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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - July 2018


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06 ARCHIVE
It’s been 40 years since
Mike’s Island return.

08 CMM MARKETPLACE
On the subject of super-cool
and fast Kwaks.

10 CMM STUFF
New kit, tools, lids, leathers
and tyres and stuff.

12 CMM TESTED
We try stuff out.

14 NEWS
Events, news and what’s
happening out there.

20 FEEDBACK
WIN Bridgestone tyres for
our star letter!

22 SHOW US YOURS
WIN S-Doc cleaning kit and
Tamiya kits!

27 YAMAHA YCS1
Steve Cooper delves beneath
the patina of this scrambler!

32 KAWASAKI GPZ1000RX
Andy Bolas on this forgotten
four from Kawasaki.

42 BEST BIKES OF 1983
John Nutting on what was hot
in the year of Thriller!

52 TEAM ALLSPEED
The only two-stroke at
Endurance Legends…

60 RETRO REBOOT
Honda’s VF1000R rethought
for modern times.

127 TRIUMPH ROCKET III
A coming classic?

129 NEXT MONTH
What’s happening in the
August CMM?

130 PIP HIGHAM
Get a kick out of your biking,
sayeth Pip!

40 SUBSCRIBE!
Subscribe and save cash!

62 ❙ Q&A
Mark Haycock with a page of tips.

64 ❙ KAWASAKI Z1325
Ralph Ferrand sorts out some
electrickery bracketry!

68 ❙ YAMAHA FZR600
Paul Brookes joins CMM with
this racer build!

72 ❙ ALLEN MILLYARD
Sorting six carbs? AND chokes?

76 ❙ KAWASAKI GPX600
Andy Catton returns to CMM!

78 ❙ WORKSHOP: AIR-FILTERS
Scoop shows how to renovate
them. How kind!

82 ❙ HONDA CB750 K2
Mark Haycock gets on with the
electrics. What does he find?

94 ❙ KAWASAKI KE175
Scoop’s guide on the much-loved
disc-valved trailie.

110 ❙ KAWASAKI Z1300
Painting by ‘big’ numbers for
Ralph this month.

114 ❙ SUZUKI GSX-R1100G
Former stunt rider Martin ‘Wild’
Child joins CMM!

118 ❙ YAMAHA CS3C
Scoop talks spares and bits
and pieces on his Yam.

122 ❙ SUZUKI RG500
Part three from Jeff Ware sees
him get stuck in.

 62 ❙ Q&A
Mark Haycock with a page of tips.

64 ❙ KAWASAKI Z1325
Ralph Ferrand sorts out some
electrickery bracketry!

68 ❙ YAMAHA FZR600
Paul Brookes joins CMM with
this racer build!

72 ❙ ALLEN MILLYARD
Sorting six carbs? AND chokes?

76 ❙ KAWASAKI GPX600
Andy Catton returns to CMM!

78 ❙ WORKSHOP: AIR-FILTERS
Scoop shows how to renovate
them. How kind!

82 ❙ HONDA CB750 K2
Mark Haycock gets on with the
electrics. What does he find?

94 ❙ KAWASAKI KE175
Scoop’s guide on the much-loved
disc-valved trailie.

110 ❙ KAWASAKI Z1300
Painting by ‘big’ numbers for
Ralph this month.

114 ❙ SUZUKI GSX-R1100G
Former stunt rider Martin ‘Wild’
Child joins CMM!

118 ❙ YAMAHA CS3C
Scoop talks spares and bits
and pieces on his Yam.

122 ❙ SUZUKI RG500
Part three from Jeff Ware sees
him get stuck in.