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Ariel Huntmaster 1956

Excellent condition, 12v electrics h c pistons, correct in every detail, one of the best you will find, good reo no, 4350. Tel. 01670 772600 gsxni100h Slabside, E reg, very good condition, 2200 ono. Tel. 07983336829 or 0121 5301797. West Midlands. gsxni100h Slabside, E reg, very good condition, 2200 ono. Tel. 07983336829 or 0121 5301797. West Midlands. HONDA MBX125 FE, 1964, great condition, many new parts, partly restcred, no tax MoT, 750 ono. Tel. 07752828285. Norolk. HONDA MBX125 FE, 1964,...

Batteres

Batteries are electrical storage devices that use a reversible chemical reaction between the lead and acid to store electrical energy. A battery 'cell' has a positive and a negative lead plate necessary to conduct a charge , and a separator a thin porous insulating sheet between them to prevent short circuits. An electrolyte substance that acts as a conductor and stores energy on the plates, normally sulphuric acid and water is added so the leac and acid can interact, creating an electrical...

Bikes For Sale

XS1, 1s stored many years, so selling as a none runner, 675 ono. Tel. 07823324270. Wiltshire. KAWASAKI ER-5, 2001, Y, blue, 11,500 miles, 10 months tax, 11 months MoT, heated grips, manual, 1,250 ono. Bristol. Tel 07813084627. Avon. HONDA SGX50 Sky moped. 2001. nine months tax and MoT, low mileage, good condition, 495 ono. Tel. 07967737927. Derbyshire. QSX1100EQ around 76,000 miles (E reg), unused last nine years, hasn't been run in that time either, complete apart from battery, valves reg'ound...

Changin6the Fluid

It is for the reason above that it is necessary to change the fluid in the brake system regularly every two years is the general recorrmendation though I suspect that is rarely adhered to. So, let us take a look at what Is Involved. I will cover a front brake in this instalment of The Knowledge. If you have an ABS system, there may be additional special procedures to be followed. With luck, the nipple will not be corroded IThe first thing is to cover up any areas near the fluid reservoir (Photo...

Choice

Selling a bike after completing the restoration is common. And it begs the questions of what do you restore or fettle and when is it time to take a break from it all The line that goes That's the last one I will ever do is one that is frequently heard at shows, club nights, ride outs arid meets. It rormally emanates from the owner's lips following a protracted restoration, overhaul or rebuild. The outcry is indicative of countless hours in the workshop, expenditure aoove and beyond or far too...

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The Yamaha EXUP valve or EXhaust Ultimate Powervalve was first seen on the 1987 FZR400R. Over in he UK the first machine we saw so equipped was the 1989 version of the FZR1000. The previous FZR thou' was known by the name 'Genesis' and so, the later models of lOOOcc Yamaha became known simply as 'EXUP' - one little gizmo had become the generic name for a whole model family of lOOOcc spcrtbikes. The EXUP system itself was a four-stroke power valve system, but placed in the lower extremities of...

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Mark Williams

Mark Williams launched Bike 'the motorcycle magazine that dares to be different(ish)1 - in 1971 and despite this went on to launch both Which Bike and Motorcycle International. Since then he's realised the error of his ways and lives in Wales worrying sheep and falling off trailbikes. A lot. Definition facts and traditions accumulated over time through education or experience. But now with the benefit of hindsight. Somewhere else among these hallowed pages is a Spotter's Guide to one of...

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We'll see why all this messing about is necessary. There are one or two points to watch here. The first is that you - if you are me, anyway - will probably end up knocking the jar over, so doing the job outside is a good idea, if possible. The main hing to watch though, is that if you allow the reservoir level to drop too low, air will be introduced into the system and then you will often find that it is hard to remove. This is particularly true when you have started with a freshly overhauled...

Screwfix Angled Driver

I've taken drastic steps to keep my hands warm each winter Kye fitted bar muffs to my everyday road biRe. I honestly don't care about the reduction in cool points that might be associated but they truly work - just ask any motorcycle courier that battles through the winter. Those of us who ride through the winter months need every little bit of help toSkeep warm we can get. These slip on over he handlebars of my XJR1300 withVttle fiddling, although getting to the starter button requires a bit...

Story Behindthis Bike

So what is a Japanese home market bike doing in Ireland you might wonder Well, owner Michael Coreless fell on the bike via a guy who imported Japanese machines into Ireland and the GR just happened to be in a container of bikes newly arrived. Car dealer Michael bought the bike as it was and it spent nearly two decades as the starting point for the Coreless children's motorcycling career. The bike remained faultless and ran like a watch starting pretty much first kick but as the kids had all...

