CONTENT INSIDE What can you find in this months issue of Gasoline Magazine? Answer: A bunch of Sh*t that is worth reading and photos worth browsing.
FEATURE Cafe Style Honda CB750 ......................... 18
OTHER SH*T Words from Gasoline ................................. 5 Product Reviews ........................................ 6 Camping in Sturgis................................... 8 Pack Your Ride Right ............................... 14 Word Find ............................................... 15 June Gasoline Girl .............................. 16-17 Tech Corner ............................................ 26 Readers Ride ........................................... 30
ADVERTISERS Abate of ND....................................... 2 AME Coatings................................... 4 Corral Sales RV................................ 28 Glencoe Campgrounds..................... 12 Larsons Creative Concepts............... 12 I Donâ€™t Know Bar ............................... 4 Klock Werks.................................... 13 McQuade Distributing....................... 3 Open Road Honda .......................... 29 Raak Associations ............................. 5 Robis Repair...................................... 3 Ryan Dodge .................................... 32 Scooter Shak .................................. 13 Stage Stop Saloon ............................. 7 URL Radio ....................................... 28 Westside Bar and Grill ..................... 29 The Advertiser Index is provided as a service to Gasoline Magazine readers. Gasoline Magazine is not responsible for omissions or typographical errors in names or page or phone numbers. If your company is not listed here, please contact Chad Hatzenbuhler at (701) 202-0683 to correct the companies information.
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WORDS FROM gasoline July. July is just like June but a little better. The weather is a little better, if you like warm weather. Less people get married in July than in June, so you don’t have to go to a bunch of lame weddings. The 4th of July is a holiday, Independence Day. The 4th of June isn’t really anything. Sturgis is next month so that’s neat. And other than that, I can’t really think of any reason July is good. Oh wait! This issue of Gasoline Mag! What a super awesome reason to love the month of July. To help celebrate America and Independence day, we’re featuring Honda stuff! Oh wait again, Honda is a Japanese company. Hmm. Well, too late now. The articles are already written. Lucky for you though the articles were written by us here at Gasoline, and we’re American! Phew, glad that evened out in the end! In these very pages you’ll see a ’76 Honda CB750 that reflects a style that’s starting to be seen more and more lately. It’s the kind of bike anybody could have in their own garage with a little time and money. Considering we’re in the middle of riding season, we’ve also got an article from ABATE of ND with some helpful pointers on how to pack your bike for a trip. And speaking of trips, Sturgis is a trip a bunch of you might be taking next month. Need a place to stay? Check out our article about Glencoe campground. That’s where we’ll be this year! On top of those articles we’ve got all our usuals: product reviews, reader’s ride, word find, etc, etc. There oughta be enough reading material here to keep you occupied during at least 3 trips to the bathroom! We’ll be busy the rest of this month getting ready for Sturgis and working on next month’s issue of Gasoline. August is always our favorite issue to make. We look forward to pumping up the Sturgis issue with all sorts of goodness, so be looking for that next month! We also just picked up a super top secret project a few days ago that you might be seeing sometime in the future somewhere in these pages! In the meantime, keep it safe out on those roads and enjoy the summer weather! We’ll see you next month! Until then, adios! Peace out MF!
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PRODUCT reviews Here at Gasoline we always look for products that our viewers would love to get their hands on. All products are hand-picked by the staff here at Gasoline Magazine, so if it’s in the magazine it has to be cool. If you have products you think should be in here, contact us and let us know.
Roland Sands Apparel Well, it’s summertime so that means clothing is optional! If you absolutely have to wear some clothes though, check out what Roland Sands Design has to offer. I guess I didn’t realize Roland Sands even has any sort of clothing line until I stumbled upon it the other day while browsing. They’ve got tees, jackets, hoodies, gloves, wallets, etc etc. Based upon some of the customer reviews I found on the net, it’s all pretty high quality stuff! Check it out at www.rolandsands.com
“Born to Ride” Movie If you’re looking for a good laugh, this is the movie for you! The bad part is that it’s not a comedy. I picked this movie up at the local big box store mainly because it’s got a hot chick and bikes on the front. Who wouldn’t? Man did I get taken. This is quite possibly the worst movie I’ve ever seen. Actually, I haven’t even seen all of it, I couldn’t take it anymore and shut it off halfway through. It’s about a couple dudes going to Sturgis, I think. At one point the main guy finds a panhead motor in his dad’s garage and decides to build it into a sweet chopper. He calls up his buddies and after a 1 min build sequence the bike is done and is now sporting an evo engine instead of the panhead the whole thing started around. Hahaha. This movie is a joke. Stay away.
