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Classic Motorcycle Repair

General Motorcycle Repair

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How to Rebuild a BMW Front Brake Master Cylinder

Our project for this issue planned itself. Editor Hall picked up this 1988 BMW R100RS late last summer. At some point over the winter, he noticed a spot of fluid on the floor and quickly figured out it wasn’t engine oil, but brake fluid. The front brake master cylinder was weeping fluid and it was dripping into the inside of the fairing, and eventually to the shop floor. Not good. ...

Staff | Aug 17, 2021

Motorcycle Body Repair And Paint Job

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“Tins in Stock” Program by BD’s Cycles

We all know that good paint and body work takes time, and that can mean time your bike isn’t on the road. BD’s Cycles has the cure. The folks there will do a custom or stock paint job on another set of bodywork, and when it’s done, they mail it to you, you install it on your bike and then send them your stock bodywork back. It’s that simple. ...

Review The Motorcycle Classics Staff | Dec 17, 2019

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Motorcycle Electrical Repair

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Installing a Colorado Norton Works Electric Starter

Back in 2018 we installed an Alton electric starter on editor Hall’s Norton Commando. This time around we’re installing the other easily sourced electric starter kit, from Colorado Norton Works. As you can see from the photo above, this is a comprehensive kit that includes a belt drive conversion in addition to the starter. Like the Alton, this kit requires you to replace the ...

Keith Fellenstein | Feb 13, 2020

Motorcycle Engine And Transmission Repair

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Commando Recommendations and Slipping Clutch: Q and A

Recommended CommandoQuestion: I’ve been a fan of Motorcycle Classics since the premiere issue, and your column is always the first thing I look for. I really love my 1979 Suzuki GS1000E, and I’ll never give it up, but a friend had a bright yellow Norton Commando in college, and I’ve always wanted one ever since. Strictly from the standpoint of ...

Keith Fellenstein | Dec 1, 2020

Motorcycle Suspension Tuning And Chassis Repair

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1970 Triumph T120 Fork Leg Thoughts

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, Motorcycle Classics, 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609, or send an email with ...

Letter Crocker Bennett | Feb 11, 2020

Motorcycle Wheel And Brake Repair

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Suzuki GS450 Stuck Wheel

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, Motorcycle Classics, 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609, or send an email with ...

November/December 2019, Suzuki, Rick Ross, Keith Fellenstein and Tech Corner | Oct 22, 2019

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