Issue: 19791101

Thursday, November 1, 1979
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
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Articles
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0001.xml
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2
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO: Camel Filters
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO
Camel Filters
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0002.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0003.xml
masthead
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Masthead
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0004.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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UP FRONT
OUTDOOR LIFE
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Allan Girdler
Destinations aren't required on Sunday morning. Many's the time I have ridden in aimless circles, just to ride, but in general it’s nice to have someplace to go. On this particular Sunday, I knew where I was going. A small town south of where I live was having its annual festival of bluegrass music.
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0005.xml
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5
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CASTRE INCORPORATED: C-7240 Cold Weather Glove
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CASTRE INCORPORATED
C-7240 Cold Weather Glove
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0006.xml
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6
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RACECRAFTERS
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RACECRAFTERS
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0007.xml
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7
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Honda of Mineola
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Honda of Mineola
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0008.xml
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8
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Accessory House
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Accessory House
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0009.xml
article
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8,11,13,14
LETTERS
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LETTERS
N.Y. BILLS PENDING
RIDER EDUCATION
ENERGY AX TO GRIND
IN A CLASS BY ITSELF
STILL MAKING WAVES
“RETREADS”
NORTONS NOT EXTINCT
GOOD VIBRATIONS
INSTEAD OF WALKING
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Three bills are pending in the New York State legislature on motorcycle issues. Namely: a bill to repeal the motorcycle ban, a bill to repeal the mandatory helmet law, and a bill to legalize quartz-halogen headlamps on bikes. To get all three bills passed, we're going to have to do a lot of lobbying.
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0010.xml
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9
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Polyglycoat Corporation: LUSTERIZING SEALANT
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Polyglycoat Corporation
LUSTERIZING SEALANT
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0011.xml
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10
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CAM2: Mileage Motor Oil
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CAM2
Mileage Motor Oil
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0012.xml
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11
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ADVANCED CYCLE PRODUCTS: BALANCE PLUS
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ADVANCED CYCLE PRODUCTS
BALANCE PLUS
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0013.xml
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11
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CIRCLE INDUSTRIES: Disc Brake Rotor
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CIRCLE INDUSTRIES
Disc Brake Rotor
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0014.xml
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12,13
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Champion Spark Plug Company: Champion resistor plugs
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Champion Spark Plug Company
Champion resistor plugs
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0015.xml
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14
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Paul Dunstall Organization Inc.: DUNSTALL POWER MUFFLER
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Paul Dunstall Organization Inc.
DUNSTALL POWER MUFFLER
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0016.xml
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14
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Paser Instrumentation Inc: CARB STIX
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Paser Instrumentation Inc
CARB STIX
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0017.xml
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14
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DG PERFORMANCE SPECIALTIES inc.
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DG PERFORMANCE SPECIALTIES inc.
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0018.xml
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15,16,17,18
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Advertisements
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Kawasaki
KX125
Kawasaki
KDX175
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0019.xml
article
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19,20,21
DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD ROUNDUP
THE SUPERBIKERS
COUNTERATTACK
1980 SUZUKIS
NOT ENOUGH LABELS
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Television, in particular ABC, likes motorcycle racing. It shows the major races and has gotten good reactions to the shows, witness the scheduling of the motocross U.S.G.P. at Carlsbad for a time when the ratings are being measured.
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0020.xml
review
22
22,23,24,25,26
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HONDA CB750F
What’s an 85 mph Speedometer Doing on a Motorcycle This Fast?
HONDA
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HONDA
CB750F
$2848
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There’s something very sick about an 85 mph speedometer on a Honda CB750F. It’s there due to a mandate from the federal government, and it's testimony to how little the People In Power actually know. Such a speedometer on such a machine is nothing but confusing.