Avon Speedmaster Front Tire Lookin’ to spice things up a bit in your front tire region? This tire might be for you! If you’ve been paying attention to the hottest trends lately, you obviously know that building old school or period correct bikes is the neatest thing out there right now. If you pull up to the drive-in movie on your ‘61 panhead chopper and you’ve got a fat white letter Dunlop front tire from 1987, your bros are gonna toss popcorn at ya! The Avon Speedmaster
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ribbed tire has that classic grooved tread pattern of yesteryear’s classic bikes. This baby is a bias-ply and carries an “S” speed rating, which is good up to 112 mph. That means don’t be runnin’ this on your crotch rocket or you’ll end up in the ditch! You can pretty much find these anywhere on the web, or hit up your local shop and have ‘em order you one in!
Black Magic Bleche-Wite Tire Cleaner Now that you’ve got that sweet new skinny ribbed tire up front, you’re gonna want to be keepin’ it all tidy looking! What will you use? I know, I know! Black Magic Bleche-Wite tire cleaner! Most people who’ve seen this product before probably knew it as Westley’s Bleche-Wite, however recently it’s being sold under the Black Magic brand. The bottle still looks the same, so you’ll find it. This is by far the best tire cleaner we’ve ever used here at Gasoline. It’s got a picture of a whitewall tire on the bottle, but it works great on blackwalls as well. If you DO happen to have a whitewall on your bike, look out! That sucker will probably blind you after you’re done scrubbing it with Westley’s. A word of caution though, don’t get this stuff on unprotected aluminum rims, as it will stain it pretty badly! Look for Bleche-Wite anywhere car care products are sold or at www.blackmagicshine.com
Camping i Need a place to stay while at the biggest rally of the year? Check out Glencoe Campgrounds.
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in Sturgis By Dan Geiger
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Sturgis is now only a month away and we’re just as excited about it as you are! Why?? Because this is what bikers look forward to every year! Hell, we save every penny all year to be able to travel down to the rally and be a part of the experience! If you are plannin’ on making the trip to Sturgis, then you’re gonna need a place to stay once you’re down there. We suggest that you stay where the cool people are staying, and by “cool people”, we mean us! Let us introduce Glencoe Camp Resort! In response to the need for clean, comfortable camping facilities close to the center of the rally, they’ve been kickin’ it in Sturgis since 1983. After all these years, Glencoe is still family owned and operated and continues to expand. This year is no exception! If you’re not sure where they’re located, maybe you’ve seen that TV show “Full Throttle Saloon.” You can’t miss that place. If you can find the Full Throttle, just head north across the street and you’ll pretty much run right into the main entrance to Glencoe. Easy! For 2012 Glencoe has added more live music. It’s not Jethro and his 2 string guitar either, the bands are pretty big names! The artists are huge and the best part is that the concerts are FREE if you’re camping there. This year look for Shooter Jennings, Fuel, Jasmin Cain and Foghat! Music not enough? They have the largest indoor bar, an antique motorcycle museum, and acres upon acres to camp with either a tent or an RV (1,240 full hookup spots). There are also multiple shower spots around the campground to wash all the bugs off before you go out on the town. If a tent isn’t your thing, they also have cabins. Unfortunately, my friends, those are all booked up this year so you might as well call ahead and book yours for 2013!
Why should you stay at Glencoe Camp Resort and not down the road at the Bison Poop or any other campground in the proximity of all the action? Glencoe strives to cater to what the people ask for. “We are bikers ourselves and attend many rallies a year. We take bits and pieces from each place we visit and implement them at our place,” says Jasom Sims of Glencoe Camp Resort. Jason also included, “Every suggestion that is brought to us, we take seriously, to make sure that our customers have the best times of their lives when staying with us.” They strive to keep a clean and enjoyable atmosphere! I could keep giving you reasons to go to Glencoe this year, but instead, drop the can of Pringles and call them up to reserve a spot of your own. No better way than
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to check it out yourself! (1-800-272-4712, or look at their ad on the next page!) By the way! Wanna stay at Glencoe but don’t have the cash? If you’re around the Bismarck/Mandan area this month, come down to Westside Bar and Grill in Mandan on Thursday nights for “Throttle Thursday” and enter to WIN two VIP Glencoe passes! Sponsored by yours truly along with Glencoe Campgrounds and Westside Bar and Grill. FYI... Issue no. 17 (Sturgis Special) will a have full list of what is going on in Sturgis!
