Issue: 19780101

Sunday, January 1, 1978
January
1
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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Articles
cover
1
1,3
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0001.xml
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2
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B&WT Co.: Fact
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B&WT Co.
Fact
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0002.xml
masthead
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3
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Masthead
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0003.xml
tableOfContents
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3
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0004.xml
article
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4,6
UP FRONT
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THE DAY THE BLUE MEANIES STAYED HOME
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Allan Girdler
What got me into this particular foolishness was my standard-issue willingness to stick a burr beneath the saddle of Law and Order. One day I received a letter from an electronics firm. The letter asked that I fill in the enclosed form, listing my three favorite radar locations.
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0005.xml
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4
4
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CBS Inc.
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CBS Inc.
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0006.xml
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5
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0007.xml
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6
6
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Hooker
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Hooker
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0008.xml
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7
7
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HOWE ENGINEERED SALES CO.: Windkutter
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HOWE ENGINEERED SALES CO.
Windkutter
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0009.xml
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8
8,9
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SUZUKI: GS-400
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SUZUKI
GS-400
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0010.xml
article
10
10,14,18,20,22
LETTERS
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LETTERS
TEN BEST BIKES
HELMETS AND SAFETY-FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCES
RESTORING AN EXCELSIOR
A POSSIBLE ANSWER
WE DON'T SEE IT THAT WAY
HONDA 400 FOUR FAN
PEACHES AND CREAM
RIGHT ON?
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If you had entitled your article “Ten Best Buys of 1977” I could understand your selection of the Honda GL1000 as the best touring bike. But to say that “the BMW is the finest combination of speed and comfort and handling and reliability offered,” and then relegate it to Honorable Mention because it costs so much more than the Honda is hardly in keeping with the title “Ten Best Bikes.”
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0011.xml
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10
10
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BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.: Bates Leathers
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BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
Bates Leathers
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0012.xml
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11
11
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Triumph
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Triumph
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0013.xml
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12
12,13
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Kawasaki: Z1-R
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Kawasaki
Z1-R
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0014.xml
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14
14
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0015.xml
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14
14
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THE SPORT SPOT
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THE SPORT SPOT
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0016.xml
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14
14
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HONDA of MINEOLA
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HONDA of MINEOLA
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0017.xml
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14
14
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ADVANCED CYCLE PRODUCTS, INC.: liquid TIRE BALANCER & SEALER
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ADVANCED CYCLE PRODUCTS, INC.
liquid TIRE BALANCER & SEALER
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0018.xml
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15
15
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Advertisements
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MXL
GAUNTLET GLOVE
MXL
BUBBLE SHIELD
MXL
PROFESSIONAL GLOVES
MXL
SPACE FACE FLIP-SHIELD
MXL
CHAIN TENSIONERS
MXL
MODEL 700 "UNI RACER"
MXL
MODEL 600
MXL
MODEL 800 "STARR"
MXL
COMPETITION SHIELD
MXL
200 SHIELD SERIES
MXL
MODEL 70 "JUNIORS & LADIES"
MXL
PRO-MX GLOVE
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0019.xml
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16
16,17
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Yamaha
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Yamaha
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0020.xml
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18
18
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K&N ENGINEERING, INC.
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K&N ENGINEERING, INC.
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0021.xml
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18
18
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CAPITAL CYCLE CORPORATION
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CAPITAL CYCLE CORPORATION
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0022.xml
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18
18
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0023.xml
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19
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HONDA of MINEOLA
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HONDA of MINEOLA
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0024.xml
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20
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BASSANI Manufacturing
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BASSANI Manufacturing
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0025.xml
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21
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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_19780101_0017_001_0026.xml
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22
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Circle Industries Incorporated
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Circle Industries Incorporated
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0027.xml
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23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58
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Yamaha
XS Eleven
Yamaha
XS ELEVEN
Yamaha
750 Special
Yamaha
650 Special
Yamaha
400
Yamaha
SR500
Yamaha
XS750
Yamaha
TT500
Yamaha
XT500
Yamaha
IT400
Yamaha
IT250
Yamaha
IT175
Yamaha
XS 750
Yamaha
XS 650
Yamaha
XS 500
Yamaha
XS 400
Yamaha
RD400
Yamaha
YZ400
Yamaha
YZ250
Yamaha
YZ125
Yamaha
YZ100
Yamaha
YZ80
Yamaha
DT250
Yamaha
DT175
Yamaha
DT125
Yamaha
DT100
Yamaha
DT400
Yamaha
YZ80—Mini
Yamaha
GTMX-Offroad mini
Yamaha
GT80-Dualpurpose mini
Yamaha
Chappy-Special purpose
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0028.xml
article
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59,60,61
DEPARTMENTS
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ROUNDUP
WHY COPYING DOESN'T COME EASILY
EARL’S COURT EXPOSED
OUR EXPORTS
THE AIRBAG EQUIVALENT
NEW FROM HODAKA
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Chuck Johnston
One of the more reliable staples in the tester's notebook is a remark or two in re the various new ideas displayed by one factory and not the others. Either we praise a nifty new gadget and hint that rival firms will have the same thing shortly, or we complain because the first outfit had theirs last season and the others haven’t gotten around to it yet.
