Archive for the ‘Dirt Bike’ Category

Electric Revolution at the Petersen Museum – Los Angeles, CA – now thru 2020

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Whether you like it or not, electric vehicles of every type are gaining traction in every market. Electric power may just a tiny percentage of the vehicles on the road (and off the road, and in the sky, and on the water) right now, but it increasingly looks as if they are here to stay. The Petersen Automotive Museum (with guest curator Paul D’Orleans of the Vintagent) just opened an exhibit featuring custom, concept, and racing bikes, all powered by electricity; with backing from Harley-Davidson, who just released their first production electric bike , the Livewire.

Back when Floyd Clymer started selling cars as a teenager steam, gas, and electric were all competing for dominance.… Read the rest

Electric Motorcycles vs. Power Assist Bicycles – What’s the Law Say?

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When does an electric bicycle become a motorcycle?

There are more and more options on the market that blur the line between bicycle and motorcycle, thanks to the proliferation of inexpensive batteries. But how much “power assist” can a bicycle have before it is a motorcycle? Can you ride an electric moped on a bike path? Or in the bike lane? Do you need a license?

Juiced Bikes Scrambler

What about the increasing number of off-road focused electrics? Can you ride them on mountain bike trails? Are there environmental concerns? Are park rangers going to chase you out of the forest for having too much fun?… Read the rest

The Indomitable Little Honda – From Super Cub to ATC to Grom and Back Again

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There are few modern products of any type that are currently in production in a form anything like what they were 60+ years ago. A time traveler from the 1950s would barely recognize our modern cars, appliances, televisions, aircraft, or ships, yet the 2019 Honda Super Cub would immediately be recognized by anyone who had one back then. The new Super Cub (C100) evolves the same essential ingredients Soichiro Honda combined into the first prototype in 1957, and it has only gotten better with time. As a testament to the Honda laydown single, in all its variations, our manual for the 1965-99 Honda 50-110cc OHC singles is one of our top 25 books every year, even now.… Read the rest

2001-2003 YAMAHA YZ/WR250F DIRT BIKE REPAIR MANUAL VIDEO PREVIEW

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What’s in your toolbox? Clymer Manuals Yamaha YZ250F and WR250F manual covers both motocross and enduro versions of Yamaha’s popular 4 stroke dirt bike. Like every Clymer manual, it is written specifically for home users and enthusiasts, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English, perfect for the young mechanic. Unlike OEM factory service manuals, which are designed for the professional, Clymer Manuals are written with the do-it-yourself mechanic in mind, not the expert. Be that as it may, many experts still swear by them! The most important tool in your tool box may be your Clymer manual, get one today.… Read the rest

1973-1980 Honda Elsinore 125-250cc Dirt Bike Service Manual Video Preview

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What’s in your toolbox? Clymer Manuals Honda Elsinore 125-250cc manual  covers all 1973-1980 versions of these game changing two-stroke Honda dirt bikes. Like every Clymer manual, it is written specifically for home users and enthusiasts, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English, perfect for the young mechanic. Unlike OEM factory service manuals, which are designed for the professional, Clymer Manuals are written with the do-it-yourself mechanic in mind, not the expert. Be that as it may, many experts still swear by them! The most important tool in your tool box may be your Clymer manual, get one today.

If you enjoy riding the MR175 or MR250 trail bike far off the beaten path, Racing the CR125 or CR250, or riding the street legal MT125 or MT250 in town, on dirt roads, and where there are no roads, you ought to get the Clymer motorcycle service manual to help with maintenance, troubleshooting & repair.… Read the rest

1965-1978 Honda 125cc-200cc Twin Motorcycle Repair Manual Video Preview

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What’s in your toolbox? Clymer Manuals Honda 125cc-200cc twins service manual covers all street bike and dirt versions of Honda’s long running (1965-1978), smallest parallel twin. Like every Clymer manual, it is written specifically for home users and enthusiasts, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English, perfect for the young mechanic. Unlike OEM factory service manuals, which are designed for the professional, Clymer Manuals are written with the do-it-yourself mechanic in mind, not the expert. Be that as it may, many experts still swear by them! The most important tool in your tool box may be your Clymer manual, get one today.… Read the rest

1975-1991 Honda XL/XR 75-100cc Dirt Bike Service Manual Video Preview

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What’s in your toolbox? Clymer Manuals Honda XL/XR75, XL/XR80 & XL/XR100 manual  covers all 1975-1991 versions of these small but mighty Honda play bikes. Like every Clymer manual, it is written specifically for home users and enthusiasts, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English, perfect for the young mechanic. Unlike OEM factory service manuals, which are designed for the professional, Clymer Manuals are written with the do-it-yourself mechanic in mind, not the expert. Be that as it may, many experts still swear by them! The most important tool in your tool box may be your Clymer manual, get one today.… Read the rest

2003-2013 HONDA CRF230 DIRT BIKE SERVICE MANUAL

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What’s in your toolbox? Clymer Manuals Honda CRF230 service manual covers all 2003-2013 versions of this simple but fun, nearly bulletproof, air-cooled Honda dirt bike. Like every Clymer manual, it is written specifically for home users and enthusiasts, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English. Unlike OEM factory service manuals, which are designed for the professional, Clymer Manuals are written with the do-it-yourself mechanic in mind, not the expert. But many experts still swear by them! The most important tool in your tool box may be your Clymer manual, get one today.

 

If you enjoy riding a Honda CRF230F, CRF230L, or CRF230M, you ought to get the Clymer motorcycle service manual to help with maintenance, troubleshooting & repair.… Read the rest

Street Bike vs Dirt Bike – What’s the Difference?

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How do dirt bikes and street bikes differ to handle the different riding and terrain types? Of course, there are the obvious things, like suspension height and ground clearance, but also subtle things, like rider position and how you steer. Of course, then there are the bikes that muddy the waters by offering different degrees of both on- and off-road capabilities, like adventure touring bikes, which are some of the most popular recent models.

Suspension

On the road, you are bound to run across any number of road surfaces, from smooth to rough, but nearly all of them will be paved.… Read the rest

1971 Bridgestone 100 TMX Scrambler – 2013 HoAME Show

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Compared to the other Japanese motorcycle makers, Bridgestone is rare, so it was nice to see this 100 TMX at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Rally. Bridgestone had started making tires in 1930, and made its first bicycle in 1949, so building motorcycles was a natural move in the 1950s. The most common bike they sold in America was the 100 GP, and this 100 TMX was just a scrambler version of that bike.

Clymer Girl and the crew didn’t have to go far to attend the HoAME show and rally, as it was just up the road at the Kansas City Airline History Museum in the Downtown Airport.… Read the rest