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PACK YOUR RIDE RIGHT! BY JANET FROST, ABATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
Riding is always a journey - sometimes the destination requires packing your motorcycle for the road. When packing for your journey, please keep the following in mind for proper motorcycle control and safety. Remember mass-centralization: Mass centralization simply means that when packing, you are keeping your gear as close to the motorcycle’s center of gravity as possible. This will help to ensure proper handling of your motorcycle. The center of gravity on most motorcycles is usually near the top of the transmission. Placing weight away from that point will have an effect on the handling of your bike. The best place for heavy items is on top of the fuel tank or in your saddlebags, keeping the weight evenly distributed. The seat behind you is the next best place to strap on your heavy bags. It is advisable to save racks, trunks, and the area around the headlight for your lighter items. Don’t block the airflow to the engine: If you feel the need to bungee a sleeping bag on your front fender, don’t! The engine relies on the cool air that travels across the top of the fender and down past the headlight. Common sense tells you to avoid exhaust pipes and chains: Check your saddle bags often during your journey. Soft bags often shift or sag. Make sure that once the bags are packed they are safely above the pipe and all items are safely tucked inside. Remember that your bags can get close to a chain or belt as the suspension compresses. Make sure you have plenty of space between the bag and the chain. If you have straps or fringes on your bags, make sure they can’t possibly get into the chain or belt. Make sure your gear is secure: For extra security, strap down and strap down again. Do not be cheap and use old bungee cords, buy new ones. They are an inexpensive investment towards keeping your gear secure and your ride safe.
Read your operator’s manual: This is where you will find many load limits for your bike and gear. The GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) is the maximum total weight of bike, fluids, riders and luggage that the manufacturer recommends. There is also a GAWR (the A stands for axle) for front and rear wheels. Usually the weight of the gear added will rest on the axle it is closer to. A passenger sitting well back on the seat will be carried almost entirely by the rear suspension. A tank bag will be split pretty evenly. Check your tires: Your tires are carrying a lot of responsibility. Be sure to check them over and replace if you even “think” they should be replaced. You may need to increase tire pressure to compensate for your load. It’s the air in the tire, not the tire itself, that supports the weight of the bike and your gear. Remember, it is best to check tire pressures when the tires are cold, even if you have to ride somewhere to add air. Riding with an under-inflated tire causes it to heat up rapidly, which can cause the tire to come apart, especially when it is overloaded. Overloading your bike is never a good thing: But if you absolutely have to, keep in mind that braking distances will increase, handling will become awkward, suspension and wheels will be overworked and may wear, and tires will get hot; which at the least means greater wear and at the worst could cause a blowout. Once your bike is loaded: Take it out for a test drive. You will notice that your motorcycle’s handling and braking will be changed. Check your suspension, stiffen the settings to accommodate the extra weight. It is a good idea to test drive your bike in a vacant lot to get a feel for the changes. Never over fill the right side saddle bag: This is easily done because the right side is more accessible. Remember that balance, keeping the weight evenly distributed and close to the center of gravity is the best way to control the handling of your motorcycle. Taking the time to properly gear up your motorcycle for your journey is just as important as the ride route. They both take planning and compromises, but if both are done effectively, you will reach your destination safely. Fuel Your Veins.™
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Cafe Style is back and cooler than ever. Story and Photos By Chad Hatzenbuhler
“You meet the nicest people on a Honda.” That was Honda’s slogan back in the 60s, and it worked well for them. They sold over 40,000 motorcycles a year by 1962 and shortly after that, the number jumped to 200,000 units per year. With so many bikes being sold, it’s no wonder you still see so many around your neighborhood. Ask anyone, there’s a good chance their first motorcycle was a Honda. While some owners may have parted ways with their Honda and never looked back, some are still riding that first 360 Scrambler, bought with their first paycheck. Like ‘em or not, if you haven’t noticed, older Hondas are making a comeback. Readily available and at reasonable prices, a new generation of enthusiasts are snatching them up. Back in the 60s some guys across the pond started modifying Triumphs, BSAs and yes, Hondas, to make them resemble race bikes without actually hitting the speedway. Instead, these bikes were usually raced from one pub or cafe to the next, hence the term “cafe racer”. Cafe racers were cool then, and thanks to a resurgence amongst the aforementioned “new generation”, we’re starting to see more and more of them. You can find yourself on an old Honda nowadays for sometimes as little as $300 bucks or so, strip it down, and call it a cafe racer. I myself purchased a Honda Scrambler for $200 5 years ago and did that exact thing. Later on the bike barely ran and I sold it for $900! Why did I sell it? Because I needed a clothes washer, Silly! We’re not here to talk about my old bike though. The bike we’re featuring this month is an original 1976 Honda CB750 and it’s bone stock. What? We’re featuring a bike
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that’s not even custom? Hell yes! This bike screams “cool”! All you need to do is strap on some goggles and a leather cap and the gals will be begging for a ride! This CB750 was found by Duff Weiss of Bismarck, ND. Duff purchased it back in 2011 from a guy in Center, ND. It had a Vetter fairing and hard Honda saddlebags when he got it. Yeah, you know the ones we’re talking about, eeeeeeeeee, it sends shivers down my spine just thinking about ‘em. Of course Duffy immediately tore off all the grossness and added some neat parts he had lying around the garage. A set of clubman handlebars and a set of chopped fenders being two of the obvious. Once started, the lack of baffles in the 4 cylinder’s exhaust also becomes obvious. As with any bike, there’ll always be something to add or fix, but the best part of Duff’s bike is that it will undoubtedly always start and be ready to ride. Why? Because it’s a Honda! There’s a lot of younger guys out there customizing these types of bikes and we may start featuring more. This is the type of bike that falls into a lot of people’s price range and provides a great base from which to create a unique and fun bike. Check out bismanonline.com or walk though your neighborhood, I’m sure there’s a Honda or similar Japanese origin bike for sale. This CB750 gets Gasoline Mag’s stamp of approval, proving you don’t need to have a custom Harley to turn heads in front of your local cafe!
