Issue: 19780401

Saturday, April 1, 1978
APRIL 1978
4
True
17
Monday, June 2, 2014
12/10/2014 8:32:51 PM

Articles
cover
1
1,3
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0001.xml
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2
2
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Triumph Motorcycles America: TRIUMPH
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Triumph Motorcycles America
TRIUMPH
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0002.xml
tableOfContents
3
3
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CYCLE WORLD
CYCLE WORLD TESTS
TOURING BONUS FEATURE
TECHNICAL
FEATURES
COMPETITION
DEPARTMENTS
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0003.xml
masthead
3
3
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Masthead
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0004.xml
article
4
4,6
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UP FRONT
THE INVISIBLE MAN
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Allan Girdler
My paranoia picked the worst possible time to come crashing out of the closet. Dick Bartkus is our new publisher. He and I were returning from a business lunch. Dick was driving. We were crossing a busy street, with the light. Coming toward us was a large car, making a signal for a left turn.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0005.xml
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4
4
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Publishing Division of CBS Inc.: CYCLE WORLD
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Publishing Division of CBS Inc.
CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0006.xml
advertisement
5
5
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American Honda Motor Co.,
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0007.xml
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6
6
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PHANTOM RIDER
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0008.xml
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7
7
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INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0009.xml
advertisement
8
8,9
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YAMAHA: XS400-2E
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YAMAHA
XS400-2E
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0010.xml
article
10
10,15,16,18,20
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LETTERS
A LOSING BATTLE?
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?
A CHILLING EXPERIENCE
HONDA HAWK KICKSTAND
YAMAHA'S SR500
SUZU-WAGEN
CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY
SUZUKI'S PE250
COSWORTH PROJECT
RETURN OF THE FOUR-STROKE SINGLE
YAMAHA SR500
MORE ON CLUBS
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I am a British enthusiast and see nothing in the Japanese bikes. The only two Hondas I respect are the old 305s and the 450s. Japanese motorcycles are not motorcycles. They are beginning to be like little second cars. Every little convenience that is standard on the auto is finding its way to the bike's frame.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0011.xml
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10
10
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CRAWFORD HOUSE, INC.: FRYE
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CRAWFORD HOUSE, INC.
FRYE
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0012.xml
advertisement
11
11
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Advertisements
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GOOD YEAR
Eagle A/T
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0013.xml
advertisement
12
12,13
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Kawasaki
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0014.xml
advertisement
14
14
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Spirit Marine/Division of Arctic Enterprises: Wetbike
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Spirit Marine/Division of Arctic Enterprises
Wetbike
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0015.xml
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15
15
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GASPRING: Gaspring-ST
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GASPRING
Gaspring-ST
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0016.xml
advertisement
15
15
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OVERSEAS M0T0SP0RT, INC.: cruise clip
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OVERSEAS M0T0SP0RT, INC.
cruise clip
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0017.xml
advertisement
16
16
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INTERCONTINENTAL LUBRICANTS CORP.: GOLDEN SPECTRO4
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INTERCONTINENTAL LUBRICANTS CORP.
GOLDEN SPECTRO4
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0018.xml
advertisement
16
16
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Advertisement: BLUE MAGIC
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BLUE MAGIC
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0019.xml
advertisement
16
16
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CAPITAL CYCLE CORPORATION
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0020.xml
advertisement
17
17
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Husqvarna Motorcycle Co., Inc.: 250 H CR
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Husqvarna Motorcycle Co., Inc.
250 H CR
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0021.xml
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18
18
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BATES
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0022.xml
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18
18
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ADVANCED CYCLE PRODUCTS. INC.: VIBRATION AND FLATS
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ADVANCED CYCLE PRODUCTS. INC.
