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One of my very favorite
"Hey ya'll, watch this" pictures.
Mike Hales submitted this
vintage 1972 picture of his SL350 at a camp in northern
Michigan. His friend Mike Jernigan in standing in
front of the SL350.
Matt Moore sent me this
picture of his SL350 in the Alvord Desert in Oregon.
From Obis Brea: Here is a pic my SL100 with the 1rst place
trophy on display. This was at the Winter Haven bike show
and Rally here in Florida. There were @ least 15 bikes
competing in my category!!
RW Janesse has built a nice
semi-custom SL175 with parts from a K0 and a K1. Nice
Mark Bourassa sent me this
picture from his high school yearbook. That's him and
an obviously oblivious passenger providing ballast on his
SL350 K0. He now has acquired a bike just like this
one and is in the process of having fun again. Just
remember..............we don't heal like we used to.
This picture has to get an award of some kind for the look
on the passenger's face.
"Randy and his team have
essentally helped me 'resurrect' two motorcycles, and this
latest project, a 1975 Kawasaki H1 is now my pride and joy.
The never popular rootbeer brown is a standout color
professionally matched by Randy and his team. Their
work is incredible, perfecting even the smallest of details
and I recommend them to everyone I know who loves to restore
motorcycles correctly" Brian - Las
Scott Fleming and his mom
dropped off his very own original CL70 for me to restore.
The bike was badly beat and broken with bent forks, major
damage here and there, but I managed to bring it back to
life. He is now repurposing the bike and recently had
his sons and grandson over to give the bike a test run.
Here it is pictured with his youngest son, Zach and his
older son's boy named Declan. It is great to see the
bike memory getting relived. Thanks Scott........you
were great to work with on this project.
Miles Albertson just
completed another beautiful restoration. His 1975
CL350 in Candy Topaz Orange really looks nice with all the
chrome and brightwork. Great job Miles and paint by
Ok, so Tim LaVoie is
working on another crazy hot rod. I thought 3 Wheelers
were dangerous enough with a 250cc engine.
Todd Hunter is putting
together a really nice custom. Main mods are an XL100
rear end and a hybrid SL/CB/CT front end with mechanical
disc brake from a CB125s.
Obis Brea just finished the restoration on
his MT250. Great Job !!!!!
Randy Here is some more of
your magic. A perfect, perfect paint job,thank you. Feel
free to show this on your web page as well.I am currently
looking for a new project (1970s 125 mx bike) You will be
getting a call for paint work. If you know of a 74 Yz or74
Kx 125 let me know. Thanks again Tom Cox Tucson Az
Carey Sonnenberg has a
really nice Yamaha MX'er
Dominic LaBelle has created
a one-of-a-kind CT70. Just take a look at the engine.
Tim Hare SL350 K1
Well I finally got the Honda done and it's off to the shop
to let the guys get it up and running. I would like to thank
you for all your help and input you gave me. It was hard
work and I learned a lot, again Randy thanks and I hope you
and your family have a great 4th of July..
From the wild world of
Excess comes Grant Lappe with his ST90 / CL175 machine.
Here is another really nice
restoration by Tim Taylor.
Jason Pedersen took a real
"Barn Find" and made a very nice Tortoise Green SL100 K2.
Paint by Marblesmotors and we also provided many parts
including the seat cover, NOS front forks, NOS rear shocks,
all the chrome and zinc plating. Great job Jason.
Allan Paloutzian from Ocean
City, Ca uses his CB400F as a way to transport his golf
Garth Oakhill from the Land
Down Under sent me the pictures of his SL350 K2 restoration.
As you can see it has the turn-signals showing it as a non
U.S. model. Marblesmotors did the paint and he worked
his magic elsewhere. He is in the process of restoring
a 21" front rim/spokes and then the job will be complete.
Great job Garth !!!!!
I thought you might want to see some pictures of your handy
work. If you want to use these on your site feel free.