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0029.xml
article
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60,61
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Short Strokes
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TIM BARELA
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0030.xml
review
62
62,63,64,65
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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BMW R80/7
50ccs for the R75, Refinements for the Family
BMW
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BMW
R80/7
$3595
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Whatever else you may think of them, you can’t accuse the gents responsible for making BMW motorcycles of being capricious. There are no weathervane mentalities guiding the fortunes of Bayerische Motoren Werke, and the winds of change are experienced only as timid little breezes in the company’s Munich headquarters.
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0031.xml
review
66
66,67,68
TECHNICAL
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YAMAHA DIRT BIKES FOR 1978
The Motocross Models Were Already Good, So Yamaha Made Them Better
YZ80E
YZ100E
YZ125E
YZ250E
YZ400E
Yamaha
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Yamaha
YZ80E
$545
Immediately apparent is this 80’s adaptation of full-size MX suspension components. Leading-axle forks are standard, as is the monoshock rear. An extensively redesigned engine package complements the suspension update, with a 19 percent torque increase over last year. A new barrel and head with substantially greater fin area keep things cool, and passes gas through a new pipe. An outer-rotor CDI unit replaces the magneto of old, and is one more indication of the seriousness of this machine. A new (still steel) gas tank with larger opening tops off the package, which has lost three pounds in the process.
Yamaha
YZ100E
$899
Leading-axle forks have found their way onto the 100cc YZ, as have new hubs, front and rear. Curiously, though, the front hub is full-width rather than conical. Both are aluminum. New cylinder, radial head and expansion chamber provide a boost in beans, up 0.5 ft. lb. of torque to 9.8 (a 9500 rpm. A plastic tank replaces the steel unit, and contributes to the seven-pound weight reduction.
Yamaha
YZ125E
$1024
The 125 shows its racing heritage in a number of improvements. The aluminum swing arm draws most first glances, and is complemented by new. longer forks. Yamaha engineers are not putting all their eggs in the travel basket, however, as fork stroke is unchanged. Instead, engagement (overlap) has been increased to reduce fork flex and binding and increase compliance. Tying the ends together is a new/old frame, mostly chrome-moly instead of mild steel. Rated torque is unchanged, but the 12.0 ft. lb. figure now occurs at 10.500 rpm. rather than at 10 even. The new cylinder/head combo is responsible and can now be removed as a unit. On prior YZ125s, the head first had to be pulled before the barrel could be removed. Dogleg levers add a final touch to this raceready rocket. Suggested retail: $1024
Yamaha
YZ250E
$1498
The new YZ250 is still yellow. So much for similarities. This YZE is a new motorcycle. sharing little with its predecessor. Forks are new and. like the 125, have increased engagement rather than travel. The swing arm is aluminum and slightly longer than the D model's steel unit. It mounts to a chrome-moly frame whose design differs substantially from previous models. Gone are the aluminum rear engine mount-to-backbone struts, obviated by the more rigid frame. Chain travel is checked by a tensioner and three nylon rollers—one on the swing arm pivot, and one each above and below. This appears to be necessary because the new engine package is located slightly farther forward in the cradle. New engine package. Yes. Still 70 x 64mm internal dimensions, but little: else the same. The new powerplant is compact, yet offers more of everything (except weight, of course). Fed by a new, larger airbox and a 38mm Mikuni, the new cylinder/head/piston/pipe configuration produces a higher, wider powerband. Somewhere in this weight reduction process another gain was realized: The new transmission is a six-speed! Helping the rider keep a grip on things are dogleg levers and a recontoured seat. All these plusses in a 216 lb. (claimed) motoscooter make the YZ250E a prime contender for 1978.
