the only gas-filled true monotube shocks on the market. The units shown have the trick 36mm-diameter body (an important feature to check) and Heim joints to prevent shaft flex. Available lengths are 12 and 13 in. This is one of the most rugged, dependable and best working shocks available. Price for a pair of dampers is $87.50, and $18 more for a pair of lightweight Ken Ross springs.
C&J Precision Products
BOGE/MULHOLLAND FORKS AND ACCESSORIES
Muiholland is acutely aware that the main areas of concern in fork engineering are durability and performance. Problems such as bending, over-flexing and the need for cumbersome braces are eliminated with Mulholland fork legs of seamless, induction-hardened and hard-chromed chrome moly construction. Consistent hydraulic performance is insured with a pair of quality steel-case, double-lip oil seals for each leg. Triple clamps of avionic 50-grade, cold-forged aluminum with Allen-bolt fittings give a positive fit. Air-vented caps eliminate fork-locking due to air buildup. Consistency is assured by preset chrome silicone-hardened springs. Travel is 8.0 in.; weight is 18 lb. This fork system is unusual in that it is available in component parts (fork legs, triple clamps, axles in various sizes, and springs in several rates). That way you buy what's right for your bike and replace only what you break. Mulholland also makes rear shocks for both street and motocross.
C&J Precision Products
KAWASAKI LAY DOWN KIT
$85
Kawasaki owners will be happy to know they can get their shocks laid down for $45 with C&J Precision Products KX 125, 250 and 450 Lay Down Shock Kit. The kit includes a pair of replacement frame sections to move the shock forward, and gussets to strengthen the rear frame section. There are also illustrated instructions on how to install it. You will need to modify your airbox, but that's easy. All pieces are made from chrome moly and are heliarc welded. For $85 plus shipping, C&J will install the kit on your frame.
C&J Precision Products
YAMAHA MX LTR KIT
$21.95
We saw one of these LTR kits installed on a bike and thought it came that way from Japan. This kit increases rear wheel travel to 6 in. and works with your stock shocks, although not as well as with a pair of Konis or Bilsteins. The bike we tested with Thermal Flows felt pretty good and it had heavier springs and oil in the shocks. The kits are available through Fairway Racing Products for $21.95. Installation time is about three hours, including welding, and no alteration is required for your number plates or pipe. You'll need a hacksaw, hammer, file, arc welder and a can of black spray paint. For another $30 plus shipping you can get the kit installed on your frame. These kits fit all '74-'75 Yamaha 125 MXers, 175 MXers and '74 125 YZs.
C&J Precision Products
YAMAHA ENDURO LTR KIT
$15.95
This is the econo high-performance LTR kit for '72, '73 and '74 250-360 MXers and '75 250-360 Yamaha Enduros. Rear wheel travel is increased to 6-1/4 in. No alterations are required to the upper frame. Simply weld the pair of gussets to your swinging arm and you're off. You can use your Thermal Flows, but they work much better with Bilsteins or Konis. Price is only $15.95 through Fairway Racing Products.
C&J Precision Products
LTR KITS
$29.95
One of the best performing LTR kits for the 125 Elsinore (see photos) takes only about two hours to> install. Hacienda Honda’s kit includes complete instructions that make installation simple. Rear wheel travel is increased to 6-1/2 in. with a pair of 12-in. Koni or Bilstein shocks (your stock shocks are not adequate for a long-travel suspension). Price is $29.95 for the complete kit, which includes all brackets, shock stud bolts, self-locking nuts, washers, etc. You’ll need access to a hacksaw, center punch, hammer, file, drill and arc welder. The top shock mounts are relocated forward about 2 in. to retain the proper shock angle. At $15.95, the Hacienda Honda 250 LTR Kit increases rear wheel travel to 6-1/2 in. on ’74 and earlier 250 Elsinores, and provides a tremendous improvement in handling through the rough. The kit (similar to the 125 kit pictured), includes fully illustrated instructions and tips on setting up your shocks and selecting the correct spring rate. Installation requires access to a hacksaw, body grinder and a heliarc welder. The kit requires a good pair of 13-in. shocks. The important feature of this kit is that it not only works, but tells you how to modify your existing airbox and fender for the proper fit, and how to remount your number plates for a sanitary appearance. Available from Hacienda Honda.
