Classic Motorcycles Sitemap - Page 3 2016-09-26

Classic Motorcycle Art
Art and classic motorcycles are synonymous. From the framed painting of an owner's classic, through collections of posters, to pin striping on a fender, art and classic motorcycles go together.

Riding Vintage and Classic MX—The Basics
Some of the most popular competition events for classic and vintage machines are MX, or as they were originally known, Scrambles. Learning to ride these machines fast takes practice.

Norton, the Later Years
Norton motorcycle history from 1926 to 1975. Founded by James Lansdowne Norton, the Norton company saw many ups and downs during its time.

Reboring a Motorcycle Cylinder - Tutorial
The first indication that a motorcycle engine requires a rebore, and/or new rings, is when the rider or mechanic notices the engine emitting smoke. This applies primarily to 4-strokes. On 2-strokes the rider will notice a drop in performance and difficulty in starting.

Motorcycle Tires, for Vintage and Classics
Motorcycle tires for newer bikes are easy to find, but older bikes - classic and vintage - it can be a challenge. Luckily there are a few dedicated suppliers that help to keep the wheels turning on some of the oldest bikes.

Is there Such a Thing as a Low Cost Classic Harley Davidson?
Many motorcycle enthusiasts dream of owning a classic Harley Davidson, We look at three for less than $7,000.

Great Italian Classic Motorcycles, Aermacchi
Most enthusiasts in the US are familiar with Aermacchi Harley Davidsons, but before joining Harley, Aermacchi produced many classic motorcycles in their own right.

Power Jet Carbs
One of the simplest, and most effective, updates to stock competition motorcycle carburetors were the fitting of a power jet. Mikuni introduced this design primarily for their TZ350 in 1979.

Racing Motorcycle Jetting, 2-Strokes
It is essential to get the jetting correct on a 2-stroke racing motorcycle for performance and safe running conditions. Evaluating the plug color will give a reasonably accurate indication of the running conditions inside the engine.

Suzuki GT500 (Titan)
Mention large capacity 2-strokes and most people think of the GT750 Suzuki, but its little brother the GT500 or Titan, made a reputation for itself for having a good all round performance with an excellent reliability record.

Burt Munro's Indian
How did Burt Munro get 190 mph out of a 55 mph street bike? We take a look at the engineering behind Burt Munro's incredible Indian Scout.

Classic Motorcycles for Commuters
Most of the early Honda motorcycles were designed to be commuter bikes. Due to popularity and reliability, many of these machines are now being collected and used as commuter bikes again. Page 2.

Classic Motorcycles for Commuters
A classic enthusiasts looking for a machine capable of being ridden everyday (as a commuter bike), need look no further than the early Japanese superbikes. Page 4.

Classic Motorcycles for Commuters
Finding a cheap reliable way of commuting is an ongoing challenge. Happily, classic motorcycles offer an affordable and fun way to travel.

Classic Motorcycles for Commuters
Looking for a classic commuter bike with a medium sized engine? Both Honda and Yamaha have produced some ideal machines for this category. Page 3.

Classic 2-Stroke Racers
Chris Barton is a well-known British motorcycle racer. Since starting racing in 1977, Chris has ridden most of the popular 2-strokes on both road courses and many European race tracks.

Five Easy Ways of Improving Your Classic
Modifying older classic motorcycles, in light of new technology or materials, can make a huge difference to the owners enjoyment of riding it.

Jawa Motorcycles
Czechoslovakian company Jawa, has been producing motorcycles since 1929. They have produced machines for everything from commuting to speedway racing.

Honda CB750 Sandcast Builder
After a prototype sandcast CB750 Honda sold on eBay for more than $148,000, the internet has been abuzz. We interviewed builder Vic World for the low-down on this bike.

BSA Bantam
One of the most popular British classics is the BSA Bantam. Produced in large numbers over its 23-year production run, the Bantam is now collected by enthusiasts all over the world.

Classic Motorcycle Brake Upgrades
Getting a motorcycle to stop was not considered a priority in the early days. But as the performance of motorcycles increased, brakes became a very necessary addition! Today, using modern materials and construction methods, riders of classic and vintage bikes can greatly improve the performance of their bikes.

