Motorcycles

1978 Honda CB400 New Headlight, Winkers & Fried New Tail Light

If you’ve been following along, I’ve been upgrading the lights on my 78 Honda CB400. Back in November I did the tail light and turn signals, now I’ve put in a new headlight and front winkers. I torched my new tail light in the process. I don’t recall what I was actually doing or thinking

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

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

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

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

Install Motorcycle Fork Seals without a Fancy Fork Seal Driver

I’m in the process of buying the necessary parts to replace my fork seals on the old Honda. I was looking through my Clymer manual – as I always do when considering a new project for the bike – the manual references fork seal driver and fork seal driver attachment. Those are tools use to

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

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

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