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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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

1979 October Street Chopper Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1978 July Street Chopper Magazine – Billy Budd’s Blown Honda – The “Force”

Features: Harley’s 75th; Z1-RTC!; Space Age Bodies; Anniversary Harley-Davidson Sportster Road Test; Technical: HD Generator Rebuild; AMEN’s Exhausted; Cornering Mystique; Lookin’ Back; Bikes: Low Limeys; Magic Mushroom; The Force; Denver’s Troller; Trucker’s Savior; Harley Fever; U-Turn; Street Beast; more

1978 July Street Chopper Motorecycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1973 Motorcycle Rider’s Guide for Honda Fours – vintage magazine back-issue for sale

Contents: Introduction; In the Beginning; Customizing a Bike; How to pick a safe front end; Custom Frames; Rigid Frame for the 500; Paint it with a spray can; Bolt-together Customs; Extended Foot Controls; Speed Secrets for the 750; The Yoshimura 750; The Weber Carburetor; Dual Disc Brakes; Tuning the 750; Tuning the 500 – 350; Carburetor Rebuilding; Rebuilding the 750 Engine and Transmission; Rebuilding the 500 – 350 Engine and Transmission; Wiring Diagrams; Technical Data; Maintenance Schedule

For most of the years following World War II, there was an established pecking order of bikers in the U.S. Triumph owners spoke only to Harley owners, and Harley owners spoke only to God. Until 1969, that is.

In 1969, Honda Motors of Japan, who had until this time been busy making good small and medium sized bikes that you met the nicest people on, decided to get into the act.

They entered the big bike market in a big way, with a 750cc motorcycle that was miles ahead of anything else available at the time.

Not two, but four cylinders. Valves worked off an overhead camshaft, just as in the most expensive sports cars. Five speeds in the transmission instead of just four. Electric starting, at the touch of a button. And, last but not least, a monster disc brake on the front wheel.

At first, there were a lot of unkind remarks from riders of brand T and brand HD motorcycles. No one was sure how long the big four would live, and most of their comments were unprintable.

But as time went on, the 750 Fours began to pile up the miles too. And, aside from some problems with the chain in the earliest models, reliability problems appear to be licked.

Riders of the other brands discovered another thing as well. If they were parked along with some Hondas, and everyone decided to leave together, most often it was the Honda riders who were first, at the touch of a button, while everyone else was still kicking.

The 750 Four is into its fourth generation now, and has two smaller brothers, the 500 and 350. And nobody laughs any more, at any of them.

Police departments throughout the country are trading their Harleys for black and white Hondas, and accessory shops and speed shops are working overtime turning out special equipment for privately owned
Fours.

The Fours are adaptable bikes. Lots of people buy them and just ride them stock. A lot of people take the ful dresser route, and the 750 has the power to carry all the accessories anyone wants to put on it. With a fairing and windshield for comfort, the Four rider can pack a lot of miles into a day’s riding.

A lot of other buyers go the chopper route. The Fours pack a lot of power for their weight, and it’s low down, for good handling. Besides, the engine looks good too. Every week, it seems, the choice of custom parts, from footpegs to frames, gets wider.

A newer trend, or the return of an older trend, is the growth of the cafe racer idea on the Fours. More than a few riders are adding clip-on bars and bobbing the fenders to come up with something that looks as if it should be going somewhere flat out on the Isle of Man, rather than down to the nearby supermarket to pick up a quart of something.

Finally, of course, there’s the drag strip route. Modified Fours are turning into formidable challengers on the strip, with some builders claiming to be getting as much as 4 times the stock horsepower from the o.h.c. engine. Whichever way they’re used, the Honda Fours do their job willingly, and are creating their own superbike legends. No wonder Honda Motors sells all that they can make.

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1980 Fall – Chopper ’81 Power Yearbook – special custom chopper photo section & more!

