Issue: 19860801

Friday, August 1, 1986
August
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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Articles
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1,3
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0001.xml
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.: Saleem
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
Saleem
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0002.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0003.xml
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4,5
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Ford
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Ford
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0004.xml
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6
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SUZUKI: Savage
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SUZUKI
Savage
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0005.xml
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EDITORIAL
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Pride and prejudice
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Paul Dean
I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE COMPLETELY unbiased. It says so right here in my trusty reporter's handbook, under the general heading of "objectivity." The journalist's pledge, the book tells me, is to be free of all prejudice and favoritism in reporting, to be eminently fair at all times.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0006.xml
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United Way
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United Way
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0007.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0008.xml
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AT LARGE
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Two-Up
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Steven L. Thompson
WHO'S THE MOST COURAGEOUS: FREDdie Spencer or the person who agrees to sit behind you on your pillion? Maybe you'd say Spencer has more guts. Not me. I say any motorcycle passenger—now called the “co-rider”—is the winner in the courage-off hands-down.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0009.xml
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LETTERS
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LETTERS
Man to Mann
A question of speed
Reader Information
Venture adventure
Error of omission
A thought to Klingon
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Although Dick Mann's riding ability and contribution to American motorcycle racing cannot be disputed, his view of Mr. France’s decision to exclude F-1 racing from Daytona is a bit short-sighted. If the idea of racing were only for “riders to race each other,” as Mr. Mann states, then we should put the Spencers, Lawsons and Mamolas on identically prepared production machines (that Mr. Mann says are only of interest to those who race them) and find out who really is the fastest.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0010.xml
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD COLLECTION
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CYCLE WORLD COLLECTION
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0011.xml
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Motorcraft
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Motorcraft
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0012.xml
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.: CAMEL FILTERS
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
CAMEL FILTERS
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0013.xml
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ROUNDUP
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Shopping for a record
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CAMRON E. BUSSARD
WANNA BE A WORLD-RECORD holder? Have a desire to go faster than anyone has ever gone on a bike of a particular size or type—and have your achievement officially certified? Well, that’s not as far-fetched an idea as you might think. A careful perusal through motorcycle record books will uncover quite a few existing speed records that are well within the reach of the average rider.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0014.xml
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ROUNDUP
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LETTER FROM Japan
Suzuki's new GSX-R400
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Koichi Hirose
Last year, the Suzuki GSX-Rs set new standards for sportbikes in terms of power and light weight. But in terms of style, the bikes looked rather, well, dated. And although it hardly seems possible, we’re now seeing the second-generation GSX-R Suzukis here in Japan, evidenced by the release of the GSX-R400.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0015.xml
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HONDA
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HONDA
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0016.xml
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ROUNDUP
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LETTER FROM Europe
Yet another world's longest rally
Cobas/KTM
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Just when you thought that the world’s biggest and longest off-road rally was either the Paris-to-Dakar extravaganza or the upcoming Trans-Americas event, along comes something even bigger and longer: the Paris-to-Peking rally. Slated to take place from August 20 to October 10, 1987, this 9950-mile rally is being organized by the same team responsible for the annual Tour de France bicycle race, itself the biggest and best event of its kind in the world.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0017.xml
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Criterion
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Criterion
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0018.xml
review
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DEPARTMENTS
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NEW IDEAS
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Targa Accessories Inc.
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Targa Accessories Inc.
Targa VF500F seat cowl
$124.95
Some motorcyclists think there's only one way to ride-alone. And for like-minded Honda VF500F pilots. Targa Accessories offers its seat cowl. The locking fiberglass cowl features a padded backrest, color-matched paint, and small-item stor-age room. Available for 1984-1986 VF500F Hondas, the cowl retails for $124.95 from your motorcycle dealer or from Targa Accessories Inc., 10 McLaren, Suite B, Irvine, CA 927 l4; (714)472-1022.
Targa Accessories Inc.
Gold Belt enduro jacket
$140
Joseph had a coat of many colors, but if he'd been an enduro rider he might have traded it for Gold Belt's enduro jacket in red or blue. Gold Belt uses water-resistant Typhoon cloth for the garment, and claims the material is softer and lighter than GoreTex, and so makes for a more comfortable jacket. There's plenty of cargo space, too, with four front pockets and a large fanny pocket. The jacket comes in S-XXL sizes, and has a suggested retail price of $140 ($150 for XXL). Contact Gold Belt Line, 7045 Darby Ave., Reseda, CA 91335.
Targa Accessories Inc.
Marzocchi M1R fork
$475
If your heart skips a beat at the sight ofa pair of long, lean legs, then you'll surely be smitten by Marzocchi's M1R fork. With Marzocchi's gams, one leg takes care of rebound damping, and the other does compression damping duty, a feature the importer claims allows easy tuning and results in low weight. Available for street or dirt bikes, with 38mmor 42mm-diameter stanchion tubes, the M1R foots a suggested retail price of $475 (fork legs only), or $499 (including triple clamps). To get a leg up on the competition, contact Cosmopolitan Motors Inc., 301 Jacksonville Road, Hatboro, PA 19040: 1-800-523-2522, or (215) 672-9100 in Pennsylvania.
