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Win a Clymer Online Manual

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We are giving away a Clymer online manual!

Starting today, you can submit your entries on Facebook. All photos submitted by July 22, 2015 will be entered into a random drawing with the winner receiving a one-year subscription to the Clymer manual of their choice.

Just head over to the Clymer Facebook Page and share a picture of you & your motorcycle with “#ClymerRocks” somewhere in the photo.

One entry per person. Must be 18+ to enter. Not open to employees of Clymer Manuals of Haynes North America, Inc.

All entries MUST be submitted on Facebook to be eligible for the prize.… Read the rest

Buying a Used Boat

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Boating can be a hugely fun hobby or it can be a “hole in the water” that you endlessly throw money into. Buying a used boat can offset some of the costs of a new boat, but you have to make sure you are buying a quality boat and not someone else’s problems. Whether you’re a newcomer to boating or just looking to save a few bucks, here’s a solid guide for buying a used boat.

Decisions, Decisions

First, like all big financial decisions, have a plan. Know what kind of boat you want. The easiest way to help you decide is to know how you are going to use it.… Read the rest

Motorcycle Racing – Vintage Clips

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Motorcycle racing has been around almost as long as there have been bikes. Riders have challenged each other, themselves, and even the elements — and succeeded.

Take a look at the history of board track racing in the US in this video:

Or go back a few more decades to watch a home movie of a motorcycle hillclimb event:

And another home movie, circa 1949, showing a race in Daytona. Since this was before the construction of Daytona Speedway, the race was held out on the beach:

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10 Best Motorcycle Movies

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There are a lot of motorcycle movies out there and a few of them are actually good. Hollywood tends to get stuck on stereotypes, and while some of those cheesy flicks are on this list, they serve as a reminder of how bikers were viewed back then. Watching every film on this list shows how biker culture has changed over the years, and honestly, some are just really great flicks.

#10 – The Wild One, 1953

While The Wild One started the annoying biker gang stereotype, it’s entertaining and a great look at bikers back in the day. Marlon Brando offers a great performance and his 1950 Triumph is sweet.… Read the rest