1979 Street Chopper – “Easy Livin’” – one week bolt together on a limited budget

What you see here is a simple straight forward bolt together Honda as offered by Chopper Specialties. Nothing radical but instead a bike that combines both looks and function…

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1996 October Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue – One for go, one for show

Cover: One for go, one for show: Honda’s new-new Super Blackbird and Harley’s old-new Springer Heritage Softail

Features: Super Blackbird – Honda CBR1100-XX; Trademark Troubles – Harley strikes back, round two; 1914 Thor Twin; The First Production Motorcycle – Hildebrand & Wolfmuller in 1894; Special Section: Ten Best Bikes of 1996; Ten Best Bikes Worldwide; Tests: Harley-Davidson Springer Heritage Softail; Long-Term Update: BMW R850-R, Honda XR400-R and Suzuki GSXR750; Project: Killer KX – works replica roost machine; more

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1979 Street Chopper – “SportStar” – Kevin Ness, San Leandro, CA 4-Page Print Article

It’s fortunate for both Arlen and Kevin Ness that they aren’t in competition against one another. Arlen is well known for his one of a kind trend setters. But what many don’t realize is, that brother Kevin has his hands in a majority of those scooters and comes up with some super material of his own. This is evidenced by his latest creation the “Sportstar” seen here…

1979 Street Chopper – “SportStar” – Kevin Ness, San Leandro, CA 4-Page Print Article available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1979 Ellen’s Trike – Ellen Vacirca of Trike Masters 2-Page Print Article

What do 1 1/2 years, $4400 and a hot Kenetic Analysis engine add up to? With a lot of luck and some prayers (not to mention hard work) it could be Ellen’s Trike. Ellen Vacirca of Trike Masters, needed something just for her to ride and the answer seems to be her 810cc Honda powered 3 wheeler…

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1996 November Cycle World – Erion Racing’s $65k Super Street Honda CBR900

Cover: Erion Racing’s $65,000 Question

Features: Speed Merchant – Erion Racing’s $65k Super Street Honda CBR900-RR; Hyperpro TRX850 – finding the forkless future; MIA TRX – Yamaha’s TRX850 is a worldwide hit. So when will we see it stateside?; Forgotten but not gone – making the case for collectible Honda CB350; Yamaha Dragster; Vietnam Experience; Moto Guzzi V10 Centauro; Cafe-Racer Comeback; Tests: Kawasaki Vulcan 500 LTD; Long-Term Wrap-Up – Buell Thunderbolt S-2; more

1996 November Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1979 “Cyclotron” vintage Trike Sidecar Outfit 4-Page Article

When is a trike not a trike? When you have to overcome the Man and legal registration hassles. So the idea becomes a sidecar or “outfit” in Australia. Anmd that’s what the wedge three wheel “Cyclotron” became when Lance Seadon did a number on a 750 Honda…

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1979 Dragbike “Wheels of Fortune” Las Vegas Nationals 2-Page Print Article

Photos: Rick Wood and Bill McReynolds of Tuscon, AZ, brought out this rear-engined Olds powered “scooter” for tests at Vegas. Great potential was shown; Squeaks O’Connor of Anchorage, Alaska towed all the way to Vegas – with 1400 miles of that tow over unpaved roads – it was well worth the run as it netted O’Connor his first National Title; also photos of Joe Shelton, Dan Ravary, Larry Cook running out of the Dan Baisley shop, Jim Bernard on the Ron Teson supercharged Honda…Marion Ownens Harley, Roger McPhail…

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1979 – A Massive Announcement from Harley-Davidson

Now, for the first time ever, our huge 80 cu. in. V-Twin will be available on the Low Rider and Super Glide “Fat Bob” models… 1340cc’s: the largest dose of raw power and low-end torque in Harley-Davidson history…

1979 A Massive Announcement from Harley-Davidson 1-Page Ad available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1979 Harley-Davidson XLH-1000 Sportster and 1979 Corvette in Candi Root Beer over Black Pearl Matched Set