C&J Precision Products
SPRINGS
$17.95
These springs are the newest high quality items from Ken Ross. They are made from preset and shot-p00.......eened chrome vanadium wire. The quality of the material allows the windings to be spaced farther apart for less weight and more travel before coil bind occurs. Available in your favorite color, so long as it is yellow. Ken Ross springs won’t break and are unconditionally guaranteed. Price is $17.95 per pair. They're available in straight weights of 50 lb. through 150 lb. in 10-lb. increments and progressive windings of 60/90 and 90/120. Obtainable through your local dealer.
C&J Precision Products
FOX SHOX
$99
Fox Shox are the newest gas shocks from the Moto-X Fox. Lengths of 12 in. (3.8 in. travel), 12-1/2 in. (4.1 in. travel), 13 in. (4.3 in. travel), 13-1/2 in. (4.6 in. travel) and 14-1/4 in. (5 in. travel) are available. They must be mounted upside-down for proper operation, which also reduces unsprung weight. Damping is adjustable by means of a replaceable jet at the end of the shaft. They are completely rebuildable and are solely manufactured in the USA. Fox Shox are $99 per set, less springs.
C&J Precision Products
FOX FORX KIT
$50
This is a brand-new kit just released by Geoff Fox. It is designed and manufactured by Steve Simons and is the same kit they say Brad Lackey has been so successful campaigning in Europe. The unit shown is for late model Huskys (those with the black, ridged lower fork legs); however, other models will be available soon. The Fox Forx increase travel to 9 in. Installation is of the simple bolt-on variety. The damper rods are trick in that at both ends they are tapered to match the progressive action of the gas. Kit also includes new valved and sealed fork caps so that gas pressure is adjustable. Each pair can be individually tuned to your needs by varying gas pressure and oil viscosity and/or amount. You can use air from the gas station, but nitrogen is preferred. Price of the Fox Forx is $50.
C&J Precision Products
FOX AIR SHOX
$219.50
“Air Spring” suspension is what these new shocks provide. In practice, you get a smooth progressive action of compressed air for a supersoft controlled ride that won’t bottom out. Damping is instantly adjustable externally to suit track conditions and rider preference. “Spring” rate can be adjusted by merely increasing or decreasing internal air pressure. That means no spring sag, since. . .no springs! There is practically no damping fade and very minimal heat buildup. The weight of one Fox Airshock is only 3 lb. 7 oz. They are designed for inverted use to reduce unsprung weight. The shaft is hard-chrome plated 4130 chrome moly with shaft seals and wipers of polyurethane, which is a special compound with more than five times the wear resistance of conventional nitrile rubber. There are no castings and all parts are machined from solid billet. Each and every pair is dyno tested before shipment. This may be the finest shock on the market, but the price of $219.50 per pair means that the serious racers are the most likely to use them. Available from the Moto-X Fox.
C&J Precision Products
SHOCK KITS
$89.95
Number One Products has probably sold more honest-to-goodness fork improvement kits in the last year than anybody. In addition to its fork improver kit number 133 for small Yamahas, Suzukis and Kawasakis, and its big fork improver kit number 233 for big Yamahas, Suzukis and Kawasakis, Number One has recently introduced fork extender kits that increase fork travel 1-1/4-in. These new travel extension kits are designed to work in conjunction with the fork improver kit mentioned above. Retail price is $89.95. Another kit, number 144, is now available for the Kawasaki KX and KS125. It improves damping, increases fork travel 1 in. and includes new fork springs. Two more items of interest are Number One’s $14.95 pair of caps and seals for Koni shocks and the H101 kit for Honda forks at $29.95. Number One Products are available at dealers everywhere.
