Issue: 19831001

Saturday, October 1, 1983
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Articles
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0001.xml
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NISSAN
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NISSAN
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0002.xml
tableOfContents
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3
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0003.xml
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4
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SOLOFLEX
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SOLOFLEX
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0004.xml
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UP FRONT
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Know Thy Beast
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ALLAN GIRDLER
My title this month comes from the definitive work on the Vincent Twin. It's borrowed without permission but with a strict sense of justice, both because the subject is a Big Twin and the lesson concerns how one copes with problems. In a sense this is the punchline delivered before the story.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0005.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0006.xml
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6
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KBL CORP.: KRYPTONITE MOTORCYCLE LOCK
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KBL CORP.
KRYPTONITE MOTORCYCLE LOCK
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0007.xml
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6
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AMERICAN MARINE INSTITUTE
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AMERICAN MARINE INSTITUTE
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0008.xml
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6
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TELEFIX: TELEFIX BRACE
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TELEFIX
TELEFIX BRACE
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0009.xml
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7
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Advertisements
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METZELER
ME 77
METZELER
ME 11
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0010.xml
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8,9
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BMW of North America, Inc.: R80ST
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BMW of North America, Inc.
R80ST
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0011.xml
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10
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Ford
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Ford
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0012.xml
article
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11,12,13
LETTERS
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LETTERS
The record Vincent
Operation Santa Claus
The new look
Herbie?
How it’s done
Reader information
Long legged folks
Gold Wing best
An honest answer
Suspension
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Regarding the story of Rollie Free (“I Was a Little Nutty, Of Course”) in your June issue, I have enclosed pictures of how the Rollie Free 1948 record-holding Vincent looks today. As a little background, the John Edgar Vincent was restored to road trim after the record run.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0013.xml
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COSMOPOLITAN MOTORS: MARZOCCHI
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COSMOPOLITAN MOTORS
MARZOCCHI
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0014.xml
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12
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0015.xml
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13
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ARROW ENTERPRISES: FM Rider
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ARROW ENTERPRISES
FM Rider
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0016.xml
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13
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American Motorcyclist Association
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American Motorcyclist Association
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0017.xml
review
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DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
Quick throw bags
JT Techno visor
Performance Products enduro computer
Mach 1 patrol jacket
Road racing back pad
IBCO International
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IBCO International
Quick throw bags
$65.50
hese Cordura nylon packs may be the answer, if you’ve been shopping for a way to haul all that extra gear without going broke. They are designed to be thrown over the seat. They can be secured by bottom loops or sat upon for short trips. They are lined and have a piece of foam sandwiched between the back sides to pad contents. The standard size (10 x 11 x 3.5 in.) costs $65.50. The touring size (14 x 11 x 5.5 in.) goes for $99.00. Contact IBCO International, 5446 Oceanus Dr., Huntington Beach, Calif. 92649. Phone (714) 895-1243.
IBCO International
JT Techno visor
$8.95
If you’ve been wondering how to get one of those weird looking helmet visors the Europeans have been wearing, JT Racing has them. They come in team colors for Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki for $8.95. Get them at local dealers or from JT Racing, 303 West 35th St., Suite D, National City, Calif. 92050. Phone (619)427-0971.
IBCO International
Super Pro enduro computer
$205
Performance Product’s Super Pro enduro computer can be programmed to any speed from 3 to 82 mph. Up to 30 speed changes can go into one program and the unit lets the rider know of possible approaching checks. It’s claimed to be waterproof, shock resistant and small in size. It also has a normal clock function, selected by pushing a button. The Pro is used by many top enduro aces and can be used as a checkpoint clock if needed. Price is $205 from Performance Products Inc. Box 1294, Lacombe, La. 70445. Phone (504) 882-3107.
IBCO International
Mach 1 patrol jacket
$116.95
If you've been wanting a leather jacket and had a heart flutter when they were priced, take a look at this one. It's black leather, has padded shoulders and elbows, adjustable waist belt and heavy duty zippers. It is available in men's and women's sizes for $116.95. Contact G-Mack Sales, 21250 Califa St., Woodland Hills, Calif. 91367. Phone (213) 348-9896.
