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Cycles

Cycles


Motorcycles, new and classic. View the entire archive.

Hardley Ableson Electric Starter Odyssey

If you've never dealt with an AMF-era Ironhead Sportster electric start problem, perhaps this will help you deal with it - learning from my fumbling around. Here's the scenario: I agreed to...

I’ll Never Own An Old Harley

What they say may be true. Or at least, it's why so many went Jap back in the day. Me among them. I have been working on an '80 Harley Sportster for about a...

FrankenHarley

For about a month now, I have been trying - like Dr. Frankenstein - to breath life into something inert: The cobbled-together corpse of what was - once - a 1980 Harley Davidson...

Get An Old Bike… While You Can Still Afford An Old Bike

As new bikes become more and more like new cars - that is, complicated and expensive, both to buy and maintain - the remaining supply of old bikes is going to get...

Easy Fixes First

The other day, I decided to go for a ride on one of my motorcycles - my old, reliable, never-let-me-down '83 Honda GL650 Silverwing. It let me down. Keyed the ignition to "run."...

The Littlest Triple

Weird little bikes are hard to find new. A bleak homogeneity has settled in. Small bikes are safe bikes; conventionally styled, with mild engines. Made, in brief, for beginners. To be...

Into The Woods

I probably ought not to mention this openly, but what the hell. Some time ago, I was out riding with friends. I was riding one of my friend's ZX14. This is a...

Riding Old

Old bikes have style - and character. Any machine that's still operable after say 40 years will have become something special, a piece of living history that conjures sensations and sounds from...

Thinning The Herd

When you haven't got time anymore, it's time to let some of them go. So - with lots of sadness - I recently sold one of my five bikes. The dual sport...

A Ride on the Old Zed

Here's a quick "from the saddle" viewpoint ride on my old Zed - a '76 Kawasaki Kz900 (subject of several articles, here, here and here). This bike is one of my all-time...
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