Lou Molina in Australia
submitted this photo of his SL70 that he just finished
getting restored and registered for road riding. He
also sent me the picture of his "Engineer" friend and his
idea of a handlebar guard on his MX bike. He gets the
award for best use of toilet paper in a supporting role.
Here's how you make the
boys in school jealous. Olivia Brown and her Science
Fair display on "How a Motorcycle Engine Works".
Rodney..............you're going to have to keep a tight
leash on this one!
Stephen Bodnar's Yamaha CT1
175cc. Paint by Marblesmotors.
Ken Thomas has a great
looking XL175. Paint by Marblesmotors.
David Webb sent me this
picture of his Japanese Domestic CL90K. Original
condition and very nice shape.
I just wanted to drop a quick line to thank you for your
assistance in fixing up my original owned 1970 SL100. You
helped me source a few parts and and was responsible for the
I bought the bike new in June of 1970 with my own money at
age 15. I paid $479.00, with tax, $502.00. It was used hard
and put away for 25 years until 2003, when I spent 6 years
bringing it back to this condition. I did not strip it down
and start a frame-up resto. I just replaced worn parts with
NOS parts, rebuild the engine, and painted it. I put SL125
wheels on her for better road manners, and ride it to the
famous Rock Store near Malibu, CA where a crowd gathers
whenever it shows up.
Thanks again, and in the future, I'm gonna buy a 1970 SL350
from you...perfectly restored mind you!
Robert "Beast" Best
I just finished my SL70 restoration and thought I would send
you a few pics. I spent most of the winter on this project
and am very happy with the results. Just wanted to thank you
for the paint, muffler, badges and all the other hard to
find parts. This would be hard to do if it wasn't for people
like you. Thanks for everything.
More from Rodney Brown and
I think Daughter Olivia may have just adopted an MR50
Nice little SL70 owned by
Tim Taylor. Optional snow tires installed !!!!!
Some vintage pictures sent
in by Mike and June Shell - He met her in
college and their first date was on a CB100 !!!! Great
before and after pictures of the two of them. That's
Mike with his dad in the picture with the Honda step-thru.
NX650 owned by Miles
Albertson. Paint and decal reproduction by
"I re-visted your
site today and noticed that my bike didn't make your
"friends" page. I would be happy to offer testimonial on the
AWESOME paint work you had done for me. Enclosed is Dominic
Magnoni's fully refurbished 1970 SL175-K0 in Candy Sapphire
Russ Beckers' XR500 in a
C&J Frame that he races in AHRMA events.
Just wanted to say the
paint job was, "freakin' flawless". Enclosed is a picture of
the finished project. thanks again. Monte Labatut
Col. George Reynolds
"I returned home on leave
from Afghanistan almost as excited to see my Marbles
Motors-restored SL70 as I was to see my family. I was not
disappointed. Randy, you are truly an artist and craftsman.
Thanks for making my "first" Honda look better than it did
the day in 1971 that my Dad gave it to me as a birthday
has a late model Corvette painted in Atomic Orange and he
wanted his CBRXX to match and this is how it turned out.
The contrast of Orange against the Black is fantastic.
Paint by Marblesmotors
runs SE PowderCoating in Savage Minnesota.
Here is one of his bikes that is a tribute to the Green
Hornet show. Many of you remember the Hornet's alter
ego, Britt Reed, publisher of the Daily Sentinel played and
was played by Van Williams. The Black Beauty car was
driven by none other than Bruce Lee aka Kato. Contact
Ralph for your powder coating needs. He has my
double-secret formula for matching the silver Honda SL
Tim Hare had a
CL175 as a youth...........guess what he found recently?
Tim Lavoie builds
some pretty mean mini-bikes as evidenced by these two.
Vintage CT90 - Check it out....made 2 calendars for 2012.
