Been building this little gem for my wife. It was her first bike, and endured a rather rough life, including being a make shift dirtbike quite often.... Thought you guys might enjoy this one, it should be done VERY soon...
My Ugly Mug
This is a little better!
Owner name, location: Punskalar's Wife, Boone NC
Bike name if it has one: Road Rash
Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 1997 Honda Rebel, Starter Delete with handmade kickstart function...
Frame: Lowered, Shortened, and cut apart
Fork: Shaved, Polished, Lowered
Chassis mods: Shortened Swingarm, all tubework bent with a torch
Tire/wheel size and style: Laced up and old 16 for the rear, stock 18 on the front
Favorite thing about this bike: Custom Kickstart, Gas Tank
Next modification will be: Finish the damn thing! Soon enough
Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: Handmade Aluminum Bars, Rearsets, Fiberglass Seatpan
Any building or riding story or info you'd like to include: This thing has seen more miles than any Rebel has a right to, and she'll ride alongside me anytime....
Last edited by Punkskalar; 02-13-2010 at 8:42 PM.
yeah that is a cool lookin little scooter. how the hell did you mount thos bars??
sweet, that header is mint. i wish I had a tig in my garage
Thats a good looking build. I like the seat set up/ Are you gona run any type rear fendr?
nice looking rebel. i love the exhaust. if i can ever find time to get my xs done, i can start on my wife's rebel.
Im doing the seat on my cb750 similar to that. Im just worried about the abuse the carbs/electronics will take without some type of protection. Probably overthinking it.
Got the Kickstarter to work! But, here is the side cover I removed the Honda Logo from. I want people to wonder WTF this thing is :smokin:
Deleting the Starter is not 100% done yet, still have some welding to do on the cover, Here you can see the stock cover with the starter boss, and the modded cover with it removed.
Cut Down Cover
In the last pic, you can see the kick shaft sticking out. Had to make the shaft, bushings, and do lots of welding work to the back of the cover to make everything stay in place.
Cut new sprockets for the kick-start. Its at a 1:1.7 ratio now, plenty easy to kick since it is a 250, but enough to spin the motor over as well...:smokin:
Oh yeah, its a left side Kick, and you fold the kick over, and kick it forward... Totally weird and people are gonna wonder what the hell is going on with that lever :smokin:
Had some folks wanting to see the frame work. The seat is actually raised a bit from where the stock rebel seat sits. All the unpainted tubework is new, replaced, changed, etc...
It kick starts on the left? Going forward? Well done sir.