Painting a Motorcycle a Non Standard Color
Painting a motorcycle is not easy. There are many do's and don'ts to consider to achieve a professional looking finish.

Minerva Motorcycles
Putting a Swiss engine onto a bicycle frame was just the start for Minerva. From 1900 to 1909 the company manufactured some 35,000 motorcycles.

Riding a Classic Motorcycle
The Triumph 'C' range includes many classic motorcycles. The unit construction engines were first introduced in this range with the 1957 Tiger 21. By 1964 the Tiger 90 featured here was almost identical to its bigger cousin the Bonneville.

The Honda RC 161 Replica
Making a replica of any engineering piece is challenging. Making a replica of a factory racing motorcycle is especially challenging, but this is what the employees at the Barber Vintage Motorcycle Museum did when they built a replica Honda RC161.

Triumph 'C' Series Oiling Systems
The Triumph 'C' series motorcycles have some unique features in their oiling systems. Some very important do's and don'ts must be followed on these machines to avoid disaster.

Rickman Motorcycles
From cottage industry to the largest producer of motorcycles in England is a tall order, but Rickman Motorcycles did it.

Supercharged Gold Wing
Increasing the performance of a classic is typically confined to changing items such as the pistons and camshafts and having some head work done. But one Gold Wing owner decided that supercharging was the way to go.

Sachs and Hercules Motorcycles
The German Sachs company has been around since 1886 producing both cycles (under the Hercules name) and motorcycles. The company has seen many ups and downs in their fortunes since their inception.

Renovating Aluminum Parts
Replicating the surface finish on aluminum classic Japanese motorcycle parts can be challenging. But by following these eight steps aluminum parts can be made to look new again.

Classic Japanese Motorcycle Casing Finish,
The tools and equipment required to polish the aluminum cases on a classic motorcycle are limited to basic workshop items and a polishing wheel. Page 2.

Surface Finish Identification
Before polishing an aluminum part on a classic motorcycle, it is important to determine what the original finish was like, assuming the owner wishes to keep the bike original looking. Page 3.

Eight Steps to Renovating Aluminum Parts
Polishing the cases, or other aluminum parts, on a motorcycle is relatively easy. With some basic tools the parts can look like new in eight steps. Page 4.

Honda Goldwing Restoration, Part Two
Honda Canada's Riders Association Club continues the restoration of their Gold Wing. Engine rebuilding and wheel building are keeping the team busy.

Race Replica Classic Motorcycles
Replica motorcycles have been around since motorcycling first became popular, many are now collectible in their own right.

Classic Motorcycling in India
Looking at the classic motorcycle scene in India, one machine that stands out is the Royal Enfield Bullet, but there are many other classics there too.

Mechanicing on a Motorcycle
Whatever the reason a person does his or her own mechanicing, there are some things that they should not do during the process.

BMW Motorcycles, the Early Years
The story of early years of the BMW motorcycle company was one of overcoming many difficulties. For BMW to come back to be market leaders after two World Wars was no small accomplishment.

Honda CB750F Restoration, Show Time
Honda Canada's CB750F restoration project finally went on display at the Toronto motorcycle show.

BMW, the Later Years
The post war history of BMW motorcycles is one that relied heavily on the boxer engine--designed in 1919. However, they also introduced many of the systems seen on today's bikes.

US Road Trip on an Indian Chief
Taking an Indian Chief back to America for a road trip was one mans dream, a dream that came true for German owner/rider Wolfgang Bertsch.

Honda CB750F Restoration
The management of the Honda importers in Canada kindly agreed to let members of their riders’ association (all employees) to restore two motorcycles which ultimately will be on display in their museum. A CB750F and a CX500 Turbo. Page 3.

Honda CB750F Restoration
The management of the Honda importers in Canada kindly agreed to let members of their riders’ association (all employees) to restore two motorcycles which ultimately will be on display in their museum. A CB750F and a CX500 Turbo.

Riding Vintage and Classic MX—Intermediate Level
Events for classic and vintage MX bikes are very popular. Many old MX machines are being restored and ridden by old and new riders alike. Learning to ride fast on these machines takes lots of practice.

