Get A Cam And Valve Adjustment At Mike’s Rolling Thunder

Ishpeming, MI  – August 16, 2015 – Mike is doing cam and valve adjustment on this 4 stroke Yamaha 450. Mike said, “It hardly runs right now, and it lacks a lot of power. Having the cam rebuilt with new spacers will make this bike seem new again.” It’s a Yamaha 450 YZF, known as […]

Mike’s Rolling Thunder Repair of Harley Road King Classic

Ishpeming, MI  –  August 15, 2015   –  The King of the Road, a Harley-Davidson Road King Classic is the perfect way to hit the open road. This bike was designed for long road trips, coast-to-coast travel. But this classic has motor trouble. The lifters wore out and the cam wouldn’t go around properly. The […]

Triumph Trophy Trail Comes Back To Life at Mike’s Rolling Thunder

Ishpeming, MI –  August 14, 2015  –  Just the name alone says it all. I know it’s not a Harley-Davidson, but it’s a Triumph. The word itself kinda says you’ll have a ball. It’s one of the great bikes of the past. It’s legendary, world class British performance. This Triumph Trophy Trail needed some TLC. […]

Hardworking Kawasaki Mule Side-by-Side Needs a Little TLC

Ishpeming, MI –  August 13, 2015  –  You know when Kawasaki came out with that song, “Kawasaki Makes the Good Times Roll?” I mean, that old Kawasaki song says it all! And then somewhere along the way, the Master Technician from Kawasaki had the brainchild to invent a side-by-side 4×4 with positraction, dumpbox, and governor […]

1981 Harley FLH touring bike of the 80’s / Rhino bike

Ishpeming, MI  –  August 11, 2015  –  Have you ever seen a bike done in Rhino and then really liked it? Here’s one still going strong after roughly 32,000 miles. This bike is really good for longer trips with an 80 cubic inch motor that makes for a smoother ride. But, according to Harley repair […]

Trust Your Classic Chopper to Mike’s Rolling Thunder

Ishpeming, Michigan  –  May 27, 2015  –  This 1972 Harley Hard Tail Chopper… Wow! What a machine! Something that everybody would like. You wouldn’t want just anyone to work on something this special. With over 20 years experience working with Harleys, Mike Pietila from Mike’s Rolling Thunder has been elbow-deep in anything with a motor […]

UPDATE: 1984 Harley Soft Tail Rebuild by Mike’s Rolling Thunder

Ishpeming, MI  –  May 4, 2015  –  Back in the beginning of March, we showed you this 1984 Harley Soft Tail during the rebuild process (pictures below). The bike is finished now and it looks and runs great! A lot of work went into the rebuild on this bike. Valve work needed to be done, […]