Wednesday, November 30, 2011

HMT Tutorial: Change the Kick Start Spring on a Royal Enfield

After 16,880 miles, my kick start spring snapped on my Royal Enfield. I fixed it and share this beautifully simple experience with you.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Ace Cafe Looks For USA Site

Mark Wilsmore, restorer and owner of the original Ace Cafe in London, is now searching for a USA location. Mark says,"It’s another royal wedding of sorts, the best of American and British motorcycle enthusiasm coming together. Ace Cafe North America will let us share the tradition and pay homage to the vintage speed machines that ruled the streets of London, and those who rode them, along with celebrating everything that’s great about American car and motorcycle culture. It’s going be a great venue."

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photo by Pete Woodhead

photo by Jennifer Worden

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Great Escape Re-Enacted

The Great Escape, one of the best war films ever made and one of the most daring motorcycle stunts ever performed on film. During filming, McQueen's racing buddy-turned-stunt-double for the film, Bud Ekins jumped 12 feet in the air across 65 feet at around 60 mph. He described the air up there as being total silence, seemingly hanging forever. Motorcycle stunt rider Steve Colley attempts to recreate the famous stunt on a Steve McQueen Desert Racer Metisse Triumph.