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In Cycle World magazine's Roundup section, they show the covers of their magazine from 25 years ago. Not only do I remember the covers, but I have the magazines stored in the basement.
 

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Wow, that's a big stack of magazines. I thought 5 years of mags was bad, but 25? :willy:
 

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Captain Morgan said:
Wow, that's a big stack of magazines. I thought 5 years of mags was bad, but 25? :willy:
I have Motorcyclist, Cycle World, Cycle (RIP) and Cycle Guide (RIP) from 1978 until 1993 (or until the demise of Cycle and Cycle Guide). Then from 1994-on I have Motorcycle Consumer News (MCN). MCN is easier to store since there is no advertising.

Back when bikes really needed hop-up parts, there were great articles written by very knowledgeable mechanics on how to fix, repair and hop-up almost any bike. I couldn't bear to get rid of them and someday, I will organize them.

There's a guy in Denver, Ian Smith, who sells reprint articles about different bikes. I've seen his reprints at motorcycle shows (and I had most of the originals, except for Rider magazine). He had copyright permission from all the mags except Motorcyclist.
 

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I have Cycle and Hot Rod from 1973 until cycle died...Still get Hot Rod and now Cycle World. I have mine organized in binders in my office in the Barn. I even made a cross reference index so I know where to find articles. My Mom has a book case with every issue of National Geograpic from 1960, when they built their house, through the Gray Owl issue this month.
 

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2FURYUS said:
Or how 'bout when you owned and rode the bike featured from 25 yrs ago. :lol:
Or even worse, how about if you still own and ride a bike from 25 years ago. I ride my 1979 Suzuki GS 1000 on Sundays. Yeah, I know it's 26 years old, but I bought it in January, 1980.

As for the magazines, 10 years of Motorcycle Consumer News takes up 1/2 of a Xerox box. The other motorcycle mags are mixed in with various Hot Rod, Car Craft, and Off Road magazines in seven other Xerox boxes. Most contain articles about things I dreamed of doing years ago, but life got in the way. MCN has a reference index for each year. I wish the other motorcycle mags had one.
 

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Guess that makes my old 83 yamaha look pretty bad then. :lol: I keep alot of my bike mags too..great reference material!
 
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