10/22/08

Mr GrandPaul... A Bike rebuilder

BORN AGAIN BIKES' HISTORY
Born Again Bikes was born out of Paul's hobby of riding and working on
motorcycles since 1970. What started as a need to fix broken shifters,
levers and lights from dirt bike crashes, progressed to replacing pistons
and rings on simple 2-strokes, then to overhauling and performance
modifications on 4-stroke multis.

After refurbishing several Japanese bikes, Paul began to get involved
with Triumph Bonnevilles and other British bikes, and finally doing
complete nut-and-bolt restorations.

In September 2005, Mr. Zuniga made the decision to turn his hobby
and lifelong passion into a professional business catering to others with
the same love for vintage motorcycles.

The list of his accomplishments includes numerous overhauls & "make
runs", fifteen total refurbishing projects, and eleven complete
restorations. Currently, two restorations and six refurb /overhauls are in
progress in the Born Again Bikes workshop. (November 2007)

Paul Zuniga learned basic mechanics
working on lawnmowers as a summer job,
then progressed to dirt bikes and street
bikes as he started building a collection.
As a senior in High School, he completed
an advanced Agricultural Mechanics course
which included engine repair and welding.
Paul then went on to train in Aviation
Ground Support Equipment in the U.S.
Navy, which included training in electricity
and electronics, corrosion control,
hydraulics, and refrigeration, besides
advanced mechanics and welding
techniques. Paul has been heavily involved
in Mechanical and Electrical CAD design
and construction for the last 15 years.