Custom Vintage Motorcycle Repair

Jarred welding a chopper sissy bar

Jarred welding a chopper sissy bar

We have written several times about how hard NYC can make owning a bike, especially a custom vintage motorcycle.  The average motorcycle owner has to pay for higher insurance (compared to the rest of the country), secure parking, and eventually, for repairs when someone knocks the bike over… Read More …

Tweaking and retweaking: the Triumph Bonneville heads to the highway

Scott buttons up the Triumph Bonneville

Scott buttons up the Triumph Bonneville

Over the past week, Scott has been tweaking the 1973 Triumph Bonneville, figuring out what was causing his high idle issues, and the [more than normal] oil leaks on the engine.  Well, after a couple weeks of riding it locally, it’s ready for her first highway voyage… Read More …

Lady Luck: Ruby’s Honda CL 350 engine is back!

The Honda CL 350 engine is back in the frame...

The Honda CL 350 engine is back in the frame...

There have been long delays in getting the top-end rebuild done on Ruby’s 1969 Honda CL 350, but we finally have some solid progress.  This job was one that required the knowledge of almost everyone at MotoPreserve, which is the reason we have this collective to begin with… Read More …

Yamaha FZR 600 suspension: How well can this motorcycle handle?

The other day I was thinking about the Yamaha FZR 600 suspension, as I rode to a work gig, knowing that I would have to return, late at night, on the treacherous course called the Long Island Expressway.  I have ridden this road many times before – and it is always nasty, but this ride would be after a long day of work, in the dark, with limited visibility for the numerous potholes and bumps that riddle this strip of thoroughfare….  Read More …