Tearing It Up Indoors

Entries for Thundersprlnt 2011 have been pouring in and now there are just a few spaces left in both the sprint racing and cavalcade sections of the two-day extravaganza held over the weekend of 7-8 May in Northwich town centre, reports organiser Frank Melling. There are 11 classes in the sprint, ranging from pre-war to post classic and sidecar. The cavalcade is open to bikes, and riders, of all ages. Frank said We have a fantastic entry of motorcycling superstars but we welcome enthusiasts...

The Obvious But Easily Overlooked

This is something you really do not want see (Photo A). On the MZ the battery positive feec should be green and red not brown as it is here. It looks like someone has tried to get the bike going at some point and forgot which terminal was which. On a dynamo equipped machine such as this bike it's not good news but the situation is probably salvageable. If this was a machine fitted with any kind of alternator the damage could be serious and extreme. At the very minimum the machine's electrical...

The Right Line

We all should be reminded sometimes about just what Grand Prix bike racing was like way back when and this DVD sums it up perfectly. Narratec by Graham Walker (father of Murray and a TT winner himself) this film is made up of a number reels from BP'S archives which include club racing at Cadwell Park, motocross at Hawkstone Park, the 1960 Junior TT, 1959 French GP and the 1955 Ulster GP 'The Right Lne' itself was originally made as a guide to becoming a mo orcycle Grand Prix racer, hence the...

The Stuff We Didnt

9 By the time we arrived to watch the build, much of the resto work on my wheels had already been done. The hubs had been cu out of the original rims, stripped and bead blasted to clean off 19 years of muck, insects, chain lube, brake dust and corrosion. The clean hubs were then painted (ycu can have them laccuered or polished if you prefer). The new alloy wheel rims were sent away to be anodised black ready to be rebuilt. Spokes come in three forms standard, butted or Z-spokes. Standard spokes...

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Workshop Skills

A tinned, unconnected wire may have come from a switch Oxidisation here is a failure waiting to happen A modern blade fuse-holder is a worthwhile upgrade ilure often occurs where the wire is mped to the terminal is wire was bent double at the factory Oxidisation here is a failure waiting to happen A modern blade fuse-holder is a worthwhile upgrade of what goes where on our test case machine the expert starts to investigate the loom and immediately finds two problems that typify the issues...

Xena Bullett Shackle Locks

Classic-look ng and hard as nails - that's these new Bullett Shackle Locks. XENA Security has developed these to complement their alarmed disc locks. They're made from high-grade stainless inert gas-hardened and chrome-moly Is and come in two zes. The double locking nechanism secures both ends of the shackle and the U itself is designed to resist attempts to twist it open as well as Deing resistantNto cutting, drilling and freezing. Price 75 (108 x 270mm) 115 (108 x 310mm) Contact Motohaus Web...

Yamaha Xs650

Slightly chopper-esque Iock of the later bike pulled in a whole subsection of buyers. Here was the Peter Fonda look without the effort, cost or the potential hassles of banking with Messrs Harley & Davidson. Almost from the off the Special proved tc be a huge success and even those who didn't ascribe to the scene, image or mindset of Easy Rider could see and appreciate the appeal of the machine. The proven reliability of some 50bhp and a 360-degree crank motor was a huge bonus to anyone who...

Miscellaneous

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Motorcycle Mechanics

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Hw1

Drysdale clutch cover prevents clutch drag Race replicas, the showrooms are awash with them, all claiming they are the closest thing to a race bike available on the road. That might be fine if you want a four-stroke MotoGP lookalike, but what about those people with a need for real GP inspired kicks You know, for a two-stroke GP For that you have to rewind a few decades to when the shops had two-stroke offerings for sale over the counter. Suzuki's last roll of the two-stroke race replica dice...

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Honda Cbx750f

Ever since Martin Nicholls saw a CBX750F on a turntable in the shop window of his local dealers many moons ago, he had to have one. It was the bike I had always promised myself. I bought my CBX750F 10 years ago from a nice chap in Liverpool for 1575. It was in good condition but me being me wanted a brand new one so set about getting this machine looking as good as I could get it. Apart from the Goodridge braided brake hoses and the replica original MIVV silencers from Italy the bike is...

