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You’re Doing it Wrong

For almost a year now I have been doing various writing for Eastwood. Part of my job is catalog descriptions, which is easy, and the other part is general SEO maintenance, and content creation (what we used to call writing). This is one of mine, based on a video they shot at the SEMA show with […]

Pile of the Week: DKW Tin Banana Basket Case

1964 DKW Hummel 155 So I browse Ebay and Craigslist looking for cool stuff all the time, and sometimes I find stuff like this. Of course the Ebay one does not look quite so cherry. Still, with a little elbow grease, a motor from a slightly less cool donor bike and a few months in […]

The Oldest Truck in the Fleet

Spotted this old timer still hauling the something up and over the Sepulveda Pass last week. He wasn’t moving very fast, but then none of us were in the morning traffic. From the sound of it he was still sporting the flathead V8 in all its low compression glory and the non-syncro 3 speed. Whomever […]

Why the Honda CX500 is the Worst Bike in the World for a Cafe Racer

I realized a few months ago that I have an almost irrational, bigoted hatred for the bike that many dispatch riders refer to (affectionately?) as “The Plastic Maggot”. Because I’m an intellectual, and I don’t lead an unexamined life of quiet desperation I have kept coming back to this hatred every time I would see […]

Pile Of The Week: CB160 Dutch Oven Courage

Its been many weeks since I posted a Pile of the Week, but I just hadn’t seen anything horrid enough lately, until now. Stock pots are sometimes “Dutch Ovens” and gin is sometimes called “Dutch Courage”, and I could not think of a more fitting name for this bike. It certainly seems as if the […]

It’s Not Finished, But It’s Done – Honda CB750 Cafe Racer

Going back thru old Facebook posts, I started this project in earnest in August of last year. Here we are 10 months later and finally I have what can be called a motorcycle (with a straight face) again. It isn’t finished, not by a long shot, but it is good enough to ride around town, […]

Like Finding a Unicorn parked on the Street

Went to the gym today at my lunch hour (or two) and coming out I thought I was hallucinating. Could it be? I thought these had all died out years ago! And in such great shape! Surely not just the nicest one with wood grain on its flanks, but one of the nicest ones left, […]

May 1972 Cycle Magazine Honda CB750 Exhaust System Test

I got these pages at a swap meet years ago. It covers (most) of an aftermarket exhaust system shoot out between Dunstall, Triple A, Action Fours, Racecrafters and Jardine. Its missing the last page, but it does have the comparison chart with all the important numbers. Hopefully the images are big enough for you to […]