Published - Feb 26, 2019

Author - Alex Quinn

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Hell On Wheels

I have never raced in any kind of organized structure other than rubbing handlebars with my knucklehead friends in Philly. I am the definition of amateur, but none of that mattered on Sunday when a couple of relocated Philadelphia jabronis decided to show up at the Hell On Wheels TT at Glen Helen race track on […]

Published - Oct 19, 2016

Author - Alex Quinn

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Ricketts Glen Camping Trip Nov 5th-6th

UPDATE: Ricketts Glen State Park was full so we are now camping at Council Cup Campground (212 Ruckle Hill Road, Wapwallopen, PA 18660). So the season is coming to a close and as most of you know I have been sans motorcycle pretty much all summer. We also haven’t had a camping trip since the Norton […]

Published - May 25, 2016

Author - Alex Quinn

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The War Years

Before there were a bunch of assholes on DT’s tearing up the woods of reading, there were a bunch of dudes in green tearing up the woods of North Carolina on WLA Harleys. The footage is great. The music sucks. Recommend watching on mute. Apologies to those who frequent RideApart for the dupe content.

Published - Feb 12, 2016

Author - Alex Quinn

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Modern Classics Motorcycle Show

Throwing this out there to see if anyone is interested in going to the Modern Classics show in Boyertown on Saturday March 5th. The theme of the show is Motocross, Trials, and Enduros which should be pretty interesting. They are also going to have a Britten V1000 which I would love to see in person. […]

Published - Jun 17, 2015

Author - Alex Quinn

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The Honda Africa Twin: The Legend Lives On

Ahead of the release of Honda’s latest iteration of the Africa Twin, they have released a series of videos, the first of which offers beautiful archival footage of the early days of the Paris-Dakar Rally. Truly one of the most grueling motorcycle races on the planet, the Dakar has captured the hearts, minds and imaginations […]

Published - May 1, 2015

Author - Alex Quinn

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MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

As I hope most of you already know, the 4th moving in Mad Max Tetralogy, Fury Road, is coming out in theaters on May 15th. I have been sweating this day since the first time I saw Beyond Thunderdome and wanted to see if anyone was interested in trekking out to Vineland, NJ in a convoy […]

Published - Apr 16, 2015

Author - Alex Quinn

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Pictures from Austin MotoGP and the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

So in order to keep a record (both written and photographic) of the our shared motorcycling experience, I have started a blog called Bike-Specific. It is still in its infancy, but the goal is to focus more on the experience of motorcycling whether it be going to a show, taking a road trip or building/working […]

Published - Feb 26, 2015

Author - Alex Quinn

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F*ck Yo Fenda

Not running a front fender has been cool since motorcycles were invented, but get caught in the rain and you’ll wish you had one. The common bandanna trick is really just a vain attempt at mitigating the epic rooster tail of water aimed directly at your face, so the innovative folks at West Eagle (EasyRiders […]

Published - Jan 17, 2015

Author - Alex Quinn

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New Biltwell Gringo S: Finally a Gingo worth a Dinero

Most, if not all, of you are already quite familiar with the Biltwell Gringo helmet, and most of you (i hope) read my Gringo vs. Daytona review, where I matched up the two vintage full face juggernauts. If you did, indeed, read that post, you would have noted the biggest plus with the Daytona Retro […]

Published - Jan 15, 2015

Author - Alex Quinn

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Throwback Thursday: Tracy Bodywork

A co-worker of mine was doing some wheeling and dealing on craigslist and one of the bikes the guy wanted to trade him was a ’75 CB550 with a full Tracy Body Kit on it. Needless to say, it was totally bitching and since my co-worker did not grab it, I am seriously considering it […]

Published - Mar 14, 2014

Author - Alex Quinn

Comments - 9

Faster Than A Speeding Bullitt: Bell’s Newest Throwback

So Bell has decided to jump on the bandwagon and release the new Bullitt on the heels of the Gingo and Daytona Retro Ride which I reviewed back in October. The new Bullitt is by far a technically superior product than its competitors and comes with a price tag that reflects its high quality and […]

Published - Mar 6, 2014

Author - Alex Quinn

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Yamaha Brings Back The SR400

It looks like Yamaha is bringing back the trusty ol’ SR400 and it is kick start only. I’m liking the direction Yamaha is heading, but at $5990? Seems a little steep for a small displacement kick only bike that will get you run over on the highway. More details HERE  

Published - Dec 9, 2013

Author - Alex Quinn

Comments - 13

A Better Barbour?

Don’t tell Ben and Andrew but there just might be a more practical alternative the the classic Barbour and Belstaff jackets we all know and love. The classic waxed cotton Barbour International or Belstaff Tourist Trophy do an OK job of keeping you warm and dry, but that is about it. Imagine a jacket that […]

Published - Oct 25, 2013

Author - Alex Quinn

Comments - 7

Biltwell vs Daytona: Retro Fullface Battle

So most of you are already aware that Biltwell has released the Gringo, a retro inspired fullface helmet that mimics the old Buco Allsport’s and Bell Star’s from the late 60’s and 70’s. What many of you many not have noticed is that a little known brand, Daytona Helmets, has released a Gringo Competitor into […]

Published - Oct 18, 2013

Author - Alex Quinn

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Smell The Winter Glove Review

Hello and welcome to another addition of the weekly COTT gear review. This week I have pulled out some super warm, economical and understated moto gloves to keep those sausages from freezing as we head into the colder months. The first pair are the Held Warm N Dry. Held has a stellar reputation for making […]

Published - Oct 9, 2013

Author - Alex Quinn

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AFX FX-76 3/4 Vintage Helmet

(Weekly gear review by Alex Q) So I have decided that there has been enough talk about old shitty motorcycles and ways to skirt the law while looking for places to camp, but not enough discussion about motorcycle related gear. We all know (whether or not we admit it to ourselves or others) that at […]

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Published - Jun 2, 2011

cb650 cafe seat – metal cutting how to

So, I’m still working on the seat for the cb650. This is my first time working with metal since high-school metal shop. So, it’s been a while. I’m pretty much winging it. Below are my steps for figuring out what I’m doing and how I’m doing it. So far it’s turning out real good. I’m […]