The new hondatwins.net store is now up and running!
Stop over and pick yourself up some decals, or preorder your hondatwins.net shirt!
Isn’t this how most folks find their first bike?
Member Francois found this bike resting in the field in Charlotte, Vermont. It has been sitting for 25 years. I bet someone out there would still take it home and make it a rider!
Guest Blogger NathanMT01 joins us today with a topic he wrote on why we should buy new or used bikes:
There have long been two groups of motorcycle purchasers. The ones who were out to buy a new bike, and those who were out to buy used. The echo’s of claims on which is better still ring clear from both groups, often times contradicting each other. Riders with new bikes justifying their purchases with claims of:
-“I want to ride. I don’t want to waste time fixing somebody else’s problems.”
-“Those used bikes are outdated. I want the newest technology (ABS, fuel injection, electronics, etc.).”
-“I can buy a new bike for the same amount of money I would spend to buy the used and fix it up.”
In the meantime, there’s always the used rider in the background with a grin on his face, knowing that he didn’t just sign up for a monthly payment for the next few seasons, or spend a considerable amount of the household budget, which he’s going to have to explain to his wife. Their claims do not fall on deaf ears:
-“That new ride loses at least 30% of its value as soon as I sign the papers.”
-“It’s paid for, no interest or payments needed.”
-“The price of the bike and parts needed are cheaper than buying a new one, and keeps me riding.”
Hondatwins.net patches are available for purchase thanks to tbpmusic on the forums. He took the time to have these made up.
New Member Znabb from Sweden just joined up, and has a nice example of a vintage CB450 he is saving.
Even the folks in Sweden appreciate the classics!
Forum Member tbpmusic has many years of great insight into these old machines.
He has taken the time to write up a quick and easy six step process to rehabbing and evaluating your vintage Honda twin, and, any vintage motorcycle for that matter.
It covers the basic of checking your timing, changing out the vintage oil, and rehabbing your carbs.
Worth a read! Check it out in the forums.
Forum alum Woody1981 has posted some awesome pictures of his CL350 Build in the forum