1974 Wild World of Cafe Racers

Features: The Eyes have it – Norton’s John Player Replica, a close up look; And you thought it was a dirt bike – making the Enduro to Cafe conversion easy; Over the counter Cafe Goodies; The Fine art of Cafe Racing; The Elements of Production Racing; Technical: From Wobbler to Winner – making the Z-1 Handle; Z-1 Fork Modifications; American Turbo-Pak’s Nifty Turbo for Hondas; A Turbo for the Yamaha; Better Bounce for the Boge; Heads-Up Honda; Bolt-On Black Magic; Puff, The Magic Norton; Road Tests: Ducati 750 Sport; BMW R90S; Interpart-Honda 750; Dunstall-Honda 900; Laverda 750 SF; more

1974 Wild World of Cafe Racers Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1974 Cafe Racers – Vintage Motorcycle World Special Magazine

Cafe Test: Dunstall-Norton 810; Cafe Techs: Trackmaster’s New Frame; Superbike Oil-Coolers; Rear Shock Tune; Z-1 Twin Discs; Rear-Set Pegs; Snowflake Mag Wheels; Cafe Kits: Convertible Cafe; Cycle West’s Kawasaki 750; The Old Phonebooth Trick; Features: Agostini Interview; Read-Titan 750 Honda; Low-Bucks Cafe; Daytona; Super-Slick Honda 500; more

1974 August Cafe Racers Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1974 Kenny Roberts at Laguna Seca winning again. So what else is new?

Cover Story: Kenny Roberts at Laguna Seca winning again. So what else is new?; Features: BMW R90S – a helluva buy at 44c an ounce; Cafe Racers – pro and con; Kawasaki’s big show for ’75; The Ducati 750 Sport; Special Section: Bolton Cafe Racer Goodies for the 750 Water Pumper; more

R90-S R-90

1974 November Big Bike Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1975 Benelli 500 Quattro – whoever thought we’d see the Europeans copying the Japanese?

Road Tests: Yamaha RD350, Benelli 500 Quatro, Honda 400/4, Harley-Davidson FLH1200, Honda Trail CT-90; Features: The Great Silencer Shootout; Why is this man smiling – Sonny Raslowski owns the most ground shaking sleeper in town; Twelve of a kind – Walter Villa is not just another racer; Russ Collins – the man behind the triple; Project Bike – Honda 550 Cafe Au Lait; more

RD-350 FLH-1200 CT90 QUATTRO

1975 August Street Bike Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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England ’73: Home of The Cafe Racers

Brands Hatch. Mallory. Silverstone. Name the track and you’ll find them – hundreds, thousands of cafe racers in any nook and cranny on race day…In England, cafe racers are de rigeur and choppers are still rare. And no wonder; to ride on England’s wet and winding roads (more lie bike pathways here), you need every bit of handling you can squeeze into your machine…

1973 England ’73: Home of The Cafe Racers 7-Page Article available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1975 Motorcycle World’s Road Test Annual – 21 Street Bike Tests & More!

Street Bike Tests: Corbin Electric; Ducati 750 GT; Ducati 750 Sport; Dunstall-Norton 850; Harley-Davidson XLCH-1000; Honda CB200; Honda CB750; Honda CB360; Honda CB550; Kawasaki 500 Mach III; Kawasaki 400 KZ; Moto Guzzi 850-T; Moto Morini 350 Cafe; MV 750 Sport & GT; Rickman-Honda 750; Triumph 750 Trident; Triumph 600 Wankel; Yamaha 125-B Twin; Yamaha RD350; Yamaha XS500; Yamaha TX650; Cafe Showcase: Cafe Quickie; Kawasaki Cafe Caper; Yamaha Complete Cafe Kit; Hands Off!; Street Rider Techs: Trouble-Shooting; Multi-Carb Tune; Wheel, Chain and Suspension Care; Supercharge your Norton; Ignition Timing Tips; Trackmaster’s New Frame; Snowflake Mag Wheels; more

XLCH1000 CB-200 CB-750 CB-360 CB-550 KZ400 KZ-400 850T 125B RD-350 XS-500 TX-650

1975 Motorcycle World’s Road Test Annual – 21 Street Bike Tests & More available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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Classic Bike – BSA Thunderbolt & BSA Lightning – 650cc BSA unit construction twins compared

Contents: BSA Thunderbolt & BSA Lightning – 650cc BSA unit construction twins compared; 1976 Laverda SF3 – road testing a restored Italian 750cc twin; Oil Answers – which lubricant is best for your classic?; Vintage Daytona; Bantam John Phelan – BSA enthusiast whose hobby became a business; A Vibe-free Triumph Twin; Poster – 1976 Laverda 750 SF3; Joe Dunphy – unassuming star of the 1965 Senior TT; 500cc Norton Cafe Racer – Dommi engine in Manx cycle parts – magic!; more

1994 April Classic Bike Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1978 Laverda Jota America Road Test – three cylinders of moto-muscle

