Kawasaki’s Z1000, best bikes of 1982 and an RG500 spe­cial from Stan!

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - CONTENTS -

KAWASAKI Z1000: Mildly-mod­ded, mas­sively mar­vel­lous! Rid­den and rated by Scoop! BEST BIKES OF 1982: The best bikes of the year re­called by John Nut­ting. YAMAHA TRX850: The story be­hind Yamaha ‘do­ing a Du­cati’ by Bruce Cox. HONDA CB1300: Quick Spinned by Ber­tie Sim­monds. BRIDGE­STONE 350 GTO: Buyer’s Guide. PLUS: We have the in­side line on a Honda CBR1000F that couldn’t be killed (pos­si­bly), a Suzuki GSX600F Teapot used in a weird way and an Aussie Honda XL500S restora­tion. WORK­SHOP: Stan Stephens and a Suzuki RG400/500 spe­cial! Paint­ing al­loy heads or cas­ings. And on the project bikes front, Steve Cooper re­turns with part (gawd knows what) of his Suzuki Stinger, Ralph Fer­rand is on with part 10 of his Yamaha DT175 MX resto and part three of get­ting a Honda CB400 Four back on the road safely. Mark Hay­cock kicks off part one of sort­ing the oil seals and clutch on his Yamaha TX500 tpp. Mean­while, the id­iot editor has found an­other cheap ma­chine with the start of Project Zero Pound Hound but what is it?

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