IBCO International
Road Racing back pad
$18.00
Bickel Racing's back pad is made of high-density, closed cell rubber foam. The pad is ½-in. thick, weighs less than 1 lb. and comes with a nylon belt with Velcro closure. The pad is available in adult and child's sizes, fits underneath leathers without modifications and sells for $18.00 plus tax from dealers or direct from Bickel Racing, 131 Simpson Dr., Daly City, Calif. 94015.
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0018.xml
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15
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Advertisements
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Philip Morris Inc.
Kings
Philip Morris Inc.
100's
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0019.xml
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16,17
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Kawasaki: Turbo
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Kawasaki
Turbo
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0020.xml
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18
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Advertisements
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Kerker
System K2
Kerker
System K2S
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0021.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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SUMMARY
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0022.xml
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ZIP-PENN, INC.
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ZIP-PENN, INC.
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0023.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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Ducati quits bike business to build engines for Cagiva
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After 33 years, the Ducati motorcycle marque is no more. But the engines live. In June, Mario Brighigna, president of the government-owned Italian manufacturer, announced that Ducati had abandoned production of complete motorcycles.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0024.xml
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ROUNDUP
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California postpones bike catalytic converters
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California has postponed for a year strict motorcycle exhaust emission standards that would have required most 1984-and-later large displacement bikes to be equipped with catalytic converters. A bill enacted by the state Legislature and signed by Gov.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0025.xml
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0026.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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Feds give nod to Barstow-to-Vegas race
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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has given formal approval to the establishment of a Barstow, California, to Las Vegas, Nevada, motorcycle race course. The approval apparently clears the way for future runnings of the famed Barstow-to-Vegas off-road race.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0027.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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Professionals at the Vetter Run
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Economy is becoming a sport, and maybe a genuine form of competition. The photo shows the top qualifiers in Craig Vetter’s Third Annual Economy Run, held in conjunction with the AMA/Camel Pro road race at Laguna Seca. As indicated, the high-mileage crowd is doing a lot of serious preparation and thinking.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0028.xml
article
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ROUNDUP
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Right-to-ride won by N.J. mutt
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First, keep in mind that this isn't something we endorse. But... In West Milford, N.J., Sheeba, a 42-lb. colliemalmute, has won the right to continue riding as a passenger on her owner’s motorcycle. A chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals filed charges against Sheeba's owner, Swen Bos, for allowing the dog to ride on his Honda.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0029.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_19831001_0022_010_0030.xml
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COMPARING SPORT TIRES
Seven sets of high performance street tires challenged on the racetrack and skidpad.
THE RULES
THE TESTS
THE TIRES
THE RESULTS
Bridgestone Mag Mopus L303 and G508
Continental Super Twins TK22 and TK44
Dunlop K391 Sport Elites
Dunlop Gold Seal F11 and K127
IRC Road Winner HS-210
Metzeler Perfect ME77 and ME99A Sport
Michelin A48 and M48
Yokohama Y-992 and Speedline
LESSONS WE HAVE LEARNED
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What tires do is at once obvious and not so obvious. They obviously keep the rims from being scraped by pavement, and they provide a measure of traction for acceleration, stopping and cornering. But tires are also mysterious. How are they different?
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0031.xml
review
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32,33,34,35,36,37
CYCLE WORLD TEST
BMW R80ST
"the bike, she smiles at me like a pretty girl."
