Just added this Variable Speed Belt Sander to help with both the quality and speed of fabricating one off parts.
Damaged and /or ripped Carburetor Slide Diaphragms that have deteriorated from use is becoming a more common occurrence on older bikes. We are able to repair many of the carburetor slides by changing the damaged rubber only. Below is an example of damaged slides from a VT1100 Honda Shadow. These slides were no longer usable and are no longer available from Honda rendering the carbs useless.
This is an example of what we do here that a lot of shops can't and won't get involved in. This is a non rebuildable stock shock from a vintage 1984 Yamaha RZ350. The customer was looking for an upgrade in suspension so we gutted the rear shock and using a KYB 40mm valve body, some machining and ingenuity we were able to dramatically improve the action while saving the customer a good bit of money over buying a complete aftermarket shock. The nice part is the bike still looks stock. If you have a project and a realistic budget give us a call!
I have been involved in mechanics and motorcycling from a young age. I formed Cycle Improvements in 1981 and still have the same passion to learn today as when I started. Hope you find this blog interesting and educational.