Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal: 1978 Honda CB750K
Do low bars make a cafe racer?
I’ve noticed a trend recently, of bikes being advertised as ‘Cafe Racers’, which often have little more modifications than the handlebars swapped out for low tracker or clubman bars. This generally seems to raise the price by $1500 on average. To each his own, but I don’t really think this qualifies as a Cafe Racer.
See the original ad on Craigslist HERE.
Motorbike Mondays Crew at Deus Ex Machina Saturday School
This Saturday 4/5/14 from 11AM-5PM
Deus Ex Machina
1001 Venice Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291
If you’re in Southern California, make sure to head out to Deus Ex Machina in Venice this Saturday 4/5/14 from 11AM-5PM. The Motorbike Mondays Crew has been invited to join the Faculty at Saturday School, an awesome event to help you learn how to work on your own bikes. We’ll have a lot of RaceTech Electric parts to demo and a workshop on charging system component testing and troubleshooting. Seaweed & Gravel will have a bike workshop as well.
Make sure to come out on Saturday and say hi to us. We’ll be recording clips for the podcast too!
You can view the Facebook even page HERE.
Check out Deus Ex Machina on the web HERE.
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Episode 17: Valve Adjustments
Let’s talk about valves. Well, listen to the start of the episode…not valves exactly, but valve adjustments! This is a critical maintenance item that often gets overlooked or put off, because you don’t know how to do it. To a newer rider/home mechanic, valves and valve adjustments can often seem like black magic. However, it just takes a little bit of understanding how the system works, and why they need adjustment to get up the courage to attack this job yourself. Make sure to listen all the way through, and refer to this post for the examples we mention. I’ll post all our notes from the episode, so you can easily follow along.
Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal: 1973 Honda CB750 Custom
OK guys, check this one out! I was looking around for our new GDoWS post, and came across this bad boy on Craigslist. This CB is a pretty interesting custom build. The original ad is located here, and here is the description: