Posts Tagged ‘1971’

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.

No matter if you enjoy riding your SS125 on narrow twisty roads, racing your CB160, commuting to work on your CD175, or getting way off the beaten trial on a SL175 you ought to get the Clymer motorcycle service manual to help with maintenance, troubleshooting & repair.… Read the rest

Vintage British Street Bike Collection Service Manual

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What’s in your toolbox? If love classic British twins, you need to get yourself a copy of the Clymer Collection Series – British Street Bike Service Manual. An updated reprint of the manual we first put out when these bikes were the latest and greatest, it covers BSA 500 cc and 650 cc unit twins from 1963-1972, Norton 750 cc and 850 cc twins from 1969-1975, and Triumph 500 cc, 650 cc, and 750 cc twins from 1963-1979. Like every Clymer manual, it is written specifically for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English. Unlike OEM “factory” manuals, which are designed for the professional motorcycle mechanic, Clymer shop manuals are designed specifically for the first time user.… Read the rest

1971 Honda CB500 Four – 2013 HoAME Motorcycle Show

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Clymer Manuals liked this 1971 Honda CB500 four so much when we saw it at the 2013 Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts show and rally that we made it the cover bike on our manual. The big Honda CB750 four may get all the glory, but its little brother the CB500 is said to be a much better bike to ride when the roads get twisty.

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. The show was packed with classic vintage and antique motorcycles representing the best of British, German, Japanese, Italian, and American manufacturers. Some of the brands on display were Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Triumph, BSA, Norton, Indian, Cushman, Vespa, Laverda, Lambretta, Ducati, Matchless, Zundapp, Moto Guzzi, and more.… 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

1971 Honda Super Sport CB100 Vintage Single – 2013 HoAME Motorcycle Show

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It may seem strange today, but once upon a time motorcycles of 50cc-200cc were immensely popular for commuting and errand running. This well preserved 1971 Honda Super Sport CB100 was rated at a bit more than 11 horsepower when new, and could do 55 mph on a good day if the wind was at your back.

Honda introduced the new upright OHC single, in sizes from 100cc to 175cc, as a replacement for the original laydown 50-110cc single. The new bikes featuring these motors used more conventional frames and looked more like real motorcycles than their predecessor, the Honda S90 and the like.… Read the rest

1971 Honda CB350 Twin Custom Cafe Racer – 2013 HoAME Show

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Clymer Manuals took a close look at this custom built cafe racer, based on a 1971 Honda CB350 at the 2013 Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts show and rally. The Honda 350cc twin of the 1960s is probably the bike most likely to be found in a basement, garage, or shed today, because between 1964 and 1974 it seemed like every other bike on the road was a Honda 350 of some sort. They were big enough to be ridden on the highways, yet small enough to not scare young baby boomers just learning to ride.

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

L.J. Bergman’s 1971 Kawasaki S1 Mach I Cafe Racer – 2013 HoAME Best Cafe Winner

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Clymer Manuals got an up-close look at L.J. Bergman’s 1971 Kawasaki S1 Mach I,  named Best Cafe by Cafe Racer Inc, at the 2013 Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts Vintage Motorcycle Show in Kansas City, MO.

The S1 was the smallest of the Kawasaki triples, with a 250cc 3-cylinder two-stroke motor that made 32hp in stock configuration. With the pod filters, custom bent expansion chambers, and special tuning you can be this one makes a lot more these days. Weight is down from stock too, with all the extraneous parts tossed in the scrap pile, but the awesome factory sideways combined speedo, tach, odometer still tucked into the headlight shell.… Read the rest

Gary Berger’s 1972 Suzuki RV90 Mini Bike – 2013 HoAME Motorcycle Show

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Clymer Manuals got a close-up look at Gary Berger’s 1972 Suzuki RV90J on display at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Rally. This vintage Japanese play bike won the Constellation Award sponsored by Motorcycle Closeouts.

Using the same motor as the Suzuki TS90 Honcho and TC90 Blazer, the RV90 Rover was made to be simpler and more fun. The low center of gravity and giant balloon tires made this more of a minibike, and perfect for younger riders or riding on sand. The RV prefix had nothing to do with recreational vehicles, but plenty of these ended up strapped to the bumpers of motorhomes for use in camp because after all, it was fully street legal for errand running duty!… Read the rest