Honda CB750F Restoration
The management of the Honda importers in Canada kindly agreed to let members of their riders’ association (all employees) to restore two motorcycles which ultimately will be on display in their museum. A CB750F and a CX500 Turbo. Page 2.

Honda CB750F Restoration
The management of the Honda importers in Canada kindly agreed to let members of their riders’ association (all employees) to restore two motorcycles which ultimately will be on display in their museum. A CB750F and a CX500 Turbo. Page 4.

Benelli Sei
The 750-cc Benelli Sei (six in Italian), styled by Italian car styling specialists Ghia, came into production in 1974. The press liked it, but the price was much higher than the Japanese competition of the time.

Welding Repairs on Classic Motorcycles
Occasionally a classic motorcycle will have a bracket break or the machine will be involved in an accident which requires the use of welding to produce an effective repair. The owner of a classic, whose machine requires welding, must make some careful decisions before committing the motorcycle to a welding or fabrication shop.

Welding Repairs on Classic Motorcycles
Occasionally a classic motorcycle will have a bracket break or the machine will be involved in an accident which requires the use of welding to produce an effective repair. The owner of a classic, whose machine requires welding, must make some careful decisions before committing the motorcycle to a welding or fabrication shop. Page 2.

Classic Motorcycles, Repairing Loose Baffles
The first indication of a baffle problem is a tingling or rattling sound from the muffler as the engine is revved. If the rest of the muffler is in good shape, it is possible to reattach the baffle.

Classic Motorcycle Parts--Grit Blasting
To return a motorcycle component (such as a frame) to its original “as new” condition often requires the use of a sand or grit blaster. However, there are some important rules to follow before grit blasting.

Measuring 4-Stroke Crankshaft Clearances
Measuring motorcycle engine components is a task generally entrusted to a technician or an engine machine shop. However, when checking for wear, or when compiling a list of parts, the owner/mechanic will often be required to make accurate measurements of a component.

How to Ship Motorcycle Parts
Sending rare or precision motorcycle components by a shipping company is risky. To reduce the risk of damage, it is imperative to pack the component properly.

BSA, the Early Years
Founded in 1861, the BSA company began to complement small arms manufacturing by producing cycles and cycle parts from 1869. The first complete BSA motorcycle was produced in 1910.

Classic Motorcycle Engine Parts Examination
Motorcycle parts can be examined in a number of different ways. These include examination of a part (or component) by visual means, pressure test, NDT'g (Non-Destructive Testing), measurement, inspections for color change, and a touch test (checking for roughness).

Brough Superior
In total some 3,000 Brough Superior motorcycles were produced. In their day they were referred to as the Rolls-Royce of motorcycles.

Yamaha RD/RD500
Two Japanese companies motorcycle dominated the 500 GP class between them from 1975 until the introduction of MotoGP in 2002: Suzuki and Yamaha. Both built replicas of their racers: the Gamma and the RZ500R or RD500LC.

Suzuki Motor Company
From loom manufacturing in the early 1900s, to major auto and motorcycle manufacturing in the 2000s is a big jump, but Suzuki did it.

Special Tools for Motorcycle Repairs and Maintenance
For the most part, every tool required for motorcycle repairs, maintenance, and even restoration are readily available. But occasionally a job will require a special tool. One such special tool is a device for clamping round objects without damaging them.

Honda Motorcyle History, The Early Years
The success of the Honda Motor Corporation was not an overnight one; rather, it took determination, hard work and considerable effort. The man responsible for the company, Soichiro Honda was born in 1906, in Komyo Village (now Tenryu City), Iwata County, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan the son of a Gihei Honda.

Motorcycle Steering Dampers
If a rider is experiencing handlebar shake, before fitting a steering damper it is essential to inspect and repair as required the motorcycle first.

Modern Classics
The definition of a classic, whether it is a motorcycle, a work of art or a novel, is subjective. But based on the original Latin (classicus) definition: belonging to the first or highest order, sums up what a classic motorcycle should be.

Classic Motorcycle Quiz (2)
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Classic Motorcycle Quiz (2)
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Ducati Monza Restoration
Ducati Monza (1968) 250cc restoration. The bike belongs to Louise Dutton in Florida. Louise is well known amongst Florida’s classic bike owners as organizer of the annual Mods V Rockers bike show.

