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Museum Winter Raffle Reminder!
The National Motorcycle Museum wants to remind you all that there is still time to buy tickets for a chance to win a brand new Triumph Factory Custom Thruxton 1200cc motorcycle in their winter raffle draw. Museum Director James Hewing stated: “We hav
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OVER Zealous!
Now here’s a bike we don’t see very often at all, in fact I don’t think there were many about in the UK back in the day due to it being a grey import and I’m talking about when such imports to the UK from the Land of the Rising Sun were very popular.
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Getting The Back Story
Buy an imported bike here in the UK and the chances are you’ll not get much in the way of the machine’s history. It’s often the same at auction. The back story to a bike can sometimes prove useful in its refurbishment or restoration, but it all depen
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Scooperman!
Occasionally this column is asked what bikes folk should buy – this has to be the classic scene’s ‘Number One’ question. If you’re asking me which bikes make the best investment then sorry, but I don’t play that game. As the warning phrase runs: ‘Th
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I Sell Them!
I spoke to CMM’s good friend Gary Mitchell from Fastline Superbikes in Preston about the Zeal. I’d say that the Yamaha Zeal is one of those machines we don’t see many of at all and I wouldn’t be surprised if there are less than probably 20 on the roa
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Cutting The Wire!
When repairing electrical faults or fully rewiring a bike the first thing you will want is a method of cutting the wire and removing the insulation. It sounds simple but many home mechanics admit to knowing little about electrics, but this doesn’t st
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Premier Trophy Retro helmet
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Specification
249cc liquid-cooled four-stroke DOHC inline-four with 16 valves 40bhp @ 12,000rpm 19.2lb/ft @ 9500rpm 6-speed Chain Front: 38 mm right-way-up forks non adjustable Rear: twin shocks adjustable for pre load Front: single 320mm disk with twin piston sli
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Key Decisions!
So following on from last time we have managed to get the wheels out, then remove the tyres, discs and bearings. The wheels actually looked like they were painted on top of the original finish, which isn’t nice at all! While removing the wheels I n
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2 Chances To Win A Clarke Motorcycle Shelter/shed
WITH MACHINE MART! OVER £400 WORTH OF PRIZES TO BE WON! Classic Motorcycle Mechanics has teamed up with Machine Mart to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a Clarke Motorcycle Shelter / Shed. Great for use as a storage area in your garden, on
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Cadwell Cool!
It’s very early days, but it is beginning to look as if the Classic Bike Trackdays/CMM weekend in association with Bridgestone tyres is going to have a distinctive ‘Yamaha RD-LC’ look to it… Plans are yet to be confirmed, but CBT are hoping to have a
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Stuck In A Crack
G’day! It was foolish of me to think that my restoration plan for this mighty RM80X was going to go smoothly. Here I was content that such a simple bike was going to be a breeze to restore, meanwhile I’ve got an RZV500R in bits that is twice as easy
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Motorcycle Views!
That genial giant Dave Marsden – founder of Z-Power Kawasaki parts and specials builds – has become a disk-jockey, it seems? Well, maybe not a musical DJ, but he will be hosting a radio show called ‘Motorcycle Views’ on FAB Radio International. The s
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Terrible Twos!
At the end of 1996, Suzuki was in a bit of a quandary… Sure, it’s GSX-R750 W-T SRAD was arguably the king of the 750 four-cylinder sportsbikes and was taking the fight to the likes of Honda’s supreme CBR900RR FireBlade, but on the outskirts, there wa
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Engine Parts List
✓ Cylinder-head and nuts ✓ Full gasket and seal kit ✓ Conrod kit ✓ Main bearings and seals ✗ Piston and rings ✓ Small-end bearing and pin ✓ Gearbox bearings and seals ✗ Selector forks ✗ Selector shaft ✗ Kickstart shaft ✗ Clutch basket and hub ✗ beari
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Stavros And His MAD Tour!
