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1Back to top Go down   Who doesn't like reading Kevin Cameron? Empty Who doesn't like reading Kevin Cameron? on Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:01 am

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These guys are few and far between. Each country has a good motorcycle magazine with a favourite editor or contributor who make receiving a monthly magazine worthwhile - nowadays often just an online site. 

One grey and cool New England weekend I stumbled through the doorway of the service area of my local Beemer shop - about 25 years ago - to pick up an Airhead wheel I'd had some work done to. It was AJ Cycle BMW in Gill, Massachusetts, a dark little shop full of light tucked into the piney woods along Route 2. The French King Bridge over the Connecticut River on the Mohawk Trail, in Western Massachusetts, is right round the bend. 

It was a Saturday morning in the off-season, yet the place was humming with customers grabbing a spare part or chatting with owner/mechanic/parts guy Alan Adie and his younger brother David. They were a specialty British shop that happened to have BMW motorcycles to keep them even busier. As I swung the door open Alan said to me, "Darren, have you met Kevin?" I think it was two hours gone, deep into technical details of this n that before I realised I'd promised my wife I'd be ready for going out on a Saturday night.

I keep up with "Kevin" every coupla weeks by looking at California-based Cycle World magazine, itself now a mere online site. Mr Cameron is a long-time contributor. When I click on the site he's the first article I read. The link below takes you to a particularly good one this week. I urge all those with any mechanical interest to seek out his writing if you don't already know of him. He can enthrall me with the particulars of an exhaust valve crashing down gently upon a stellite-treated valve seat, or how a swingarm flexes as the bike sits up after exiting a turn at Le Mans.



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Never come across the guy, but only had to read the title of your link to appreciate where he's coming from - something I definitely advocate and I guess something that most of the esteemed guys (and certainly the gal) on here think as well. Looking forward to a bit of reading this evening  Who doesn't like reading Kevin Cameron? 112350


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Just read it. I never heard of Kevin, but then, I stopped reading magazines about 30 years ago.

The article was very good. He has a nice conversational writing style. Like most of us, I started out fixing my bicycle and picking old televisions out of the trash, the ones with round 12" picture tubes, and bringing them home to make them work. Almost electrocuted myself a few times, but learned a lot. Kevin sounds like the kind of guy you'd like to spend weekends with, hanging out in the garage.

Thanks for posting the link.


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I read the article, a little bit melancholy -I'd be much more upbeat!
I think the 'fear of failure' that KC mentions is the key: we are so risk averse these days that it's probably inevitable that the wider world's 'mistakes lead to bad things' ethos has started to discourage the 'have a go' mindset. All my early tinkering experiences - the ones that I remember anyway - have an ending in some sort of failure. I can remember dismantling a favourite toy, for no other reason than curiosity, and being horrified almost to the point of nausea when I couldn't put it back together. So what did I do? I told myself not to panic and to think harder, because I'd got myself in there and there was no other way out. I succeeded, and taught myself the power of clear thinking in the face of adversity.
And what exactly had I done that was so bad? what was the massive collateral, the potential harm, and what were the scary lawsuits had I not succeeded in my risk-laden enterprise? Well I'd dismantled a torch (flashlight in 'merrican) to see how it worked, that's all.
What I'm trying to say is that it's the freedom to make mistakes that's important. Without that, you kill progress. It doesn't matter if a hundred people mess up, so long as one person finds a new, better way. That doesn't mean there's a rate of return for everyone: some people lark about their whole lives long and never really come up with anything useful themselves. What they do, is they keep the freedom going for the ones who are going to find a new way.
Sorry, banging on. It's a freedom thing.


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My memories of a different type.....LJK Setright......prolific test pilot of all bikes in the 70s and later, fabulous reports back then.....then stopped buying magazines.....

2000 took interest in a certain magazine Mercedes Enthusiast......only to find a similar style and identical name. 

Sadly he has since passed........

Good ones are scarce and its nice to see some nice memories surfacing here.


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LJK Setright is in the same league as Kevin Cameron.  Both great writers I've had the pleasure to read over the years.  To those names I'd add another Gordon Jennings.  Fortunately, Cameron is still among us.


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I would be remiss if I didn't mention the author, flyer, driver & rider who is Peter Egan. He got his first gig writing a monthly column for a So-Cal motorbike rag when, after returning from a tour of duty to Vietnam, he and his wife attempted to ride a British bike he dubbed the Manxton Contaminator Twin cross-country, from Wisconsin to Oregon, and lived to write about it. He continued writing for Car & Driver, various aviation mags and Cycle World magazine, until his recent retirement. I just bought his latest book of short stories. As a founding member of the Slimey Crud Motorcycle Gang, he's always worth a read.


