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  1. Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 95 KTM 400 RX/C (Single cylinder enduro) that has returned home. It's been at a neighbors in non-climate controlled storage for 10 years. It ran when he put it up. Anyway the first thing I wanted to check before cleaning the gas tank and probably cleaning and rebuilding the carb was the...
  2. Honda
    Hi all, Just picked up my first project bike, a 76 XL250 roller for $50. Need an engine and trans. Looking to do a straight forward engine swap, so want to get a replacement engine rather than something from a different model and modify to fit as this is my first go at this. Found a 79 XL250s...
  3. First Bike / New Rider
    Hello, My grandma had a 1974 honda cb450 k7 sitting in a shed falling apart and I am attempting to restore it. It was my uncle's and has been sitting since 1994. I don't know anything about motorcycles and have never had a motorcycle before. I have a friend who knows motorcycles and he helped...
  4. Honda
    I recently purchased a salvage 1983 Nighthawk for $100, the motor runs great, the carbs need to be cleaned out but are working alright and the lights all around the bike need to be replaced but what is really getting me down is the frame. It is bent like a goose's limp neck (See photos). As you...
  5. Motorcycle Repair
    I'm about to inherit a 1980 Honda CX500 in need of repair. Can anybody recommend a good motercycle mechanic with experience repairing this model bike in the Dallas / Fort Worth area?
  6. Vintage Forum
    So I'm going to document my work on the 85 Nighthawk I picked up. (I will post pics for everything once I'm allowed.) First a bit o' back story: My first bike was 78 Kawasaki KZ 400 that I picked up from a buddy when I was 20 for $450 that I was "totally going to rebuild." It's still in pieces...
  7. Motorcycle Repair
    Hello all, I am new to the forums, I have a 79 GS425 that I have been trying to return from the dead after 13 years of sitting in a garage. Bike is completely stock with no changes from factory specs. I started by cleaning and coating the tank as per the "Kreem" instructions. Changed oil and...
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