1970 BSA Thunderbolt

We added a tachometer to this splendid Thunderbolt. Found a rebuilt Smith’s tach on Ebay that someone had ordered for a Triumph only to find it would not fit. After installation, the tach locked up and twisted off the drive mechanism and tore the new cable on the test ride, in less than four miles!! Turns out that when the tach was rebuilt some eighteen years ago, they neglected to grease the new parts, or the old parts…. I suppose you win some and lose some. After finally getting everything operating correctly and mounted, I rode the bike some 35 miles to deliver it to my friend/customer. It performed flawlessly and was such a beautiful day to be out on Virginia’s byways!!

1966 Honda CB160 Cafe

This CB160 was customized by an amateur builder who did an outstanding job of making it look like a million bucks, but who lacked the skill to make it run and ride like it should.

That’s where G6 came in!! We replaced the pistons with 0.5 mm oversize and cleaned up the valve train, fixed several wiring issues, stopped oil leaks and adjusted the front forks correctly, cleaned and corrected many carburetor problems, then gave it a perfect tune-up to cap things off. Now this sweet ride runs as well as it looks!! And it’s an absolute blast to tool around on!!! Starts with one kick and settles into a perfect idle within a minute or so. Although I never took it over 3,000 RPM/40 MPH for a short break-in ride, it’s performance is remarkable, boasting 16.5 HP from it’s power plant!!

“Some people have all the fun” said Honda’s ads from 1966.