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TECH SHEET Owner: Duffy Weiss Year: 1976 Make: Honda Model: CB750 Frame: Stock Engine: 736cc, In-line four, four stroke Exhaust: Stock Transmission: Chain drive, 5 speed Fork: Stock Cooling System: Air Top Speed: 120 mph Bars: Clubman Handlebars Gas tank: Stock with hand pinstripes Modfications: Relocated starter key, placed under gas tank
TECH CORNER By: Nate Rogers Photo Credit: Chad Hatzenbuhler
Guess who’s back, back again! Nate Rogers is back in this issue for our tech story. So sit back and relax and if you need anything done with your bike, call Nate at the Scooter Shak. It’s pretty amazing how things, (especially motorcycle related items) get bought and sold without any advertisement or knowledge of where it is or who has it. Case in point, this Eddie Trotta Thunder Cycle bike. Eddie has been building bikes in Florida for the past 15 years or so and all of his bikes are over the top when it comes to clean lines and great style.
Here’s the story of how this $50,000+ bike (back in 2005) got to North Dakota. James and Bert from Baker Drivetrain had this bike hanging in the rafters above Bert’s desk ever since 2006. There it sat and sat. No more than 100 miles were put on the bike before it was hung on the wall. It was used more as a conversation piece than anything else. Fast forward six years later and Bert decides to go to drag racing school. On his way back, he has a vision of building a simple clean race bike, but he doesn’t have an engine with any respectable power lying around to do so with. However, he did know where a great running 160 horsepower, 139 cubic inch motor was sitting. Right above his desk in the Trotta bike! If you rob the engine though, what do you do with a high end bike that no longer runs?
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Well, a call was made to see if I could do anything with it and a quick meet in the middle trip was arranged. Granted it wasn’t really quick at all, Detroit Michigan even half way isn’t like going to the gas station down the street. After the bike got here, a polished 111 inch motor was soon on the stand. Being a very quiet running and smooth engine, the 111 was perfect for the bike. After installing the motor along with new wiring, oil lines, exhaust and few other items, I had a great running bike ready for a new owner. And yes, it does have a new owner. 14 grand for the bike and another 8 grand for the motor and related items. Not too bad for a good condition bike of this caliber.
The point of this “tech” article is that it’s not about tech at all, it’s about keeping your finger on the pulse of the motorcycle industry and giving people what they want and what they pay for. Good deals are out there, and if you’re in the search for V-twin related items, it’s a buyer’s market.
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READERS’ rides We have readers all over the world and we are thankful for every one of them. Meet this family of Gasoline viewers. L to R: Rod and Miranda Grafing [father/daughter] Chris and Megan Grafing [husband/wife], Amanda and Adrian Grafing [Aunt/niece]. Amanda is Rod’s daughter, Adrian is Chris and Megan’s daughter. They are taking a Family ride for Father’s Day. They travled on ND’s Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway to Kathryn, ND and back. On the way they stopped at a local gas station and fueld up with some octane and a issue of Gasoline Magazine. Readers’ Ride are submitted photos from readers’ of Gasoline Magazine. All photos sent to Gasoline Magazine are owned by Gasoline Magazine and can be used in any material. Submit your bike today! Go to www.gasolinemag.com to upload your photo to Gasoline Magazine.
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