Classic Motorcycle Mechanics on sale – August 2014

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Editor's intro
Bertie sets the scene
• Archive
Niall Mackenzie (CMM’s own LC and Fizzy fettler) back in 1987.
• Quick spin– 1999 Ducati 900SS
Mossy rides the face-lifted Ducati legend. Pig in knickers?
• News
Where to go, what’s hot, not and new as well as columnists
• Calendar
August should be the best month yet for places to go
Feedback
You love us, you loathe us, you lick the stamp
• Show us yours
You love your bikes and it really shows here
• Ugly ducklings
Do ugly bikes make cheap future classics? Let’s ask
• Kawasaki F7
Enjoy a little of life out on the two-stroke trail
• 1985
GSX-R750, Live Aid, the Cold War thaws and the GPz600R
• Moto Morini 3½
Jon Bentman on the marvellous V-twin Morini
• Suzuki GSX-R750F
Karl Webster restores one of the first loves of his life
• Honda C110
A son restores a bit of dad’s history before the National Rally
• MIRA files: Hesketh
John Nutting on the big, and often bad and brash British V-twins
Aprilia RS250• Aprilia RS250
1994’s two-stroke tearaway re-imagined for the iPad posse
WORKSHOP NEWS
Our Pip on quarter miles, new tools and parts revealed.
• Suzuki GSX-R1100L
Suzuki GB’s apprentices prove that ‘the kids are alright’
• Project Honda VFR400R
CMM’s chief photographer gets his hands dirty with his NC30!
• Caliper overhaul
Mark Haycock’s part-one take on stripping your calipers
• Project Yamaha TZR250 3XV
Stan Stephens strips and rebuilds the V-twin motor
• Project Kawasaki ZRX1100
More engine management – this time a big straight four
• Yamaha RD350LC
Stan again on stripping this liquid-cooled lovely
• Yamaha XS750
Yamaha’s quirky triple is well worth a look says Scoop
• Coming classics
Two from the GSX-R750 range that are well worth tucking away

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