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TAG : classic japanese motorcycles

Install Switched Relay Dual Horns

If the horns on your vintage bike are like most blasters installed back in the day, chances are they don't put out much more than a feeble beep when you hit the horn button. While the main culprit might be the horns themselves, a contributing factor to poor horn performance is often the simple ...

Honda CB750A: Honda's Automatic Motorcycle

Hondamatic. To most Australians it is associated with the Honda automatic cars that were sold in the country in the late 1970’s and early 80’s. It seems a little known fact in Australia that Hondamatic is also the term given to Honda motorcycles equipped with automatic transmissions, and ...

1964 Bridgestone Deluxe Super 7

1964 Bridgestone Deluxe Super 7Better known for their tires than their motorcycles, Japan's Bridgestone Corp. began producing bicycles in 1946. In 1950 they produced engines to fit their bicycles, and in 1952 they built their first complete motoroized cycle, a small 26cc 2-stroke bike. The ...

1973 Honda CB500 Carburetor Rebuild

We’ve previously shown you how to rebuild the forks on a 1973 Honda CB500. This time we’ll show you a carburetor rebuild. While our step-by-step should make the process pretty clear, we highly suggest a good Chilton or Haynes shop manual to help sort out the many details in removing and ...

1973 Honda CB500 Fork Rebuild

In part 1 of Project Café 1973 Honda CB500, we had the bike stripped to the frame and we were making a parts list. We’d just gotten our frame, swingarm and centerstand back from Stuart Armstrong at Custom Coatings & Metal in Lawrence, Kan. That’s the frame pictured above with a ...

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