Yamaha
YZ400E
$1598
Last, largest, but definitely not least, is the new YZ400, which shares the same race-bred improvements as its smaller counterparts. Longer forks and an aluminum swing arm are incorporated, as is chrome-moly for frame material. The already potent 400 engine is basically unchanged. but the suspension improvements should get more of that power to the ground. Dogleg levers are standard and. if you haven’t already noticed, all the ’78 YZs feature bright yellow fork gaiters for E-Z identification.
Len Vucci
Evolution: A process of continuous change from a lower, simpler, or worse to a higher, more complex, or better state. In a market as dynamic and demanding as motorcycling, where evolve or die is a basic law, Yamaha Motor Corporation is very much alive.
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0032.xml
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69
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Advertisements
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R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Winston King
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Winston 100’s
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0033.xml
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70
70,71
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Honda: CB-750K
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Honda
CB-750K
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0034.xml
review
72
72,73,74,75,76,77
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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SACHS HERCULES GS250 ENDURO
Seven Speeds, Super Handling and Good Value for the Money
The 7-Speed Sachs: How It Works
SACHS
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SACHS
HERCULES
$1698
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If you’ve been following off-road racing for a few years, the name Sachs will bring back memories of heavily built 100cc and 125cc German motorcycles with strange looking leading-link forks, cylinders with extra large fins, bullet-proof engines and, perhaps the most vivid memory of all, neutrals between each gear.
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0035.xml
review
78
78,79,80,81,82
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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YAMAHA SR500
Careful Design and No Frills Turn a Good Old Idea Into a Great New Roadster
YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
SR500
$1489
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Nostalgia? Forget it. Never mind that Yamaha’s road-only 500 Single began with letters from people who’d owned such bikes in the past. Never mind that the guys at Yamaha wanted to call the SR500 the Star, and that even this publication has seen fit to rekindle the magic of the old 500 Singles in this very issue.
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0036.xml
article
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83,84,85,86
FEATURES
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BSA GOLD STAR REVIEW
Yamaha’s New 500 Single Has a Tough Act To Follow
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Henry N. Manney III
The cult of the British Single, especially among those who play Rorschach Blot with oil stains on the garage floor, is one of those histories every bit as convoluted as that of sects of the early Church. Fanciers of every marque praise the virtues of their machines, wear tee-shirts featuring handy exploded views of the engine, and such is their enthusiasm that one asks just how these paragons of design ever disappeared from the market.
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0037.xml
article
87
87,88,89,90,91
COMPETITION
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THE (ALMOST) MOTORCYCLE OLYMPICS
Trialing Flattrackers vs Road-Race Motocrossers vs Drag Racing Enduros? What’s Going On Here?
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Henry N. Manney III
After the success of various so-called Superstar athletic events on the Tube, it was only natural that the idea would extend to motorcycling. In the days before formal m/c events proliferated into the variety we have now, it was easy to say that flying Joe Sapone was the best because he won AMA’s No.
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0038.xml
review
92
92,93,94,95,96
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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KAWASAKI KL250
A Playbike for the Man Who’d Rather Get Home than Go Fast
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No sooner had the man from Kawasaki’s test center rolled the KL250 out of his truck than the editor, always ready for a laugh, rolled his Honda XL250 out of the shop and parked it next to the newcomer. “You bring any spares?” he asked. “I’ve bent my shift lever, see, and from the looks of Kawasaki’s entry for the four-stroke dual-purpose Single market, every part will bolt right onto my old nail.”
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0039.xml
article
97
97,98,99,100,101,104
COMPETITION
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FOUR FOR ONE
There Were Four Contenders with Only Four Races Left, but When the Dust Cleared at Ascot Springsteen Stood Alone
THE LAST MILE
CAMEL PRO SERIES San Jose Mile 25-Lap National
KING OF THE ROAD
RIVERSIDE SUPERBIKE INTERNATIONAL 30-Lap National
THE ASCOT/PEORIA TT
ASCOT TT 25-Lap National
ASCOT HALF-MILE
ASCOT HALF-MILE 20-Lap National
FINAL STANDINGS (Top Ten) For 28-Race Season
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Tony Swan
Wait a minute, who choreographed this scenario? John Frankenheimer? Are you serious? Four guys still in the running for the championship with only four races left? It’s a joke, right? Never-Never Land. Because it just doesn't work that way in Real Life.
