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Greetings, dear lovers of mostly old machinery!
From our archive
Dream Racer • Made for using and abusing This Harley-Davidson JD 1929 Board Track Racer has been a labour of love, part historical artefact, part full-on racer
Some history and development
Norton JAP • How does that ‘uncared for’ look take such skill to perfect? One man’s incredible speedway-engined special
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More Ethanol in petrol from September
HELPING BSA RIDERS GO IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
MUSEUM LIVES AGAIN
Locking up, not locking down
New Dunlops help retro riders tread carefully
GO COMMANDO WITH A NORTON TEE
Himalayan gets an upgrade
OPTIMATE’S CHARGER GETS A BOOST
WHAT IS IT?
THE MALLE MILE the race like no other • Jonny and Robert are Malle London, making beautiful motorcycle and leather goods and clothing. But for the last six years they have also arranged the Malle Mile, the best old and alternative bike event of the year. 2020 threw almost all events to the wind – but not Malle Mile – how did they manage to pull it off?
‘WE WILL BE BACK!’ • Many saw the devastating photos of the TOP Mountain Crosspoint Motorcycle Museum in the Alps on fire. Onno Wieringa speaks to the family that own it and we look back at how the museum was before the tragedy
And now for some good news...
Suzuki GT185 Yamaha CS5
SPECIFICATION YAMAHA CS5:
SPECIFICATION SUZUKI GT185:
Honda 350 twin • With the most rotton old pile of British junk worth more than your home these days, how about a nice, air-cooled, 350 twin, easy to work on and great to ride with electric start, metric fastenings and most importantly, still a realistic price!
What to look out for?
Restoring and rebuilding a Honda CL350
Brough Superior SS100 • To start our look at ‘coffee table’ bikes, there could be only one choice – the Rolls-Royce of motorcycles
2021 Triumph Bonneville range • Dave Manning looks at the newly-launched Triumph Bonneville range and takes a look at each model.
The pub yarn that became reality • After hearing for years about his friend’s father’s bike lurking in a shed, Mike Peter was delighted to find it was real – but it took a lot of work to get it riding and looking like this
ANYTHING TO SAY?
Part 3 BMW R100 project • Matt’s BMW was meant to be tucked away. Awaiting its turn on the bench – but excuses keep being heard and BMW parts keep emerging…
How to paint Part two • Preparation (the boring but essential part…)
Project Norton • This month on the 1957 ES2, we have mainly been sorting bits and bobs
Don’t create when making joints • Soldering wires can solve hard-to-find electrical issues and make a strong connection for years to come. Hutch shows you how
FRANK WESTWORTH • FAMOUS LAST WORDS Click click every trip. FW has been discovering the delights of electric starter classics…