VIBRATION AND FLATS
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0023.xml
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19
19
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GENERAL ELECTRIC: GE Hand-Held CB
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GENERAL ELECTRIC
GE Hand-Held CB
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0024.xml
advertisement
20
20
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NORTH AMERICAN SCHOOL OF MOTORCYCLE REPAIR
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0025.xml
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20
20
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Advertisements
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MAXI-PRODUCTS
MAXI-DWELL IGNITION
MAXI-PRODUCTS
MAXI-WIRE KIT
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0026.xml
advertisement
21
21
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R.C. Engineering
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0027.xml
advertisement
22
22
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formula cycletire: Freestar
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formula cycletire
Freestar
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0028.xml
article
23
23,24,25
CYCLE WORLD
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ROUNDUP
THE ENDLESS(MINDLESS?) DEBATE
RECORDS-OFFICIAL AND NOT SO
OUR HERO
NO MORE T'NTS
PRESERVING OUR WHAT?
HISTORY CLASS
THE LIGHTS-ON QUESTION
PENTONS BY ANOTHER NAME
THE IRON REDSKIN
DON'T TRUDGE IT ...RUDGE IT
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Prepare to take sides. Our western ad man Jim (Desert Crazy) Hansen believes the definition of an overweight engine is one with valves. CW alumnus Fernando Belair, now toiling for Honda's ad agency, cherishes a four-stroke Honda with every modification possible.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0029.xml
article
26
26
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PROFILE:DON VESCO
One Land Speed Record Isn't Enough;Vesco Wants it All
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Fred M. H. Gregory
Don Vesco is faced with the same problem as ex-Prez Gerry Ford— what do you do after you reach the top? But unlike Ford—who can't very well pack up and try to become the president of another country—Vesco can at least move to another mountain and try to scale new heights.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0030.xml
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27
27
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Marlboro: Marlboro Red or Longhorn 100's
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Marlboro
Marlboro Red or Longhorn 100's
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0031.xml
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28
28,29
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SUZUKI: GS-1000E
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SUZUKI
GS-1000E
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0032.xml
review
30
30,31,34,35,36,38,40
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MAICO MAGNUM 450
A Strong New Frame,New Motor and Good Old Maico Steering
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MAICO
$2035
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Ever ask someone to explain how their motocross bike handles? How does it steer? What about cornering ability? Forks? Nine times out of 10 a Maico will be used as the comparison bike. Corners almost as good as a Maico is a common way to boast about whatever you just bought.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0033.xml
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32
32,33
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HONDA: 1978 Honda CB-750K
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HONDA
1978 Honda CB-750K
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0034.xml
advertisement
37
37
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CLYMER. PUBLICATIONS
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0035.xml
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38
38
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0036.xml
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38
38
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K&N
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0037.xml
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38
38
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PASER INSTRUMENTATION, INC: CARBSTIX
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PASER INSTRUMENTATION, INC
CARBSTIX
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0038.xml
advertisement
39
39
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FORD
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0039.xml
advertisement
41
41
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DAIRYLAND MOTORCYCLE INSURANCE
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0040.xml
advertisement
42
42,43
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SUZUKI: GS-550
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SUZUKI
GS-550
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0041.xml
review
44
44,45,46,48,49,50
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TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE 750
Henry Manney Visits An Old Friend And Is Pleased To Report That Real Motorcycles Don't Have To Leak Oil
TRIUMPH
BONNEViLLE 750
$2099
$2099
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From time to time one comes upon a motorcycle as comfortable as an old cashmere sweater and which gives the feeling of hometown revisited after 20 years. The Triumph is that sort of bike, a nice old-fashioned English speed grunt, offering Twin full of low a refined way of doing things well developed over the years since the Flood.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0042.xml
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45
45
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Roebuck and Co.: Sears
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Roebuck and Co.
Sears
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0043.xml
advertisement
46
46
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Bassani Manufacturing: Bassani
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Bassani Manufacturing
Bassani
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0044.xml
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47
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BULLWORKER SERVICE, Dept.
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0045.xml
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51
51
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0046.xml
advertisement
52
52,53
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Harley-Davidson dealer
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0047.xml
advertisement
54
54,55
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Harley-Davidson
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0048.xml
advertisement
56
56
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Advertisements
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Harley-Davidson
The Buckaroo.
Harley-Davidson
The Cycle champ.
Harley-Davidson
The Cavalier.
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0049.xml
review
57
57,58
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A DIFFERENT TRIUMPH
You Say the Bonneville Weighs Too Much? Well . . .
