Classic Motorcycle Mechanics



Normally bullet-proof, but any issues are likely to be wiring related. Alternator gaskets don’t leak, it’s the grommet around the alternator’s wires that

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We want to see YOUR pride and joy in our pages, so you can share what you ride and restore with fellow readers. Email your hi-res shots to or mail in some photos to the address at the front of the mag. Let us know what you’ve