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Who’s hard-core? My Dad’s Moto Guzzi tombstone

August 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Profiles in Riding, Vintage

I went to a funeral today to pay my respect to the father of my friend, European Press Agency photographer Paul Buck. Paul and I have known each other since junior high school and back before either of us had a drivers license his dad Jim used to take us to the local motocross races. […]

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Washougal 1980

July 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments · Racing, Vintage

Update 1/30/2012: My friend Reese just notified me the Washougal ’80 pics are no longer online. He said he’s put up some Inter-AM and early Trans-AM pics instead. Got a great email from motocross historian, CZ aficionado, and all-round good guy Reese Dengler. Reese attended the very first AMA MX National at Washougal, WA in […]

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H. R. 4678 VMX – We are just collateral damage

July 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on H. R. 4678 VMX – We are just collateral damage · Politics of Riding, Vintage

In warfare there is a term – collateral damage – that is used to describe damage to people and property which is unintended or incidental to the intended outcome. It is important we understand that, unlike land closures and noise ordinances, the latest threat to our vintage dirt bike hobby, the Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability […]

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Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2010

July 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Politics of Riding, Vintage

Watch out. Congress is at it again and this time they may wipe out half the vintage dirt bike industry. A couple of years ago the motorcycle industry was caught by surprise when Congress enacted, and then deployed, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) — almost immediately wiping out a $1 billion youth motorcycle […]

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How to start a big-bore two-stroke

May 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Two-Stroke, Vintage, Workbench

This video was put together by some AZ vintage riders — Bill Ramsey of The Motorcycle Accessory Shop made the video, based on a technique he learned from Mark Smith. I struggle to start my old big-bore CZs, and have repeatedly ripped the buckles off my cool vintage Hi-Point MX boots. Not cool. Maybe this […]

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Diamond Dons’ 2010 Riverport National Vintage Motocross

April 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Events, Racing, Vintage

Disclaimer: I only attended on Saturday. Anything here about events on Friday or Sunday was collected from various sources – from other attendees who posted on the Cousin Weedy Yahoo! group or people I spoke to at the event. Please post corrections and additions in the comments. Thanks – twf :end: Have a look at […]

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Snortin’ Norton – coolest bike award

April 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on Snortin’ Norton – coolest bike award · Vintage

This Cheney-framed 750 Norton twin received the Coolest Bike award at the 2010 Diamond Don’s Riverport National. The bike was hand-crafted by Bob McNamara of Dallas over 2 1/2 years. Everything on the bike that could be machined, was. Every bolt had a dished head for weight savings. That huge primary cover? It was machined […]

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An all-original vintage Honda SL70

April 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on An all-original vintage Honda SL70 · Vintage

Check out this excellent ’72 Honda SL 70 my friend Ronnie Welch picked up at the 2010 Diamond Don’s Riverport National. This bike looks totally original — fenders, speedo, pegs, everything. Only one slight dent in the right side of the tank. Even the seat is in excellent condition! It’s amazing. And it runs. The […]

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Torsten Hallman and Joel Robert

April 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Torsten Hallman and Joel Robert · Profiles in Riding, Racing, Vintage

Someone posted this classic picture on FaceBook — Joel Robert and Torsten Hallman duking it out in the mid-’60s. I looked all over for it but can’t find the thread to save my life. My friend Rick from SoCal sent me the photo. I’m pretty sure it was either Vintage Factory or Classix50MX, both of […]

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Honda SL 70 – a story

April 8th, 2010 · 9 Comments · Vintage

Update: This story has been updated to reflect the facts. Check the comments for details. :end: A while back Mitch Boehm of Moto Retro contacted me about some old SL 70 stories. I don’t know if he used any of them or not as I haven’t gotten around to subscribing yet. But here’s one I […]

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