Posts Categorized: Motorcycles

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 »

For Sale: 1978 Honda CB400A (Warrenton, Virginia) $2,800

I don’t know, man. Check out this 1978 Honda CB400A for sale on Craiglist in Warrenton, Virginia. The seller is asking $2,800 for it, which is crazy to me. I have this bike, but the non-automatic one. Now granted I have to shift mine the old fashioned way, but I paid $650 for it. This… Read more »

Obsession Motorsports Rockville, Maryland

I rarely take my bike to a shop for repairs, it’s like letting someone else watch my kids, no one is going to give a shit more than I do. But I ran into some electrical issues and I didn’t have confidence in my ability to accurately troubleshoot the problem. The issue was that the… Read more »

Don’t Buy this Dime City Cycles Switch

I love Dime City Cycles, I spend a lot of money with them, but here’s where you can save some money. If you’re like me and you like to have nice clean handlebars without lots of buttons and junk, you might want a car ignition style switch. And you might be interested in buying this… Read more »