Posts Categorized: Motorcycles

1978 Honda CB400 Before and After

I’ve owned this 1978 Honda CB400 Hawk II since 2013. I paid $650 for it. I’ve cleaned it up a bit and did a few performance upgrades and I’m into the bike for about $2,000. Here’s what it looked like when I bought it. It ran OK, but it was all 1970s. Those mirrors, big… Read more »

Don’t Buy This Chain Breaker From Dime City Cycles

Do you need a chain breaker for your motorcycle? Don’t buy this one from Dime City Cycles. Can you see the difference between the one from Dime City Cycles? The only difference is that the Dime City Cycles one costs $56.95 and the one for sale on Amazon.com is $18.99. And I’m sure, as my… Read more »

XS750 Project: Cracked the motor

I ripped apart the 1977 XS750 engine. I removed the cams, heads and cylinders. I needed to order pistons, but I wanted to make sure the engine was worth rebuilding and I wanted to make sure it hadn’t been rebuilt once already. Everything looks as I would expect. This bike sat outside for awhile, but… Read more »

For Sale: 1974 Honda CB750 (Rockville, Maryland) $12,000

Here’s a custom 1974 Honda CB750 for sale in Rockville, Maryland. The seller is asking $12,000. It has some nice mods, like a custom 4-into-1 exhaust, gas tank and seat. It looks pretty cool, but I’d have a hard time coughing up $12,000 for it. There’s no mention of any engine work and the triangle… Read more »

My Project: 1977 Yamaha XS750

I started a new project. It’s a 1977 Yamaha XS750 I picked up in Virginia for $120. It obviously doesn’t run, but the engine kicks over and the frame seems straight. My plan is to strip it down to the frame and build an entirely new bike in its place. I think the XS750 is… Read more »

CMS Motorcycle Parts Store is Amazing

I did something stupid the other day, I won’t get into here, but I ended up destroying my rear brake control arm. It was all twisted up and worthless. My 1978 Honda CB400 isn’t really hard to get parts for, but sometimes it can be a challenge, especially when I don’t want to be off… Read more »

How to Replace Motorcycle Front Fork

I’m researching what it will cost to replace the front fork on the 1979 XS750 I’m building. It might be better to just rebuild the original fork, but I don’t have the original brake calipers either, so it wouldn’t be nothing to do it. The first thing I figured I should know is what size… Read more »