How local teens spent part of their summer: Rebuilding a custom vintage motorcycle with MISSIONmoto, SW Youth & Family Services

July 25, 2014 at 1:45 pm | In Delridge, West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 10 Comments

Program names go by … say, the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative … but we don’t often see/hear the results of activities related to those programs. Here, for a change, is a result. In the photo is Terry, one of the participants in a SYVPI project that led to the teardown and rebuild of that custom vintage motorcycle over the course of a 10-week after-school (etc.) project. He did it with MISSIONmoto, a nonprofit “motorcycle ministry” with garage space near Morgan Junction, which invited youth from the SYVPI program at North Delridge-based Southwest Youth and Family Services to “do a complete teardown and rebuild of a custom vintage motorcycle” – a 1973 Honda CB750K, to be precise. It was a pilot partnership, MISSIONmoto explains; we photographed Terry and the motorcycle at a celebratory barbecue held Thursday afternoon at SWYFS.


  1. im glad to see this program is around for our youth..not only is working with your hands a dying art but a huge learning experience and self esteem builder nice job to all who participated and its a great looking cafe bike too!! enjoy it and keep building!! FTW

    Comment by Hollywood — 1:58 pm July 25, 2014 #

  2. Gorgeous café bike. What a great program for teens!

    Comment by ScubaFrog — 3:33 pm July 25, 2014 #

  3. Great job Terry and keep up the good work you can go far with it.

    Comment by NW — 5:13 pm July 25, 2014 #

  4. Great job guys! What a great program for these teenagers.

    Comment by whoami — 6:19 pm July 25, 2014 #

  5. Excellent thing going here! Restore a classic bike and build character in young people. Way to go!

    Comment by lj — 7:49 pm July 25, 2014 #

  6. Sweet bike! Does he get to keep it?

    Comment by Andrea — 8:10 pm July 25, 2014 #

  7. That’s awesome! Bike looks fantastic, nice work.

    Comment by Mike — 6:49 am July 26, 2014 #

  8. Mad props to MissionMoto! Great organization for our young people and a great West Seattle ambassador! If you have an old non-running motorcycle overgrown by blackberries or gathering dust in you garage, DONATE it to MM!

    Comment by Blinkyjoe — 10:05 am July 26, 2014 #

  9. will take brand new ones too :) Amen.

    Comment by Michael Daily — 10:46 pm July 26, 2014 #

  10. I love seeing what MISSIONmoto is up to and the end result. I am proud of these guys and glad to call them friends. If you have the time search up MISSIONmoto and see what else they have been up to. Thanks Will for taking the time to explain with patience, i am so not a mechanic at heart(And for the quick fix of our spare wheelchair)

    Comment by Trudy — 9:17 pm July 27, 2014 #

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