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Ariel Huntmaster 1956

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B1mung Out Of Steam

< 1981 GSX250EX won't pull kfl mre than 70mph in top, but will CfTOHTTTph in fifth (I've heard they'll do 90). It's as if it's over-geared, but the gearing is standard. A plug chop looks OK anc there are new plugs and air filter. The valve clearances are OK too. Other than this it runs well. Any thoughts 4 Js difference in top speeds is trmal for some bikes. The aim is W JJ UlMUe an overdrive gear at the top end of the range to gives better fuel economy for cruising and a lower gear for...

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...

Bearings

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Belt It

I was just wondering if CMM has done any reviews or 'efurbish features of any belt-driven Kawasaki GPZ305s - I do like the GPZ305 but information on this bike is very limited, mainly gbberish n fact if you look on Google. If so, are there any back issues regarding this bike available Issue 219, January 2006 is the one you 're after James. You can check for, and order, back issues on www.classicissues.com really lights up at night with headlights shining on it, but it was a pain irrvthe...

Bike It Motogp Bikestands

Now, we at CMM doubt that these are actually used in MotoGP (after all, would a stand that fits an RG500 fit a YZR-M1 ) But they're good quality items nevertheless. These are made from 32mm cold-rolled steel with a 1.4 to 1.9mm thickness and come with steel reinforced plugs where you need it for increased strength and stability when the bike's on the stand. The wheels also help you move the stand and bike around. Rear stands include a bobbin spool hardware kit and front stands have an...

Bikes For Sale

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Bikes For Sale Part Exchange Considered

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Blast Cleaning

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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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Club Guide

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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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Conclusion

Electrical fault finding on a motorcycle can be challenging and if you're new to it the problems can seem daunting or insurmountable. However, with some care and patience it should be possible to navigate your way through the obvious faults. With a basic multi-meter, a notepad, seme time set aside and a modicum of common sense it should be possible to at least diagnose what the prcblems are. Buoyed up on the success of some elementary fault diagnosis repairs shouldn't be too irksome but if...

Draper Socket

This socket set was a thoughtful Christmas present six years ago (much better than socks ) and since then parts of the set have beer used at least once a week. The ratchet, attachments and sockets are easy to fit together, tough, ergonomic, and incorporate some cunning features which are ideal for making work on a motorcycle simpler. The V-jin and in extension bars have a special design which allows some 'wobble', when combined with the standard sockets in the set - allowing access to tricky...

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Getting It Right

Useful things to know before sending your wheel away to be rebuilt Make sure the wheelbuilder knows the diameter of the wheel, the number of spoke holes required, the correct width and whether it's flanged or flangeless. You'll also need to tell them, the make, model and year of your bike, whether it's a front or rear hub, the diameters of both sides of the hub (spoke length may well be different on either side), the width of the hub between flanges and the diameter of the nipple hole. 3 Next,...

Good Show

The recent Carole Nash Motorcycle Live show at the NEC saw the launch of a beautifully styled flat track machine from Royal Enfield, called the Fury. Styled by Royal Enield's UK distributor Watsonian Squire and based on the fuel-injected Electra, the 499cc Fury is the first new model in 40 years to feature twin silencers. Wide bars sit on a specially made billet aluminium top yoke while the traditional nacelle, seen on all other models in the range, is replaced with a chrome headlight and...

Gr

Apparently good things come in small packages. And they don't come much smaller than Yamaha's GR50. A kill-switch and speedo are all you get Only two days previously, editor Den and I had been cooing over a Japanese market-only mini caf racer - the Yamaha GR50 -on a Japanese website. It's a rare machine that few on these shores know of, let alone have seen and ridden. But after a phone ca I from Chris at the Motorcycle Restoration Company I'm standing in front of one only a day before it gets...

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Gs10d0

Suzuki's GS1000 is one of the most popular muscle bikes of the late 70s and early 80s. And a Yoshimura tuned GS1000 Harris F1 is the closest YPV 99n q t t< t 9 W9 f99t9fY racer. Words Ben Wilkins Photos Paul Bryant & Mortons Archive The late 70s were a hotbed of motorcycle development. The Japanese were trying anything and everything when it came to developing their bikes. This was when the lOOOcc road bike came to fruition, following on from the sccrching 750s of the early 70s. It was in...

Gt250 X7

Looked badly rusted after a long and salty winter. Erik restored it using only genuine Suzuki parts and it cost a 'big fortune ' She's never run yet. This one was found running very noisily but Erik bought it because of the registration the 2 X7s are one number apart in everything -engine, frame and key number. It's restored but not totally original.

