Issue: 19810101

Thursday, January 1, 1981
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Articles
cover
1
1,5
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0001.xml
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2
2,3,4
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Vetter Corporation
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Vetter Corporation
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0002.xml
masthead
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5
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Masthead
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0003.xml
tableOfContents
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5
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0004.xml
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6
6
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Camel: Lights
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Camel
Lights
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0005.xml
article
7
7,8
DEPARTMENTS
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UP FRONT
THINKING ON A HEAD
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Allan Girdler
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0006.xml
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8
8
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THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO.,LTD.: Y987
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THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO.,LTD.
Y987
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0007.xml
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8
8
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0008.xml
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9
9
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CALIFORNIA ACCESSORY WAREHOUSE
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CALIFORNIA ACCESSORY WAREHOUSE
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0009.xml
article
10
10,11,12,14
LETTERS
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LETTERS
A REAL PLEASURE
LESS ENJOYABLE
FACTS NOT FICTION
A BAD IDEA?
ANOTHER MOTOCROSS MOTHER
DOWN THE ROAD AGAIN ... AND AGAIN
DISAPPOINTED
A FAIR COMPARISON
CONFUSED
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This past June, a colleague and I left Pennsylvania on an 8000 mile cross-country trip. Dave piloted a 1979 CBX fully equipped, and I was on my 1979 GS850. This letter is to express our sincere thanks to Mike and Allen at Precision Cycle Sales in Carlsbad, New Mexico for providing us with some great tips and also to Gary and the staff at The Handlebar in Durango, Colorado for helping us with some stripped threads in the sump of my GS. Gary went well out of his way to help a total stranger.
CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0010.xml
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10
10
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CASTRE INCORPORATED: C-7240
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CASTRE INCORPORATED
C-7240
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0011.xml
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11
11
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KAL·GARD
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KAL·GARD
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0012.xml
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12
12
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SEKON INTERNATIONAL CORP.
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SEKON INTERNATIONAL CORP.
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0013.xml
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12
12
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Kryptonite Bike Lock Corp.
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Kryptonite Bike Lock Corp.
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0014.xml
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13
13
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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_19810101_0020_001_0015.xml
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14
14
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Advertisements
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BATES
MOTOCROSS GLOVES
BATES
SUMMER TOURING GLOVES
BATES
STREET AND TOURING GLOVES
BATES
ROAD RACING GLOVES
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0016.xml
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15
15
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SAENG: PACKET T1
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SAENG
PACKET T1
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0017.xml
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16
16,17
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BMW
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BMW
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0018.xml
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18
18
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Advertisements
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B&W T Co.
Original KOOL
B&W T Co.
Low `tar' KOOL MILDS
B&W T Co.
Ultra low `tar' KOOL SUPER LIGHTS
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0019.xml
article
19
19,20,21
DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD ROUNDUP
THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME
THREE WHEELING
ILLEGAL MOTORCYCLES
MONEY TO SAVE
GENEROUS MOTORCYCLISTS
CLOSING THE DOOR
BEING RECOGNIZED
DOT AWAKENING
AN OFFICIAL NON-RACE
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Motorcycle riding is dangerous, right? And naturally motorcycle racing must make the bomb squad look like a safe alternative, if public opinion is any indication. Official numbers, however, aren’t so grim. Hard, cold facts really don't exist when it comes to safety statistics.
CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0020.xml
review
22
22,23,24,25,26,27,30
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HONDA CR450R
Is Honda's First Open Motocrosser The Best Open Motorcrosser?
HONDA CR450R
HONDA
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HONDA
CR450R
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When Honda tackles a project, the men in charge proceed in their own way, to a degree that approaches obsession. When Honda went after the 500cc world motocross title in 1978 Brad Lackey rode an RC450 to second. In 1979, Graham Noyce took first, and in 1980, Andre Malherbe won the class for Honda again.
CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0021.xml
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28
28,29
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Kerker
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Kerker
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0022.xml
article
31
31,32,33,34
FEATURES
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1981 KAWASAKIS
Kawasaki Launches a 1100cc Attack on the Superbike Class.
