3 Things You Can Do With a Vintage Motorcycle

You’ve got a vintage motorcycle collecting dust in your garage, shed or basement. You understand that it’s a piece of history, and maybe even has some personal significance to you or a loved one, but you’re just not sure what to do with it. Read on as we break down three ways your vintage motorcycle can still enrich the lives of you and others.  

Restore it (Rick’s Recommended) 

The process of restoring a vintage motorcycle can be an enriching – and also a time consuming task. Along the way, you are sure to learn a lot, spend some time and money, and gain a life experience like none other. To briefly breakdown the broad strokes, you will 

  • Find yourself  a proper service manual. 
  • Disassemble the bike completely and bag and label  all of the hardware  and parts to  avoid losing them – organization is key. 
  • Test and restore or replace the electrical components and battery.
  • Clean and rebuild the carburetors.
  • Clean out or replace the gas tank  and petcock.
  • Assess your engine ,check compression , do a leakdown test ect. 
  • Check the brakes and  suspension  , and always replace old tires.
  • Last but not least – customize your motorcycle with handlebars, grips, and saddles of your own choice. 


Sell it to someone that will use it

If restoration isn’t for you, or the bike is too far gone, you may be surprised to find you can turn your vintage bike into cash while reducing clutter in your garage. You may even be able to sell it to someone in your neighborhood or have expert motorcycle buyers in your locality. Another reliable motorcycle buyer you can consider selling your vintage motorcycle to is motorcyclebuyers.com. Here you will find some of America’s leading motorcycle buyers who buy used or damaged motorcycles  at competitive prices. Motorcyclebuyers.com buys all popular motorcycle makes and models including  Aprilia, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Triumph, Yamaha and more. This allows you to avoid the hassles associated with posting listings and haggling. The best thing about motorcyclebuyers.com is that their offers are straightforward, guaranteed up to seven days, and they provide free towing. They also have a customer support team to give motorcycle sellers a positive selling experience.

Donate it 

Lastly, if you would like to do some good and want a quick and easy way to get your vintage motorcycle off your hands, you can consider donating it to a good cause. There are many such causes all over the country which will collect your bike and use it, or its parts. Below are links some of the organizations you could consider: 







We Hope this post has helped you find a constructive way to use your vintage motorcycle. At Ricks, as vintage motorcycle lovers we would like to see every vintage bike find a good home. If you do decide restoration is something you want to take on, be sure to visit our online store for the best charging and starting system  parts in the industry – and don’t forget to checkout our custom stator rebuild service which helps people just like you get their restored bikes back on the road safely.