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Best DIY Throttle Cable Repair Video I’ve Ever Seen

Working with old bikes can be challenging. One constant struggle is cables.  If you can find one that fits for a 40+ year old machine, as often as not is as old as the bike (NOS) or an aftermarket item that may or may not fit or may not be of great quality. I’ve been working […]

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List of Motorcycle Reference Documents – Fork Swap, Axle sizes, Trail Calculators, etc.

Stumbled across this list of reference docs while poking around one of the forums… https://sites.google.com/site/alansdocuments/ Thanks to the author for assembling it. This includes info on swaps and upgrades to forks, wheels, swingarms, brakes, suspension, bearing grades, trail calculator, info on bicycle and motorcycle computers/speedometers, bolt grades, stem lengths, tire charts, torque conversion info, lots […]

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Fork Diameter Chart for Cafe Racer/Street Fighter Fork Swap

Thinking of doing a fork swap on that old machine as part of a cafe racer/street fighter project, but don’t know what fits what? This should help.  (Found this on www.soflasportbikes.com/forum/) As such no guarantees as to how correct any of the info is.  Order used parts at your own risk… First number is the fork […]

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Sport Bike Fork Lengths

So one thing I do a lot during a build is to research what fits what. It’s always a quest to figure out if the swing arm for a 2004 Suzuki GSXR750 will fit say, a 1975 Kawasaki Z1, if one is so disposed to try such a thing.  I tend to want to try […]

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Kawasaki Z1 KZ900 KZ1000 swing arm swap – Sport Bike Swingarm Widths

Stumbled across this list of swingarm pivots widths.  No idea where it originated, but thanks to whomever compiled it, and no idea if this list is completely, partially, or not at all correct.  Your milage may vary… Kawasaki’s big fours are the following… 9.25″/235mm swing arm pivot width. Honda VTR SUPERHAWK (all years) – 165mm […]

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