Issue: 19840101

Sunday, January 1, 1984
January
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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Articles
cover
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1,3
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0001.xml
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2
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BMW of North America, Inc.
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BMW of North America, Inc.
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0002.xml
tableOfContents
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3
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0003.xml
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4,5
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.: Nighthawk 650
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Nighthawk 650
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0004.xml
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6
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Advertisements
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Blacks Decker PROFESSIONAL
2-Speed Cut Saw Kit (3103-09)
Blacks Decker PROFESSIONAL
Palm Grip Sander (4010)
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0005.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD UP FRONT
Another way to San Jose
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ALLAN GIRDLER
For 30 seconds, I was impressive. I'd pulled into a parking lot for a break. While I was adjusting my luggage, another bike rolled up. The guy walked over and eyed the fairing, the tank bag and saddlebags bulging with foul weather gear and emergency equipment.
CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0006.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0007.xml
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8
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Advertisements
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RIFLE
RIFLE "SUPERBIKE"
RIFLE
RIFLE "SPORT"
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0008.xml
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8
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JAMIOL’S WORLD
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JAMIOL’S WORLD
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0009.xml
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8
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CAPITAL CYCLE CORPORATION: BMW PARTS
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CAPITAL CYCLE CORPORATION
BMW PARTS
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0010.xml
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9
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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_19840101_0023_001_0011.xml
article
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10,16,17
CYCLE WORLD LETTERS
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CYCLE WORLD LETTERS
Rollie Free revisited
Triumph Death Watch
Sport tires
Ten Best Bikes
Reader information
Slip Streamer
Old Norton home
Heartfelt Highways
New look
Madison Avenue
No Free Parking
Lost orders
Just the facts, please
Ted returns
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In regard to Carl Uelinger’s request (September, 1983) for a copy of the Rollie Free picture, the Vincent Club of Southern California would consider providing posters with Rollie’s picture and a list of the records he established. Those interested should write to the Vincent Owners Club of Southern California, care of Tom and Mari Andrus, 1061 E. Providencia St., Burbank, Calif.
CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0012.xml
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11
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Ford: Ranger
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Ford
Ranger
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0013.xml
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12,13
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YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0014.xml
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14,15
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Advertisements
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Bell Helmets Inc.
Star LTD
Bell Helmets Inc.
Magnum LTD
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0015.xml
article
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15
DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD SUMMARY
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0016.xml
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16
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KAL·GARD: CHAIN KOTE
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KAL·GARD
CHAIN KOTE
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0017.xml
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17
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WEIGL CO., Inc.: TELEFIX BRACE
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WEIGL CO., Inc.
TELEFIX BRACE
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0018.xml
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17
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0019.xml
review
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18
DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD NEW IDEAS
Al Simmons seats
Targa handlebar brush guards
CR480 gas tank
Cycle-Lite brake light
Scott USA mini goggles
Al Simmons Inc.
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Al Simmons Inc.
pillow-top saddles
Al Simmons has new custom pillow-top saddles for all Honda V45 and V65 Magnas and 1981-82 Yamaha 750 and 920 Viragos. The seats feature button-tufted Naugahyde upholstery over a fiberglass base and a dual density molded form cushion. An 8-in. self-supported backrest is also available. For information write Al Simmons Inc., Town Hill Rd., Terryville, Conn. 06786 or phone 800-243-1392.
Al Simmons Inc.
brush guards
$23.95
Targa’s new brush guards are formed of solid aluminum with two mounting points and are designed to fit most ⅞inch tubular handlebars. They are available in two styles, a universal bend for cable operated front brakes and a custom bend for ATVs with hydraulic front brakes. Suggested price is $23.95 a pair at most dealers. From Targa Accessories, Inc., 10 McLaren, Suite B, Irvine, Calif. 92714, (714) 472-1022.
Al Simmons Inc.
CR480 gas tank
Malcolm Smith Products has introduced a 3.7-gal. tank for the 1983 Honda CR480 . It works with the stock mounting hardware, stock seat and petcock and doesn’t reduce steering lock. It is avail-able in red or white from your dealer or write Malcolm Smith Motorcycles, 7563 Indiana Ave, Riverside, Calif. 92504, (714) 687-1300.
Al Simmons Inc.
brake light
Cycle-Lite's SST auxiliary light functions as a flashing brake and taillight. When the brakes are applied, the light flashes rapidly. After the bike comes to a stop, the light flashes once per second as long as the brakes are held on, and when the brakes are released the light flashes once every six seconds as a strobe light. Available through dealers or Cycle Lite Inc., 10415 N. Church Road, Algonquin, Ill., 60102 (312) 658-8655.
Al Simmons Inc.
mini goggles
$12.95
Scott USA has introduced mini goggles designed to fit smaller helmets. Suitable for younger riders as well as for those who experience fit problems with larger goggles Available through local dealers for $12.95 or contact Scott USA, P.O. Box 2030, Sun Valley, Idaho 83353. Phone (208) 726-7268.
