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
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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 bsimmonds@ mortons.co.uk or via our vibrant Facebook page. C’mon!
Mount Ogri! • CMM reader Simon Blease had a mountain to climb if he was to find/build a machine which replicated Ogri’s amazing ‘Armageddon’! But then fate lent a hand…
TEENAGE Dream! • Andy Bolas, the West Midlands’ own Rick Astley, goes back in time to ride the Yamaha TZR125 2RK from 1988. He’s never gonna give this up…
SUMMER love! • Honda’s street-scrambler CL350 twin was never officially imported into the UK, so that makes it an exotic head-turner wherever it’s parked, says John Nutting
SUZUKI GSX-R750 • Classic biking Britain is going all ‘cold turkey’ over the fact that the Suzuki GSX-R750 is no longer imported into the UK!
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.
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Tool of the month with • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
The future is bright… • The future is orange! Many years in the making and long in the thinking and finally the dream has been realised: project Kawasaki Hybrid is finished!
Honda CBR900RR-W FireBlade • Scotty picks up the least desirable Blade from the 900cc era, but still has a way of making a few quid by stripping the bones…
Mini wheels • The yellow terror is on wheels, ready to hit the powerband and spin some 14-inch rubber! WooHoo!
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Suzuki XN85 Turbo • Irrationally dismissed by some, maybe the XN85 might just be the thinking man’s turbo!
Top-end tales! • Time for a delicate, gentle hand as Ralph sorts out the top-end of the Zed and lines everything up…
For fork’s sake! • Our Mark get on with the forks on his Honda CB450 and battles with which way round the new fork seals go in…
Pieces of 80! • Former racer and son of Niall, Taylor Mackenzie is now a team boss in Moto 3 and spending his spare time wrestling with this TY80 trials iron!
Leaky lady! • It’s the old story: man falls in love with lady, then ends up with lady’s younger, smaller sister. Oh, hang on..
Top timing! • Understanding how to use a dial gauge will keep your stroker in tune: yes, it’s two-stroke timing!