Classic Motorcycle Build

Classic Motorcycle Resources

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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Motorcycle Tools and Supplies

Sources for motorcycle tools include Eastern Motorcycle Supply, Jim's 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.

flywheel truing stand

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Neway Valve Seat Cutters

Being a one-man shop, I prefer Neway valve seat cutters. It allows me to buy only the cutter sizes for the job at hand, and purchase additional cutters when needed.

Neway valve seat cutter kit

Buying Aftermarket Parts

Factory parts are almost always better than aftermarket parts, but when original parts aren't available or stupidly expensive, aftermarket will be your only option.

Several U.S. companies make quality Harley-Davidson replacement parts. A company named Superior offers Japanese-made parts, which are of good quality. Most Chinese and Taiwan-made aftermarket parts are of low quality. Beware.


This article shows how to build a flathead/big-twin engine stand.

motorcycle engine build

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Over the last few decades, vintage mini-bikes have become increasingly sought-after by both collectors and enthusiasts.

old school minibike resources

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Chain Breaker

If you need to remove and replace your motorcycle chain, buy a quality chain breaker. It will help you press that master link into place quickly.

motorcycle chain tool

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Last year, I had five plastic gas jugs in my garage. They were all different sizes and different brands, and they all leaked gas whenever I poured them. I decided to spend the money and get a couple of no-leak gas containers.

best gas container for garage

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MotorMouthRadio - If you like cars and like to laugh, dial in Chris and Joe's automotive talk show, live Sundays 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 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.

Ride Safe - Always Look Twice

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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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

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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Finish Your Project Car

This is an e-book I wrote called Finish Your Project Car. It offers practical tips to help stay on track 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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