Category: Motorcycle Maintenance

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1936 BMW R12 – Bike Find of the Day

This is the pre-war BMW model you generally see in the old WWII newsreels, and it was a seriously advanced piece of iron for it’s time. Both beautiful and featuring and engine as solid as an anvil, this BMW represented the state-of-the-art for its era. Due to the reliability of...

Become A Rattle Can Tintoretto And Paint Your Own Motorcycle

If you want to do a flattering paint job on your motorcycle, you can do it the hard (and undoubtedly correct and time-intensive) way. Get an HPLV sprayer, a compressor, take pains to mix up some expensive and beautiful PPG colors and put the paint on in a humidity-controlled spray...

Rat Fink Motorcycles Need No Stinkin Chrome Polish

“Not the owner of many possessions will you be right to call happy: he more rightly deserves the name of happy who knows how to use the Gods’ gifts wisely and to put up with rough poverty, and who fears dishonor more than death.” – Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace) While...

Testing Your F***ing Ignition And Other Useful Motorcycle Repair Tips You Cheap Ass JackLeg

One of the things I love most about the whole world of motorcycles is the completely over the top array of characters you meet on the road, around town, or hanging out working on or watching someone work on bikes. Working on motorcycles is an acquired skill which, given enough...

Restoration Werks in Louisville Builds Some Amazing Machines

Restoration Werks in Louisville, KY, does amazing work on classic motorcycles – like this Vincent motor. Check them out on Facebook right here, Bud. You won’t be sorry. I’ve already got six coffee cans filled to the brim with quarters stashed away to one day buy me a slick Vincent...

Dawn Patrol

Howard City to Muskegon. Midnight. Saturday into Sunday. Home again… Related posts: Motorcycle Events in Muskegon Michigan 2012 Just beat the rain from the barn to the barn Entirely Random Family Movie The Heritage Motorcycle Show at the Museum Will Rule Looking For Antique Motorcycles and Their Owners in Michigan