Issue: 19830801

Monday, August 1, 1983
August
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
12/10/2014 8:32:51 PM

Articles
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0001.xml
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY: CAMEL
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY
CAMEL
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0002.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0003.xml
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4,05
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NISSAN: DATSUN
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NISSAN
DATSUN
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0004.xml
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6
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national cycle: Plexifairing 3
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national cycle
Plexifairing 3
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0005.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD UP FRONT
Looking Good
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My role around the office is somewhere between kindly uncle and hall monitor. Much of my working day is spent saying “Tsk, tsk”, or “Don’t worry, we’ll fix it somehow” and patting people on the back. So it was a welcome change to be, for once, on the receiving end of sympathy, to hear the fiery Mr. Ulrich say “Naw, you didn’t have a failure.
CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0006.xml
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ESPRIT
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ESPRIT
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0007.xml
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0008.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0009.xml
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METZELER: ME 77
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METZELER
ME 77
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0010.xml
article
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LETTERS
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CYCLE WORLD LETTERS
750 comparison
Doing his part
Forget it
A real sale
Stop & Go tire repair
The iron maiden
Reader information
Handwriting on the wall
Planned obsolesence
Club news
Sound advice
Individual bikes
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All three of the bikes in your 750 comparison test are fantastic. However, you forgot to mention an important point: the GS750ES has a larger fairing and shorter handlebars than the 750E. This makes for a much more comfortable ride at speed.
CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0011.xml
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11
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KONI AMERICA, Inc.: Adjustable Shock Absorbers
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KONI AMERICA, Inc.
Adjustable Shock Absorbers
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0012.xml
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12,13
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Kerker
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Kerker
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0013.xml
review
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD NEW IDEAS
NAVA GT
Lockhart competition series oil coolers
Honda clutch springs
Shadow pipes
Updated Gunner Gasser throttle
Nava USA
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Nava USA
NAVA GT
Nava, the world’s largest helmet manufacturer, has a new moderately priced helmet with DOT and SCHA certification. It's made of polycarbonate and has a manually operated visor which can be adjusted by the rider for the amount of ventilation he desires. The GT comes in most sizes and colors. Check with your dealer or get more information from Nava USA, 5729 Ward Ave., Virginia Beach, Va. 23455.
Nava USA
oil coolers
These racing oil coolers feature internal oil fin bodies, rubber vibration isolator system, stainless steel braided hose and Kal-Guard Gun Kote finish. They come with mounting hardware and fit most Japanese bikes. For prices and information contact Lockhart Consumer Products, 15555 Texaco St., Paramount, Calif. 90723. Phone (213) 774-2981.
Nava USA
clutch springs
$15.95
American Mugen has heavy-duty clutch springs for almost any XR, CR or ATC made by Honda. If you're running a Honda that’s been breathed-on you probably need them, as stock Honda clutch springs are normally just adequate Prices run between $11.95 and $15.95 depending on application. Contact American Mugen, 6944 Santa Fe Ave. East, Hesperia, Calif. 92345. Phone (619) 244-5425.
Nava USA
Shadow pipes
$129.95
M.A.C. Products has a staggered dual exhaust system for Honda’s 750 Shadow. Chromed pipes and mufflers are supplied for $129.95. Contact M.A.C. Products, 1410 West Gaylord, P.O. Box 20071, Long Beach, Calif. 90803. Phone (213) 436-5462.
Nava USA
Gunner Gasser throttle
$20
The Gunner Gasser was the first straight-pull throttle assembly and it’s still considered the best by most professional racers. The updated model features a black nylon top that's unbreakable and resistant to all oils and contact cleaners. Additionally, the drum has a larger cam to reduce travel with larger bore carburetors. The drum is also available separately, as is a rubber cover. Gunner has cables to fit most bikes. They are available in red, silver or black. Suggested retail price of the new throttle is under $20.
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Nava, the world’s largest helmet manufacturer, has a new moderately priced helmet with DOT and SCHA certification. It's made of polycarbonate and has a manually operated visor which can be adjusted by the rider for the amount of ventilation he desires.
CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0014.xml
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B&W T Co.: Kool
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B&W T Co.
Kool
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0015.xml
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16,17
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BMW of North America, Inc.: R80 ST
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BMW of North America, Inc.
R80 ST
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0016.xml
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18
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Dodge Trucks: Dodge Ram 50
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Dodge Trucks
Dodge Ram 50
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0017.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD ROUNDUP
Ship first, ask questions later
Hey, that pulsing light...Arrgh!
