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  1. How I restored my 1995 Honda Magna VT250 motorcycle Engine heads

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    This is how I restored the shine to my 1995 Honda Magna VT250 motorcycle Engine. The first thing that you need to do is wash the cylinder heads with kerosene and car wash liquid to remove all the caked on grime. Next, start the sanding process using a 220 grit wet- sandpaper, and then step up...
  2. Restoring and Repairing a 1994 Kawasaki Ninja 500 (EX500)

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    I recently got a 1994 Kawasaki Ninja 500 (EX 500), and I'm in the process of taking it apart. It has been sitting for about 11 years, and has 5k miles on it. There are a lot of lines that are cut off in the middle, but that's not my main concern right now. My main concern is how to properly...
  3. 1978 Honda CB125S running weird.

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    I've torn the carb apart half a dozen times and cleaned all the jets, checked the points, the chain, the air filter and the coil... they are all new or good as new So far these are my issues: - the bike is revbing up on its own (without me touching the throttle) - when riding, the bike kinda...
  4. New member trying to restore a 63 Yamaha YG 1T

    First Bike / New Rider
    I am a new member hoping to get some advice on a restoration. My father-in-law passed away leaving me his 1963 Yamaha YG1T. The bike had not been run for over thirty years. He had always told me he wanted to get the bike running again, but unfortunately, he never got to it. When he passed, I...
  5. Hi! My name is Larry.

    New Member Introductions
    Living in Phoenix, AZ, where the weather says "ride a bike!" Mostly I ride my electric bicycle that comes from China. I really like it! Recently, my Dad passed away and left me his 1967 Honda CB77. At least, I'm pretty sure it's a '67. Engine # is 1054550 if anyone here can verify that for me...
  6. Finding parts

    Motorcycle Repair
    Thinking about buying a second bike to pull parts of off. What is the best way to find out if they will be compatible with my 81 Honda Cm400E? Do I have to check part by part what works what doesnt?
  7. 1965 Honda S65 (I think)

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    Good evening, folks! Here is a picture of my next restoration project, but I am hoping to get some help with identifying it with certainty, since I got it at auction from a company that cleans out estates and abandoned storage units. It has no title of course. Vin# S65AA007153 (on the frame). I...
  8. Bike restoration: Is it worth it?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello everyone, I am new to this website and am trying to become new to motorcycling. I went to look at a 1983 Honda shadow and am not sure whether I have found a good deal or not. It isn't currently running as the battery is dead but will start with some gas down the spark plug and a jump from...
  9. 1980 Honda CB900C Restoration

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello Folks, I got a 1980 bike with 2700 miles but hasn't been used in 30 years. It is in pretty good shape but need to put oil in and maybe another chemical to clean it before cranking it up. If you are a Honda specialist, please share your genius. Thanks. Rotorhead NY,NY
  10. Restoration

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello everyone. I just recently bought an 89 Honda Gold Wing GL1000 from a buddy of mine, as he needed it gone fast. It's been sitting in his garage for at least 2 years, probably longer. The gas tank and brake system were empty, had some oil in it, and the battery is completely shot. According...
  11. 1980 Honda C70 Passport Project

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    Welcome to my wannabe motorcycle restoration mechanic thread. I have very little experience as to what I am doing. I have cleaned a carb. There's my resume'. Fortunately, I have a service manual coming in. I am working on restoring a 1980 Honda C70 Passport Scooter. Not the greatest bikes of...
  12. Honda Cb 750 Custom - Restoration

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello, I'm a new member of the Forum and Im about to start a new project on restoring a semi classic motorcycle. I started thinking about it a few months ago and finally I have the money, the place and some time to start. These past months I've been serching for the correct bike to start with...
  13. Help me please: 1972 Honda Sl350

    So, I will let all of you know before you realize this, I am very new at doing mechanical things on a bike and do not know fully what I'm doing. So please, don't think badly of me :/ I'm getting really confused and kind of frustrated. Ok. So the other day I traded a guy on craigslist for a beat...
  14. 1970's suzuki TS90 restoration questions

    Hi guys (and gals) I have a 70's model Suzuki ts90 (well i think that's what it is) i am having trouble finding out the year and exact model . I have looked at many pictures and mine seems to be rare. it has the higher front fender and the aluminum headlight(not body color) and the chrome...
  15. First bike ever from MD :)

    New Member Introductions
    Hiii all, I recently just bought my first bike and its a 1982 Suzuki GS300L with only 511miles on it :eek: Its very rough on the exterior but the internals are perfect and I'm in the process of restoring it. Any part locations and or help is always welcome :D
  16. New Motorbike Restoration Project

    New Member Introductions
    Should I upload some photo's for everyone to see?
  17. 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...
  18. New owner of a project bike! Comments/Suggestions are VERY welcome!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all! I'm the proud new owner of a 2002 Suzuki GSF600S (Bandit). It was wrecked by the previous owner, and now I have the pleasure of restoring it to it's past glory. I'm very open to comments and suggestions, so please tell me what you think about it! I have an album of pictures of the...
  19. kh125 restoration on the cheap, any help greatly appreciated

    Building, Restoration & Modification
    Hi guys, I'm a student in oxford who picked up an '88 kh125 off of ebay fro near nothing. I've ridden dirtbikes my whole life and i've done alot of car/engine restoration in the past. I've torn the bike apart and it seems to be a little bigger of a project than i'd originally anticipated. I want...
  20. 1973 Suzuki T500 Senior Project Restoration

    Vintage Forum
    Okay so, here in NC we're required to complete a Senior Project for graduation. Sooo my girlfriend's father happened to have a motorcycle that had been sitting in his basement for 20 years. Oh and what was left of a parts bike.. including a new rebuilt block =]. So I tossed the bikes on the back...