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0040.xml
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102
102,103
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Advertisements
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KAWASAKI
650/4
KAWASAKI
650 Custom
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0041.xml
article
105
105,106,107
FEATURES
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BLOW UP
You’ve heard of gas/oil shocks? Air suspension? Long travel? Well . . .
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Henry N. Manney III
Sunday morning breakfast in the Pawnee Cafe after a highly unsatisfactory Saturday practice is not a cheerful event at best, much less so when the latest Tortellini factory bikes had shown themselves slower than several of the privateers, let alone other works teams.
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0042.xml
article
108
108,109,112,113,114
TECHNICAL
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MAY THE FORCE WORK WITH YOU
A Semi-Technical Look at Why Motorcycles Don’t (Or Do) Fall Over in the Corners
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Lane Campbell
There’s something funny about us bikers. Point a rider down a swoopy, swervy road, and if it’s just the right kind of road, even the stodgiest full-dress tourer will wick it up, just a bit. It’s subconscious, it’s subliminal, it’s something we all know: Cornering a motorcycle is just plain bugs-in-the-teeth fun.
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0043.xml
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SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0044.xml
article
115
115,116,117
COMPETITION
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52nd INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS TRIALS
We Didn't Do as Well as We Hoped, but Neither Did Anybody Else. Except the Czechs.
THE FIRST DAY
SECOND DAY
THIRD DAY
FOURTH DAY
FIFTH DAY
SIXTH DAY
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Francois Bourret
Even a first-time spectator at the 1977 International Six Days Trials would have known the odds instantly: Host country Czechoslovakia staged the opening ceremonies in a huge stadium. There was folk dancing and parachute jumping and a parade by the 300 riders from 18 countries.
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0045.xml
article
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118,119,120,121
TECHNICAL
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REBUILD YOUR BRAKES
Part 2: Disc Brakes Rx for Worn Out Pads and Tired Hydraulics
SCOPE
BASIC PROCEDURES
OPERATIONAL CHECK
COMPONENT INSPECTION, DISC AND PADS
COMPONENT INSPECTION, HYDRAULICS
PRE-ASSEMBLY PREPARATION
REASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMENT, DISC AND PADS
REASSEMBLY, HYDRAULICS
SQUEAL HEAL
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Len Vucci
Last month we outlined the simple procedures necessary to rebuild drum brakes. In this installment we’ll cover the same, as applied to discs. As you’ll see. the more efficient disc brake is easier to maintain than its drum counterpart.
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0046.xml
article
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122,132,136
DEPARTMENTS
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SERVICE
XL SNAP, CRACKLE, POP
QUESTION OF RESISTANCE
RD400 IGNITION MOD
SOGGY BISCUITS
DWELL UPON THIS
HONDA FOUR IGNITION MOD
XT500 PLUS
DISC SQUEAL FIX
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Len Vucci
My problem concerns a low-mileage 1975 Honda XL350. It runs OK until the engine gets hot. then it will pop and crack and backfire when the throttle is opened. Points, condenser, spark plug and coil were replaced, but the problem remained. The engine was torn down but no cause was found.
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0047.xml
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Advertisement: Easy Rider
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Easy Rider
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0048.xml
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124
124
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0049.xml
article
125
125,126
DEPARTMENTS
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RACE WATCH
DeCoster Leads Tight Trans-AMA; Smith Takes AMA Open MX Titte; AAMRR Names 12 Champs
TRANS-AMA IN 4-WAY BATTLE AT MID-SEASON
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? DEPT.
MARTY SMITH TAKES 500 MX TITLE
AMA AIMS TO COOL HOT PACE AT DAYTONA
MEOMARTINO, ROY DOUBLE IN LOUDON AMATEUR RUNOFFS
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With half of its eight race schedule history, the annual Trans-AMA International Motocross shaped up as a fourcornered battle between defending titlist (and five-time world champion) Roger DeCoster (Suz), Bob Hannah (Yam), Jim Pomeroy (Hon), with two more Honda factory riders—Brad Lackey and Marty Smith—not far off the pace.
