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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics • March 2022 Issue 413
Better than money in the bank?
TONY JEFFERIES: 1948 – 2021
The latest riding kit, top tools, tyres, retro clothing and more!
Riding kit worn, tools twirled & tyres turned
HIGHWAY CODE CHANGES
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY ‘CLASSIC TATS’?
MANX GRAND PRIX CHANGES
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SCOOPERMAN! • The sunny side of the classic world, with the VJMC’s Steve Cooper
WELSH CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL
Popham pops up!
MOTO CULTURE WATCHES
WIN! EVERY MONTH • Post to Mechanics, PO Box 99, Horncastle, Lincs LN9 6LZ or email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
Show us yours • We want to see YOUR pride and joy in our pages, so you can share what you ride and restore with fellow readers. Email your hi-res shots to email@example.com or mail in some photos to the address at the front of the mag. Let us know what you’ve done and how you’ve done it and send before and after shots if you can. Do get in touch. Bertie.
The way we were… • Send us your nostalgic snaps of you back in the day with your steed! Either send to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our vibrant Facebook page. C’mon!
Family affair! • Delwyn Llewellyn lives in Tonypandy in the Rhondda Valley and he had an urge to get himself his dream bike… again. What followed was a joyous team effort from the trio of dad, son and grandson…
The mighty Micron! • Legendary scribe Brian Crichton recently had this amazing bike for sale – we recount the tale of the UK’s fastest Suzuki X7
Liquid metal! • More than 20 years ago a new type of Harley-Davidson was launched, one unlike any other that had gone before. And that made it very different indeed…
Stop-gap SUPERBIKE! • Suzuki’s GS1000S was dubbed the ‘Wes Cooley replica’ after Superbike racing success, but it wasn’t a replica because the faired machine came first, as John Nutting recalls.
KTM RC8R • It said it would never build another big sportsbike, but what if KTM changes its mind?
50cc of FUN!
Ralph’s X-files! • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
Up and running! • Jeff is as happy as a pig in the proverbial, and for good reason. The pandemic, home schooling, running and saving a business, a knee op and… yes, it goes on, he comes out the other end after finding shed time with the RM… and what a result!
Dead-on drilling! • It’s a workshop basic, but it’s always handy to have some tips to fall back on. Enter, stage left, Pip Higham.
On Two Wheels • Bruno’s fork inner tubes finally arrived home from the forking hard chroming joint, and he was able to get his suspenders on!
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HONDA GB500 • Honda’s final go at a single-cylinder, half-litre road bike, but what is it like to buy and run?
Connectors, bulbs and indicators! • Ferret has finished off the electrics of our big trailie and signs off with some more, hard-won, knowledge!
A short treatise upon the elimination of indicator indolence…
Motor mayhem! • Mark delves further into the innards of the Honda CB450 and… what does he find? The odd bodge or two…
Next month • IN YOUR MILDLY RESTORED CMM!
Reasons to be cheerful: part three…