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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1972 Wild World of Honda *Vintage Magazine* – Everything you need to know about Hondas

Contents: What’s a Honda?; Here’s What’s New!; Where to Start; Tuning the Singles; The Twins (450 Road Test); Tuning the Honda Twins; Putting the 500 Four Through its paces; The care and feeding of the Fours; Honda in the Dirt; Tuning the New XL250; From Frills to Far Out; Make it a safe ride; Maintenance; Heads off the 450; Overhauling the gearbox; Honda Hydraulics; More Power for the SL70; Rebuilding the Trailbike Clutch; More Thunder for the smaller Hondas; Troubleshooting

“What’s a Honda?” That was a frequently asked question in the United States when American Honda opened its doors in 1959. Now, 13 years later and a few million motorcycles later, that question has been answered to the extent that to a lot of people, Honda is not synonomous with motorcycle. Honda means motorcycle…

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1970 Edition – Hi-Performance Cycles – all the facts about Big Bikes

Contents: Big Bike Hot Setups; BMW; BSA; Bridgestone; Harley-Davidson; Honda; Kawasaki; Moto-Guzzi; Norton; Royal Enfield; Suzuki; Triumph; Yamaha; How to Buy a Used Bike; How to Buy Cycle Tires; Two-Cycle or Four?; Hot Cycle Goodies; Big Bike Drag Classes; more

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1971 Spring Petersen’s Motorcycle Sport Quarterly Buyer’s Guide by Bob Greene

Contents: Specifications for all Models; The Fury of the BSA; Moto-Crossers ride the dyno; The Parade of ’71’s; On the trail of the 125’s; Accessory Catalog; Motorcycle Sport Quarterly, the Buyer’s Guide edition specifically, is dedicated to solving any and all perplexities regarding your introduction to the sport of motorcycling. If the answer isn’t to be found somewhere in the tediously compiled charts of specifications or seat-of-the-pants commentary of one of our many tests…192 pages, softcover, condition: very good

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2009 February Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine – Buyer’s Guide – 118 Bikes, prices, specs & changes

Cover Story: 2009 Cruiser Buyer’s Guide – every cruiser by every reputable manufacturer available in America – prices, specs & changes; Suzuki Boulevard M90; Star V Star 950; Best Buys; The Harley-Davidson Museum; more

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1997 Official Motorcycle Price Guide – dirt & street bike prices from 1978-1996

Over 4000 Values! Contents: How to buy a used motorcycle; How to use this book; Financing your motorcycle; Where to contact motorcycle manufacturers; Motorcycle Reviews, News, & Comparisons: 1997 Middleweight Cruiser Shootout; 1997 600cc Sportbike Shootout; Four-Stroke Trail Bikes; 1997 Honda XR400-R vs. 1997 Kawasaki KLX300-R; 1997 Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider Impression; 1998 BMW R1200-C Impression; Harley-Davidson News and Notes; Prices & Specifications; more

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1970 October Motor Cyclist Illustrated Magazine Back-Issue

Cover: Winner of the 750cc sidecar T.T., second in the world championship 500 cc sidecar T.T., “Sideways Sid” – Siegfried Schauzu (BMW) takes Ballaugh Bridge in the smaller-capacity event.

Contents: Production Racing Notes; Moto-Cross – Jeff Smith writes; Velocette – a bike with a past (and a future?); Bob Holliday’s life on wheels; The Honda Four – road test; Jack Findlay in full color centerfold poster; 750cc Dunstall Norton Commando “S” test; Italian Grand Prix; Moto-Cross Grands Prix; British 500cc Motocross GP; Lightweight Manx Grand Prix; Junior Manx Grand Prix; Senior Manx Grand Prix; more

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1981 Dirt Bike Magazine presents Hi-Performance Secrets

Cover: High performance rider Rex Staten blows up a berm on the equally high-performance Suzuki RM465. If you want to know how to tune your carb, zoot your suspension, or take good care of your cylinder, we’ll show how the pros do it.