C&J Precision Products
FORK KIT
$50
This is today’s most popular desert fork kit. Referred to as the “Cream Puff” front end, it absorbs bumps you wouldn’t believe. Rider fatigue will be substantially lessened, especially in hands, arms and shoulders. Kits are available for big Yamahas (YZs and MXs); big-bore Suzukis; CZs; 125, 250 and 450 Kawasakis; and for Betor forks. Prices for the kits range between $30 and $50. Front-end travel is increased to about 8 in. on most models. The “Cream Puff” raises the front end 1 in., up to 1-1/2 in., so may not be desired for precise cornering unless you raise your fork tubes in the fork crowns. However, this is the hot set-up for bumpy riding. Terry Industries also makes excellent teflon clutch, brake and throttle cables.
C&J Precision Products
ALUMINUM BODY KONIS
$130
Koni apparently got tired of everybody else making aluminum housings for its shocks, so made its own large-diameter aluminum barrels complete with nine fins for maximum cooling. These are the famous Koni internals that are six-way adjustable to suit your suspension and riding conditions. Design is such that they accept standard diameter springs of all popular lengths and ratings. Top and bottom eyes have push-out bushings to accommodate various stud-mount bolts. Known as the G.P. shock, available lengths are 12 in., 12.9 in. and 13.5 in. Retail price is $130 a pair without springs, which makes them the most expensive of all the popular non-gas shocks. Koni G.P. shocks are distributed by Malcolm Smith and Webco, so see your local dealer.
C&J Precision Products
travel fork kit
$65
This 8-3/4-in. travel fork kit is the latest trick from Wheelsmith Engineering. It is one of the few kits that add the travel below the axle so that the front end is not jacked up to disturb steering geometry. Price is $65 installed, which includes heliarcing aluminum extenders to your forks, as well as a pair of super springs that prolong coil bind for that extra travel. This kit works as well as anything on the market I’ve tried. Similar kits are also available for 125 Honda Elsinores.
C&J Precision Products
125 HONDA
$48.95
DG Performance Specialties is the headquarters for Honda motocrossers. The new 125 Elsinore air-box uses a Penton-type element and is constructed of fiberglass. Price is $39.95 including element. It is waterproof. The radial head is a preproduction prototype for the 125 Elsinore; heat strip tests indicate it lowers the cylinder head temperature an unbelievable 150 degrees over the stock head. Now that is a cool head! The competition pipe is DG’s CR125 “Torquer” unit, which is designed to widen the powerband at all revs. Top end is increased, as is acceleration out of corners. These pipes are made of 20-gauge steel and retail for $48.95.
C&J Precision Products
l00cc conversion kit
$250
This is DG’s very popular l00cc conversion kit. This kit was on the bike that won the l00cc class in the Mini Nationals. Price is $250, and you must send your barrel. DG will install the liner into your cylinder and port it, as well as send you a 26mm Mikuni carb, radial head, piston, pins, circlips, rings and gaskets.
C&J Precision Products
MARTY SMITH REPLICA ENGINE KIT
Originally designed for Marty Smith’s bike, now available for 1973-’75 CR125 Hondas, this engine kit widens the powerband and produces up to 30 percent more usable horsepower throughout the entire rev range. Proven reliable in tough motocross competition. Send only your stock ’73 or ’74 cylinder and piston to FMF. Your cylinder will be ported and a special boost port added for increased torque. Your piston will be precision machined to match the new boost port. FMF completes the kit with a special Porcupine head with a high-com pression combustion chamber, a 32mm Mikuni carb and manifold, and competition downpipe tuned to match the cylinder porting. Kit bolts on easily and requires no special tools.
C&J Precision Products
l00cc SLEEVE DOWN KIT
All the advantages of a smooth-handling 125cc chassis can now be used in the 100 class. Kit reduces engine displacement from 125cc to l00cc and comes complete with aluminum piston, special rings, cast iron cylinder sleeve and FMF high-compression Porcupine head with gasket. Can be ordered in do-it-yourself kit or complete from FMF. FMF recommends sleeve installation be done in its facility so cylinder may be brought up to FMF performance porting specifications by its experts. Send only your stock 125cc cylinder to FMF for sleeve installation. Honda CR cylinder may be boost-ported for additional performance. Specify boost porting or standard porting when ordering Honda cylinder. Available for: Honda CR125 standard or boost port, Yamaha YZC125 and Suzuki RM125.