The Ultimate Road Gs1000

You may have seen the like cr Guy Ma in and Michael Dunlop batt ing their way around t Manx GP circuit on their black and red Suzukis. Those we XR69 replicas as built by Trident Fngineering, has at Silverstone. Michael Dunlop took the win in the P t Classic Senior race this year racking up a hugely impassive llS.lmph average lap - an incredible gt eed for what is essentially a new 1980s machine Graeme Crosby set the fastest lap of the 1981 F1 at Im7mph . For those of us with a passion for...

The Ultimate Gs

Those owners who wanted ultimate handling as well as lots of pcwer only had one choice. The Harris Magnum -essentially Harris' road-going version their F1 race chassis. The F1 chassis was the privateer's chance to get themselves a Suzuki XR69 - the factory racer XR stands for experimental Racer . Obviously only a handful of the best riders could get hold of a full factor XR69. Sporting a Yoshimura-tuned GSIOOO engine similar inside to the infamous motors that powered Wes Cocley in the American...

Odyssey Batteries

As Odyssey's technical sales manager John has over 25 years experience working with batteries and the technology involved in making them more efficient and reliable www.odysseybatteries online.co.uk . Conventional batteries, even with AGM, will sef-discharge in weeks because of the alloy lead plate mix. Most manufacturers add an clloy either calcium or antimony to the lead to provide mechanical strength to the battery grid antimony, used in wet cells or slow down self-discharge prevent gassing...

Aquatex Bike Cover

Some of us either have to eave the b outside o' bravely choose to commute to work on two wheels, so this bike cover is perfect for either use. The Oxford Aquatex Outdoor Motorcycle rain cover is lightweight a can be left in its own storage bag when not in use. It comes in four sizes from scooter to tourer -meaning if you've got a small bike, i won't flap around and take off in a squall. Helping a snug fit is the elasticated bottom and wh le it says that the Aquatex is heat resistant to...

Rg500 Parts Catalogue Online

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Aliens tries to do all their own machining in-house. ''Saves time and money, says Steve Panter But first a quick history lesson Aliens Performance goes back to around 1983 when Phil Allen formed a motorcycle business in Nottinghamshire. He was a well-known character and indulged his passion in racing by nelping with the Sparton race machines, which were an amalgam of Barton Engineering and Spcndon frames. Phil got the Sparton working by buying jets and needles from Padgetts and then indulging...

Yamaha Xt500

Having spent the last 20 years restoring mostly trail bikes, and being an avid reader of CMM, Mark Smith thought it was about time to show us his latest iconic rebuild. Having seen XTs in my youth, it would only be a matter of time before the right bike had to appear - 30 years to be precise. This is my 1978 XT500 it was registered in late 1979 and has been owned prior to myself by one family. It hasn't done much in its life 8300 miles, just two MoTs and two tax discs, with the last one...

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Bought An Xr69 Replica

Bob Chambers bought an XR69 replica from Trident Engineering In May 2010. He bought the race version of the bike and has been racing it in CRMC. He was giving it the berries at the CMM track day in October. It's a man's bike - well the clutch is anyway They need it. otherwise they do go through clutches. Why did I buy it I just wanted one. A mate of mine keeps Mick Grants XR69 - I love them. They handle lovely - really good actually. They don't go quite well enough though. I know of a few...

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These beauties will find their home on Steve's Benelli as part of his ignition kit project KRl-based carb for trials bikes with Aliens' own extended air-screw adjuster Cunning, magical and works of mechanical art These beauties will find their home on Steve's Benelli as part of his ignition kit project suited for the rrarket - a simple digital system, with a simple, smaller ECU, and just have the advance based on engine speed, rather than engire speed and throttle position, but that will be...

Honda Mr250 Elsinore

Brian Williams owns the first, last and only two stroke enduro bike made by Honda. This is my 1977 Honda MR250 Elsinore, based on the CR250M but with lights, different carb and engine details. It was only ever made for one year 1976-77 and only sold to the USA and Australia. This one was imported from sunny California I bought it via eBay in June 2009. It was an oily rag restoration the tank dedented and resprayed, new bars and shocks, but other than that it is original - there's no rus in the...

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Harris Xr69 Replica

Peter James Insurance is our exclusive Insurance Partner. Telephone 0121 506 6040 to discuss all your insurance needs. Cadwell Park thrummed to the sound of CMM readers enjoying their machines to the full at the inaugural Classic Motorcycle Mechanics trackday. Those who made the trip to leafy Lincolnshire were rewarded with riding on one of the best racetracks in the country. From restored Yamaha RD350LCs through BMW Boxers to a beautiful and rare Segale Kawasaki endurance racer there was an...