Sunday, June 13, 2021

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    Cycles

    Cycles


    Motorcycles, new and classic. View the entire archive.

    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."...

    Must-Have Classic Car “Accessories”

    A few weeks back, before the weather turned to schiesse, took my old Pontiac - a 1976 Trans-Am - to a local old car show. The old disco machine is...

    Chevy Kingswood Estate wagon, 1969-1972

    One of the greatest things about the Great Whales of the past was their names. Today, everything's alpha-numeric. "X" This and 123 that. All the good names have either been taken,...

    1981–1989 Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant K-Cars

    Lee Iaccoca gets blame (or credit) for the Dodge Aires and Plymouth Reliant K-cars, but unlike the minivan, this one’s really not his fault. He simply took the ball and ran...

    Buick Electra 225, 1959–1984

    The "deuce and a quarter" was Buick's ultimate ship of the line—measuring nearly 19 feet long (225 inches) from snout to tail. This road titan's wheelbase would eventually stretch to a...

    If You Don’t Ride Your Bike . . .

    One of the things I learned after getting divorced has nothing to do with women. My small herd of bikes sat for a long time as my marriage unravelled. I either...

    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...

    The Electric Suicide of Harley-Davidson

    Imagine a Harley that doesn’t vibrate. No bark through the straight pipes when you push the starter button. No nothing through the pipes - which aren't there anymore. There is no starter...

    Hitler’s Mercedes…

    Here's a classic car with one not-so-careful former owner whose historical logbook is blacker than the tires. In the days of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler preened and waved at the faithful...

    Video Rant: Rotted Fork Seals & OCD Chain Cleaning

    Here's a quick ran about leaky fork seals and a neater/easier way to clean a bike's chain: Look for a new rant - tomorrow, hopefully - about GM's decision to put a...
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