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  1. Building, Restoration & Modification
    Hey everyone, this is my first post. Trying to restore a 82 cm450, the guy before me tried to turn it into a cafe racer, so im continuing with that plan. so right now im trying to remove the old gas tank sealer from the gas tank, i have no idea what sealer was used but it is broken up in chunks...
  2. Building, Restoration & Modification
    Hey everyone, so im trying to remove the old gas tank sealer from the gas tank, i have no idea what sealer was used but it is broken up in chunks and the tank is rusty so i need to remove it. I grabbed a chunk of it out and put it in acetone to see if it will disolve it and it has no effect, i...
  3. Building, Restoration & Modification
    Hello I have a 1982 Suzuki gs300L street bike and it didn't come with a tac. I can't find anything specific for a parrelel twin bike in the DIY market and so I was just wondering if anyone had any hints on a tac that might work. Thank you for your time : )
  4. Vintage Forum
    What's up guys!? I'm new here. Hopefully I've got this in the right place. So I got thise bike off of a buddy of mine and knew it would need some work. I wanted something to wrench on...it's been too long! That being said my last bike was an '01 Ninja so once again I'm in a new world with this...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi motorcycle enthusiasts! I am a 41 year old Western New Yorker. I've been riding for about 8 years now. Took the motorcycle safety class 8 years back the bought a 1999 Harley Davidson sportster 1200. Did a few little touches to it, but nothing crazy. It has been well cared for and it has...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hello Everyone, my name's Kai! New here, first motorcycle forum i've registered to. I've got a 1982 Honda CB650 project i've been working on for a while now. Unfortunately I am looking into selling in order to pay for a car. It's been a huge amount of fun for me to build, deffinitely a passion...
  7. New Member Introductions
    HI all. Just picked up my very first bike. 1976 CJ360T. Needs gauges speedometer/ tachometer/ ignition. rear signal lights that screw into the rear fender size 8mx 1.25 thread. I searched ebay, attempted to make contact with a few sellers without success. I'm in New York City. Anyone out here...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hey all! So, I'm a fairly new rider; last year was my first year riding. I've got a Boulevard C50t to ride on the daily(or as often as I can). My newest addition though, is a GS850G.. this one, like so many others I'm chopping up and turning it into a cafe brat. Lots and lots of questions...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I'm Will, I live in New York. I just bought my first bike, a 1980 Suzuki GS850G. It runs great and is in near-perfect cosmetic condition- I think I got a great deal for $1k. I'm really happy with it and I'm beyond stoked to be riding. I'm really into the cafe racer style bikes...
  10. New Member Introductions
    What's up everyone, my name is Garrett, I'm 19 y/o coming to you guys from Nashville, TN. I'm currently a college undergrad student pursuing a degree in computer science. I've haven't had much experience with bikes (only with a little 2008 Honda 75 dirtbike). But, last week I got my hands on a...
  11. Vintage Forum
    Hey guys, I am a newbie so take it easy on me! I have recently purchase a 1982 CM250 and have notice a strong difference in stance between it and the CB250. Mainly that the CM seems to have quite bit more positive rake than the CB. From what I can tell, the CM came with a longer fork. I know...
  12. Motorcycle Repair
    So I am having some difficulties in a Cafe build. I am pretty decent at mechanics and I can easily look at something and figure out how it works. What I did: I pulled the top half of the engine off to change the gaskets. I put everything back together just how I took it apart. The motor would...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hello all who are on two wheels. I am pretty good with mechanics to a certain extent. I have a 1976 honda cb500t that i pulled the top half of the motor apart, changed gaskets and put everything back together. The problem: the motor turns freely using the fly wheel and the kick start will turn...
  14. Touring Forum
    Ok so its not around the world, but I thought 3200 kms in 7 days, through 7 countries for Riders for Health was pretty impressive. Oh, and on Chinese 125cc bikes!! We wanted to take in the Nurburgring on the tour too, for a couple of laps The purpose of the trip originally to highlight our new...
  15. First Bike / New Rider
    Hey guys, I'm Mo, 19 years old, and I'm 6'1'. I'm completely new to the motorcycle world. I love cafe racers, and have been looking into them for about a year now. I have no idea how to choose a bike, or what to look for (other than what I would like it to look like). I've had a lot of...
  16. Building, Restoration & Modification
    I currently have a stock gs450lh 1987 and i plan on making it into cafe racer but i dont even know where to start I also need to figure out a way to make new covers for the battery and the electrical cause the covers on it look like **** so if you have any idea how to make a cover for it lemme...
  17. Vintage Forum
    Hey everyone, I'm curretlu looking for a project vintage bike to restore and possibly customize. I know basics about motorcycles but nothing to advanced. I definitely want either a cruiser or a cafe style. I would like something that is very affordable, easy to work on, easy to find parts, and...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I am a new rider here in the beautiful pacific northwest. Starting riding with a msf course in October and bought my first bike in February. Bought a visually challenged first year 1977 Suzuki GS 750. I know it's a bit large for a first bike but after the initial learning curve I am very...
  19. First Bike / New Rider
    Hey guys. I searched and was unable to find posts for this question.. I'm a noob looking to start riding. It would be my primary transportation, so reliability is important, and I will probably ride about 10,000 miles a year. This would include 4 hour, 220 mile trips via freeway once every...
  20. New Member Introductions
    Hello all i join this forum couse is the one of the biggest and best around the internet i just want to say hi and share my first bike, im not sure if is the right place for this post :S,Im from mexico in a city really close to the us, and i bought there my first bike: this is a yamaha yds2, 2...
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