Contents: Rex’s Barrel – the history of high performance; High-Performance Buyer’s Guide; Go-Fast Formulations; Race-Prepping Honda’s CR250-R; Basic Cylinder Secrets; Friction-Reduction Secrets; Maximum Suspension Tuning; Gearing up for battle; Flow Benching the Yamaha YZ250-H; Boost Bottles or Bust Bottles – magic or myth?; Carb Tips and Tuning; Make your mini move; Clutch and gearbox failures and fixes; Bulletproof Wheel Building; High-Performance Directory; more

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1976 Dirt Bike Wrench Manual – Hop-Ups, Basics, Fix-Its

Contents: Introduction; Things you should know before you start: Zen and choosing tools; Air and your ports; The Venturi Freeway; How to start your bike; The care and feeding of spark plugs; Hop-Ups and Fix-Its: Yamaha 125 hop-up – $21.95; Kawasaki KX swingarm fix-up; Horsepower for the ’74 Elsinore; Tuning the monoshock suspension; Evaluating Suzuki’s RM125 factory kit; Enduroing the Honda MR175; KX125 Factory Replica; KTM / Penton clutch crutching; Universal Hot Setups: Drain holes work both ways; The point is…; Your sidecase sucks; more

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1976 Desert Racing Magazine by the publishers of Dirt Bike

Cover: Andy Kirker, showing the form that has brought him to several overll desert wins. He doesn’t seem to know a downhill from level ground; he landed 60 feet down this hill.

Desert racers are a mystery. Even more so than any other motorcycle rider. The fastest among them cannot make a living at it. Yet all desert racers are, as are all athletes in every sport, called upon to take their sport seriously. They thinks and dream motorcycles, seven days a week, every hour of the day. Yet their dedication must be exactly and only that: Dedication. Even winning the biggest events only covers expenses for maybe a few races. And no one wins them all…

Contents: Winning Bikes: Monodesert 125 conversion – for novice or expert; Honda 350 and 410 – Baja 1000 winners, ’68 and ’75; Monoshock and Husky Takeover – all models are winning all the classes; Competition: Baja 1000 – what was once a bet is now a classic; Barstow to Vegas – R.I.P.; Personalities: Sierra Club’s most wanted list – twenty of the fastest; Technical: Harley 250 and Honda 410 – How to make your own Baja winner; Monoshock air cleaners – fuzzy things disposed of; Features: Desert Racing Defined – they don’t chase hares anymore; Know your Cacti – no dear, that’s a Joshua tree; Novice Advice – fear of falling; After the checkered; more

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1912 Henderson on the cover of Indian Four Motorcycle News Magazine

Cover Photo: Not an Indian Four, but definately an American made Four that would entitle it’s owner to a membership in the Indian Four Club. Your editor has tried unsuccessfully to get some plastic model companies to make up dies of an Indian Four. While looking over models at the local Hobby Center Store I discovered a model of the 1912 Henderson and the 1918 Harley. These were Japanese made models. The box was large and this beautiful picture of the 1912 Henderson on the top. I bought the model which was less than $5.00 and looked over the parts very carefully. When putting it together I found it a very tough plastic and a rather small model, not exactly what I wanted. Regardless, the picture on the cover was a color shot of a very beautiful restored real machine in the Harrah’s Automobile Collection in Reno, Nevada. As far as we know, this is the 1912, 66 inch wheelbase Henderson Four production model, built in Detroit, Michigan. Some interesting facts on this machine may be found on pages 14 and 15 of this issue.

Contents: Business Meeting April 21, 1974; Activities here and there; President’s Page; A little unusual; Annual Indian “Come Home Rally”; From the Vice President; More About Henderson; Indian Hillclimb revival; When Prices were – – ?; The Helmet Law; Membership List; Parts and Ads; more

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1974 Winter Indian Four Motorcycle News – America’s Most Beautiful Motorcycles

Cover Picture: One of our active members of the Detroit, Michigan area is Don Knapko and the four on our cover is Don’s chocolate brown machine. Don’s machine has been a trophy winner several times and its performance exceptional. This machine is in excelent mechanical condition and under Don’s care will be around for a long time yet. The picture was taken on the track at the Traveler’s Motorcycle Club in Toledo, Ohio.

Contents: Minutes of the 1974 Annual Business Meeting; More Pictures of the ’74 meet; Letters from our readers; President’s Page; Some special pictures; Newsletter from another club; Motorcycle Sport of another day from Fred Provin; Two important homes; An eager rider; Membership; Ads; more

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1979 August Young Athlete Magazine – Bob “Hurricane” Hannah

Collector’s Series Article, Interview and centerfold poster of Bob “Hurricane” Hannah. Motocross fans call him “The Hurricane.” And for good reason. At age 22, Bob Hannah has blown more competitors off the track than any other rider in motocross history.

