Cover: Harley-Davidson expands their touring line with the introduction of the Sportster XLT1000
Contents: Technical: Evaluation – Harley-Davidson Sportster XLT1000; Cleaning at the Car Wash; Sidecars – all the sides; Features: Daytona – Motorcycle Madi Gras Mayhem; Choco – motorized “Y” all; Van Veen OCR1000 – The Holland Rotary; Trips & Tours: Wintertour – Louisiana Bayous; Pioneertown – high desert riding; Two Continents – conclusion; more
Cover: The Napa Valley Travellers Motorcycle club served a color guard for the traditional Memorial Day parade, which was a part of the activities featured at this year’s Bakersfield Jamboree.
Contents: Trips & Tours: Crossing into Oregon; Texas Tour – Lone Star Style; The Return of Wilson – His trip to the Smokies; Features: Papa San – keeps young on his Kawasaki; Bakersfield Jamboree; Canadian Gold Wing; Hackin’ Honda; You Can Always Tell Them Where To Get Off; Technical: To Catch a Thief part 2; The Eagle Trailer – owner’s report; Mufflers for your Gold Wing; Battery do’s and don’ts; Alternator Output; Beginning Rider; Magnetic Mag; more
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Cover Bike: Volkswagen Independence – handmade Volkswagen powered motorcycle; Features: Your Cycle Image; Foil your way to dinner; My first two years; Rosebud; Sidehack – a Harley for Travel; How I was bushwacked into joining a club; Trips and Tours: Biking Below the Border; Contemplating heading south; Technical: Rebuttal – Gold Wing GL1000; After the fall – how to pick your bike up; Hydraulic Lifter Adjustment; The Multi-Purpose CB Radio; more
Cover: Daytona was the unveiling for the new Harley-Davidson “Hugger” Sportster. The cover includes three Huggers and three Angels. Story page 22.
Features: Harley’s Angels – three ladies on “Hugger” Sportsters; KOA Kampgrounds, Inc. – past and present; Coast to Coast on a Fatbob – the new Harley 80; Maybe a Hailstorm or Two – Touring the Dakotas; Coeur D’Alene – Idaho Panhandle; Technical: Chains; Cornering with your motorcycle; Economy Bike – Honda’s 125S; more
Cover Photo: The lovely ladies are admiring the new for 1982 all-Harley Harley-Davidson FXRS, a new series model that is fitted with an all-tube frame, a five-speed transmission and a whole lot of other new ideas coming off the “soaring without AMF” Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc. Full coverage on this bike and the new Sportsters as well as other ’82 H-D models begins on page 28. Coverage of the “signing over” ceremonies of ownership from AMF back to Harley-Davidson begin on page 24.
Contents: Preview – The all-new Harley-Davidson 1982 Harleys / FXRS; Mid-Size Bikes with Sport appeal – Kawasaki GPz550 and Yamaha 550 Seca; Yamaha’s 750 Seca – the “fourth dimension” motorcycle; Report – Suzuki GS650GLX; Riding Clubs; Happy Re-Birth day Harley-Davidson – life without AMF; more
Touring Motorcycle Comparison – Harley FLHS vs. Suzuki GS1000GX vs. Yamaha Seca 750 vs. BMW R65; Teeny, Meany, mighty motorcycles: Suzuki GS250T, Kawasaki KZ305CSR, Yamaha 250TH Exciter, Honda CM200T Twinstar; Features: New Wave Helmets – exotic head protectors; Trips & Tours: A Civil War Ride – Remembering Gettysburgh; City of the Ancients – Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park; Motorcycle Jamboree – SCMA 5th Annual; Alaska, now or never!; more
Trips: Katriana Laurensen – a lady who motorcycled from Los Angeles to Sao Paulo, Brazil; Blewitt Pass; California 500; Riding behind the Iron Curtain – Yugoslavia; Technical: Honda CBX – production Super Bike; Impression: BMW R65; Report; Kawasaki KZ650 Custom; Features: Motorcycle medical kit; Swap Meet Bargaining; Six Cylinders that transformed Suzuki; Beware the flat – how to ride one out; One Way Touring – start from point B; more