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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Issue 216 Oct 2005

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Issue 216 Oct 2005

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mechanical analysis of classic motorcycles
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BMWR90S-Thefirst supersports tourer
USA
US$7.50
Canada
C$11.95
Australia
Aus$10.95NZ NZ$12.95
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Kawasaki 666 Four
SUPERMOTO
YamahaXT500street special
ITALIANGOLD
Ducati900SS
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october 2005£3.35 issue 216
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I used to think that bikers wereanoppressedminority.This monthI'vebeen speaking topeople whohavehadproblems withDVLA, withparking restrictions,and withbad sparessuppliers.It's hard sometimes toescape theconviction that us poor motorcyclists bear thebrunt ofevery draconianlaw; ofevery pettyrestriction that canbefoisted upon us to stopus enjoyingour simple,harmless hobby.But, thereis another side toit.Not toolongagoI was campingat oneof themajor bikerallies,andhad retired tomy tent in theearlyhours toget some wellneededkipafter alongday’s rideandlongevening’s party.Thirtyminutes later my peace was shatteredby thesoundofagroupofidiots obviously preparingabonfirein themiddleofagroupof tents fullof sleepingpeopleat 3am.When thefire sparked up,Ilay sleepless inmy now flickeringly illuminated tent,listening tothe sounds ofdrunken revelry not threefeetaway,and wonderingifI wouldbeconsumedinanaccidentalconflagration.This is what Icallanti-socialbehaviour,andifI'dhad themeans I
editorial>rod’s ramblings
 
wouldhaveemergednakedfrommy sleepingbagandissued thelot withASBOs on the spot.On the roads I've seen younglads onmodernsports bikes pullingmammoth wheelies inheavy traffic, scaring thecar-drivingpublicandbuildinghuge socialbarriers betweenbikersandnon-bikers.AndI'vefelt embarrassed tobeseenon two wheels…So,I'mafraid, whenit comes tojoiningriders’ rights groups I'mabit ofanon-starter.If we want toavoidbeingoppressed weneed tofirst stopoppressing,andI'mdamnedifI'mgoing tocampaignfor the right for idiotstobehavebadly, simply because weall ridebikes.
NO 216OCTOBER 2005
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