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On Two Wheels

On Two Wheels


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Practical Reasons to Buy a Motorcycle

If you ever needed a reason to justify buying a motorcycle - either to yourself or the wife - here’s a good one: They are very practical. You likely have heard the opposite, but consider: * They...

Spring Cleaning…

Some of my bikes are more than 40 years old now - which is a long time in human and machine terms. And yet, they all still function as new. Unlike me. Well, with...

Things Unseen…

The hand of Uncle - which aways wields a gun - distorts our lives in so many ways it's impossible to catalog them all. There are the things we're forced to have...

When Seconds Count, a Cop is Just Minutes Away

Last night was another object lesson in the uselessness of cops for other than random tax collecting and general harassment. Traveling home on the Blue Ridge Parkway - where it seems there...

A Slingshot Around Uncle

There is a way out. Of half a dozen (or more) air bags and seat belt buzzers and back-up cameras and narc-you-out black boxes and automatic braking (soon to be a mandatory...

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...

The Harley Odyssey

So the bike won't start. More accurately, the starter won't spin the engine - which is why the bike won't start. But the starter spins. It just doesn't spin anything else. So, I know the...

FrankenHarley

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...

Get An Old Bike… While You Can Still Afford An Old Bike

As new bikes become more and more like new cars - that is, complicated and expensive, both to buy and maintain - the remaining supply of old bikes is going to get...

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...
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