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“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.”

― George Orwell, 1984

1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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I remember reading Kevin Cameron and Gordon Jennings in Cycle Magazine in the late 70s and early 80's.  I also remember Ed Hertfelder, who wrote hilarious articles about enduro riding, but I learned and applied a lot of his bizarre techniques to my riding and wrenching.

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Ed Hertfelder! I still remember one of his stories about riding near strip mines in West Virginia and following a really hot rider. He watched said rider miss a turn and go off into space with his brake light blinking as he sailed to the bottom of an open pit.

I met him in the late 70's at an enduro in western PA, might have been Grove City. Funny guy who had a least one crazy story about everything that could happen riding in the woods.


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“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.”

― George Orwell, 1984

1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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@nvboy wrote:I remember reading Kevin Cameron and Gordon Jennings in Cycle Magazine in the late 70s and early 80's.  I also remember Ed Hertfelder, who wrote hilarious articles about enduro riding, but I learned and applied a lot of his bizarre techniques to my riding and wrenching.

nvboy
This thread describes me back in the 1980s, grabbing CYCLEWORLD off the news stand... I still have Kevin Cameron's SUPERBIKE book.

...and I think I did that part of Route 2 in central Massachusetts back in 1977, on my moped, at night, going to visit my then-girlfriend in Bennington College... haha gas was cheap and it was cheaper still on that moped ;-)


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“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.”

― George Orwell, 1984

1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.”

― George Orwell, 1984

1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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Writing By Accident ~ KC

A bit of a trip down memory lane on this one.

"Subjects could range from the process of the breakup and evaporation of fuel droplets in an engine’s intake tract, to how the Phillips screws that held so many Japanese engines together were an invention of the devil."


Kenny Roberts. Fast, fierce intelligence - acting now ~ KC



And while we're here, a slice of Peter Egan, too.


Racing to the Virtual Cafe ~ PE


"Ry Cooder may be a fool for a cigarette, but I’m a fool for a good-looking motorcycle. And if that bike comes in black and gold, and has nice engine architecture, I’m really in trouble."


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“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.”

― George Orwell, 1984

1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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Writing by accident... does that ever sound familiar! In my case I'd been fixing most of the Suzuki GS-series electrical systems in the area where I lived (Dorset). Suzuki were using a particularly shite design in the regulators that meant if you either didn't ride with the headlight on OR your battery was not in 100% condition, the regulator would blow and invariably take the rectifier and the alternator with it. Fckn expensive.... The solution was to fit a Honda combined reg/rec unit. Unfortunately the local breakers/wreckers for miles around got wind of what I was doing and the prices of the s/h Honda part started to climb Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 

After I'd done somewhere between ten and twenty repairs/preventative maintenance jobs, I figured that given the price of OEM Suzuki parts, one of the monthly motorcycle mags would probably publish a one-off article. The absolute truth was I just didn't want to keep the solution to myself. So I submitted an article to Classic Mechanics as it was then.

Two weeks or so later I got a phonecall from the editor to chat about it. Murphy being Murphy, one of their staffers hit on the same idea for the same month. Oh well. At the end of the phone call he dropped a bombshell; would I like to do a monthly column on motorcycle electrics? I thought about it, hesitated and agreed. That lasted about six years, until I moved from Dorset to Down and didn't have a workshop any more. In between time I ended up writing a short book for Myatt-McFarlane Publishing (bastards printed it and refused to pay me) and numerous columns and reports for just about all of the classic and custom magazines of the time (the 90s). I never crossed paths with Mark though!


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I'd never heard of him until very recently when I saw this article where he talks about impact-driving Phillips screws. Are they not JIS? Am I missing something?

Oh I see it's posted above! Only saw it when previewing the post. So have others here seen it? Are you not confused?? I'm pretty sure Phillips screws were never used for this, it'd be a stupid design decision.


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Just this time I think he's wrong and should be refering to JIS and not Phillips. Using a Phillips driver on a JIS screwhead was the real reason for so many mangled Japanese engines and the start of the 'made of cheese' legend.