C&J Precision Products
PORCUPINE CYLINDER HEAD
Unique design provides 18 percent more heat radiating surface area than stock cylinder head, but with less weight. FMF Porcupine head keeps power loss from heat buildup to a minimum. High-compression FMF combustion chamber increases engine performance. Available for: Honda CR 100 and 125, Yamaha YZC125, LT3/MX100, Suzuki TM125, (RM125 model available in mid-September).
C&J Precision Products
YZC MOTOCROSS HI-PIPE
Works style expansion chamber bolts on and provides clearance for stock or FMF Porcupine cylinder head. Widens powerband and smooths the “peaky” tendency of this engine. (approved for AMA Amateur and Professional competition).
C&J Precision Products
250 HONDA
Of all engine builders around today, Don Jones of Jones Motocross Products seems to make twostrokes go as fast as anybody. In our opinion, his quickest and fastest engine modification (which you and I can buy) is the six-pedal reed-valve 250 Honda Elsinore. If you've got 200 big ones, you're just about guaranteed to be first into the first corner. The modification includes a very sophisticated Roto-Rooter job to your cylinder, including raising and lowering the intake ports, widening and re-angling the transfers and adding two booster ports above the intake. The package also includes a YZ six-pedal reed-valve, rubber carburetor mount and a finned magnesium intake manifold. The kit works best with a Keihin 37 mm carburetor (P/N 16100-133-014), which you get from your Honda dealer. You won’t beat this high-performance package anywhere. YZC Hi-pipe comes with a special exhaust collar mounting flange and a rebuildable glass-pack silencer
C&J Precision Products
CLUTCH HUB
$89.95
This racing clutch hub fits 1974-’75 Yamaha 125s, 175 MXes and 125 YZs. It will eliminate your “broken clutch blues” since it is guaranteed unbreakable and the factory one isn’t. This hub is completely hand-machined from a solid billet of T7075 aluminum and is then hard anodized. Price is $89.95 installed on your gear. Machine work is to aircraft standards. Truly a trick piece. Available from Raines Engineering.
C&J Precision Products
YZ80 TRIPLE CLAMPS
$87.50
Does your YZ80 go any direction it wants? Do you notice a lot of front-end flex? All of that is not necessary any more with DG’s aluminum triple clamp assembly for YZ80s. Super strong and light. Order yours for only $87.50 from DG Performance Specialties.
C&J Precision Products
C&J FRAMES
$525
C&J Precision Products is a fabricator and frame builder par excellence. Its latest trick is aircraft-quality 4130 chrome moly mono-shock frames for such engines as those of the Honda 250 Elsinore and Enduro, Suzuki 250 and 400, and Yamaha 250, 360 and 400. C&J will custom-build practically any frame for any application, including motocross, desert, enduro, flat track, short track, road racing, trials and even hill climbing. All frames come with footpegs, brake pedal, Timken head bearings and mounting hardware. You can even order an optional adjustable steering head on all models. The monoshock frame is the current vogue and utilizes a Yamaha Monoshock unit and airbox. Price of the complete frame is $525 less shock and airbox.
C&J Precision Products
REPLICA TANKS
$65
Hannemann Fiberglass makes hand-laid-glass works replica tanks for the TM 125, 250 and 400 Suzukis for only $49.95. Weight is only 3-1/4 lb., and your stock petcock fits right on. Available in yellow. Also featured is the Yamaha Monoshock 3-1/2-gal. desert tank for 1975 250 and 360 YZs and the 400 MX. Hannemann also has tanks for the ’73-’74 125 and 250 YZs in 3-gal. capacity. Price is $65 including cap. The tank on the right is the famous Bultaco works replica tank of 1.8-gal. capacity. It really looks trick. Price is also $65, including cap.
