Are you someone who is fond of motorcycles? I mean, who would not be? Motorcycles have always been a thing, but they came back around this time as a vintage prop. Thus, people have been gushing over these motorcycles ever since.

Instead of being basic and buying a fixed up motorcycle, you can experiment with your skills and get your hands dirty. Let’s learn how to!


You can always use the extra time you got on your hands to repair a fixer-upper motorcycle.

Sure, it might take time but the amazing reward at the end makes it worth it. On the other hand, if you have a busy routine then you can always make a schedule to dedicate a little time to your project.


It is understandable why people got so obsessed with these timeless and cool motorcycles. They look stylish and chic. However, not everyone can afford these beauties. If money is not an issue for you then you are in luck.


Before you get into this project intensively, you must decide how much you are willing to spend. Sometimes, the project gets a little out of your budget. On the contrary, you may spend under budget, if you are in luck. Either way, go through the prices of tools, repairs, upgrades, and other stuff beforehand.

Don’t forget to save a little cash if something unexpected happens during the process.


Hiring a mechanic for this project is a smart idea. However, since you are going to be working on this on your own, it is better to determine your abilities first.

In this scenario, you can do some research on the internet to get helpful tips.

Moreover, it is ideal to always get a professional’s opinion. Therefore, visit the market and get a mechanic’s opinion for a smoother and easier process.

Inspect the motorcycle

Once you are through the aforementioned steps, it is time for you to inspect the motorcycle. By this we mean, do not rely on pictures on videos sent by the seller, rather visit them. Examine the exterior, clutch, brakes, fuel tank, and whatever is necessary.

To avoid any potential issues, make sure to check the motorcycle’s legal title. Once you receive the original title and VIN number that matches the motorcycle, you are all set to get your hands on it.

1. Is repairing a motorcycle expensive?

Although regular maintenance of a motorcycle is not costly, the repairing cost might vary. An average amount of maintenance might cost around $1000 per year. However, repairing it once can be a little expensive at first, but this investment can last you a long time.

2. What is the easiest motorcycle to repair?

Yamaha XS 650 is one of those bikes that are both affordable and easiest to repair. You can access the gearbox and engine below the same casing which saves a lot of time and effort. Not to mention, it is built pretty simply which makes the whole process hassle-free.


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