Issue: 19840901

Saturday, September 1, 1984
SEPTEMBER 1984
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Articles
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1,3
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0001.xml
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2
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Philip Morris Inc.
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Philip Morris Inc.
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0002.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0003.xml
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4,5
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Advertisement: Suzuki
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Suzuki
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0004.xml
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6
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FORD
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FORD
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0005.xml
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD EDITORIAL
Changing America's Standards
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PAUL DEAN
An old friend, a good buddy of long standing, is about to pass away. It's almost certainly going to be an unceremonious death, one you won't read about in the obituaries, so there will be no mourners dropping by to offer condolences, not even a private service for those near and dear.
CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0006.xml
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8
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BROOKS LEATHER SPORTSWEAR, INC.
BROOKS 711 JACKET
BROOKS LEATHER SPORTSWEAR, INC.
BROOKS CHAPS
BROOKS LEATHER SPORTSWEAR, INC.
BROOKS 973 JACKET
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0007.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0008.xml
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PIRELLI: PIRELLI PHANTOM
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PIRELLI
PIRELLI PHANTOM
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0009.xml
article
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10,12,13,14
LETTERS
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CYCLE WORLD LETTERS
A Tale of Two Champions
Efficient commute
Up front
l00cc difference
Dealer attitudes
Harley applause
Ultimate reliability
Reader Information
Parts challenge
Helmet mixup
Obscure enduros
In your ear
Never Wait Again
A less-than-tolerant viewpoint
Rounding off
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Jerry Hatfield's A Tale of Two Champions (July, 1984) was both entertaining and educational. However, the statement that no rider since Joe Leonard in 1954 has won more than six nationals in one season is incorrect. Jay Springsteen won seven nationals in 1976, a remarkable feat for which he should be given credit.
CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0010.xml
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Motorcraft: Spark Plugs
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Motorcraft
Spark Plugs
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0011.xml
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12,13
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0012.xml
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KENSUN INTERNATIONAL: President batteries
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KENSUN INTERNATIONAL
President batteries
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0013.xml
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Advertisement: FI Mufflers
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FI Mufflers
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0014.xml
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California Accessory Warehouse
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California Accessory Warehouse
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0015.xml
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16,17
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Competition Accessories Inc.
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Competition Accessories Inc.
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0016.xml
review
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD NEW IDEAS
Yoshimura Pro-Series silencer
H-Beam rods
Nava Pro-Flex boots
Harley air cleaners
Carlisle Optimax tires
Nava USA
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Nava USA
Pro-Series silencer
These aluminum silencers absorb noise and produce a rich, hearty sound, according to the manufacturer. Less restriction, more power and better airflow are claimed. For prices and application, contact Yoshimura Research and Development of America, 4555 Carter Ct., Chino, CA 91710. Phone(714) 6284722.
Nava USA
H-Beam rods
These high-performance connecting rods are made of aircraft-grade aluminum alloy billet, X-rayed to insure quality. They have been tested in street, drag-racing, roadracing and on dynamometers for five years. They are claimed to be the strongest and lightest connecting rods on the market. The rods are available for many Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki engines. Price and application can be obtained by contacting Fast by Ferracci, 1372 Edgewood Ave., Roslyn, PA 19001. Phone (201) 836-2333.
Nava USA
Pro-Flex boots
$200
Plastic off-road boots were the rage a few years ago but didn’t prove popular due to lack of feel. Nava has just introduced a new plastic boot that’s claimed to be as flexible as leather. The Flex-Boot is alleged to be waterproof, flexible and totally rebuildable. Other features include a multi-pivot ankle, fast-action buckles that are unaffected by mud, a drain hole (should the boot get completely submerged) and a choice of sole styles. Currently available in off-road models in full sizes 7 through 13 for $200. Check your local dealer or get more information from Nava USA, 5729 Ward Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Phone (800) 368-6282.
Nava USA
air cleaners
$54.95
This teardrop air cleaner features a smooth, chromed cover, high-capacity Uni-filter and tapered velocity-stack mounting flange. Price is $54.95. The unit is also available with a hand-engraved, scroll-design cover (in black or chrome) for an additional $30. The air cleaners are available at dealers or contact: Al Simons Co., Terryville, CT 06786-0283. Phone (203) 582-9633.
Nava USA
Optimax tires
The Optimax tire line of high-performance touring and sport tires have unidiretional tread pattern (front and rear). The H-rated Tourmax and V-rated Sportmax have large tractic blocks with diagonal water-shed grooves that improve wet-weather traction. The tube/tubeless Carlisles have a lifetime guarantee and a 30-day free trial. They are available from Carlisle dealers, or get more information from: Carlisle Tire and Rubber Co., P.O. Box 99, Carlisle, PA 17013. Phone(71 249-1000.
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These aluminum silencers absorb noise and produce a rich, hearty sound, according to the manufacturer. Less restriction, more power and better airflow are claimed. For prices and application, contact Yoshimura Research and Development of America, 4555 Carter Ct., Chino, CA 91710.
CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0017.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD SUMMARY
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0018.xml
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Continental
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Continental
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0019.xml
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20,21
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY: CAMEL LIGHTS
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY
CAMEL LIGHTS
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0020.xml
article
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22,24,26
DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD ROUNDUP
What you'll buy in '85
The ultimate three-wheeler?
Harley adds a wheel
Two-strokes beware
One lap, two wheels
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While it's been said that in the spring a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love, by late summer a motorcycle enthusiast's thoughts turn to next year’s motorcycles. By now, all the 1984 models have been introduced, all the tests read, all the comparisons made.
CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0021.xml
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DENNIS KIRK.
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DENNIS KIRK.
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0022.xml
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Advertisement
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Kerker
System K2
Kerker
System K2S
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0023.xml
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GOOD YEAR: EAGLE VR.
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GOOD YEAR
EAGLE VR.
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0024.xml
review
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28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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SUZUKI GV700GL MADURA
Suzuki enters the V-Four arena Magna-nimously
SPECIFICATIONS
PERFORMANCE
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
GV700GL MADURA
$3549
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Not only is imitation the sincerest form of flattery, it’s very often a prerequisite for sales success. Which means, then, that Suzuki may well have designed a bankbuster with its latest offering, the GV700GL Madura. Because from the highest notes of its cruiser styling to the baritone boom of its V-Four exhaust, the Madura has a distinct air of familiarity.
CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0025.xml
review
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36,37,38,39,40,41
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HUSQVARNA 400WR
The King of Open-Class Enduros— but only after some fiddling
SPECIFICATIONS
HUSQVARNA
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HUSQVARNA
400 WR
$3195
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Sometimes, the best forward progress is made by going in the opposite direction. And Husqvarna’s newest enduro bike, the 400WR, is a perfect example, for it has achieved some much-needed performance improvements through a design change that seems like a step backward.
CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0026.xml
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BMW
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BMW
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0027.xml
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Philip Morris Inc.: MERIT
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Philip Morris Inc.
MERIT
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0028.xml
article
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FEATURES
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THE WIDOW
Searching for upward mobility at hillclimbing's annual mecca
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David Edwards
An auspicious beginning to a hillclimbing career it was not. There I was, sitting in a particularly pungent portable outhouse, relieving my-self of pre-climb, er, tension, when the first rule of port-a-cans was driven home: Thou shalt always bring thine own toilet paper.
CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0029.xml
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48,49
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Kawasaki: LTD700
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Kawasaki
LTD700
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0030.xml
review
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50,51,52,53,54
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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KAWASAKI KL600R
HI-TECH IN SEARCH OF OLD-FASHIONED HORSEPOWER
SPECIFICATIONS
PERFORMANCE
KAWASAKI
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KAWASAKI
KL600R
$2449
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At the time, it seemed like the greatest idea since the invention of the wheelie: a dual-purpose bike with performance. “It” was the KL600R, Kawasaki’s long-awaited entry in the Open-class dual-purpose sweepstakes. And when the KL was introduced late last year, it looked to have it all: a 600cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine that not only had four valves but dual overhead cams; that was not air-cooled but liquidcooled; that used not just one engine counterbalancer but two.
CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0031.xml
review
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55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62
CYCLE WORLD TEST
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BMW K100RS
A BOLD NEW WAGER AGAINST THE VIRTUES OF TRADITION
SPECIFICATIONS
PERFORMANCE
BMW
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BMW
K100RS
$7200
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If you fancy yourself a high-stakes gambler, consider what BMW has just done: wager 60 years of success with opposed-Twin motorcycles on the K100, an entirely new inline-Four. Now back that bet with a $110 million investment in development, tooling and the construction of a new factory as BMW just has, and the wager takes on proportions that are too rich for even a fat-cat Las Vegas gambler to handle.
CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0032.xml
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SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0033.xml
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FEATURES
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LONG-TERM TEST: HARLEY-DAVIDSON FXRS
AFTER 10,000 MILES WITHOUT MUCH TENDER, LOVING CARE, IT'S RUNNING BETTER THAN EVER
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Ten thousand miles in the life of a good motorcycle isn’t much. A couple of trips across the country amount to that much mileage. Anyone with a tough butt and a pocketful of plastic money can rack up 10,000 miles on a bike in a couple of weeks.
CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0034.xml
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Pichler of America: Pichler K 100
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Pichler of America
Pichler K 100
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0035.xml
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD RACE WATCH
Roper wins at Isle of Man
500 GP fever pitch
Race Watch Calendar 1984
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Dave Roper, the 35-year-old New Yorker noted for his Vintage roadracing prowess here in the U.S., has become the first American in the 77-year history of Isle of Man racing to win any kind of event. His victory came in the Island's Historic TT race, an event limited to four-stroke machines manufactured between 1945 and 1972, and two-strokes built between 1945 and 1967.
CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0036.xml
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Yuasa General Battery Corp.: YuMICRON
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Yuasa General Battery Corp.
YuMICRON
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0037.xml
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0038.xml
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0039.xml
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Advertisement
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Yoshimura
Series VII
Yoshimura
Series VIII
Yoshimura
Slip-Ons
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0040.xml
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0041.xml
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EVALUATION
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CYCLE WORLD EVALUATION
Fl Mufflers
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What you see is what you get. That old saw is certainly true of F1 Mufflers. What you see is a slip-on, aluminum-bodied replacement muffler that looks as though it came off of a racebike. What you get are racebike looks. What you don’t get is racebike performance or racebike noise.
CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0042.xml
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD THINGS TO DO
For sidecarists
Charity run
Memorial poker run
Motorcycling in Maine
Oktoberfest rally
Vintage Saturday
Blue Knights charity run
Virago Owners Club
AMA Touring Schedules National Championship Poker Run and Field Meet
1984 Rally Schedule
Tour Schedule
1984 Grand Tour Schedule
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The United Sidecar Association and its Northern California chapter are presenting the Sierra Sidecar Spectacular III in Mariposa, California on August 17-19. Pre-registration fees ($8) include entrance to the rally grounds, camping, Pre-registration payment should be mailed before August 1, to 1310 Gold Rush Way, Penryn CA 95663.
CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0043.xml
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AMI INC.: MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS...
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AMI INC.
MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS...
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0044.xml
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DONELSON CYCLES, INC.: fury
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DONELSON CYCLES, INC.
fury
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0045.xml
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Republic Tobacco: JOB Cigarette Papers
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Republic Tobacco
JOB Cigarette Papers
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0046.xml
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SCHOOL
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SCHOOL
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0047.xml
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BMW
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BMW
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0048.xml
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GRAB ON GRIPS
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GRAB ON GRIPS
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0049.xml
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0050.xml
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0051.xml
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD SERVICE
Honda 750F mid-range power
10w-40 or 20w-50
Synthetic oil life
Discolored oil
Belt drive status
More on jerky clutches
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My 1980 Honda 750F is definitely biased toward top-end power; it comes on at about 6500 rpm with a real burst of acceleration. This may be great for racing, but many of us ordinary street riders could use more mid-range power. There are a lot of performance parts available for twin-cam Honda 750s: big-bore kits, exhaust systems, cams, etc.
CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0052.xml
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CHAPARRAL CYCLE SUPPLY
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CHAPARRAL CYCLE SUPPLY
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0053.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD FOLLOW UP
Yamaha YZ490 Z-spokes
VF500F Interceptor
Yamaha XT600 stumble
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The YZ490 Yamaha we tested in the July 1984 issue survived its month-long test period without any major spoke problems other than the normal occasional loosening when the bike was new. But after the test was written, one of our pro test riders raced our YZ490 on a motocross track that has a lot of stadium-style jumps, and disaster struck: Nine spokes in the rear wheel broke before practice was finished.
CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0054.xml
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Advertisements
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0055.xml
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CW SHOWCASE
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0056.xml
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MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL, INC.
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MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY COUNCIL, INC.
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0057.xml
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0058.xml
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0059.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD SLIPSTREAM
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CycleWorld_19840901_0023_009_0060.xml
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83
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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_19840901_0023_009_0061.xml
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84
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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_19840901_0023_009_0062.xml