Classic Motorcycle Racing, TZ Yamahas
The TZ Yamahas have won more races than any other make or model put together, and for good reasons. As there are so many different models, a prospective buyer of a classic TZ, must do a lot of research before buying.

Triumph Trident
The Trident finally hit the show room floors in 1969; the company producing more than 19,000 units before production ceased in 1975.

Anodizing Motorcycle Parts
The use of aluminum on motorcycles greatly enhanced their appearance. From engine components to wheel rims, aluminum has proven to be a very durable, light and economical material. But the surface finish and durability can be improved by anodizing.

Excelsior Racer - Board Track Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer.

Excelsior Racer - Board Track Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer.

Excelsior Racer - Board Track Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer.

Classic Motorcycle Art
Art and classic motorcycles are synonymous. From the framed painting of an owner's classic, through collections of posters, to pin striping on a fender, art and classic motorcycles go together.

Servi-Cycle Truck – Motorcycle Restoration at Its Best
Servi-Cycle manufactured motorcycles from 1935 to 1960. They also produced a three wheeled truck which was used by a number of small businesses: by police forces, the US Post Office, fire brigades and even the military. Page 4.

Triton Restoration
Restoration of a classic Triton.

Ducati Monza Restoration
Getting a good paint finish during a motorcycle restoration starts with careful preparation. The Ducati Monza restoration featured here belongs Louise Dutton of Florida, who did all of the paintwork. Page 2.

Ducati Monza Restoration
The 1968 Ducati Monza featured here belongs to Louise Dutton of Florida. Louise decided to style the bike as a caf racer during the rebuild. Page 3.

Ducati Monza Restoration
This Ducati Monza is owned by Louise Dutton of Florida. During the restoration, Louise fitted new rims and spokes (it was the first time she had built a motorcycle wheel). Page 4.

Ducati Monza Restoration
During the restoration of a Ducati Monza (1968), the owner - Louise Dutton - did her own pin striping. Page 5.

Ducati Monza Restoration
It took a total of six weeks for Ducati Monza owner, Louise Dutton, to restore her bike. Along the way, she did pin striping for the first time, and wheel building for the first time. Page 6.

Track Days - Advanced Riding on a Race Track
Advanced classic motorcycle riding is typically undertaken on a race track. However, taking to the race track for the first time can be a daunting experience. But with a planned approach, the experience will be rewarding and beneficial.

Riding on a Race Track
Advanced classic motorcycle riding is typically undertaken on a race track. However, taking to the race track for the first time can be a daunting experience. But with a planned approach, the experience will be rewarding and beneficial. Page 2.

Motorcycle Braking
Advanced classic motorcycle riding is typically undertaken on a race track. However, taking to the race track for the first time can be a daunting experience. But with a planned approach, the experience will be rewarding and beneficial. Page 3.

Motorcycle Cornering
Advanced classic motorcycle riding is typically undertaken on a race track. However, taking to the race track for the first time can be a daunting experience. But with a planned approach, the experience will be rewarding and beneficial. Page 4.

Motorcycle Acceleration
Advanced classic motorcycle riding is typically undertaken on a race track. However, taking to the race track for the first time can be a daunting experience. But with a planned approach, the experience will be rewarding and beneficial. Page 5.

Motorcycle Weight Distribution
A tank slapper (handlebar oscillation) is a front end handling problem that can be caused by a number of issues, including air flow affected by a rear top box (tail shaking the dog), heavy rear luggage containers, loose head-stock bearings and buckled wheels.

2 Stroke Operating Principles - Component Parts
Drawing of the component parts of a 2 stroke engine. Page 3.

Exhaust and Transfer
Examination of the exhaust and transfer phases of a 2 stroke engine. Page 4.

Triumph TWN
Triumph motorcycles were manufactured on two different continents. The German TWN (Triumph Werke Nurnberg) manufactured motorcycles from 1903 to 1957.

Triumph TWN
Triumph motorcycles became an exclusively British manufacturer when Triumph Germany became know as TWN which stood for Triumph Werke Nurnberg. The first machine with this name was sold in 1931. Page 2.

