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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 […]

The Poser Mobile can be yours for $1000

More gold from Craigslist, via the cars for sale section of the 24 Hours of Lemons forum. Its the Poser Mobile! I’m assuming used by Poserman, who travels the cities of the Pacific Northwest telling saving people from posers and telling bad guys their scene is OVER!!! From the look of this I’m assuming Poserman […]

Pile of the Week: Su. Bo. Sunday Edition

This thing is so awesome/oddball I hardly know what to say. No expense was spared in making this special Super Bowl XVIII promotional vehicle, except the expense of a sign big enough to write out the words “Super Bowl” Found on Craigslist, in Tampa, Florida: http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/cto/4279887326.html “This is a custom made helmet football car built […]