Triumph Tiger Cub – 1959 Restored Motorcycle

Triumph Tiger Cub – 1959

Year: 1959
Manufacturer: Triumph
Model: Tiger Cub
Engine Size: 200
Colour: Silver
Gears: Four-speed manual
Drive Type: Chain
Start Type: Kick start

Restored 1959 Triumph Tiger Cub Motorcycle.

This bike was completely stripped and fully rebuilt to last nut and bolt.

Some of the the hard to find factory parts were substituted with after-market parts including:

The battery.
Piston rings.
Tank badges.
Gear indicator.
Exhaust and silencer.
Rear brake shoes.

The engine was rebuilt by a Triumph specialist.

The wheels were rebuilt with new spokes.

The frame was re-painted.

The petrol tank, panels and tub were re-sprayed in period colours.

The seat was recovered.

All of the chrome was re-plated.

The suspension was stripped and rebuilt.

A really great restoration of this Triumph Tiger Cub.

Barn-Find Classic Motorcycles

The new Buzz phrase in the Classic Motorcycle world is "Barn Find".

A "Barn Find" bike is a classic motorcycle that is discovered abandoned, usually in a derelict condition. The term comes from its tendency to be discovered in rarely frequented places such as barns.

Many of the buyers of barn finds tend to be motorcycle collectors and they offer to buy the motorcycle so as to clean it, fix it, and in many cases fully restore it. Barn find classic motorcycles are a popular purchase both in unrestored and fully restored conditions and have reached high prices at motorcycle auctions worldwide.

A genuine "Barn Find" is the fantasy find of many a classic motorcycle collector!

Motorcycle Chrome Plating

Even if your Motorcycles chromed parts are deeply pitted a great result can be obtained from an automotive chrome plating specialist. Even dents can be filled or removed.

First the plater will sand at various grits to cut away unwanted, rust, pits and scratches. The depth of the initial sand will depend on the material and its thickness. A heavy coat of copper plate is often used to fill the pits followed by a light polish to flatten the surface. If pitting is severe the chroming specialist can fill them with silver soldier or braze welds. These repairs are then gently linished to return a flat smooth surface.

Most motorcycle chrome plating utilises triple plating comprising copper, nickel then chrome plating. The copper makes a good base coat for conductivity, the nickel is the shiny silver and the chrome plating gives the nickel a lovely luster and protection.

Want to Sell your Bike?

If you want to sell your motorcycle but are struggling to find a buyer then there's now a whole selection of companies who will buy your bike quickly and easily.

Surprisingly the prices offered are generally better than you may think. Just complete the details online and you'll receive an instant price for selling your bike. Just be sure to describe the bikes condition accurately as deductions will be made for any undeclared damage.

There's many "sell my bike" websites out there such as "We Buy Any Bike", "Motorbike Factory", "We Want Your Motorbike", "Bike Buyer", "Instant Bike Buyer", "Money4Motorbikes", "Cash For Your Wheels", "Cash Bike Buyer" so be sure to shop around to get the very best price.

Motorcycle Workshop Manuals (To Download)

A Workshop Manual is an important tool for any Motorcycle Restoration and you can now download them quickly and easily for a minimal cost. If you're restoring a leading Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki or Yamaha Motorcycle you'll find most manuals available for immediate download.

Honda Motorcycle Manuals

Kawasaki Motorcycle Manuals

Suzuki Motorcycle Manuals

Yamaha Motorcycle Manuals

There's also loads of other makes of bike covered. Take a look ...

All Motorbike Workshop Manuals

Spare Parts for Japanese Motorcycles

If you need parts for your Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki or Yamaha Motorcycle then look no further than CMS.

CMS supports over 30,000 models from 1959 onwards They offer over 2.9m products that are all available online and deliver into 60 countries worldwide.

Over 1.5m Honda Motorcycle Parts

Over 250,000 Kawasaki Motorcycle Parts

Over 350,000 Suzuki Motorcycle Parts

Over 750,000 Yamaha Motorcycle Parts

Plus, CMS offer a wide range of Tuning and Styling Parts for your Motorcycle.

The team at Bikes Restored have been using CMS for years and can highly recommend their service and quality.

Visit the CMS Website and take a look.

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Honda CB77 Super Hawk – 1964 Restored Motorcycle

Honda CB77 Super Hawk – 1964

Year: 1964
Make: Honda
Model: CB77
Colour: Silver/Black
Engine Size: 305
Start Type: Combo
Drive Type: Chain

Restored 1964 Honda CB77 Super Hawk Motorcycle.

