ClassicMotorcycleMechanicsJune2020

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As along-term subscriber, Ijust wanted to
say thanks for the latest edition, which
camethroughthedoor this morning. In the
current climate it is things likethe mag
arriving that cheeryouup, so thanks to you
and allthe teamforputting it together, I
guess from home.
You’ll be pleasedtoknowthat alongside
alot of tinkering and cleaning there is still
somedealinggoing on, albeit over the
internet andphone with deposits being
exchanged, but collection/delivery at some
future date as yet unknown.Iput my 1989
NC30onthe owners’ Facebook pageona
Friday eveand withinacouple ofhourshad

lots of interest andadeposit.Ihad be en
toyi ng withreplacingit with somethingIknow
you like –agen 1RSV-R Mille, butIwas
struggling to findthe ri ght one. Onthe
Sunday,online,Ifound alovely 2003RSV-R
ownedby the same ex-race tech for thelast
12 years, and agreedadeal over the phone.
The daft thing is it’sonly goingto cost me
£450 to go fromtheNCtothe RSV-R! Can’t
wait to getthe Aprilia, butI’ll have to!Take
care and keepupthe good work!
PeteBritcliffe

Bertie says:“Pete–youjammy git!Yes, I
loveagood RSV/R(keep ’em peeled foraroad
test soon in the mag)soit’sgood to see
they’re still availableandattainable.Italso
shows how muchpeoplelove NC30s,too!
Have some tyres!”

Thanks CMM!


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Fridayeveandwithinacoupleofhourshad y
s S o 1 T £ w c B l t t s

Can'tRSV-R!beatadecent H

600 Divvy...

ClassyNC30.

Small is beautiful!
Yes,smallerbikes,whatdoI
say?Well,mybiggestbikeever
wasanXJ 600 NDiversion(one

What’she
talking about?
Pleasetellyourtrustedand
likeablecolleagueScoopto
stopdustingdownremote
wordsfromtheOldEnglish
Dictionary!Tothemajorityof
yourreadersitiswasted.Stop
tryingtobecleverbeyondthe
averagebloke’sunderstanding.
Youshouldn’thavetoGoogle
wordstogetanunderstanding
ofthings.Noteveryoneis
universityeducated!
HarrisonGrice

Bertiesays:“Youtry
cuttinghiswordsbacktofit,
sir!NotsureifStevewentto
university,buthedidgotothe
schoolofhardknocks!”

ofmyfewdeviationsfromthe
productsofthemighty
Honda).Istartedridingin
1977 whenIwas 16 ,and
althoughonceortwice
consideredbigger
bikes,andworkingin
thetrade,the
temptationisalways
thereofcourse,one
wayoranother.Up
untilthat 600 Inever
wentabovea 250 and
wasquitehappywith

that.Intheendthatwenttoo,
bywhichtimeIalsohadmy
500 Ascot.Granted,my
choicesaredefinedpartlyby
neverhavingbeenasstrongas
mysix-foot-twoframemight
suggestbutthatsaid,being
theplodderIamspeedwas
neverthebe-allandend-all,I
justenjoytheride.
Ihopeyouarekeepingwell
inthecurrentsituation:
self-isolationisalwayseasier
onabikeofcourse,asIam

goingtoandfromworkand
withonlythreeorfourofus
therewemanagenottoget
tooclose.Well,someonehas
togetthosepartsoutforthose
self-isolatinginsheds,
garages,etc.,gettingtheir
bikesreadyforwhensome
senseofnormalityreturnsto
theworld!
MichaelDurrant

Bertie says:“Can’tknock
aDivvy,Mike!Staysafe!”

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