Road Test: Laverda Jota America; Track Test: Husqvarna 250-CR; Minitests: Suzuki DR370, Triumph Bonneville, Yamaha SR500F; Special Moto-Italiano Buyer’s Guide: Ducati & Laverda; Moto Guzzi & Moto Morini; MV Agusta & Benelli; Specifications; Hard Times in Cafe City – why clip-ons aren’t standard; Everybike on tour -there is life under 400cc; Project KZ400 – we had the last laugh; more

250CR DR-370 SR500-F SR-500 KZ-400

1978 December Cycle Guide Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

450 Ducati Desmo Special – if you can’t find the duck you want, build one

Cover Story: 450 Ducati Desmo Special – if you can’t find the duck you want, build one. The author’s 450 Desmo “Special” pictured here is a veritable collage of Ducati heritage. The heart of this graceful beast is the ultimate extension of Fabio Taglioni’s original concept: the wide-case, 450cc single with Desmodromic head. This particular engine is from the “R/T” dirt bike…the magneto’s separate lighting and ignition coils eliminate the need for a battery…a PHF3 Dell-Orto pumper taken from a twin is installed…otherwise the engine is stock…the chassis is from a Mototrans “Vento” model… the forks are Ducati and the rear damping duties are handled by Fox gas shocks…the headlight and mounts are Norton…the taillight assembly is from a 750 Sport…the seat is from a 900SS and the tank is a steel unit from the 250cc Diana…the front brake is an interesting piece being a Ceriani four-leading shoe assembly with magnesium side plates, as used on Aermacchi’s 250cc production road racers of the 1960s…the stainless steel fenders are aftermarket pieces adapted by the author…Veglia tach, Tomaselli clip-ons, CRA rear-sets, Dunstall Decibel silencer and Michelin Hi-Sport radials complete the cafe flavor.

Features: 450 Ducati Desmo Special – if you can’t find the duck you want, build one; Swap Meets -they are fun and can be a great place to buy; BSA Oil Tech – Stop your BSA from wet-sumping; Stick ’em up – cool refrigerators; more

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1975 Kawasaki 750 Cafe Racer – if replica racers are your bag, you’ll never get closer to the real thing

Cover: Kawasaki 750 Cafe Racer; Special Cafe Racer Section: Kawasaki 750 Cafe Racer; Cafe Quickie – a bright yellow Honda 500 cafe bike called “Banana Peal”; Royal Enfield Cafe; Road Tests: Honda 750 Chopper, Kawasaki KX-400, Yamaha TX-650; Features: The New 1975 Hondas; Ontario Road Race; Hillclimb!; Honda 350 Hop-Up; more

KX400 TX650

1975 February Motor Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

1975 Montesa 250 V75 MX Road Test / Specs

Road Tests: Montesa 250 V75 MX, Yamaha MX-400B Monocross; Technical: Yamaha TY250 Trail Conversion; Nine-month 175 Can-Am T’NT Evaluation; Yamaha Gold Cup Houston Astrodome; Where were you in 1967? – a bit of nostalgia; Japauto / Honda 960 Cafe -overkill is a 150 mph sprint or a 24 hour 100 mph junket, unless of course you’re into endurance racing; more

V-75 MX400B 400-B MX400 TY-250 TNT

1975 May Cycle World Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

1977 Harley-Davidson XLCR Cafe Racer – only one man could have done this

Harley-Davidson’s Cafe Racer couldn’t have been built by a committee. There’s no compromise. Only one man could have built the Cafe Racer. Willie G., If he wore a suit, he’d be William G. Davidson. But he doesn’t. So he’s Willie G., the man who designed the Super Glide and now the all new 1977 XLCR Cafe Racer. “I wanted to build the ultimate, no compromise bike. So I built it first, then presented it. Before the presentation I said to myself “if they like it, we’re going to build it. If they don’t I’ll keep it for myself.” They liked it. No wonder. A street legal Cafe Racer in black on black, Willie G.’s creation may be the ultimate customizing job: He took the engine from the powerful 1977 Sportster. Sculpted the seat and rear end to resemble the famous XR-750 racer. Added a specially designed gas tank. Put on a unique Siamese exhause system with all black pipes. Those pipes, coupled with the Sportster engine, make the Cafe Racer the most powerful production cycle Harley-Davidson has ever built. Possessed with an ability to compete with the best of Europe’s Cafe Racers, it can hustle down a twisting road while providing outstanding handling at high speeds. And every detail, from the mating aluminum cast wheels with Goodyear Eagle AT tires, to the positioning of the footpegs and the inclusion of low-profile handlebars, the careful selection of Willie G. You’ll find dual front discs matched with a single disc brake in the rear. A blunted, snubnose, black fairing with a smoke-colored windshield. And everywhere there’s black. Black trim, black cases, black horn, air cleaner cover and pipes. Even the reproduction of the antique Harley-Davidson brass plate on the gas tank comes from the same source. “Why did I go to the old plate? I just like it.” Willie G. built himself a Cafe Racer. Now you can buy it. However, there will only be a limited number available…Until you’ve been on a Harley-Davidson, you haven’t been on a motorcycle.