Paint by Marblesmotors
A couple of
pictures of great bikes owned by Brian Atwood
Obis Brea and
his son Omar at the 2011 Barber Vintage Festival VJMC Show.
The SL100 took a 3rd place trophy in a sea of Hondas.
Paint by Marblesmotors!
at Mid-Ohio 2011.
MAN WAS IT HOT
recently added this beautiful Husky 400 to his collection
Scott Hendricks CZ100 - One of the smallest Honda's ever made
Chapter of VJMC 2011 Motorcycle Show
Rodney and Olivia Brown for their Honda SL175 K1
Rags to Riches story.
Jerry Cameron located HIS original SL70
and has now brought it back to its' original Summer Yellow
glory. And today, July 12, 2011 is a special day as it
is the 40th anniversary of the day he got the bike as
evidenced by the owners card. I had a great time
helping Jerry get his bike back together and I bet he
doesn't let it get away again. Congratulations Jerry! Truly a
great job. Oh yeah........paint by Marblesmotors
Peter Grunwalt asked us to paint his MR50
to match his MT250 so that is Daytona Orange on the top with
Anonymous Owner - 1977 Z50
Anonymous Owner - 1982 QR50 turned into a kids carnival
ride. Moves and makes engine noise.
Looks like Howdy Doody is having a fun time!
Here's something you can do with your spare 175cc engine.
Percy Clark's SL125 K0 in Poppy Yellow. Still has the
original paint !!!!!
Chris Hurd's SL350 K2
April 2011 Denton Cycle Center Anniversary
Celebration with a guest appearance by the Great Wheelie-ing
Elvi in full regalia
David Morales showed off his incredible talent and flair
with his mini trail creations.
March 2011 AHRMA Historic Road Race at
Motorsport Ranch - Cresson Texas
Scott Zupner in the early 1970's on his
SL70 at the Indian Dunes Mini Grand Prix.
Jim Cucurull lives in Alaska and just
finished this beauty in time to show off his SL175 K0
this summer. Paint by Marbles Motors.
Congratulations Jim......beautiful work.
Phil Brandt and his son are bringing this
SL350 K1 back from the dead. It was a very
rusty/crusty bike, but he wanted to share the experience
with his son and it is starting to look fantastic.
Paint by Marbles Motors.
Bob Mitchell's Elsinore.
See attached. Restored to very,
very, very near new condition. Very few parts are not
NOS, the rest are original equipment restored to new
condition. Your paint work is fantastic.
Barry Unema's SL350 starting to take shape !
Jerry Cameron's original Mini-Bike - Purchased at J.C.
Penney and his SL70
Greg Pitt - 1982 Yamaha MX-80 and paint by
I got the MX 80 tank today. Man....what a difference. It
Not the best picture but you get the idea.
Before and after SL70 by Barry Unema
and his Man Cave
Excellent Z50 K0 Restoration by John Sachs and
Paint by Marblesmotors
Really nice CL100 K2 by Tony Santora and
Paint by Marblesmotors
I just wanted to send you a few pictures of the CL100 tank
and side covers
you did for me last summer. With the exception of a new
ignition switch and
a correct seat cover, the project is finished. A friend of
mine rebuilt the
engine and your paint work was a big hit. Everybody at the
hangar liked it a
lot. Thanks again for the great work. You will be my first
call when I need
other work done.
Another incredible job by Mike Weiland -
1967 Bridgestone GTR350
Barry Unema and his SL90.
We painted the body sets for these bikes
for David Christopherson. Love that Orange Suzuki.
Suzuki TS250, Honda MT250, Honda SL125
Randy has painted several items for me and all are of the
highest possible quality with superior workmanship and keen
attention to detail. Although I reside in Washington state,
I entrust my vintage bike painting only to Randy Marble and
no one else. I guarantee you will be very pleased with his
Jay Gaard - Restored this SL70 with an NOS
tank and our Summer Yellow paint was a perfect match for the
NOS parts. We did the fenders, side covers etc.
