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On June 18, 2016, Carlos Colonia officially went in over his head. After a bad break up he was looking for something to keep himself occupied and he thought a motorcycle rebuild project was a good idea. He spent four weeks scouring Craigslist for the right bike and the same listing kept coming up over and over: A 1977 BMW R100 for $500 (OBO). It was a rolling chassis and a box filled with engine parts...

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By Dime City Cycles August 15, 2017 1 comment

Growing up, Kevin Wilbeck always had motorcycles – a Honda 100, a CB350 and a CB550 in college. He always wanted a 750 Super Sport but didn’t get it until a few years ago when he re-entered motorcycling after noticing how big the vintage motorcycle scene was getting in Des Moines, Iowa. He bought a 1978 Honda 750 Super Sport for $1400 with 6100 miles..

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By Dime City Cycles August 3, 2017 2 comments

For $200, Dayton, Ohio’s Kyle Nearing scored this 1975 Honda CB550, which had been rotting in a Midwestern yard for untold years. The motor had been removed but the price was right. At first, Nearing, whose only other bike has been a 2007 Yamaha R6, didn’t completely tear down the CB550. Instead, he got it running and installed new handlebars and an exhaust and rode it in the rough shape it was...

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By Dime City Cycles July 12, 2017 3 comments

Durant, Oklahoma’s Ron Erickson isn’t much of a brand guy. He doesn’t bleed red for Honda and hasn’t sold his soul to Harley-Davidson. He started out at five years old with a 3.5 horsepower Briggs & Stratton minibike from Sears and has owned 20 motorcycles since, including seven Harleys, four BMWs, three Triumphs, three Hondas, one Yamaha, a Moto Guzzi, a Ducati and now a Suzuki...

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By Dime City Cycles June 27, 2017 4 comments

Nick Dahlinger rescued his bike as much as he rebuilt it. A 1974 Honda CB360 in rough shape, it was on a sort of Craigslist tour, getting passed around from owner to owner who never really committed to making it run, roll and shine...

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By Dime City Cycles May 30, 2017 1 comment

One Sunday in June 2012 Paul Huber’s children surprised him with a barely salvageable pile of metal that was supposed to be a 1978 Honda CB750K. “Happy Father’s Day,” they told him..

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By Dime City Cycles May 23, 2017 5 comments

When Alex Lopez spotted this 1974 Honda CB200 on Craigslist with a $500 price tag, he looked beyond the torn seat, rusted pipes, faded green paint and the fact that it barely ran....

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By Dime City Cycles May 10, 2017 3 comments

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 5 comments

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

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