Jim Meyer’s 1978 Honda GL1000

Jim Meyer's GL1000

“I am totally in love with this bike after completing the build about 5 years ago. It’s a blast to ride and handles the twistys like no GL1000 was ever expected to. The power increase from the 40mm Webers, the sound from the carbon fiber exhaust, the great braking all add to the experience. How well it takes the curves, was really a big surprise to me. I’ve been to the other side of 100mph (please don’t tell my wife) more times than I can count, and it’s rock stable at that speed.

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Team Winston Runs Strong at 2018 AMA Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials

John Winston (aka “Winston”) and team just completed their most productive run ever with the supercharged Honda GL1000 saltracer. New rider Larry Shields battled numerous gremlins (including a fried clutch) but still managed 136+ mph at Bonneville. Winston and Larry have big plans for next year! 

Team Winston’s Supercharged GL1000 Salt Racer

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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 1-of-1 kind of ride.

To visit some of the custom work of Randakk’s customers, visit our Bike Gallery here

CBX Handlebar Conversion Kit

Randakks Honda CBX Handlebar Conversion Kit

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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 hard to start?
  • Is it running a bit off-kilter?
  • When you dial the throttle, are you getting the desired performance?
  • Do you ride with the choke on? (this means you have a clogged pilot jet)
  • Sluggish acceleration?
  • Bad fuel economy?

These are all signs that your bike is in need of some carburetor love. In most scenarios, there’s only really one way to see if your carbs are due for a complete rebuild: pull them off the bike and take a look inside. And since you have them off and dissembled, you might as well do your future self a favor and rebuild them now.

January’s Featured Products are dedicated to those precious carburetors, everything from the all-inclusive Randakk’s Carb Rebuild Kits to the e-clips.

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

Dennis Parrish AHRMA 2017 Season

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Rear Wheel Damper Replacements for Honda CBX, Honda DOHC-4 “F” and Honda VF Bikes

J.R. Luksik of CBX-tras has created superb NEW reproductions of Honda’s discontinued rear wheel dampers for Honda 6 Cylinder CBX, DOHC-4 “F” and VF Bikes.

CBX-tras Wheel Dampers 1a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was happy to assist with a little R&D assistance …mainly by hacking up an old wheel! 🙂

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Honda CX500 and Variants – Additional Carb Fit Details

This information is courtesy of my good friend – the late Dick Smith (aka Dick in Raleigh) – who was a noted CX500 expert.
  

Repairing Stripped Float Bowl Threads

Don’t let this minor disaster ruin an otherwise perfect carb body!

This Tech Tip is published at The Motorcycle Project …created by vintage Honda wizard Mike Nixon.

Photo Courtesy of Mike Nixon. All rights reserved.

Photo Courtesy of Mike Nixon. All rights reserved.

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Honda DOHC-4 Motorcycle Gallery

David Groth’ ’83 CB1100F – Spring Grove, PA

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CX500 and Variants Motorcycle Gallery

Tim Schallehn’s CX500 – Omaha, NE

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