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0021.xml
review
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27,28,29,30,31
FEATURES
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Honda's Latest 750 Gets More Power
Ontario Moto Tech Corp. is Kazuo Yoshima. What it all means is the biggest dohc CB750F motor you can buy now
Honda
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Honda
CB750F
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Anybody who reads this magazine regularly knows that we like the Honda CB750F. It’s a sport bike, the kind of machine that makes us smile just thinking about what it does well—go around corners without hesitation, stop and accelerate hard.
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0022.xml
review
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32,33,34,69,70
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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KAWASAKI KE250
An Example of How Far Two-Stroke Dual Purpose Bikes Have Come
KAWASAKI
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KAWASAKI
KE250
$1349
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Dual purpose bikes aren't faster than speeding bullets, can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound and aren’t more powerful than locomotives. Instead, they’re the mild mannered reporters of the motorcycling world. Consequently, they’re less exciting to ride than the latest superbikes or the trickest new enduros or motocrossers.
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0023.xml
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35,36,37,38,39
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Advertisements
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
CB750F
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
CB400T HAWK
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0024.xml
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40,41
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.: CBX
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
CBX
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0025.xml
review
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42,43,44,45,46,47,48,52,53
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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MINI-MOTOCROSSER SHOOTOUT
Kawasaki KX80, Suzuki RM80, and Yamaha YZ80: Fiercely Competitive and Nearly Equal.
KAWASAKI KX80
SUZUKI RM80
YAMAHA YZ80
HOW THEY WORK
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
RM80
$679
SUZUKI
YZ80
$657
SUZUKI
KX80
$699
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Mini-motocrossers, both machines and their operators, are a specialized field. The bikes are race bikes, the riders are racers, and both bikes and riders are small and fierce. Last year we did a group test of motorcycles for kids, a test addressed mostly to parents who’d be picking out the rug-rat’s first motor vehicle.
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0026.xml
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R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.: Winston
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R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Winston
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0027.xml
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50,51
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FORD
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FORD
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0028.xml
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54,55
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SUZUKI: RM-125
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SUZUKI
RM-125
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0029.xml
review
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56,57
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HONDA XR80
It's Not a Motocrosser, but It's Long on Fun and Low on Maintenance.
HONDA
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HONDA
XR80
$598
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In its present form Honda’s mid-kid playbike is the XR80, so designated because the displacement is nearly 80cc. The model bike began five years ago, as the XR75, and because it’s been on the market for so long, and because the CW crew and kids have considerable experience with the basic machine, this is as much a longterm report as it is a test.
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0030.xml
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58,59
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BMW
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BMW
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0031.xml
review
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60,61
FEATURES
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SUZUKI JR50
A Mini-Motorcycle for Little Kids
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
JR50
$369
John Ulrich
There were skeptics around the office when I said that I was planning to buy a mini motorcycle for my 5-year-old, Damian. “Are you sure a kid that little has the coordination to work the throttle and brakes?” asked one. “I have trouble with the idea of a 5-year-old on a motorcycle,” said another.
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0032.xml
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62
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R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.: Real
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R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Real
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0033.xml
review
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63
FEATURES
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SUZUKI RM50
Suzuki's Smallest Motocrosser Isn't Just for the Track.
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
RM50
$589
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Suzuki's RM50 is the answer to the question, How small can a genuine motocrosser be? Very small. With half a tank of fuel, the usual way we weigh test bikes, the RM50 tips the scales at 130 lb. It has its own scaled-down frame, a 14 in. front wheel and a 12 in.
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0034.xml
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64,65
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Harley-Davidson: Electra Glide Classic
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Harley-Davidson
Electra Glide Classic
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0035.xml
review
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66
FEATURES
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HONDA Z50R
A Minibike Past Its Prime.
HONDA
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HONDA
Z50R
$448
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Taking a look at the Honda Z50R is an illustration of how far mini-motorcycles—and mini-motorcyclists— have come in the last decade. That’s right. The last decade. The Z50R is a direct, no-lights descendent of the Z50 Mini Trail, a holdover from the minibike era first seen at Honda dealerships in 1968.
