Friday, September 24, 2021

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    Cycles

    Cycles


    Motorcycles, new and classic. View the entire archive.

    1975 Kawasaki S1 Saaaaaaafety Ride!

    Here's a quick thumb in the eye to Uncle - the government - which demands I wear a helmet for saaaaaaaaaaafety, on the bizarre assumption that my saaaaaaaaaaafety is anyone's business...

    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...

    Muscle Cars Were Slow . . . Part II

    I wrote a column a couple years ago (see here) that mentioned an unspeakable truth: Relative to now - classic muscle cars were slow. Back in the day, when the typical passenger car...

    Retro-review: 1964 Ford Mustang

    Like Jed Clampett, who inadvertently struck oil while he was out huntin' 'coon, Ford's General Manager Lee Iacocca probably didn't fully realize just what he was about to tap into with...

    Pharaonic Totems

    I had an older friend once who owned a couple of classic cars he never had time for. He worked, so they sat - and deteriorated. Lack of use is its...

    Pontiac GrandVille convertible, 1971-1975

    The sudden demise of the Catalina convertible in 1972 left Pontiac with just one capital ship convertible in its inventory - the mighty (but short-lived) GrandVille. It was basically a two-door version...

    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...

    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...

    2017 BMW R9 T Scrambler

    Have you seen the Steampunk BMW? Yes, I know - it's the "scrambler" version of the R 9T. Which means it has high-mounted pipes and higher bars and fat tires with John Deer-esque...

    15 Percent Ethanol “Gas” May be Here by Fall…

    If it was built before the 1980s, your vehicle was designed to burn gasoline - and nothing else. That's what was sold back then, so it's what the engineers assumed when they...
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