1978 Yamaha XS1100

Since I’m already on the topic of late 70’s Yamaha bikes and mentioned my sorted history with XS1100’s yesterday, I figure I ought to dispense a little information about how to build one properly into a long distance touring bike. This is my 1978 Yamaha XS1100 that I picked up in Arizona. 1978 is the… Continue reading 1978 Yamaha XS1100

Get a Yamaha SR500

A reader recently wrote in a question addressing my apparent lack of interest in the Yamaha SR500 singles. Just stumbled upon your site, awesome. I just can’t understand with all of the great motorcycles that you’ve chosen, how you don’t own an SR500.  The xs650 is fun, the XS1100 is fast, the XS400 is cute,… Continue reading Get a Yamaha SR500

2002 Honda XR650R

I was just flipping back through the blog and realized I never wrote up anything about my 2002 Honda XR650R. I’ve had a lot of XR600’s and other Honda singles, but I always wanted to have a go with an XR650R. The aircooled XR600R was retired after it’s final production year of 2000, the same… Continue reading 2002 Honda XR650R

Strange RPM bursts 1982 CB450SC

Hey there I have been rehabilitating a 1982 Honda Nighthawk CB450SC.  It was having serious hesitation issues between 3-4 k rpm so I did the “radioshack washer”* carb fix to lift and stiffen the needles.  THe hesitation went away and the bike rides wonderfully accept right before I need to downshift and the bike is… Continue reading Strange RPM bursts 1982 CB450SC

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