Yamaha gets credit partner, settles with AMA
Instead, how about a newspaper ban?
Hesketh crosses the Atlantic
You're cleared to land, Gold Wing
Suzuki GR650 prices reduced
Now's your chance. Take pen in hand, put to paper...
Don't call me Yank. I'm from Georgia
Honda orders audio system recall
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Shipments of large-displacement Japanese motorcycles to the United States surged in the months before President Reagan announced sharply increased tariffs to discourage their importation. Imports increased between January, when the U.S.
CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0018.xml
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DENNIS KIRK.
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DENNIS KIRK.
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0019.xml
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General Motors Corporation: S-15
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General Motors Corporation
S-15
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0020.xml
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Advertisements
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
VT500 Ascot
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
FT500 Ascot
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0021.xml
review
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26,27,28,29,30,31
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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YAMAHA SECA900
IT'S NOT HOW BIG IT IS... IT'S HOW YOU USE IT.
YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
900 SECA
$3699
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Considering Yamaha’s hard won reputation in the world of racing, dating back at least to the giantkiller 350 Twins, it must have come as a big surprise when Yamaha realized that they’d nearly forgotten about the world of sport, that just because an RD350 was a match for 750 Twins and Fours didn’t mean the otherwise excellent Seca 550 and 650 could keep buyers off the 750, 1000 and 1100 Fours offered by the stores across the street.
CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0022.xml
review
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32,33,34,35
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HONDA CR250R
...WHAT A MOTOCROSSER
HONDA
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HONDA
CR250R
$2218
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Improvements are far less common than changes in motorcycle design. Last year Honda managed to change nearly all of the parts on the CR250R and ended up with a motorcycle in need of engine and suspension work. This year the CR250R has come away from the engineers with fewer changes and more improvements, enough improvements for every shortcoming.
CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0023.xml
article
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COMPETITION
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HONDA'S NEW RACERS
WHEN IN AMERICA, DO AS THE AMERICANS DO. BUILD A 45-DEGREE AIR-COOLED V-TWIN.
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ALLAN GIRDLER
Proceed here with caution. Team Honda has introduced two new racing bikes for the Camel Pro/AMA National Championship. The bikes are neat, technically advanced, show promise and because of other factors in this equation one of the machines will generate emotion and controversy.
CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0024.xml
review
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FEATURES
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KAWASAKI TURBO 750
EASILY THE FASTEST TURBOBIKE, THE KAWASAKI IS A CONTENDER FOR WORLD'S QUICKEST MOTORCYCLE
KAWASAKI
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KAWASAKI
TURBO 750
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In one important way, Kawasaki's 750 Turbo is different from all those other turbos. It is very, very fast. Or so it would seem at the brief introduction offered by Kawasaki at a racetrack in Austria. Kawasaki bases its new turbocharged bike on the successful GPz750.
CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0025.xml
review
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40,41,42,43,44,45
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON FXRT
What you get when you mix TRADITION & INNOVATION
HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
FXRT
$7595
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It’s almost been a cliche, the dilemma that has long faced Harley-Davidson: Damned if it did, damned if it didn’t. Let the company build conventional Harleys, with the conventional V-Twin and conventional styling, and what it gets is, “Why does Harley keep making 50-year-old motorcycles?” But let it try something different, something daring, a la the XLCR cafe racer of a few years ago, and the response is a general ho-hum and, “It just doesn’t look like a Harley’s supposed to look.” Somewhere in between, the predicament permitted room for a compromise, a fine blending of tradition and innovation.
CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0026.xml
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Philip Morris Inc.: Players 100's
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Philip Morris Inc.
Players 100's
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0027.xml
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48,49
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YAMAHA: VENTURE ROYALE
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YAMAHA
VENTURE ROYALE
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0028.xml
review
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50,51,52,53,54,55
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HONDA ASCOT VT500
A V-TWIN FOR MORE THAN STYLE.
HONDA
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HONDA
ASCOT VT500
$2298
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There are a lot of ways to look at a motorcycle's performance, and in the rush to record elapsed time, top speed, mileage, braking distance, comfort, whatever, it's easy to overlook Fun. Fun. All it takes is a ride on the Honda VT500 Ascot to remember how important Fun is.
CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0029.xml
review
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CYCLE WORLD EVALUATION
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Compac 1500 Tank Bag
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Chase Harper Co.
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Chase Harper Co.