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Kawasaki returns to the Superbike wars in 1981 with a new family of 1000 and 1100cc street machines relying as much on light weight as sophisticated features for their success. Star of Kawasaki’s 1981 lineup was the KZ1100GP, an all-out, no-holds-barred sport bike with a claimed 115 horsepower from its 1089cc, eight valve, fuel injected, four cylinder, air cooled powerplant.
CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0023.xml
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35
35,36,37,38,39,40
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Advertisements
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YAMAHA
YZ60
YAMAHA
YZ80
YAMAHA
YZ100
YAMAHA
YZ125
YAMAHA
YZ250
YAMAHA
YZ465
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0024.xml
review
41
41,42,43,45,46
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HONDA CB400T
Honda’s Refinement Machine Visits the Hawk
HONDA CB400T
HONDA
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HONDA
CB400T
$1898
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Last year when the 1980 Honda Hawk arrived we were both gratified and slightly disappointed. There had been rumors the EuroHawk, with its rearset pegs, sixspeed transmission, sporty bars and extra horsepower, was at last destined for our shores.
CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0025.xml
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44
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AMF Harley-Davidson
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AMF Harley-Davidson
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0026.xml
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47
47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54
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Advertisements
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
CR250R
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
CR125R
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
CR45OR
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0027.xml
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55
55
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Motorcycle Safety Foundation
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Motorcycle Safety Foundation
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0028.xml
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56
56,57
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Suzuki
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Suzuki
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0029.xml
article
58
58,59,62,66,67
FEATURES
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HONDA'S 1981 SURPRISES
Pro-Link Suspension Makes the CBX,GL500,XRs and Watercooled CRs as Exciting as the CR450 and CB900F.
CBX
CB900
GL500I
STREET REVISIONS
DIRT AND PLAY
XR500R
XR250R AND 200R
CR250R
CR125R
THE OTHERS
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Deciphering Honda’s priorities is easy. At 5:30 a.m. on the morning of the 1981 show, the press was yanked from their beds and packed into a bus. Breakfast, 6:30 a.m., was the Japanese hotel’s version of a western picnic lunch, gobbled on the bus.
CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0030.xml
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60
60,61
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Kawasaki
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Kawasaki
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0031.xml
article
63
63
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FLYING HIGH
Nearly Ready Or Not, Honda's NR500 Is the World's Most Exotic Motorcycle
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Allan Girdler
We couldn’t believe it. The tour bus pulled off the high speed track and there stood Soichiro Irimajiri, the creative force behind the dominant racing Hondas of the Sixties, the CBX Six and CX500 Twin. Next to him was an NR500. Until this moment no outsider had been allowed to stand this close to Honda’s four-stroke racer.
CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0032.xml
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64
64,65
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0033.xml
article
68
68,69
TECHNICAL
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SUZUKI 450 CARB FIX
Don't Lower the Bridge, Raise the Needles
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5
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Peter Egan
When our GS450S test bike arrived from Suzuki a few months back we were all glad to see another light-to-middleweight sport bike gathered into the fleet. Hyperbikes, touring rigs and the occasional high style cruiser are all right in their places, but for the day-to-day zapping of oneself about town on errands or a weekend run up the canyon, a smaller, tidier sport bike is the thing.
CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0034.xml
review
70
70,71,72,73,74
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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KAWASAKI KZ750 LTD
KAWASAKI KZ750 LTD
KAWASAKI
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KAWASAKI
KZ750
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Like that mild mannered reporter for the Daily Planet, Kawasaki's KZ750 LTD doesn't look like the sort of motorcycle that's faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive. After all the LTD, like Customs and Specials and L models, is assumed to be more for show with its stylish small gas tank and stepped two-piece seat and handlebars that say you're not going to Daytona to ride in the Superbike race.
CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0035.xml
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75
75
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S&W ENGINEERING PRODUCTS
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S&W ENGINEERING PRODUCTS
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0036.xml
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76
76,77
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Suzuki 1981
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Suzuki 1981
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0037.xml
review
78
78,79
FEATURES
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HONDA’S TURBO TEASER
A Non-Sneak Peak Behind the Think-Tank Curtain
HONDA
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HONDA
GL500
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Right off the top, the bottom line: What you see here is a turbocharged version, of the CX-based GL500. As you can see it’s an absolutely beautiful motorcycle, with the function of a Guzzi Le Mans or BMW RS, the flash of a Mystery Ship. What you see, you may never get, or even see again.
CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0038.xml
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79
79
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DG PERFORMANCE SPECIALTIES inc.
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DG PERFORMANCE SPECIALTIES inc.
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0039.xml
article
80
80,81
FEATURES
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BMW for 1981
An 800cc Dual Purpose Twin Heads the List
THE R80G/S
THE REST OF THE LINE
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Ron Griewe
BMW is a company that forges ahead in a slow and normally cautious manner. Radical design concepts, styling or mechanical, are usually shunned in favor of gradual refinement of the Boxer Twin born in the early Thirties. But, when BMW does make a radical design decision, they like to make the introduction an event to remember.
CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0040.xml
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82
82
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Harley-Davidson
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Harley-Davidson
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0041.xml
article
83
83,87,88,89
RACE WATCH
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Lackey Second In The World; Vance And O'Brochta Win Two Drag Titles Each
LACKEY SECOND IN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
VANCE TAKES IDBA PRO STOCK TITLE
SCHLACHTER WINS ROAD ATLANTA F-1 RACE
LAWSON'S INCREDIBLE PENNSYLVANIA WEEKEND
MORIWAKI PILOT KILLED
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Great American Hope Brad Lackey’s quest for the 500cc World Motocross Championship came down to the last race of the season, in Luxembourg. Going into the race Lackey and his Kawasaki UniTrak were just one point away from Team Honda’s Andre Malherbe of Belgium, and the Championship was within reach.
CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0042.xml
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84
84,85
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0043.xml
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86
86
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Advertisements
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YOSHIMURA
PISTONS
YOSHIMURA
CAMS
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0044.xml
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87
87
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Advertisements
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METZELER
ME77
METZELER
ME99
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0045.xml
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88
88
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PHANTOM RIDER
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PHANTOM RIDER
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0046.xml
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89
89
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0047.xml
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90
90
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PAUL DUNSTALL INC.
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PAUL DUNSTALL INC.
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0048.xml
article
90
90,91,92,94,95
DEPARTMENTS
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SERVICE
DOWNHILL COASTER
HONDA WHEEL SWAP
HURRICANE PARTS
XL500 CAPS
VALVE STEMMING
750F STEERING
FLAT DREAM
SLIPPERY OIL
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I own a 1977 Honda 750F, and since I am a gas mileage enthusiast (55 mpg average over 41,000 mi.) I am interested in one aspect of the bike that seems to be debated by some. The question; how many miles downhill can I coast with the engine off?
CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0049.xml
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91
91
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Old Del Mar Emporium
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Old Del Mar Emporium
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0050.xml
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91
91
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Cycle motive
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Cycle motive
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0051.xml
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91
91
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DENNIS KIRK.
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DENNIS KIRK.
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0052.xml
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91
91
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RACECRAFTERS
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RACECRAFTERS
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0053.xml
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92
92
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CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0054.xml
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92
92
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SCHOOL
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SCHOOL
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0055.xml
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92
92
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POWROLL
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POWROLL
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0056.xml
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92
92
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CCS CHICAGO
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CCS CHICAGO
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0057.xml
article
93
93
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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SUMMARY
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0058.xml
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93
93
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MARAN
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MARAN
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0059.xml
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93
93
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Paser Instrumentation Inc.: CARBURETOR SYNCHRONIZER
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Paser Instrumentation Inc.
CARBURETOR SYNCHRONIZER
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0060.xml
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94
94
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CIRCLE INDUSTRIES
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CIRCLE INDUSTRIES
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0061.xml
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94
94
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STICK-EM UP
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STICK-EM UP
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0062.xml
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94
94
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BROWN’S PLATING SERVICE, INC.
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BROWN’S PLATING SERVICE, INC.