If you want a fun evening out with Steve Parrish recalling tales of the good old days of bike racing, you don’t want to miss out on the following! 1 Beau Sejour Leisure, Guernsey 15 Arlington Arts, Newbury 17 Majestic Theatre, Darlington 18 Carnegie
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Specification
996cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve, 90° V-twin, four-stroke 98x66mm 13.1:1 125bhp @ 8500rpm 77lb-ft @ 8000rpm 160mph Six speed, wet multi-plate clutch, chain drive Transistorised ignition 12v 187kg 1415mm 120/70x17, 190/50x17 17 litres ■
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Chassis Parts List
✓ Fork seals ✓ Steering-head bearings ✗ Fuel tank ✗ Fuel tap ✗ Fuel cap ✗ Seat re-cover ✗ New plastics and decals ✗ Shock bushes ✗ Brake cable ✗ Clutch cable ✗ Brake and Clutch levers ✗ Handlebars ✗ Grips ✗ Kill switch ✗ Crossbar pad ✗ Spokes ✗ Brake
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See You There!
4 Kempton Park MotorcycleAutojumble www.kemptonautojumble.co.uk 4 Dainese D-Air Day with demo:Bike Stop, Stevenage www.bikestop.co.uk 4-5 South Wales Sunbeam Motorcycle Club 28th Annual Bike Show, Llanishen, Cardiff www.southwalessunbeammcc
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Useful Numbers
www.suzukiownersclub.co.uk www.tlzone.net www.tlplanet.com www.tl1000.com www.maxton.suspension.co.uk www.reactivesuspension.com Suzuki Vintage Parts Programme, www.bikes.suzuki.co.uk Sam Matthewman on Facebook JHS Racing, www.jhsracing.co.uk Wemoto
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John Mayfield
“I went out to buy some Suzuki Super Six spares from a retired police officer who happened to show me this SDR200 amongst his collection. I was obviously keen on it as he offered it to me three weeks later and I just had to have it. It was the looks
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** Prize winner******
I love the band called ‘The Specials’, but hate the bikes that ‘are specials’! I’m sorry… but – while I’m not one of those that moans about non-OE stuff on bikes, I don’t like bikes made into something they’re clearly not. And that is precisely what
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Owner, Andy Bolas
“The TL had been a bit of a poster bike for me, and I’d fancied one for a while so I went and had a look at an early one I'd stumbled upon through work. It’d been ridden through winter and parked up so looked a bit furry. But it was in totally standa
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Two-stroke Guru!
Meet Rob Pemberton from SPA Motorcycles, Cheltenham, one of the nicest guys out there who just so happens to carry a torch for the humble two-stroke. He’s also a gifted mechanic and a substantially more than capable two-stroke tuner. Thankfully he al
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Smaller Bikes, Bigger Smiles?
What is it about smaller bikes? Do they really give us bigger smiles? I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently and there are shades of it in this very issue. Firstly, we’ve got our mate Andy Bolas on board a tiddler, Yamaha’s FZR250 Zeal. He waxe
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Win Tyres
Every month we’re giving away a pair of Bridgestone tyres to the writer of the best submitted letter we receive. You can choose between Bridgestone’s BT-016 Pros, BT-023s or BT-45s! No cash alternative, before you ask! Simply get in touch by sending
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Timeline
at a race circuit in the US. Testers spoke of strong power, good handling and affordability. Sales success was predicted. The £7999, 996cc, 125bhp, 90° V-twin sportsbike goes on sale. Featuring an alloy oval section trellis frame, and novel rotary da
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How 8 Goes Into 1!
A quick recap of this R1’s story so far would be; browse, buy, seize, strip and oh bugger! The crankshaft and rods were now junk. Claimed by the destructive cocktail of abandoned clutch plates and flywheel magnets circulating amongst the oil, repla
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The Way We Were… Day
Shaun Donovan says: “I literally found this bike covered in straw and chicken sh*t! I paid £300 and started working on it. New tyres, exhaust, cleaned the chicken crap out of the carbs and named it ‘Friday Night’ because I was always out on Friday ni
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