Team Rotten - Classic Motorcycles
When people here the word automobile, they usually think of a car that has at least four wheels, and motor trade insurance. However, the world automobile refers to any self-propelling vehicle. When someone wants to bring an old motorcycle back to life, he may need to find a source of parts. While he cannot expect the average junk yard to have motorcycle parts. An individual may spend hours scouring Ebay and other auction sites to find out if they have the parts. He may also spend time perusing Craigslist and his local penny saver for parts.
If he wants to avoid this adventure, and it is a quest as epic as any quest to Mount Doom in many cases, he may want to see if he can find an auto salvage yard that has motorcycles, and if he can find one that specializes in reusing the parts of two-wheeled vehicles, it takes a lot of the frustration out of finding the parts. After all, people who enjoy working on their bikes do not enjoy questing. They want to get all of the parts together so they can get on the road. To such a person, it is the ability to journey on the bike that is the ultimate destination.
As any true mechanical enthusiast knows, it takes more than just used parts to bring an old bike back to life. Someone who truly loves his ride will do what he can to take care of it. He will give it regular tune ups, make sure that it is clean, and keep the tires in relatively good condition. The true enthusiast will even keep some of the more common spare parts he may need when he goes on a long journey.
Bringing an old bike back to life is a labor of love. It may require more than a search for parts. An individual may need to search for additional information as well. If someone has an older bike, such as an Indian or a model made before the 1950s, they may have to do a great deal of research on how each particular product was made.
The auto salvage yards probably cannot help with this, but fortunately there is a wonder of the information age that makes finding such information easy for all of this. All a person has to do is type in the right phrase into a search engine. Even if he does not find the results in the first few pages, he soon will find the information that he needs. A determined researcher may even be able to find diagrams. If he has a printer ready, he can print out the information. Such printouts are much easier to place on a work bench than the computer. It also makes it less likely a person has to take an air duster to his computer. When he puts the tools back and completes the finishing touches, he can take his restored bike and show it to the world.