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Classic Bike Guide - November 2017


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004 FROM THE ARCHIVE
Lubrication chart. Tell
riders nowadays and they’d
never believe you.

008 NEWS
Triumph releases two new
bikes and open a museum,
and it’s good news for
old bikes andMoTs.

012 SUBSCRIBE!
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014 SHOWS
We ride with the Distinguished
Gentleman’s Ride and visit the
Scottish Classic show in Ayr.

024 LETTERS
What have you got to
tell us? Let us know!

028 WHAT’S ON
It may be getting dark early but
there’s still plenty to go and see.

030 BUYING GUIDE – TRIUMPH T120
Everything you need to
know about the famous
pre-unit Bonnie.

036 BUYING GUIDE – KAWASAKI Z1
Did you know the Z1 was
going to be a 750? Kawasaki’s
answer to the CB750.

046 JPS NORTON
Love or hate looks, but we
show you how to spot the real
thing in a sea of replicas.

052 MARK WILLIAMS
Mark has found the secret to
eternal youth – and it’s an MZ.

054 PAUL MILES
A bike for all occasions? But
what of all the others?

056 PAUL D’ORLEANS
Paul looks at the future
and wonders if bikes will
even fit in. Sobering.

058 TAIT’S TRIUMPH
Percy Tait had an amazing
career with Triumph. We
look at the 500cc racer he
developed and celebrate his
podium at the Belgian GP.

068 FROM THE ARCHIVE
Percy Tait, Isle of Man TT, 1974.

072 LEARNER LAUGHS
Having a barrel of laughs on a
BSA Starfire – relive your youth!

076 BSA STARFIRE
BSA’s learner 250cc Starfire is
a lot more fun than you think.
So much so, we bought one!

080 BMW BOXER CUSTOMS
BMW’s ubiquitous R-series
boxers get the Redmax
speedshop and Kevil’s treatment.

088 GETTING TO KNOW YOU
Working on your British classic
can be easier than you think.
We look at some basics.

096 DRAGANFLY MOTORCYCLES
These Ariel, BSA and Triumph
specialists know a thing or two
about keeping them going.

102 RESTORATION
A sad Norton Commando turns
into a beautiful work of art.

112 READER ADVERTS
I like that one. And that
one. And that one.

130 FRANK WESTWORTH
Frank recognises the
numberplate, but not the bike.