Lingo lessons

Old Bike Australasia - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

I loved David Barker’s Lingo-Gis­tics ( OBA 46, Let­ters), it a pet hate of mine; we have the same word­ing this side of the world mostly Amer­i­can­isms. Head­ers, cans, pegs, kick stand, and one that re­ally bugs me is triple trees, now I as­sume that’s fork yokes but have never seen a motorcycle with more than two! I also hate the word Biker, to me that’s push bikes; mine are pow­ered so that’s “Motorcycle and Mo­tor­cy­clists”. I will how­ever al­low you “Bike” in your ti­tle as it is the best mag­a­zine out there deal­ing in all things re­lated to mo­tor­cy­cling, I cant wait for the next is­sue..... Another thing that gripes me is the demise of the mud­guard on mod­ern mo­tor­cy­cles. The front ones are get­ting shorter and in wet weather throw all the crap onto the front of the en­gine. Some are so short as to throw crud up into the lower steer­ing head races, then they neatly chan­nel the wa­ter and muck down the fork leg and onto the brake cal­lipers.

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