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BMW
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BMW
R80ST
$4190
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There are no new BMWs, a friend of ours once observed at the dawning of a new model year, only new numbers and letters, and maybe a new styling touch or two. This observation came toward the end of an exciting, two-hour discussion about all of the breathtaking new models that would soon fill showroom floors.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0032.xml
review
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38,39,40,41
CYCLE WORLD TEST
HONDA CR125R
197 LB. OF EXCITEMENT
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HONDA
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HONDA
CR125R
$1738
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Seldom do we see a mediocre motocross model move into the spotlight of best in class in a single year. The 1983 CR125R has done just that. The ’82 CR125 was a mismatch of quality parts that almost worked right. Perhaps the most annoying and hardest problem to fix was the towering (39 in.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0033.xml
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TRUCKS: Chevy S-10 Blazer 4x4
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TRUCKS
Chevy S-10 Blazer 4x4
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0034.xml
review
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44,45,46,47,48
CYCLE WORLD TEST
HONDA NIGHTHAWK 550
SPEED WITH STYLE
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HONDA
NIGHTHAWK 550
$2548
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Everybody likes power, whether they prefer their handlebars wide and tall or narrow and low, and some of the biggest skirmishes in the horsepower war are being fought in the 550 class. Which introduces the Nighthawk 550, Honda’s horsepower entry in the non low-bar 550 market, a bike with cruiser styling and high performance.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0035.xml
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CYCLE WORLD EVALUATION
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Answer Products silencer and spark arrester
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ot that long ago, real racing bikes didn’t have silencers. Everybody knew that. Silencers robbed power, so if a bike came with a silencer, the speed secret was to pull it off. Now, thanks to the years of running wide open exhausts, many good riding areas are closed.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0036.xml
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DOING IT THE HARD WAY
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John Ulrich
First it was a bar-end wallow, the tips of the flat bars slowly arcing to and fro. Just like the last pass, I thought, my thumb edging toward the bright brass shift button. Only this time I’m not backing off the throttle, turning a crummy 138 mph, low-10 pass.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0037.xml
review
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CYCLE WORLD EVALUATION
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Yoshimura Explorer Buddy Bag
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Yoshimura
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Yoshimura
Buddy Bag
$65.95
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Right after, "How do I pay for it?,” comes another important question that virtually all motorcyclists face. How do I carry something on it? That has led to saddlebags, tank bags, back packs, fairings, racks and jackets that can be stuffed so full a rider looks like Santa Claus.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0038.xml
review
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TECHNICAL
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SHADE TREE SECRETS 24
FAVORITE MOTORCYCLE TOOLS
THREE-SIDED SCRAPER
TIRE IRONS
VISE-GRIP PLIERS
DUCT TAPE
HOMEMADE ENGINE STANDS
TURKEY BASTER
VOLT-OHM-MILLIAMP METER
SCREWDRIVER WITH INTERCHANGEABLE BITS
REMA TIRE PATCH KIT
TRUCK TIRE BOOTS
SPRING TOOL
ROWE SPOKE WRENCH
T-HANDLE SCREWDRIVERS
IMPACT DRIVER
HERO ELECTRIC TERMINALS KIT
X-ACTO KNIVES
CONTINUITY TESTER/STATIC TIMING LIGHT
VERNIER CALIPERS
WOBBLE DRIVE EXTENSION BAR
FLOOR JACK
AIR TOOLS
VACUUM BRAKE BLEEDER
PRESSURE CABLE LUBER
SHOP MANUAL
U.S. General Corp.
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U.S. General Corp.
Three-sided scraper
$3.99
A three-sided scraper is a machinist tool that finds more uses the longer it’s in a toolbox. It’s perfect for deburring drilled holes, or enlarging holes drilled in plastic fenders or number plates. It can be used to clean gasket surfaces, or smooth nicks. Three-sided scrapers can’t be found in every hardware store, but they're available mail order for $3.99 from U.S. General Corp., 100 Commercial Street, Plainview, N.Y., 11803.
U.S. General Corp.
tire irons
$4.50
U.S. General Corp.
Vise-Grip
If an emergency tool kit were to consist of only one tool, a 5 in. Vise-Grip would be it. We’ve used these compound leverage locking pliers to hold broken throttle cables on twist grips, to replace missing shifters, to loosen hopelessly buggered Phillips head screws, to... you have the idea. This is the indispensable emergency tool. The 5 in. version is the easiest to carry on a bike, just clamp it onto a frame bracket or skid plate.
U.S. General Corp.
DUCT TAPE
$5
There’s nothing more versatile. It can hold anything from shattered throttle housings to tattered leathers, and about a million other things that we haven’t yet had to use it for. A strip of duct tape placed sticky side up on the bench is convenient for holding related parts together when you’re stripping an engine, and you can write reference notes on the back if you're not reassembling the bits immediately. About $5 a roll at motorcycle dealerships and hardware stores.
U.S. General Corp.
HOMEMADE ENGINE STANDS
U.S. General Corp.
TURKEY BASTER
$2
U.S. General Corp.
