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Kawasaki W1 overhaul

Kawasaki W1 overhaul

4 December 2014

“I don’t suppose you’d be interested in looking at my rebuilding of a Kawasaki W1’s motor would you?” asked owner Dave Jupp. Of course we would; we’d leap at the chance. Steve Cooper reports...

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Fit an ignition booster

Fit an ignition booster

24 September 2014.

If you ride a classic bike for any period of time you will inevitably and inexorably find yourself fettling contact breakers and possibly changing condensers. But it doesn't have to be that way...

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Kawasaki Z400 rebuild: 3

Kawasaki Z400 rebuild: 3

2 July 2014.

After owner Steve tracks down some serviceable second hand pistons for his Kawasaki Z400 twin - and splashes out for some new rings - Rod Gibson completes the engine rebuild...

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Suzuki GS750 rebuild part three

Suzuki GS750 rebuild part three

2 July 2014.

After sorting through the pile of bits last month I’m now ready to start reassembling Jason’s GS750 engine...

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Harley-Davidson Sportster service

Harley-Davidson Sportster service

26 June 2014.

The 1200cc vee-twin had delivered three years’ unblemished service to owner Kev but now was the time to visit ‘Dr’ Rod Gibson’s surgery for a medical...

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Velocette 250 and 350

Velocette 250 and 350

17 April 2014.

Velocette 250 and 350 ‘iron engine’ service notes. Models covered are MOV, MAC and MAF. Consistent design methods employed by Veloce Ltd over the years make the remainder of the work simple...

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Seat re-covering

Seat re-covering

11 March 2014.

When it comes to restoring motorcycles, you can almost bet your hat that the seat is going to be a bit tatty around the edges and requiring a bit of tlc. This month Steve Cooper brings us a guide to re-covering them...

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Iconic engines: Villiers 37A

Iconic engines: Villiers 37A

11 March 2014.

That the Villiers two-stroke engine has been a major part of off-road motorcycling is fairly obvious but what is it like inside? What are the points to look out for? Classic Dirtbike magazine pulls one apart...

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Honda C77 rebuild parts 4-6

Honda C77 rebuild parts 4-6

12 February 2014.

The restoration nears completion. In this part Richard completes the engine strip, reassembles and finishes and refits the body parts

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Norton gearbox overhaul

Norton gearbox overhaul

17 September 2013.

We reveal the basic dismantling, repair and assembly procedure to the most common Norton gearbox...

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