Contents: Silver State Sportster; Alphabet Harley; My 150th Bike; Invader Sportster; Crispy Critter; All The Way; College Kid; The Sidewinder; Elegant Four; Stretch; Straight Line Cruiser; Coast to Coast Chopper; Guts Galore; Par Four; Been Down, But Not Out; First Edition; Flight of the Phoenix; Long Beach Dave

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1971 Boris Murray’s Twin Triumph – World’s Quickest

Cover Story: Boris Murray – by virtue of his unreal quarter-mile blasts into the 170 mile-per-hour bracket, he’s motorcycle drag racing’s first Superstar; Features: Speedway – the brand new forty year old sport; On Any Sunday; Beech Bend Nationals Record Meet; C.A.M.A. Rally, Vintage 1971; AFM Road Racing; Chopper Drags – California Style; Technical: Racing Frame Construction; Fuel Injection; Plasma-Cote; Build a Ten Second Street Honda; Bikes: Quarter Mile Chopper; The Harley Stomper; Stroker; Pressurized Sportster; Excelsior Auto Cycle; more

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En route to the 1975 Helmet Law Protest are 3000 rather unhappy bikers

On the cover: En route to the 1975 Helmet Law Protest at the Federal Building in Los Angeles, California, are 3000 rather unhappy bikers ready to voice their opinions on the recent Helmet Law Legislations. Shown here are just a few of the 3000 traffic violations that should have been cited for running through a clearly marked stop sign. However, the one squad car that was assigned to the intersection was busy hassling Regis “Middle of the Road” Moore who was clicking away and dodging oncoming cars and trucks. Needless to say, the 3000 violators got away scot-free.

Contents: Special Coverage – The Right To Be Free – covering the ’75 Helmet Law Protest at the Federal Building; Tracking down the ever-elusive Isetta; Technical Stuff: Harley Reliability; Amen’s Custom Hardtail Frame; Basics of Wiring; Feature Bikes: The Chop of the Rising Sun; Poole’s Putter; Werewolf; 7-Up Express; more

1975 October Choppers Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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2007 V-Twin Magazine – Ohio Bike Week – 10 days of ridin’, rockin’ and racin’

Bike Features: 2007 Big Bear Choppers, X-Wedge, Mountain Mover; 2005 Grady Pfeiffer, Kodlin Custom, Import Custom; 2005 Britt Motorsports, Road Star, Framed!; 2006 Wide Open Cycles, Pro-Stret, Wide Open; 2005 Highlander Customs, Honda, Stranger Than Real; 2006 Combs Custom Cycles, Bud Bike, Brewing up a Hot One; 2006 Saber Specialties, Pro-Street, The Young Gun; 2003 Britt Motorsports, Star Chop, Teacher’s Pet; more

2007 October V-Twin Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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The Vee Powerplants – 1982 is a good year

Contents: The Vee Powerplants – 1982 is a good year; Feature Bikes: Sunshine Glitter; Toy Triumph; Hot Licks; Willie G. and Machine – Willie’s personal Glide; Turbo Trike; Technical: Brushing with Air -the ins and outs of airbrushing; Baptism of Fire -project Kazoo Kawasaki; No Hassle Head Repair; Bonneville 1981 – The Quest; more

1981 December Custom Bike Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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Bourget Bike Works custom-designed and built “Pro-Gets” softail motorcycle

Cover: Bourget Bike Works custom-designed and built “Pro-Gets” softail motorcycle

Contents: Gift Guide; Ned’s Auto and Motorcycle; Big Dogs Ride Bad Dogs; Sturgis, MS. Rally; Triumph’s New Bonneville is made for America; Dyno-might! Modern tuning made simple; Behold the power of Honda’s new Gold Wing; Lindner BMW is a Destination; Fallen Heroes; more

2001 December Big Motorcycles Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1976 Digger #5 – Gary Littlejohn doing his thing!

