Classic Motorcycle Build

Classic Motorcycle Resources

Falling off a classic bike will hurt just as bad as falling off a modern bike! When I ride with proper safety gear, I feel safe. And when I feel safe, I enjoy the ride better.

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Classic Motorcycle Resources

Your classic bike's generator really doesn't charge the battery until engine rpm is considerably higher than idle. Trips that are less than 15-20 miles are typically not enough to recharge the battery's losses from starting. Consider upgrading to a trouble-free aftermarket generator like Cycle-Electric.

generator charging problems

buy Cycle Electric 12V Generator with Regulator

The Cycle Electric generator is a complete 12V charging system with a built-in regulator, simple two-wire hookup, higher output, and longer service life. It's the last generator you will have to buy for your bike!

Modern motorcycle helmets are strong, lightweight, and comfortable. Not only will they prevent serious injury in the event of a crash, they also cut down on wind noise and fatigue while riding. In the event of a crash, a helmet may save your life.

read Rider's Guide To Motorcycle Helmets

Motorcycle Tools and Supplies

Sources for motorcycle tools include Eastern Motorcycle Supply, Jims Tools, Kent-Moore and Harley-Davidson. Kent-Moore may no longer sell direct, and many H-D dealers may not sell them to you. Thank goodness we have the internet.

Tools for Ironhead Sportster engine build

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air-powered motorcycle lift stand

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Isle Of Man race course

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motorcycle VIN check

Motorcycle VIN check - all bikes 1981 and up with 17 digit VIN click here

Motorcycle Accident Legal Help - Approximately two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers of other vehicles. Motorcycles are smaller and harder to see than other vehicles, and drivers that do not have motorcycle awareness will not be on the lookout for motorcycles. Motorcycle usage is increasing, and having motorcycle awareness can save lives.

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Motorcycle riding gives you a special connection with the world. You feel the wind in your face, smell your surroundings, and hear the sound of your engine below. Maintaining your classic bike is best way to ensure every ride you take will be safe and enjoyable.

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motorcycle covers for your classic bike

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Set Up Your Garage Workshop

Best Hand Tools

Best Welder For Automotive

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Gearheads Only

MotorMouthRadio - If you like cars and like to laugh, dial in Chris and Joe's automotive talk show, live Sundays and Thursdays from noon to one. Listen Livestream or download the shows and listen to them anytime! (WHPC 90.3 FM Garden City, Long Island)

Classic Car History - Articles, pictures, and information on classic sports cars, muscle cars, pony cars, and classic and vintage trucks.

Ride Safe - Always Look Twice

In order to prevent damage from corrosion and inactivity, follow these Motorcycle Storage Tips.

Classic Mini-Bike

Several years ago I bought this old mini-bike not running, frozen clutch, rusted chain, and no brake. Restoring and riding a classic mini-bike is something both kids and adults can enjoy.

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classic minibike project

Finish Your Project Car

This is my e-book called "Finish Your Project Car". It offers practical tips to help stay on track with whatever your garage project may be, car, truck, or motorcycle. Topics include planning, ordering parts, overcoming obstacles, and staying motivated.

Finish Your Project Car by Mark Trotta

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