Classic Motorcycle Mechanics on sale – December 2014

New issue’s out!

Editor's intro
Bertie sets the scene
• Archive
He was a speedway whizzer from CHiPs! Bruce Penhall
• 1974 Laverda 3C
Chris Moss always loved a triple treat back in the day
• News
News, views and Mark Williams and Steve Cooper columns
• Calendar
We wish it could be Christmas every day. Pricey, though
Don Morley’s CB500 found and lots of your views!
• Show us yours
You’ve got an amazing collection of restored machines!
• Eau de Cologne
Paul Berryman on why the big bike shows are going retro
• Suzuki GT250 X7
Suzuki’s ton-topper with a ton of Steve Cooper on board!
• Boomerang bike
A Down Under Powervalve returns to its first owner more than once
• Suzuki GSX1100 Spa Katana
Was all the blood, sweat, tears and cash worth it?
• Rickman Kawasaki
TV director finds and rides the bike of his dreams
Yamaha RD350LC• Field of dreams
CMM launches THE project of 2015 – the RD350LC Retro Reboot!
• Honda CBR600F
John Nutting recalls the first generation in MIRA Files
• Yamaha YZF-R1
The original is 17 – here’s our version for today’s retro tastes
• Next month
Honda Britain, CB750, BMWR80 and Mackenzie’s Fizzy finished!

• Workshop news

Toodle with Pip and new bits.
• Hail seizure!
How to fettle seized fittings
Kawasaki W1
Steve Cooper on how to rebuild this cool Kwak motor
• Project Suzuki DR600
Paul Berryman’s big thumper!
• Bike registration
Mark Haycock on registration and bike numbers
• Project Loctite Yamaha FZ750
Stavros returns with the latest on his superstock restoration
• Project Suzuki X7
James Whitham joins CMM with this new restoration!
• Project Suzuki GSX-R1100L
Steering system dismantled
• Project Honda CB750 RC42
Scoop strips the fairing!
• Suzuki GT750 'Kettle'
Steve Cooper tells us what to watch out for with the Kettle
• Project Rickuki
Scoop’s cafe racer takes shape
• Q&A
You ask and we reply. Ta-da!
• Honda CBR600F
Why 90s steelies are best buys!


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