Dedicated to the later classics and Japanese machines, Classic Motorcycle Mechanics has it all. Now 116 pages of road tests, rebuild guides, 'Street Specials' reviews and much much more... Staff Bikes - Classic Motorcycle Mechanics is the only magazine that "Buys its own bikes, rebuilds 'em and rides 'em".
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SCOOPERMAN! • The sunny side of the classic world, with the VJMC’s Steve Cooper
LOVELY BIKE ART!
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The way we were… • Send us your nostalgic snaps of you back in the day with your steed! Either send to me at email@example.com or via our vibrant Facebook page. C’mon!
‘Work in progress!’ • How many times have we uttered these words or heard them from a bike-building/restoring mate?
Fuel’s gold! • Every bike leaves a legacy, but few are best known for bankrupting a manufacturer. The V Due did just that thanks to poor fuel injection and the resulting fallout…
A cool G&T! • Scoop falls in love (again) with an early Ducati twin – this time the Ducati 750GT: drink it in, it always goes down smooth!
Dealer’s view: Neil Ridgewell
Origin of the species
WTF does that mean? • Motorcycle development was swift during the 1980s, and manufacturers were keen to highlight tech advances with punchy, yet often clunky, acronyms. Some, like Yamaha’s YPVS and EXUP, went on to characterise certain machines even more than their model names. Here’s CMM’s pick of the best – and worst – of those era-defining monikers
AND SOME OTHERS…
RETRO SPECTIVE Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
Q&A • Our very own wizened sages, Messrs Mark Haycock and Steve Cooper, are here to answer all of your woes, be they mechanical or spiritual. Every month we will be giving advice, as well as some general tips. Don’t forget to send in your own tips, too.
A bit of heavy lifting and sparks! • Award-winning motorcycle engineer!
AIR POWER! • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
RUBBER LOVING! • Scoop finds the devil is in the detail once more, but we think he’s got a little bit of a fetish going on here… read on!
What’s left to do?
Another fine mesh! • Our Malc has a sharp intake of breath this month as he works out just how he can sort out some air-filters for his snazzy three-cylinder two-stroke Suzook!
Suzuki T500/GT500 • It’s the big two-stroke twin that took on the British four-stroke 650s – but what’s it like to buy and own?
The Gearbox Story!
What to buy and how much to pay
PARTS & SERVICES
Grazie Mille! • Welcome back Bruce Wilson! Once a mere scribe for CMM, now Fast Bikes magazine's editor. It seems that after too many years fighting the temptation he’s finally parted with some cash and bought himself a Mille: in Airfix kit form…
Buying an RSV Mille
Bright spark! • In part two of Ferret’s electrical masterclass on the Apache he delves deeper, while Scoop offers a rough motor for reference…
The lowdown on PEI and CDI...