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1980 Harley-Davidson Sturgis Emergency Belt – First Report

Technical: Harley-Davidson Sturgis Emergency Belt – First Report; The Sturgis Twin-Belt – two machines and one beard later; Valve Trains – for hot cams; Feature Bikes: Trikes for Two; Chicago Flyer; Hellbound and Whiskey Bent; Party Bike; Vampire Run; Eaasyliving – Biker Lifestyle; Nice Guys; more

1980 December Choppers Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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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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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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1972 Choppers – Sporty Spartan – two wheeled chariot from Needle Park

Cover: Sporty Spartan – two wheeled chariot from Needle Park – Steve Lahr’s East Coast wonder is a Sportster with a different look. The Sporty started life as an M.P. bike at West Point, was sold at auction, centerpunched on a national holiday, and finally ended up in its present remarkable form. In short, the bike is the ultimate veteran.

Feature Chops: Sporty Spartan – two wheeled chariot from Needle Park; Vacation Special; Glamour in the Seventies; Traitor’s Panhead; Gone with the Hog!; Tech Things: Chop Talk; Go fast goodies for the Super Glide stage 3; Groove on your pistons; Modifying the Harley 74 Oil Pump; Troubleshooting and rebuiding the Triumph Magneto; Put a tach on your 74; What’s next for Choppers?; Project Honda part 3; more

1972 November Choppers Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1979 Harley-Davidson FXS Low Rider

Cover Photo: fish-eye glimpse at the awesome Harley V-twin nestled inside the ’79 FXS Low Rider. You will find a complete road impression of it and the ’79 XLS 1000 in this issue.

Ride Tests: 1979 Harley-Davidson XLS1000; 1979 Harley-Davidson FXS Low Rider; Feature Bikes: Venice Nomad; Westbrook Original; Special Features: A Classic Auction; Larry Pierc Benefit Run; The Santee Industries Story; Technical: Everything you ever wanted to know about Lighting & Electrics; more

XLS-1000

1979 May Choppers Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1982 Custom Bike – Ron Henderson’s “Forever”

Cover: Ron Henderson’s “Forever” – forever is what it took

Feature Bikes: Silver Lady, Forever, Michigan Honda, Heat Wave; Technical: Super Rods from Carrillo; Wide Gliding – road testing Harley’s ’82 Wide Glide; Installing the Joe Hunt Magneto; Battlestar – the first time out for Russ Collins Battlestar Honda; Motorcycle Jamboree – S.C.M.A.’s 6th Annual; more

1982 August Custom Bike Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1974 Choppers – Jeff Balch, alias, “The Tooth Fairy”

Cover: Jeff Balch, alias, “The Tooth Fairy,” on his way down that long, lonesome highway.

Feature Bikes: Tooth Fairy’s Sportster; Pumpkin Panhead; 40-inch Schwinn; Special Features: Choppers Profile – Zandra Thomas, Custom painter; Project Trike; The midnight ride of Bali Hai; Technical: Hurst / Airheart Disc Brakes part 2; How to turn junk into a truing stand; more

1974 July Choppers Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1975 Choppers – Scarber’s Shuttle

Cover: Joe Scarber, of Scarber’s Custom Cycle, Canoga Park, California, profiling nicely in front of an elderly mission. Scarber, it must be noted, profiles quietly – if an 86-inch ‘bob does anything quietly.

Feature Bikes: Scarber’s Shuttle; Eagle’s Eagle; Black Widow Trike; A Wet Goose; Tech Stuff: Morgo’s Hot-Rod Oil Pump; Building a Stroker engine; Special feature: Freeway Survival; more

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

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1978 Choppers – Ninety Inches of Shovelhead – a chop to be taken seriously

Cover: A blend of beauty and beauty. First there’s Darrel Aldridge’s 90.1 cid shovelhead, and then ther’s Brenda relaxing against the handlebars.

Special People Coverage: Getting’ of on the easy side – checking out the people and the places; Feature Bikes from around the world: Stroker for the Road – Ninety inches of shovelhead; One Man’s perfect putter – a lesson in Sportster frame customizing; Honda from Wyoming…Michigan; From England – It’s called a “Tri-Field”; Vision in Downtown Burbank; Special Features: Rider in the Rain; Road Test: 1978 Suzuki GS750; Yamaha 1100 Shaft Drive Four; Technical: P&P’s New Disc Brake Girder; Harley Wrenching – Rodan clutch release mechanism – some very good news for early Harley 74 owners; Midwest Speed Tips for Harley Manifolds; more

GS-750

1978 February Choppers Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1974 Choppers – Coy Vance’s Knuckle – “Coy’s Toy”

