49stude2r6
49stude2r6
9/4/08 2:15 p.m.

Sorry it this has been posted before but I didn't find it in my searches. Does anyone know of any sites with a similar grassroots attitude about bikes. I commute often and would like to upgrade but can't stomach brand new bike prices. Thanks for any help.

mistanfo
mistanfo Dork
9/4/08 2:38 p.m.

Most older bikes that were made in decent numbers have forums specifc to them. I don't know of many good (or even poor) forums that cover lots of models/brands.

spitfirebill
spitfirebill HalfDork
9/4/08 3:03 p.m.

Motorcycle Classics or vice versa is a magazine I subscribe to. Its good and covers what you are interested in. They have a web site, but it doesn't seem to be anything like GRM. Its also not as good as the magazine. I haven't really looked at the web site in detail though. I delete my email often, so i don't have the web address. They cover all brands of bikes.

Just looked:

http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/

aeronca65t
aeronca65t Reader
9/4/08 3:41 p.m.

Here you go!

Mental
Mental SuperDork
9/4/08 3:42 p.m.

ADV Rider Epic travels and great stories, but some seriously resourceful folks on there

UTMC A little dark appearing, but some neat stuff

...and we're still holding out for the Sprokets forum here.

grtechguy
grtechguy SuperDork
9/4/08 6:56 p.m.

http://www.jockeyjournal.com/

guys building their own bikes from scratch and more

a little scarier

http://ratbike.org/a_readers.php

neon4891
neon4891 Dork
9/4/08 7:07 p.m.

Yes, we need a sprokets forum. and that wood bike is sweet

Toolpen
Toolpen New Reader
9/5/08 11:45 a.m.

Search the bike you are working on and you may find a few of sites dealing with technical issues and locating parts. I am currently restoring a Yamaha XS650 and there are a number of web sites dedicated to this bike. There are some vintage motorcycle magazines published in the US, but the best in regards to service and maintenance are the ones that come out of England, though they are a bit expensive. A motorcycle grassroots magazine published in the US, even if it was only published four times a year, would be cool. Hint, hint!

psychic_mechanic
psychic_mechanic Dork
9/5/08 12:38 p.m.

I've been wasting some time at

http://www.customfighters.com/forums/index.php

which covers streetfighter motorcycles.

Here's a pretty good topic: http://www.customfighters.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14559

and a quote from said topic : Well, I had the day off yesterday so I decided to do one of my favorite things. That is, modifying my bike for $0 and only using things lying around the house and shed.

92dxman
92dxman New Reader
9/5/08 6:05 p.m.

+1 to advriders.com. They know their stuff. Just stay away from the faceplant section. There is enough in there to keep someone off a bike!

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