Motorcycle Front Forks
Motorcycle designers have tried many different ideas for the front suspension on a motorcycle. From girder forks to race car style links, the steering and braking assembly on the front of a motorcycle followed many different design concepts.

Motorcycle Front Forks
Motorcycle designers have tried many different ideas for the front suspension on a motorcycle. Leaf springs, like those fitted to some cars, were used on some early motorcycles. Page 2.

Motorcycle Front Forks
Motorcycle designers have tried many different ideas for the front suspension on a motorcycle. Having added springs to the front of a motorcycle, the next development was to dampen any oscillations. Page 3.

Motorcycle Front Forks
Motorcycle designers have tried many different ideas for the front suspension on a motorcycle. For many years engineers believed one of the problems with conventional front forks was their tendency to flex under heavy braking,inverting the forks was an attempt to counter this. Page 4.

Motorcycle Front Forks
Motorcycle designers have tried many different ideas for the front suspension on a motorcycle. BMW are credited with producing the first hydraulically damped telescoping front fork. Page 5.

Motorcycle Front Forks
Motorcycle designers have tried many different ideas for the front suspension on a motorcycle, but fitting a sidecar demanded a different configuration to the conventional front fork system. Page 6.

Motorcycle Front Forks
Motorcycle designers have tried many different ideas for the front suspension on a motorcycle. One of the best, early, designs of front fork was made by Norton. Known as the Norton Road-Holders, these forks set a high standard for others to follow. Page 7.

Motorcycle Front Forks
Motorcycle designers have tried many different ideas for the front suspension on a motorcycle. Anti-dive was seen by many to be a complex engineering solution to a problem that didn't exist! Page 8.

Motorcycle Front Forks
Motorcycle designers have tried many different ideas for the front suspension on a motorcycle. Single sided front forks have been tried by many manufacturers with little success. Page 9.

2 Stroke Engines – Operating Principles
The working principles of a 2 stroke are the simplest of all internal combustion engines. They have the least number of moving parts and are becoming popular amongst classic bike collectors.

2 Stroke Operating Principles - Inlet and Compression
All of the power generation on a 2 stroke is accomplished in two strokes of the piston; up once, and down once. Page 2.

Photogenic Classic Motorcycles
Ten of the best, and most photogenic, classic motorcycles. Page 6.

Photogenic Classic Motorcycles
Ten of the best, and most photogenic, classic motorcycles. Page 8.

Cafe Racers
Classic cafe racers Classic Motorcycles. Page 18.

Cafe Racers
Classic cafe racers Classic Motorcycles. Page 17.

Top Five 2 Stroke Classic Motorcycles
For a long time the classic motorcycle collector has primarily bought bikes with 4 stoke engines. But with the recent trend towards collecting smaller bikes, 2 strokes are becoming more popular. Page 2.

Restoration of a KTM 420 MX Bike
Restoring a classic MX bike can be a challenge: from locating parts to finding a reasonable example worthy of restoration. After 8 years of diligent restoration, this KTM 420 MX bike is worthy of an award for attention to detail if nothing else. Page 2.

Sidecar Development - Historical Development of the Motorcycle Sidecar
Sidecar development throws up many interesting and unusual facts, not least of which is the many names they have been call including: chairs, combos, combinations, hacks, side-hacks, outfits, rigs, platforms, three wheelers. But whatever they are called, the net result of fitting a sidecar to a motorcycle is fun. Page 4.

Sidecar Development - Historical Development of the Motorcycle Sidecar
Sidecar development throws up many interesting and unusual facts, not least of which is the many names they have been call including: chairs, combos, combinations, hacks, side-hacks, outfits, rigs, platforms, three wheelers. But whatever they are called, the net result of fitting a sidecar to a motorcycle is fun. Page 2.

Restoration of a KTM 420 MX Bike
Restoring a classic MX bike can be a challenge: from locating parts to finding a reasonable example worthy of restoration. After 8 years of diligent restoration, this KTM 420 MX bike is worthy of an award for attention to detail if nothing else. Page 6.

Restoration of a KTM 420 MX Bike
Restoring a classic MX bike can be a challenge: from locating parts to finding a reasonable example worthy of restoration. After 8 years of diligent restoration, this KTM 420 MX bike is worthy of an award for attention to detail if nothing else. Page 7.