C&J Precision Products
Styrofoam fork protectors
$3.45
Styrofoam fork protectors help absorb the shock of rocks and dirt. Available in black or red. The red ones are like those used by the Honda works “fire engine” team. Kit includes six nylon mounting straps. Available from Jones Motocross Products. Price is $3.45 a pair.
C&J Precision Products
air filter
An air filter is an item practically everybody has to buy, mainly because most OEM elements are of poor quality. K&N air filters use the principle of suspended oil. The oil acts like a magnet by attracting and catching minute dust and dirt particles. The corregated design allows for maximum surface area of incoming air. The list of available filters is almost endless. K&N aerosol filter oil works and makes oiling of filters much more convenient.
C&J Precision Products
COOPER
Jones Motocross Products recently acquired the exclusive distribution rights to the Cooper motorcycle for the United States and Canada. It’s my own personal prediction that in no more than two years, the revised Cooper (or whatever its name may be then), will be one of the most competitive and durable machines available. Look for the progression to be in two phases. In the spring of 1976 will appear a basically revamped machine with good suspension and a very torquey, tractable engine. Chrome moly frame, still airbox, good tires and lots of clever small details will be present. Phase two should be the 1977 version with the possibility of magnesium engine cases, Maico-type forks and triple clamps, but with the Betor name on them, a clutchtransmission assembly with 32 percent less weight and friction and gobs of strength. Included will be wide, lightweight wheels with straight spokes (for considerably greater strength) mounted to the sprocket on the rear wheel. There will probably be three bearings in the rear wheel, two in the hub and one in the sprocket. Fuel tank will be plastic and have a nice paint job. The main fuel tank will be about where the airbox is. You may also see a water-cooled engine for more constant cylinder temperature and increased horsepower. Would you believe a flexible cable drive instead of a chain. You might see it. This cobby-looking prototype is one of the finest handling machines and best sliders around. Powerband seems slow because its smooth, but all the power gets to the road, so it sure scoots. I was sworn to secrecy on all of the above, so don’t tell nobody nothin!
C&J Precision Products
16 INCH SHOCKS
These shocks are the closest thing on a motorcycle to the length of a pogo stick. This S&W prototype is an unbelievable 16 in. long, with about 6 in. of travel in the shock itself. Designing the shock with that much travel makes it possible to mount the bottom of the shock at the axle for good geometry. Swinging arms don’t need all the heavy gusseting, so they will be lighter and frames can be manufactured more easily too. Price of manufacturing is relatively inexpensive, resulting in a reasonable retail price. The word is that S&W has a winner that should be available soon. Webco is the distributor.
BARRY WATKINS
Editors Note: There are thousands of worthwhile accessories on the market for dirt bikes, and this guide makes no attempt to include them all. Rather, it's an accumulation of trick and unusual parts that will either make you go faster or eliminate repeated breakage of stock components.
CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0038.xml
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41,42,43,44
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0039.xml
article
45
45,46,52,91,92
FEATURES
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NO KIDDIN' AROUND
AMA Professional Mike Kidd Makes A Splashy Return To Racing After A Year's Absence.
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Joe Scalzo
For much of last winter, Mike Kidd, the motorcycle racer, worried about Erica Kane Martin. The spoiled and self-centered heroine of the daytime TV soap opera All My Children was about to engage in mischief again, Kidd knew she was, and five days a week for 10 weeks, Kidd raptly watched her from the imprisonment of his plaster body cast.
CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0040.xml
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47,48,49,50,51
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SUZUKI
GT 185 Street/Commuter
SUZUKI
GT 250 Sports /Street
SUZUKI
GT 550 Sports/Touring
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0041.xml
review
53
53,54,55,56,57,58,59
Cycle World Road Test
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SUZUKI RM370
The TM Is Dead; Long Live The RM
SPECIFICATIONS
POWER TRANSMISSION
DIMENSIONS
REMARKS
SUZUKI
[no value]
SUZUKI
RM370
$1545
[no value]
RAGS TO RICHES stories are always fascinating. We all enjoy Horatio Alger tales of young nobodies who make the long, hard climb from the Slums to stardom, from the mail room to the board of directors, from a log cabin to the presidency. But even more interesting are the overnight successes.
CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0042.xml
article
60
60,61,62,63
NEW MODEL PREVIEW
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YAMAHA FOR 1976
Several New Models And Major Innovations Decorate The Big Y's Lineup For The Coming Year.
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D. Randy Riggs
Yamaha, in an effort to gain back the number-two sales position from Kawasaki, has announced a startling lineup of new models for 1976. Spearheaded by the all-new, top-of-the-line XS750C, the machines for the most part represent sweeping changes and extensive revisions in street, enduro and competition categories.
CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0043.xml
review
64
64,65,66,67,68,69,70
Cycle World Road Test
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HONDA MR175
A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
SPECIFICATIONS
POWER TRANSMISSION
DIMENSIONS
HONDA
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HONDA
MR175
$895
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WITHIN THE PAST two years, since the introduction of the Honda Elsinore line of two-strokes, people have come to expect quite a bit from any ring-ding manufactured by the Big H. The Elsinores certainly weren’t a letdown; the MT250 wasn’t, but the MT125 was.
CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0044.xml
review
72
72,73,74,75,76,77,78
FEATURES
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WHICH BULTACO IS BETTER?
A Motocross-Modified Frontera Or An Enduroized Pursang...
PURSANG
FRONTERA
SPECIFICATIONS
POWER TRANSMISSION
DIMENSIONS
WHICH IS BETTER?
BULTACO
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BULTACO
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$1529
Walt Fulton
IT'S ALWAYS HARD to tell exactly what one is getting by looking only at the wrapper. It is essential to read and know all about the ingredients. Case in point: Bultaco's Pursang and Frontera. On the outside the Pursang is a race-bred motocrosser.
CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0045.xml
article
79
79,80,81
FEATURES
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Trials Notebook
A monthly course in the art of trials riding.
SLAB DESCENT AND CLIMB
MAINTENANCE
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Bob Nickelsen
Mike Obermeyer
This month we put it all together, or at least a goodly number of the techniques we've shown you. The section in question is at Saddleback Park, and is ostensibly a simple one, being nothing but a descent, a turn, and a climb out. However, as a number of suppressed pix of Nick lying on the ground underneath his scooter would attest, it’s a toughie!
CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0046.xml
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82
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Belstaff
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0047.xml
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82
82
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CARR'S HONDA
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CARR'S HONDA
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0048.xml
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82
82
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INTERNATIONAL M/C INC.: YAMAHA PARTS
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INTERNATIONAL M/C INC.
YAMAHA PARTS
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0049.xml
review
82
82,83,86,88
DEPARTMENTS
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NEW MODELS PRODUCTS
PEDAL PUSHERS
PLEASE YOUR KNEES
HONDA MAKES HEAD LINES
LEAN BACK AND RELAX
A NEW OUTLOOK
SHOCK ABSORBER SPRING COMPRESSOR
TOE THE MARK
H.P. Books
[no value]
H.P. Books
PEDAL PUSHERS
$4.95
How to Win Bicycle Motocross is a new book by John Thawley about the racing bikes and the racers who win. It covers all of the secrets of winning races—how to start, how to corner, how to take jumps, how to pass. There are complete detailed sections on how to build a race track, organize races and how to keep track of scoring. There is detailed information on gearing, tires, frames, seats and handlebars. A book for racers and their parents. Consists of 144 action-packed pages with 345 photos and drawings. Send $4.95 plus 50 cents postage to H.P. Books, Box 5367, Dept. CW-12, Tucson, AZ 85703.
H.P. Books
Knee Guards
$20.95
Be kind to your knees with a pair of Jim Davis Shin and Knee Guards from JB's Racing. Molded of high-tensile polyethylene with vented shin section, they're backed with wool felt padding. Heavy-duty canvas leg sling and three adjustable elastic straps are featured. And they're very light in weight. Newest ISDT colors: red, white and blue. Adult size, $20.95; youth size, $14.95. Mail your order to JB's Racing, P.O. Box 4354, Dept. CW-12, San Diego, CA 92104.