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0020.xml
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Advertisements
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SuperTrapp Division Moller Corporation
SUPERTRAPP RACING SERIES
SuperTrapp Division Moller Corporation
SUPERTRAPP STREET SERIES
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0021.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD ROUND UP
Help’N Hands for stranded motorcyclists
Warning: This business protected by watch-bike
So you think your insurance is high?
Rider’s ed report disputed
Florida ABATE sues state over helmet law
Not us
Motorcycling commemorated
Harley talks to Big Four, looks at Triumph
Freddie goes home a hero
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You’re on a cross-country ride. Alone. Unfamiliar territory, deserted back road. Late at night. The bike suddenly emits a heart-stopping rattle, and dies. Stranded in a strange land. You remember seeing a lone pay phone a couple of miles back down the road.
CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0022.xml
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Vetter Products, Inc.: Bullet
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Vetter Products, Inc.
Bullet
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0023.xml
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Vetter Products, Inc.: Vetter Sting
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Vetter Products, Inc.
Vetter Sting
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0024.xml
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NISSAN: NISSAN 4×4 LONG BED
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NISSAN
NISSAN 4×4 LONG BED
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0025.xml
article
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26,27,28,29
WHAT'S IN STORE FOR '84
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HONDA
Honda has more of everything. The fastest is faster, the quickest is quicker, the biggest is bigger.
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Performance has never had a bad name, but a look at the 1984 Honda street bikes gives performance a much better name. A quick review of history, or at least last year, brings to mind all those new Honda engines. There were V-Twins in new directions, and tidy inline Fours with low maintenance features, and of course there was the Interceptor.
CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0026.xml
article
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30,31,32
WHAT'S IN STORE FOR '84
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KAWASAKI
Kawasaki's surprises: the return of the sporting (and then some) 900, and the birth of a wet, dual-purpose big thumper
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For some time now, Kawasaki has stuck by the inline Four as the heart and soul of its large-displacement, high-performance sport bikes. No toying with exotic configurations; while competitors worked in recent years to develop V-Fours and other designs, the folks at Kawasaki remained faithful to their commitment, concentrating instead on re-thinking and refining what they already had.
CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0027.xml
article
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33,34
WHAT'S IN STORE FOR '84
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HUSQVARNA
Radical...only where it helps
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Husqvarna remains the only major dirt bike manufacturer using twin shock rear suspension. Why not? It works. Husqvarna is heavy on tradition, light on experimentation. If a part has worked well on past models, it won’t be changed just to be different.
CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0028.xml
article
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34,35
WHAT'S IN STORE FOR '84
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CAN-AM
More power to them, less weight on them.
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Can-Am’s line for 1984 is one of the largest ever:eight models. The Canadian-Austrian-British motorcycles are offered in motocross, enduro, trials and roadracer forms. Heading the lineup are four motocross models: 125, 250 and 500 two-strokes and a 562cc four-stroke Single.
CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0029.xml
review
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36,37,38,39,40
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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KAWASAKI GPz750
SUPERBIKE STARTING POINT
KAWASAKI
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KAWASAKI
GPz750
$3699
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The Kawasaki GPz750 makes a good case for simplicity and straightforward engineering. Wayne Rainey used a race-bike based on the GPz to win the 1983 Superbike Championship even though, on paper, the Kawasaki shouldn’t have been competitive with the Honda V-Fours ridden by Rainey’s main competition.
CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0030.xml
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Advertisements
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Kerker
System K2
Kerker
System K2S
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0031.xml
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42,43
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Advertisements
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
XR500R
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
XR350R
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0032.xml
review
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44,45,46,47,48,49
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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MOTO GUZZI 1000 SP
And now for something completely different.
MOTO GUZZI
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MOTO GUZZI
1000 SP
$4518
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History can’t be ridden, exclusivity doesn’t win trophies and style can hardly be defined, let alone sold. This brings us to Moto Guzzi in general and the 1000 SP in particular. Moto Guzzi has a history, one going back to just after WWI. They are exclusive.
CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0033.xml
review
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50,51,52,53,54
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HUSQVARNA WR250
A QUICK-TEMPERED CANNON
HUSQVARNA
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HUSQVARNA
WR250
$2745
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Husqvarna has built a loyal dealer network and a following of repeat buyers. Husky buyers and dealers are usually experienced off-road enthusiasts who rely on Huskys looking and acting the same, year after year. Changes usually occur slowly and carefully.
CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0034.xml
review
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TECHNICAL
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BETTER BRAKES FOR YAMAHA THUMPERS
An easy improvement for the XT/TT500
YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
XT/TT500
Clinton Kendall
Yamaha’s XT/TT500 has been one of the most versatile motorcycles in recent history. The TT is a good playbike and the XT a good dual purpose bike in stock form, and they’ve been used for moto-cross, touring and even road racing with minor changes.
CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0035.xml
article
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56,57,58
COMPETITION
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THE THINKING MAN'S NUMBER ONE
The race goes to the swift, and the title to the consistent.
