June 24, 2019
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Readership Climbs Again in July

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Readership of RIDE-CT.com rose again in July with the website registering 4,407 page views, a significant increase from the 3,396 page views recorded in July 2011.  For the first seven months of the 2012, more than 14,209 different people visited RIDE-CT.com and contributed to 36,647 …

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Victory Introduces Boardwalk Cruiser

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com Victory tonight unveiled its newest model for 2013, a classic cruiser called the Boardwalk. Powered by the brand’s 106 cubic inch V-Twin and having a six-speed transmission, the Boardwalk features long fenders, 60-spoke wheels and a 4.7-gallon gas tank. It will be available in two …

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Riding Lombard Street’s Twisties…

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com MotoGP racing comes to Laguna Seca in California this weekend. To promote the event, Honda rider Stefan Bradl took his track bike up and down San Francisco’s famed Lombard Street yesterday. Given the road’s width and slickness, I suspect the descent wasn’t as easy as …

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Story on B.A.C.A. a Must-Read

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com It not often that newspapers pay attention go motorcyclists, much less write about them in an inspiring manner. “The Republican-American,” of course, has the RIDE-CT column but most papers’ acknowledgement of riders consists of stories about us getting killed or injured in accidents. However, Karina …

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Paley Takes Griffon Out of Mothballs

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com The late afternoon email from Cornwall collector Will Paley stated, “I’m heading to Mohawk State Park to fire up the Griffon.” Unfortunately, it didn’t get noticed until it was too late to get there to witness his excursion, so I can only imagine what the …

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Oil Drippings: News and Opinion

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com The 3rd annual Torrington Thunder motorcycle show in downtown Torrington isn’t until Sept. 28, but we’re is already hard at work lining up bikes for The Republican-American/RIDE-CT.com display. Yesterday, Sal Masotta of Waterbury committed to bring his 1920 Indian Powerplus. The bike formerly belonged to …

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Bikes Along the Road

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com In this case, it’s just one bike “along the road” – a custom parked along the main drag in Kent yesterday. Despite trying, I never managed to locate the owner. The bike’s green paint with flames and skull and spider attracted glances. Whoever did the …

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What Would You Do – Fix It Or Sell It?

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com When the “down low” noise began, I cannot recall. Maybe sometime last year. It became more persistent, although not consistent, this spring. Something definitely seemed wrong with my 1994 BMW R100RT, but I couldn’t pinpoint the problem. Friends rode it and didn’t hear a thing. …

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