Feature Bikes: Coy’s Toy – “Spread that Tank”; Hai Veterinarian – what a dog fixer does for fun; Florida Stroke – built by hand instead of by catalogue; Honda Davidson -and it stops; Tech Stuff: Triumph Electrics; 74 Upper Ends – destroying the fallacies and exposing the myths; Project Bike; more

1974 March Choppers Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1975 Choppers Magazine – Jim Horvatic’s – “And Sidecar Makes Three”

Cover: Jim Horvatic made a number of neat discoveries when he started building his first bike. First was that while knuckles may be kneat, it’s also a pain in the cylinder finding parts. Second thing was that there’s an infinite amount of variation in knucklehead models. Third was the discovery that everything takes longer than it’s supposed to. Fourth was that with three wheels you can’t get polluted enough to fall over.

Feature Bikes: And Sidecar makes three – God bless them old knuckleheads and the few people who got parts for ’em; How to keep from getting all sucked up; A House is not a Home -sometimes it’s a garage too; The First time around; PreMadonna; Special Feature: Rat Bike of the Month; Technical: .45 Magnum; Oil Pump Modifications for the Kawasaki 900; more

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

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Report: 1981 Harley-Davidson Wide Glide

Technical: 1981 Harley-Davidson Wide Glide Report; Ignitions – magnetos vs. electronic; Feature Bikes: Wide River – Shovelhead from Denver; White Fever – not your ordinary Kawasaki; Knuckle Power – An Oldy but Goody; People & Places: Off-The-Wall Wine Run; What makes Duffey Thump?; Fuel Bikes in Action – NMRA World Finals; Easy Living – Biker Lifestyle; One Down Biking; Drag Bike Mid-America Nationals; more

1981 January Choppers Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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1975 Choppers Magazine – Stop leaky hog manifolds

Feature Bikes: Rocky Mountain Low; Goosed Triumph; Purple Sporty; Special Features: In search of the elusive Aebleskiver – complete run story with plugs, steaks and campfires; Rat Bike of the Month – exclusive interview with an aging Indian; Tech Stuff and Product Tests: Project Road Bike – the black-n-blue fatbob is alive and well…or at least alive; Litton Chain Report; O-Ring Extravaganza – everything you always wanted to know about O-rings; Wicked & Wild Chrome Cleaner; more

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

1973 Choppers Magazine – 2000 Mile Test – Chopped Harley vs. Chopped Honda

Cover: Modified Motorcycle Association’s fund raising run; Feature Chops: Almost a Harley? Almost a Triumph?; Wash and Wear Motorcycle; Lean and Hungry; Tech: Chop Talk; Bigger Bumps for the Honda; Basic Chopping Part 10 – gas tanks; 2000 Mile Test – Chopped Harley vs. Chopped Honda; Special Interest: Run for Freedom; more

1973 December Choppers Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

1973 Choppers Magazine – Mike Berwick’s K-model Sportster “Phunky”

Cover: Mike Berwick’s K-model Sportster “Phunky”

Feature Chops: Mike Berwick’s K-model Sportster “Phunky” – San Phrancisco detailing for a phlathead; Bedroom Pan; A Clean Machine; Built for the Eye; Tech: Chop Talk; Build a mid-engine VW Trike for $1500; Basic Chopping part 8 – seats; Racing Secrets for the Amal Carb; The Wayne Girder – 10,000 mile report; Special Feature – Summer Ride; more

1973 October Choppers Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

1973 Choppers Magazine – Rolling Billboard – an ad for the wide open spaces

Cover: This 1949 pan in a straight leg frame comes out of Gary’s Cycle Engineering in American Fork, Utah.

Feature Chops: Rolling Billboard – Gary Nottingham owner of Gary’s Cycle Engineering; A Special Sportster; Rachael Jackson; Mann Alive; Death is Waiting; Tech: Chop Talk; Engine Balancing -is it worth it?; Super Tips for customizing the little bikes – basic choppping part 6; Special Feature: Stay clean this summer – the fine art of not getting caught; more

1973 August Choppers Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

1973 Choppers Magazine Exclusive: The Bikes of the Hell’s Angels

Cover: Plush is the word for Denver Mullins electric start shovelhead. As owner of Denver’s Choppers, San Bernardino, California, Mullins wanted nothing but the best. The best is not just the electric foot, but oil-in-the-fender, velvet seat and lotsa neat deatailing.

Feature Chop: Civilized Shovel – electric start, velvet seat and a wet bar next week; Special Section: The Bikes of the Northern California Hell’s Angels; Tech: Chop Talk; Dyno/Street Testing the S&S Carburetor; Basic Chopping part 4; Tuning the big Yamahas; Choppers goes to Europe part 2 – London Report; more

1973 June Choppers Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com