By Richard Backus
With help from BikeBandit.com, Motorcycle Classics took a tired, old 1973 Honda CB500 Four and turned it into a café racer for the street. From rebuilding the forks and carburetors to installing new brake pads, no detail was left unchanged.
The 1973 Honda CB500 project bike is rough, and in this video editor-in-chief Richard Backus and associate editor Landon Hall attempt to get it started.
The 1973 Honda CB500 project bike gets a compression and ring check.
Our motto at Motorcycle Classics is simple: ride ‘em, don’t hide ‘em. Our video archive and YouTube Channel show it’s more than a motto for us: It’s a lifestyle. From multiple project bikes and ride reviews to events coverage and museum tours, our videos explore the ins and outs of the classic motorcycle hobby.