Sunday, December 15, 2013

1981 HONDA NC50 EXPRESS- Customer Bike, Finished


Another bike saved from the trash heap.... even if it is a scooter.
This little two-strokin' ground pounder is sure to turn some heads. This bike was brought in by a pretty little lady who just wanted something cool to cruise around town on. The request from the customer was "get it running right and make her look pretty". After a much needed refinish and a lot of tinkering, we think we gave her exactly what she wanted.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

1981 HONDA NC50 EXPRESS- Customer Bike, Project


The Honda motorcycle corp. of Japan released the Honda Express (NC50) to the North American market in 1977. This new bike was designed to enter the large market for scooters that developed following the 1973 oil crisis. As such it came with a fuel-efficient single-cylinder two-stroke engine. It was also designed to be simple to operate, as many owners would be inexperienced with or
intimidated by larger, more complex motorcycles. Honda accomplished this by using a fully automatic transmission and a small oil pump to self-mix the Express's oil and fuel, thus eliminating the need for premixing.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

1972 HONDA CL450K5- Project


The Honda CL450 was a 4-stroke 450cc street motorcycle built by Honda between 1967 and 1974. The CL designation indicated this model to be the "Scrambler" version which implied some off-road capability prior to actual dirt-bikes gaining popularity. The CL series of bikes were actually street bikes with a higher rear fender, a braced handlebar, and a high-mount exhaust.

The sister bike to the Honda CB450, the CL450 is the dual sport or "scrambler" model of Honda's 444cc DOHC parallel twin engined motorcycle. Although the difference between both models are mostly cosmetic, the CL450's higher pipes, knobby tires, and aggressive styling were better suited for off-road riding.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Vintage Motorcycle Parts

We've got parts! Check out our Ebay Storefront if you're looking for original parts to bring your ride back to stock form. Check em out here.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

1968 HONDA CB450K1

1968 Honda CB450K1          

Redesigned, refinished, and completely gone through, this super slick bike will make one lucky owner a very happy person. Unlike some of those other cafe racers that look like modern bikes with classic lines, this beauty looks like a real classic with modern touches that has been very well cared for. With brand new rubber, race shifting pattern, and weighing in at only 357 lbs wet, you will be doing the ‘ton’ in no time flat. Not only that, but with upgraded suspension,  tires, and brakes you’ll finally be able to carve those corners and slow down too! Featured on and Third Place winner at Motorado Vintage Bike Show.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

1968 HONDA CB450K1- Project

The Honda CB450 was the first 'big' Honda motorcycle with a 444cc 180° straight twin, dual overhead cam engine producing 43-45 horsepower (more than 100 HP/ liter).
Appearing first in the 1965 four-speed K0 model, and progressing through a series of 'K' models with various improvements and styling changes, notably a redesigned fuel tank and 5 speed transmission in the 1968 K1 model. In Canada the K1 model was marketed as the Hellcat.
The CB450 was first shown in UK during the Diamond Jubilee Brighton Speed Trials of September 1965, traditionally held along the seafront. As the bike was newly imported, the engine was not run-in, so the appearance was a semi-competition demonstration sprint run for publicity ridden by (the late) Allan Robinson, MBE, a Honda staff member, recording a standing-start kilometre time of 30.1 seconds and a terminal speed of 100 mph (160 km/h).

Monday, July 30, 2012

1976 HONDA CB550F

1976 HONDA CB550F     SOLD 

This beauty was rebuilt to mostly stock form after a complete engine overhaul. Fresh paint, Pod filters, 4 into 2 Crossover drag pipes, rear Progressive shocks, and a custom seat make this puppy a simple classic to be used as a daily rider.