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
I tinker and seem to have an unnatural draw to anything that’s no longer factory supported with replacement parts (I bought a polaroid camera the day before they announced that they would no longer be making film) So I bought this bike a few years ago. It ran alright (had charging issues). I rode it… Continue reading Ben’s -1975 CB360 Twin
Last year my son gave up on this bike and asked me if I wanted to give it a try. He could rarely get it running and could never keep it running for very long. I have no experience with motorcycles but decided to accept the challenge. I am in the process tearing it down,… Continue reading 1976 Honda CB500T
Wanted to do a Bobber/Rat but this just sort of happened?? Will be headed to Daytona with it next month for 2011 Bike Week. \ Wow man, that bike sure is out there! I bet it turns heads everywhere. Big tractor seat, stove pipe exhaust, and bright pink to boot. How did you go about… Continue reading My 1982 Honda CB900 Custom Mild Custom/Bobber/Rat
Hey Evan, I saw where you had done an 82 KZ550 so I thought you might be interested in seeing mine. Its coming along pretty nicely and it definitly has a unique look for a kz550. I can;t lie Im pretty happy with the way this bike is going. Let me know if you want… Continue reading A Reader’s 1982 Kawasaki KZ550
First time poster, but found this site through Evan’s excellent carb cleaning guide. (I also have an ’82 750 Seca that I’ve owned since 1984) In any case, I have a Honda Spree project I’m working on with my boys teaching them how an engine works as we completely restore this scooter. The case and… Continue reading How do you polish carb bodies?
I have had this strange fascination with cafe bikes and mid-70s sport bikes since an old co-worker introduced me to his two Moto Guzzi bikes about 10 years ago. Listening to that 850 Le Mans rumble in his shed planted a seed in the back of my mind that has been waiting to sprout. I… Continue reading New to Motorcycles – Tips and Suggestions when looking for a project