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®! There are actually many "grades" of fluorinated … [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]

Low Power Issues on Honda GL1000?

(This Tech Tip is written for the Honda GL1000 …mostly applicable to any vintage motorcycle.)   If you’ve ever ridden a “healthy” GL1000 you will agree that it is a surprisingly fast bike …especially given its vintage. The original design goal by … [Continue reading]

A Year of AHRMA Road Racing on the Randakk’s Cycle Shakk sponsored Honda CB900F by Dennis Parrish

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Internally Collapsed Header on Honda GL1000?

Internally Collapsed Header on Honda GL1000? Collapsed GL1000 Header Example courtesy of Steve Seamans of NGWClub Forum … [Continue reading]

Honda GL1000 Smokes on Initial Startup?

Catastrophe or Nuisance? Greg Jones (left) and Al Wransky (right). Photo by Scott Larson … [Continue reading]

One in a Million! Allan Zahrt’s Million Mile GL1000

How many million mile motorcycles are there?  Answer below. Read on! Allan Zahrt with his Million Mile GL1000! In the early seventies Honda launched without fanfare an ambitious project. Internally, Honda had a bold plan: to build the world’s … [Continue reading]

“Insensitive” Idle Mixture Fuel Screws?

I often field this common complaint:  "I've noticed that turning the idle mixture screws nets different results on each of the individual carbs on my Honda GL1000: #1 will kill the motor if turned all the way in #3 has NO EFFECT on engine … [Continue reading]