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Our favorite anecdote from the story behind Shawn Smith’s 1974 Honda CB360 build is the fact that he found the donor bike in the furniture section of Craigslist. Motorcycles don’t make good recliners but they really could tie the room together…

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By Dime City Cycles April 27, 2017 No comments

In 1978 while in High School Jim Platek bought a brand new Yamaha XS500, a road bike with an 8-valve double overhead cam 4-stroke twin cylinder. This started a 37 year "bond" with the bike. “It was my commuter, tourer, road racer, and dragracer. I finally decided that it was time to change things up, and I parted out all but the frame, switchgear, gas tank, and mirrors.”

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By Dime City Cycles April 17, 2017 1 comment

Some may want a better set of tools, or better welding and metal working skills. Some wish they had a bigger garage or better lighting or maybe even a heater. Rapid City, South Dakota’s Jakob Whittle would just like a little bit of shade while he builds. The fact that he needs all of the above and more didn’t keep him from building his first bike and it hasn’t kept him from starting his second.

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By Dime City Cycles April 13, 2017 4 comments

The 2016 AHRMA Championship Awards Banquet launched the weekend of racing at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw SC. It was great to see so many accomplishments and individual goals met! We were honored to be awarded the 2016 BMW Brighter Image Award.

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By Dime City Cycles April 4, 2017 No comments

Don't miss out. See the full list of AHRMA racing cities and dates.

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By Cliff Nees March 29, 2017 No comments

My father purchased the origins of this bike in the early 1980's when I'd be 12 or 13 years old. It was kitted out in touring trim, but the heart of it was a Triumph 6T Thunderbird pre-unit engine in a 1962 slimline featherbed frame. We pulled it apart and re-built it in 1993 / 1994 with the regular Triton racer type look.

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By Dime City Cycles March 23, 2017 2 comments

Welcome to Roebling Road Raceway and the start of the 2017 AHRMA Road Race Season The Dime City Cycles crew anxious for some track time turned in some impressive laps and brought home some serious wood.

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By Dime City Cycles March 22, 2017 No comments

All Tim Aysan wanted was a logistically smooth method of lining up ride days with his core group of Toronto-based friends. He thought starting a forum-based website would be the best way to do it and he registered the domain name dotheton.com. Over a decade later, Aysan has more than 40,000 (registered) friends, 100,000 unique monthly visitors and 800,000 posts of content. None of it was planned and when he first hit 1,000 members he thought to himself, “Really?! There’s 1,000 other people out there who like the same kind of stuff my friends and I do?”

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By Dime City Cycles March 10, 2017 1 comment

Nova Scotia’s riding season might be short but that didn’t deter 49-year-old Bob Wilson from searching for, buying and rebuilding a custom motorcycle. Even though he has a background in mechanical engineering and design, and previously owned trail bikes as a young man, this was his first attempt at rebuilding a street bike. He didn’t even have a street license before he started.

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By Dime City Cycles March 2, 2017 2 comments

You wouldn’t know it by looking at it but this 1982 Yamaha XV750 Virago Street Tracker built by 24-year-old Nick Conway has 260,000 miles on it. Or 26,000, he’s not really sure. When he rescued it from a shop in suburban Cleveland, OH, the odometer read 26K but the title said 260,000. Maybe the person writing out the title got a little happy with the zeroes but, either way, the $400 Craigslist special definitely looked like it had a quarter of a million miles of experience on it.

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By Dime City Cycles February 9, 2017 1 comment