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0050.xml
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127
127
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BULLWORKER SERVICE
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BULLWORKER SERVICE
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0051.xml
review
128
128,129,130
FEATURES
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NEW IDEAS IN EXHAUST AND LEATHERS
J&R COLLECTOR FOR KAWASAKI KZ650
J.T. UNLEATHERS
J&R Exhaust Systems
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J&R Exhaust Systems
4-into-1 collector exhaust system
J&R Exhaust Systems
J.T. Unleathers
$89.95
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Had anybody except members of our staff been in the timing tower at Orange County International Raceway when the longterm Kawasaki KZ650 made the fourth run of its fourth exhaust system test session, surely that stranger would have been perplexed.
CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0052.xml
article
130
130
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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SUMMARY
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0053.xml
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131
131
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Hi-Q PRODUCTS, INC.
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Hi-Q PRODUCTS, INC.
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0054.xml
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132
132
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Number One Products Inc.: TRICKIT
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Number One Products Inc.
TRICKIT
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0055.xml
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132
132
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0056.xml
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132
132
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Motorcycle Industry Council, Inc.
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Motorcycle Industry Council, Inc.
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0057.xml
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132
132
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PASER INSTRUMENTATION, INC.: CARB STIX
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PASER INSTRUMENTATION, INC.
CARB STIX
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0058.xml
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133
133
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Mr. Boston
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Mr. Boston
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HarleyDavidson: 75th Anniversary Sportster
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HarleyDavidson
75th Anniversary Sportster
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0060.xml
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D. LEWIS LTD.: Lewis Leathers
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D. LEWIS LTD.
Lewis Leathers
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0061.xml
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Cycle World
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0062.xml
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American Heart Association
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American Heart Association
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0063.xml
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SCHOOL
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SCHOOL
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0064.xml
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SUZUKI
JR-50
SUZUKI
DS-80
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0065.xml
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KAWASAKI: 650 SR
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KAWASAKI
650 SR
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0066.xml
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140
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0067.xml
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DEPARTMENTS
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NEW MODELS & PRODUCTS
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Mike Burke High Performance
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Mike Burke High Performance
COIL KITS
Mike Burke Performance Products has high performance coil kits to fit all Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki Fours. Kits are also available for most two-cylinder bikes. These coils are claimed to offer easier starting, longer plug life, increased mileage and better performance. The replaceable silicone wires shrug off dirt, water and temperatures up to 500 degrees F. Kits come complete with all necessary mounting hardware and fit in place of stock coils. For additional information, write Mike Burke High Performance, P.O. Box 95, CW-1, Little Rock, Calif. 93543.
Mike Burke High Performance
BOOT GUARD
$19
A boot guard by Krauser of West Germany is offered by Bob Beach Motorcycle Accessories. The design of the boot guard is claimed to offer maximum protection to your bike’s muffler and insure against melted boot heels. The boot guard is stainless steel and can be installed on any BMW 5/6/7. It comes complete with clamps and retails for approximately $19. Further information can be obtained from Robert Beach. CW-1, 2763 W. River Pkwy., Dept. 60. Grand Island, N.Y. 14072. Telephone (716) 773-4960.
Mike Burke High Performance
PRESTOLITE MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES
The Prestolite Battery Division of Eltra Corporation has introduced a line of batteries for most major brands and models of imported motorcycles. Prestolite batteries are housed in onepiece containers, are dry-charged and vacuum sealed, and incorporate a ventilating system to reduce fluid leakage when the battery is tipped on its side. Glass mat separators are used in all Prestolite motorcycle batteries. The batteries are available in 6-volt and 12-volt sizes and are designed for Bridgestone, BSA, Hodaka, Honda, Kawasaki, Norton, Suzuki and Yamaha. For a catalog listing a motorcycle battery cross-reference and complete battery applications, write for Form 4743 to Prestolite Battery Division of Eltra Corporation, CW-1, P.O. Box 931, Toledo. Ohio 43694.
Mike Burke High Performance
REPLACEMENT FENDERS
$10.95
Graham’s Sheet Metal, Inc., has replacement front and rear fenders for 1977 Yamaha YZ125, 250 and 400D models. They are available in yellow, white or translucent, and cost $10.95. The fenders can be purchased at your local dealer or by contacting G.S.M., Inc., Dept. CW-1, 7325 Greenbush Ave., N. Hollywood, Calif. 91605. Telephone (213) 764-1808.
Mike Burke High Performance
Kerker 4-into-1 exhaust system
The new Kerker 4-into-1 exhaust system is claimed to produce a power increase, improve quarter-mile acceleration by approximately one-half second, and provide better gas mileage. The Kerker design features all four head pipes welded together at the collector, under the engine. The rear section or megaphone slips onto the header and sweeps upward to give the bike a racing-style appearance. Silencing is accomplished by means of a removable fiberglass-packed baffle. (There are two optional baffles available with larger openings for competition use.) Oil and filter may be changed without removing the exhaust. Both sideand centerstands remain in place. The pipes are available in chrome or black finish, and are available for Honda 750K models as well as the 500/550, 400F, GL1000 and Kawasaki 900/1000. You can see them at your dealer or contact Racecrafters International, Inc., Dept. CW-1, 7801 Canoga Ave., Canoga Park, Calif. 91304. Telephone (213) 9992811.
Mike Burke High Performance
CLUTCH SPRINGS
$7.90
Barnett Tool & Engineering offers clutch springs for 1971 and later HarleyDavidson Sportsters. Designed to replace both stock springs, these springs are claimed to be 20 percent stronger and to give more reliable, more efficient performance. Manufactured of aircraft-quality chrome-silicone spring wire, they are also heat-treated and shot-peened for longer life. Suggested retail price, $7.90 each. For further information contact Barnett Tool & Engineering, Dept. CW-1, 4915 Pacific Blvd., Vernon, Calif. 90058. Telephone (213) 589-5488.
Mike Burke High Performance
SIG ERSON CAMS
Sig Erson has a new line of high performance cams and component parts for most popular motorcycles. For many years Erson has been famous in car circles and as a supplier to factory racing teams. The camshafts are manufactured from new billets designed for high performance use and are neither welded nor reground. The valve springs are custom designed for each application and made of chromesilicon wire. Send $1 for a catalog and technical information to Sig Erson Racing Cams, Inc., 20925 Brant Ave., Dept. CW-1, Long Beach, Calif. 90810.
Mike Burke High Performance
SIX-IN-ONE LUBRICANT
Bel-Ray’s Molylube Six-in-One lubricant is said to reduce friction, remove rust and protect against corrosion. The high pressure aerosol enables you to spray directly into hard-to-get-at parts. It forms a thin protective film that resists metal-tometal contact and has anti-wear capabilities. It can also be used as a lubricating oil for thread tapping, as a cutting fluid, and cleaner, or in any number of other applications. It can be sprayed into electrical switches, and will not harm plastic or vinyl parts. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Bel-Ray Co., Inc., Western Office, Dept. CW-1, 14670 Firestone Blvd., Suite 410, La Mirada, Calif. 90638.
Mike Burke High Performance
ENDURO SIX-DAY TIRE
$36
Barum is introducing its Enduro SixDay tire. The tire is said to have a longwearing rubber compound, great traction in all terrain and a motocross sidewall that resists punctures. The tire uses the Six-Day Trials-type knobbie pattern, is available in 4.25 x 18 and 4.75 x 18 and costs $36 and $38.26, respectively. For more information, contact Malcolm Smith Racing Products, CW-1, 888 Marlborough. Riverside, Calif. 92507. Telephone (714) 686-1006.
Mike Burke High Performance
CHAIN BREAKER TOOL
$22
Maxco now has a tool that cuts 1/2-in., 5/8in. and 3/4-in. pitch chains and pushes the rivet pins completely through the chain. A punch pin on the chain breaker resists bending and shattering. Component parts include rachet handle assembly, body unit, clamp screw, and collar guide nut. The price is $22. For further information contact Maxco, Dept. CW-1, 1409 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 90021. Telephone (213)931-9000. g
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0069.xml
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0070.xml
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DEPARTMENTS
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SLIPSTREAM
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0071.xml
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BERLINER MOTOR CORP.: DUCATI DESMO
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BERLINER MOTOR CORP.
DUCATI DESMO
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0072.xml
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Marlboro red
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Longhorn 100's
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CycleWorld_19780101_0017_001_0073.xml