VOLT-OHM-MILLI AMP METER
$12
This is the all purpose electrical troubleshooting tool. A volt-ohm-milliamp meter (VOM or multi-meter for short) measures electrical potential (in volts), electrical resistance (in ohms), and electrical current (in milliamps). The prices of VOMs range from under $12 to hundreds of dollars for highly accurate digital models. This is another case where more money doesn't translate to better performance, at least in the motorcycle repair context. With motorcycles, the VOM is used to answer relatively crude questions. Is the voltage in this wire 12 volts or is it nothing? Does this coil allow current to flow, or is a broken wire causing infinite resistance? For questions of this sort, one of the least expensive VOMs available from Radio Shack is completely adequate. Buy it for $10.95, buy the service manual for your motorcycle, and you can diagnose your bike’s electrical problems.
U.S. General Corp.
SCREWDRIVER WITH INTERCHANGEABLE BITS
$7
The first attempt to remove a screw using the tools in an average motorcycle tool kit demonstrates the need for an alternative. The problem is that a collection of practical screwdrivers is too bulky for a motorcycle tool kit. The solution is a screwdriver with interchangeable tips. SnapOn makes one with the spare bits stored in the handle, but our favorite is the 4-in-1 screwdriver made by 4-InOne Screwdrivers, Inc. The entire blade of this screwdriver is reversible, with one end holding a double ended Phillips bit, which is itself reversible, and the other end holding another reversible bit for two sizes of slotted screws. Available through motorcycle dealers from Graydon Ltd., 15935 innesota, Paramount, Calif. 0723, phone (213)531142. Suggested retail about $7.
U.S. General Corp.
REMA TIRE PATCH KIT
$4
The Rema patch kit is our favorite for tube-type tires for two reasons. First, it comes in a small plastic box, so that after a tube has been fixed, there’s a place to put the remaining patches and glue. The second reason we like the Rema kit is the glue that comes with it. Unlike rubber glues in some other patch kits, the Rema glue holds a patch on an inner tube even if a second puncture causes the tube to heat up. The Rema patch kit comes in two sizes, the larger size is more appropriate for motorcycle use, and the smaller more available. If you have trouble finding either, try a bicycle shop or have a dealer order the $4 kits from Flanders Company.
U.S. General Corp.
TRUCK TIRE BOOTS
A couple of these 89-cent items can always be found with our other tire patching supplies when our off-road rides really take us a long way from roads, service stations, and a waiting truck. They’re just 3 in. diameter rubber-rein forced-with-fabric patches, available at truck stops or automotive supply stores. Used with the glue from the Rema patch kit, they can fix large tears in inner tubes, or even repair a big gouge in a tire side wall.
U.S. General Corp.
Spring Tool
$1.98
Have you ever tried to remove an exhaust pipe spring on a dirt bike or race bike with a pair of needle nose pliers? If you succeeded, did you manage to reinstall the spring with pliers? A spring tool, a bent piece of wire with a hook at one end and a hand hold at the other, eliminates the hassle of spring removal and installation. Spring tools are made by K&N ($1.98 from any motorcycle dealer) and Husqvarna (Husky P/N 1519-847-01, suggested retail $4.34 at Husky dealers). The Husky spring tool, made of thinner, higher strength wire, gets the nod as the superior item because it can engage the hooked end of the spring more easily.
U.S. General Corp.
Rowe spoke wrench
$3.50
This handy tool has stepped slots that fit six different size spoke nipples. It's a useful addition to an off-road tool kit because of its universal application and compact size. It’s also thicker than other spoke wrenches, and that makes it less likely to round off spoke nipples. It the local motorcycle dealer doesn’t stock the Rowe spoke wrench, it’s available from several distributors including Flanders Co. and Rocky Cycle. Suggested retail is $3.50.
U.S. General Corp.
T-HANDLE SCREWDRIVER
$4.50
U.S. General Corp.
IMPACT DRIVER
U.S. General Corp.
HERO ELECTRIC TERMINALS KIT
$58.50
This is another professional mechanic’s secret. The Hero terminals kit is a bright yellow box that contains a good crimping and wire stripping tool along with an assortment of the exact same terminals that are used on Japanese bike wiring harnesses. It even includes the parts to make up four and six wire gang plugs. And perhaps the best part is that the kit can be ordered from any Kawasaki or Honda dealer as a regular Kawasaki or Honda part. From Kawasaki, the Hero terminal kit is part number T96000-012 and sells for $58.50. The same kit at Honda carries part number 07962-0010000 and a suggested retail of $35.32.
U.S. General Corp.
