June 2015 - Issue 332

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06 ARCHIVE
The all-round ability of Ian Simpson.

08 1974 HONDA CB550
Mossy enjoys this fantastic Honda four.

13 NEWS
Old bike values stiffen, and what’s new.

18 CALENDAR
June should see more sun and fun.

20 FEEDBACK
Without you, we are nothing - so keep mail coming.

22 SHOW US YOURS
Lovely metal and restos from your sheds.

26 NOSTALGIA
Jon Robinson on his 36-year affair with an X7.

30 NOSTALGIA
Brooklands Museum visited by Bertie and Don Morley.

39 DYNO DAY
We came, we saw, we ate curry. Burp!

44 HONDA CX500
That man Moss on the maggot.

52 PIP’S PE-TARD!
Pip Higham’s lovely PE enduro now a motard!

58 YAMAHA TR1
MIRA Files on this forgotten Yam.

66 YAMAHA V-MAX
Forget the overpriced modern V-Max, what about a tasty café racer?

129 NEXT MONTH
JB rides a H1. Hmmmm...

WORKSHOP

69 WORKSHOP NEWS
Pip and bits and pieces.

72 Q&A
Your questions answered.

76 PROJECT HONDA SS125
Part three and it’s time to rebuild.

80 PROJECT RD400
Niall Mackenzie’s latest lovely!

82 STAN STEPHENS
Pressing needs in the workshop?

87 CHEAP TOOLS!
Mark Haycock with advice on what works and what doesn’t.

90 YAMAHA TDR250
A young lady’s special project

94 PROJECT SUZUKI X7
James Whitham on the hoarding nature of a resto-man!

96 YAMAHA OW01
Paul Berryman introduces us to his lovely homologation special.

98 PROJECT RICKUKI
Scoop on the latest on his one-off special. How’s it hanging?

110 YAMAHA TZR250
Head-banger race-rep buyer’s guide.

122 SHOCK AND AWE
Sort out rear shocks’ aesthetics.

127 COMING CLASSIC
Andy Bolas on why the Yamaha TRX850 is a sure-fire classic.

NEXT MONTH

KAWASAKI H1: Jon Bentman on the magical Kawasaki stinkwheel.

MOTORCYCLING MADMAN: In the nicest possible sense - meet a man who madly modifies classics.

CMM LOWDOWN ON: Tyres! Why modern rubber helps your classic!

QUICK SPIN: Chris Moss rides a Hinckley hunk of metal - the Triumph Sprint Sport.

RETRO REBOOT: A Midual made new...

WORKSHOP: Stan Stephens salvages a badly damaged head, Pip Higham fixes things for feck-all again (honest, he does this time...) while Scoop fixes fuel taps.

JULY PROJECT BIKES: Steve Parrish returns with his Yamaha FZ750 Superstocker with a Gibson pipe on it, no less, Alan Dowds returns with his Kawasaki ZRX1100 and Mark Haycock buys another 1970s Yamaha, this time a TX500. Will we ever learn?

AND LOTS MORE DON’T MISS IT!

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Issue 332

Issue 332
June 2015

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