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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - February 2017


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06 ARCHIVE
A very British Honda
– the GB500TT.

08 1999 HONDA CBR600F-X
Andy Bolas on the forgettable
but fantastic F-X.

12 NEWS
All of what’s occurring in
the classic bike world.

18 CALENDAR
It’s freezing Feb, but lots
to go and see!

20 FEEDBACK
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CMM!

22 SHOW US YOURS
Now with added nostalgia!
Check out ‘The Way We
Were!’

26 READER’S RIDE
David Romaine on why he
loves his GB500TT…

30 HONDA GB500TT
Steve Cooper’s appraisal of
this big Honda single.

36 SUBSCRIBE!
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38 1975 KAWASAKI H1-F
Steve Cooper rides an iconic
Seventies stroker!

47 SPANISH GETAWAY
Paul Berryman goes on a
classic riding holiday!

52 YAMAHA XSR700
John Nutting rides a modern
bike with a real retro twist!

98 BMW R1100S
A true coming classic!

114 NEXT MONTH
Suzuki’s GT550J, the Best
Bikes of 1981, Suzuki
GSX-R1100 WP.

60  WORKSHOP NEWS
A double helping of new tools
and bits this month.

62  Q&A
Mark Haycock, Scoop and you
with tips!

64  YAMAHA TZ250 S
James Whitham completes
his racer!

66  YAMAHA DT175 MX
Time to sort the motor out
with Ralph.

70  SUZUKI STINGER
Scoop does his usual ‘one
step forward…’

74  HONDA VFR400R NC30
Young Craig Prior on this new
Project for 2017!

78  KAWASAKI KR-1/S
Stan Stephens on part one of a
resto/tune up of this stroker.

89  PLASTIC REPAIR
Scoop has found a great product!

94  1976 MOTO GUZZI LEMANS
Steve Cooper on this very
special Italian.

106  HONDA CB750 K2
Mark Haycock sorts floats!

108  ELECTRICS PART 5
Ralph on relays.

112  HONDA C70
Niall Mackenzie on breaking
down his Cub.