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Past Articles Monthly Motorcycle Features

Backmarker: Seller's Remorse

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Our Backmarker heads to Steelville, Missouri to check out a large, hodgepodge motorcycle auction and ends up selling his 1965 Honda Dream 150.

How to Change a Dirt Bike Chain

Friday, May 8, 2015
MotoUSA's Off Road Editor takes us step-by-step through the process of changing a dirt bike chain and rear sprocket.

Backmarker: Racing with Steve McQueen

Friday, May 8, 2015
A reader correction leads our Backmarker to some incredible stories of Steve McQueen's racing exploits during the 1964 ISDT.

Memorable Motorcycle: 1980 Maico 440 Enduro

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Our man Melling revisits one of the most dominant bikes in British enduro racing, Geraint Jones' 1980 Maico 440.

Dr. Frazier’s Outlaw Adventure Riding

Friday, April 24, 2015
Our adventurous contributing editor tracks the elusive Outlaw Trail, searching for the hideouts and stopovers of western outlaws like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Single Track Mind: Staying Honest

Friday, April 17, 2015
Tired of seeing the history re-written, our man Melling takes vapid nostalgia to task with an honest evaluation of classic bikes both past and present.

Backmarker: Eric Peronnard’s X Games

Thursday, April 16, 2015
MotoUSA's Backmarker catches up with Eric Peronnard, the man behind EnduroCross and, most recently, Flat Track getting into the X Games.

Backmarker: Helmets Optional in MotoAmerica?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Our Backmarker stumbles upon a shocking statement in the technical rules regarding helmet use and America’s new national road racing series.

Memorable MC: Hans Van Bregt Minarelli 50

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Our man Melling stands up to the challenge issued by Hans Van Bregt, to sample a finely-tuned, expertly crafted Minarelli 50.

Backmarker: Meeting Michelle Duff

Friday, March 20, 2015
MotoUSA's Backmarker recounts the incredible story of Mike Duff's racing career and the turn of events that saw Mike become Michelle later in life.

Dr. Frazier's Adventure Junkie Confessions

Friday, March 13, 2015
Dr. Gregory Frazier imagines what he'd confess to a Motorcycle Adventure Anonymous group about his decades-long love of motorcycle travel and exploration.

Backmarker: Stories I'll Never Write

Thursday, March 5, 2015
In the midst of some seasonal cabin fever, MotoUSA's Backmarker reflects on some of the stories he'll likely never write.

STM: Melling Conquers L'Enduro des Sables

Monday, March 2, 2015
Our man Melling recounts his poorly informed decision to enter the 1978 L'Enduro des Sables and the chaos that followed.

Backmarker: Bayliss Hopes to Go Flat Trackin'

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Troy Bayliss is eager to run all five "miles" on the 2015 Flat Track schedule on a Ducati, but will it happen? MotoUSA's Backmarker takes you behind the scenes.

Memorable Motorcycle: Velocette LE

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Designed with the best intentions, the Velocette LE is an example of how seemingly sensible market analysis can result a motorcycle that completely misses the mark.

Dr. Frazier’s Frankenstein Minsk Adventure

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Dr. Frazier procures a "Frankenstein" Minsk motorcycle, spray-paints it green and badges it with Kawasaki stickers before setting off on an adventure through Vietnam.

Backmarker: Justin Kell

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Justin Kell operates Glory Motor Works out of Glendale, California and is the man Hollywood turns to when a script calls for motorcycles.

STM: Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum

Friday, January 30, 2015
Our man Melling pays a call to the Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum one of the world’s great collections of historic motorcycles.

Backmarker: Honda NS750 Flat Tracker

Thursday, January 22, 2015
MotoUSA's Backmarker gets the story of Honda's ill-fated NS750 flat tracker from Jerry Griffith, the man that chopped and turned a CX500 engine into the very first NS750 prototype.

Dr. Frazier's Globe Killer KLR650 Part 6

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Dr. Frazier finally reaches the 40,000-mile major service on his Globe Killer KLR650, but has to tend to some issues before that thanks to a master link failure on the interstate.
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