X-ACTO KNIVES
$1
These are great for the usual opening and cutting tasks that happen in the shop, but they are also good for trimming plastic parts and aluminum bits, and they can open holes and clean parts. Many types and sizes of blades and handles are available, but a set of two, one large handle with a rounded blade, and one skinny handle with a pointed blade, can cover most any task. The small knife costs about $1, the large one about $2.
U.S. General Corp.
Continuity testers
This is just a light bulb with two wires attached.The free end of the wires terminate in alligator clips. Connect one clip to what should be a hot wire and the other to ground to check for current, or attach the wires across the points on a battery/coil ignition to check static timing. Continuity testers can be bought for a few dollars at automotive supply shops, or you can make one from an instrument light from a trashed speedo or tach or even use an old flashlight bulb and socket.
U.S. General Corp.
VERNIER CALIPERS
$20
A 6 in./150 mm vernier caliper is a basic measuring tool. For $20 to $30 you can have stainless steel calipers with both metric and English scales that are accurate to .002 in. If you use them for nothing except checking bolt diameter and length, they’ll be worth the investment. A good mail order source is U.S. General, 100 Commercial St., Plainview, N.Y. 11803. Catalog available for $1.
U.S. General Corp.
WOBBLE DRIVE EXTENSION BAR
$4
A wobble drive extension bar differs from a standard ratchet extension in having crowned sides on the male square drive end. The crowning, acting like a universal joint, allows sockets (or another extension bar) some angular freedom. This makes it easier to use a socket and ratchet combination on nuts or bolts that don't have direct line of sight access, like the nuts holding instruments on some street bikes, or spark plugs tucked too closely to frame tubes. Available from Snap-On, with the price varying from $4 to $17 depending on length and drive size.
U.S. General Corp.
FLOOR JACK
$50
Cheapest is best with this item. A floor jack can be used to support the front of a bike for front wheel removal, or it can be helpful positioning a heavy engine so it can be lifted out of a frame. None of these motorcycle uses demands much of an automotive jack rated for 2000 to 3000 lb., so don't be extravagant. The least expensive, flimsiest looking jack from an auto motive shop will be adequate, and should cost under $50.
U.S. General Corp.
AIR TOOLS
$50
U.S. General Corp.
VACUUM BRAKE BLEEDER
$19.79
Brake bleeding is a messy, irritating job when done in the usual way using the master cylinder to purge the brake lines of air. The Mityvac brake bleeder removes at least part of the mess, and certainly makes the task quicker and more pleasant. With the Mityvac system, a hand operated vacuum pump sucks brake fluid through the bleeder port, bringing fresh brake fluid down the hydraulic lines from the master cylinder reservoir. The only problem we’ve encountered with the vacuum bleeder is a tendency to suck around the bleed screw threads. That can be remedied by taking the bleed screw out and reinstalling it with Teflon thread sealing tape wrapped about it. The Mityvac bleeder is available from several sources including Flanders Co. and other motorcycle accessory distributors; the best price for it is found in the J.C. Whitney catalog at $19.79.
U.S. General Corp.
PRESSURE CABLE LUBER
$8.95
This device fits over the ends of a clutch or brake cable, and allows oil from a spray can to be forced through the cable housing. The effect is to both clean grit and dirt from inside the housing and lubricate the cable at the same time. Cable life is prolonged, control effort is reduced, and the cost of the luber is offset by longer lasting cables. Kawasaki distributes pressure cable lubers under part number K56019-021 for a suggested retail of $8.95. Lightweight oil like WD-40 or Bel-Ray 6 in 1 works best for cable lubrication; most chain lubes are too gummy.
U.S. General Corp.
SHOP MANUAL
$10
When it comes to value per dollar, owning a shop manual ranks right up there with the Vise-Grips and the $10 volt-ohm meter. For the cost of a couple of fill-ups, you can know what the head bolts should be torqued at, what the carburetor jets are, and what kind of swing arm pivots your bike has. You can have electrical troubleshooting information such as resistance levels across black box leads or ignition coils.