H.P. Books
Hondaline helmets
Hondaline helmets have added a new dimension to rider safety. With new Scotchlite reflective side-striping, riders wearing the new BriteStripe helmets will stand out better in traffic headlights, especially during the dusk and evening hours. Available in seven color combinations with color complementing reflective stripes, these lightweight helmets come in three styles, including an open-face Stag model for adults and a smaller Hare model for children. Both the Stag and Hare feature snaps for easy visor attachment. A full-face Hawk model complete with face shield is available in adult sizes as well as an extra-small size for youth. Each new Hondaline BriteStripe helmet is built with a tough multiple-layer fiberglass outer shell, lightweight polyurethane interior and is fully lined with foam-backed trylon. Hondaline BriteStripe helmets also meet all applicable Department of Transportation and Snell Foundation construction requirements. Put one on at your Honda dealer’s or write for a free color brochure describing Hondaline apparel to: American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Dept. UO (CW-12), Box 50, Gardena, CA 90247.
H.P. Books
LEAN BACK
$9.95
Had enough of that trunk case digging into your back? Perhaps what you need is a Max-Vac, Inc. molded urethane backrest. It is produced especially for trunk cases manufactured by Accurate Accessories, Inc., Kulan Enterprises and Wixom Brothers. The Max-Vac backrest is a durable, one-piece, molded product with the following special features: quilted pattern, black leather/naugahyde finish, sponge-like flexibility, water repellency. It is claimed that if the unit is inadvertently punctured, the pucnture will disappear. The backrest retails for $9.95, which includes two-hole drill template and all hardware. For more information, contact: Max-Vac, Inc., Dept. CW-12, 15591 Computer Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92649.
H.P. Books
[no value]
$15.95
Sun’s glare got you down? Maybe what you need is a face shield or goggles covered with one-way mirror window film from T&H Works Unlimited. It’s said to offer instant relief from heat and glare because reusable aluminum-coated mylar knocks out about 80 percent of the sun’s heat. Can be used just about anywhere you can think of, including on van windows, homes, motor homes, sun glasses, ski goggles, or on those aforementioned face shields or motorcycle goggles. Film, squeegee and complete installation instructions included. Available in three sizes: 18x20 in. (15 sq. ft.), $15.95; 26x60 in. (10.8 sq. ft.), $11.95; 36x78 in. (19.5 sq. ft.), $15.95. To order or for 32-page catalog ($1), write to: T&H Works Unltd., Dept. CW-12, 7119 Laurel Cyn. Blvd. No. 3, No. Hollywood, CA 91605.
H.P. Books
SHOCK ABSORBER SPRING COMPRESSOR
$14.95
Webco's new Shock Absorber Spring Compressor is the handiest tool you've ever seen to stop broken fingers, parts from flying all over the shop and bad language. Manufactured from steel for long-lasting service, it can be mounted to work bench, on the wall, in a van, etc. One person merely installs shock on shaft, puts spring in hook, and pushes lever to allow spring locks to be removed easily and quickly. It can be used with either left-hand or right-hand wound springs. Will accept any length shock including long-travel type. Priced at $14.95 from Webco Inc., Dept. CW-12, 218 Main St., Venice, CA 90293.
H.P. Books
riding boots
The Rister Boot Saver protects riding boots from costly repairs while simultaneously helping protect riders’ toes. It is made from 15-gauge steel and is zinc-plated to prevent rust. The Boot Saver fits just about all boots, sizes 4-14, and can be used for TTs, motocross and desert racing. The only tools necessary for installation are a hammer, screwdriver and vise. Mounting screws are included. Available from Rister Boot Saver, Dept. CW-12, 1047 West Gardena Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247. Telephone: (213) 329-4503.
