Issue: 19760401

Thursday, April 1, 1976
April
4
True
15
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
12/10/2014 8:32:51 PM

Articles
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0001.xml
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0002.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0003.xml
masthead
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Masthead
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0004.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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UP FRONT
DON’T FORGET TO WAVE
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S MOTORCYCLISTS we’ve run headlong into chasms of opposition along many fronts. A few battles have been won, many have been lost and an occasional few have turned into stalemates, with the opposing factions heading off for a time to regroup.
CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0005.xml
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0006.xml
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J&R EXHAUNST SYSTEMS
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J&R EXHAUNST SYSTEMS
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0007.xml
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CARR’S HONDA
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CARR’S HONDA
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0008.xml
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6
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INTERNATIONAL M/C INC.
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INTERNATIONAL M/C INC.
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0009.xml
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CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0010.xml
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7
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PREMIER MOTOR CORP.
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PREMIER MOTOR CORP.
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0011.xml
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YAMAHA PARTS DISTRIBUTORS,INC.
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YAMAHA PARTS DISTRIBUTORS,INC.
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0012.xml
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10,11
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American Motors Corporation: Jeep
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American Motors Corporation
Jeep
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0013.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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LETTERS
BANNED IN BOSTON. . . AND EVERY WHERE ELSE
UNSAFE AT SPEED
IN GRAPHIC DETAIL
OPPOSING POINT OF VIEW
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The following is just a sampling of the mail we’ve received concerning the AMA ’s ban of the Yamaha TZ750 Miler. To date we have not gotten a single letter upholding the AMA ban.-Ed. It has always been easier to legislate the opposition into 10th place—or onto the trailer—than it has been to finish nine bikes ahead of them.
CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0014.xml
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12,13
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SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0015.xml
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14
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Advertisement: The winner
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The winner
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0016.xml
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15
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0017.xml
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FORD: COURIER
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FORD
COURIER
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0018.xml
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CRAWFORD HOUSE, INC.
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CRAWFORD HOUSE, INC.
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0019.xml
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19,20,21
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Yamaha: DT400
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Yamaha
DT400
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0020.xml
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22
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Superbike Tire Company: CONTINENTAL TWINS
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Superbike Tire Company
CONTINENTAL TWINS
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0021.xml
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Marubeni America Corp.: Red Wing
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Marubeni America Corp.
Red Wing
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0022.xml
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K&N Engineering
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K&N Engineering
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0023.xml
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0024.xml
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0025.xml
article
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24,26,28,30
DEPARTMENTS
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FEED BACK
A THING OF BEAUTY
DUCATI DEVOTEE
BLITZING DEFINED
BEAMING BMW OWNER
ANOTHER VOTE FOR THE TS185
BEST BIKE BUY
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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_19760401_0015_004_0026.xml
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0027.xml
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0028.xml
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Advertisement: BUCO
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BUCO
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0029.xml
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PASER INSTRUMENTATION Inc.
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PASER INSTRUMENTATION Inc.
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0030.xml
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BERLINER MOTOR CORP.
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BERLINER MOTOR CORP.
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0031.xml
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AMERICAN PJ CO.
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AMERICAN PJ CO.
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0032.xml
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ANCRA
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ANCRA
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0033.xml
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Husqvarna Motorcycle Co., Inc.
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Husqvarna Motorcycle Co., Inc.
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0034.xml
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FULL HOUSE
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0035.xml
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0036.xml
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0037.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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ROUND·UP
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JOE PARKHURST
THINGS could be worse. According to the authoritative Wards Automotive Report, quoting R.L. Polk and Co. figures, motorcycle sales were up for the last part of 1975. Registrations increased by 14 percent following nine months of a decline that finally terminated at 27.5 percent.
CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0038.xml
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Bel-Ray Co.
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Bel-Ray Co.
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0039.xml
review
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34,35,36,37,38,39
Cycle World MX Test
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SUZUKI RM100 MX
SUSPENSION DYNO TEST FRONT FORKS
REAR SHOCKS
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
RM100 MX
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■ THERE’S SOMETHING special about the l00cc class. It really has to do with competing against people on bigger bikes, winning, then walking away with the satisfaction that it was you and not something you bought that did the job. In the late ’60s, the people at Hodaka made a fortune pushing this premise.
CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0040.xml
article
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40,41,42
FEATURES
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Trials Notebook
Honda's RTL300: The Antepenultimate Weapon
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Mike Obermeyer
A COMPETITIVE trials bike utilizing anything other than a large displacement four-cycle engine? “Fat chance,” scoffed those in the know. It was mid-’60s and the thumper was “state of the art.” Although peculiar one-off specials built around (or in spite of) such unusual power plants as the circa-175cc BSA Bantam two-stroke occasionally cropped up, the big-bangers reigned supreme.
CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0041.xml
review
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43,44,45,46,47,48
Cycle World MX Test
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HONDA CR125M2
The latest Elsinore joins the ranks of the 20-hp, long-travel motocrossers and reestablishes itself as the bike to beat.
