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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics • December 2021 Issue 410
Are you a Kat kinda person?
Wes Cooley – remembered
cmm Stuff • The latest riding kit, top tools, tyres, retro clothing and more!
cmm Tested • Riding kit worn, tools twirled & tyres turned
Phillip McCallen to headline winter classic!
Mackenzies are SB champs 25 years apart!
CLASSIC MOUNTAIN MOTORS AT NEC!
Paul Smart: legend
SCOOPERMAN! • The sunny side of the classic world, with the VJMC’s Steve Cooper
John Martin: an appreciation
GSX-R750 designer dies
DIRT BIKE SHOW’S NEW VENUE!
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Terrible twins! • CMM reader Lance Bowyer-Lowe had a dream of owning Suzuki’s TL1000 V-twin… but ended up owning five!
Super Stafford! • It was lovely to be back, wasn’t it? Even if we weren’t at full throttle, there was a lot to love about the 28th Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show.
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Rebel rouser! • Bertie rides the latest in a long line of Honda Rebels and finds this one very agreeable indeed.
Rebels without a cause
Bolts from the Buell! • Back in the early Noughties, one forward-thinking engineer/manufacturer was doing things alittle differently…
Buell – a potted history
Kat’s out of the bag! • It’sjust over 40 yearssincethe first of Suzuki’sKatana models reachedthe UK. John Nutting remembers being first to test them anddiscusses their lasting legacy
Genuine Katana fuel tanks added to Suzuki’s Vintage Parts list
Suzuki GSX-R1000 Katana • At last, someone has built what we’ve been wanting for years: a race-inspired Katana for the road. Read on and see if your mouth doesn’t water…
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.
Dial P for Precision • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
‘Just one more thing…’ • We welcome contributions from readers so here’s Nick Downs’ take on turning ‘Columbo’ even if you’ve bought a barn find from Colorado, in his case a Honda CL450K1 from 1968…
Twin shocks? • Bought unseen, with an iffy clutch and looking as if it’s spent some time outdoors, what does the Aprilia expert think of the Editor’s Italian exotica purchase?
Shapes and colours
The Christmas gift that keeps on giving! • Treat a friend (or yourself!) to a YEAR’S worth of Classic Motor cycle Mechanics magazine this Christmas… and enjoy this fantastic T-shirt as a gift. Then check out our other great offers…
Honda FireBlade – 893cc variants • It’s Honda’s early 1990s game-changing supersports bike in its first two generations of format: the RR-N/P and ‘Foxeye’ RR-R/S!
Later Fireblades: bargains?
What to buy and how much to...