This matched set costs a whole lot of money…guess how much and it’s yours free. There has never been, and probably never will be, another matched set like this 1979 Harley-Davidson XLH1000 Sportster and 1979 Corvette in Candi Root Beer over Black Pearl. Custom designed by none other than Willie G. Davidson and painted by Butch Brinza, nationally acclaimed custom painter of exotic cars and motorcycles. And what a job Butch did: First, after careful block-sanding, he applied ten coats of primer followed by the base coat of Black Pearl. Over this, Butch layed coat after coat of Candi Root Beer. Next came the Harley-Davidson logos on both car and bike. To protect the masterpiece paint job six coats of clear lacquer were applied for a “foot-deep” finish. And last, but not least, dark red accent pinstriping was flawlessly applied by hand.If you can guess the retail value of this matched set…it’s yours. At this point, so as to get a head start on your buddies, you’d probably rather have a quick run down of all the additional equipment on each…Here goes:

Sportster: Sissy bar with back rest pad, chrome footpeg end caps, right hand rearview mirror, air cleaner grille, chrome oil cooler, oil cooler cover, Eagle A/T raised white letter tires, oil filter kit, hi-way pegs, chrome timer cover, gold finished “1000″ and “Sportster” medallions, chrome passenger peg end caps, custom paint and striping.

Corvette: Electric rear window defogger, air conditioning, sport mirrors (left hand remote & right hand manual), automatic speed control, tilt telescopic steering wheel, AM/FM stereo CB radio and power antenna, dual rear speakers, power windows and door locks, convenience group, American Racing 15×8 “Vector” Custom Wheels, GR60-15 Daytona XS radial tires, custom paint and striping. That should give you enough to start punching something in the old calculator. When you think you’ve got it, just fill out the coupon below and drop it off at your participating Harley-Davidson dealer. If in your haste and excitement you lose the coupon you can still pick one up at participating Harley dealers. Nothing much else to say except Good Luck!

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1979 Phase 3 Drive Lines Vintage Motorcycle Belt Drive Ad

Shown: Don Vesco – 318.598 MPH, Russ Collins – First 200 MPH Quarter-Mile, Ron Teson – Fastest 7 Second Motorcycle, Warner Riley – 159.414 MPH

Ask a Pro, or ask the people who own phase 3 drive lines. We are number one in the belt drive field. Let’s cut through all of the advertising claims…No one makes a better drive, in any way, then PHASE 3. With good reason; we originated the modern motorcycle belt drive 5 years ago, and we are way ahead of the imitators…

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1979 AMEN (American Motorcycle ENgineering) Custom Chopper Parts

AMEN’s patented rear suspension is the secret to a good looking but ridable custom motorcycle. You get the best of both worlds – cushy comfort for miles of tireless jammin’, and a look that’s close to rigid for complete designing versatility. AMEN Savior sprung frames are constructed from the finest heavy-wall mild steel stock available, carefully heliarc welded in fixtures which insure perfect alignment and excellent construction…Savior frames are available for 750, 550, 500, 450, and 350 Honda engines, the Kawasaki Z engines, Harley 74′s and Sportsters…

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1978 October Vintage Street Chopper – “Bad Charlie”

Cover: a pair of outrageous machines from the Southeast. The green piece is “Bad Charlie,” a blown Honda from Tennessee; while the “Gray Remnant” Sportster and its detailed artwork reside in Augusta, Georgia

Features: St. Paul “78″; Beech Bend Bash; Road Test Kawasaki Z1R; ABATE Lowdown; 6 Hours at Ontario; Bikes: Hard Daddy; Gray Remnant; Stony; Bad Charlie; Switchin’ Off; No Sacrifice; Technical: R.C. Distributor; Plastic Belt Drive?; more

1978 October Street Chopper Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1978 November Vintage Street Chopper – “Blown ‘N’ Blue”

Cover: a super colorful combination of Perewitz blown Sportster, the “Late Harvest” Honda and Stan Betz showing how not to lay on a custom paint job.

