July 2015 - Issue 333

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CONTENTS

06 ARCHIVE
Anton Mang – the master of the 250.

08 2000 KAWASAKI ZX-7R
Mossy on a mid-1990s missile.

13 NEWS
New kit for your delectation and Popham!

18 CALENDAR
July: it’s summer at last!

20 FEEDBACK
A reader queries Bertie’s taste. Fair shout.

22 SHOW US YOURS
Some awesome bikes from your sheds.

25 NOSTALGIA
The mad world and mad bikes of Richard Lindoe.

30 SUZUKI TS 185 ER
Enduro icon.

38 WELSH CLASSIC
Amazing bikes and top track action.

44 KAWASAKI H1
Jon Bentman on the Kawasaki classic stroker.

52 FAST ORANGE
An amazing homage to James Whitham.

58 LAVERDA 3C-E
John Nutting recalls a very fast Italian triple.

66 MIDUAL
We waited 16 years for what? This is better.

129 NEXT MONTH
Honda’s VT500 and Kawasaki’s S1.

130 PARTING SHOT
When feet-forward was all the rage!

WORKSHOP

69 WORKSHOP NEWS
New metal bits.

72 Q&A
Your questions answered.

76 YAMAHA RD125DX
Let’s get this thing back together.

80 STAN STEPHENS
The awesome RD1200LC V6!

82 PROJECT STINGER
At blooming last it returns!

87 YAMAHA TX500
Mark Haycock has daftly bought yet another bike!

90 DERESTRICTING A POWERVALVE
Andy Bolas on what to look for if you import an RD.

94 PROJECT KAWASAKI ZRX1100
It’s that man Alan Dowds again on his beefy build.

98 REPAIR A DAMAGED HEAD
Stan makes do and mends.

100 COMING CLASSIC
Yamaha’s awesome YZF-R1

108 BRAKE FLUID
How bad is yours asks?

110 SUZUKI TS50X
Tiddler trail tearaway treat.

122 FUEL TAPS
Often ignored – best not says Steve Cooper.

127 COMING CLASSIC
Suzuki’s RF600/900 is one.

NEXT MONTH

KAWASAKI S1A 250: Steve Cooper on one of the most gorgeous bikes ever…
QUICK SPIN: Bertie Simmonds on the 1997 Honda CBR900RR FireBlade.
V-TWIN VIRTUOSO: We say goodbye to Jon Bentman and wave him off on the Honda VT500.
FRIEND REUNITED: Reader Andy Longley gets back with his Honda MT-5.
SPANISH INQUISITION: CMM reader Eduardo Sanz Muñoz and his amazing collection!
HASLAM HAS IT: Why riding a modern bike makes you ride a classic better.
TYRES: Alan Dowds on the history of round rubber and why we’ve never had it so good!

PLUS!

WORKSHOP: Stan Stephens should be back on his RD1200LC V6, Pip Higham will be serving up a double helping of Suzuki GSX1100 EFE info and valve-timing tips.

AUGUST PROJECT BIKES: Steve Parrish (when back from the TT) should be telling us what’s the score with his Yamaha FZ750 Superstocker, Paul Berryman tells us more on his Suzuki DR600 and idiot Bertie has bought something else he’ll do nowt with. Can we sack him?

And lots more, don’t miss it!

On sale: July 15 2015

Issue 333

Issue 333
July 2015

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