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On Two Wheels


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A Moment’s Feel of Freedom

73
I rode my bike without wearing a helmet the other day - just to remind myself of what it felt like to live in a semi-free country. It felt damned good. Helmets are...

Motorcycles Can’t be Automated

40
What happens to motorcycles in a world of automated - not autonomous - cars? Don't you hate that slippery shuck and jive? "Autonomy" means independent; free from external control. We are talking...

The Electric Crack Pipe

54
I never "took" drugs - but I increasingly feel as though I'm the only one who's not on the pipe. In the June issue of Cycle World, there's a friendly article about...

I’ve Got a Golden Ticket

75
I use the bike as my Willie Wonka golden ticket to get me away from/around anything annoying – and to a better place. Nothing – nothing – beats a speedy bike...

Motorcycles Are Next

72
Why are some people into motorcycles? The answer, of course, is because motorcycles are fun - and affordable fun. And why are they affordable fun? To a great extent, because motorcycles...

A Slingshot Around Uncle

52
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...

Under The Wire

69
Do you - does anyone - doubt for a moment that if motorcycles were a new invention, they'd never be allowed? Try to imagine the presentation to the Department of Transportation. Inventor: I...

Your Carb on Ethanol

34
It isn't pretty. I hadn't done more than minor adjustments and external cleaning of my '76 Kz900's carburetors in probably ten years. The bike only sees about 500 miles of road time in...

Things Unseen…

97
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...

Motorcycle Clovers…

35
I used to think that people who ride are almost by default non-Clovers. It takes higher-order skills, for one, to ride a motorcycle than it does to drive a car. In...
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