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Vintage Motorcycle Tips

  • The best way to winterize your motorcycle

    Winterizing your motorcycle is an important step in protecting it from the harsh weather conditions that can occur during the colder months. Here are some steps you can follow to winterize your motorcycle:
  • History of extended front ends on custom choppers

    A custom chopper is a motorcycle that has been modified from its original design and equipped with custom parts to create a unique and individualized appearance. One popular modification that has been made to many vintage choppers is the use of extended front ends, which are designed to give the motorcycle a longer and more aggressive look.
  • How does a magneto work on a vintage motorcycle?

    A magneto is a type of electrical generator that is often used on vintage motorcycles to provide a reliable source of ignition spark. These self-contained units generate electricity by using a magnet and a coil of wire to create a high-voltage current, which is then used to ignite the fuel-air mixture in the engine's cylinders.
  • Quick explanation of how pistons work in a vintage motorcycle

    Pistons are a critical component of any internal combustion engine, including those found in vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycles. These small but mighty parts play a vital role in the engine's operation, converting the energy of the burning fuel into the mechanical work that drives the motorcycle.
  • What is a points ignition system on a vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycle?

    Points ignition systems were once a common type of ignition system used on vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycles. These systems use a set of mechanical contacts, known as "points," to control the flow of electricity to the spark plugs and ignite the fuel-air mixture in the engine's cylinders.
  • Signs of a top end needing replaced on your vintage motorcycle and how to fix it

    The process for changing the top end of a vintage motorcycle engine, which includes the cylinder head and valves, will be similar to the process for changing the top end on any other motorcycle. However, there are a few additional considerations to keep in mind when working on a vintage motorcycle: