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Honda VFR750R - RC30

If there’s a more worshipped V4 out there, we’ve yet to see it: welcome to our reboot of the awesome VFR750R RC30…

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
September 2021

Mountain tension!

Award-winning motorcycle engineer!

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
September 2021

Fazer set to STUN!

What do you get when you mix CRK’s lovely café racer kit to Yamaha’s budget middleweight and the recently-retired Martin Fox? Well, one helluva foxy Fazer!

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
September 2021

Project Suzuki 1984 RG250 part 4 BRUNO BARES ALL!

This month, while we wait for backorder engine parts, we strip the chassis back to the bare frame, assess what is needed and plan the reassembly…

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
September 2021

Project Kawasaki Z900 Stocker part 2 Ralph has a blast!

For the best finish on his Z900’s motor Ralph wants the best, so he visits Stephen Smethurst Casting Renovation to find out how it’s done properly.

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
September 2021

Project Suzuki TS400 Part 8 Loom with a view!

We’re getting down into the nitty-gritty this time with component testing and loom building. What could go wrong?

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
September 2021

Project Yamaha TX750 Part 12 A question of balance…

Only The Beach Boys had good vibrations… so what’s Mark been up to, to sort out the bad ones coming from his TX750?

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
September 2021

Splitting links

Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
September 2021

STAVROS: PRINCE OF PRANKSTERS!

It’s probably fair to say that Stephen JamesParrish’s persona and overall levity throughout his life have muddied the waters as to just how good a bike racer he was back in the day.

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
September 2021

Metal magic!

Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox co uk so he knows what works.. .

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
July 2021

Art in motion…

Let’s face it, a beautiful classic motorcycle is a rolling work of art. Meet Bob Spendlove, the biker who can put your pride and joy down on canvas for posterity.

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
July 2021

Boiling hot!

Within Kettle Club circles, Phil Baldwin’s 1000cc four-cylinder version of Suzuki’s GT750 has become legendary. John Nutting takes ‘The Beast’ for a ride and comes back surprised

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
July 2021

Project Suzuki TR750 part 13 Lucky for some!

Has it really been more than 12 issues (and much longer than a year) since we first saw Malc? He’s still on with his Suzuki triple special!

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
July 2021

Big Kat diary!

Or how Big CC Racing turned Suzuki’s 2019 Katana retro into a wild, turbocharged street-sleeper

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
July 2021

EVO XR!

Long-time biker, Matt Cain had a dream of building a special Suzuki GSX-R750L Evo… but it started off as a bit of a nightmare…

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
July 2021

Naked Thunder!

Bertie comes over all unnecessary when he explains his love for Aprilia’s V-twins, especially when he gets naked. Sorry, when THEY get naked…

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
July 2021

Starting and fettling!

I had been looking forward to fitting there chromed header pipes to my red Z1Super Six so I was really excited when the postman called with a large package from ACF Howell.

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
July 2021

Project Kawasaki Z900 Stocker part 1 Stripping yarns!

Kindly given a box of old Zed bits, Ralph Ferrand is back on the case with one of his favourite four-strokes!

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
July 2021

Suzuki TL1000R

Why are prices of the fat and frumpy TL1000R rising? Could we see a revival of a Suzuki sports V-twin?

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
July 2021

Pressing matters!

Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
February 2021

RETRO SPECTIVE Kawasaki Z1000

Stealing the name of a legendary Jap four sounds like sacrilege, but it wasn't. Welcome to the 2003-2009 Z1000...

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
February 2021

Project Belgarda Yamaha TDR125R part 1 - Saucy Seventeener!

If you were of a certain age, your 17th birthday meant you could finally get something 125cc sized to go ride on. Classic Motorcycle Mechanics welcomes Niall Brooking to talk about his exotic Yamaha TDR125R.

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
February 2021

Some sorta Sanctuary!

Inspired by the great specials builds from AC Sanctuary, Bob Haughton and friends set about making their own Zed homage!

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
February 2021

Very boring times!

Progress on my latest Super Six had virtually ground to a halt halfway through November.

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
February 2021

KAWASAKI ZZR1400

It seems fitting that with the Kawasaki ZZR1400 being discontinued at the end of 2020 and 2021 rumoured to be bringing a new Suzuki Hayabusa, we check out this green king of speed.

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
February 2021

Peter Williams: Innovator, racer, gentleman…

Peter Williams, who sadly passed away in December, was more than just a talented motorcycle racer, he was also an innovator whose influences can be seen on modern machines to this day.

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
February 2021

DETREVNI SNOBBERY!

The GSX-R1100K was a bit of a handful and Suzuki’s successor the 1100L was supposed to turn all that on its head: literally, as it was the first Suzuki model with the soon-to-be-fashionable inverted or ‘upside-down’ front forks…

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
February 2021

Shanks' Pony

One of the sharpest Blades in the toolbox: careful with it, or you’ll get hurt! The RR4/5 was finally a full-fat 1000cc, used MotoGP technology from Valentino Rossi’s Honda RC211V, and it’s now a 17-year-old motorcycle: unbelievable…

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
February 2021

Cat - isfaction!

Our Scoop rides the Suzuki TC120 ‘Trail Cat’ and comes away wondering why we Brits didn’t build something similar.

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Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
February 2021

Honda ST DAX Series

It’s a totally bonkers monkey bike that makes you smile!

6 mins read
Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
January 2021

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