Monday, April 24, 2017
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Cycles

Cycles


Motorcycles, new and classic. View the entire archive.

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...

A Sabot in the Gears?

People sometimes accuse me of being a technophobe or even a Luddite because of my critiques of modern vehicles. But it's not fear of technology that drives me. It's cost-benefit analysis. Increasingly, the costs...

The Great Pumpkin

Today I took the Great Pumpkin out for a long-neglected drive. My 1976 Trans-Am. Carousel Red (orange, really; same paint code used in 1969 on the GTO Judge). Polycast "Honeycomb" wheels (they...

Making Your Car (and Bike) Ethanol-Safe

I wrote recently about the damage done to older (carburetor-fed) vehicles by the alcohol-dosed "gas" that's pretty much replaced the real deal. See here.  Alcohol, in addition to impairing your judgment and dulling...

Bring Back T-Tops!

Some things - bell bottom corduroys, for instance - will never make a comeback. Well, hopefully. But I'd really like to see a new car with T-tops again. Remember T-tops? The '68 Corvette...

Roadrunner with Richmond 6 Speed Transmission

A good friend of my father's has a modified Roadrunner with a 440.  For performance and improved gas mileage he has a Richmond six speed (ROD).  He has had it for...
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