Targa Accessories Inc.
AXO Sport Series 29 gloves
$31.95
An extremely comfortable off-road glove, the Sport 29 features a lamb-skin palm, a flexible plastic back that's vented, and expandable finger sides. The gloves are available in all popular sizes in white/red, white/blue and white/red/black combinations, and their suggested list price is $31.95 at motorcycle dealers.
Targa Accessories Inc.
Hondaline magnetic tankbag
$56
Most people admire a stick-to-it nature; and for those who appreciate that trait in a tankbag, Hondaline has just the item. This medium-size, urethane-coated nylon bag employs eight magnets in its padded, vinyl-covered base for easy mounting to most steel gas tanks. For storage, there's a large main compartment with a small pouch on top, both with zipper closures, and a rear pouch with a Velcro-secured flap. Also included are a rain cover and shoulder strap. The bag is available in black or blue for a suggested retail price of $56. To find out more, contact your Honda dealer, or write to American Honda Motor Co. Inc., P.O. Box 7055, North Hollywood, CA 91607.
Targa Accessories Inc.
Bieffe BF85 helmet
$99.99
Italy's Bieffe has tossed a new cappello, the BF85, into the ring for '86. The fiberglass helmet meets Snell '85 and DOT standards, and features a vented chin bar, a terry cloth interior and a four-position faceshield. Available in S-XXL, the BF85 comes in white with red-and-blue graphics, and black, red and anthracite, all with silver-grey-and-gold graphics, for a suggested retail price of $99.99. To find out more, contact VanLeeuwen Enterprises Inc., 13275 Paxton St., Arleta. CA 91331; (818) 896-2200.
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0019.xml
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Dodge: DAYTONA TURBO Z
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Dodge
DAYTONA TURBO Z
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0020.xml
review
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CYCLE WORLD TEST
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HONDA SHADOW 700
A CASE OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
SHADOW
HONDA
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HONDA
SHADOW 700
$3598
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MOST DOCTORS WOULDN'T call a facelift preventive medicine. But when the 1986 Shadow 700 was unveiled as a cosmetically restyled and reborn model, Honda offered only one reason for all of the bike's changes: prevention. The 700 Shadow had been one of the most successful models in recent years, and Honda simply wanted to ensure that what was healthy staved healthy.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0021.xml
review
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EVALUATION
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GAERNE SILVERSTONE BOOTS
A STREET-WISE PAIR FOR THE WELL-HEELED
Answer Products Inc.
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Answer Products Inc.
GAERNE SILVERSTONE BOOTS
$142.95
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WHEN IT COMES TO RIDING APPAREL, only boots really have to do double-duty. A rider can shuck his helmet, jacket and gloves when he dismounts, but his boots stay with him. And, typically, motorcycling foot-gear runs to the extremes of slipper-thin roadrace boots or stout touring brogans.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0022.xml
review
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28,29,30,31,32
250 MOTOCROSS COMPARISON
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JUMPING THE GATE WITH THE HONDA CR250R, YAMAHA YZ250 AND KAWASAKI KX250
250 MXers
HONDA
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HONDA
CR250R
$2598
HONDA
KX250
$2599
HONDA
YZ250
$2599
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MOTOCROSS RACERS ARE A lucky bunch. For them, buying a competitive racing machine is as easy as dropping by the local motorcycle dealer. Some brands are more competitive in stock form than others, but most can be turned into superb racers with nothing more than a little modifying and fine-tuning here and there.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0023.xml
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FEATURES
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BOOKS ON BIKES
From Ace to Zen, an essential library for the motorcycle enthusiast
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MIKE STUBBLEFIELD
FOR MANY ENTHUSIASTS, THE IDEA THAT MOTORCYcling is a way of life was summed up succinctly a few years ago on, of all things, a T-shirt: "We eat, sleep, ride, talk, breathe, dream, live and love motorcycles," it proudly proclaimed in bold type.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0024.xml
review
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EVALUATION
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LOCKHART MOTO LIGHT
TRAVELING LIGHT
Lockhart
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Lockhart
LOCKHART MOTO LIGHT
$24.95
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IT'S DARK AND YOU'RE LOST. SO YOU pull over, and dig into your luggage for a flashlight so you can read your map. But did you pack a flashlight? Are the batteries fresh? Is the bulb intact, or has it popped from vibration? Where is it? Instead of cursing the darkness, you could shed some light on your dilemma with Lockhart’s new Moto Light.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0025.xml
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.: Winston
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
Winston
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0026.xml
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Kawasaki: ZL1000
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Kawasaki
ZL1000
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0027.xml
review
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CYCLE WORLD TEST
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CAGIVA-DUCATI F1 MONTJUICH
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CAGIVA-DUCATI
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CAGIVA-DUCATI
F1 MONTJUICH
$8800
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SOMEWHERE, SOMEPLACE, THERE MUST BE A MAN who has heard only Muzak. Surrounded by its innocuous melodies in elevators and department stores, he may have finding it vaguely pleasant, and thought it as involving as music could be. Imagine, then, this sheltered man found himself at a Rolling Stones concert.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0028.xml
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FEATURES
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LA CARRERA
Dodging goats and pickups at 140 mph: Roadracing, Mexican-style.