Cover Bike: An exceptional machine with exceptional people on an exceptional Southern California day. Gary Littlejohn’s brand new 750 Honda, Gary and friend, Gary and friend Cher took time off to pose for Digger in between some heavy winter rain activity. Photo taken in North Hollywood; Features: Blue on Blue; It’s a Mover; In Memory Of; A Honda For Littlejohn; Minnesota Digger; Desert Honda; Technical: Is Blueprinting for you?; Fork Oil Maintenance; Alternator Service; It’s Called Trike; One 750 to go; Places and People: Arizona Helmet Protest; It’s Showtime; Daytona Doings; Gary Littlejohn, doing his thing; more

1976 July Digger Vol. 1, No. 5 Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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Chip Foose meets Unique Performance Customs – a mind meld of the masters

Bike Features: 2005 Doug Keim Customs, Kawasaki, People’s Choice; 2003 Brian Klock, V-Rod Bagger, Silvia’s Road Rod; 2005 Big Bear Choppers, Sled, Designing Number One; 2001 After Hours Customs, V Star, Popeye, or XXX; 2006 Metal Rebel, Trike, Yikes!; 2006 Unique Performance, Custom, Mind Meld of the Masters; 2004 Morton’s Custom Cycles, Honda, Thunderstruck; 2006 Dougz Customs, Badfinger, A Long Time Coming; more

2007 December V-Twin Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1976 Custom Bike – Gordon Dollar’s “Wild Fire”

Cover Bike: Gordon Dollar’s “Wild Fire” – with a name like Gordon Dollar, you would naturally expect the guy to build a bucks-up bike; Feature Bikes: Alaskan Beaver; Something Special; Quality Kaw; The Barbarian; Special Road Test: Straddling the 1977 Harley-Davidson Superglide; Special Interest: Helmet Protest – Pennsylvania Style; Dutchman Benefit Run; Technical: Metal Tint – spray on anodizing; Hard Heads – installing a weld-on front section; Roll-on striping; Race Rocker Cover; more

1976 November Custom Bike Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1976 Custom Bike – Harland Letts “Saturday’s Moon”

Cover Bike: Saturday’s Moon – Harland Letts – from fledgling biker to outstanding builder/designer in only five years; Feature Bikes: Holy Moses; Plater’s Putt; Mandingo; Tri-Blues; Knuckles are Forever; Nostalgia; Special Road Test: How good is the Hondamatic?; Special Interest: Powder Coating – the anti-chrome; Technical: Silicone Brake Fluid – right for your bike; Mini-Sump your Sportster; more

1976 October Custom Bike Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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Killer Paint – Custom Airbrush Motorcycles by Mike Lavallee

Cover: From the creative mind and talents of airbrush artist Mike Lavallee, this month’s cover features “Buckskin”. This 2000 Indian Chief was painted to look as if the entire bike was covered with Buckskin Leather. For a closer look at “Buckskin”, and other incredible motorcycles, visit Mike’s web site at www.killerpaint.com

Contents: Gift Guide; Why would you ride a chopper?; One top of the line Vulcan; Leading Links; Riding with the King, Honda’s VTX1800; The New Danbury Fair, Marcus Dairy’s Super Sunday; Killer Paint (cover story) – Custom airbrush motorcycles by Mike Lavallee; Americade 2001, Say goodbye to the wave; Laconia 2001, a travel odyssey; Pursuing horizons – in search of adventure via Edelweiss & BMW; Trike Trax – Triking to enchantment; more

2001 Sept./Oct. Big Motorcycles Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1982 Flight-Testing BMW’s R65LS

Motorcycle Tests: BMW R65LS – suit up and prepare for a flight with the Luftwaffe; Kawasaki KZ1100A; Features: Self-Defense on two wheels; Excursion to the New Cuyama; Heads-Up facts about helmets; A Veteran rider views the Chopper Scene – an unadulterated biased observation of the outlaw subculture; On the Road: Riding Through Dixie; Favorite Ride – trailblazing Idaho’s wilderness along the Lewis & Clark Highway; more

R65-LS R-65 KZ1100-A KZ-1100

1982 June Rider Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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