View Full Version : This is what im workin with... 71 Honda racer

12-13-2009, 6:47 PM
71 cb350 cafe racer...

Have a bunch of other projects.... But this is my baby right now. Sould be wrapped up soon. Than its on to my buddys cb360 bobber im going to build for him.

Heres some pics of the paint treatment I did on the seat. The whole theme of the bike is vintage racer. I didnt want to replace all the old bad chrome and dinged up bits so im leaving it as is, and painting her as if i found it in a barn where it sat for years after a long career at the track.

Love to hear what ya guys think... Thanks, Mike.

12-14-2009, 1:04 AM
keep it up!! looks great so far. BTW where did you find that seat? Its pretty awesome!

12-14-2009, 6:38 AM
Thanks man. I wish I had some more updated pics. Ill get some this week. The seat is actually a one of a kind deal. It was built by Chris from Motofiaccone (http://www.motofiaccone.com/) for a bike he built awhile back. He changed that bike around a bit, and sold it to a guy who than sold it to me on another forum (http://www.dotheton.com/) I belong to. Got it super cheap, and its a really well built piece. I got lucky on that one.

12-14-2009, 11:20 PM
Looks like a good project to keep my eye on. I'd like to build a racer some day!

12-15-2009, 10:15 AM
Looking forward to following the progress of this as well. Should be a nice little ripper when its ready.

12-17-2009, 8:47 AM
Just found this pic... Its my old 72 cb500k1. Wasnt quite done in the pic. Cool bike. I got rid of her awhile ago though...

02-01-2010, 9:48 AM
So Ive been getting shit done on the little 350... Almost ready to get the motor back in her...

Motor bits painted... Still needs a ton of cleaning but its getting there:

Just picked this little P.O.S. up. 72 Suzuki T250 Hustler. Two stroke. 32 HP @ 8k RPM. When Im done it'll be around 290lbs, 40HP, and should hit around 115 MPH. Basic look Im goin after isnt what you guys are diggin here mostly, but its light, fast, loud, and dangerous... And isnt that what were really all going for?


02-01-2010, 2:30 PM
I look forward to seeing the progress thanks

06-17-2010, 2:19 PM
Well... life went and got in the way. Got her almost finished, than shit fell apart. So, I tore it apart, and started giving it a makeover. Gravel crew style. Pics to follow.

New paint
Extended swingarm
Flat seat
Mini Apes

06-19-2010, 3:17 PM
Just found this pic... Its my old 72 cb500k1. Wasnt quite done in the pic. Cool bike. I got rid of her awhile ago though...

Those pipes are sick! You or anyone know if they make anything like that for a kz650. I would love some of those for my bike.

06-26-2010, 12:41 PM
Yeah Von!

06-28-2010, 6:48 AM
Sorry man... I dont have any idea who made those pipes... I know MAC makes a similar setup now though.

Hey Shaun... Glad to see ya here too.

So... My buddy made me a custom swingarm for the old girl. Its fuckin' amazing. Lemme know what ya think:

6" extension, reinforced, and pretty damn cool...


The new bars:


The beginnings of the new paint job:


09-23-2010, 11:31 AM
Any new progress? I like where this project is heading.

09-24-2010, 3:01 PM
Well... I blew her up. Soooo... Hardtail frame and crazy engine work are on their way in. Pics to follow...