Brake Bleeding Tips

Bleeding the brakes on a GL1000 is straightforward and well-covered in any manual. However, this can be a most aggravating task. Below are some tips to reduce your frustration.

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February is Customization Month!

For many of us, our motorcycle is an extension of our personality. A two-wheeled conglomerate of metal and self-expression. This month's featured products are dedicated to those individuals eager to chop, weld, bend, and customize their bike into a … [Continue reading]

What I’ve Learned from AHRMA Vintage Roadracing

By: Randall Washington (aka Randakk) Vintage motorcycles can change your life. I mean that quite literally. Building a business immersed in such fabulous machinery has been quite a ride.  One of the best aspects? Working with the American Historic … [Continue reading]

Not so “Green,” No-Drop Idle Mixture Adjustment Method

I find the factory recommended idle mixture screw setting specs to be very close to ideal. They are listed here for the Honda GL1000. I do usually richen them up an extra 1/8 to 1/4 turn (out) to compensate for the leaner modern “gasoline” … [Continue reading]

Randakk at 2018 Detroit Autorama Event: March 2-4 (Cobo Center)

Great news! Randakk will personally man a booth at the Detroit Autorama (March 2-4) ...as an Ambassador representing our 3 sister companies: Randakk's Cycle Shakk, Z1Enterprises and Mike's XS. … [Continue reading]

Motorcycle Petcocks 101

What is a petcock? Why is important to vintage motorcycle owners?  .  … [Continue reading]

How To Plan A Bike Project

Restoring a vintage bike is a rite of passage for any classic motorcycle enthusiast, but it is one that home mechanics often avoid. There really is no reason to be nervous about taking on a bike project, though. With a little planning and … [Continue reading]

Flooding Issues on Vintage Hondas

Flooding is a common problem in vintage Hondas - especially on bikes that don't get run much.  Flooding can be just a minor aggravation ...like hard starting or poor fuel mileage. But, it can also lead to catastrophic problems such as severe engine … [Continue reading]

Viton in Vintage Motorcycle Carburetor Components?

All of the ordinary round orings and many other components in Randakk's Master Carb Overhaul Kits® are made of genuine Viton®. In fact, every oring we've ever shipped has been made of Viton®! Plus - through proprietary molds and other tooling assets, … [Continue reading]

January 2018’s Featured Products

Happy New Year, Goldwing lovers! Looking back on 2017,  you probably put a healthy number of miles on your Honda. You know this is right up the Randakk's alley when we say that you may be due for a carb cleaning/rebuild. Is your motorcycle … [Continue reading]