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  1. $500 Honda

    First Bike / New Rider
    I passed as MSF course back in October of last year. Last weekend I bought a 1983 Honda Shadow VTX750c for $500. It does not run. The fuel system is dirty. The guy kept it in his garage with an empty tank for 5 or 6 years. I have experience working on engines and cars. I am in the process of...
  2. HELP! -1976 Honda 550 Super Sport

    Vintage Forum
    Hey everyone, hopefully somebody here is familiar with these old bikes! Long story short, I recently bought a beautiful 1976 Honda 550 Super Sport, and am trying to fully restore it. The bike seems to be in great condition as far as the frame an parts go, but it is not running (Consistently)...
  3. Basketcase Radian YX600 starter bike rat bike project

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello All, New to the motorcycle world and my first attempt at (re)building a 1987 Yamaha Radian YX600. It started out as a rolling frame with motor and carbs; no tank, fenders, lights, seat, etc. I have several questions as I am trying to locate some parts that I have not been able to find...
  4. My first project bike-Tips welcome

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello people of the interwebs! As you can see i have just purchased my first project bike and I am looking forward getting my hands dirty. However, since I am fairly new to the motorcycle world I would appreciate a few pointers on how to address some problems that may arise in the next couple...
  5. 1980 Yamaha Midnight Special questions.

    First Bike / New Rider
    So I have the option to get a 1980 Yamaha Midnight Special, and I've talked the guy down from 600 to 475. The only issue is the fact that the buyer states that when it idles, it runs fine, but when you open the throttle, it has a knock in the engine. This would be my first bike, and I wouldn't...
  6. 1983 virago 920 project

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    Just picked up a 1983 yamaha virago 920. The plans are to make it into a bobber, similar to one I saw in an article, I'm going to replace the front end with an r1 set up, and the remove most of the tail section to make it fairly naked. I'm sure I will have many questions as this is my first...
  7. Opinions on vintage project bike? Please respond!

    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...
  8. New Motorbike Restoration Project

    New Member Introductions
    Should I upload some photo's for everyone to see?
  9. 1983 Yamaha RX50 RX-50 Restoration Project

    Hard to Get Parts
    I am looking for anyone restoring this same bike to discuss problems with, share links to places to get the hard-to-find parts, progress pics, etc. I am a new mechanic and not familiar with all of the tricks of the trade. If you are in Arizona and looking for a project bike, I would love the...
  10. newbie in Florida

    New Member Introductions
    I got a 1973 Harley Davidson (Aermacchi) Sprint SX 250 from one of the guys I work with, its a project bike. I got the bike stripped down to the frame and sandblasted. I am slowly trying to rebuild it. The guy gave me basically just the frame with a few odds and ends. I'm trying to fix this bike...
  11. Fixing the Ugly

    Paint Jobs & Paint Tech
    I just got my first bike, a 2005 honda shadow. I got it very cheap, 1900 from a friend at the lot, because of an ugly homebrew paint job on the fenders with an airbrush. I'd like to return it to its original solid black look. Whats the easiest way to fix it? I thought about trying to spray over...
  12. 1974 Honda CB360

    Vintage Forum
    I got this bike a few weeks ago. The guy who owned it bought it planning on restoring it, well he either lost his ambition or ran out of money. He gave the bike to me for FREE. It is mostly a complete bike, but it does need some TLC and it came with a clear title. CB360 Left Side CB360...
  13. Chopper project - 750 Yamaha Special

    Choppers and Showbikes Forum
    So I found a bike on craigslist that was cheap and "was" running" when they last started it in October. I went to look at it and found it literally in a chicken coup. I ended up getting it for 100 bucks! And for being in a chicken coup it is in really good shape. It ended up being a 1979...
  14. Chopper Build, many mockup parts there

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    Hello there all gear heads, I have started a project, a motorcycle project. Maybe a strange way to build a chopper. I bought whatever will go good on the project, and I think I am building a beast. The first time I saw this chopper in a "mini" chopper form, it used to have a 49cc motor, which...