This bike has undergone a full nut-and-bolt restoration to the highest standard.

Every part, nut and bolt was either re-chromed, polished or is new.

Every fin of the head and cylinder was hand polished.

Fitted with NOS OEM exhaust pipes and baffles.

New aluminium Japanese rims with stainless steel spokes.

New plastic tank badges.

The seat was covered in calf leather and then stencilled.

New period correct tyres.

New foot pegs and grips.

All new cables.

The top end of the engine is virtually all new except the cams which were inspected and reused.

The bottom end and gearbox were thoroughly inspected and rebuilt as needed.

New oil pump, bearings, seals, clutch discs and cam chain.

The carburettors were rebuilt with new jets and floats.

The rear shocks were completely disassembled and rebuilt.

The front forks were disassembled and cleaned.

All new paint with base coat and clear coat.

What can we say…… A stunning Honda CB77!

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BSA Starfire – 1970 Restored Motorcycle

BSA Starfire – 1970

Year: 1970
Make: BSA
Model: Starfire
Engine Size: 250
Colour: Blue
Drive type: Chain
Start Type: Kick Start

Restored 1970 BSA Starfire B25 Motorcycle.

This bike was completely stripped down.

The frame, swinging arm and forks were re-painted.

The petrol tank, oil tank, side panel and mudguard were also re-painted.

The front forks were rebuilt along with new rear shocks.

A new chain and sprocket kit was fitted.

Both of the wheels were re-spoked (the rims were OK).

The were brakes re-lined.

The hubs were re-painted and new Dunlop tyres fitted.

The engine was stripped down and found to be sound and within tolerances so it was thoroughly cleaned and re-assembled.

The wiring was replaced as well as all new switches.

The headlight was replaced and replica Lucas indicators were added.

The rear light unit was also replaced.

Fitted with a café racer style seat and a fly screen this is a lovely restored BSA Starfire.

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Suzuki T500 Titan – 1970 Restored Motorcycle

Suzuki T500 Titan – 1970

Year: 1970
Make: Suzuki
Model: T500 Titan
Engine Size: 500cc
Colour: Blue
Drive type: Chain
Start Type: Kick Start

Restored 1970 Suzuki T500 Motorcycle.

Every part of this motorcycle was replaced, re-plated or re-painted including:

The frame, swing arm, side and centre stand, peg brackets and the air box were powder coated.

New swing arm bushes were fitted.

The engine was rebuilt using 1st overbore pistons, rings and a rebuilt crank.

The transmission was fully inspected.

New clutch.

New cables.

New electrics.

All new bulbs.

New battery.

New petcock.

The wheels were rebuilt with new rims and spokes.

The carburettors were rebuilt.

New points.

New condensers.

All new rubbers.

New brakes.

New paint.

Show chromed exhaust system.

New turn signals.

NOS tank rack and grab bar.

New handle bar controls.

An excellent restored Suzuki T500 Motorcycle.

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BMW R75/5 – 1973 Restored Motorcycle

BMW R75/5 – 1973

Year: 1973
Manufacturer: BMW
Engine Size: 750
Model: R75/5
Gears: Four-speed manual
Colour: Black
Date of 1st Registration: 23/03/1973
Drive Type: Shaft
Start Type: Combo

Restored 1973 BMW R75/5 Motorcycle.

The engine was stripped, tolerances checked, and reassembled with all new seals and gaskets.

The heads were overhauled.

All the casings were vapour blasted.

A new clutch assembly and replacement starter motor were fitted.

The original kick start gearbox was rebuilt, and a new end cover and kickstart fitted.

The only non standard item fitted was the inclusion of the deep sump kit for higher capacity and better oil cooling.

The carbs were completely stripped and overhauled.

The wheel hubs were blasted, fitted with new bearings, and then rebuilt onto the original rims which have been re polished.

The paintwork was re-finished in traditional piano black with white coachlines.

Most of the nuts and bolts were replaced with new stainless, as have the exhaust pipes, along with new silencers.

Many fasteners were also bright nickel plated.

The seat was replaced with a complete, quality British made unit, with steel base and new cover, new hinges, grab rail and trims.

The original rear shocks were also stripped, bodies re plated, and springs powder coated.

The bike retains its tool kit and original tyre pump.

There have been countless other replacement items, including fork gaiters, brakes, cables, battery, all oils and filters, grips, footrests, and badges.

A superb quality BMW motorcycle restoration.

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