Issue: 19841101

Thursday, November 1, 1984
November
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Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Articles
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0001.xml
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2
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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_19841101_0023_011_0002.xml
tableOfContents
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3
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0003.xml
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4,5
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Kawasaki
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Kawasaki
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0004.xml
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6
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Advertisements
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MICHELIN
TF11(FRONT)
MICHELIN
TG22(REAR)
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0005.xml
article
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CYCLE WORLD EDITORIAL
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Of Myths and Mystiques
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PAUL DEAN
Be careful as you flip through the next few pages. There’s a full-scale war being waged in the Letters column of this issue, and you might have to dodge a few verbal bombs as you pass by. What the combatants in this War of the Words are fighting over is the same thing that has provoked more hostilities through the years than any other subject in all of motorcycling: Harley-Davidson.
CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0006.xml
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8
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0007.xml
masthead
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9
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0008.xml
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9
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Chaparral Warehouse
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Chaparral Warehouse
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0009.xml
article
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10,12,15,16
CYCLE WORLD LETTERS
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CYCLE WORLD LETTERS
Tales of intolerance and intolerants
Not a first
Radial front-runner
Reader Information
Head games
Practice what we preach
Hydraulic backlash
Parts unknown
Bikes are a drag
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Self-pronounced "yuppie" James Phillips ("A less-thantolerant viewpoint,” September, 1984 Letters) must have let the fizz in his Perrier go to his head. By saying that the Harley image is made up of b-eer bellies, tattoos, blue collars and room-temperature IQs, Mr. Phillips shows he is as ignorant of Harley owners as he is of the bikes themselves.
CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0010.xml
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SUPERTRAPP
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SUPERTRAPP
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0011.xml
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12
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Republic Tobacco
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Republic Tobacco
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0012.xml
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12
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SCHOOL
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SCHOOL
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0013.xml
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13
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DRI INDUSTRIES
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DRI INDUSTRIES
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0014.xml
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14
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Bell Helmets Inc.
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Bell Helmets Inc.
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0015.xml
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15
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BIC
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BIC
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0016.xml
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15
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0017.xml
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16
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CASTRE, INC.: ROAD RACE GLOVE
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CASTRE, INC.
ROAD RACE GLOVE
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0018.xml
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17
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Advertisements
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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_19841101_0023_011_0019.xml
review
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18
DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD NEW IDEAS
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Targa Accessories
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0020.xml
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19
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0021.xml
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20,21
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Advertisements
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SUZUKI
GV1200
SUZUKI
GV700
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0022.xml
article
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22,24,26
CYCLE WORLD ROUNDUP
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The 15 million dollar motorcycle
Honda CRs for '85
A quarter-century of meeting the nicest people
Home for the aged
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DAVID EDWARDS
If you haven’t heard much lately about Harley-Davidson’s much-heralded Nova project, that’s because development of the bike is, in the words of a company spokesman, “at a brick wall.” Make that a $15 million brick wall. Because that’s how much money it’s going to take to get the new bike into production.
CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0023.xml
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23
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BMW
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BMW
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0024.xml
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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_19841101_0023_011_0025.xml
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27
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Dodge Trucks: RAM 50
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Dodge Trucks
RAM 50
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0026.xml
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28
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GOODYEAR
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GOODYEAR
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0027.xml
review
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29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36
SPECIAL SECTION
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THE BIKES OF JAPAN
CYCLE WORLD VENTURES TO THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN TO RIDE THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, A BAKER'S HALF-DOZEN OF MOTORCYCLES THAT HAVE NEVER MADE A TIRE-PRINT ON THESE SHORES
PICKING UP WHERE THE RACE TEAM LEFT OFF
FORMULA TWO GOES COMMUTING
A 369-POUND, 400cc STRATEGIC STREET WEAPON
FOR A CHANGE, THE MOTOR ISN'T THE MESSAGE
PERFORMANCE WITHOUT THE PAIN
WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL OF THIMBLE-PISTON TECHNOLOGY
A GRAND PRIX BIKE WITH STREET MANNERS
Kawasaki
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Kawasaki
KR250
$2041
Kawasaki
NS250R
$2209
Kawasaki
GSX-R
$2578
Kawasaki
FZ400R
$2451
Kawasaki
CBR400F Endurance
$2451
Kawasaki
GS250FW
$1983
Kawasaki
RZV500
$3381
Steve Anderson
Invariably, America only sees about half of the motorcycles made by the Japanese. There’s a distinct dividingline at 400cc in Japan, and models bigger than that usually end up in the U.S., most of them designed with the American market in mind.
CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0028.xml
article
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37,38,39
SPECIAL SECTION
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Beyond Pit Road
HONDA RACING CORPORATION
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Ken Vreeke
Standing in the lobby of HRC, we are surrounded by the ornamentation of battle: silver victory cups, gold world-championship medallions, photographs of Freddie Spencer, Mike Baldwin, Eddie Lejeune, David Bailey and the rest of Honda’s hired guns.
CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0029.xml
article
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40,41
SPECIAL SECTION
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Gallery
A COLLECTION OF 12 MORE MOTORCYCLES FROM JAPAN THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN SEEN IN THE U.S. WE DIDN'T RIDE THEM, BUT THEY'RE EXCITING AND INTERESTING.
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0030.xml
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42,43
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Philip Morris Inc.: MERIT
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Philip Morris Inc.