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STEAVE ANDERSON
RON "GOMEZ" GRIEWE, CYCLE WORLD'S SENIOR editor, a grizzled pre-runner and non-finisher of a half-dozen Baja races, was expounding. "You might as well carry some plastic flowers with you, and a white cross. Then, when a Mexican rancher in a pickup truck runs you off the road at 120, you'll have a chance to stick them in the ground as you go flying past.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0029.xml
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RETURN TO LAREDO
Honda goes deep into the heart of Texas to break Cycle World's speed records
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PAUL DEAN
IF THAT OLD SAYING IS REALLY TRUE. IF RECORDS ARE meant to be broken, then Honda has merely acted out what fate intended. Because a factory-prepared Honda VFR750 has broken the world records that Cycle World had set just eight months earlier on a Suzuki GSX-R750.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0030.xml
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THE HAZE OF YESTERDAY
In an, age of sophistication, sometimes simplicity looks pretty good
"I was shipped off to school... the Mustang was banished to a barn, eventually to become a victim of time."
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JON F. THOMPSON
I FEAR I'M BECOMING TECHNOphobic. Oh, I don't seem to suffer unreasonably from fears of VCRs, word processors or the general electronic and mechanical sophistication of the lives we all lead. Nor do I have a problem with specific motorcycle technology like double-overhead camshafts, shaft drive, rising-rate suspension and the use of alloys that until a few years ago existed only in the aerospace program.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0031.xml
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FEATURES
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MUSTANG
The 20-year history of an almost-motorcycle
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Jon F. Thompson
SAY THE WORD "MUSTANG" TO MOST PEOPLE TOday, and they'll probably think you're talking about a 1960s ponycar. But long before Ford Motor Company's runaway sales success was even a gleam in Lee lacocca's eye, another Mustang had been a reality.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0032.xml
review
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EVALUATION
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WOLF-TRAP VS. ECLIPSE CARGO BRA
A PAIR OF SAFETY NETS TO KEEP YOUR CARGO STOWED ON BOARD
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WOLF-TRAP VS. ECLIPSE CARGO BRA
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MOTORYCYCLING, LIKE MANY ENdeavors, has its own tests, its own rites of passage. And one of them has to do with learning—usually the hard way—how to carry a load. Unfortunately, the lesson’s not a one-shot deal, for it gives you the opportunity to relearn it every time your cargo tumbles down the road.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0033.xml
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Advertisement
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0034.xml
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RACE WATCH
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WAYNE GARDNER
An up-and-comer from Down Under. And maybe the next world champion.
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ALAN CATHCART
A HOLLYWOOD SCREENWRITER couldn’t have come up with a better script. On a hot, steamy night at Japan’s famous Suzuka racing circuit, 250,000 fans had been driven to a fever pitch of excitement by the drama unfolding before them on the track.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0035.xml
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Arai HELMET: F-1
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Arai HELMET
F-1
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0036.xml
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D.I.D
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D.I.D
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0037.xml
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Kerker Products
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Kerker Products
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0038.xml
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Advertisements
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Competition Chemicals
BLUE AWAY
Competition Chemicals
SIMICHROME
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0039.xml
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD COLLECTION
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CYCLE WORLD COLLECTION
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0040.xml
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DEPARTMENTS
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CYCLE WORLD SUMMARY
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0041.xml
article
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THINGS TO DO
Jerseypine Cruisers
Pennsylvania rally
Canadian rally
Rocky Mountain events
Blue Ridge Brits
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The Jerseypine Cruisers Touring Club is hosting two special rides: The fourth annual Russell Swoverland Memorial Cystic Fibrosis Ride on Sunday, July 13, in Elmhurst, Illinois. Sign-ups begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Honda House, 645 State Route 83.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0042.xml
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Advertisement: PROHONDA
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PROHONDA
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0043.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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SERVICE
Hot-rod RD125
Handlebar weight sources
Exhausts and jetting
Cooler Turbo
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I own a 1975 RD125B and I have currently been trying to update the suspension components (other than OEM), such as tires and shocks. Could you give me some ideas as to where I can find small, high-performance tires (front 2.75-18, rear 3.00-18)?
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0044.xml
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Advertisement: CYCLE WORLD COLLECTION
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CYCLE WORLD COLLECTION
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0045.xml
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CW SHOWCASE
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0046.xml
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CHAPARRAL
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CHAPARRAL
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0047.xml
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DONELSON CYCLES, INC.
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DONELSON CYCLES, INC.
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0048.xml
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DENNIS KIRK
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DENNIS KIRK
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0049.xml
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Motorcycle Accessory Warehouse
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Motorcycle Accessory Warehouse
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0050.xml
article
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DEPARTMENTS
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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. Only black and white prints, 8 by 10 in., should be sent.
CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0051.xml
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YAMAHA: FZ750
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YAMAHA
FZ750
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0052.xml
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Phi1ip Morris Inc.: Marlboro
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Phi1ip Morris Inc.
Marlboro
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CycleWorld_19860801_0025_008_0053.xml