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$2500
$2500
Chuck Johnston
If a rider spent years campaigning a Triumph TT bike on southern California tracks, its easy to imagine his view of a street Triumph might be quite different from the current offering from Meriden. In addition, a private individual would be exempt from most of the governmental regulations that so often hamper a factory effort.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0050.xml
review
59
59,167
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FOR PROFESSIONALS ONLY
A TT Triumph for Show and Go
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$4800
$4800
Chuck Johnston
We set out to do a short article on the special street/TT Triumph which John Calicchio puts together in limited numbers and we no sooner finished the piece when John let us have a look at a newer-than-new competition-only machine that will be raced on the National TT circuit in 1978.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0051.xml
article
60
60,61,62,63,64,65,142
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Rikuo
The Stranger-Than-Fiction Saga of Rikuo, Harley-Davidson and the Birth of the Japanese Motorcycle
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C.D. Bohon
If there can be irony in industrial history, then there is irony in Harley-Davidson's recent appeal for protection from the Japanese motorcycle industry. For it was Harley-Davidson that founded the Japanese motorcycle industry. And for a quarter of a century Harley-Davidsons and descendents of Harley-Davidsons, called Rikuos, were built in Japan in a factory equipped with Harley-Davidson tooling and run by people who had been trained by Harley-Davidson or former HarleyDavidson personnel.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0052.xml
review
66
66,67,70,72,73,74,78,79
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HONDA CBX
For Those Who Won't Settle for Less Than TOO MUCH
HONDA
CBX
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Six in a row. Great Smokin' Blue Gumballs, Honda has an inline, transverse, dohc, 1047cc Six, rated at 103 bhp. All we need now is a set of little hands from a circus poster so we can proclaim Six (pointing hand). Count 'Em, Six (pointing hand).
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0053.xml
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68
68,69
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YAMAHA: YZ100
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YAMAHA
YZ100
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0054.xml
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71
71
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ARMORALL: ARMOR ALL Protectant
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ARMORALL
ARMOR ALL Protectant
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0055.xml
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75
75
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BRUNSWICK COMPANY: MERCURY OUTBOARDS
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BRUNSWICK COMPANY
MERCURY OUTBOARDS
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0056.xml
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76
76,77
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YAMAHA: XS750
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YAMAHA
XS750
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0057.xml
tableOfContents
80
80
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CYCLE WORLD
TOURING BONUS FEATURE
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0058.xml
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81
81
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Star brite: MCIV Cycle Polish
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Star brite
MCIV Cycle Polish
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0059.xml
article
82
82,83,84,126,150,154
TOURING
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Reflections on the Open Road
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Herb Gunnison
It's happened to me dozens of.times and if you are a demon tourer it has happened to you. You are standing at the curb, hike-rappin« with another cyclist. You are not . looking at each other. Each of you is looking at your bike, perhaps enjoying the trusting way it leans against its spindly sidestand.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0060.xml
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85
85,87
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Honda
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0061.xml
article
86
86,88,92
TOURING
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RIGGING FOR THE ROAD
What One Experienced Rider Has With Him When The Inevitable Happens
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Doug Richmond
Travelling motorcyclists had best be prepared at all times to effect emergency roadside repairs. Touring is not like riding in circles around town or back and forth to the daily grind. The touring cyclist is always far from the friendly local dealer and his crew of happy parts-changers.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0062.xml
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89
89
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Nippondenso of Los Angeles, Inc.: The Hot "U"
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Nippondenso of Los Angeles, Inc.
The Hot "U"
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0063.xml
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90
90,91
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Bavarian Motor Works
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0064.xml
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93
93
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Castrol
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0065.xml
advertisement
94
94,95
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Suzuki: super-fast GS-750
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Suzuki
super-fast GS-750
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0066.xml
review
96
96,97,100,101,102
TOURING
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AN INCOMPLETE GUIDE TO FAIRINGS
24 Ways to Beat the Breezes
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
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$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
BATES INDUSTRIES, INC.
