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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The latest riding kit, top tools, tyres, retro clothing and more!
Riding kit worn, tools twirled & tyres turned
From the Nineties to the Noughties!
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SCOOPERMAN! • The sunny side of the classic world, with the VJMC’s
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 bsimmonds@ mortons.co.uk or via our vibrant Facebook page. C’mon!
Surrogate dad! • When a good mate called for help, Anthony did what all good mates would do – he mucked in and helped out!
Ace in the whole! • What a lovely YZF… oh, hang on! CMM’s PB speaks to Tom Blair about his… well, what is it?
OK Commuter! • 130mph: That’s the top speed on a road-legal 1981 250 MZ that owner Chris Goddard has set himself with this dustbin-faired ETZ classic commuter!
Custom Cream! • Scoop reckons the Yamaha XS650SE Custom takes the biscuit as the most cost-effective way of buying one of these big twins: yummy!
RETRO REBOOT YAMAHA YZF 1000 • The once-great 750 sportsbike class became obsolete almost overnight… here’s how Yamaha could bring back the essence of that era.
Seal-y old Scoop! • Stinkwheels need effective crank seals – Steve Cooper looks at changing them.
Hone at home • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
GO FORTH! • Poor Al, his tatty Fazer 600 seems to be a bit of a perennial project for the big Jock!
Bruno Lives! • After quitting smoking for years, Bruno the HB has sparked up again and smoked out Jeff’s shed. His pipes have been cleared out, too, and he has a new filter…
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Yamaha YDS7 • Oh yes, the YDS7 is one of Yamaha’s most significant machines.
A fine spokesman! • Ralph gets on with the shiny round things on the Z900 restoration, most notably the wheels, rims and spokes…
A bright spark! • Yes! He’s back, he’s bad and he’s feeling mad about wiring… In the first instalment of his adventures in electrics, here’s Malc Shaw.
Yamaha FZR250 3LN • One of those grey import tiddlers that became popular for a number of reasons – how has Scottie ended up with three of them?
Maggoted! • Poor Kev! A bargain CX500 now looks anything but! What is he going to do about it?
Who’s fuelling who? • Poor Ralph! He’s had some storage issues which had meant he needed to sort the fuelling on his svelte R6 and then get shot of her!
Next month • IN YOUR MILDLY RESTORED CMM!
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