Issue: 19771201

Thursday, December 1, 1977
December
12
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0001.xml
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2,3
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0002.xml
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4
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0003.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
CYCLE WORLD TESTS
TECHNICAL
FEATURES
COMPETITION
DEPARTMENTS
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0004.xml
masthead
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masthead
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0005.xml
article
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6,8,29
UP FRONT
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THE PERFECT DAY
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Allan Girdler
Our Resident Guru doesn't actually live here. Herb Gunnison contributes to this magazine by mail, from his (honest) hand-built log cabin somewhere near Horsethief Creek. British Columbia. Before he embarked on a self-sustaining lifestyle.
CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0006.xml
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6
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CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0007.xml
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7
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HONDA
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HONDA
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0008.xml
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8
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Bassani
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Bassani
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0009.xml
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9
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Kawasaki
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Kawasaki
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0010.xml
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10,11
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HONDA: GL-1000
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HONDA
GL-1000
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0011.xml
article
12
12,18,20,22,24
LETTERS
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LETTERS
TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
“SOS” ANSWERED
VELOCETTE OWNERS CLUB
ONE MAN'S OPINION
NEW VIEW ON CHAIN LIFE
SPRINGIN’ FOR SPRINGER
NEWTON’S LAW & PULL RIGHT, TURN LEFT
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
FAIRING FRUSTRATION
DEBATING THE HAWKS
FALLEN FAVORITE
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Reading through your August issue, I found myself on a roller coaster in the “Letters” section. I was pleased to read Mr. Cantelon’s letter, “Ridin’ Proud.” I was responsible for handling his case. There was nothing particularly special about the way it was handled, but it’s always nice to hear from a happy Yamaha customer.
CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0012.xml
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12
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CRAWFORD HOUSE, INC.
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CRAWFORD HOUSE, INC.
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0013.xml
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13
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DODGE
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DODGE
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0014.xml
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14,15
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0015.xml
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16
16,17
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Harley-Davidson
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Harley-Davidson
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0016.xml
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18
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0017.xml
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18,19
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HONDA
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HONDA
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0018.xml
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20
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ACCESSORY HOUSE, INC.: Bates
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ACCESSORY HOUSE, INC.
Bates
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0019.xml
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20
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CAPITAL CYCLE CORPORATION
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CAPITAL CYCLE CORPORATION
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0020.xml
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20
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AMS Industries
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AMS Industries
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0021.xml
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21
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CLYMER PUBLICATIONS
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CLYMER PUBLICATIONS
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0022.xml
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22
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0023.xml
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22
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0024.xml
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22
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k&N
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k&N
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0025.xml
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23
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SUZUKI: PE-250
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SUZUKI
PE-250
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0026.xml
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24
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0027.xml
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25
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Hi-Q PRODUCTS,INC.
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Hi-Q PRODUCTS,INC.
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0028.xml
article
26
26,28,29
SERVICE
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SERVICE
CLUTCH THROES
TRIAL SUSPENSION
FLICKERING FIRE
EXHAUSTING PROBLEM
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Len Vucci
I own a 1976 Yamaha XS500C with 8800 miles, and have had problems with the clutch since the initial break-in period. When starting out from a dead stop, the clutch grips with a jerk, the engine vibrates, and a crunch is heard from the engine area.
CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0029.xml
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27
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PREMIER MOTOR CORP.: MOTO GUZZI
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PREMIER MOTOR CORP.
MOTO GUZZI
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0030.xml
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0031.xml
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28
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COMPETITION CHEMICALS: Simichrome
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COMPETITION CHEMICALS
Simichrome
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0032.xml
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28
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HONDA
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HONDA
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0033.xml
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28
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Traylor-Fowler Enterprise
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Traylor-Fowler Enterprise
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0034.xml
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29
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Number One Products Inc.
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Number One Products Inc.
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0035.xml
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0036.xml
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30
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Royce CB
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Royce CB
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0037.xml
article
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31,32,33
CYCLE WORLD
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ROUNDUP
AN OPEN LETTER TO ANN LANDERS
RECORDS
FUEL FILL RULES
ADVANCED RIDER TRAINING
BROUGH SS100
BOOK NEWS
TWO-STROKE RETREAT
CALLING MAKE CLUBS
BIKES ON TV
STATES RIGHT AND WRONG
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DECEMBER 1977 VOL. 16 NO. 12 Dear Ann Landers: This is a response to one of your recent columns, in which a man wrote to you asking that mention be made of the various things careless drivers do which put motorcycle riders in jeopardy. He listed dumping burning cigars and hamburger wrappers, cutting in front of bikes, pulling into a lane already occupied by a motorcycle, etc. The list was accurate.
CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0038.xml
article
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32,33
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Short Strokes
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TIM BARELA
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0039.xml
review
34
34,35,36,37
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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YAMAHA XS500E
The Best Half-Liter Twin Going Gets Some Snazzy New Clothes
YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
XS500E
$1589
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Before one gets into any other assessment of a Yamaha sporting Streeter, he’s forced to consider it as an aesthetic entity. Since the first RD350s began screaming away from U.S. stoplights. Yamaha’s pavement stormers have looked not only snazzy bul right.
CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0040.xml
article
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38,39,40,41
TECHNICAL
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REBUILD YOUR BRAKES
Part 1 : Drum Brakes The Fix for Onand Off-Road Machines
SCOPE
BASIC PROCEDURES
OPERATIONAL CHECK
BRAKE TYPES
COMPONENT INSPECTION
PRE-ASSEMBLY PREPARATION
REASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMENT
BREAK-IN
TO COME
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Len Vucci
Skip through the contents of any motorcycle publication and you’ll find scores of ads hawking performance components. Virtually all of these advertisements concern engine and chassis modifications, and offer power, speed, comfort or beauty.
CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0041.xml
review
42
42,43,44,45,46
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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KAWASAKI Z1-R
A Slick New Standard in Superbikes
KAWASAKI
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KAWASAKI
Z1-R
$3695
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Roll up to the gas pump on Kawasaki’s Z1-R and the attendant goes bananas. “Oh, what a bike!” he says as he carefully guides the nozzle. It’s all the ZR rider can do to keep the kid from using his paper towel on the smoked plastic windscreen. Roll up to the second stoplight and the man in the Dino Spyder goes bananas.
CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0042.xml
article
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47,59,60
FEATURES
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CHRISTMAS BONUS
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James T. Crow
Just for entertainment, treat as a fact the existence of Santa Claus. Forget the sugar plums and the pony you never got. Santa Claus is cranking out the good stuff up north and here you are, all grown up except when it comes to motorcycles. What’s on your list?
CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0043.xml
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48,49
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0044.xml
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50,51
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BMW
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BMW
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0045.xml
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52,53
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0046.xml
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54,55,56,57
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0047.xml
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58
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Advertisements
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TOYOTA
SR-5 Long Bed Sport Truck
TOYOTA
idea Truck
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0048.xml
article
61
61,62,63
FEATURES
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ONE YEAR WITH SUZUKI'S PE250
How An Unbreakable Enduro Bike Became Everybody’s Friend
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Ron Griewe
When the Suzuki PE250 first arrived it drew' a lot of attention from our staff. Basically designed around the RM motocrossers. the PE250 has a wide ratio transmission and threegallon aluminum tank complete with large gas filler opening.
CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0049.xml
article
64
64,65
TECHNICAL
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A LEADING QUESTION
Nobody Doubts that Today’s Leading Axle Forks Work Best. But the Reasons are So Obvious They’re Hard to Understand.
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Lane Campbell
When this article was commissioned the folks at CYCLE WORLD indicated they expected something mysterious and exotic. Lots of old-world theory and dazzling science and such. Turns out it didn't happen. The reasoning behind today’s leading axle forks is so simple that this researcher was reminded mostly of the first time he was asked why the chicken crosses the road.
CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0050.xml
review
66
66,67,69,70
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON MX25O
A Prototype Bike in Production Clothing
HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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$1695
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Last year HarleyDavidson built 100 special 250cc motocross bikes and offered them to local racers through its large dealer network. They were strange looking creatures having what resembled front forks at the rear in place of conventional shocks.
CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0051.xml
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68
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Winston
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Winston
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0052.xml
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71
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CHAMPION
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CHAMPION
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0053.xml
article
72
72,73,74,75,86,87,94,95
LAGUNA SECA
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CHAMPION SPARK PLUG 200
Skip Aksland Spoils Steve Baker’s Triumphal Homecoming
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Tony Swan
In motorcycle racing the surest indication of the onset of fame is when people recognize you even though your leathers are still locked up in the van. It’s one thing for someone to know your number, or read the name on your uniform and connect it with the one they’ve been hearing and/or reading during the course of the season.
CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0054.xml
article
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76,77,78
FEATURES
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DATELINE MISSOULA
The Pundits Said They'd Never Make Seattle-and They Were Right
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Peter Egan
I guess it’s better to bend a valve in Missoula than to lose your mind in Bozeman.” my wife said, patting my hand as if to console me. I winced and wondered if Phaedrus ever took the bus. Our bus was rolling across the South Dakota night, late enough for all the reading lights to be out.
CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0055.xml
article
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79,80,81,82,90
FEATURES
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COLD WEATHER GEAR
On Bundling Up for Life in the Frost Lane
ELECTRICS
LOCKHART APPLE WARMER
FULL BORE RIDING SUIT
BATES WINTER GLOVES
HARLEY-DAVIDSON RIDING SUIT
DAMART DOUBLE FORCE LONG SLEEVE TOP AND LONG PANTS
WIGWAM GENUINE RAGG SOCK
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FULL MITTS
DAMART DOUBLE FORCE GLOVE LINERS
THURLOW LEATHERWORLD THERMAL GLOVES AND OVER MITTENS
HIPPO HANDS
MAGNUM II TOURSUIT
DAMART DOUBLE FORCE SOCKS
YAMAHA RIDING AND SNOWMOBILE SOCKS
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Sally Tatom
Winter has a charm of its own. The first actual day of winter is not until December 21, but the feeling grabs you a month or two earlier than that. Starts with that crispy clear brisk mountain-type air that heralds the beginning of football season.
CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0056.xml
article
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83
RACE WATCH
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Third Women’s MX Showdown
FISH FRIES GRAND NATIONAL FIELD
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If the annual International Women’s Motoeross Association shootout exists primarily to provide a championship forum for female riders, it’s developing a secondary effect that's likely to be more important in the long run: the deletion of the concept of "powder puff" events from the language of the sport.
CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0057.xml
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84,85
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Kawasaki: Z1-R
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Kawasaki
Z1-R
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0058.xml
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86
86,87
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HONDA
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HONDA
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0059.xml
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88
88,89
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SUZUKI: GS-750
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SUZUKI
GS-750
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0060.xml
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90
90
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D. LEWIS LTD: Lewis Leathers
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D. LEWIS LTD
Lewis Leathers
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0061.xml
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90
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Advertisement: BELL HELMETS
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BELL HELMETS
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0062.xml
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90
90
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0063.xml
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90
90
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0064.xml
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91
91,92
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Advertisements
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HODAKA
250/SL
HODAKA
175/SL
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0065.xml
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93
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YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0066.xml
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95
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0067.xml
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96
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0068.xml
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96
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0069.xml
article
97
97
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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SUMMARY
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0070.xml
review
97
97
DEPARTMENTS
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NEW MODELS & PRODUCTS
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WRENCH-STANDARD AND METRIC
$6.95
This wrench automatically adjusts to all inch sizes from 3/8 to 13/16, and to all metric sizes between 9mm and 22mm. It is claimed, to grip nuts and bolts on three sides so the wrench cannot slip off. It even works when nuts and bolts are severely beaten up or deformed. Combines ratcheting, box-end and crescent features into one self-adjusting tool. It is light and sturdy, nine inches long, and made of chrome. It’s priced at $6.95, postpaid and fully guaranteed. Write Howard Products Co., Dept. CW-12, PO Box 57246, Dallas, Tex. 75207
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SUZUKI 750 PIPE
RC Engineering’s line of street and performance four-cylinder motorcycle pipes now includes a model for the Suzuki 750. This pipe is said to increase performance and improve gas mileage. It is available in either chrome or competition black finish and the welded flange construction eliminates brackets and inserts making installation a simple bolt-on operation. Additional information may be obtained by contacting RC Engineering, Dept. CW-12, 16216 S. Main St., Gardena, Calif. 90248. Telephone: (213) 327-6858
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0071.xml
article
98
98
DEPARTMENTS
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SLIPSTREAM
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0072.xml
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99
99
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Advertisements
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BERLINER MOTOR CORP.
Ducati • 500 GTL
BERLINER MOTOR CORP.
Ducati • 500 GTL
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0073.xml
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100
100
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Advertisement: Marlboro
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Marlboro
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CycleWorld_19771201_0016_012_0074.xml