1988 Gil­era Saturno 350 TT

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - In Your Shed -

Owner: Nick Brown

Owned for: six months

So far: stripped and part-re­stored What’s next? sus­pen­sion, wiring

Iloved Jim Moore’s fifth-favourite dream bike (PS, Feb 2019). Mine’s a 350 as could not find a 500, but it’s the Ja­pan-only Isle of Man TT edi­tion with twin high pipes, stain­less catch tanks and slightly dif­fer­ent light­weight body­work as stan­dard.

I stripped the bike, only leav­ing the en­gine, which ran fine, in one piece (don’t fix what’s not bro­ken). Frame was sanded and sprayed, the wheels pow­der­coated and all the bear­ings re­placed, body­work re­painted too. Now I just need to fin­ish the wiring.

There’s some­thing re­ally quite classy about these Gil­eras

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