3/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
A reader voices his concerns over using ethanol in his 1994 BMW R1100RS.
2/10/2016 12:30:00 AM
A reader with a BMW K1200RS can't figure out why his motorcycle's ABS lights keep flashing.
11/18/2015 8:00:00 AM
Keith Fellenstein offers suggestions on how to trace the source of a rattling sound in a 1999 BMW R1100R.
7/8/2015 8:59:00 AM
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein advises a reader who has trouble starting a 1986 KTM 250MX.
6/11/2015 4:55:00 PM
Replacing the entire cable assembly for Yamaha 2-stroke twins might be a good idea and isn't particularly difficult.
5/14/2015 12:05:00 PM
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein discusses potential leak points on a 1971 Triumph Trophy 500 fork.
4/15/2015 8:25:00 AM
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein addresses a BSA Firebird Scrambler with an electronic ignition that won’t start.
4/13/2015 3:09:00 PM
Opting for a digital speedometer, which has no mechanical parts, might be the best alternative to repairing an aging speedometer.
4/1/2015 8:01:00 AM
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein tackles a starting issue on a 2002 Triumph Bonneville.
3/18/2015 8:29:00 AM
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein advises a reader who has trouble checking coolant levels.
3/2/2015 8:11:00 AM
If your vintage Vetter Windjammer windscreen is cracked or broken, check out Minnesota-based Slipstreamer, which has been supplying Vetter replacement windscreens since 1975.
2/18/2015 8:05:00 AM
The OEM service manual for a Harley-Davidson brings up a good question about oil changes.
2/11/2015 8:04:00 AM
A stuck clutch plagues a reader’s Triumph Silver Jubilee.
1/28/2015 8:18:00 AM
A reader asks for help with shifting issues on his Norton Atlas.
1/14/2015 8:53:00 AM
Keith attempts to help a reader with a stuck Allen bolt.
12/29/2014 8:13:00 AM
Lube by Spectro Oils is suitable for O-ring and roller-type chains, on and off the road.
12/22/2014 8:13:00 AM
The rocker box vent kit developed by Al Wordingham features a pair of vent plugs plus necessary spigots and vent lines.
12/3/2014 8:34:00 AM
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein discusses a possible fuel delivery problem on a 1981 Honda GL500.
5/5/2014 5:55:00 PM
Motorcycle Classics editors Richard Backus and Landon Hall replace the chain and sprockets on Hall's 1972 Yamaha TX650.
2/27/2014 2:32:00 PM
How-To: Make your own Norton Commando Disc Brake Caliper Peg Spanner Tool
2/19/2014 2:43:00 PM
Rebuild and update Norton Commando disc brake calipers.
2/19/2014 8:28:00 AM
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein explains hot to remove a gas tank on a Triumph Bonneville.
11/18/2013 8:11:00 AM
New stuff for old bikes: Mystic Clay from Wizards Products.
10/21/2013 11:41:00 AM
We show you how to clean and seal a leaking gas tank using an epoxy sealer.
8/6/2013 9:28:20 AM
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein explains the intake silencers on a 1977 Yamaha XS650D.
8/6/2013 9:20:37 AM
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein helps diagnose a 1974 Triumph Trident that is running rough.
8/5/2013 6:40:40 PM
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein helps find replacement CDI units for a 1982 Honda Sabre.
8/5/2013 6:29:00 PM
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein explains the difference between engine assembly grease and motor oil.
6/5/2013 12:16:43 PM
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein looks for the cause of blued pipes on a Honda CB900C.
10/23/2012 12:10:06 PM
Stripped spark plug threads? Don’t worry, the editors of Motorcycle Classics have you covered with a simple How-To on repairing stripped spark plug threads by installing a thread insert.
6/18/2012 3:19:51 PM
Jennifer discusses the cost of building a custom motorcycle from a project bike, and how doing some of the work yourself can cut down on your financial investment.
6/30/2011 2:05:02 PM
Ever wonder why it matters where the camshaft on a four-stroke engine is located? This primer on motorcycle valve trains gives the answer.
5/12/2011 5:01:00 PM
Californian Rick Krost focuses on crafting custom motorcycle frames inspired by the board tracker motorcycles of yore.
4/29/2011 12:10:29 PM
An introduction to Tech Corner, a technical Q and A blog for classic motorcycle maintenance and repair.
10/14/2009 3:02:13 PM
If you’re old Honda has spent any time in the sun, it’s a pretty good bet the speedometer and tachometer face plates are cracked and faded. Thirty-some odd years out in the elements will do that to a bike. The good news is, you can make those face plates look like new – or give them a personalized look – and it’s not as hard as you think.
6/23/2009 10:55:10 AM
It is all in the semantics… “Restoration” invokes images of powder-coated frames and blue-printed motors – the end result being a vehicle that shows significantly more precise and expert attention to detail than the original ever could. I’ve never attempted to go that far with any project…
6/4/2009 3:37:37 PM
This month, we chose two “How-To” projects: upgrading to tapered steering head bearings and installing our fancy new rear swingarm bushings.
3/10/2009 3:55:10 PM
As you may have gathered from earlier columns, I do enjoy tinkering with my bikes. This goes without saying if one rides a less-than-very-new motorcycle. I have managed to make most of the common blunders while attempting general maintenance, and probably invented a few more along the way.
2/24/2009 2:09:40 PM
It is a nasty sleety kind of winter day and I am sitting in my shop, tea in hand, just contemplating all things motorcycle.
2/11/2009 3:21:03 PM
As a general rule, motorcyclists have a higher than average understanding of what makes their machinery tick. For classic bike owners, part of the fun of owning older iron is the opportunity to learn more about their machines and how to keep them running. If you’re trying to sort out carburetion issues, a recent tech tip from the folks at Randakk’s Cycle Shakk will help guide you down the road to success – and get you back on the road.
7/18/2007 11:52:51 AM
Gear Driven: Nine goodies to get your classic motorcycle on the road again
7/11/2007 4:06:00 PM
Our editor-in-chief starts out intending to perform small repairs and ends up doing a full overhaul. He admits he can't leave well enough alone.