About MotorcycleZombies.com

Our Mission

MotorcycleZombies.com was started to help you bring your classic motorcycle back from the dead.

We’ve since evolved into a resource for all motorcycle riders and enthusiasts who don’t mind getting their hands dirty or trying something new.

When it comes to everything motorcycles, we’re the number one stop on the web. We’ve got you covered with:

  • Maintenance & Repair Guides.
  • Motorcycle Project Tips.
  • Registration & Title Guides.
  • Licensing & Practice Tests.
  • New Rider Information.
  • Reviews and recommendations of the best motorcycle products, gear, and accessories.

MotorcycleZombies.com is all about helping you get the most out of your bike and your time riding.

Restoring a vintage motorcycle is one of the most rewarding learning experiences there is. We’re here to help you make the most of it and to help take some of the confusion and frustration out of your first, or first few, home motorcycle projects.

Our Team

We’re a remote-based team of motorcycle enthusiasts from all different backgrounds.

Some of us started as home builders with little to no mechanical experience, while others seem like they were born with a wrench in their hand.

We detail everything from selecting the right project bike for your needs, cleaning and servicing old parts, tuning your engine, and getting the bike street legal so you can register and title it in your home state.

We try to make the explanations as simple as possible and lay out the steps in key processes so you can pull them up on your phone while you’re wrenching on your project bike.

We’ll be adding to the site until we’ve exhausted each step of the classic motorcycle rebuild for the first time builder – be sure to check back often and write in with any questions, comments, or feedback!

Thanks for visiting,

The Team @ MotorcycleZombies.com

Our Start

Ethan and his trusty apprentice on a 1980 KZ440.

MotorcycleZombies.com was started by Ethan Orenstein as a place to document his own motorcycle restoration projects.

With the help of old service manual PDFs found deep on the internet, forum threads, and a little trial and error, he began to compile a whole bunch of tips, tricks, and general knowledge that was helpful for his own projects at the time.

Those details first helped him to restore and sell a 1970 CB750. That bike had been sitting for over 10 years, wasn’t running, and was bought without a title.

Other projects that were restored and sold have included a 1980 KZ440, a KZ650, and a 1969 Honda CT90 among others along the way.

Each restoration brought a new and interesting set of challenges – all of them rewarding.

Realizing that this information would be useful in the future – not only for himself – but for other builders too, he decided to put it on a website.

Since then, he’s enlisted the help of other riders, home mechanics, and professional motorcycle builders to grow MotorcycleZombies.com to what it is today.

And it continues to grow thanks to visitors like you!