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".
Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
Respect, where it is due…
The latest riding kit, top tools, tyres, retro clothing and more!
Riding kit worn, tools twirled & tyres turned
AGO AT STAFFORD!
SCOOPERMAN! • The sunny side of the classic world, with the VJMC’s Steve Cooper
Flywheel show is back on!
CLASSIC BIKE TRACKDAYS CALENDAR
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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 email@example.com or via our vibrant Facebook page. C’mon!
Heretic Hurricane! • What is a guy to do when they want the rarest of the rare, but know it’s going to be a difficult search? Enter, the Heretic Hurricane!
Boche Spice! • I tell you what we really, really want: we want Alan Dowds to take us through his pick of the classic BMWs of the last 100 years… hit it!
Middleweight Marvel! • Steve finally gets to ride a middleweight icon from the 1970s – Honda’s fabulous Honda CB400/4.
RETRO SPECTIVE KAWASAKI ZR-7 • Always happy to reuse and recycle, Kawasaki brought out an air-cooled 750 naked back in 1999 that was, perhaps, unfairly treated.
WORK SHOP Q & A
Delicious sag! • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
Final fling! • In the fifth and final part of his superb ‘paint from home’ series, Ralph puts the finishing touches to this one-off paint job.
Monkey business? • With too many bikes for too small a space, something had to give. Mark wanted something bigger than a Monkey bike, but taking less space than a middleweight!
Kawasaki ZR-7 • Scott Redmond puts on his breaking head to see what’s to love or loathe about Kawasaki’s simple air-cooled 750.
Please make it stop! • Kev looks into improving his CX500’s woeful braking performance and gives us a maths lesson at the same time.
Kawasaki KR-1 • Kawasaki’s powerful, pugnacious parallel-twin proddie race king shone so brightly for four years, before disappearing in a puff of two-stroke smoke.
Braking with tradition! • Time to part with powder-coat for the brake discs and also time for Ralph’s yearly rant about paint stripper. Here we go…
Impulse Buy • Home alone, Will Holman opened a bottle of red and perused eBay. Next morning he awoke the owner of this 1974 DT360. That’ll teach his wife to go away…
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Have a gander... • Legendary Z-Power man Dave Marsden continues his replica Goose bike from Mad Max.
Trials and Tribulations…