Project 1970 Honda CB350 — Part V

Our wheels are back and tires are mounted. Engine cleaning is no fun, but our 1970 Honda CB350 is starting to come back together.

Project 1970 Honda CB350 — Part II

Good news: Our project 1970 Honda CB350 runs! But there's still plenty of work to do, including rebuilding the forks and the rear suspension.

Project 1970 Honda CB350

Join us on our newest project as we take stock of a badly neglected, but still salvageable, 1970 Honda CB350.

Honda Nighthawk Clutch Problem

Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein helps with a clutch problem on a Honda Nighthawk 700.

Back-End Weave: BMW R90

Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein discusses swingarm bushings causing some back-end weave.

1988 BMW R100RT Loses Power

Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein solves an electrical issue where a 1988 BMW R100RT loses power.

Tire Pressure on Older Bikes

Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein discusses new-style tire pressure on older bikes.

2-Stroke Machines: Yamaha YDS3

Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein explains why one would want to burn the pipe out on a 2-stroke Yamaha YDS-3.

Fuel Pump Problems: BMW K100RS

Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein follows up on a previous question about a BMW K100RS with a lazy fuel pump.

Steel Gas Tanks

Commando Specialties is now offering replacement steel gas tanks for Norton Commando Roadsters.

Oil Leak: Honda CB750K

Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein looks into a mysterious oil leak on a Honda CB750K.

Fouled Plugs: Suzuki T20

Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein solves a fouled plugs problem on a Suzuki T20.

Honda CB550 Valves

Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein talks valve clearances on a Honda CB550.

Barnett Celebrates 65 Years!

Since 1948, Barnett Clutches and Cables has been producing clutches and control cables with direct-fit/upgrade applications for just about everything on two wheels.

Classic Motorcycle Projects Run Amuck

Editor Richard Backus explains how classic motorcycle projects, particularly a recent suspension project on his Laverda RGS, don’t always go as planned.

Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle Race to Rebuild

Motorcycle Classics has teamed up with Dairyland Cycle Insurance – sponsors of our popular 2010 Bonneville Build – for another bike project. Like previous builds our next project will be a custom classic. But this time, we want you to help us choose our build bike by voting for your favorite in the Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle Insurance Race To Rebuild.

Project Café: 1973 Honda CB500 Project Bike, Part 6

We're sure our restoration project bike, a Honda CB500, will dazzle the public when it's ready — which it almost is. Originally published as "Project Caf 1973 Honda CB500 Part 6" in the November/December 2009 issue of Motorcycle Classics Magazine.

Restoring a 1971 Triumph TR6C Trophy - Part 3

Blame a long, cold winter, but progress on our 1971 Triumph TR6C moved at a glacial pace after our last report in the March/April issue. But with spring’s welcomed arrival, we finally had a chance to get back into the shop and make some headway. And as the pics show, our project bike is starting to come together.

The Fine Art of the Bodge

If you ride and maintain older British bikes, then this is the appropriate term when one is forced to use a piece of wire to hold some component together.  This is to avoid resorting to trailers or other embarrassing forms of transport for the last leg of the trip.  

A Few Mods for the Enfield

Our long-term Royal Enfiled Bullet receives a host of performance and appearance upgrades.

Restoring a 1971 Triumph TR6C Trophy Special: Part 1

The inveterate tinkerers at Motorcycle Classics have chosen a Triumph TR6C Trophy Special as their first in-house restoration project. Originally published as "Restoring a 1971 Triumph TR6C Trophy - Part 1" in the January/February 2007 issue of Motorcycle Classics Magazine.