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0036.xml
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0037.xml
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68
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THE SHARPER IMAGE
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THE SHARPER IMAGE
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0038.xml
review
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71,72,73
OWNER SURVEY
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Yamaha XS750 Owner Survey
Why Yamaha Owners Love Their Triples
Yamaha
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Yamaha
XS750
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In 1976, Cycle World called the Yamaha XS750 one of the ten best motorcycles in the world. We’ve tested it in several versions since then and we still like it. As we said in April 1977, it’s fast, efficient, attractive and, “The exhaust note alone is worth the price of admission.”
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0039.xml
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73
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INTERPART Motorcycle Products: FORCE1 Touring Air Shock
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INTERPART Motorcycle Products
FORCE1 Touring Air Shock
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0040.xml
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0041.xml
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SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0042.xml
article
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76,77
COMPETITION
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Sears Point Winston Pro Series Road Race
Kenny Roberts Proves That Bigger Isn't Always Better
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Kent Peterson
Kenny Roberts had just come in from Practice on Friday afternoon before the Sears Point AMA National road race, his times a comfortable 2 sec. under those of his nearest competitor. After exchanging his racing gear for a pair of shorts and sunglasses, Roberts strolled over to where tuner Kel Carruthers was going over his YZR500 Yamaha.
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0043.xml
article
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78,79
COMPETITION
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Superbike Production
Fast Freddie Jumps Out Front While Pierce and Cooley Come From Behind
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Two days before the Sears Point Superbike Production final race, Fast Freddie Spencer had never ridden the Kawasaki Motors Corp. KZ1000 Mk. II racebike prepared by Randy Hall and wrenched by Dennis David. That fact didn’t keep Freddie from beating the most talent-laden Superbike race in history, easily.
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0044.xml
article
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80,81,82
COMPETITION
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BOB HANNAH'S THIRD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Tough Competition From Howerton, Tripes and Weinert Make an Exciting 250cc Series
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Jim Gianatsis
Most motocross championships in America involving Team Yamaha’s nearly invincible Bob Hannah are foregone conclusions. Once the Hurricane enters a particular race series, barring mechanical breakdowns, it is only a matter of time before he walks off with the title.
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0045.xml
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83
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Advertisements
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CHEVY TRUCKS
CHEVY STEPSIDE SPORT
CHEVY TRUCKS
CHEVY LUV 4WD
CHEVY TRUCKS
CHEVY BLAZER
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0046.xml
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84
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0047.xml
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0048.xml
article
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87,88,91
RACE WATCH
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Roberts Ties up the Championship; Baldwin Makes Traction Staten Thumps Four-Stroke National.
KING KENNY HEADS FOR NUMBER TWO
BALDWIN IN TRACTION
1979 FOUR-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIPS
SUZUKI FIELDS ENDURANCE RACER
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King Kenny Roberts has a commanding 500cc Road Racing World Championship points lead going into the last round of the series. Roberts finished fourth in Sweden, behind Barry Sheene, Jaak Middleburg and Boet Van Dulman, with Steve Parrish fifth and Randy Mamola—in his second 500cc ride—sixth on a private RG500 Suzuki.
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0050.xml
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88
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PHANTOM RIDER
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PHANTOM RIDER
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0051.xml
article
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89
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250 Expert
Spencer demonstrates that he will go just as fast as he has to— and wins
GLOVER BEATS NOVICES
LOUGEE/ALSOP TOP SIDEHACKS
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Pat Eagan
The 250 Expert race was the first of two events dominated by 17-year-old Fast Freddie Spencer. As with most motorcycle sport, it's the best combination of bike and rider that wins, and Spencer's Erv Kan-emoto-built, Gary Howard-sponsored Yamaha never missed a beat.
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0052.xml
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89
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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_19791101_0018_011_0053.xml
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90
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE SCHOOLS, INC.
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE SCHOOLS, INC.
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0054.xml
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90
90
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BROWN'S PLATING SERVICE, INC.
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BROWN'S PLATING SERVICE, INC.
