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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...

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...

In the Rearview Mirror: 1987 Renault Alliance GTA

The death rattle of American Motors Corp. came in the early 1980s, with the “alliance” between the tubercular American automaker and French automaker Renault. Renault, a big player in Europe, hoped...

Retro review: Honda S2000 CR

Time machines do exist. If you want to remember what was really quick - and state of the art - circa 1999, take a drive in a 2008 Honda S2000. It hadn't...

An Old VW For Everyday Use?

My friend (and web ninja master of EPautos) Dom asked me the other night what I thought about getting an old VW to replace his modern car as his everyday driver....

Buick Riviera, 1963-1985

Non-Buick people may not know it, but the Riviera nameplate goes back many years before the introduction of the now-famous '63 coupe. Buick used it to designate the pillarless hardtop coupes...

AMC Matador, 1971-1978

By the mid-1970s, American automakers were under the gun to reduce both the size and the fuel consumption of their offerings. Gas shortages, price spikes - and the growing presence of...

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...

In the rearview: Pontiac Aztek

Well, it wasn't a bad idea. Then again, neither was the Titanic. The great ship ended up at the bottom of the ocean as the result of a lethal combination of bad judgment,...

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...
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