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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics July 2021

Dedicated to the later classics and Japanese machines, Classic Motorcycle Mechanics has it all. Now 116 pages of road tests, rebuild guides, 'Street Specials' reviews and much much more... Staff Bikes - Classic Motorcycle Mechanics is the only magazine that "Buys its own bikes, rebuilds 'em and rides 'em".

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United Kingdom
Mortons Media Group, Ltd
$7.16(Incl. tax)
$59.25(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

6 min

Last time I made the decision that the safest course of action would be to take the engine to bits to inspect what was in there, if not to completely overhaul it. It might be helpful to know what to expect so let us take a look at what we know. After I had fixed the starter mechanism, I wanted to see what sort of state the engine might be in so I did a compression check (Photo 1). Looks pretty good doesn’t it: 190psi. The only thing is that the maximum reading is meant to be 145psi, so how can it be more than that? This was not a representative test as the engine was cold and the carbs were not fitted, but probably the most significant point was that…

1 min
next month

LIKE MAMA USED TO MAKE Moto Morini 3½ Sport, Ducati 500 Sport Desmo, Ducati Pantah 600 SL, Laverda 750 SF TRIUMPH CRK 1200 ROADSTER: John Nutting rides his creation CRK: We speak to Café Racer Kits’ Ian Saxcoburg WORKSHOP HOW TO: Fabricate a bracket! Spoke keys! And much more – if we can fit it all in! BRIDGESTONE/CMM BIKE OF THE YEAR: Another one of YOUR restos/specials in the spotlight! It’s Yamaha RD350 time… PROJECT BIKES: We will be showcasing some of the following (space allowing): Mark Haycock’s Yamaha TX750 or Honda CB450, Steve Cooper’s Yamaha C3SC and Suzuki Apache, Jeff Ware’s Suzuki RM80X, Ralph Ferrand with his Project Zed and maybe his Yamaha YZF-R6, Malc Shaw’s Suzuki TR750 and maybe even Taylor Mackenzie’s Yamaha TY80. AND MUCH MORE! DON’T MISS IT!* August issue on sale JULY…

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back issues

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2 min
suzuki tl1000r

Can it really be the case that the previously much-maligned Suzuki TL1000R is undergoing something of a renaissance? If you don’t believe me, then check the prices: what the heck is going on? They are starting to look stronger than its sister-bike the TL1000S! Thing is, the S model (£7999 in February 1997) should be the cool one. It was 1997’s wild and wayward child, it was the bad-boy. It was powerful (125bhp) and it had a fierce image, sadly thanks to some tragic accidents. So-much-so, it needed to be tamed with a steering damper, which was a recall item for later in that model year. The TL1000R (£8514 in January 1998) just looked and seemed ‘safer’. It was wide, almost like a four; it had a beefier ally beam frame and…

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pre-order your cmm!

In these difficult times, it’s often the case that people of our age may not be outside, shopping or buying our favourite magazines so we’ve got just the thing for you: pre-order. Simply scan the fuzzy round thing with your smartphone (c’mon, we’ve all got one) and off you pop! Alternatively, if you like what you see coming up in the August issue (see page 105 for more) then go to: www.classicmagazines.co.uk/issue/preorder where you can pre-order all of Mortons’ wonderful magazines, which include trains, cars or towpaths……

1 min
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TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE OF WINNING THIS GREAT PRIZE… 1. Go to www.classicmechanics.com 2. Fill in your details 3. Press enter 4. Sit back, relax and wait We’ve teamed up with our friends at Weise to offer you the chance to win a pair of Weise Airflow Plus gloves worth £39.99. They feature full grain leather palm, with stretch mesh on the back of the hand and TPU knuckle reinforcement. Find out more on a range of bike clothing at thekeycollection.co.uk Competition closes: 22/07/2021. Good luck! There are no cash alternatives available. The winner will be the first name drawn at random. Terms and Conditions apply. To view the privacy policy of MMG Ltd (publisher of Classic Motorcycle Mechanics) please visit www.mortons.co.uk/privacy…