Tag Archives: Classic Bike Restoration

Yamaha RD350 YPVS Restoration

As if the original LC wasn’t enough Yamaha went several stages further in 1983 with the introduction of the YPVS equipped version. Considerably more hi-tech than anything before, the Powervalve won many a heart, and race too, In more modern times, as people flock to Elsie ownership, it may lag behind in the desirability stakes, but the YPVS is still an attractive proposition for restoration.

 

Andy Bolas

At just 33 years of age, midlands based plumber and heating engineer, Andy Bolas has amassed an impressive array of classic Japanese machinery. All, but a few currently being restored back to immaculate condition in his workshop, are in regular use and kept ready to go.

 

Garelli Tiger Restoration

Ian Ritchie, is a 45-year-old mechanical fitter at the Corus steel plant in Scunthorpe who is living the dreams he had as a teenager, well the ones relating to motorcycles at least. He has been restoring classic cars, motorcycles and Lambretta scooters for many years, Ian adds, “My main hobby is working in my workshop, on my collection or helping out friends with their restorations.

 

Yamaha XJ650 Turbo Restoration

When the wind blows Once upon a time, 35 years ago, the world thought that the future lay in turbo technology, every major manufacturer built such a beast, even James Bond rode one, but the idea didn’t catch on. Within…

 

Classic Bike Restoration Tips

In no particular order…. Record every step of the strip-down with a digital camera, or even with a simple sketch it’ll be invaluable later. Carry out extensive research on your intended project before parting with any cash. Avoid boxes of…

 

The Motorcycle Restoration Company

For a business just a shade over two years old the Motorcycle restoration company is making great strides into the scene. Born out of the recently defunct Hailwood restoration business, Chris Daniels and Norman Nuttall, both employees of that concern,…

 

Iconic Motorcycles

With a strong background in buying and selling all manner of vintage vehicles, 29-year-old Angus McCurrach and 34 year old Larry Smith joined forces just over a year ago to form Iconic motorcycles. Based just outside the idyllic Cotswolds town…

 

Rob North Triples

The first all new BSA Rocket 3 triple to be built since the late 70s has recently been completed and delivered to its new home in South Africa. A produce of west Midlands based Trident MCS, Les and Denise Whiston…

 

Northants Classic Bikes

Recession busting business Rushden based Steve Hasler, and his wife Julie, made the switch from the used motor trade into classic bikes just five years ago. The move wasn’t such a strange one however, both are keen bikers and Steve…

 

Honda SS50 Restoration

Due to their loyalty to the four-stroke way of doing things, Honda very nearly missed out on the “Ped” revolution during the 70s. While Suzuki and Yamaha threw their hat into the ring with almost identical disc-valve, two-stroke, machinery, the…