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Spring greetings one and all, hope you’re itching to ride!
BSA Fury 1971 • Power? Glory? A little Fury for you
Agostini in Britain
BSA Bantam Super • The Bantam is fun, looks good, has great spares availability and is easy to work on. It makes you smile and it’s cheap! What more could you ask for? We have a look at the many incarnations of the bike that kept the world moving...
Battery hen • Bantams were the answer in the past – and could well be the future, too
Anything to say?
Fancy a day out?
Oli’s opinion • Spares? Oli asks why are older bikes easier to look after than later ones?
Matt’s mardle • Spares? Matt gets gloomy about who’s going to help us with our bikes in the near future
Japanese 250s 1960 to 1969 • We take a look at the 250s available when the 1961 learner law came into force
What is the Norton Commando 961SP like to live with? • Many readers have asked us what the latest incarnation is really like following the brief, manicured launch reports, so we borrowed one for a week – in winter…
All you need to know about batteries • They sit hidden away and hopefully do their job without any problems or maintenance. But there’s a lot to know about batteries
Some tips on buying a classic bike • Old bikes can break, leak, misfire, not start and have scratches. There’s no warranty, and they assume some amount of common sense. Brakes are poor and lights are terrible. Sorry to be harsh, but we say this as most problems old bike specialists see are owners who don’t know what they’ve got into...
Mutilate to survive – keeping our old bikes running • You wait ages for one BSA gearbox issue, then Hutch has one as well!
Getting deep down and dirty Two-stroke decoke • Not every shed task needs to be difficult or complex. This month we decoke curvy exhaust pipes in just a few minutes. A warning, though – this one can be dirty!
Tales from the workshop: Maria’s Tribsa • It’s time to get the gearbox sorted – enter into the unknown
Frank’s Famous Last Words • You meet the nicest people on a Honda, or even a Triumph, finds our intrepid explorer