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Halfords Tools

We're sure you could find naff, cheap tools out there if you looked hard enough, but - as Stan Stephens once told CMM - even budget tools are prett *u And there's nowt better the becoming budget thanks to a Check out this Halfords Advai Professional 150 piece socke The price has HALVED and - < 120pc set was recently sellin 190 - it makes it excellent value, us Bambis. Yup. Halfor Bambis (Borri Again Middle-Ag have boosted their bike produ 57 over t re last year or so. price drops like this,...

Hello

They're the bedrock of 70s and 80s performance motorcycling. From the Z900 to the GSIOOO, the two-valve Brontosaurs are exciting and full of grunt, if a little wayward in the handling department. The ultimate GSIOOO must surely be a Suzuki XR69 racer but you would need to have been a factory Suzuki rider in the early 80s to even touch one. The very next best thing was a Harris F1 chassis stuffed full of Yoshimura tuned GSIOOO. This month we ride one of only...

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Honda Vfr400

What started out as something to tinker with at the weekend turned into an obsession for Darren Baker and his Honda VFR400. Around a year ago I bought an imported 1986 VFR400 NC21 via eBay up in Leicester for 400. It started out as a 'clean it up, get it MoT'd thing but it turned Into 'strip it to bits and get it back to as close to new condition as possible'. A year later (as most of the work could only be done on weekends) and around 2000 lighter I now have the bike in the picture. Anything...

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Magazines for All Available in the showrooms in 1978 and based on their successful, and first ever four-stroke, GS750, the GSIOOO was Suzuki's hot ticket to gain entry to the lOOOcc class. The class already had some big hitters in its ranks and was dominated by the Japanese offerings -the Kawasaki ZIOOO, Yamaha XS1100 and Honda GLIOOO GoldWing. Considering the first four-stroke production bike Suzuki had ever produced only hit the showrooms in 1976, the 1978...

Key Cutting Servie

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Leg Ends 2011

The official 2011 Classic Racer calendar is the only action packed motorcycle calendar that offers a unique and nostalgic look at over three exciting decades of racing. Classic Racer magazine editor - Male Wheeler, has selected 13 emotive full colour images from Mortons Media Group's vast and impressive archive, perfectly capturing racing legends. Don't miss out - Pre-order your piece of limited edition classic racing memorabilia today. Calendar size 29.7cms x 2< . cms *Please note that...

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Made In Europe

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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...

Marvellous Maggot

I enjoyed the article on Mark Spencer's CX500 in the October issue, so thought I'd show you my 1982 CX500B 47.500 miles, two year restoration job. She runs well for an old 'unr the only engine work has been to tension the oil pump chain and replace the camchain and guide blades. I'd heard horror stories of the mechanical fan shattering and taking out the rad, plus it was always a pain to remove so I replaced it with an electric fan off a Kawa 600 Ninja controlled by a thermo switch on the...

Marving

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Masiercylinder Overhaul

m looking to get the master-Hinder from my 1974 RD250B WWWTOoned cverhauled this winter. Can you please advise cf anyone you know that could undertake this work It has leaked, softening the paint, and the clear Perspex section cculd do with renewing. Any help would be appreciated. WfR Bkould have said that it would be Iftfl B er to get a new old stocK fTOS JV pattern replacement, but as an alternative why not have a go at overhauling it yourself I shall be looking at just such a job in a...

Metric Fine Pitch

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Motor

After waiting all season for the pistons, I could get on with building my 611 engine at last. The 78 x 64mm 611cc engine uses the same 10mm longer stroke crank as the 535cc. The crankcases have to be machined in the same way for the con-rods to miss. The big differences between the two are tie enormous transfer areas and the size of the reed block housings in the barrels on the bigger motor. The transfer collection areas are larger than the actual crankcases A lot of work has to be done with...

New And Used Spares

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Next Issue

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...

Not Just Classic

Classic and Modern Bikes in Droitwich don't just restore classic machines. True, they are fastidious, prize-winning restorers but they also service and maintain - as the name suggests - both classic and modern bikes. Many of us have two bikes in the garage and we like the idea of a workshop that will look after our bikes with the same care whether it's a restored CB750, NS400R or a FireBlade. Call them on 01905 799099 and tell them CMM sent you.

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Lancashire FY8 2BG 9ciaUst fastenings for Classic Japanese h. 'torcyc es from the 6O's to the 9O's. Orl v- ' equipment M6 to M3 cross head screwsS used by the Japanese factories, impVced direct from Jipan. Avaibble iivv< ht Electroplated Steel as original bvjo Stainless Steel. Nuts, Bolts, Studs. Sjjps, P'Pe Clips & many other FABuloui Vtis to complete your Restoration or keep Vir Daily Rider on the road. Please visit www.fabfasterinXco.uk for our FULL price list, or pho John on 01253...

