Our first Retrobike Buyers Guide was such a hit we decided to expand on it. You never know when the vintage bug will bite, so bookmark this post so you'll know where to get the parts, accessories, expertise, and even riding gear to go with your next fixer-upper.
Retro-style leather jackets and race leathers; as worn by Cycle Guide staffers in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
British Motorcycle Gear
Retro-style Brit bike apparel and gear; everything but the limes.
Cruiser and touring riding boots; truly waterproof.
Resto-style leathers and riding gloves; Held will help you hold onto the past.
Leather jackets since 1947; traditional style and a retro-cool look.
Leather jackets since 1913; as worn by James Dean.
BODY PARTS AND SEATS
Custom café racer seats; better than caffeine.
Omar’s Dirt Track Racing, Inc.
Café fiberglass parts; Omar’s parts will make you say “Oh my!”
Roc City Café Racers
Hand-made fiberglass parts; it’s time to dress up your bike.
Battery chargers; this is one charge that won’t go on your credit card.
Vintage batteries; start here for your old-bike project.
Bore Tech Electronic Ignitions
Honda CB motorcycle components; Bore can be the life of the party.
Classic Street Collection; OEM replacement stators, regulator rectifiers, etc. for bikes.
Joel Levine Co.
Repair/sales of vintage gauges; instrumental in restoring your old bike.
Penton Performance Ignitions
Replacement electronics; Penton made more than just bulletproof enduro bikes.
Ricks Motorsport Electrics
Classic electrics for Kawasaki/Honda; get in line for your inline four.
Smiths Magnetic Instrument Repair
Restoration of vintage gauges; for those who have a Jones for authentic Smith gauges.
Spiegler Performance Parts
Motogadget vintage gauges; made in Germany, the Old World way.
ENGINES AND ENGINE PARTS
Custom cylinder sleeves; they’ve got a few secrets up their sleeve.
Reverse-megaphone exhausts; truly going back in time.
Clutches and cables; coming through in the clutch for your project bike.
R/D Valve Springs
Replacement engine valve springs; valve springs that can be the Fountain of Youth for your old engine.
Mikuni/Keihin carburetors; round-style, flat-style, old-style.
Meriden Triumph cylinders and gauges; in this case three isn’t a crowd.
FRAMES AND SWINGARMS
Vintage frames and swingarms; crafty devils when it comes to old frames.
Bell retro Custom 500; a salute to the original.
Retro helmets and other gear; pudding bowls and other classic favorites.
N-20 vintage helmet; an open-face with a closed shield.
Jimmy Open-Face Helmet; affordable, lightweight and retro cool.
Parts Unlimited dealers
Vintage literature/manuals; you’ve got to read this.
Barrington Motor Works
BMW restoration manual; according to the manual.
Vintage literature/manuals; classic reading for today
Classic Oil Supply
Oils for pre-‘70s bikes; keep it lubed
REPLACEMENT PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
A&J Cycle Salvage
New and used parts for Japanese bikes; one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.
Kawasaki parts, circa the 1970s; holy Kaw!
Brit bikes parts and complete bikes; no need for English subtitles.
New-generation Triumph parts; another triumph for our retro aftermarket industry.
Ducati Restoration Parts & Accessories; duck into this store for old parts.
British Cycle Supply Company
Brit bike parts and accessories; the sun never sets on The Empire.
Old Honda parts and accessories; tell them Chuck sent you.
Norton Commando exhausts; time to go Commando.
Cycles R US
Used motorcycle parts; use us, use us!
Military and vintage bike parts; in business since 1969.
EPM Performance Imports
Performance parts; think vintage racing.
BSA, Triumph, Norton parts and accessories; keeping the legends alive.
Jerry Greer’s Engineering
Indian replacement parts; no reservations required.
British, Japanese, and American engine rebuilds; in business since 1978.
Klempf’s British Parts
Brit bike parts/literature; English is their official language.
Linkert and Schebler carbs; a low-carb diet for your classic.
Randakk’s Cycle Shakk
Vintage Honda parts and accessories; GL, CB and more.
Used parts; or you can refer to them as “pre-owned.”
Yamaha and Honda thumpers; get with the singles scene.
Pre-unit Triumph parts; for those hard-to-find parts.
Walridge Motors Limited
Parts, accessories, and literature for Brit bikes; English 101.
Western Hills Honda
NOS for Honda/Yamaha; in business since 1962.
Z1 Enterprises, Inc.
Vintage Japanese bike parts and accessories; this is Z1.
Vintage bikes; by appointment only.
V7 Classic and Café Classic; an Italian classic returns.
Royal Enfield Motorcycles
500cc singles; this could be the silver bullet you’ve been looking for.
GT Scale Model Cars
Vintage model bikes; just don’t sit on them.
45 Restoration Co.
H-D flatheads; in business since 1973.
Classic Cycles, Inc.
Triumph restorations; OEM, café racers and bobbers.
Permanent fuel-tank liners; no more gas pains
Grand Stand Designs
Mail-order powdercoating; going postal can be good.
Two-stroke parts and service; parts for those ringy-dingies.
Locust Grove Restoration
Brit/Euro/USA bike restoration; Old World, New World.
Precision Motorcycle Painting
Mail-order OEM replacement painting; make it look factory fresh.
Mail-order chrome plating; in business since 1976.
Randy’s Cycle Service & Restoration
Resto work; handy Randy.
South Bay Chrome
Mail-order chrome plating; signed, sealed and delivered.
Triumph/Norton/Moto Guzzi/Ducati singles; a true singles club.
SIDECARS AND TRAILERS
Retro-style sidecars; in business since 1979.
The Wark Shop
Sidecars; a little fun on the side.
Turtle Hull Trailers
Vintage tow-behind bike trailers; trailer blazers.
Wheel bearings, tapered bearings, etc.; these guys have balls.
Replacement shocks and fork springs; a real progressive movement.
Vintage replacement suspension; put new spring in your old bike’s ride.
Buchanan’s Spoke & Rim, Inc.
Rims, hubs, spokes and more; the Big Wheel when it comes to the classic look.
Brit-built shocks; smoothing out the ride.
YSS Suspension—World Class Suspension
Shocks and fork springs; say yes to YSS.
WHEELS, BRAKES AND TIRES
New and vintage motorcycle tires; Speedmasters for speed masters.
Continental Motorcycle Tyres
Vintage replacement tires; they still make ‘em like they used to.