Episode 19: Top End Rebuilds Part 1

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Episode 19: Top End Rebuilds Part 1

Episode 19 is part 1 in our series about rebuilding the top end of your motor. This episode will cover disassembly of your top end, and goes over the important components of the motor top end as well. Make sure to listen to Part 1 before moving onto the new Episode 20, part 2 of Top End Rebuilds. Check out the notes below for the important points to follow.

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Episode 18: How Motors Work

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Episode 18: How Motors Work

This show is all about motors. 4-Stroke & 2-Stroke motors. The kind we all use on our motorcycles.  In this show we describe the important components in a motor (we’ve done shows detailing most of these components you can refer to), and how they interact to complete the strokes that keep a motor turning.  Make sure to follow along with our outline below, and look at the reference videos, pictures and links to really get a good understanding of what we’re talking about. It’s very hard to understand this topic without seeing a video depicting how the components interact.

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Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal: Do low bars make a ‘Cafe Racer’?

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Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal: 1978 Honda CB750K
Do low bars make a cafe racer?

I’ve noticed a trend recently, of bikes being advertised as ‘Cafe Racers’, which often have little more modifications than the handlebars swapped out for low tracker or clubman bars.  This generally seems to raise the price by $1500 on average.  To each his own, but I don’t really think this qualifies as a Cafe Racer.
See the original ad on Craigslist HERE.

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Motorbike Mondays Crew at Deus Ex Machina Saturday School this Saturday!

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Motorbike Mondays Crew at Deus Ex Machina Saturday School
This Saturday 4/5/14 from 11AM-5PM

Deus Ex Machina
1001 Venice Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291

If you’re in Southern California, make sure to head out to Deus Ex Machina in Venice this Saturday 4/5/14 from 11AM-5PM. The Motorbike Mondays Crew has been invited to join the Faculty at Saturday School, an awesome event to help you learn how to work on your own bikes. We’ll have a lot of RaceTech Electric parts to demo and a workshop on charging system component testing and troubleshooting.  Seaweed & Gravel will have a bike workshop as well.

 Make sure to come out on Saturday and say hi to us. We’ll be recording clips for the podcast too!

You can view the Facebook even page HERE.

Check out Deus Ex Machina on the web HERE.