Practical Sportsbikes (UK)

Kes’s top tips

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1. Join the TDR Owners’ page on Facebook. They’re a really helpful bunch of people. Some parts for the bikes aren’t produced now, but bits from other bikes will fit. Whenever you’re stuck or need some advice those guys will help.

2. Find the most complete bike you can. TDR parts are very expensive, especially the panels. Restore rather than replace.

3. Take your time, work through it methodical­ly, and get a workshop manual. You can put the engine in and carbs on before you’ve realised that the engine stabiliser bracket isn’t on and the engine has to come back out. Like I did!

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