CT70 entusiaist magazine..?

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  1. phattey

    phattey Member

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    Is there a mag or other publications that folks know of? I've got several hobbies and have mags to look through that have ideas; tech tips; parts; etc...

    Kinda cool to have in the event your not at your PC and want to keep your passions close. I love this site and a few others, but would like to supplement with a periodical if available.
     
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  3. bjatwood

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    Have often thought this would be a GREAT idea. Having a magazine for our beloved Mini Honda's.
    I know I would be the first subscriber!!
     
  4. hornetgod

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    I also would be interested but, I doubt there's enough interest to make it profitable.
     
  5. phattey

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    hmmm let's not get too negative on the profitability. maybe a mag for the entusiast by enthusiasts would be a nice little venture. Look at all the areas it could contain...resotration projects maybe sponsored by a vendor or two; product reviews; off road rides; ...whew...man this could be good. we could sell ad space in all kind of ways..

    even have a annual calendar with hotties..!!

    possibilites are endless...
     
  6. Adam-NLV

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    Most magazines are going the way of the newspaper.... towards extinction.:wave:

    It looks like they're moving to the net and you can view them with a $500. Ipad :evil:
     
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    I was thinking that if someone just pulled some of the postings, you could put together a pretty good "how to" book or something alkin to it...

    Along similiar lines, anyone know of a book on the history of these little guys?
     
  8. Backinthedays

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    How about a book detailing the history of the bike, with photo's and stories of some of the bikes and those who restore them from this forum. You could even throw in some old photographs of us baby boomers riding them when we were kids. I would buy it. Hell, I would write it, but you have all seen my literary and photography skills...lmao Think about it, the baby boomers are the largest population and we are the ones who grew up on these bikes. If done properly I think it could sell enough to be profitable.
     
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    Monkeygarage.com.au has done calendars for the last 2 years, most of the bikes coming from the "monkey of the month" section all organised by forum member fatbarrybrown. They are awesome to look at on the wall when i'm in the garage working on z50's. I am sure there must be a PMT-LH member who works in graphics design who could volunteer to put together something similar using the excellent examples posted on this site, heck i'd buy one
     
  10. phattey

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    wow...all excellent ideas. looks like we'd be on to something, provided one of us had the time; knowledge; and of course the dough to get something like this started.

    I bet it's costly to get a publication going including the time it'd take to support getting all the articles together not to mention gather some vendors for advertising...be a great project for a retiree with background in this space.
     
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    There used to be a publication called Monkey tuners, out of Japan, that dealt in high-end customs, mainly Z50s but also included a fair number of daxes. Don't know if it still exists, it very well might. I've not kept up on it. However, all of the text was in Japanese and the delivered cost was more than most guys are willing to pay for tires. I'd love to see an on-line version of that mag; that'd allow one to run the text through a translator; the translation would be far from perfect (many languages have major differences in the use of grammar & syntax, giving sometimes bizarre results when translated word-for-word) but engrish is still easier to understand than Japanese.
     
  12. SpecialEd

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    I agree with hornetgod, in that there is not as much interest in this decidedly esoteric realm as we might imagine. I am also a baby boomer, and do LOVE these bikes, but print is a dying consumer medium, with the possible exception of books. Periodicals have largely gone online, and are mostly using "pay walls" for subscribers . . .

    I am a high school English teacher, and many of my students back in the early 2000s insisted I would soon be getting my news from online portals even as I continued to walk up my driveway each morning to retrieve the newspaper; of course, they were right.

    None of my peers subscribes to a printed periodical anymore and, in a way, this is sad. There was something special about holding these items in one's hands while reading them . . .
     
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    . . . (referencing my own previous post--sorry!) An additional reason for declining printed material subscriptions is the baby boomers' proclivity for recycling/reducing waste, which I think is a good thing . . .

    I have purchased good books about CT70s, and often read them.
     
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    Regarding the authoring of authoritative books regarding all things Mini Trail, I vote for Racerex! Bob is currently building a bike for me, and I am very often astounded by his intimate knowledge about these machines. I have learned more than I could have ever imagined about their restoration, repair, and maintenance from him.
     

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