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Kiwi Graeme Crosby thrills the crowds aboard the works Suzuki XR69. Built for only two years, the Suzuki XR69 was a force to be reckoned with. Ridden by the likes of Graeme Crosby, Roger Marshall, Mick Grant and Rob McElnea in 1981 and 1982, the XR69 picked up a cabinet full of trophies. With Croz aboard the XR69 won the 1980 TT F1 World Championship, 1980 Daytona Superbike, 1980 Australian Swann Series, 1980 Suzuka 8-hour, 1981 TT F1 World Championship, 1981 F1 TT and the 1981 Motor Cycle...

Oil Cooler Pressure

A, swe recen ly fitted an Earls oil M> ler to my 41,000-mile 1981 bSSSUW. I put in an extra pint of oil but warning light comes on at tickover, but when the engine is revved the light goes out. I have checked the oil pressure and at 3000rpm the pressure is 3psi. I took the bike out for a run and it works fine. Any ideas why the light is coming on Unufacturers often say that it CTTWTTTb for some engines to behave like this on a hot day when the oil Is particularly thin. However, are you saying...

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Proof Of The Pudding

Armed with my 535 lightweight outfit, my passenger, Des O'Connell, and I arrived at our first hillclimb - Loton Park in Gloucestershire. One of the rules of hillclimbs is that you must walk the course first but with my bad leg I decided to give that a miss. That was a big mistake. I am used to road racing with fast wide bends and plenty of run-off. Loton Park, like many hillclimbs, is narrow with blind corners. And winds through trees. On my first run, from the start I ne I could see the course...

Royal Enfield 700

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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...

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Sh0wst0pper

Dave 'Bongo' Ball's lovingly restored Z650. Mortons Media Group Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mecharical, including photocopying, recording, or any information storage retrieval system without prior permission in writing from the publisher. ISSN 0959-0900 CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS nagazine take all responsible steps to ensure advice and technical tips are written by experienced and competent...

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W vw classicmechanics.com o cmm 19 JMaasa MmMMfagp BMiams fetop bi s to Ml CVIM reader Nigel Fletcher bought his 1984 Kawasaki ZllOO A3 back in May 1989 and since then hasn't seen many about at all The bike was not ridden for 14 years due to me and my wife having a near-fatal crash on a Honda VFR750 in May 1991. Having kept away from bikes for all that time, we went to a show and I realised how much I'd missed the bikes. So I got home, got the polish out and the ZllOO came up looking great in...

Siezed Rd250dx

H just bought a 1978 RD250DX from Miate. He last started it October TOWfTr was a runner then). I am trying to remove the cylinder barrels but they won't move. Having looked up through the carb Inlets I have noticed a fine layer of rust on the con-rod and barrel liner. I've soaked the piston heads in WD-40 and penetrating oil for a couple of days and tried levering the barrels up (and broke the corner off a lower fin) and tried wedging a screwdriver between the crankcase and barrels but...

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Stan Stephens

Huge reed block area is wider than the barrels themselves The finished 611cc motor. Good for 130bhp were far too big for the exhausts flanges, so I had to make new ones. But there was one more problem when I went to fit the reed blocks the blocks were wider than the housings. So I had to use the reed blocks trom the 535 -I'll machine out the inlets later. I am excited at having finished the engine at last but I have had enough of the American suppliers and will not be dealing with them again. I...

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...

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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 Classic Mom February Issue

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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 Principle Of Hydraulics

The basic scientific principle of any friction brake is that it converts kinetic energy (energy associated with moticn) into heat. If you examine a disc brake pad, one surprise is the fact that the friction material does not have an especially high coefficient of friction. The material needs to be proofed against heat, and t'c ci ionc IV asbestos was used but o9113 > rutins have since been found. 3 i n i l I t.1 low coefficient of friction, r . i of force needs to be used i ti . 3cessary...

The Ride

Rob believes that old race bikes should be used as they were intended and not hidden away. He sjggests taking it for a ride. It takes a while to fire the bike up from cold - even cn the rollers. There's no way it would bump until there's heat in the engine. Once warm though, the tuned GS is an easy one-person bump start. Blipping the throttle has the rev-counter needle leaping. It's easy to feel, and hear, that this is a full race motor. It picks up Fi can tour me riding frames pull away is...

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...

