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1972 CCM — Clews Competition Machine

Engine: Stock-spec BSA B50MX 4-stroke air-cooled single cylinder, 84mm x 90mm bore and stroke, 8:1 compression ratio, 34hp @ 5,500rpm (est.) Top speed: NA Carburetor: Amal 32mm Transmission: 5-speed, right side shift, down for low Electrics: Boyer Bransden capacitive discharge ...

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Army Surplus Harley-Davidson WLA Restored

Most of us had difficulty getting parental approval to ride a motorcycle. Mom would remind us about how dangerous they are. Dad would tell us that he never wanted to see a motorcycle in the woodshed. Imagine how lucky Fred Wacker was, as he had a Bonanza mini-bike when he was only 7 years ...

Dubya Vintage and Custom Wheel Services

 Dubya USA is pleased to announce the expansion of its vintage wheel building/restoring and custom spoke manufacturing services. Dubya USA has a wide variety of rim and spoke options and has the capability to cut and thread butted or straight spokes to fit any wheel. Hubs can be powder ...

Triumph T20M Cub Restoration

Restoration of a Triumph T20M Cub was Andy Granovsky’s most challenging project to date.I just bought your November/December 2012 issue and had to write you. I have a 1966 Triumph T20M Cub that I got a few years ago and finally got around to restoring. It turned out to be more expensive and ...

Real Life Wrenching: Triumph Bonneville Restoration Update

Editor's note: This blog was originally posted in October 2010 in the Real Life Wrenching blog at MotorcycleClassics.com.Me and my 1972 Triumph Bonneville.In 2010, my father, an avid Triumph enthusiast, finally gave me one of his prized motorcycles. However, he wasn’t about to let me ride off ...

Real Life Wrenching: The Cost of Project Bikes

I met a young woman this week who had ridden her thumper from Arizona to Canada, and back down to the Bay Area. Her bike had started leaking gasoline from the carburetor, but being on the road and having few tools, took it into a shop. They charged her $250 to replace a single needle on the ...

Real Life Wrenching: Lacing Spokes and Truing a Wheel

Spokes and a hub, ready to be laced to the rim.I am not a mechanic, nor am I a naturally technical person. Rebuilding a motorcycle from a pile of parts isn’t something I ever thought I’d do, but despite my lack of experience and mechanical know-how I have committed myself to the job. My ...

Beginning a Triumph Bonneville Restoration

Editor’s Introduction:As many classic bike fans can tell you, when it comes to learning about wrenching on your own bike, there’s an ocean of experience out there to swim in. Our little corner of the universe is rich with people who have learned everything you could ever want to know about ...

1974 Kawasaki H2 Mach IV Restoration

Editor's note: Dave Gurry’s review of owning and riding a 1972 Kawasaki H2 Mach IV  generated some good comments including the following from reader Peter Hickman. Peter spared no cost in completely restoring his 1974 Kawasaki H2 Mach IV. We asked him to tell us more about the project ...

Word power

It is all in the semantics… “Restoration” invokes images of powder-coated frames and blue-printed motors – the end result being a vehicle that shows significantly more precise and expert attention to detail than the original ever could. I’ve never attempted to go that far with any ...

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