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Auction Preview – Raber’s Parts Mart Inventory

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On August 4th, J Wood and Company will be auctioning off what seems to be the entire inventory of Raber’s Parts Mart – they estimate that it is $2.5 million “(retail value) of unavailable new and used parts unseen for years!” In addition to 15,000 square feet of parts that have been accumulated in 6 feet of shelves, there are …

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I Was Hacked. Sorry!

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As many of you saw in the last few days, random links on the website and/or daily email would take you to nonsense spam sites. It was very annoying and I sincerely apologize for the hassle. Fixing it was over my head from a technology standpoint so I hired a company to clean it all up, and according to them …

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Monolever – 1988 BMW R100RS

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After the “Last Edition” debacle, BMW brought back the R100RS as a Monolever (one rear shock). There were other changes as well – a slight shift in powerband for more torque and the expense of top end horsepower, lower gearing to make up for the powerband shift, a smaller carb, smaller valves, and upgraded front suspension/brakes.

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1949 Triumph Speed Twin 5T

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Triumph introduced the 5T Speed Twin in 1938, and it immediately set the standard for other English manufacturers when it came to parallel twins. It was one of Edward Turner’s most notable designs, and it had a long production life – it sold until 1966 with several revisions, though there was a gap in production from ’40-’47 due to WWII.

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1989 Honda VTR250 Interceptor

In Japan, Less than 5k, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Sold in the US for three years, the Honda VTR250 has become a cult classic for riders that love small bikes. The liquid cooled 250cc engine was paired with a six-speed transmission, and interestingly, an inboard front disc – though by 1990 the front brake would change to the industry standard.