Kiss Limited-Edition E-bike Ready To Rock ’N Roll

Australia’s Vallkree offers a line of retro-ish e-bikes that pay homage to motorcycles built around 1920 (like the Harley-Davidson Model F). While the style cues are antique, the components are modern with what appears to be well-sourced brakes, wheels and tires. Any of their bikes would look right at home cruising along the bike path in Malibu. They are stylish. KISSED BY KISS The company is offering limited collector’s Kiss editions of their Drifter and Scrambler models in honor of the band’s last world tour. Vallkree will ship to anywhere…

1980 Honda CR Frankenstein Mini

Official disclaimer: This is not a Running When Parked. No, this little wonder is a runner! What you are looking at in disbelief (and for good reason) is a Briggs and Stratton motor mated to a 1980 Honda CR80. The builder uses the Briggs and Stratton motor for power and Honda’s crankshaft and transmission to give the bike 5 gears. The kickstart even works. Why build this bike? Because he could! I’ll pass on a test ride, but I commend the builder for his ingenuity and creativity.  The owner is asking…

Masks Are The New Cigarette Butts

Cigarette butts drive me crazy. My eyesight may be blurry, but I can spot a cigarette butt while riding along a beautiful singletrack or while hiking or when setting up a campsite. My brain is wired to focus in on this trash and it really bugs me. It is bad enough that these butts “harsh my mellow” but now I’ve got a new nemesis on the trail. Face masks! Flicking cigarette butts has been glorified by everything from movie stars to the Marlboro man. From combat solders to rock stars.…

When Updates Become Excuses: Park & Diamond Helmets Still Not Shipping – UPDATED

April 13, 2021: Park & Diamond released another update on April 11th with photos of the production helmet and manufacturing facility. The company also urges their backers to open a Shopify account because that is how the helmet orders will be fulfilled. Wait. Check that. First backers have to “lock in” their shipping address. AFTER everyone has done that, Park & Diamond will move all the orders over to Shopify where the orders will be processed. Got that? Good. Because I don’t.  It seems that Park & Diamond’s early promises…

People For Bikes Make A Bed We Are Forced To Sleep In

The trade organization People For Bikes was instrumental in crafting boiler plate legislation to get electric-motorized bicycles legally recognized and defined as human-powered bicycles. This trade organization made sure, through design or ineptitude, that identifying illegal e-bikes is difficult or impossible for consumers, land managers and police. They also included loopholes big enough to slip a shipping container full of e-bikes through. The Xion CyberX shows how easy it is to offer a bike that meets the e-bike’s legal definition but, with a push of a button, can become a…

2021 Arizona Route 66 Tiddler Tour Set For May 15th

Damn the pandemic! The VJMC Arizona Route 66 Tiddler Tour is rolling again on Saturday May 15th at 9:30ish so get ready to social distance on the coolest ride of its kind. The Tiddler ride welcomes all motorcycles with less than 30 horsepower on a 120-mile, out-and-back tour on the historic Route 66 Highway, starting just East of the California/Arizona border at the Topock Marina and turning around in the mountains above Kingman, Arizona. You can get full information and entry forms by dropping an email to groupklemm@aol.com. The ride…

Three Honda Trail 90s Running When Parked Get Serious Competition

A few years ago, this deal would have sparked me into running to the bank to withdraw some cash. The seller is offering three Trail 90s and one is a 1969 model. Frequent visitors to Jimmy Mac On Two Wheels know I’m a sucker for anything sold new in 1969. Motorcycle, cars, trucks or vinyl albums. I figure that out of the three, I could get one running (maybe two) and have a cabinet full of spare parts to keep it (them) running. But something happen last year to throw…