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0050.xml
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83
83
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K&N Engineering: K&N HI-PERFORMANCE AIR FILTERS
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K&N Engineering
K&N HI-PERFORMANCE AIR FILTERS
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0051.xml
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83
83
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD BINDERS
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CYCLE WORLD BINDERS
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0052.xml
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84
84,85
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Kawasaki
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Kawasaki
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0053.xml
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86
86
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SADDLEBACK PARK
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SADDLEBACK PARK
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0054.xml
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86
86
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CARLS: HONDA
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CARLS
HONDA
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0055.xml
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86
86
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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION
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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0056.xml
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87
87
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American Honda Co., Inc.: HONDALINE
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American Honda Co., Inc.
HONDALINE
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0057.xml
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88
88
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Casler Performance Products: Casler Touring Accessories
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Casler Performance Products
Casler Touring Accessories
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0058.xml
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88
88
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SPA CITY CYCLE CENTER
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SPA CITY CYCLE CENTER
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0059.xml
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88
88
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ENGLISH RACING ACCESSORIES INC.
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ENGLISH RACING ACCESSORIES INC.
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0060.xml
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88
88
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Advertisements
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0061.xml
article
89
89,90
DEPARTMENTS
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CROSSED UP
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FERNANDO BELAIR
The World Championships in all three motocross classes have been decided. Roger DeCoster took the 500cc title for an unprecendented fourth time, although his dream of four straight titles was thwarted last year by Heikki Mikkola.
CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0062.xml
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89
89
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CRAWFORD HOUSE, INC.: FRYE Bike Rider's Boots
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CRAWFORD HOUSE, INC.
FRYE Bike Rider's Boots
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0063.xml
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90
90
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Advertisements
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CYCLE SUPPLY CO.
LOWERING BLOCKS
CYCLE SUPPLY CO.
SET BACKS
CYCLE SUPPLY CO.
EMBRACELETS
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0064.xml
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90
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BEL-RAY
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BEL-RAY
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0065.xml
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90
90
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Florida Cycle Supply: New Z-1 Pipes
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Florida Cycle Supply
New Z-1 Pipes
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0066.xml
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91
91
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TECNIK INTERNATIONAL
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TECNIK INTERNATIONAL
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0067.xml
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91
91
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0068.xml
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91
91
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SUZUKI FUN CENTER
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SUZUKI FUN CENTER
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0069.xml
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92
92
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DAUM TOOLING
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DAUM TOOLING
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0070.xml
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92
92
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PASER INSTRUMENTATION Inc.: CARB STIX
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PASER INSTRUMENTATION Inc.
CARB STIX
[no value]
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0071.xml
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92
92
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DG PERFORMANCE SPECIALTIESINC.
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DG PERFORMANCE SPECIALTIESINC.
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0072.xml
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92
92
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HONDA
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HONDA
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0073.xml
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93
93
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Advertisements
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RAT'S HOLE
SUPER COLOR T-SHIRTS
RAT'S HOLE
WHITE T-SHIRTS
[no value]
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0074.xml
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93
93
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STANDARD TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
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STANDARD TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0075.xml
article
93
93
FEATURES
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PRODUCT EVALUATION
JML PRODUCTS/TRAVEL EASE WATER CUSHION
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In the course of a year at CYCLE WORLD, we test a large number of motorcycles, many of which are designed for the street. Out of all those bikes we’re often surprised at how many have truly poor seats; many are so hard they have you looking for a massage parlor after 50 miles of cruising.
CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0076.xml
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93
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0077.xml
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93
93
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JAYCRAFT CORP.: TURBO· BLAST
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JAYCRAFT CORP.
TURBO· BLAST
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0078.xml
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94
94
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0079.xml
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94
94
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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0080.xml
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95
95
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CLASSIFIED
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0081.xml
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95
95
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0082.xml
article
96
96
DEPARTMENTS
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Slipstream
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0083.xml
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97
97
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PREMIER MOTOR CORP.: Moto Guzzi 850T/3
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PREMIER MOTOR CORP.
Moto Guzzi 850T/3
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0084.xml
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98
98
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R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO: Salem
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R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO
Salem
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CycleWorld_19751201_0014_012_0085.xml