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Spring Bike Pre-Flight

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Motorcycles have something in common with lawn mowers and weed whackers: It's common for them to just sit for months during the off season. This makes them all vulnerable to the...

Do You Miss Steering Wheels?

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Modern cars have their (many) good point, but don't you miss - just as an example - the different steering wheels cars used to have? I don't just mean model to model,...

A Sabot in the Gears?

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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...

Some More DIY Don’t Do’s… Learned the Hard Way

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Maybe you are thinking about doing some of the upkeep your car needs yourself. It's a great way to save some money - and can be very satisfying, too. But it's...

Good Car Names Gone Bad

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Here are ten good car names gone bad - ruined forever, through no fault of their own: * Chevy Cavalier - This name summons images of gallant horsemen protecting their monarch - though...

Making Your Car (and Bike) Ethanol-Safe

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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...

More News You’ve Probably Not Heard

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It’s hard to know what’s really going on when it’s not being reported.  Much less explained. One example of this is the not-reported news - which is big news - that Honda will...

Another One Bites The Dust

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Some unhappy news came in the mail yesterday. A notice that my favorite car magazine - High Performance Pontiac - will be ceasing publication after the October issue. Pontiac itself, of course,...

You Meet The Nicest People on Hondas!

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My friend Graves owns several antique bikes, including a very nice – and road ready – ’67 Honda Dream. Many of you know about this bike – it’s the one Honda...

FrankenHarley

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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...
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