My current two wheeled love affair is a 2002 Honda XR650R. I know I know I know, it’s not a vintage street bike – but I’ve certainly had plenty of those! Adventure biking has really sucked me in lately and this is my do-it-all-everywhere machine. I picked it up in Denver sometime in October of… Continue reading My 2002 Honda XR650R – Ride & Upgrade
The 1985-86 Honda Shadow VT1100C used two ignition control modules, OEM part numbers 30400-MG8-005 & 30420-MG8-005. I want to know if the 1985-86 VT700 used the same modules. The modules were made by Hitachi but they no longer make them and Honda does not have any more in stock. I have spoken with various parts… Continue reading Honda shadow ignition control modules
When I’m old and grizzled I want to be just like this guy. Phil Funell from British Columbia. He’s somewhat famous in the BMW circles and attends all the ralleys. He has lots of great stories and tons of fantastic home brewed bike contraptions. In this video he talks about taking his bike across the… Continue reading A true Biker’s Biker: Phil Funell
Hi, Great Bikes you have!! I like your Yamahas the best. Do you sell them, or just keep them after you get them fix up? How big is your shop? BIG ED XT&TT 600 FAN!! I get a lot of shop questions. I’ve had lots of different work spaces over the years. When I lived… Continue reading Do you keep them or sell them?
I just found my old XR650R up for sale on a Russian Auction site. That’s me in the photos. I sold it last year to an exporter who ships bikes to Japan. I’ve sold many vintage bikes to such outfits, but never encountered an exporter who dealt in dirtbikes (or modern bikes for that matter).
Speedway racing has really taken off in Japan and the bikes are just flat out incredible. They are one of the only series that allow for twin cylinder motors. Most of them are these AR600 race motors built by Yamaha specifically for the track. I’ve been trying to figure out why they use external dampers… Continue reading Japan Speedway Racing
I watch way too many motorcycle videos online, here’s a few I like. The Higgspeed expansion chambers for GT750’s give the most incredible sound! I want! Another incredible sounding bike – the Honda RC166 250cc 6 cylinder. This is some serious touring on tiny little Honda z50’s. American’s get too fixated on the… Continue reading A few of my favorite motorcycle vids from Youtube!
Got this bike with 18k. Well taken care of but smashed headlight 12 years ago. In the process of locating light assembly and parts to get it running. The tank is a toaster but not original to the date 1971 so I want to get the original 6 gallon and paint it white. Any thoughts?… Continue reading 1971 BMW R75/5
Yes we finally finished all the body Modifications this Bicycle! we have stretched it further and lowered the seat, moved the peddal cranks forward, adding a freewheel so when und3er petrol power feet and enjoy the ride. Where the peddals used to be is right side of bike 2 chain wheels one connects to relocated… Continue reading David’s Yamaha Y80 Engine for my Chopper Bike
Anyone know a good mechanic in Miami? My Honda is not getting oil on one side of the engine. Would appreciate any tip. George If your oil flow is impeded only in one area you likely have a clogged line. If the oil pump or related components were failing then you wouldn’t have oil anywhere… Continue reading Engine Work on 1978 CB750K