STEVE ANDERSON
Stuck! That’s the most frustrating thing that can happen when you're working on a bike. You were getting along fine. Then you encounter the screw that won't come loose, the electrical problem you can’t diagnose, the tire that won’t pop into place.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0039.xml
review
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60,61,62,63
CYCLE WORLD TEST
YAMAHA IT250
SO MUCH SO RIGHT, SO LITTLE SO WRONG
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YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
IT250
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Enduro bikes have been a staple of the Yamaha line for several years. Mostly they've been designed for the Sunday fun market rather than the serious or semi-pro enduro competitor (the 1982 IT-465 being the exception that proves the rule). The IT250 has been a good seller all these years despite its never winning national races or magazine awards.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0040.xml
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FEATURES
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LeGrand Jordan and the Impossible Dream
Fifty years ago a motor officer decided he could build a better bike, and that people would want it. He did. They didn’t.
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Allan Girdler
Gentleman, a term both used and abused, is a perfect fit on LeGrand Jordan. He's 82, a retired motorcycle patrolman, still straight as an arrow. Quoting scripture, his eye is not dimmed nor his natural force abated. When Jordan joined the California Highway Patrol in 1930 he liked the job.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0041.xml
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RACE WATCH
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Roberts wins Belgian, British GPs
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Kenny Roberts won the Belgian and British rounds of the 500cc Road Racing World Championship, closing to within two points of Freddie Spencer in the series points lead. Spencer qualified fastest in Belgium, with Roberts second fastest. Randy Mamola and Eddie Lawson were third and fourth fastest.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0042.xml
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RACE WATCH
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On the return of GP stars...
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What a magnificent display. Roberts, Lawson and Mamola came home from Grand Prix glory to show their skills at Laguna Seca. It wasn't a race for the World Championship, it didn't feature the biggest purse in racing, but it was a fantastic show before 45,000 excited fans.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0043.xml
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68,71
RACE WATCH
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Camel Pro notes
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Before the news, the pitch: The 1983 season has been and continues to be, close and hard fought. At this writing Randy Goss, Bubba Shobert, Rick Graham and Jay Springsteen are in contention for the national championship, but the season will be nearly over by the time this gets into print, so the actual points aren’t important.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0044.xml
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Philip Morris Inc.: Marlboro
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Philip Morris Inc.
Marlboro
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0045.xml
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GMC Truck & Coach. General Motors Corporation.
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GMC Truck & Coach. General Motors Corporation.
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0046.xml
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71,72
RACE WATCH
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Rainey briefly overtakes Baldwin in Superbike
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Kawasaki’s Wayne Rainey moved into a tie for the points lead in the U.S. Superbike Championship series by finishing third at Loudon and winning at Pocono and Laguna Seca. But Rainey’s bike broke at Portland and Baldwin again led in points. Rainey's third at Loudon came behind winner Mike Baldwin and runner-up Wes Cooley, who battled Baldwin in a fierce duel for the win.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0047.xml
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ESPRIT
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ESPRIT
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0048.xml
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71
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SCHOOL
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SCHOOL
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0049.xml
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RACE WATCH
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Bailey takes Supercross title
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When the checkered flag waved on the Superbowl of Motocross, final stadium event in the 1983 national schedule, Broc Glover was safely in the lead and David Bailey was even more safely tucked away in 6th. Forget about hand grenades and horseshoes, close also counts in racing.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0050.xml
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0051.xml
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73
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MICHELIN
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MICHELIN
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0052.xml
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74,76
DEPARTMENTS
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SERVICE
Big spark = more power?
Contact area
Bigger carbs?
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Would an engine with a powerful spark produce more power than an engine with an adequate spark, that is a spark that is enough to ignite the air/fuel mixture? My father says no because he thinks once the gas ignites it doesn’t care how big the spark was.
CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0053.xml
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74
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KAL·GARD
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KAL·GARD
Chain Kote
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0054.xml
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75
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0055.xml
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76
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Sound One Helmet Corp.: STREET MUSIC
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Sound One Helmet Corp.
STREET MUSIC
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0056.xml
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77
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0057.xml
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78,79,80
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CW SHOWCASE
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0058.xml
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0059.xml
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81
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0060.xml
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DEPARTMENTS
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SLIPSTREAM
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0061.xml
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83
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Moto Guzzi Motorcycles, Inc.
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Moto Guzzi Motorcycles, Inc.
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0062.xml
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84
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CAMEL
LIGHTS
CAMEL
FILTERS
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CycleWorld_19831001_0022_010_0063.xml