Issue: 19840801

Wednesday, August 1, 1984
August
8
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
12/10/2014 8:32:51 PM

Articles
cover
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0001.xml
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2
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY: CAMEL FILTERS
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY
CAMEL FILTERS
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0002.xml
tableOfContents
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3
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CYCLE WORLD
TESTS
SPECIAL FEATURE
EVALUATION
DEPARTMENTS
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0003.xml
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4,5
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Advertisements
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SUZUKI
GV 1200
SUZUKI
GV 700
SUZUKI
Madura V-4s
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0004.xml
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6
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.: HONDALINE
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
HONDALINE
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0005.xml
article
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7
DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD EDITORIAL
Status is seldom ever quo
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PAUL DEAN
Funny thing about change: The longer something goes without it, the more it becomes expected. Yet whenever change finally does take place, the more it seems, er, unexpected. What has just happened here, then, makes perfect sense. No one expected Allan Girdler to remain the Editor of Cycle World forever; that he had held the position for more than seven years prompted many observers to predict that at any moment, he would turn in his key to the executive toolbox and motor off into the sunset in search of new challenges.
CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0006.xml
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8
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Criterion INSURANCE COMPANY: Cycle-Gard
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Criterion INSURANCE COMPANY
Cycle-Gard
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0007.xml
masthead
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9
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0008.xml
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9
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ESPRIT
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ESPRIT
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0009.xml
article
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10,12,17
CYCLE WORLD LETTERS
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CYCLE WORLD LETTERS
Sabreliner
Houston report
Demise of the kick starter
Rejoice, we have no choice
Why, Ted?
Things To Do
Reader Information
The 5-lb. Special
We’re getting safer?
What reserve?
New-bike choice
Husky-light
Motorcycle spirit
Harley impression
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The Sabreliner is a jet aircraft that costs approximately $5 million and is capable of speeds approaching 600 mph. Hardly in the class of any Honda. I am a motorcycle rider and a pilot of airplanes. Your references to the aircraft in your V65 test in the May issue offends me.
CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0010.xml
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11
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Dodge Trucks: DODGE RAM 50
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Dodge Trucks
DODGE RAM 50
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0011.xml
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12
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Russell Performance: Cycleflex brake line kits
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Russell Performance
Cycleflex brake line kits
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0012.xml
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13
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California Accessory Warehouse
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California Accessory Warehouse
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0013.xml
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14,15
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KERKER: SYSTEM KX
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KERKER
SYSTEM KX
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0014.xml
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16
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DENNIS KIRK.
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DENNIS KIRK.
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0015.xml
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17
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Republic Tobacco
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Republic Tobacco
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0016.xml
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17
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SCHOOL
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SCHOOL
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0017.xml
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18,19
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CONTINENTAL PRODUCTS CORP.: SuperTwins
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CONTINENTAL PRODUCTS CORP.
SuperTwins
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0018.xml
review
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20
DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD NEW IDEAS
Interceptor 4-into-1 pipe
Moriah trailer
Hondaline MX gear
Lectron 2-barrel for XR500 and TT600
Keihin smoothbores
RC Engineering
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RC Engineering
Interceptor 4-into-1 pipe
$ 159
RC Engineering has a 4-into-1 exhaust for Honda’s slick Interceptor. The unit is available in high-temp black or chrome for $159. For more information contact RC Engineering, 5781 Machine Dr., Huntington Beach, CA. 92649.(714)898-6033.
RC Engineering
Moriah trailer
$895
This wedge-shaped, fiberglass touring trailer weighs 185 lb. and boasts a 565-lb. carrying capacity. It features 7.50-8 inch tires, high-speed wheel bearings, 14-inch tongue-height and full external lighting. Torsion bars hold the full-length lid open and dual-locking clasps keep it shut. Standard features include an automatic interior light, chromed trim, chromed luggage rack and fiberglass fenders. The Moriah costs $895 from B&F Specialties, P.O. Box 1313, Des Plaines, IL 60018. Phone (312) 437-2772.
RC Engineering
Hondaline MX gear
Honda’s newest MX gear is made in Finland by Sinisalo. Pants, jerseys and gloves are available in vented or regular nylon/leather forms. Boots and helmets are also offered; the boots have cam-lever buckles and the helmets are vented. Available in all standard sizes from Honda dealers.
RC Engineering
Lectron 2-barrel
$200
Lectron's latest offering is designed to replace the stock dual carbs on Yamaha’s TT600, and Honda’s XL600 and XR500. Two 34mm Lectron carburetors are mated, minus the secondary's float bowl, and operated by a single cable that turns a cam located between the two. The flat-slide Lectron design is claimed to eliminate the radical transition between primary and secondary carbs, widen the powerband and increase horsepower. Price is $200. For more information contact Lectron Fuel Systems, 1454 Imlay City Road, Lapeer, MI 48446. Phone (313) 664-1800.
