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Ducati 860GTS • The Ducati 860GT was, by all accounts, unsuccessful in the UK, and today you’re unlikely to spot one on UK roads. A chance encounter led to an 18-month restoration that had been quietly taking place a few doors down...
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Bargains (and not) at Stafford • Can you still bag a bargain bike? We kicked Oli out into the wilds of the autojumble at the Stafford Show to see...
BSA B33 • BSA had phenomenal success with its B-Series models because they were tough, reliable, and extremely well-engineered. This rather splendid 1956 BSA B33 has been in the hands of current owner and friend Dave Stanford for as long as I can remember. Down the years we’ve been fortunate to enjoy many holidays together on our classic singles, particularly in northwestern Scotland on scenic country roads where heavyweight British singles excel. We often swap steeds and I’m happy to say that Dave’s BSA is a joy to ride.
Fancy a day out? • There are charity toy and pet runs to get your (winter) mitts into this month...
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Yamaha GL750 • Forever filed away under the heading ‘if only’... We take a look at Yamaha’s mythical GL750
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Learning as we go! Thunderbird pre-unit engine gets its head straight • Last month we broke Maria’s Tribsa, then stripped it to find the worn valve guides and low compression. This month we’ve attempted to repair it, despite its ridiculous design attempting to stop us!
Hints & tips FROM HUTCH'S WORKSHOP • Sows Ear Tooling – homemade tools swap time for money
CBG SHED Skills let's give it a go! • This month, we try fitting a Helicoil
Frank’s Famous Last Words • Frank’s bought a bike! And the know-betters move in…