I met Ryan a couple of years ago at the second Boogie Farm Clam Jam. He rode out from Illinois on his bitchin CB750 chop with some of his buds. It was all raw metal and crusty back then, but he talked about some of the stuff he had in mind to do to his bike during that winter. And it turned out awesome!
One day Ryan and I planned to ride to the Psycho Silo Photo Fest in Sheffield, IL, so Ryan and a group of his friends rode up to Kewanee to meet me and Amy. Then we all jammed out towards the Silo. Finally getting to ride with him, I snapped off some photos along the way, and his bike looks just as killer jamming down the road as I thought it would. Hopefully, I'll get to ride with him again next year. Cheers! Benny
Owner name, location: Ryan Feagin. Pekin, Illinois
Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 1973 Honda CB750. Rebuilt top end, garage-built from the ground up.
Frame: Built from scratch in my garage.
Fork: ‘60’s 10” over girder pulled from a triumph roller.
Tire/wheel size and style: 18” rear, 21” front
Favorite thing about this bike: It’s reliable as fuck. I know it’s going to turn over on the first kick and I know it’s going to take me where I need to go.
Next modification will be: I’d like a longer front end. If I come across one for a good deal, I’ll pick it up and rake the neck a bit.
Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc.: I molded my tank last winter. I lost both of my pets a couple of months apart over the winter, so I set my dog’s tooth and my cat’s ashes in the top of my tank with epoxy resin. They rip around with me in spirit!
Any building or riding story or info you'd like to include: I swapped engines last year about a week before boogie farm. I pulled my first engine and swapped it for a rebuilt one, redid the wiring, kicked it over and it vacuum-locked. Got it fixed, packed up, and took off for Indiana. Made it the entire trip without any issues and flat-tracked the shit out of it. There’s still dirt in the bottom of my electric box.
Thanks to Benny for taking killer pictures and doing this feature. Huge thanks to Cody Robinson for showing me the ropes with fabricating, welding, and for being a rad friend. Thanks to any friends that helped or just stood around and hung out through long winter nights while we put this thing together. Thanks to Honda for making an engine that never dies. -Ryan
Article and Photos by Benny Stucker / @bigmfbenny