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Stunter Teach McNeil Shows Off on BMW Motorcycles – 2013 HoAME Rally

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Clymer Manuals On the Road visits the 22th Annual Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts (HoAME) Vintage Motorcycle Rally. Not only did the show feature classic, antique, retro, bikes, both custom and restored, but also a stunt show by Chris “Teach” McNeil. Professional stunter McNeil makes drifting, wheelies, stoppies and the like look easy on his specially prepared BWM S1000RR, and F800GS stunting bikes.

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 including British, German, Japanese, Italian, and American makes, all on display.… Read the rest

David Howell’s 1976 BMW R90S Airhead Boxer – 2013 HoAME Show

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Clymer Manuals got a close-up look at David Howell’s 1976 BMW R90S at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Rally. This Bavarian superbike, sibling to the one which Reg Pridmore used to win the first AMA title, was part of the 70’s and 80’s superbikes display at the event.

The BMW R90S was their flagship sport bike from its introduction in 1974, with its distinctive bikini fairing and two-tone fade paint job. The engine was an evolution of the older 75/6, but with a larger bore, higher compression, better breathing, and Del’orto carburetors fitted with accelerator pumps. In the special Dayton Orange paint, this bike really woke up the staid conservative BMW lineup at the time.… Read the rest

Classic 1955-69 BMW Air-Cooled Twin Repair Manual Video Sneak Peak

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What’s in your toolbox? If you have one of the classic “black beauty” air cooled BMW boxers, you need the Clymer Manuals 1955-1969 BMW 500cc and 600cc Twin Service Manual. Looking much like the pre-war twin, BMW kept the classic looks but consistently evolved and upgraded their bike throughout the 50s and 60s. Our manual for the R50, R60, /2, and R69  is actually a newly printed version of Floyd Clymer’s 1970s original, written specifically for home users and enthusiasts, with clear pictures and explanations in plain English. Unlike the German 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.… Read the rest

The 3rd Annual Women’s Motorcycle Show – L.A., CA

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The third annual Women’s Motorcycle Show put on by Moto Lady and the Lucky Wheels DIY Garage in L.A., happened this past weekend and it was so much larger than expected it got raided and shut down by the police. It seems they thought there was some street racing going on, or possibly that it was a big outlaw biker club rally. Nevertheless, everyone had a good time and some talented ladies got to show off the bikes they had built or at least commissioned.

 

 

 

No matter whether you like new bikes or old, sportbikes or cruisers, there was something for everyone at the show, plus music, welding and blacksmithing demonstrations, snacks, and a raffle with many valuable prizes.… Read the rest