Classic Motorcycle Mechanics

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics looks at maintaining, restoring and rebuilding the modern classics of motorcycling. Ground-breaking 1970s, 80s and 90s machines from the likes of Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki are road tested, reviewed and discussed in detail. There’s news and views too, and readers’ rides ranging from fully faired racing machines to single-cylinder road bikes are put under the microscope.

The pitfalls of purchasing modern classics are outlined in handy buyers’ guides, and there’s advice on the best bargains to be had today. Particular parts are profiled and essential workshop procedures are explained in full.

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March 2017 – Issue 353

ARCHIVE
King Carl Fogarty in all his pomp.

1984 HONDA NIGHTHAWK
Bertie Simmonds gets off quietly surprised!

NEWS
All of what’s occurring in the modern classic world.

CALENDAR
Be a mad March hare!

FEEDBACK
Your letters and emails about CMM!

SHOW US YOURS
Now with added nostalgia! Check out ‘The Way We Were!’

4-HOUR ENDURANCE
The latest on this must-see event.

SUZUKI GT550J
Steve Cooper rides the thinking man’s two-stroke.

1998 SUZUKI GSX-R1100 WT
Bertie rides a big bruiser: but does he like it?

YAMAHA RD350LC Special
Brian Thomson’s beautiful IRN-BRU LC.

BEST BIKES OF 1981
John Nutting goes back to the time of Bucks Fizz and fine bikes.

RETRO REBOOT
It’s back! What would a modern Z1300 look like?

WORKSHOP NEWS
New parts, kit tested!

Q&A
Mark Haycock, Scoop and you with tips!

YAMAHA RD350
Scoop MoTs his two-stroke twin.

DUCATI DAYTONA
Pip Higham restores a Duke.

KAWASAKI KR-1/S
Stan Stephens on tuning this two-stroke race-rep.

SUZUKI GSX-R1100 L
The Suzuki apprentices finally finish the beast!

YAMAHA TX500
Steve Cooper’s buyer’s guide on this quirky twin.

YAMAHA FZS1000 Fazer
Bertie makes a case for this being a ‘coming classic’.

YAMAHA TX500
Mark Haycock on some issues with his!

DUCATI 996
Jim Lindsay polishes his Bologna bullet!

HONDA CB750 K2
Mark puts his carbs back together.