Features: Black Hills Classic; Harley for ’79; Road Test Yamaha 750; Deadwood ’78; Bikes: Gemini; MPLS Express; Blue Beard; Blown N’ Blue; Late Harvest; 3 Day Express; Technical: Betz Speaks on Paint; Goose it!; more

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1971 February Street Chopper Magazine – “Exercise in Originality” by George Lesseos

Cover: “Exercise in Originality” a beautiful panhead built by George Lesseos, partner in U.S. Motorcycles, can be seen on the streets in Lynwood, California.

Features: Swedish Choppers; Long Beach Show; Technical: Frame Work for the 74; Mount a Swinging Bar and Seat; Turned Down Lower Legs; How to Brake the Law; Cycles: Exercise in Originality; Form with Function; The Best of Both Worlds; Refinement of a Classic; Old Favorite; more

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1970 October Street Chopper Magazine – Building the Super Sport

Front Cover: featured this month – completion of the new Super Sport. Here it is seen cruising the streets of Los Angeles upon its return from a recent tour of the United States. Back Cover: Denver Mulins Shovelhead

Features: Build a Super Sport, part 6; Chopper Testing the Yamaha; “Shovelhead,” part 3; Molly; Laconia; Technical: Chopping the 750 front end; Tired of Carb Trouble?; X-L-Lent Chopper Frames; Cycles: Baldwin’s Super Achievement; Rainbow 74; Built for a Purpose; Introducing the Vincent; Team Effort; more

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1971 April Street Chopper Magazine – Bill Cody’s “Iron Horse”

Cover: Bill Cody’s “Iron Horse” moves proudly through the streets of Redodo, California. This unusual 74 is decked out in a flavorful butterscotch paint job.

Features: Coliseum Classic; Motorcycle Show Circuit; Technical: Front End Modification; Settling the Steel Matter; Tackle that Top End! Shop Style; The Sound of Silence; Cycles: Bill Cody’s Iron Horse; TR-IFFIC; Encore 74; Unit Construction “Wow”; Shadow Custom Cycle; Bleah! Beauty; more

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1979 February Street Chopper Magazine – The Buckwheat Sportster

Contents: Features: IDBA Memphis; 80″ Lowrider; FXS for 79; Two up on the Salt; Cycles: Buckwheat; AMEN 500; Evil Women; Swedish Iron; Sak’s Finest; Beaver Rick; Technical: Phase III Super Clutch; Heart Surgery; White Bros. SR500 Project; more

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1976 Yamaha XS750-D Road Test – Not the fastest 750, but the smoothest and nicest.

Deep inside its several basic-black cases and compartments the new Yamaha XS750D is a technoid’s delight, especially with respect to its absolutely labyrinthine power train and clever self-cancelling turn indicators. We’ll get to the mechanical minutiae in due course, but for most of you none of it is as important as simply knowing that Yamaha’s 750 triple genuinely is an all-new design and not an XS500 twin with an extra cylinder and shaft drive as some people have supposed…

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1979 October Street Chopper Magazine – Fond Du Lac Custom Fest

Contents: Bikes: Git Back; The Hunter; Honda Two Ways; Wrecking Crew; Star Rider; One of These Nights; Space Hawg; Fresno Flyer; Fresh Air; Technical: Electronic Ignition; Fiction: Choices; Missing Part; Features: Fond Du Lac Custom Fest – ABATE of Wiscobsin and Bizarr Cycle bring together the best of “Show ‘N’ Go” for this 2nd annual Wisconsin Custom Show; News from Sifton; Waupun Prison Git Down; BBA Bike Meet; Road Test – Kawasaki KZ650; more

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1976 Penton 250 MC5 Motorcycle Road Test / Photos / Specs

Buying the best motocrosser is no simple task these days. Time was, only a few seasons back, when price for the most part indicated which race bikes were superior. The expensive European mounts were clearly better motocrossers than the less costly Japanese bikes. But the tide has changed, and price alone no longer singles out the best – or worst. Honda started the change with the Elsinore, Yamaha emphasized it with the YZ series and Suzuki’s RMs are tearing up tracks from coast to coast. Still, the Europeans have not been sleeping, though their bikes have sen less dramatic improvements. Maicos, Huskies, Montesas and Bultacos are proven machines, and finally Penton has developed its first real motocrosser – the Grand Prix replica 250cc MC 5.

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