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Lectron vs Smart Carb Review

A brief comparison of two more modern carburetors

If you are interested in replacing your Bing or Mikuni carburetor with a different style, this is a review that might help with your decision. Not strictly vintage , but could be considered a performance modification for your vintage bike. The real benefit should be increased fuel range on a tank of gas. I have used Lectrons in the past and have one mounted on the Penton 400.

Links to websites below.

Not So Easy

A public safety film narrated by Peter Fonda with special guest Evel Knievel who provide safety tips and guidance for motorcycle riders. Features performance riding by the Los Angeles Police Department. (OPP Museum accession number 2012.51.5)

Best Dual Sports of 2020

Beta 125 RR-S

How about

A 125cc Dual Sport?

Or maybe a bigger bike?**

This may not be vintage but it is "old school" and I thank Dirt Bike for collecting this helpful information. If you are looking for one motorcycle that can "do it all" which would more correctly be stated as do a little of everything while excelling at nothing, then one of these motorcycles is for you. And unless you like to pretend you are Valentino Rossi,(there is only Valentino Rossi!!) these are all pretty good choices and more fun for everyday riding.

"Major" Update to Blog

The 3d major update to the badcurator.org site!

Last Ride - Part 1

A trail ride with Mat and Dave before the the Covid-19 warnings took effect. Of course, it's been serious for a while but there has been a good deal of confusion as to the presence and extent of the virus and it's lethalness in the population. I hope life will return to normal before too long. While riding in the forest hasn't been banned yet I'm trying to limit my unecessary travel as much as possible, for now. And like everyone, I will be using the time off for some motorcycle repair, maintenance, and cleaning.

Stay safe everyone and wash your hands.

The last ride, in the beautiful N.J. Pine Barrens, in nine parts.


Mile 3.5


Mile 6.5


Mile 9.6



Mile 12.1


Mile 14.3


Mile 17.1



Mile 20.2


Mile 24.2


Mile 27.8