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0063.xml
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95
95
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STP
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STP
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0064.xml
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95
95
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Ontario Moto Tech Corp.
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Ontario Moto Tech Corp.
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0065.xml
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95
95
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AMERRICAN MOTORCYCLE SCHOOL, INC.
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AMERRICAN MOTORCYCLE SCHOOL, INC.
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0066.xml
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95
95
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CRAWFORD HOUSE,INC.
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CRAWFORD HOUSE,INC.
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0067.xml
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96
96
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0068.xml
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96
96
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0069.xml
review
97
97
DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
ELECTRONIC CRUISE CONTROL
BOLGER FRAME BRACE
YAMAHA RD RACING PIPES
HOT GRIPS
ESPRIT RAIN GAUNTLET GLOVES
Moe’s Cycle Supply
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Moe’s Cycle Supply
ELECTRONIC CRUISE CONTROL
$59.95
The M-300 electronic cruise control is designed to hold the throttle at a steady speed for highway riding. It features a push button switch, indicator light and automatic shut-off when the brakes are applied. Price is $59.95 from Moe’s Cycle Supply, CW-1, 2424 Hanford Road, S.W., Atlanta, Ga. 30315 Phone (404) 763-2900.
Moe’s Cycle Supply
BOLGER FRAME BRACE
$95
Joe Bolger makes and sells this frame Stiffening device to improve handling of four-cylinder Japanese motorcycles. Many bikes lose handling stability with the addition of more horsepower and racing slicks, and the standard answer is to add brace tubes to the frame. Bolger says that he tried conventional bracing before developing this bolt-in device, which replaces the rear engine mounts. The Bolger device uses a pre-load bolt to push against the engine, greatly increasing rigidity of the swing arm pivot area of the frame. The device has been tested on Superbike Production machines and sells for $95. More information is available from Joe Bolger Products, Inc., Barre, Mass. 01005, (617) 355-2226.
Moe’s Cycle Supply
YAMAHA RD RACING PIPES
$195
Now RD Yamaha owners can lose 12 lb., gain 8 bhp and improve cornering clearance just by bolting a set of Toomey Racing pipes onto their stock RD. Designed by Erv Kanemoto, the Toomey Racing pipes feature hand-built alloy silencers, tapered head pipes, hand-built mid-sections (to hold more accurate dimensions than more common stamped pipes) and TZ250 rubber rear mounts. The set of two pipes weight just 8 lb. (the stock set weighs 20 lb.) and sells for $195 retail. From Toomey Racing, Dept. CW1, 25901 Belleporte Ave., Harbor City, Calif. 90710, (213) 539-4324.
Moe’s Cycle Supply
HOT GRIPS
$24.95
Cold weather riders can be more comfortable by using High Point’s newest invention, heated grips. The grips are designed for both on and off-road use. Any bike that has provisions for running a headlight will furnish enough power to operate the heating coils inside the grips. Available from any High Point dealer for $24.95.
Moe’s Cycle Supply
RAIN GAUNTLET GLOVES
$29.95
Esprit’s Rain Gauntlet is an all-leather cold weather glove with brushed nylon foam lining to help eliminate wind chill. Its full length gauntlet has a zipper which helps secure the gauntlet over outer wear. Also featured are adjustable wrist bands, chamois covered finger backs for wiping moisture from faceshields, and a handy storage pouch in the cuff. They are available at most motorcycle dealers for $29.95.
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The M-300 electronic cruise control is designed to hold the throttle at a steady speed for highway riding. It features a push button switch, indicator light and automatic shut-off when the brakes are applied. Price is $59.95 from Moe’s Cycle Supply, CW-1,2424 Hanford Road, S.W., Atlanta, Ga.
CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0070.xml
article
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98
DEPARTMENTS
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SLIPSTREAM
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0071.xml
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99
99
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NISSAN: DATSUN
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NISSAN
DATSUN
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[no value]
CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0072.xml
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100
100
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[no value]
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Marlboro
Red
Marlboro
Longhorn 100's
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CycleWorld_19810101_0020_001_0073.xml