RC Engineering
Keihin smoothbores
$495
Keihin smoothbore carburetors are available in 33, 31, 29 and 26mm bore sizes for most inline Fours. For $495, you get the prejetted carbs complete with idle circuits, chokes and manifold. Contact Ontario Moto Tech, 6850 Vineland Ave., Unit 16, North Hollywood, CA 91605 Phone (818) 766-7101.
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RC Engineering has a 4-into-1 exhaust for Honda’s slick Interceptor. The unit is available in high-temp black or chrome for $159. For more information contact RC Engineering, 5781 Machine Dr., Huntington Beach, CA. 92649.(714)898-6033.
CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0019.xml
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21
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CHEVY: S-10 LONG BED
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CHEVY
S-10 LONG BED
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0020.xml
review
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22,23
CYCLE WORLD EVALUATION
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Malcolm Smith ISDE Professional Jacket
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Malcolm Smith Motorcycles
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Malcolm Smith Motorcycles
Malcolm Smith ISDE Professional Jacket
$159.95
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Off-road riders looking for a good all-around enduro jacket are faced with a tough decision. Besides worrying about price and color combinations, they’ve got to take into consideration crash protection, waterproofing, warmth and carrying capacity.
CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0021.xml
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22,23
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KAWASAKI: LTD550
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KAWASAKI
LTD550
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0022.xml
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24
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Philip Morris Inc.: Marlboro
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Philip Morris Inc.
Marlboro
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0023.xml
article
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25,26,28
DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD ROUND UP
It's a radial rage
Two greats gone
Uh, we can see why
Holy hype, Batman!
Bike video offered for loan
007: License to crash
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Don't look now, but the age of radials is upon us—again. Twenty years ago, radial tires for automobiles were little more than foreign-made conversation pieces. Touted by their manufacturers as offering better handling and longer wear characteristics than conventional bias-ply tires, radials gradually grew more and more popular.
CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0024.xml
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DONELSON CYCLES, INC.
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DONELSON CYCLES, INC.
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0025.xml
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29
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Champion Spark Plug Company: Copper Plus
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Champion Spark Plug Company
Copper Plus
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0026.xml
review
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30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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YAMAHA FJ1100
IN POWER, HANDLING AND APPEARANCE, MOTORCYCLING'S BRIGHTEST NEW STAR FOR 1984.
YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
FJ1100
$4999
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Yamaha fans have been waiting. And waiting. And hoping. Hoping that someday, their favorite motorcycle company would give them the machine that was long overdue, the one they had been asking for and dreaming about for years: a liter-class sportbike.
CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0027.xml
article
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32,33
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FJ1100 EVOLUTION: CONSERVATIVE BY DESIGN
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It would be easy to think of the FJ1100 merely as Yamaha’s quick-and-dirty attempt to catch up with the competition in the literbike sport class. After all, its engine is “only” an air-cooled inline Four, a type considered passé by many riders in these times of liquid cooling and V-motors.
CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0028.xml
review
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38,39,40,41
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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KAWASAKI KX125
ENOUGH TO MAKE THOSE RED AND YELLOW 125s GREEN WITH ENVY.
KAWASAKI
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KAWASAKI
KX125
$1799
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For the past couple of years, Kawasaki’s KX125 has been the bridesmaid of 125 motocross. The KX has been a really good, competent machine, but not quite good enough or competent enough to whip Honda’s CR 125R, which has been just a bit better.
CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0029.xml
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42,43
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BMW: K 100 RS
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BMW
K 100 RS
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0030.xml
review
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44,45,46,47,48,49
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HONDA VF500F INTERCEPTOR
A BACKROAD DANCER WITH A 12,000-RPM HEART OF GOLD
HONDA
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HONDA
VF500F INTERCEPTOR
$2898
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When you come right down to it, all motorcycles are pretty much alike. Two wheels, an engine, fenders, gas tank, a seat. It’s been that way forever. Yet within that framework there’s room for individuality, for character. Motorcycles, like people, have personalities.
CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0031.xml
review
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50,52,53,54
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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YAMAHA IT200
YAMAHA’S LIGHTWEIGHT ENDURO GOES BIONIC: IT'S BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER THAN EVER
YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
IT200
$1749
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If you were to build the perfect enduro bike, you'd probably end up with something a lot like one of today’s 200cc enduro racers. That’s because the bikes in that category are a near-ideal compromise between too much and too little. They’re big enough to be stable and confidence-inspiring at high speed on rough ground, yet small enough to be nimble through the tight stuff at low speeds; they have enough power to get an expert out of trouble, yet not enough to get a novice into it.
CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0032.xml
article
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55,56,57,60,61
SPECIAL FEATURES
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HOW MOTORCYCLES W·O·R·K 4
THE GEARBOX
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STEVE ANDERSON
A mtorcycle doesn't really need a gearbox. It needs lots of other things, like two wheels, an engine, brakes of some sort and a place for the operator to stand or sit. But a gearbox is one of the things that isn't absolutely mandatory on a motorcycle.
CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0033.xml
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58,59
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Competition Accessories Inc.
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Competition Accessories Inc.
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0034.xml
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62,63
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Dunlop Tire & Rubber Corp.: Dunlop Sport Elite
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Dunlop Tire & Rubber Corp.
Dunlop Sport Elite
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0035.xml
review
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64,65,66,67,68,69
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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YAMAHA XT600
YAMAHA'S GO-ANYWHERE, DO-ANYTHING FLAGSHIP
YAMAHA XT600 TÉNÉRÉ: THE FRENCH-AFRICAN CONNECTION
YAMAHA
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YAMAHA
XT600
$2399
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You can’t help but feel sorry for dual-purpose motorcycles. They’ve become trapped in a world they never built, saddled with a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none role in an era of ever-increasing specialization. It wasn’t always this way.
CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0036.xml
article
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70,71,72,73
DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD RACE WATCH
Lawson’s triumphs, Spencer’s troubles
Harley/Honda war continues
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Freddie Spencer may have used up all his good luck last year when he wrestled the 500cc World Roadracing Championship away from Kenny Roberts. This year his luck has been nothing but sour. Before the ’84 season started, roadrace wags had Spencer as the shoein for another title.
CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0037.xml
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70
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Pacifico, Incorporated
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Pacifico, Incorporated
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0038.xml
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70
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PJ1 Corp.: Fork Tuner
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PJ1 Corp.
Fork Tuner
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0039.xml
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71
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Advertisement: F1 pipes
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F1 pipes
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0040.xml
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71
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Paser Instrumentation Inc: CARB STIX
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Paser Instrumentation Inc
CARB STIX
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0041.xml
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71
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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_19840801_0023_008_0042.xml
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72
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CHAPARRAL Cycle supply
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CHAPARRAL Cycle supply
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0043.xml
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73
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GRAB ON
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GRAB ON
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0044.xml
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73
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Advertisement: F1 Mufflers
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F1 Mufflers
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0045.xml
article
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74,75,76,77
DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD SERVICE
Turbo cam timing
Tire balancing fluids
More on Chain Life
Automatic valve adjusters
Fix it or torch it
Pavement Slider XL
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I have a 1977 GS750 Suzuki with an ATP turbo kit and 870cc turbo pistons. I would like to degree the stock cams to give me an off-boost power increase in the mid-and low-rpm ranges. I am familiar with the process of degreeing bike cams, but I don’t know what lobe-centers to use for my application.
CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0046.xml
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74
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National Cycle, Inc.: Audio Cannon
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National Cycle, Inc.
Audio Cannon
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0047.xml
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75
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YOSHIMURA
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YOSHIMURA
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0048.xml
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75
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Safety Helmet Council of America
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Safety Helmet Council of America
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0049.xml
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76
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Margrace Corp.
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Margrace Corp.
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0050.xml
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76
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0051.xml
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76
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WISECO PISTON INC.
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WISECO PISTON INC.
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0052.xml
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76
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NOVELLA LTD.: RAASK REAR SETS
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NOVELLA LTD.
RAASK REAR SETS
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0053.xml
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77
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Advertisements
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RIFLE
"SUPERBIKE"
RIFLE
"SPORT"
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0054.xml
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77
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CAPITAL CYCLE CORPORATION: BMW PARTS
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CAPITAL CYCLE CORPORATION
BMW PARTS
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0055.xml
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77
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Advertisement: RIDER VOTE
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RIDER VOTE
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0056.xml
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78,79,80
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CW SHOWCASE
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_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_19840801_0023_008_0058.xml
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81
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0059.xml
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81
81
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Advertisements
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form & function
MAXON 49-HR
form & function
MAXON 49-HI
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0060.xml
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81
81
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0061.xml
article
82
82
DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD SLIPSTREAM
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0062.xml
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83
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Ford: Ranger
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Ford
Ranger
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CycleWorld_19840801_0023_008_0063.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_19840801_0023_008_0064.xml