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Allan Girdler
After 34 races won by 18 different riders on six makes of motorcycle using four types of engine, the Camel Pro/AMA Grand National Championship came down to math, grit and a sort of homemade luck. Better still, the title was decided at the last race of the season and that final, also by luck and circumstance, distilled the season.
CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0036.xml
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59
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Advertisement: CW GALLERY COLLECTION
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CW GALLERY COLLECTION
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0037.xml
article
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60,61,62,63
FEATURES
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A FOUR LIKE NO OTHER
BMW DOES FOR THE INLINE FOUR WHAT IT DID FOR THE BOXER TWIN.
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STEVE ANDERSON
If you had been building motorcycles with the same engine configuration for 60 years, you’d have to have a very good reason to change. For BMW, the reason was need. BMW needed to offer a flagship that would directly compete with Japanese motorcycles.
CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0038.xml
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0039.xml
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63
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Advertisements
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Paser Instrumentation Inc
CARB STIX
Paser Instrumentation Inc
CARB STIX PRO
Paser Instrumentation Inc
CARB STIX II
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0040.xml
article
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64,65
COMPETITION
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INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS ENDURO
Swedes win it all in Welsh mud.
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Steve Booth
Mud was what American riders wanted, and mud was what they got at the 58th running of the International Six Days Enduro (I.S.D.E.) in Wales. But the Swedish team won the Battle of the Bogs and their first ISDE victory in 60 years. The U.S. team, with 25 riders and an unprecedented support crew of over 150 volunteers, lost 1982 national enduro champion Terry Cunningham to serious injuries sustained while practicing before the ISDE started and then lost one rider from each of its Trophy and Vase teams early in the week, which eliminated any chance of winning.
CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0041.xml
article
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66,67
TECHNICAL
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Clutch Repair
Overhauling a multi-plate clutch.
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Mark Ewing
Aclutch is a mysterious thing, lurking behind a polished or painted cover and known to the rider only via the handlebar control lever. Its job is simple enough—to transmit power from the engine to the transmission when engaged, and to interupt the flow of power when disengaged.
CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0042.xml
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66
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Yuasa General Battery Corp.: YuMICRON
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Yuasa General Battery Corp.
YuMICRON
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0043.xml
article
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68,70,71,72,73
DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD RACE WATCH
Kawasaki quits road racing
Kawasaki MX team to continue
Harley-Davidson launches 500cc dirt tracker
Vance, Kawasaki win Winston World Finals
Yamaha keeps Glover
Lind and Hart are sidecar champions
Melton wins enduro championship
Honda V-Four 960 wins Bol d’Or
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Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. pulled out of U.S. road racing one week after taking the Superbike Championship for the third consecutive year. New Superbike champion Wayne Rainey; two-time Superbike champion Wes Cooley; crew chief Rob Muzzy; mechanics Steve Johnson, Mark Johnson and Ken Funkhouser; machinest Al Nowocinski; and racing manager Gary Mathers all lost their jobs in the move.
CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0044.xml
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69
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Advertisements
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YAMAHA
Vision 550J
YAMAHA
Virago 500K
YAMAHA
Maxim 650J
YAMAHA
Virago 750J
YAMAHA
Seca 750J
YAMAHA
Maxim 750J
YAMAHA
Seca Turbo 650J
YAMAHA
Virago 920J
YAMAHA
Midnight Maxim 750K
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0045.xml
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70
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California Accessory Warehouse
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California Accessory Warehouse
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0046.xml
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71
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Advertisements
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ACCEL
SUPER COILS
ACCEL
REV-MASTER
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0047.xml
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72,73
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Kawasaki: LTD550
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Kawasaki
LTD550
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0048.xml
article
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74,76
DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD SERVICE
Cold start solution
Honda shaft drive leak
Quarter-mile gearing
Helmet life?
Fork seals
High altitude carburetion
Improved 750F passenger pegs
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In regard to a service inquiry entitled “Cold Starting Blues” from the November, 1983 issue: I am the owner of a VF750F Interceptor and I had the same cold-starting blues until I accidently found out what the problem was. If the slightest amount of throttle were applied, the bike would crank and crank.
CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0049.xml
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75
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DENNIS KIRK.
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DENNIS KIRK.
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0050.xml
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76
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0051.xml
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77
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0052.xml
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77
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YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0053.xml
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77
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SCHOOL
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SCHOOL
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0054.xml
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78,79,80
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CW SHOWCASE
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0055.xml
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81
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0056.xml
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81
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MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL, INC.
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MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL, INC.
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0057.xml
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81
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0058.xml
article
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82
DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD SLIPSTREAM
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0059.xml
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83
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Mitsubishi Motors Corp.: TURBO COLT
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Mitsubishi Motors Corp.
TURBO COLT
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0060.xml
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84
84
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Philip Morris Inc.: Players
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Philip Morris Inc.
Players
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CycleWorld_19840101_0023_001_0061.xml