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I bought my little Scrambler back in 2012 when I was still in college in Oregon. I had no idea how to work on a bike, let alone ride one. My dad used to have a CL350 when he was about the age I was, and said this little bike I saw for sale would be a good starter for me.

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By Dime City Cycles October 9, 2018 No comments

Just like how Jeffrey Lebowski’s rug really tied the room together, the rear shock of a Ducati Sport Classic 1000 monoposto was really going to bring the build together for Steven Liu. He didn’t even have a bike to put it on! He found the rear suspension on eBay, liked how it looked, loved the price, and bought it.

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By Dime City Cycles August 1, 2018 3 comments

It was the best $400 he ever spent. Eight years ago, Paul Harding found a 1974 Honda CB450 lying in a barn in Darian, NY. The 1992 state inspection stickers gave away how long the bike had been dormant. “It was covered in dust, rust, and crust,” Harding said. “It had been modified in the past and was sitting on super long ‘raked’ front forks on an otherwise stock bike. It really sucked to be honest, but it was ‘clean’ enough.

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By Dime City Cycles June 6, 2018 4 comments

Don Vanicek’s wife thought he was having a mid-life crisis. He had sold off the stable of street and dirt bikes 25 years prior, started and raised a family and built up a successful canvas awning company. About 10 years ago, when he saw episodes of “Café Racer TV” on Velocity, the memories came back to him and he couldn’t shake the two-wheeled joys and desires he once harbored as a teenager and young adult.

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By Dime City Cycles April 25, 2018 1 comment

With a 6-year-old daughter to look after, Sam Stewart knew it was probably best to put away the Ducati Monster and the 848 and get something that was both a little slower and a good project bike. For $900 he found a 1975 Honda CB360T that had been sitting for years and needed love; his daughter even participated in the process.

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By Dime City Cycles April 4, 2018 10 comments

Paul Magee of 95 Customs knew he was going to completely tear down the 1974 Honda CB750; no nut or bolt would be left fastened.

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By Dime City Cycles March 20, 2018 13 comments

If Carlos Ruiz’s brother ever asks you to dog sit for him, definitely take the gig; he pays in motorcycles. That’s how this 41-year-old Chicagoan wound up with a 1981 Suzuki GS450L that he’s nicknamed "Kyojin", which is Japanese for "giant" or "big man".

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By Dime City Cycles March 5, 2018 6 comments

Mark Guevara knows he is the fifth owner of this 1975 Honda CB750, which he calls a “barn find”. The quotation marks are there because Guevara said they don’t have any barns in the Philippines. Guevara, a property manager for his family’s real estate business, also makes and designs bamboo and carbon fiber longboard skateboards for his company, Contach Longboards. This was his first stab at building a custom motorcycle...

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By Dime City Cycles January 31, 2018 10 comments

David Mandujano might just be the big brother we all wish we had. The 36-year-old Portland, Texas native spends his days creating custom automotive upholstery through his shop, DMD Kustoms, but when his little brother was heading off to college, he decided to build him a small displacement motorcycle to get around campus on.

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By Dime City Cycles January 3, 2018 5 comments

Sundays were special days in the garage of the Wright family home. While Mrs. Wright worked on gardening prep projects, her 30-something daughter, Ellen, was busy tinkering on a 1976 Honda CB550F...

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By Dime City Cycles December 21, 2017 14 comments