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    Chang Jiang? Chang Yiang? whatever!

    While searching on the Internet under this historic brand ... you will come across very little about the OHVs. The sites of Ben van Helden and ours stand out the most. And that is strange for such a big brand. On the other hand, the entire production - and that was a lot of units - was intended for the home market, for the government and the civil service. More

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    Margin Life: A Chang OHV column

    After a conversation with a Flemish colleague, he jovially hit me on the shoulder: “But you are white? You are a real marginal! ” A scribbler in the margin. I saw it as a compliment and use the title as a badge of honor. In a world that is becoming increasingly dazed and in which € 600 is asked for an MV 1.000.000 four-cylinder. Where modern motorcycles are jubilantly presented as 'the ideal platform for your smartphone'? There I quit. And to my comfort, I am not the only refugee from that world. First out of a lack of money and later out of conviction, a few people and I, smiling mildly, chose to focus our love on classic underdogs. More

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    Tricycles and dates - column

    About a year ago I met a vague acquaintance. I remembered him as somberly seeking. Towards a relationship. “I thought I should get a dog to meet nice women. Then I looked after their dogs for two weeks during vacation from friends. That beast pissed in the house and killed a cat. ” More

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    Dnepr with Guzziblok: Improving the breed

    Converted bikes are timeless. And they were never created by bearded trendsetters, influencers and geniuses. Motorcycles were usually built out of genuine poverty. The block was broken. And there had to be something that was running, available and affordable. More

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    Attention BMW drivers!

    During a visit – by car, because driving from Dieren to Genemuiden inside on a classic sidecar with 23 Russian horsepower was just too long a drive – to score some used parts at our Ural/Dnepr/M72 purveyor came up the following autumn. Russian sidecar combinations are now recognized wind and weather defying More

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    Summertime? Key time!

    It was recently concluded: If your kickstart ankle is broken, then you are blessed with a classic with a start button. And you finally have time to put another engine in the 'squeeze'. A nicer engine. All of this also fits in well with the attention for self-build activities in the context of my recent More

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    Column - brand love and relationship loyalty

    I've known Marc for a long time. And as long as I know him, he drives BMW. When that came up a few times ago, his sincere response was: “What else should I do?” After disappointing experiences with his last two modern BMWs, he has again bought a two-valve boxer. A very nice RS100. “The other two weren't actually More

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    Ural. Better a Russian than a virus

    The speed limit only needs to be lowered a bit. Then I can really drive too fast. Until now I had to make do with a glowing red matrix sign: “You are driving 84 km/h!”. That does not help the dike threatened by high water. Better a Russian than a virus Speed ​​is More

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    From pride to old iron

    Have you ever thought about what's gone missing? How many classic motorcycles have been made and have disappeared? There must be a lot of them. Old motorcycles disappear in a few ways: they collect dust in old sheds, they disappear in undergrowth, they are disassembled for parts or they go to More

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    The Ural and Dneprs: risers with a dot

    A Ural or Dnepr? Well, no Pebble Beach prices are paid for it yet, but the days when you had two M72s for 500 guilders are over. But things like Urals, Dneprs, and Ladas remain heart-wrenching classics. There is something endearing about classic sidecar driving. And running errands almost always takes extra time. because More

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    The CJ750 as takeaway Chinese

    There are a few things you should know about China. You always get what you pay for in China. And: Modern Chinese are still prone to losing face. In addition, the Chinese hate the Japanese. And the Chinese motorcycle history began in 1951. Takeaway Chinese The Chinese are here. They just bought the world. Including More

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    Ural: "I have problems with your ex" and a party

    Last Saturday Richard Busweiler from Genemuiden held a party for his customers. Of course it remains all hobby in the margin, but starting from a rejected sea container with a trade in old Russian motorcycles and then fifteen years later – still as an 'activity', because Richard has a neat job More

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