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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 8 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 9 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

Kevin Taveras knew his friend was never going to finish the basket case project he hadn’t even started, so he told him to hit him up when he was tired of tripping over the boxes and frames woefully aging in the garage. A scant year later, Taveras traded three greenbacks for the pile of potential and loaded up the engine, frames (one was a roller), the many boxes of parts, and headed for his home turf...

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By Dime City Cycles October 12, 2017 1 comment

When Bob Morris was diagnosed with ALS and his deteriorating muscles prevented him from riding and wrenching on his motorcycles, he started giving his son instructions on how to finish one particular project that was important to him: a 1976 Yamaha RD400...

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By Dime City Cycles September 19, 2017 8 comments

Giancarlo Sulmonte’s parents didn’t really want him riding on the road so, like any good teenager would, he manipulated the situation. He bought a dirt bike and then promptly converted it into a street racer. His 1973 Yamaha DT250 was wasting away in his friend’s dad’s garage. Sulmonte, then 19, was working on a car project at the time. He thought it was a pretty cool bike but didn’t think about it for a few months. One day he got up the nerve to call his friend’s dad and offer $300. The man countered with $150 (why can’t this happen to all of us?) and Sulmonte took it home...

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By Dime City Cycles September 7, 2017 5 comments

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 2 comments