June 20, 2018
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Writing Book On Motorcycles Put Sullivan On A Bike

Lee Ann Sullivan with her collection of motorcycles As a children’s author with 23 titles to her credit, Lee Ann Sullivan of Salisbury, CT is accustomed to researching before sitting down at her laptop to write. It was an assignment a decade ago for what would eventually became the 2004 book …

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Dad’s Vintage Ads

By Bob Rose With the unlikely name of Dad’s Vintage Ads, you will find this Tennessee based mail-order company to have a veritable treasure trove of old bike info in the form of vintage motorcycle ads and magazines. The site is organized by brand and features a lot of way-cool …

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Triumph Thruxton Appropriated For Shows

Dave Rosen and his Thruxton at New York’s IMS When the January/February 2014 issue of “Motorcycle Classics” magazine arrived recently, I immediately noticed the full-page Triumph advertisement on the back cover. It shows a customized Thruxton model being ridden on the Bonneville Salt Flats by pro motorcycle racer Jason DiSalvo, its …

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“Motorcycle Classics”

By Bob Rosen “Motorcycle Classics” is a magazine dedicated to all things vintage. Their website is loaded with interesting restoration stories and hundreds of photographs.  Pay particular attention to the title bar listing different countries of origin.  Clicking on the country of your choice will bring you into a world of bikes …

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Building a Three-Legged Stool

As motorcycle enthusiasts, we get a real kick out of accessorizing our rides, maintaining them, acquiring riding gear and occasionally buying a new or used bike. We have many choices of how and where we can scratch this itch, and local dealerships are always glad to provide an outlet for spending urges.

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Planning for 2014 Riding Season

  Heading into the colder season many people begin thinking about the next riding season. This includes entry riders who are considering their first motorcycle. Some have some prior riding experience with dirt motorcycles or ATVs, but many have never ridden a motorcycle before.  Here are some tips to help

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Just Wondering….

It’s Friday morning and I’m just wondering… …how long the riding season will last? The forecast for the weekend looks promising temperature-wise, but after Monday it’s supposed to get cold again. I normally put the bikes into winter storage the first week of December and remove them from mothballs the …

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How to Make a Million Dollars as a Motorcycle Dealer

You might have thought I was going to say: “Start with $2 million.” That’s actually the time-worn answer that some dealers will give you with a chuckle when discussing the financial reality of their chosen profession. Like any business, keeping score for the typical motorcycle dealership is largely a matter of …

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