32 Days and 5,536 Miles on a 1974 Honda….

Courtesy of Go West Young Man

Ran across this blog site while doing some research over on the SOHC forum.  This guy did a trip that could inspire us all….on a 1974 Honda CB 550!  After initially rebuilding the top end, to get the bike running well enough to ride, he later tore the entire bike apart to do a frame up restoration.  This was all finished just days before a trip that would include over 5000 miles, countless state crossings and the experience of a lifetime… Read More …

Happy Thanksgiving from MotoPreserve!

So many months of winter, so many bikes to wrench...

Well, the holiday season is upon us, and the weather is finally turning cold.  While it’s sad to see the warm weather fade into less comfortable riding conditions, we are trying to focus on the positive, and that includes having a warm place to wrench over this winter.  Last winter was a brutal one, and made wrenching on the curb tough, so this year, a heated garage with many amenities will be a welcomed change of pace.  Here’s to hoping that you all will be someplace warm while trying to remove small bolts and bits… Read More …

This is how I need to ride in the winter…

Knowing that the cold is coming for me, I have been figuring out how best to avoid the wind.  Do I sound paranoid?  Well, try riding on the highway in near freezing temps!  Last year, I stumbled upon a great system of layers, that not only kept me pretty warm while wrenching on the curb  – but even made it bearable to ride in 35 degree weather.  Ultimately, I knew that a little more wind protection would go a LONG way towards keeping me protected from the elements.  The Honda CB550 has none.  I mean, NONE! Read More …

Bryan Fuller Redeems Himself…

Last we heard from Bryan Fuller, he was being slammed in the online press for chopping up a coveted, vintage Honda.  OK, I don’t think I was as harsh about the Bryan Fuller build as many people on the interwebs were, but I did find it a little weird to go hacking up a fairly sweet 1969 Sandcast CB750.  Today I stumbled upon the videos put out under the moniker of 2 Guys Garage, and they have some great clips and How-Tos.  Apparently, Fuller doesn’t only attack coveted Honda’s, they also take more “appropriate” bikes, and turn them into pieces of art… Read More …

MP Road Trip Video: At long last, I arrive home…

The trip to southern Virginia was amazing, but after the troubles that Scott ran into with his bike, causing us to have to split up, I basically wanted to high-tail it home.  The last two days were done solo, and I tucked down, opened the throttle and hauled it all the way back to Brooklyn.  The following video… Read More …