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The One Year Wonder (And Why)

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When it was new, the '83 Honda GL650 Silverwing Interstate seemed like a sure-bet winner. The basically identical GL500 had been successful for several years prior and before the GL, there...

If You’re Shopping Bikes…

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One of the virtues of motorcycles is they're cheap transportation compared to a car - they cost much less to buy and they're (mostly) a lot easier on gas. But some...

Shaft Drive Service

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This is the next installment in a series of How-Tos covering some basic routine service procedures on an old motorcycle. As before, the guinea pig will be an '83 Honda GL650. The...

What Not To Ride…

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Here's the deal on that: As a new rider, you do not want a sport bike, period. Sport bikes typically have plastic covers ("fairings,") high footpeg clearance for cornering, stubby, steeply raked "clip...

Thinking About a Motorcycle or Scooter?

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Cars are expensive - to buy and to operate. But bikes (and scooters) are inexpensive to buy and keep up. Most of them get much better gas mileage (50-plus MPGs)  than...

Old Bike Oil Change: Step by Step

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Owning a vintage bike is great - but there's a catch. Many dealers won't work on a bike that's more than about ten years old (let alone 20 or 30) and...

2011 New Bikes Preview

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Most of the country can only think about riding right now, but the days are getting longer and the snow and cold can't last forever - even if it feels like...

The Nicest People Ride Hondas

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Instead of watching  “the game,” I went for  a ride this past Sunday. My friend Graves owns several antique bikes, including a very nice – and road ready – ’67 Honda Dream....

The best $1,500 I ever spent

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If gas prices hold at their current $3 or so per gallon, most of us will be paying an extra $240 or so per year for fuel vs. what we were...

Shipping a Motorcycle: The Nightmare Begins

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There are two bear traps waiting to snap shut on your leg when buying a bike online. The first, of course, is buying the bike itself. If you're going by an...
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