Compac 1500
$52.50
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A tank bag is a tank bag is a tank bag. Right? Only partly. True, they’re all based on the same idea: packing a few things in an easily removable container affixed to the top of a motorcycle gas tank. But all tank bags are not created equal. Some are easier to mount.
CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0030.xml
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PJ1 Corporation: PJ1 CYCLE OILS
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PJ1 Corporation
PJ1 CYCLE OILS
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0031.xml
review
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58,59,60,61
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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KAWASAKI KDX200
A MOTOCROSS FRAME AND 25 MORE CC MAKES THIS A JOLLY GREEN GIANT KILLER
KAWASAKI
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KAWASAKI
KDX200
$1649
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What a wonderful thing is hindsight. Several years ago the factories invented the 175cc class, offering models between the classic 125s and 250s, then muddling further with 185s. Some of the eastern enduro clubs took the practical way out by establishing a 200cc class.
CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0032.xml
article
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TECHNICAL
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A HANDS-ON GUIDE TO GETTING THE MOST OUT OF ADJUSTING YOUR SUSPENSION
DIALING-IN A DIRT BIKE
STREET BIKE SETUP
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STEVE ANDERSON
Multiply the combinations of suspension adjustments on any of the current multi-adjustable street or dirt bikes and they would number in the thousands. And out of the thousands of possible settings, there is one that will work best.
CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0033.xml
article
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FEATURES
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PARIS-DAKAR
A sense of adventure, the dream of empty beaches and 6500 miles in 20 days.
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Patrick Behar
Every New Year's Day in the heart of Paris a strange invasion takes place. In the Place de la Concorde, where you’d expect to see couples in evening dress winding up their celebration with a search for fresh croissants, there are 400 vehicles; motorcycles, cars and trucks, lined up for the start of Le Rallye Paris Alger Dakar.
CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0034.xml
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Kawasaki
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Kawasaki
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0035.xml
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Nitrous Oxide Systems, Inc.: NOS INJECTION
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Nitrous Oxide Systems, Inc.
NOS INJECTION
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0036.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD SUMMARY
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0037.xml
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MICHELIN
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MICHELIN
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0038.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD RACE WATCH
Camel Pro Goes West
Barnett leads Wrangler Super Series
The track is always smoother...
Willow Springs honored for safety improvements
Roberts wins West German Grand Prix
Spencer wins in Spain; Roberts strikes back in Austria
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If the western swing of the Camel Pro/AMA National Championship is a forecast, this year's series will be fast and close. The Ascot TT went to Alex Jorgensen, who came from behind in his heat race to make the main event, then came from behind again to take the lead half way through.
CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0039.xml
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0040.xml
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TREK
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TREK
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0041.xml
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SUPERTRAPP: Super Trapp Exhaust Systems
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SUPERTRAPP
Super Trapp Exhaust Systems
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0042.xml
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Kal-Gard: Chain Kote
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Kal-Gard
Chain Kote
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0043.xml
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80
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INTER-GUARD CORPORATION: COLORTUNE 500
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INTER-GUARD CORPORATION
COLORTUNE 500
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0044.xml
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American Motorcyclist Association
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American Motorcyclist Association
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0045.xml
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80
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0046.xml
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81
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The Weigl Co. Inc.: TELEFIX
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The Weigl Co. Inc.
TELEFIX
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0047.xml
article
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82,84,85
DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD SERVICE
YZ kick starter gears
Power shifting damage
Plain vs. roller bearing
Rusty cylinder
Emergency headlight
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I am writing to you concerning the problem I've been having with my 1981 YZ465H Yamaha. Since the bike was new I've been breaking kick starter springs. To date, I've broken five springs, one kick starter shaft, one right side cover, and one center case.
CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0048.xml
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MILLER SUPERCROSS
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MILLER SUPERCROSS
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0049.xml
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84
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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_19830801_0022_008_0050.xml
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COSMOPOLITAN MOTORS: MARZOCCHI
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COSMOPOLITAN MOTORS
MARZOCCHI
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0051.xml
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84
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ZIP-PENN, INC.
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ZIP-PENN, INC.
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0052.xml
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0053.xml
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86,87,88
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CW SHOWCASE
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0054.xml
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89
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MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL, INC.
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MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL, INC.
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0055.xml
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0056.xml
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0057.xml
article
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CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD SLIPSTREAM
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0058.xml
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91
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Advertisement: CARLISLE ARROW
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CARLISLE ARROW
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0059.xml
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Advertisements
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Philip Morris Inc.
Marlboro Red
Philip Morris Inc.
Longhorn 100's
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CycleWorld_19830801_0022_008_0060.xml