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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - October 2017


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06 ARCHIVE 

When World Superbikes were brilliant 

08 2001 HONDA GL 1800 GOLD WING 

The flat six super - tourer Quick Spinned. 

12 NEWS 

Views,news and what's new. 

18 CALENDAR 

Still plenty on in October! 

Like Stafford ! 

20 FEEDBACK 

All your feedback, emails letters and views! 

22 SHOW US YOURS 

Now with added nostalgia! 'The Way We Were!' 

26 AARON SLIGHT 

Our Stafford Show special guest talks to CMM! 

 

30 RENTA- RACER 

Charlie Oakman rents a TZR250 2MA and races! 

36 SUBSCRIBE! 

Subscribe and save cash! 

38 DUCATI 996 BIPOSTO 

Jim Lindsay rides his stunning restoration. 

48 SUZUKI RG500 WALTER WOLF 

A very rare square - four. 

56 DOWN AND DIRTY 

Ralph Ferrand rides his finished Yamaha DT175MX. 

61 HONDA MT50 

Reader Paul Pontin'goes electric' with this tiddler. 

64 RETRO REBOOT 

Kar Lee's amazing take on an updated Yamaha XT500. 

130 NEXT MONTH 

Steve Parrish's Yamaha FZ750 Superstocker, BMW R nineT retro, Honda CB200 resto GSX-R750M ridden RGV250 VJ21 resto and two - stroke tuning masterclass from Stan Stephens!  

 

66  WORKSHOP NEWS 

New metal bits and old kit tested. 

68  Q&A 

Mark Haycock and you with tips! 

70  KAWASAKI HYBRID 

Steve Cooper on his 250/500 

two-stroke demon build. 

74  INDIAN PARTS 

Stan Stephens on how to make 

Indian-bought RD barrels work! 

76  YAMAHA RD125 LC 

Stan tunes this tiddler. 

80  BENELLI TORNADO 

Italian three-cylinder exotica 

that’s a coming classic! 

82  HONDA VF750F 

Jim Lindsay with part three! 

86  FIT FOAM AND SEAT COVER 

Not as easy as it sounds! 

92  DIY POWDER-COATING 

Ralph Ferrand on why it’s now 

possible to do at home. 

96  KAWASAKI Z1325 

Ralph again, on with part one 

of this Zed powerhouse. 

110  HONDA CL160/175 

Steve Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide 

on these 60s/70s cool classics. 

114  SUZUKI GT550 

Stan the Man again on tuning 

this Suzuki triple. 

126  HONDA CB750K2 

Mark Haycock on sorting the 

forks on his four.