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Cycles

Cycles


Motorcycles, new and classic. View the entire archive.

It’s Alive… For The Moment!

Cue Borat voice... great success! The '80 Hardley appears to be functional. Possibly, ridable. Probably for not very long. But, still. I gimped the electrics to a state of "well, it works" ......

Fat Buzz Cut Hero Assaults Motorcyclist

Here's another example of someone who hadn't harmed anyone being harmed because he "might." A motorcyclist riding faster than the law allows was pursued by a stereotypically bloated, buzzcut Oregon state cop (driving...

Hardley Able

Well, the pig runs again. Briefly. Now that the starter issue has been fixed, the regulator is billowing smoke - god knows why. It didn't before. But mechanical issues are secondary only to...

Some Motorcycle Pros… and Cons

If you're thinking about buying a bike, there's a lot to think about. One thing to think about is that bikes - like cars - vary in type and function. But bikes differ...

When Clovers Kill (Or Try To)

You may have seen the video. A guy on motorcycle, girlfriend riding along, blitzes by some cars. Well, he tried to. An aging psychopath in the lead car by the name of...

This Pig of a Bike

I'm tapping out. This POS AMF-era Hardley Ableson (1980 Sportster) has beaten me. I publicly concede defeat. The bitch will not start. Well, the shitty electric start system will not turn the engine...

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...
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