Welcome to the Restoration Gallery
Classic Japanese Motorcycle Restoration Stories and Reference Photos. This page is provided to encourage those considering their first, or next restoration. I will be adding to this page over time with restoration stories and additional classic jap photos, which may provide a reference, as well as inspiration to all of us who want to bring back to life a classic Japanese motorcycle. If this inspires you, then please check our current stock list for your next restoration project.
Above...Originally bought from Classic Project Bikes as a restoration project (a flattering "before" photo on extreme left), Mark Kelsall's excellently restored CB250G5, as it is today (right). Mark provided the following views on his first classic Japanese restoration project to share with us, bearing in mind he hadn't passed his motorcycle test when he started the project!
"Yes, I passed my test first time (!) earlier in the year. I have been riding a '74 CB125S since then, which I purchased prior to the test to practice on (whilst finishing the CB250). Hope the following highs and lows gives a flavour, Its been quite a journey. Hope to see you at a show"
And now for the not so good....
Above...Originally bought from Classic Project Bikes as a restoration project (photo on extreme left), Gary Clark's superbly restored KH400, with Production Race Tuned motor as it is today (right). You too could do this..
Above...Originally bought from Classic Project Bikes as a restoration project (a flattering "before" photo on extreme left), Andy Ball's excellently restored RG250 Mk3, as it is today (right).
Above...as originally bought on the left, as a restoration project. On the right Andy Orton's completed & superb SR500 cafe racer replica.