[no value]
$475
The Clipper from Bates is currently available only for the Honda GL 1000. Future applications will include BMW. Honda 750K, Kawasaki KZI000, Suzuki GS750 and Yamaha 750-SX 1100 This one-piece affair includes a lower fairing, two headlights, a locking storage space in front and a windshield that is adjustable for height. The windshield comes clear or tinted green. The fairing is supplied in black or white with a wide choice of colors for pin-striping. Cost of the fairing is $475. Add $70 to that for custom colors. Options like AM/ FM radio, digital clock and map-dash light are available—all from your local dealer.
Sally Tatom
Ours is a society of creature comforts. Or rather creatures who sometimes seem to go to extremes in the pursuit of a comfortable life—especially where recreational time is concerned. When it comes time to have a good time, we want to have a Good Time, and be as comfortable and at ease as possible.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0067.xml
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98
98,99
[no value]
[no value]
YAMAHA: XS650
[no value]
YAMAHA
XS650
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0068.xml
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103
103
[no value]
[no value]
BERLINER MOTOR CORP
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0069.xml
article
104
104,106,107
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TOURING IN STYLE
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Break the rules. Do something about the weather, don't just talk about it. At left, the lady is comfy and dry in Bell Star helmet, Neese Dry-Rider rain suit (one piece here, although there's also a two-piece model) complete with waterproof mittens and waterproof booties which aren't quite high enough to cover the Full Bore boots.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0070.xml
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105
105
[no value]
[no value]
National Hydron Incorporated: MXL
[no value]
National Hydron Incorporated
MXL
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0071.xml
article
108
108,110,111,112,113
TOURING
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PLANNING FOR THE LONG HAUL
Maps, Guides and the Weatherman Can Make the Difference Between Touring and Torture
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[no value]
Doug Richmond
Motorcycle tours, like love affairs, oft go astray as a result of poor planning. Or no planning at all. And a pity it is, too, for planning a tour, like laying the groundwork for seduction, can be at least as much fun as the activity itself. The most important single consideration in tour planning is the amount of time available, for the length of the ride hinges on time more than anything else.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0072.xml
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109
109
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[no value]
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.: Camel Filters
[no value]
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Camel Filters
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0073.xml
article
114
114,115,116,117,118
TOURING
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CYCLE WORLD GOES CYCLE KAMPING
Proving You Can Take. It With You
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[no value]
Tony Swan
We thought it might be best to begin this report with a small disclaimer, something along the lines of "unaccustomed as we are to trailering . . We've known for some time, of course, that trailers and motorcycles can be mixed successfully, but the usual mixture around here is with the motorcycles on top Of the trailer and the trailer hitched to the back of the van/truck/wagon/whatever.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0074.xml
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119
119
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[no value]
HODAKA MOTORCYCLES: 250/SL
[no value]
HODAKA MOTORCYCLES
250/SL
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0075.xml
review
120
120
TOURING
[no value]
NEW IDEAS IN GEAR
DRAG SPECIALTIES LUGGAGE RACK
TOUR & TRAIL TOTE BOX
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Luggage racks in the past have been as famous for their problems as for their utility, in large part because owners tended to expect more than the rack delivered or the manufacturer delivered less than the buyers expected or perhans both.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0076.xml
review
121
121,122,124,125
[no value]
[no value]
SUZUKI GS55OC
[no value]
SUZUKI
GS550C
$1829
$1829
[no value]
When we ran our initial test of the GS550 a few months back (August, 1977), about the only question we had concerning Suzuki's slick-handling new fourstroke middleweight was its visibility in a market that included solidly established Honda 550 and the formidable Kawasaki KZ650.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0077.xml
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123
123
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[no value]
SUZUKI: DR-370
[no value]
SUZUKI
DR-370
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0078.xml
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127
127
[no value]
[no value]
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.,: CAR-PLATE
