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Guardian of the Wheel

I didn’t Know What I Was Doing, as Usual

By Bandit with photos by the Redhead
I received a call from the Supreme showman Prince Najar. So, when the Supreme Prince called me a month before the rally and said, “Make a totally unique sculpture for our charity auction or die trying.” I was so relieved he didn’t ask me to build a bike I said, “Yes, oh supreme one.”
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Bandit Reveals Some of His Secrets.

By Wrench with photos by Bandit
If only he had some secrets. He’s been making brass belt buckles since the early ‘70s. We decided to add them to our 5-Ball Racing line-up, sorta for the kicks.
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The Tileman’s New Dyna Chain Drive

We Installed this Puppy and a Barnett Clutch

By Bandit, James Conway, James Hicks and Jeremiah Soto
Recently another performance upgrade has surfaced for Dynas. Local guys are removing rear drive belts and installing chains. The first benefit of chains is the ability to run wider tires without stress and hassle.
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Fork Oils the SPECTRO Variety

Part One: The Products Available

By Wrench and the Spectro Crew
We are rolling into a series of articles regarding oil and lubricants using the Spectro experts as our library of data. I’m beginning to find out a great deal about the quality of lubricants, during just a couple of conversations. First Fork Oils.
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Transmission Fluids 101

We Are Learning with the Help of the Spectro Gang

By Wrench with photos from Bob T. and the Spectro Union
I’ve been sorta confused by the markings on transmission oil bottles. Then someone published another puzzling report. We needed to get to the bottom of the oil can and the Spectro Gang helped.
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Brakes 101 from the Spectro Oil Team

By Joe, Luke and John from Spectro
In light of recent news we here at Spectro Performance Oils wanted to share some information regarding brake fluid. Far too often when we talk to people about the intervals in which they change the fluids on their vehicles there is always one fluid that is left out.
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Road King 12/20/02

The King Enters The Evil Religion Of The Ape

Photos and technical assistance by Frank Kaisler
There's an unwritten rule in the Code Of Chrome that says, if you slip a set of highbars on any motorcycle you save it from mediocrity. Ther...
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Funky Panhead Project, Part 2

A Project Under Strife Comes Alive

By Bandit with photos by Wrench, Frankie and a redhead
In a sense, this project is indicative of this time in my life and the life of many bikers everywhere. I asked myself if this should be a life and times story. Let’s see if I can make sense of my life right now.
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