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1974 Build your own cafe racer – Seeley Suzuki

One man’s answer to the questions everbody will be asking in 1974…I’ve been a handling freak ever since I broke my leg because of a speed wobble on one of the first Mach IIIs, so this was particularly important to me. I wanted to get away from the hassle with valves, oil pressure, and oil coolers, so my thoughts turned, naturally enough to a two-stroke. A ring-ding machine would be ridiculously easy to tear down compared to Norton, and could provide the basis for a lightweight, nimble-handling bike. As I am into cafe racers, I decided to fit a Japanese two-stroke engine to an English specialty frame…

1974 Build your own cafe racer – Seeley Suzuki 4-Page Article available at www.DadsVintageAds.com



1973 Suzuki motorcycle comparison test – GT380, GT550 & GT750 Triples

Suzuki motorcycle comparison test – GT380, GT550 & GT750 Triples; How to Ride Dirt Intro; Champion Motorcycle Classic Ontario; Test: Benelli 250 Super Sport; 1973 New Models; Chicagoan Cafe Racer – a nifty Norton; $3 Honda SL-100 & SL-125 Valve Job; Street Legal Swifty – racer on the street; Pepperell; The Six Days – Czechoslovakian ISDT; Swedish Army Bikes; more

GT-350 GT-550 GT-750 SL100 SL125

1973 January Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue – Suzuki available at www.DadsVintageAds.com



1973 Full Color Special Section: Cafe Racers – features & buyers guide

Full Color Special Section: Cafe Racers – features & buyers guide; Tests: Penton 175 Jackpiner, Suzuki RV125 Tracker, Harley-Davidson XLH1000, Hodaka Dirt Squirt; Features: How to ride – sliding; Konig – engine that’s changing road racing; Bonneville – off year for the salt; Minicycle Nationals; Laguna Seca; New Models ’74; Don’t lose your cool – Oil cooler; more

RV-125 XLH-1000

1973 November Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com



1975 Motorcyclist 125 MX Shootout

125 MX Shootout – Honda CR125, Kawasaki KX125, Suzuki RM125, Yamaha YZ125; Whatever happened to England? – Bob Greene debuts the new Triumph T-160 Trident and the Norton Commando; Bike Basics: Amal Carburetor; Suzuki GT550 Cafe Project part 1; Sandy Lane – a nostalgic and up to date look at one of the toughest enduros there ever was or ever will be; Riding on Air – the new hot set-up in front suspensions for the di it at home tuner; more

CR-125 KX-125 RM-125 YZ-125 T160 GT-550

1975 August Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com



1970 Kawasaki H1R Triple

Cover: Alan Cathcart rides and reports on Ginger Molloy 1970 Kawasaki H1R Triple; Features: Milestone Triple – Alan Cathcart rides and reports on Ginger Molloy’s 1970 Kawasaki H1R Triple; How to fix your leaky fuel tank; Kenny Roberts Photo History – part 1 – the early years; Snortin’ Norton – George Kerker’s radical cafe creation; more

H1-R

1995 August Old Bike Journal Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com



1980 Custom Rider: Styling – Yamaha’s Midnight Specials

Styling: The Yamaha Midnight Special; Custom Reports: Yamaha XJ650G Maxim I; Honda CB900C Custom; Speed: Harley-Davidson 74 – more oomph for America’s own; Handling: Dual-Purpose Roadsterization part 1; Buyers Guide: Headlights; The Custom Files: Good as Gold – one of a kind show bike/go bike; The Mystery Ship – Vetter’s work of art in living color; Cafe Harley -two continents worth of style; more

XJ650-G XJ-650 CB900-C CB-900

1980 November Custom Rider Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com



1975 Motorcyclist Comparison Test: 8 Dirt / Street Enduro 250’s

Comparison Test: 8 Dirt / Street Enduro 250’s – Husqvarna 250-WR, Yamaha DT250B, Honda MT250, Can-Am 250 T’NT, Harley-Davidson SX250, Kawasaki 250 F-11, Honda XL250, Penton 250; Test & teardown: Suzuki Rotary RE-5; Features: Replacing worn out swing arm bushes; Trailing Trialer – make your Yamaha trialer a trailer; Fork Seal fix; Buyers Guide – rear set footpegs for your cafe racer; How to ride – rocks made easy; Bike basics: two-stroke theory; more

250WR DT250-B DT-250 MT-250 TNT SX-250 F11 XL-250

1975 January Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com



1975 Ducati 860 V-Twin Road Test

Tests: Ducati 860 V-Twin, Three Red Hot 175 MXs – Can-Am, Husqvarna, & Yamaha; Kopsickle – road tests of the newest in law enforcement; 1976 Sneak Preview; Suzuki GT550 Cafe Project part 2; Mammoth Mountain MX; Inside Yamaha 4 strokers; Honda Money Racer – inside Gene Cannady 402 Baja racer; Buyers Guide – mag wheels for street bikes; How to Ride – Ekins turns a disastrous photo sessiion into a lesson on the no-bruises laydown; more

GT-550

1975 September Motorcyclist Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com