Jawa 350 - How to Start a Jawa 350
Some motorcycles used a common lever for the gear change and kick start. This latter design was common on eastern block motorcycles such as the CZ and Jawa (two companies that eventually came together).

Collecting British Bikes
Ask a non-motorcyclist to name a classic bike and they would probably pick a British bike. Early Nortons, Triumphs and BSAs are considered typical classic motorcycles. But for someone considering buying a classic British bike, where do they start looking?

Servi-Cycle Truck – Motorcycle Restoration at Its Best
Servi-Cycle manufactured motorcycles from 1935 to 1960. They also produced a three wheeled truck which was used by a number of small businesses: by police forces, the US Post Office, fire brigades and even the military. Page 2.

Servi-Cycle Truck – Motorcycle Restoration at Its Best
Servi-Cycle manufactured motorcycles from 1935 to 1960. They also produced a three wheeled truck which was used by a number of small businesses: by police forces, the US Post Office, fire brigades and even the military. Page 3.

Servi-Cycle Truck – Motorcycle Restoration at Its Best
Servi-Cycle manufactured motorcycles from 1935 to 1960. They also produced a three wheeled truck which was used by a number of small businesses: by police forces, the US Post Office, fire brigades and even the military. Page 5.

Servi-Cycle Truck – Motorcycle Restoration at Its Best
Servi-Cycle manufactured motorcycles from 1935 to 1960. They also produced a three wheeled truck which was used by a number of small businesses: by police forces, the US Post Office, fire brigades and even the military. Page 6.

Servi-Cycle Truck – Motorcycle Restoration at Its Best
Servi-Cycle manufactured motorcycles from 1935 to 1960. They also produced a three wheeled truck which was used by a number of small businesses: by police forces, the US Post Office, fire brigades and even the military. Page 7.

Servi-Cycle Truck – Motorcycle Restoration at Its Best
Servi-Cycle manufactured motorcycles from 1935 to 1960. They also produced a three wheeled truck which was used by a number of small businesses: by police forces, the US Post Office, fire brigades and even the military. Page 8.

Servi-Cycle Truck – Motorcycle Restoration at Its Best
Servi-Cycle manufactured motorcycles from 1935 to 1960. They also produced a three wheeled truck which was used by a number of small businesses: by police forces, the US Post Office, fire brigades and even the military. Page 9.

Sidecar Development - Historical Development of the Motorcycle Sidecar
Sidecar development throws up many interesting and unusual facts, not least of which is the many names they have been call including: chairs, combos, combinations, hacks, side-hacks, outfits, rigs, platforms, three wheelers. But whatever they are called, the net result of fitting a sidecar to a motorcycle is fun. Page 5.

Sidecar Development - Historical Development of the Motorcycle Sidecar
Sidecar development throws up many interesting and unusual facts, not least of which is the many names they have been call including: chairs, combos, combinations, hacks, side-hacks, outfits, rigs, platforms, three wheelers. But whatever they are called, the net result of fitting a sidecar to a motorcycle is fun. Page 3.

Excelsior Racer - Board Track Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 10.

Excelsior Racer - Board Track Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 8.

Excelsior Racer - Board Track Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 3.

Excelsior Racer - Board Track Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 12.

Excelsior Racer - Board Track Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 11.

Excelsior Racer - Board Track Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 4.

Excelsior Racer - Board Track Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 6.

Excelsior Racer - Board Track Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 5.

Excelsior Racer - Board Track Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 14.

Excelsior Racer - Board Track Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 2.

Excelsior Racer - Board Track Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 15.

Excelsior Racer - Board Track Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 7.

Excelsior Racer - Board Track Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 9.

Excelsior Racer - Board Track Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 13.

Classic Racer - Kawasaki Bighorn
At first glance a Kawasaki Bighorn may not seem like an ideal classic racer. But for two former racers, these bikes made perfect restoration projects that became racers. Page 11.

Classic Racer - Kawasaki Bighorn
At first glance a Kawasaki Bighorn may not seem like an ideal classic racer. But for two former racers, these bikes made perfect restoration projects that became racers. Page 8.

