Friday, January 9, 2015

Can you guess what this used to be?

Can you guess what this crazy looking thing used to be? Ill give you a hint, it came from a motorcycle...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

1968 YAMAHA AS1-C Street Scrambler

1968 YAMAHA AS1-C Street Scrambler

We picked this bike up last fall in a multi bike sort of deal. Actually, we had to buy 3 others from the guy so we could get our hands on this one! Restored to mostly stock, she now sounds, looks, and feels great. She's super light (lets just say she weighs less than some of our past girlfriends) and is a hoot to ride around town and back roads.  All we can say is this; she may look small, but once you get this puppy in her powerband... hang on. If you've never ridden one of these, you will be pleasantly surprised.

Friday, September 5, 2014

1977 YAMAHA RD425

1977 YAMAHA RD425

FOR SALE: $8750- Choice of modern headlight/fairing combo with
low rise handlebars or a traditional round headlight and shell with clubman bars. Scroll down for photos of both. You can also see a video of it here.

This sporty little beast is a barrel of fun to ride. Though, we have been taking it a little easy on her since she just had a fresh rebuild on the motor. We also upgraded the suspension, brakes, electronics and
controls. Come to think of it, we either upgraded, replaced, or repaired
everything on this baby! We wanted to build a unique and fun bike to
ride while still maintaining some of what we consider true 'RD spirit'.

With many custom pieces made of fiberglass or aluminum, not only does it run great but shes quite a bit lighter too. They definitely wont be able to keep up and only way they will be able to find you is to follow that little trail of blue two-stroke perfume down the road. Head over to to check out their feature. Also featured on,,,, and on the Yamaha Motors USA page.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

1968 YAMAHA AS1-C- Project


The first of the real giant killers

Introduced in 1968, the Yamaha YAS1 defies all motorcycle logic, even by today’s standards of miniaturization. As a development of the previous Yamaha roadster twin designs, the vertically split, twin-cylinder engine is compact and powerful, this in turn is wrapped in an equally diminutive frame that does its best to hold the wheels inline and weighs next to nothing in the bargain. Once on the move and buzzing away in its sharp power band however, the truth emerges, the 125cc two-stroke is more than a match for machinery several times the capacity.  The main differences between the AS1 and the AS1-C are the high exhaust pipes, slightly raised front fender, the braced handlebar, and that the forks are covered with boots instead of the metal covers.

Friday, June 27, 2014

1977 YAMAHA RD400- Project

1977 YAMAHA RD400- Project

Source: Cycle Guide of 1977
Dearly beloved, you can begin to wave good-bye to all those two-stroke roadsters we've known and loved for years. Kawasaki's KH400 triple has been laid away, and Suzuki has rung up the flower car for their two-stroke roadsters. The four-strokes have won the sales derby; more important, they have a better chance of winning the government emission tests. But before you get all teary and blow your nose, you should know that's all the bad news.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

1965 HONDA CB160- Baby Hawk

1965 HONDA CB160- Baby Hawk


This dirty little chicken came to us by way of a moving sale of sorts. Originally from New Jersey, it somehow made its way out to our neck of the woods and was saved from a salvage yard before finding a space in our shop. It was a non runner and in pretty rough shape when we got her but she was just so damn cute we just couldn't pass her up.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Motorado Classic Motorcycle Show

Motorado Classic Motorcycle Show 2014

If you're going to be in the area, be sure to come check out all the great bikes, including our 1972 Super Scrambler and 1965 Baby Hawk, at this free show!

Sunday June 15h 2014, Father's Day
Time: 10 am-3 pm
Location: La Tienda Shopping Center in El Dorado, NM
GPS  35-32-11.86 N & 105-53-23.93 W

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

1972 HONDA CL498-Super Scrambler

1972 HONDA CL498- Super Scrambler


This bad lil' mama jama started life out as a 1972 Honda CL450 Scrambler. We originally got her as a parts bike but figured since she only had about 1700 original miles, what the hell, lets build her up!

Stripped down to the frame and chopped off all unnecessary tabs and brackets (including the subframe) she was treated to the ol' pipe bender and welder trick. The motor got some love too. We sent to cylinders and  head out to the pros over at Team Hansen Honda to get a work over, including a new valve train, 10.6:1 high compression pistons, and a bore to 498cc. She also got a new set of Mikuni carbs to fuel her fire, and a custom set of high side exhausts breathing it out.