Restorations

Current and competed motorcycle restorations.

We are restoring this for Larry.  The motor went through start-up already.  We installed the motor and transmission in the frame and are continuing the restoration process.

We are putting the final touches on Dennis’ 1946 Indian before start-up and test-ride.

This has been an on-going project but we are near the end. The bike was delivered to us in crates that had been sitting for 20 years. It has come a long way.

Here’s another update on Dennis’ 1946 Indian.  It is getting close to being complete.  Dennis should be able to start enjoying his motorcycle soon.  For the complete story of this restoration visit our archived posts.

 

We finished Mike’s 1948 Indian.  It rode like a new one and he was very happy with the job.  We had it delivered to him by Arizona Motorcycle Towing (Michelle, the owner does a great job), and he is now riding and enjoying it.

Mike sent us this brief history of the bike.

Mike's 1948 Indian Story

For the rest of Mike’s story click here and here.

 

This post chronicles the complete restoration of Buddy’s 1914 Excelsior.  We began the project this past October and completed it today (December 20th, 2014).  The frame and sheet metal came to us painted by Mike V in California.  The rest was done here at HWC.

Engine Build:

Chassie:

Completing the Bike:

Start-up and first ride:

We continue to work on Dennis’s Indian.  Here are some pictures of some engine rebuild.  The rest of Dennis’s story can be seen here and here.

Ron’s 1936 VLH Steve McQueen bike is finally complete.  It came to us needing engine, transmission, and chassis work.  After rebuilding the engine, we ran it on our run-stand as you can see in previous posts here and here.  Now it is all together and running down the road.  We are putting a few miles on it before Ron picks it up.  We think he will be pleased with the results.

We are continuing to work on Ron’s 1936 VLH and we now have the engine completed.  The pictures and video below are from the first new engine start-up on our engine stand.

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The carburetor has been nickel-plated and reassembled as per original.

You can see the first part of Ron’s story here.

Ron bought this 1936 VLH at the Steve McQueen auction in Las Vegas and has been trying to put it together.  He brought it to us to finish a few things, and we found some problems with the motor.  So, we pulled the engine out and found that it needed to be rebuilt completely.  These are some of the process pictures up to this point.  It is currently on the bench for final assembly.