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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - July 2017


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06 ARCHIVE
Farewell, Nicky Hayden.

08 2003 HONDA CB1300
Quick Spin on a future
classic ? Oh yes!

12 NEWS
News, views, and what's new.

18 CALENDAR
It's July, so get the kettle on!

20 FEEDBACK
You've got a lot to tell us!

22 SHOW US YOURS
Now with added nostalgia:
 'The Way We Were!'

26 ENDURANCE LEGENDS
Missed it? Check out what happened! It was epic!

30 HONDA CBX1000 SPECIAL
Aussie Jeff Wara on one very six-y special!

36 SUBSCRIBE!
Subscribe and save cash!

38 1977 KAWASAKI Z1000
Steve Cooper rides a trick big Kwak and loves it.

46 BEST BIKES OF 1982
John Nutting takes us down memory lane.

56 2002 TRIUMPH SPEED TRIPLE
A reader's ride through gorgeous Wales.

61 READERS RESTORATION
Dutchman Erik Hobo on his JPS RG250!

64 RETRO REBOOT
Honda should make this: a modern CB900F!

130 NEXT MONTH
Benelli's Sei 750, Triumph's retro Bonnies, VFR400 NC24 resto and RG500 rebuild.

66 ❙ WORKSHOP NEWS
New metal bits and old kit tested.

68 ❙ Q&A
Mark Haycock and you with tips!

70 ❙ YAMAHA TZR250
Charlie Oakman on part three of
his resto-racer.

74 ❙ SUZUKI RG400-500
A Stan Stephens masterclass!

82 ❙ DUCATI 996
Jim Lindsay finally finishes his
bella with an MOT pass!

86 ❙ PROGRAMMABLE IGNITION
Steve Cooper on why it’s best
to bring this modern innovation
on board.

92 ❙ YAMAHA DT175 MX
Ralph Ferrand is on with part 10:
the carb.

97 ❙ YAMAHA RD350
Scoop has a fettle and a fiddle.

110 ❙ BRIDGESTONE 350 GTO
Steve Cooper on the tyre-maker’s
masterpiece.

114 ❙ HONDA CB400 FOUR
Ralph Ferrand finishes this
little beauty.

127 ❙ MAKE OR BREAK REVISITED!
How prices have changed over
the last five years.