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Back Street Heroes - July 2017


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BSH July #399

16 ’48 TRIUMPH SPEED TWIN
glorious retro Trumpet

22 BUM IN THE MUD
sea, sun, sand (well, mud),
and shenanigans… and yes,
I did say ‘sun’!

26 XS650
Triumph frame, Yamaha
engine, loveliness in
lorry-loads (pictured)

32 BMAD PAIGNTON BIKE FESTIVAL
BSH goes to Devon for the
first time in a long time!

36 VIRAGO 125
a proper chopper with a dinky motor

42 INTO THE VALLEY
the first of Yorkshire MAG’s big bunfights!

46 BANDIT 600
young builder’s first proper big bike project

52 ENFIELD BULLET
cool cruiser from
down in Zummerzet

68 GREEDY PIGS MCC’s CUSTOM SHOW
the burgers all disappeared quickly…
well, they would, wouldn’t they?

72 HONDA C70
yay, a chicken chaser in BSH…
and a bloody cool one at that!

78 YOU’VE BEEN NABBED
new site, new circumstances, same
ol’ excellent party!

84 SPORTSTER SICKNESS
more Sportsters than you could
shake a shitty stick at… if you really
wanted to

REGULARS

6 OPENFACED
 - all that's new and happening in the custom bike world

8 PRODUCTS
-loads of good stuff for you to spend your hard earned on

12 SUBSCRIBE TO BSH
- see here for the best subscription offers

14 LETTERS
- sound off,one,two,sound off,three,four

58 CENTRESPREAD
- Louise Limb's latest artistic offering
 
62 (ALMOST A) ROAD TEST
- the new Yamaha XSR 900 Abarth

82 BSH CUSTOM BIKE BUILDING CHAMPS
- the details of the 2017 competition,and the first heat winners
 
86 MAG NEWS
- our regular column by the MAG chairnongenderspecificperson!

88 XSR EVOLUTION
- the latest instalment of what it's like to live with a custom bike long term

94 PROJECT BUILD
- part four of our new project bike build

94 MR BRIDGES'MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
- the last part of a four part series on paint, I hope you've been taking notes?

98 EVENTS
-the fullest listings of the best summer rallies,shows and parties anywhere!

102 READERS' LIVES
- your pictures and our silly captions...yeah, sorry about that

105 SMALLS
sell your bike here for free!

114 RICK HULSE
-the musings of one of the most eloquent thinkers in bikerdom!