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"This project has taken 4 years and the talents of many to resurrect a non-running bike and box-o-parts. The thread stitching everything together was to have a café racer that was a bit different than the rest".

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By Dime City Cycles January 29, 2019 8 comments

"I always wanted a motorcycle or dirt bike growing up but was never allowed to have one. At some point towards the end of High School, I stumbled upon CB750 cafe racers and the website".

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By Dime City Cycles January 16, 2019 No comments

Rick purchased the bike in July 2017 for $200 the same month we found out we were having our first child. Bike was busted, engine locked up, and covered in dirt in clay...

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By Dime City Cycles December 27, 2018 7 comments

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 1 comment

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