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1975 Summer Indian Four Motorcycle News

Cover Picture: At the June Meet information was given us that A. Everett Jones, Four Club member died on June 7, 1975. A mistaken identity was given us on pictures. Bob Paulette of Midway, Kentucky had a copy of a picture of the deceased and one that the family requested to be used on the cover. The picture is “Buck” Jones buying his first Indian Antique Motorcycle, a 1917 Power Plus from Bob Paulette. Buck is at the right in the picture…

Contents: The June Meet 1975; June Meet Pictures; 1975 Annual Meet Announcement; President’s Page; All Fours haven’t been found yet; Overhaul Manual; Aluminum Cutting Fluid; Map to Tiffin, Ohio and Fairgrounds; Paint Information; Membership and Mailing List; Items of Interest; Ads; more

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1975 Fall Indian Four Motorcycle News

Cover Picture: Two of our members passed away this year and we had hoped to have pictures of both men with their machines as we remembered them. Paul Freeman of Philadelphia of the Delaware Valley Regional Chapter passed away just before the June ’75 meet. Gordon Deye of Toledo, Ohio, a charter member of the Four Club passed away just prior to the annual meet this year. We did print a picture of Gordon’s four on the cover of Spring issue…

Contents: 1975 Annual Meet and Pictures; Casper Barnes, Treasurer, retires; President’s Page; Question Corner; Mail List; Ads; more

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1972 Trail Bike Quarterly – Trail Test Spectacular!

Cover Photo: The rugged upper reaches of the Los Padres National Forest provide fitting terrain for this saffron torquer from Harley-Davidson.

Road Tests: Speedway Blue Angel; Harley-Davidson SX350; BSA 500; Suzuki Gaucho; Honda 250 Motosport; Harley-Davidson Rapido; Triumph TR6-C; Kawasaki F-9; Bultaco Tiron; Suzuki TS90; Features: L.A. to ‘Frisco on a Honda 90; The Seven Devils – Touring Idaho’s high-mountain grandeur; Set up your racer properly; Needles and Jets; Dad, buy me a bike; Motorcycling in Mexico; Midwest Trail Riding; Cycle Mechanic Schools in-depth report; T two-wheeled pollution solution; more

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1975 Vintage Indian Four Motorcycle News Magazine – John E. Wickham, 1897-1976

Cover: President John E. Wickham 1897-1976 – President John E. Wickham passed away February 10, 1976, at the age of 78 years. He had been ill and under Doctor’s care for about 5 years. He was born in Findlay, Ohio November 27, 1897 and was married to Gladys M. Fleegle, October 27, 1920 and she survives. He is also survived by a son Jerdan Wickham of Findlay, Ohio, a daughter Mrs. Robert McIntire of Fostoria, Ohio, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He retired in 1962 as a machinest at the Garwood Plant in Findlay, formerly the Buckeye Traction Ditcher, all of which are no longer in business. He had workered there since the early 1920s. He was the founder and president of the Indian Four Club which began organization in 1960, and was president until his death. Under his leadership the Club grew from 15 members to a membership of 350 members all across the United States and internationally in several foreign countries. In 1962, Charter was granted by the American Motorcycle Association to the Four Club and the Club became incorporated in the State of Ohio as a non-profit organization…

Contents: Tribute to John E. Wickham; Pictures – August 1975 Annual Meet by Doc. Walters; Indian Four Color Information; Motorcycle News clippings sent to editor by a cousin, Mark Warren, who is the retired editor of the Flint, Michigan News; Story from the Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio Newspaper; Mailing List – list has been thoroughly revised to Treasurer’s records as of Feb. 1, 1976; Ads

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1971 Fall Motorcycle Sport Quarterly – Exclusive: Harley’s Aluminum XR Engine

Cover: It’s almost like an all-new engine, so drastic are Milwaukee’s changes in the Sportster-based XR750 racer. Shorter stroke, alloy heads and barrels and Mikunis top the list of exciting new specifications which someday might be features on a Harley-Davidson roadster. Our in-depth preview begins on page 6.

Contents: Special Tech Issue: Let’s roll up our sleeves – introduction by Bob Greene; X-Ray of the XR – Harley-s Aluminum XR Engine; The State of the Art; Seeley Condor – the racing roadster; Colin Seeley; Triumph Torquer Barrels; All About Chains; Flat-Out Repair; Boost for the Baja; Every Kid wants a mini-cycle; Volumetric Efficiency; Machines of the Future Passed: Velocette Vignette, Super Stocker, Norsa – Star Meets Manx, Babe’s Beauty, Rare Vincent Rapide; Moto Guzzi Under Glass; Wheels; Build a 149-MPH Bridgestone 350; New Model Preview 1972; Closed: The Ignition Gap; Soft Tools for Hard Situations; All-Purpose Alpina; Low-Buck Honda Hauler; Accessory Scene; Sources of Supply; more

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1971 Popular Mechanics – Minicycles – new all-family sport

Cover Article: The Minicycle – a whole new breed of bike! A cross between motorcycle and minibike, the minicycle is a medium-size fun machine the whole family can ride.

1971 October Popular Mechanics Magazine Back-Issue available at www.DadsVintageAds.com

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