Jim Bottomley’s Honda NT650 Hawk
I loved the recent issue of Motorcycle Classics (January/February 2018). That nice Honda NT650 Hawk reminded me of one of my favorite rides. I turned my Hawk into a track bike and rode three dozen track days with it, although as I progressed I encountered persistent cooling problems, even with a Ninja radiator. After blowing it up twice, I sold it and moved to a Suzuki GSX-R600, which had stunning performance but lacked the Hawk’s soul.
Jim Bottomley/via email
Replacing the Clutch Friction Discs on a Honda CL450
Replacement of clutch friction discs probably isn’t as difficult as you think it might be. We will walk you through the steps on a Honda CL450.
Phil Read Replicas: Honda CB750F2
Phil Read captured the TT Formula 1 title at the 1977 Isle of Man, and though the win was controversial, a Honda CB750F2 replica soon followed.
Peter Tremulis’ 1975 Yamaha DT250
A reader shares a neglected Yamaha DT250 that had spent most of its life in an RV park.