by André Bobinas
Who says you don’t need it ?
You certainly do; it’s what
connects the motor to the transmission ! Ok you get ten
points ‘cause you guessed right. It’s the “primary” – the
thing on the left hand side of your bike that spins at 4000
RPM when you’re travelling on the highway.
The primary comes enclosed from the factory and it consists
of a double-row chain that drives two sprockets.
One sprocket wraps around the clutch basket and the
other is attached to the motor output shaft. The whole
assembly bathes in oil, but not just any oil, special primary
oil that has an additive so that the clutch plates don’t
slip. One liter is all you need in the casing.
We all had to deal with lubricants for an array of
reasons. It doesn’t take a university degree to realize that
a shaft properly lubricated will slide much easier when
inserted into a cylinder.
By Eric Bourret
I can honestly say that I’m a true biker, photographer and accomplished traveler. I’ve crossed
Canada and the United States back and forth several times on a bike and after riding different
Japanese custom as well as sport models I fell in love with the 2009 Harley-Davidson Dyna Street
Bob. Like many other motorcycle enthusiasts, after I had ridden it for a season I wanted to make
it mine. I wanted to make it different from the others – customize it and make it a unique “bagger”.
This project began in September of 2011 with a visit to Martin Provencher at HP Concept in
Drummondville, Quebec. This is when all the lights came on ! In discussing the project with Martin, a
specialist when it comes to all modifications, all barriers came down. Everything was possible
THE 2012 RHINEBECK
By Bob McKay
The AMCA Rhinebeck Grand National meet held this June was everything it was advertised to
be and much more. Each year the American Motorcycle Association puts on many events across
the USA but a favourite to many people and definitely one of mine is the Rhinebeck, New York
venue. This is more than just a swap meet.
Set up time was Thursday and probably the best day
to find the best deals if you are a vendor that is as the
gates were not open to the public until Friday. As the
trucks and trailers are unloaded the vendors have the
first crack at finding that “one part” that has eluded
them or to pick up some pieces that they may not need
themselves but know they can turn a good profit on
over the next two days by buying and selling them.
Bibeau Moto Sport
By Suzie Gauthier
For the majority of people work and passion are not synonymous but for the
owners of the family run business named Bibeau Moto Sport in Val-d’Or, one
doesn’t function without the other. This team has been able to combine the
love for bikes with labour, a happy combination that has contributed to the
success of their business for forty years.
René Bibeau was always immersed in the world of
motorcycling. He was among many things a fanatic for
motorcycle racing. When he wasn’t racing himself, where
by the way he had the habit of winning trophies, he became a
dirt track and ice racing promoter. René was so passionate
about racing that before engaging in the sacred vows of
marriage – for better or for worse – he made his future
wife, Liliane, cross her heart and promise that she would
let him race bikes without compromise. Of course she
said yes ! He found a woman that shared the same love
for motorcycles that he did. A few years later their union
delivered the company’s current co-owner, Steve.