Classic Motorcycle Build

Classic Motorcycle Resources

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.

Classic Motorcycle Resources

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Is rebuilding a motorcycle engine something that can be done in your home garage? Of course, but results will vary. One thing is for sure - your results will likely be better than a machinist who doesn't care.

read DIY vs Machine Shop

Harley 45 flathead engine build

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 dealers may not sell you specialty tools. Thank goodness we have the internet.

read Motorcycle Engine Tools

flywheel truing stand

Getting tired of crouching down on your hands and knees while working on your classic bike? Having a motorcycle lift stand saves you time and space, and makes working on your old scoot more enjoyable.

air-powered motorcycle lift stand

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After an absence of nearly 15 years, the much loved oil brand, made famous by its soothing green coloration, is back. Duckhams Motor Oil has been in production since 1899 and is perhaps best known for sponsoring Gran Prix and Formula 1 race teams.

Duckhams Classic Q  oil for classic motorcycles

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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.

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.

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.

read Motorcycle Safety Gear

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

Ride Safe - Always Look Twice

Here are some articles I have written that appear on other sites:

Set Up Your Garage Workshop

Best Hand Tools

Best Welder For Automotive

How To Lap Valves

If you store your bike over the winter, untreated fuel may go bad in as little as six months. Longer than that, a fuel system cleaning is recommended. In order to prevent damage from corrosion and inactivity, follow these Motorcycle Storage Tips.

motorcycle covers for your classic bike

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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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