Beautiful job Jay.
WANTED YOU TO SEE THE FINISHED PROJECT.THE BODYWORK I GOT
FROM YOU LOOKS GREAT ON THE BIKE ALONG WITH THE NOS TANK I
FOUND. THANKS JAY GAARD
Brian Hendrix sent in these pictures of
his SL125 K1.
Obis Brea found this MT250 that is near
perfect. Says the tank has been replaced with a near
mint one, but other than that................unrestored!!!!!
This is Dave Johnson's newly repainted
SL350 K1. Great job Dave.
Steve Schrader lives right down the road
from me. He bought one of my really nice original,
good running SL70's, then came back for paint and parts.
He has made a very nice presentable bike out of this
one........and in record time. Paint by Marblesmotors
Be sure to supersize these pictures and
see the detail work that Bob Judd did on this SL90. We
did the paint work and he did the rest. Beautiful job.
I just got home from work (3:00 A.M.) and opened the box you
sent. WOW ! It's just what I was hoping for Randy. You
really nailed the color. Great job. I'm one happy camper.
I'll be in touch when I finish up the restoration. The
$15.00 check is on the way for the side cover sticker.
Thanks much Randy. Take
This is a beautiful SL125 K0 in Candy
Emerald Green owned by Bob Chiluk. Incredible detail
Pete Beers Collection - Says he resurected
the SL350 and CL350 from the dead, but found the CB360 in
storage and looks brand new.
Tim Lavoi - Look at this crazy machine
!!!! Nitrous and all.
Andy T. Brighton U.K. SL70 K0 Before
and After pictures.
Jeff May's impeccable SL100 K1 in
Mars Orange. Paint by Marblesmotors.
John Durigon's SL70 K1 with 110cc engine
and Marblesmotors custom exhaust pipe
2010 Minneapolis VJMC Show - Thanks to
Rodney Brown. As usual, his daughter Olivia took home
the trophy with her SL70. That's a Nitrous injected
z50 and one of the nicest XL250's I've ever seen......looks
brand new. The Purple SL70 custom is the latest to
make its' way out Rodney's basement. I think he has
already sent an e-mail to Brett Favre about selling the bike
to him. I hear his new contract with the Vikings will
allow him a little discretionary income.
SL100 Restoration by Obis Brea
Just got the parts . Everything arrived in perfect
conditions thanks to how well it was pack. I am really
impresed on what a wonderful job was done. I even got an oem
piece that I bought painted candy emerald green old stock
and the paint matches perfect. Only one minor set back,
there are no holes for the badges on the side covers!!!!. Do
you have a template??? Any ideas on what should I do???
Let me know, my badges are in good shape but I might get
some new ones from you later. I still have a lot of work
ahead including painting the frame. I hope the can of spray
you sent me will cover the whole frame, Will I need more
Hope to hear from you soon
Mark Peterson of Southwest Superbikes is
doing the 'anti-chrome' to his 2010 FLTR Road Glide
Latest SL125 Restoration from Richard Whitley
Randy, that is Absolutely Wonderful !!!!!! I will pay you
which ever way you want. So much appreciate you taking your
time to help me out. Thought I would have to wait awhile on
these, and they are the only things holding me back from
finishing the Bike. Let me know about cost and payment. You
and your family have a Merry Christmas! Thanks again!!!!
Two Beautiful SL100's from Richard Whitley
Dave Marascio's SL350 - Dave and Rick Whitley (above) were
childhood riding friends reunited through Marblesmotors
Danny Gouveia's QA50
Ricky Quay's SL70
Jeff Weldon's Collection
Mike Weiland bought this Strato Blue SL125
from me, and did a beautiful job of restoring it as you can
see in the pictures below.
