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".
Classic Motorcycle Mechanics • August 2021 Issue 406
Hello, old friends (and new!)
John Wyatt: an appreciation
cmm Stuff • The latest riding kit, top tools, tyres, retro clothing andmore!
SEALEY DB04 DEBURRING TOOL • Riding kit worn, tools twirled & tyres turned
DEOX-C RUST REMOVER
DUNLOP DEBUTS AT STAFFORD!
60th SUCCESS AT SAMMY’S!
SCOOPERMAN! • The sunny side of the classic world, with the VJMC’s Steve Cooper
LC Club Combe day!
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The way we were … • Send us yournostalgic snaps of you back in the day with your steed! Either send to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our vibrant Facebookpage. C’mon!
Release ‘valve! • Having made a pound or two from a few standard Elsie/Valve restorations, Greg Skett decided to treat himself to a very special special…
PAINT THE TOWN RED! • At the back end of the 1990s, Honda celebrated their 50th anniversary, and Honda UK capitalised on this, by making a few limitededition models. One man, Danny Brown, wanted to get a few together…
Bye, bye Blackbird… • Honda’s 50th Anniversary Super Blackbird was a phenomenal four-cylinder powerhouse, breathed on by tuners V&M Racing. Bertie Simmonds gets reacquainted with an old friend…
“This one is mine!” Malcolm Macaskill
SEXIER SIX! • Many mocked the CBR600F as a bit bland back in the 1990s, but this is still one very potent machine; more so when it’s Honda’s limited-edition 50th Anniversary model…
Quattro Stagioni • Italy has made some of the tastiest motorcycles ever including the Moto Morini 3½ Sport, the Ducati 500 Sport Desmo, the Laverda 750 SF and the Ducati 600SL Pantah. We experience the flavour of all four, all on Bridgestone’s new BT-46 tyre.
BMW R 1100 RS
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.
Pan Problems and repairs
Tough Torque! • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
How much more? • He’s still plodding on with this very special Suzuki triple, is our Malc. As if he didn’t know, the devil is in the detail!
Kawasaki GPz1100 • A classic legendary Kawasaki muscle machine for under 5K? Yes, don’t be surprised – this would be the GPz1100… still crazy after all these years.
THE TWIN BEATING HEARTS
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A fool and his money… • With a tug on his heartstrings it seems this fool will soon have a tug on his purse strings: what on earth has Bertie bought now?
Performing seals! • Mark...