For some building a special means searching out the right parts from this catalogue or that brochure, others take a more involved route and make most of the bike themselves. Tim Britton meets up with such an engineer who turned his hand to his BSA Gold Star...
The Honda had given 33,000 miles of solid service but an overhaul was due, so it was time to think about getting the engine out of the frame for a closer inspection of its internals. Rod Gibson dons his overalls...
The engine from our restoration bike has given 33 years’ solid service and warranted a good looking-at before being pressed back into service. Now, I have to admit it's some time since I last plunged into the innards of an sohc 750 Honda so I was relishing this opportunity to become reacquainted with the beast...
Last month I stripped the engine down on our Honda CB750 project bike and found signs that it had been well cared for in its 34 years of service. I'll be
replacing the main and big end bearings, primary and camchains. There's also a little wear on the cylinder bores, so I'll get those checked over, too. But the first job is clean up all the engine parts for some cosmetic refinishing...
Looking good! Our project Honda CB750K2 takes a big step towards completion, as Classic Mechanics editor Rod Gibson finishes the engine and re-fits the wheels and suspension...
Rod Gibson carries out the final tweaks and adjustments to our project Honda CB750K2 restoration, and it looks like it's just left the factory. But what does it ride like?
Vincent and NSU entered into a little known partnership, to sell lightweight commuter motorcycles on the British market. This is a rare survivor...
Though perhaps overshadowed by its more glamorous and sporty sibling, the Red Hunter, Ariel’s NG is a practical and stylish 30s mount...
Taking a crack at the military market, Norton developed this handsome sv twin. Sadly it was not to be. Signalman Reynolds, JE, does a brief tour of duty
• Harrogate auction
• End to end ride
• Velocette MSS
• Straight from the plate – 1923 French GP
• AA and RAC patrol outfits
• Reader’s restoration – BSA A7SS
• Radco two-stroke
• Closer Look – 1965 ISDT
• Classic components
• Men who mattered – Noel Pope
• Restoration Guide – Cyclemaster
• Technical feature – Girder forks, part II
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