For the average motorcycle mechanic, who possess the necessary tools, performing a full restoration of your vintage motorcycle will not be beyond the range of your capabilities. However, there are specific steps that you should follow as you embark on this project. The success of your restoration project will largely depend on your experience, research, and your level of organization.
If this is your first restoration, you may become overwhelmed at how many different parts are involved within a motorcycle. Before you disassemble the various parts of your vintage bike, it is recommend that you take pictures, so you understand where each specific part belongs during the reassemble process.
Some of the most prominent components of your vintage motorcycle include:
Frame: Depending on the make and model of your vintage bike, the frame will most likely be constructed from welded aluminium or steel (or alloy) struts, with the rear suspension being an important part in the design. Some of the more expensive customized frames, may be made of Carbon fibre, titanium or magnesium.
Suspension: If you are restoring a modern motorcycle, your bike will most likely consists of the two wheels connected to the chassis by a suspension display. Other types motorcycles may possess simply a rear suspension, utilizing a rigid frame.
Front fork: The front fork competent of your motorcycle is the area of that connects your front wheel to your handle bars, allowing you to steer the bike. The quality of your front fork will be detrimental to the stability of your bike and how well it handles.
Engine: Similar to car engines, motorcycle engines Motorcycle engines consist of pistons, a cylinder block and a head, which contains the valve train. The pistons move up and down in the cylinder block, driven by a combustion of a fuel-air mixture that has been ignited by a spark. Depending of the make and model of your bike, your engine type may be a Single, Parallel Twin, V-Twin, Boxer Twin, Triple, Inline-4, or V-4.
Fairfield County Cycles specializes in the restoration, repair and preservation of vintage and modern motorcycles, as well as sales. Fairfield County Cycles has the ability to restore all types of makes and models of motorcycles using a combination of preservation techniques and parts restorations.
Our services include complete rework, repair or replacements for visible parts such as the chrome, wheels, frame, trim, speedometer and tachometer, but also what’s inside for example, the cooling system, electrical wiring, engine, brakes, and fluid systems. You can count on our experienced Connecticut vintage motorbike restoration technicians to provide the best possible restoration job on your motorbike.
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