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Monte Labatut completed the
full restoration of this Light Ruby Red SL175 K1 with paint
by Marblesmotors. Great job Monte !!!!!
Drew Cahill built this
Candy Riviera Blue XL70 as a gift for a friend that helped
him on several projects. When these pictures were
taken, he was only waiting on the chain guard to come back
from the powder coater. I'll bet your friend is going
to be VERY happy.
Ron Pearce knocked it out
of the park with his CB77. This thing is top-notch.
Paint by Marblesmotors
Mike Castle just finished
up this really nice SL125 K2 and is now turning his
attention to helping a friend with his S65. Nice job
Tom Pieper found these two
CB125's side by side and is in the process of returning them
to the road. He is looking for side covers, so if you
have any, let me know and I'll pass the word along.
David Virden sent me these
pictures from Thailand of a 2005 Kawasaki KH125 GTO.
He found the bike with a side car welded up to it and has
since had a local restorer take it apart and built a
nice rider. He tells me that this is a very popular
bike over there and they are used for general transport.
Wally Bateman needed to
find a really nice Kawasaki G5 to replace the one he had
back in the day. The first shot is of him getting the
bike for Christmas and has his friend and brother
along to help celebrate. Wally is on the left.
The second picture is a great pose of the family dog trying
out the bike and it appears that it wasn't the first time
that the dog had a go on the bike as you can see the front
fender is already missing. Lastly, the bike I sold him
so he can play around a bit and remember that bright yellow
Kawasaki 2-stroke with the 5-up gear pattern.
Good luck with it Wally.
Scott Tilton found this
'barn find' Z50 K1 and did a really nice job of brining it
back to its' original glory. Paint by Marblesmotors.
Thanks for the before and after shots. Looks like it
has a nice comfy home inside for the winter.
Hope you enjoy it Scott.
Andy Titterton from across
the pond in the U.K. sent me these pictures of his SL70
restoration and of the bike in a local show. Looks
like you are back in riding form now Andy. Thank you
for bringing this one back to life.
Thomas Spann reached out to
us for assistance in restoring his very own original Honda SL125 K2
and you can see that he did a wonderful job getting it back
into riding shape. He also provided me with a vintage
picture of his bike and 'friend' from back in the day.
Great job Thomas.
Chris Corderi liked the
Acapulco Blue that I put on one of my early restorations and
decided he had to have his that way. A bit of a custom
with the non-original color, one of my custom pipes, a set
of my custom SL70 side cover badges and a black cylinder
barrel really make this a nice bike. Congratulations
Chris.......nice job on your first restoration.
Paint by Marblesmotors.
Scott Anderson's SL350 K2
in Marina Blue. Just the 19th one built by Honda for
that model year.
Billy Sipe just finished
his YZ80 Yamaha. Paint by Marblesmotors !
Nice Job Billy.
and another one! 1976
Honda XR75 Custom. Busy Boy.
Riley Fouillard and his dad
have a collection of over 50 small bikes in Alberta Canada.
Very nice stuff !!!
Travis King has a
beautifully restored Suzuki T20. Paint by
Mike Guyer just finished
restoring this SL70. I sold him the bike in September
2011 and here is the finished product. Paint by
Johnny's Vintage Kawasaki
was asked by one of their customers to restore a TL125.
Great job and Paint by Marblesmotors.
Obis Brea is at it again on
the show circuit. His 1975 Honda MT250 took First
Place at the Dania Beach Antique motorcycle Show in Florida
this past January. You gotta love the weather in
Jerry Cameron is at it
again. This time making a Flat Tracker out of an SL70.
Lot's of workmanship here and we will see if he can build an
engine that will out run my 117cc SL70.
Brian Robison wanted his
Kawasaki Ninja 1000 to be unique and a throw back to the
original Kawasaki racing green livery. Brian sent us
the parts and he reassembled the bike into this beauty.
Red Before - Green Forever !
Well Randy I have been
having fun with the bikes this fall. The Honda CL175
and SL350 are running just great. Here are some
pictures of the bikes both before and after. Thanks
for all your help Randy I could not of done the resto
without all your help. Merry Christmas.
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!! Paint by Marblesmotors !
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.
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