This business began by restoring our own bikes and selling them to collectors locally, through eBay, and later through this website. We will continue to do this. Our clients are in Norway, France, Switzerland, Canada, and throughout the United States. In addition, we are welcoming an increasing number of requests from collectors who would like to deliver their bikes to us for full cosmetic and mechanical restoration, including rechroming, paint, wheel lacing, chassis, brakes, electrical, fuel systems, engine rebuilding and upholstery. We are happy to provide these services. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-222-8240.
See below for recent restoration projects that we have worked on.
Here is another Superhawk under restoration for a collector in Tennessee. Complete teardown, sandblasted and powder coated frame, aluminum polished, new front rim and laces, rear rim and spokes were miraculously fine, body work finished in triple black urethane, silver finished in velvety cloud silver urethane, chrome replaced, new tires and tubes, new battery, carbs rebuilt, pegs in Rearset mode, we make the shift shaft extensions with left hand and right hand threads because some things are just too hard to find, this bike was miraculously acquired with 160lbs of compression both sides so we left the top end alone. The clutch is rebuilt, and we found a pair of original stainless mufflers which we polished in house and matched up with freshly rechromed headers. It will be on the road soon.
Here is a ’67 Honda Superhawk nearing completion of its restoration for a collector in Colorado. Finished in the rich dark blue, lots of rechrome, new rims and laces, polished aluminum, engine thoroughly rebuilt, fresh seat recover which is supplied by BikeUpholstery in Bangkok, Thailand. Our upholsterer loves their covers for quality of material and fit. Pit Replica are supplying us with rims, spokes, seat covers, exhaust, and cables. The engine is a thorough rebuild with first over bore, head done well, clutch rebuilt, new chain, tires/tubes, battery, etc. It is wearing the aftermarket mufflers which have a pleasing configuration. This bike has been in contract for about 6 months and will be leaving us soon. I may restore another one in blue for myself and not tell anyone. I really like that blue!
This client bought this '72 new in 1972. He saw our website and delivered the bike to us for a complete restoration. After a full mechanical diagnosis, carb rebuild and complete tune, the engine checked out perfectly which allowed us to focus on chassis and bodywork.
He managed just two miles on his first outing - it was misting and cold so he couldn't go far, but said that he had to try it out and it was a blast.
This 1971 Yamaha XS1 B 650 was recently restored for George from Switzerland.
He wrote to us a couple of times and said the following:
"I drove 250 miles, over 6 passes (4 of them between 6500 and 8000 feet. From that point of view Switzerland is one of the best countries for riding a bike. From where I live it's only about 1 hour, and then you are in the heart of the swiss alps, where there are 8 passes, each of them only about 20 miles from the next. That means 10 miles down, 10 miles up to the next. So you can combine them in many variations, and if weather is as it is these days (better than July or August in many other years!) then it's just paradise!
It was my first big ride after 37 years, so you can imagine how I felt the first 50 - 100 miles. From the beginning, I had absolute no problem at city speeds or when cruising easy outside cities, the bike is really very easy to drive at low speeds."
The pictures below are a series of gorgeous shots George took on one of his first outings on the bike through the Swiss Alps. We're very grateful that he's given us permission to put them up on the website.
This is a 1971 Yamaha XS1 B 650 restored for Wilhelm from Michigan.
He wrote to us to tell us that:
"Just a quick note that the bike made it back in good shape. It was a good way to fasten it in the trailer. Thanks for the tip. As soon as I got back I had to head out of town again, hence I had no chance to try it out over the weekend. For the first time finally today I was able to take it into town and run it a little until it got dark. It ran great and I really enjoyed it! I am looking forward to re-familiarizing myself with the bike and use it accordingly!"
for Wilhelm from Michigan: a 1971 Yamaha XS1 B 650