[no value]
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.,
CAR-PLATE
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0079.xml
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128
128,129
[no value]
[no value]
YAMAHA: YZ80
[no value]
YAMAHA
YZ80
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0080.xml
article
130
130,131,157
TOURING
[no value]
WIRING YOUR BIKE FOR ACCESSORIES
Zap Taps Made Easy and Safe
[no value]
[no value]
Len Vucci
Two-wheeled motorists have, in increasing numbers, been utilizing their vehicles' electrical systems for accessories. Everything from trouble lights to electric shavers to radar detectors and other electric and electronic devices can easily be adapted.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0081.xml
review
132
132,133,134,158,160
TOURING
[no value]
RIDING IN EUROPE
The Old World is a Great Place to Visit, but You'll Have to Plan Everything First
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[no value]
Phil Philcox
If you stand on the east coast of the United States with your nose pointing toward Canada and your rear end lined up with Miami Beach and look over your right shoulder, you're looking toward a place called Europe and I seriously doubt if any dedicated tourer hasn't considered giving it a shot before passing on to that great place in the sky.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0082.xml
review
135
135,138,139,143,144
[no value]
[no value]
YAMAHA IT250
A New 6-Speed and More Power Make a Good Bike Better
YAMAHA
IT250
YAMAHA
IT250
[no value]
Yamaha's popular IT250 was updated last year with a new frame, leading axle forks and a De Carbon-type monoshock. This year's big news for the 250 is in the transmission and engine. The transmission is now a smooth shifting 6-speed and engine horsepower has increased.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0083.xml
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136
136,137
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
YAMAHA
IT400
YAMAHA
IT175
YAMAHA
IT250
YAMAHA
IT400
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0084.xml
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140
140,141
[no value]
[no value]
HONDA: XL-350
[no value]
HONDA
XL-350
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0085.xml
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142
142
[no value]
[no value]
SIMONIZ: Simoniz Pre-Soft
[no value]
SIMONIZ
Simoniz Pre-Soft
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0086.xml
article
145
145,146,147
[no value]
[no value]
MOTOCROSS'78
The AMA'S New Nationals program Makes Stadium Racing Look Better than Ever
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[no value]
Jim Gianatsis
Motocross racing in America is barely 10 years old, yet in that short time span it seems the professional side of the sport has come full circle. In a country with a seemingly insatiable appetite for action sports, it wasn't too surprising that motocross quickly caught the imagination of the motorcycle public when it arrived a decade ago.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0087.xml
article
146
146,147,148
[no value]
[no value]
TEAM RUNDOWNS
The Rich Get Richer
[no value]
[no value]
Jim Gianatsis
The AMA's new plan for 1978 to restrict riders to just one class in the national championships has caused the major Japanese teams to go shopping wholesale. Where they used to be able to shuffle riders from class to class, they now have to maintain larger teams to keep all the classes covered.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0088.xml
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147
147
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0089.xml
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147
147
[no value]
[no value]
GUNK LABORATORIES, INC: GUNK
[no value]
GUNK LABORATORIES, INC
GUNK
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0090.xml
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149
149
[no value]
[no value]
HOWE ENGINEERED SALES CO.: Windkutter
[no value]
HOWE ENGINEERED SALES CO.
Windkutter
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0091.xml
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150
150
[no value]
[no value]
THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO., : YOKOHAMA
[no value]
THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO.,
YOKOHAMA
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0092.xml
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151
151
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[no value]
LESTETR WHEELS
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0093.xml
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152
152,153
[no value]
[no value]
Kawasaki: KZ400
[no value]
Kawasaki
KZ400
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0094.xml
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154
154
[no value]
[no value]
HUGON FAIRING & DISTRIBUTING COMPANY
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0095.xml
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155
155
[no value]
[no value]
NUMBER1 PRODUCTS, Inc.: Trickit
[no value]
NUMBER1 PRODUCTS, Inc.
Trickit
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0096.xml
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156
156
[no value]
[no value]
Pacifico Inc.: Pacifico fairing
[no value]
Pacifico Inc.
Pacifico fairing
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0097.xml
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157
157
[no value]
[no value]
Lockhart industries, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0098.xml
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157
157
[no value]
[no value]
CARR'S HONDA
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0099.xml
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157
157
[no value]
[no value]
Clinton Cycle & Salvage Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0100.xml
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158
158
[no value]
[no value]
CARBOOKS.INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0101.xml
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158
158
[no value]
[no value]
CIRCLE INDUSTRIES
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0102.xml
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159
159
[no value]
[no value]
HONDA of MINEOLA
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0103.xml
review
160
160
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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SUMMARY
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
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Is the test you're interested in missing from your library? Back issues are available from Cycle World Reader Service Dept.. P.O. Box 5755. Terre Haute. IN 47805. Back issues are $1.50 each. please add 5OC per order for postage and handling.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0104.xml
article
161
161,162,164
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RACE WATCH
Agostini Bids Farewell to Motorcycle Racing; Sheene Draws Royal Honors; CMC Golden State MX Series Opens
KAWASAKI COMES OUT SMOKIN' AT SADDLEBACK
THE SUPERBIKE SCENE
SEMICS LANDS WITH CAN-AM
AGO CALLS IT QUITS
MAICO ANNOUNCES BIG SUPPORT PROGRAM
NEXT IT'LL BE SIR BARRY
HONDA'S SUPERBIKES?
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[no value]
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A good way to tell the hungry teams from the not-so-hungry teams in the early stages of a motocross season is by checking out who shows up at the regional pro events. A good case in point was the opening event in the new Suzuki-sponsored Continental Motosport Golden State championship, a California sequel to the popular Florida AMA winter series.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0105.xml
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162
162
[no value]
[no value]
BIKONI LTD.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0106.xml
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162
162
[no value]
[no value]
HONDA
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0107.xml
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162
162
[no value]
[no value]
MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL.INC
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0108.xml
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163
163
[no value]
[no value]
BIG 4, INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0109.xml
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164
164
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Hooker
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[no value]
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0110.xml
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165
165
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0111.xml
article
166
166,168,170
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SERVICE
MISSING GOLD WING
KAWASAKI POP
REAR RUBBER REPLACEMENT
STALLIN' SUZUKI RV
CARB ERRATUM
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[no value]
Len Vucci
We welcome your technical questions and comments, and will publish those we think are of interest to our readers. Because of the volume of mail received, we cannot return any personal replies. Please limit your "Service" letters to technical subjects only, and keep them as brief as possible.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0112.xml
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166
166
[no value]
[no value]
MAICO: MAICO MAGNUM
[no value]
MAICO
MAICO MAGNUM
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0113.xml
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167
167
[no value]
[no value]
AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0114.xml
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168
168
[no value]
[no value]
D. LEWIS LTD.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0115.xml
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168
168
[no value]
[no value]
AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0116.xml
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168
168
[no value]
[no value]
MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL.INC
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0117.xml
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168
168
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: Lubri-Tech
[no value]
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Lubri-Tech
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0118.xml
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169
169
[no value]
[no value]
suzuki: RM-125
[no value]
suzuki
RM-125
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0119.xml
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170
170
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[no value]
Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0120.xml
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171
171
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[no value]
Kawasaki: Z1-R
[no value]
Kawasaki
Z1-R
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0121.xml
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172
172,173
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements
[no value]
YAMAHA
SR500
YAMAHA
SR500
[no value]
[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0122.xml
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174
174
[no value]
[no value]
COMPETITION ACCESSORIES INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
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[no value]
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0123.xml
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174
174
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RADIOMATE
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0124.xml
review
174
174,175,177
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NEW MODELS & PRODUCTS
TRANSPARENT MINI FAIRING
TT500 AIRBOX
WINDKUTTER MARK IV WINDSHIELD
SCRATCH REMOVER
KUBAN HITCH II
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
The Racecrafters See-Thru Mini Fairing is designed for bikes of 400cc and under. It is made of flexible plastic. The small fairing creates a cafe appearance and protects the rider from wind. Comes with universal mounting brackets. The price is $59.95 from Racecrafters International, CW-4, 7801 Canoga Ave., Canoga Park, Calif.
CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0125.xml
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175
175
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0126.xml
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176
176
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19780401_0017_004_0127.xml
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177
177
[no value]
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ANDREWS PRODUCTS, INC.: PERFORMANCE CAMS
[no value]
ANDREWS PRODUCTS, INC.
PERFORMANCE CAMS
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