Restoration Video/Episode list
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(New!) Kawasaki F5 and F9 Big Horn performance secrets
Episode 1 Finding the project bike
Episode 2 A little bit of history
Episode 3 Engine work, tear down
Episode 4 How to source parts
Episode 5 Engine work, installation
Episode 6 Fuel and ignition system diagnosis
Episode 7 Stripping the frame and suspension
Episode 8 Suspension reassembly
Episode 9 Paint and body work part 1
Episode 10 Paint and body work part 2
Episode 11 Rebuilding the seat and details
Episode 12 Refinishing and final touches
Episode 13 The Reveal!
My Kawasaki Big Horn at a major motorcycle show
Barn Fresh, behind the find, another bike for another series
The $25 bike
How to get an old neglected bike running again pt 1
How to get an old neglected bike running again pt 2
How to repaint a motorcycle tank
A few of my previous motorcycle restorations
Watch the Barn Find restoration trailer!
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You've seen the popular shows on TV like American Pickers and American Restoration, well this is nothing like that. Instead of 40 minutes of jump cuts, short quips, and stupid pranks this web series will peel off the reality show layers and get down to what they don't show you. This will be the REALITY of how much work goes into the finished products that they magically reveal at the end of the show. Welcome to Barn Fresh, a motorcycle restoration on Blip.tv. Watch as a 1970 Kawasaki F5 350cc BigHorn gets restored from the ground up.
Barn Fresh is a term used to describe a motorcycle or car found in the proverbial barn sitting untouched for many years. Barn Fresh the video series follows Jon "The Junk Man" as I restore a vintage motorcycle from the ground up. Barn Fresh should delight motorcycle riders young and old as it shows some interesting tips and tricks along the way that everyone can use. The restoration video series contains episodes showing the major aspects of tackling a ground up restoration in plain simple terms. In these videos I will show the the intricacies of each process throughout the project so the viewer can make an informed decision if a restoration project is in deed something they can accomplish.
Check back from time to time as pictures, bike specific info and "behind the scenes stuff will also be posted. The videos will be hosted over on my BLIP show page. You might also want to check out my DailyMotion video page as well. Watch the videos on the left to learn about future restoration series on different bikes. You can also find pictures and interact with me via my
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