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Yamaha IT 400-Part 2
YAMAHA IT 400 – PART 2By 1978 Rick SiemanHere are the specs for the Project Bike: Make model …  Yamaha IT 400Year … 1977 – 1978Engine … Two-stroke single, reed valveCapacity … 396 cc /24.1 cubic inchesBore and stroke …  85×70 mmCooling system …  Air cooledCompression ratio … 7.6:1Induction … VM ...(more)
Friends to the End
FRIENDS TO THE ENDBy Matt Cuddy Now any of you young whippersnappers reading this today, there will come a time when your riding buddies will become like family. In fact, some of you would rather spend a night getting rousingly drunk around a campfire with your riding pals than being at home watchi...(more)
IT 400- Part 1
IT 400 – PART 1By Rick Sieman  1978 YAMAHA    This particular  project started because of complaints from readers was that all we did was motocross bikes.  Upon review, we double checked and they were mostly  right.   Yamaha had a stranglehold on the enduro market in the 70s and 80s, but w...(more)
 Everyone knows they can't work, right? And everyone also knows that the lighter, smaller bikes usually turn the fastest lap times at many tracks. So why does a 760 Maico even exist in the first place?Consider it a noble experiment, if you will. The Maico engineers were a proud, arrogant lot and th...(more)
CRASHING is not fun.
CRASHING is not fun. After a long hiatus from superhunky.com, I had time to think about my past, and what a big mess it was. I have lived on two wheels most of my life, be it on bicycles, mini-bikes, horribly unreliable small European motorcycles and anvil like Yamaha dirt bikes.Now between all the...(more)
Testing Testing 123
Stay tuned for some great new articles and bike tests! As soon as we figure out this article editor. ...(more)
INTERVIEW WITH A LEGEND   THE PLASTIC MAN SPEAKS OUT   Preston Petty   By Matt Cuddy   It’s like sitting with Thomas Edison. It was bench racing with an old friend. It was being taught how an internal combustion engine works by your Grandfather. It was like that, and a lot more.   ...(more)
HOW TO READ BAR CODES...(very good to know) I am going to watch those bar codes a LOT more now... I am busy reading the ingredients.. Boy.. shopping is a full time job!!!   ALWAYS READ THE LABELS ON THE FOODS YOU BUY--NO MATTER WHAT THE FRONT OF THE BOX OR PACKAGE SA...(more)
HUNTING THE LEFT FEEDBACK   In the last few weeks, we’ve received a number of emails addressed to our site and they were complaining bitterly about the fact that we were advertising Lou Vogel’s book, Hunting The Left.  None of the people who wrote the emails have read the book, but they are ...(more)
Why Grandfathers are different: Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Grandmothers and Grandfathers? Well, here it is:   There was this loving grandfather who always made a special effort to spend time with his son's family on weekends. Every Saturday morning he ...(more)
THE PUCH GS & MX 1971-1975
THE PUCH GS & MX 1971-1975   BY MATT CUDDY     What about the Puch 175 MX? I asked Rick Pearson over a few beers. “Old goofy stuff” replied my buddy Rick as I tried to pry more Puch knowledge out of his fertile motorcycle mind. Rick knows about everything when it comes to motorcycles, an...(more)