Photographing Your Restoration Project - Taking Pictures of Your Restoration Project
At the start of a classic motorcycle restoration project, it is all about getting organized. For someone looking to undertake a professional restoration, the process starts with a camera. Page 3.

Photographing Your Restoration Project - Taking Pictures of Your Restoration Project
At the start of a classic motorcycle restoration project, it is all about getting organized. For someone looking to undertake a professional restoration, the process starts with a camera. Page 6.

Restoration of a KTM 420 MX Bike
Restoring a classic MX bike can be a challenge: from locating parts to finding a reasonable example worthy of restoration. After 8 years of diligent restoration, this KTM 420 MX bike is worthy of an award for attention to detail if nothing else. Page 8.

Restoration of a KTM 420 MX Bike
Restoring a classic MX bike can be a challenge: from locating parts to finding a reasonable example worthy of restoration. After 8 years of diligent restoration, this KTM 420 MX bike is worthy of an award for attention to detail if nothing else. Page 4.

Restoration of a KTM 420 MX Bike
Restoring a classic MX bike can be a challenge: from locating parts to finding a reasonable example worthy of restoration. After 8 years of diligent restoration, this KTM 420 MX bike is worthy of an award for attention to detail if nothing else. Page 5.

Restoration of a KTM 420 MX Bike
Restoring a classic MX bike can be a challenge: from locating parts to finding a reasonable example worthy of restoration. After 8 years of diligent restoration, this KTM 420 MX bike is worthy of an award for attention to detail if nothing else. Page 3.

Excelsior Board Track Racer Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 2.

Excelsior Board Track Racer Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 3.

Excelsior Board Track Racer Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 4.

Excelsior Board Track Racer Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 5.

Excelsior Board Track Racer Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 6.

Excelsior Board Track Racer Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 7.

Excelsior Board Track Racer Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 8.

Excelsior Board Track Racer Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 9.

Excelsior Board Track Racer Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 10.

Excelsior Board Track Racer Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 11.

Excelsior Board Track Racer Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 12.

Excelsior Board Track Racer Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 13.

Excelsior Board Track Racer Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 14.

Excelsior Board Track Racer Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer. Page 15.

Cafe Racers
Classic cafe racers Classic Motorcycles. Page 16.

Cafe Racers
Classic cafe racers Classic Motorcycles. Page 12.

Cafe Racers
Classic cafe racers Classic Motorcycles. Page 9.

Cafe Racers
Classic cafe racers Classic Motorcycles. Page 3.

Cafe Racers
Classic cafe racers Classic Motorcycles. Page 15.

A Century of Harley Davidson
A Century of Harley Davidson. Classic Motorcycles.

Classic Motorcycles
Classic Motorcycles. Page 7.

A Century of Harley Davidson
A Century of Harley Davidson. Classic Motorcycles. Page 3.

A Century of Harley Davidson
A Century of Harley Davidson. Classic Motorcycles. Page 2.

Classic Motorcycles
Classic Motorcycles. Page 5.

Triumph Motorcycles
View a photo gallery of classic Triumph Motorcycles, including: Bonneville, TRW, Tiger Cub, and Thruxton. Page 6.

Classic Motorcycles
Classic Motorcycles. Page 4.

Top Five 2 Stroke Classic Motorcycles
For a long time the classic motorcycle collector has primarily bought bikes with 4 stoke engines. But with the recent trend towards collecting smaller bikes, 2 strokes are becoming more popular. Page 5.

Classic Motorcycle Engines
There are many configurations of classic motorcycle engines. Whether an engine is a 2-stoke or a 4-stroke, the layout of the cylinders and the number of cylinders can vary a lot. We take a look at some classic bike engine configurations. Page 2.

Classic Motorcycle Engines
There are many configurations of classic motorcycle engines. Whether an engine is a 2-stoke or a 4-stroke, the layout of the cylinders and the number of cylinders can vary a lot. We take a look at some classic bike engine configurations. Page 6.

Contra Rotating Rotors
Photograph of a contra rotating front brake assembly. Page 10.

Single Leading Shoe
Photograph of a 1924 Sunbeam single leading shoe front brake. Page 2.

Anti-dive
Definition for Anti-dive. Classic Motorcycles.

