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TODD SWEENEY'S MOTORCYCLE SALVAGE
Todd Sweeney hated Chinese motorcycles. Hated them with a passion.  The only thing Todd Sweeney hated more than Chinese motorcycles, were the idiots who purchased Chinese motorcycles from places like Pep Boys, or K Mart. To Todd, they were ruining his business. Todd Sweeney was the owner of Tod...(more)
MY FIRST MOTORBIKE
My first bike. We all have our “first bike” memories; Of riding places we shouldn’t have ridden. Being broke down in strange towns, miles away from home. Odd tricks that made the bike move forward, instead of pushing it forward by hand. That made the bike “special” to us, and the stuff we...(more)
THE WORST MOTORCYCLES I'VE EVER OWNED
The Worst Motorcycles I’ve ever owned. In my 40 plus years of riding motorcycles, I’ve owned some real turkeys.  Oh sure, most of the early Japanese enduro and MX bikes handled terrible, but they were reliable as an anvil. European bikes were good, and we knew which ones to avoid. But lurking ...(more)
GOING FAST AND CRASHING
CHECKPOINT BEING IN GREAT SHAPE, GOING  FAST AND CRASHING BY MATT CUDDY Speaking from experience here. I was always kind-of fast, one of the faster riders in our circus of people who met every Sunday somewhere out in the high desert of California. I rode a ported-for top end 1987 CR500 Honda t...(more)
HOPETOWN REUNION 2012
We here at www.superhunky.com got invited to a special event in Simi Valley, CA, by the Zimmerman brothers, who run a hi-tech machine shop in a giant two story building. Inside the building, was a museum display of about 300 bikes all in pristine shape, everything from pre-1960 CZ twin-pipe moto...(more)
YOUR FAVORITE DIRT BIKE
A few months ago we ran a feature called "Your Favorite Dirt Bike". We got a lot of response on it. Now we want to do it again, but with a slight change. Send us a picture of your favorite Dirt Bike and at least 100 words describing your bike, and why you like it so much. The story, along with pic...(more)
END OF THE TRAIL
END OF THE TRAIL   BY MATT CUDDY   I just got off the phone with my good riding buddy Dave Brown. Dave’s a great guy, helped me drywall my bathroom when the contractor flaked out on me, was always the guy who squished the rings together on my CR500’s piston, while I held the barrel so they...(more)
Tools and other strange stuff
If you’ve been around motorcycles for any extended period of time, and like me, have owned the same tool box for the last forty years, parts and tools that use to have a great importance in daily life have been forgotten, cast off and shoved to the back of the drawers. When I was nineteen, I c...(more)
A CZ FOUR STROKE?
  Did you know that Jawa/CZ produced (gasp) four stroke motorcycles at one time? Yes, those miserable, complicated oil spewing four strikers. It’s is truly hard to believe that the once mighty Jawa/CZ factory that manufactured such motorcycle icons as the mighty 1973 Blue tank 400, the red tan...(more)
FUN AT THE RANCH
  Anza California. Where the hell is Anza? After locating and unfolding the dog-eared Auto Club Map, Anza is a mere spec on the map, somewhere in the great stinking hot lower desert, between Temecula and Palm Desert. Ah, but Anza holds something rare and wonderful; a carbon copy of the Carlsbad Gr...(more)
FAVORITE DIRT BIKES
My name is Mike McKinley, and i'm from the province of New Brunswick in Canada. i have owned just over one hundred motorcycles, most of them dirt or enduro, and wih the exception of a few can-ams, the rest were japanese. We never had the dealer networks like you did in the U.S.A. therefore, maico'...(more)