About Me - Randy Marble
A lifelong motorcycle
enthusiast that just simply has a passion for the old
Japanese bikes. I guess I was just part of that
revolution when they hit the shores with the Candy Color
bikes, reliability and such a wide range of offerings.
I started out on an Alexander Reynolds mini-bike and then
graduated to a Honda Z50 K1. The yearning for a real
bike with a real hand clutch and 4 gears began with the
first magazine I saw with an advertisement for
the SL70. My family had moved to a location out in the
country and I was set free to discover the world of woods
and hills. Never a competitor in any type of
competition because I didn't have all the equipment and
preferred to ride in tennis shoes. After the SL70 came
larger two stroke bikes and eventually a Kawasaki Z1 900.
business was borne completely by accident when I discovered
Ebay and bought an SL70. When it was delivered to me
it was in rough shape and I decided to tackle getting
it back into shape. Quickly learning that there were
no paint codes, rubber intake boots, tank badges, grips,
seats etc made it a tough endeavor, but I still managed to
make it presentable. With that project came the desire
to do another one and the rest is about 15 years of history
of reproducing parts, working with painters to get great
representative bodywork etc.
In my opinion, the single
most important item to get right when doing a restoration is
the replication of the colors/stripes on the bikes.
That just simply makes or breaks the deal and that is why I
have concentrated on creating the formulas for the colors
and selling the paint and also providing the turn-key paint
jobs. Engine rebuilding/restoration was also a time
tested endeavor to get the correct finishes on the surfaces
and we now have that down to a science. Whether you
prefer paint or powdercoat, whether you want brightly
polished aluminum or scuffed down like the factory and
whether you have to have NOS parts or accept Reproduction
items, I endeavor to create the bike you are looking for.
You can keep up with my projects by going to the Restoration
Services Tab on the home page. If you are looking for
a particular bike, you may find it on my Bikes for Sale
My e-mail address
Phone Number is:
214.686.0044 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. c.s.t.