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1976 Honda CB550

Last month marked 6 years of owning my ’76 CB550. It all started with Ed breaking down in Morgantown, PA on our way back from Denver, CO in 2010. Lucky for us, the house we broke down in front of was a motorcyclist and helped us out. While at his house we got to check […]

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Cb450 performance camshaft

Performance camshafts can add different characteristics of power to your engine. Cams with high lift can add mid range punch, while cams with longer duration can add high rpm top end power. Cams with both can really add power but you need to make sure the head can flow properly. It really depends on what […]

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cb650 keihin crs29 carbs

If you have a cb650 (or any jap 4cyl) and you’re looking to splurge close to an extra $1000… This post is for you. 79-80 cb650 actually have pretty good stock-oem carbs IMO: 29mm bore, mechanical slide and accelerator pump. However, if yours are getting shitty and want a nice upgrade, brand new keihin crs29 […]

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CB650 Cam in a CB550

This swap always interested me for the power bump but I never found any good comparison info about it so I was skeptical that it was possible without major modification. I successfully completed the swap and it was very straight forward but you will need to some additional parts to do it. Here’s all the […]

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Honda CB Starter Delete / Block Off

Here’s a solution for removing your starter if you have setup your cycle to be kick only like I did. Previously, I used to use a rubber freeze plug which is the standard internet forum recommendation. However, day one of riding to Lake Superior my freeze plug blew out and my bike hemorrhaged oil 30 […]

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Honda CR500 – 2 stroke

In case you don’t know… These things were pretty fast. Saw this shit on IG and was dying.  I’ll bet that power band hits like a Mac truck.                 

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Not polishing turds

I lost $50. Adam was looking through the website at stuff from back in 2010. He found the below picture and said “wow, yanns bike was really clean”. I said no fucking way, it’s some random persons bike that came out for a Thursday ride. Long story short, I was wrong and yes it was […]

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Pennsylvania Weekender | Photos

PA trip was so much fun. Like we always say, getting out the old bikes to camping and checking things out is the best. We only had 5 days on the road and I think we made the most of it. Photos by Alex and myself. Day 1: Met up at Ben’s garage and then […]

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Pennsylvania Weekender

Taking a week or more off of work isn’t always possible as we have all probably experienced but that’s just reality of having a job. So, with only being able to take a couple days off this coming week, a couple of us are trying to make the most of the limited time off by […]

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The Honda Africa Twin: The Legend Lives On

Ahead of the release of Honda’s latest iteration of the Africa Twin, they have released a series of videos, the first of which offers beautiful archival footage of the early days of the Paris-Dakar Rally. Truly one of the most grueling motorcycle races on the planet, the Dakar has captured the hearts, minds and imaginations […]

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Who wants to borrow a cb200?

Alex, the guy who visited us while riding his motorcycle from Florida to Mass. is looking to let someone borrow his motorcycle. A Honda cb200. His previous story here His new story goes like this: Basically, he’s moving to Portland, Oregon for 6 months and he can’t bring the bike with him. If you’re interested […]

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Florida to Nantucket on a CB200

A couple weeks ago we got an email from this guy Alex who was planning to ride his 1975 CB200 from his home in Florida to Massachusetts with a potential stop in Philly. We told him good luck and hit us up when you make it to Philly. Well, he made it and timed it […]

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Small and rare sport bikes

I don’t know if you’re like me, but I just can’t get interested in most sport bikes. I hate how the mindset of dumb americans is “bigger is better”. For example… most dumb jocks think; “I want to get a motorcycle… of course I’m going to get a crotch rocket. A 600cc is lame. I’m […]

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Homeward Bound

I love when I get emails from people about trips they’ve done. Dan is from Collingswood NJ. He emailed me saying he just rode his Honda cb from Milwaukee back here to philly area. Check out the PDF he put together, it’s a good little read. Homeward-Bound [PDF]

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high compression 500t – 6mo recap

It annoys me when I see cycles on eBay that say “Fresh rebuilt engine. 10 miles on it since rebuild. Runs great.” etc… Fucking stupid. I would never buy a bike like that unless the owner has put like 1000 miles on the rebuilt engine to confirm shit is good. Anyway… someone asked me if […]

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So… I’ve met Clint a few times. He’s a cool dude. Kills it riding trails. Even if you don’t like bmx… you’ll enjoy this vid. It’s mainly about Clint’s “living-free” lifestyle. He has an old Airstream trailer he lives out of and tows around the country with his veggie-diesel van. He travels for free due […]

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cb350 – inspiration

I don’t know about you, but I spend a decent amount of time looking at tumblr’s. Specifically “fashion/design/lifestyle” tumblr’s. One that I really like is called the Pursuit Aesthetic. They rarely have cycles on it, but when they do, they’re normally good ones. This cb350 really stood out to me. love love love that exhaust […]

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Rulers’ Run

Every year towards late August a handful of rare souls converge together to wreak havoc on the streets of Brooklyn, like some horrid natural phenomenon emerging from the sea to consume an entire city. The sheer anticipation of the solid one-night rumble attached to your motorcycle, surrounded by the sharpest cavalcade of your most trusted […]