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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 No comments

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

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

Mats Palsson is a four-time Swedish motocross champion who finally found his way back to motorcycles. Now 56, Palsson said he was a “madman” in his youth, riding Kawasaki triples before he took up motocross seriously. “They were mad motorcycles but fun for a madman that I was at the time,” he said.

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By Dime City Cycles January 26, 2017 11 comments

Cruising around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a pre-teen, John Chaves remembers the motorcycles that used to blow by his dad’s ’58 Chevy. Less than two years later, after much anticipation (and possibly salivation) he received a 1969 Yamaha F5A (50cc) for his 13th birthday.

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By Dime City Cycles January 4, 2017 No comments

Ten years ago, Mark Dempsey bought his first motorcycle right off the showroom floor, a 2006 Suzuki GSXR-600, a 407-lb. 100 horsepower rocket of a two-wheeler. He had never ridden a motorcycle before. This story doesn’t end well (he lived, but stick with us here).

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By Dime City Cycles December 22, 2016 4 comments