MERIT
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0031.xml
article
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44,45,46,47
SPECIAL SECTION
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the Tokyo Grand Prix
AN ABUSE OF COMMON SENSE IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE, SAKE AND SONIC ADVENTURE
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Ask the average American rider how much he knows about Japanese motorcycles and you're liable to get a more detailed answer than you bargained for. But ask him how much he knows about Japanese motorcycle riders, and what you’re most likely to get in return is silence.
CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0032.xml
review
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48,49,50,51,52
CYCLE WORLD TEST: HARLEY-DAVIDSON FXST SOFTAIL
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HARLEY BUILDS ONE FOR THE FAITHFUL
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Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Inc.
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Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Inc.
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$8399
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Harley-Davidson has a problem. On one hand, there’s a group of riders out there clamoring for an American-made motorcycle they can buy, a bike they think Harley doesn’t yet make. On the other hand, Harley knows where its bread is buttered.
CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0033.xml
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GHIBLI
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GHIBLI
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0034.xml
review
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54,55,56,58
FEATURE
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YAMAHA COMPARISON: YZ250 VS. YZ250 VS. YZ250
Ever wonder how a factory-modified YZ250 works bike stacks up against a stocker and a support-ride YZ? So did we.
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Ron Griewe
For years, amateur racers have clawed their way up to the retaining fences at bigtime motocross events just to get a close look at the latest works machines. And for just as long, those same riders have fantasized about all of the races they’d be able to win if only they had one of those $50,000 factory bikes.
CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0035.xml
article
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YAMAHA YZ250L ENGINE HOP-UP
CYLINDER:
AIRBOX:
IGNITION TIMING:
CARBURETOR FLOAT LEVEL:
CYLINDER HEAD:
EXHAUST PIPE:
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The modifications outlined here can increase the YZ250L’s power output by approximately 3 horsepower, as depicted in the accompanying power graph. After the modifications are complete, the engine might require a one-step-colder spark plug, a richer needle position and a larger main jet.
CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0036.xml
review
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59,60,61,62
CYCLE WORLD TEST: HONDA VF700F INTERCEPTOR
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CAN SMALLER PLUS CHEAPER EQUAL BETTER?
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American Honda Motor Corp.
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American Honda Motor Corp.
VF700F INTERCEPTOR
$3598
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The news about Honda’s Interceptor is no longer news. The ink is dry, the book is closed and all factions of the motorcycle world long ago reached a consensus: Honda’s VF750F Interceptor was the best sportbike—no, make that the best motorcycle—of 1983.
CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0037.xml
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SUZUKI: SP600
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SUZUKI
SP600
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0038.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD RACE WATCH
They don’t call him Steady Eddie for nothing
Bailey doubles up
Riding the road to Camel Pro points
Race Watch Calendar 1984
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KEN VREEKE
Six years ago, Eddie Lawson was just another Southern California dirttracker struggling to make a career out of racing. Today, he is a world champion. Steady Eddie locked up the 500 roadracing world championship title in high style by winning the Swedish Grand Prix after a pitched battle with Frenchman Raymond Roche.
CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0039.xml
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Kerker
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Kerker
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0040.xml
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0041.xml
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68,69
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Competition Accessories Inc.
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Competition Accessories Inc.
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0042.xml
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0043.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD SERVICE
Better front tire
CB1100F-Interceptor wheel swap
Delayed rpm drop
Bridgestone parts
Hot Honda
Clean-air Kawasaki
Two-stroke fan
Drippy Carb
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I own a 1983 Suzuki GS450ED and commute very briskly over the Santa Cruz Mountains daily on a fast, sometimes tortuous route. Having worn out my front tire in 3000 miles, I read everything I could find on selecting the best replacement. Since the rim is an 18 x 1.60-inch size (a WM-1 ), I seem to be limited to a 3.00, MH or 80, depending on the code used.
CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0044.xml
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0045.xml
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74
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DONELSON CYCLES, INC.
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DONELSON CYCLES, INC.
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0046.xml
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0047.xml
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74
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Paser Instrumentation Inc: CARB STIX
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Paser Instrumentation Inc
CARB STIX
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0048.xml
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0049.xml
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California Accessory Warehouse
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California Accessory Warehouse
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0050.xml
article
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CYCLE WORLD THINGS TO DO
Antique motorcycle meet
For BMW riders
1984 Rally Schedule
Tour Schedule
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On the weekend of October 6, the Antique Motorcycle Club of America presents the 1984 La Habra Motorcycle Show and Meet. It begins with a oneday, all-day show-judging and swapmeet followed by a banquet. On Sunday, a 60-mile breakfast ride and poker run for all pre-1963 bikes is planned.
CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0051.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD SUMMARY
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Missing an issue? They’re available from Old Del Mar Emporium, P.O. Box 2512, Spring Valley, CA 92077 for $3.25 each plus 75¢ postage and handling per order.
CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0052.xml
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77
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PJ1
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PJ1
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0053.xml
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77
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0054.xml
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78,79,80
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CW SHOWCASE
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0055.xml
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CAPITAL CYCLE CORPORATION
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CAPITAL CYCLE CORPORATION
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0056.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD SLIPSTREAM
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We need your photos for Slipstream. We’re looking for photos that make us smile because they say something about motorcycling. Submissions should be made to Slipstream, Cycle World, 1499 Monrovia, Newport Beach, Calif. 92663.
CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0057.xml
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83
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TOYOTA
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TOYOTA
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0058.xml
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84
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Philip Morris Inc.: Marlboro
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Philip Morris Inc.
Marlboro
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CycleWorld_19841101_0023_011_0059.xml