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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June 2023 Issue 428
The latest riding kit, top tools, tyres, retro clothing and more!
Riding kit worn, tools twirled & tyres turned
DK Darren’s top job!
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Fowlers bike nights
Bob Berry – a tribute
SCOOPERMAN! • The sunny side of the classic world, with the VJMC’s Steve Cooper
Team Classic Suzuki’s K1!
CMM/CR BIKE NIGHT A BIG HIT!
VJMC Track Day!
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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, we’ll send you a T-shirt if you are our first pick!
Labour of love • Conrad Evans had a dream: make a replica of dad Mike’s long-gone Kawasaki 1979 Z250A – top-box, stickers, fairing and all. He did it… Hankies at the ready...
Excess Express! • Now almost 20 years old, Kawasaki’s ZX-10R Ninja burst on to the litre-class superbike scene and set new standards for power and performance. Is it still as mad as it always was?
The Longest Day... • Last June, our own PB – Paul Berryman – set himself a task to take part in and complete ‘The Longest Day Challenge’ on a semi-knackered 1992 Honda CBR600F-N... all in aid of a charity dear to his heart.
Smooth operator • Even though Honda’s Pan European ST1100 touring machine dates from 1990, good examples still can be bought for a song. John Nutting found out why the bike is one of the best all-rounders, trying both lowand high-mileage versions owned by Allen Millyard.
Aprilia RSV4 • Futuristic? Way too new to be in CMM? Think again. The RSV4 is 15 years old...
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.
‘Currently’ under test • Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
I feel the need… • …the need for speed! We’ve often promised a TOP GUN replica project and now we’ve finally got one. CMM reader Martin Fox buys a Kawasaki GPZ900R and dons his aviators…
Switched on! • Our Ralph doesn’t like wasting money, so he’s well into recycling old switchgear to make it look like brand-new. Here’s part one.
Chain gang! • Poor Andy! He thought swapping out a cam-chain would be a doddle on his super-cheap FireBlade! But the ol’ 929 had other ideas.
Motorin’ on! • Dave is pushing on with his DOHC CB750 project and is squeezing the important bits into the cases.
Kawasaki Z900A4 • From also-ran to must have the fourth version is definitely a genuine Zed.
Kiyobashi smoker! • And now for something completely different… A 1968 Bridgestone BS90 trail bike…
Singular Obsession • Scoop really doesn’t need another project but….
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Clutch control! • This issue, Ralph finally gets his Z900 off its backside and sorts the clutch.
Straight talking! • In the first of a new series, our Pip goes ‘back to basics’. This issue, he’s talking wheel alignment: which costs...