Another Gem from the basement of Rodney
Brown. This one in Summer Yellow being given the final
polish by Olivia. I think Olivia does most of the work
From way up north and our Canadian
neighbor in Alberta Ontario, Jay Milner and his son have had
a lot of enjoyment building a few bikes. The first is
a 120cc SL70 that took some real fabrication to fit
everything, but Jay reports that it runs really well.
The second picture is Jay and son on their Kikker Bobbers.
Jon Jones labored long and hard on this
SL350 K0 to mimic the one that he had as a teenager.
Jon didn't spare any expense and now he says that he is
ready to wheelie it all the way down to the DMV to get the
license plate for it. Paint by Marblesmotors.
Don Pizarro put together this beautiful
CT70H and presented it this Christmas to his nephew as a
present for him and for his daughter when he decides to give
it up to her. As you can see, she is maybe a little
bit short for it, but it already has a personalized license
plate with her name 'Sydney" on it. Good luck keeping
her off of it in a couple of years.
Trevor Gleeson and his SL70 K1
Todd Gipson and his award winning SL175 K0. Todd won
first place at the 2008 Barber Vintage Motorcycle Festival
in the 70's class. He had a lot of tough competition
from other Japanese bikes including CBX's....CL's, CB's and
other SL's. Congratulations Todd !!!!!
Louis Miori Reliving the past with the two bikes he had as
Old timey pictures of Rick Smith. I
sold him an XL250 so it can replace this one which was
stolen from him when he was a kid.
Willie Morse's beautiful Repli-Racer
A couple of restorations by Jeff Noble
Mark Moebius struttin' his stuff in the
Mark Lindhorst circa 1975
Some pictures from Dan Rowe's collection
of Bikes and Kids !!!!
Dan from Thailand and his SL125 K1.
Check out the number of Kilometers this bike has gonel. This
is the Asian domestic model of the SL125 with Blinkers and
the upswept exhaust.
Miscellaneous Z50 Pictures
Candy Topaz Orange Twins
Moving day - Moved in 2005 from Dallas to Lucas Texas
Summer Yellow, Aquarius Blue, Light Ruby Red - A Trio of
One of the nicest original SL70 K0's that I've seen
from the collection of another fellow Honda Nut !!!!! - Actually
just a sample of what he has......
I had to clean out the garage the other day
An Aussie road warrior from the past
A really nice SL350 K2 - Owned by Ron Ward
SL350 K1 - Jack Snyder SL350 K2 - Jack Snyder
---- Greg Luthers Yamaha XS2 ----
----- Greg Murray Collection -----
I sold Rodney Boyle all the parts to build this bike
including the painted kit. He did a fabulous job of
putting it together
This is one FINE XR75 owned by Rodney Boyle ---- and
his Trio of SL70's
My old buddy Monty "Dream" Hill has been
working on this Superhawk for some time. Looks like it
may finally turn out to be something 'Super'
!!!!! Enlarge the picture to see the details.
Oops..........Now its' completed
How about a Motard version of an SL70 by Mark Robinson
Gerry Peterson - Really nice SL70, 125
Scrambler, and my personal favorite ---- His Then Came
Bronson Replica Sportster. For those of you that
remember..........that long lonesome highway.....
and "you hang in there" quote, this
one really brings back some memories. Supersize these
pictures for detail.
Mike Agolia - Mike now has several of my
really nice bikes in his collection. He has put
together a very impressive group of bikes. Mike is a
go-getter......from the time he buys a bike, till it is
taken apart, detailed and back together is no time at
all. That Z50 K2 in the first picture is his
actual original bike. I recently restored it for him
and now it will sit in his collection and bring back many
memories. Thanks for all your business Mike !!
Louis Miori - My friend from Houston and
Jim and Ron Brundies - Nice Collection!!!
Mike and June Shell - He met her in
college and their first date was on a CB100 !!!!
Here is an 'in process' shot of an SL350
that I sold to Mike Coors in Alabama. He is doing an
excellent job and it is going to turn out fantastic !!