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In that case someone should explain it to him Rolling Eyes


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I used to read Kevin Cameron's articles a long time ago when I had subscriptions to several motorcycle magazines. He was very informative and had a good writing style. By the way, AJ Cycle is my local dealer and you won't find nicer people anywhere. When you walk in there you're treated like a friend, not just a customer.

    

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@Dai wrote:Just this time I think he's wrong and should be refering to JIS and not Phillips. Using a Phillips driver on a JIS screwhead was the real reason for so many mangled Japanese engines and the start of the 'made of cheese' legend.
I like to think of myself as reasonably knowledgeable about tool standards, but I'd never heard of JIS. Searched, watched the video, now much better informed in that area. Thanks, Dai.
My Honda CB175 twin in the early 70s suffered from mangled "Phillips" head screws until I started using an impact driver. Didn't need much impact, fortunately. It was much harder, and expensive, to find replacement Allen head machine screws in a small country town at the time, and no internet searches or online stores.

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
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Even with the impact driver(or was it an impact loosener? I never used mine to tighten those "Phillips" screws.) the odds were pretty good that at least one or two case screws wouldn't let go.

My little Honda XL125's were sweet because despite the punishment I gave them I never needed to take any screws out beyond the four that held the points and drive sprocket covers on. Oh, the joy of an engine with the survivability of a cockroach!


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1994 BMW K75S
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1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
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Definitely only for loosening. Very Happy

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1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

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For anyone else... how to tell the difference at a quick glance.

http://www.agcoauto.com/content/news/p2_articleid/300


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Good article Dai, thanks for sharing that.  It is interesting that the Phillips screws are designed to cam out before over tightening.  I think this feature is the source of all the mangled screws that I have come across and I'm not sure that a mangled screw that won't readily come is better than a screw put in too tight.  Over tightening a screw with a screw driver has not been a common experience for me.  I have done a lot more damage when using a wrench or a ratchet.


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Parallel Twins Take Over ~ KC

"Imagine that national governments suddenly stopped buying ships, missiles, planes, tanks, and guns from the defence industry. Imagine further that the defence industry responded by shifting their marketing to housewives, stamp collectors, and fly-fishing organizations...
...Replacing your entire customer base can’t work. A stamp collector does not set aside his/her magnifying glass and place an order for automatic rifles. The only thing that can work is to offer a range of products that your established customer base does in fact find attractive and can afford."


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“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.”

― George Orwell, 1984

1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:"...Replacing your entire customer base can’t work. A stamp collector does not set aside his/her magnifying glass and place an order for automatic rifles. 
If one ever does, it should be called going post-postal.


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@Laitch wrote:
@Two Wheels Better wrote:"...Replacing your entire customer base can’t work. A stamp collector does not set aside his/her magnifying glass and place an order for automatic rifles. 
If one ever does, it should be called going post-postal.
Having met Mr Cameron and noting his dry wit I would not be surprised if he dropped that in there for the astute to feast on. I missed it, but my name's not Astute.


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― George Orwell, 1984

1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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I dare you to drink three shots of Kentucky bourbon after a long day at work and read that one start to finish...and hope to understand it.
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“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.”

― George Orwell, 1984

1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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Only if it's Maker's Mark. Didn't find any other Kentucky bourbon worth drinking when I was living there.


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@Dai wrote:Only if it's Maker's Mark. Didn't find any other Kentucky bourbon worth drinking when I was living there.
I recall drinking shots of Cream of Kentucky "Premium" bourbon with my grandfather when I was younger.  That stuff turned to sand in the back of your throat.  Nasty!


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1992 BMW K100RS
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1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
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1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
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@Dai wrote:Only if it's Maker's Mark. Didn't find any other Kentucky bourbon worth drinking when I was living there.
A xmas gift from a colleague, the bottle of Knob Creek 100 proof didn't eat into my digestive tract. It was akin to velvety smooth mud rather than sand. I s'pose I can call that a good thing.

Knob Creek Wiki


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“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.”

― George Orwell, 1984

1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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No. Just - no.


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Try two fingers of CC Who doesn't like reading Kevin Cameron? 8157

    

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Actually, I almost lied. There's the three different variations of Blanton's that I found when I got home. Grabbed one in Atlanta Airport because the 'single cask bourbon' intrigued me and was shocked at how good it was, so I bought the other two variations to try as well. Not cheap mind but...


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
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"As Mr. Honda liked to say, we learn more from failure than from success."


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“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.”

― George Orwell, 1984

1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.”

― George Orwell, 1984

1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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