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0055.xml
article
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90,92,93,94,95
DEPARTMENTS
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SERVICE
TILTING FOR TRAVEL
SMOOTHING THE IDLE
SUZUKI INTO SUZUKI
100 MPH WOBBLE
TUBELESS RIMS
PINGING YAMAHA IT400
WATCHING THE BACK DOOR
FRONT END SHIMMY
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My Suzuki TM100 (1975) could use a few more inches of rear wheel travel, and I'd like to remount the upper shock bracket, farther forward and lower. I notice that on most bikes the shock is mounted at a junction of two frame tubes, except for my buddy’s, a used CR125 with the shock mounted on a straight frame member.
CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0056.xml
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91
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0057.xml
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92
92
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0058.xml
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92
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THE OUTRIDER
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THE OUTRIDER
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0059.xml
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92
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STICK-EM UP
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STICK-EM UP
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0060.xml
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92
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0061.xml
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93
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DAMART, INC.
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DAMART, INC.
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0062.xml
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94
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0063.xml
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95
95
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D. LEWIS LTD.
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D. LEWIS LTD.
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0064.xml
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95
95
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Advertisements
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Cat House
MXL 1111 All Seasons Glove
Cat House
DUNLOP K81 TT100 Tires
Cat House
TUBES
Cat House
Slipstreamer Fairing
Cat House
MXL 500 Flip Shield
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0065.xml
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95
95
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SCHOOL
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SCHOOL
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0066.xml
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96
96
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0067.xml
review
97
97
DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
HARLEY SPORTSTER CYLINDERS AND HEADS
K190 MINI BIKE TIRES
HOP-UP HONDA PARTS
UNIVERSAL LIGHT BAR/ BUMPER
Sputhe Engineering
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Sputhe Engineering
HARLEY SPORTSTER CYLINDERS AND HEADS
Sputhe Engineering is now offering big bore aluminum cylinders and aluminum XR type dual carburetor heads for all Harley-Davidson Sportsters. They also have a complete line of Harley-Davidson Sportster high performance equipment including chrome-moly transmission doors, rear motor mounts, mini sump conversions and fuel injection drives. For prices contact Sputhe Engineering. CW-10, 417 N. Curtis Ave.. Alhambra. Calif. 91803. Phone (213) 281-7351.
Sputhe Engineering
K190 MINI BIKE TIRES
Dunlop's K190 dirt tire with rectangular dimples is now available in several sizes for minibikes. Sizes are 3.00-12, 3.60-14, 4.10-14, 2.50-14, and 2.75-17. In addition to the special reinforced knob design, they have a rim saver-type casing to ward off rock damage. They are available from most motorcycle dealers.
Sputhe Engineering
HOP-UP HONDA PARTS
White Bros. Cycle Specialties already has a complete line of hop-up parts for Honda’s XR and XL bikes. The company offers aluminum swing arms, shocks, fork kits, carburetors, exhaust pipes, silencers, pistons and cams. Contact White Bros., CW-8, 11611 Salinaz Dr., Suite M, Garden Grove, Calif. 92643 or call (714) 638-1653.
Sputhe Engineering
UNIVERSAL LIGHT BAR/ BUMPER
Custom Chrome’s light bar/bumper adjusts from 24.5 in. to 36 in. in width. It is chrome plated and should fit around just about any saddlebag. Mounting hardware is included and 10 DOT-approved marker lights are mounted to the bumper. For more information contact Custom Chrome, Inc., CW-11, 3419 Zanker Road, San Jose, Calif. 95131 or phone (408) 262-4931.
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0068.xml
article
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98
DEPARTMENTS
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SLIPSTREAM
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0069.xml
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99
99
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Vetter Corp.: Vetter saddle bags
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Vetter Corp.
Vetter saddle bags
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0070.xml
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100
100
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Advertisements
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Marlboro Red
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Longhorn 100's
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CycleWorld_19791101_0018_011_0071.xml