The Switches

Consider the ignition switch as the mission control of the machine if this doesn't work properly then neither will the bike. All roads lead to Rome and most wires eventually connect with the ignition switch. Understanc the functions of each and every switch, what they do and how they do it i.e. does it switch the live or the earth etc. Once you comprehend the purpose and modus operandi of the switches you're almost there. The various switching processes are fundamental to the operation of the...

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Toolbox

A well-stocked,suitably sized toolbox is the heart of every shed, garage or workshop at least, it should be. From the obscenely large Snap On tool chest - the type that probably massage your feet when they're feeling a little tired -through to the humble cantilever tool box, bought at the local market one bank holiday, it all starts here. Toolboxes hold the keys that are used to unlock that image which springs to mind the instant you see that sorry looking long term project. Holding those keys...

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Two Imthf Bush

THBere can I get reolacement mJm Bber bushes for the air-assisted rracrsnocks on my 19S9 Kawasaki G4 GT550 Wffi K can get these from Z-Power in Wgh. Lancashire, who specialise in JJSn TJr older Kawasaki models. The j phone number is 01942 262864. The top I and bottom bushes are different the top ones are part number 92075-1262 and these are available for 4.45 each, and the bottom ones are 92075-1141 at 6.64 each (all prices plus VAT). Z-Power I can send parts to non-UK destinations. A. Hn so...

Unknown Xl250

The bike is an import IlldUU l i 1991 and registered in 1996 (chassis no MD2610061**). It's a bit of a mess to look at and a really bad purple colour. I would like to Know what model it is and what colour it should be. I'm not too up on Hondas this age - rrore like 70s Hondas, so the only XLs I know are air cooled. This one is water cooled. Is model, known as the Degree MD26 (reflected in the frame D was made for the Japanese home market and thus was not available in the UK so you...

Vfr Hub Service

Honda's system ike your car. Undo the wheel nuts out the wheel. Marvel at the ice in cleanliness between the RHS of the wheel that is easy to clean and doesn't get caked ir brake dust and chain lube and the LH, which is a bugger to clean and ge s caked in goo Loosen the big nut (we'll call him Bob) and disconnect the rear brake torque arm. Unbolt the brake caliper Pull thVoush drive av ay from the back plate and ofr-the spindle Remove the circlip and tap the spindle through...

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What We Found

The biggest problem with old Pro-Arms is that the eccentric chain adjuster seizes. On my bike it hadn't yet got that bad, but it was stiff. The teeti on the adjuster ring were all OK except cne where some spanner whose toolkit obviously lacked the correct C-spanner had tried adjusting lit with a hammer and screwdriver. With the adjuster removed we could inspect the inside of the hub. Which was fine apart from 18 years of accumulated gravel, road dirt and other muck. The cush drive was slightly...

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Every month we're giving away a Scottoiler Bike Care Pack to the best submitted letter we receive. The pack contains 1 litre of FS365 anC 500ml of FST 52 giving you the ultimate combination in cleaning and corrosion protection. Simply send your emails to letters classicmechanics.com or post your letters to the normal address, giving contact details just in case you are th lucky winner. letters classicmechanics.com or post your letters to the normal address, giving contact details just in case...

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...

Wurth Bike Wash

Concentrated amourt H jSpjSB j of cleaner can be applied to dirtier area of your bike. Having used this product for the last yeter I have found an added bonus is it is greet for quickly cleaning muddy bicycles, oar bodywork and alloy wheels. Wurth bike Wash's only downside is its effectiveness on heavy brake dust and thickly ingrained chain oil on motorcycle wheels, whicli require some serious elbow grease to achieve a satisfactory result. It lasts well toe. ANDY CATTON Web www.wurth.co.uk...

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...

Xs650sf

The first of the Custom Special, fitted with metal side panels, seven spoke alloys, hinged seat tubular chromed grab rail, points ignition and 38mm CV carbs. The SE designation appears to have been used for all examples sold in the UK regardless of spec or build. R.O.W received year on year on year upgrade Vintage Burgundy and New Midnight Black. Clutch starter interlock fitted, drum rear brake and spoked cobweb pattern' wheels used. Model now sold as Heritage Special. RHS engine case now...

Xs650sj

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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...

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There's something about the classical music in the background of this Honda promotional video that makes the building of an RC30 seem that little bit more like art. Search for Honda RC30 Promotion Film The 2011 Flexi-flier calendar from the Kettle Club is now available to keep you on track for next year, and here at CMM we have two of these GT750 calendars to give away to some lucky readers. The latest edition is filled with images of both standard and heavily modified GT750s and would cut a...

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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...