HONDA
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HONDA
CR125M2
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■ IT WAS A SHOCK. When Honda entered the motocross market, its production machines were reeling everyone who rode them. The CR250 was a bullet. It possessed more horsepower than anyone had ever seen in a 250. It had outstanding straight-line handling, albeit at the expense of steerability through corners.
CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0042.xml
review
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49,50,51,52,53
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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Marty Stmith’s Flyring Machine Factory 125
How Does The Production CR Stack Up Against This Proven Winner?
SUSPENSION DYNO TEST FRONT FORKS
REAR SHOCKS
SUSPENSION DYNO TEST FRONT FORKS
REAR SHOCKS
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CR125M2
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FMF125
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■ WHEN WE RECEIVED word from American Honda that CYCLE WORLD would have the exclusive test on its new CR125 motocrosser, we began formulating a plan. While discussing with some of the folks at Honda just what, if anything, was new on the 1976 model,, we quickly came to realize that the entire machine was.
CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0043.xml
review
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54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61
SPECIAL TECHNICAL FEATURES
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MAKING KAWASAKI'S SUPERBIKE SUPER PART III
IT’S TIME TO GO PRODUCTION RACING
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FERNANDO BELAIR
FOR TWO MONTHS now we’ve been showing you how to develop a stock Kawasaki KZ900 into a faster, better-handling street bike. Our overall target was to take the machine through three stages. First, we made it handle better and ride smoother with just $100 worth of work.
CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0044.xml
review
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62,63,64,65,66,67,68
Cycle World Road Test
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SUZUKI GT500A
The homely one gets plastic surgery, holds onto its reliability and maintains a foothold in the economy bike marketplace.
SUSPENSION DYNO TEST FRONT FORKS
REAR SHOCKS
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
GT500A
$1295
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■ IN OUR EXCURSIONS around the country over the last few years, we’ve noticed a goodly number of Suzuki Titans running up the miles in a variety of conditions. We’ve taken the time to talk to the owners and have read many letters from the same group praising their trusted mounts.
CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0045.xml
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CHRYSLER CORPORATION: Dodge
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CHRYSLER CORPORATION
Dodge
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0046.xml
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interpart: FILTRON
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interpart
FILTRON
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0047.xml
article
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70,72,73,74,75,78,82
DEPARTMENTS
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ROAD RIDING
FAST COUNTRY RIDING
BAD WEATHER
RAIN RIDING
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DAN HUNT
When you take racing theory away from the race track and apply it to riding on real, imperfect roads for pleasure, many principles have to be compromised. One thing you shouldn’t be doing is going as fast as your bike can stand. When you race on a race track, you’ve seen it all hundreds of laps before.
CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0048.xml
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BOMBARDIER: can-am
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BOMBARDIER
can-am
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0049.xml
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72
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0050.xml
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73
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Torque Engineering
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Torque Engineering
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0051.xml
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73
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0052.xml
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0053.xml
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74
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Advertisement: GUNK
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GUNK
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0054.xml
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TORQUE
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TORQUE
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0055.xml
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75
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Belstaff
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Belstaff
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0056.xml
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76,77
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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0057.xml
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78
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0058.xml
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79
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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0059.xml
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80,81
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Kawasaki
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Kawasaki
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0060.xml
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82
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RAT'S HOLE
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RAT'S HOLE
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0061.xml
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82
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0062.xml
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82
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0063.xml
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83
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Vetter Fairing Company
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Vetter Fairing Company
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0064.xml
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84,85
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Harley-Davidson: AMF
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Harley-Davidson
AMF
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0065.xml
article
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86,90,94
DEPARTMENTS
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NEW MODELS & PRODUCTS
THE CHALLENGER
REBUILDABLE BETORS
THE NEW CHAMPION
SOURCE OF TENSION
THESE BOOTS ARE MADE BY HONDA
HEADGEAR
SUZUKI SWINGING ARM
NEW LINE OF LEATHERS
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J&R, the oldest name in two-stroke motorcycle exhaust systems, introduces the Challenger series, a bold new line for four-stroke motorcycles that really takes the state of the art a step farther. Increased lean clearance and excellent muffling.
CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0066.xml
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86
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CIRCLE INDUSTRIES
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CIRCLE INDUSTRIES
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0067.xml
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87
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HODAKA
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HODAKA
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0068.xml
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88,89
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American Honda Motor Co.
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American Honda Motor Co.
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0069.xml
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90
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National Hydron Incorporated
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National Hydron Incorporated
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0070.xml
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91
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Harley-Davidson: AMF
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Harley-Davidson
AMF
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0071.xml
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92,93
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Lester Tire & Wheel Co.
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Lester Tire & Wheel Co.
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0072.xml
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94
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HUGON FAIRING & DISTRIBUTING COMPANY
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HUGON FAIRING & DISTRIBUTING COMPANY
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0073.xml
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95
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Kawasaki
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Kawasaki
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0074.xml
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96
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0075.xml
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97
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0076.xml
article
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98
DEPARTMENTS
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Slipstream
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0077.xml
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99
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CycleWorld_19760401_0015_004_0078.xml
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100
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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_19760401_0015_004_0079.xml