Anti-Squat
Definition for Anti-squat. Classic Motorcycles.

Aquaplaning
Definition of Aquaplaning. Classic Motorcycles.

Photogenic Classic Motorcycles
Ten of the best, and most photogenic, classic motorcycles. Page 9.

Photogenic Classic Motorcycles
Ten of the best, and most photogenic, classic motorcycles. Page 10.

Photogenic Classic Motorcycles
Ten of the best, and most photogenic, classic motorcycles. Page 2.

Photogenic Classic Motorcycles
Ten of the best, and most photogenic, classic motorcycles. Page 3.

Photogenic Classic Motorcycles
Ten of the best, and most photogenic, classic motorcycles. Page 7.

Photogenic Classic Motorcycles
Ten of the best, and most photogenic, classic motorcycles. Page 4.

Brake
Definition for brake. Classic Motorcycles.

Servi-Cycle Truck – Motorcycle Restoration of Servicycle
Servi-Cycle manufactured motorcycles from 1935 to 1960. They also produced a three wheeled truck which was used by a number of small businesses: by police forces, the US Post Office, fire brigades and even the military.

Excelsior Board Track Racer Replica
Starting with some drawings, original photographs (right side only) and a set of 1919 crankcases, a Washington State fabricator replicates a 1920 Excelsior Board Track racer.

Cafe Racers
Classic cafe racers Classic Motorcycles.

Photogenic Classic Motorcycles
Ten of the best, and most photogenic, classic motorcycles.

Photogenic Classic Motorcycles
Ten of the best, and most photogenic, classic motorcycles.

Top Five 2 Stroke Classic Motorcycles
For a long time the classic motorcycle collector has primarily bought bikes with 4 stoke engines. But with the recent trend towards collecting smaller bikes, 2 strokes are becoming more popular.

Classic Motorcycle Engines
There are many configurations of classic motorcycle engines. Whether an engine is a 2-stoke or a 4-stroke, the layout of the cylinders and the number of cylinders can vary a lot. We take a look at some classic bike engine configurations.

Front Brake on a 1902 Steffey motorcycle
Classic Motorcycles.

Triumph Motorcycles
View a photo gallery of classic Triumph Motorcycles, including: Bonneville, TRW, Tiger Cub, and Thruxton.

Sidecar Development - Historical Development of the Motorcycle Sidecar
Sidecar development throws up many interesting and unusual facts, not least of which is the many names they have been call including: chairs, combos, combinations, hacks, side-hacks, outfits, rigs, platforms, three wheelers. But whatever they are called, the net result of fitting a sidecar to a motorcycle is fun.

Photographing Your Restoration Project - Taking Pictures of Your Restoration Project
At the start of a classic motorcycle restoration project, it is all about getting organized. For someone looking to undertake a professional restoration, the process starts with a camera.

Restoration of a KTM 420 MX Bike
Restoring a classic MX bike can be a challenge: from locating parts to finding a reasonable example worthy of restoration. After 8 years of diligent restoration, this KTM 420 MX bike is worthy of an award for attention to detail if nothing else.

Sidecar Development - Historical Development of the Motorcycle Sidecar
Sidecar development throws up many interesting and unusual facts, not least of which is the many names they have been called, including: chairs, combos, combinations, hacks, side-hacks, outfits, rigs, platforms, three wheelers. But whatever they are called, the net result of fitting a sidecar to a motorcycle is fun!

Restoration of a KTM 420 MX Bike
Restoring a classic MX bike can be a challenge: from locating parts to finding a reasonable example worthy of restoration. After 8 years of diligent restoration, this KTM 420 MX bike is worthy of an award for attention to detail if nothing else.

Classic Community
Classic motorcycle enthusiasts enjoy many different aspects of their hobby. The community of classic bike owners is rich with like minded motorcyclists. From specific clubs such as Italian or British bikes, to individual types such as Cafe Racers, the community is large and diverse.

Bottom-Dead-Center (BDC)
Definition for Bottom-Dead-Center (BDC)

Workshop
For many classic bike owners the pleasure of ownership is not simply about riding. Servicing, repairing or simple maintenance work adds greatly to the experience of classic bike ownership for many.