Race to Rebuild: 1973 Honda CB500 (Video)

By Richard Backus 

With help from BikeBandit.com, Motorcycle Classics took a tired, old 1973 Honda CB500 Four and turned it into a café racer for the street. From rebuilding the forks and carburetors to installing new brake pads, no detail was left unchanged.

1973 Honda CB500, Part 1

The 1973 Honda CB500 project bike is rough, and in this video editor-in-chief Richard Backus and associate editor Landon Hall attempt to get it started.

1973 Honda CB500, Part 2

The 1973 Honda CB500 project bike gets a compression and ring check.