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  • Fifty years is a long time…
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    Fifty years is quite a long time… – column

    The motorcycle club ASOM – All Pile Op Motorcycling – recently celebrated its 50th birthday, whatever it may be. An extra thick edition of the club magazine was made for that anniversary. And from the stories in it you can read exactly how everything has changed completely in 50 years. It More

  • Geography Lessons
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    Lessons in geography – column

    It has now been about 25+ years since I bought my first 'Russian'. Then I don't count the two M72 projects that I previously adopted for small change. I loved the one. I gave the other away. At that time, M72, Ural or Dnepr driving / tinkering was still an action that was mainly confessed More

  • It's over again….
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    It's over again… – column

    … that beautiful summer. Isn't it such a rainy summer? Next to the garage I have two 220 liter barrels for the rainwater collection of my garage roof. From bone dry to constantly overflowing in just one wet night. And this morning I got soaking wet again when I got a fresh baguette. But that's because I More

  • From ugly ducks to cult bikes
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    From ugly ducks to cult bikes – column

    For Auto Motor Klassiek we are one hundred percent A-political during working hours. We don't care whether the country of origin is Germany or Japan. But of course there are other countries. Dneprs are from Kiev. Urals came from Irbit, now, by the way, they are made in peaceful Kazakhstan. And there's more More

  • In the summertime…
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    In the summer time… – column

    Where I live, it is quite touristy in the summer. There are some campsites nearby where residents from here in the village come to forage. One of the regular visitors here in the village is a German who comes to do morning errands on a Honda Monkey during his stay here. A thing More

  • Back in the days
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    Formerly – column

    Today, we motorcyclists are still seen as scum by some people. And that while we can at most be a bit overconfident. But that things were once different, we heard during the visit of a Really Old motorcyclist. He was a Harley rider when you rode a Harley because you don't have any money More

  • A job application visit
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    A job application visit – column

    Stop for breakdowns. Who else does that? We still do! Because it's always nice to meet new people. And if you can help someone, well, why not? Where in the past we immediately unpacked a tool roll and with improvised options parts, such as a piston from a beer can, or a connecting rod from a More

  • Relaxation kills
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    Relaxation kills – column

    Whether Hans had the urge to assert himself? Absolutely. When he was young, dyslexics were still called 'dumb kids'. So he sat in the back seat of the class. Hansje learned everything the hard way. He also had to do military service and learned to ride a motorcycle there. Later still, he would often tell how that More

  • Hurrah! It's summer!
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    Hurrah! It's summer! – column

    Motorcycling in the summer. Opinions are divided on that. Now the Internet is buzzing with lines in which Precise rages with viciously pointing fingers about the brain dead who get on their motorcycle in this weather in a T-shirt, shorts and slippers. And vice-versa. Because the other tribe sees it again More

  • Summer time blues
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    Summertime blues column

    Where I live it is quite touristy in the summer. There are some campsites nearby where residents from here in the village come to forage. One of these is a German who comes to do morning errands on a Honda Monkey during his stay here. One thing he left behind on his motorhome without a doubt More

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