The Daily: Alex Cardone's CB750


I lived six blocks from Alex Cardone's tidy garage for 12 years and didn't know it. I'm not sure if that's a testament to my own reclusiveness or Alex's homebody nature, but it strikes me as strange. Nevertheless, Alex and I have become friends, and I marvel at his ingenuity and low-budget approach to bike building every time he shows me his latest scheme. The man can turn a perfect concentric step on a steel bar with a drill motor, a belt sander and a 2x4. If genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, Alex Cardone is the smartest bike builder in the world.




NAME: Alex Cardone

Elsinore, CA




FRAME: Cycle X Boxer

FORKS: stock Honda





TIRE/WHEEL SIZE (F/R) & STYLE: Dunlops D404 100/19 front 130/16 rear

MISCELLANEOUS DOODADS (FAB WORK, UPHOLSTERY, TWEAKS, ETC.): I made the oil tank, fender struts and did all the fab work. This bike was my first ground up build. I laced the Honda rear hub to a Harley 16-inch rim. My brother and I plainted it deep forest metalic green. My friend Duane Ballard did the seat.

She rides canyons, freeways and street and does it all really well


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NEXT MODIFICATIONS OR CUSTOM PROJECTS, IF ANY: '63 triumph 650, it's going to be a long '70s retro chopper

Alex on ChopCult: elsichoppers







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Commented on 10-25-2009 At 08:19 pm

Had a great time ridin with you this weekend! your wife is a sweet heart! The bike is sweeter in person and thanks for the (replacement) shifter.


Commented on 10-25-2009 At 09:49 pm

Sweet CB. I would love for mine to turn out that smooth. Another gem in the IE. Haven't met you or anyone else on the board for that matter, other than Billdozer when I stopped into Biltwell HQ. Hope to meet everyone soon.

Commented on 10-25-2009 At 11:12 pm

NICE ! Can't wait to start mine! GERRY D.

Commented on 10-26-2009 At 08:45 am

Awesome ride... Like how clean and fresh everything looks.

Commented on 10-26-2009 At 10:19 am

Great looking bike........

Commented on 10-26-2009 At 12:54 pm

Right on man, Perfect CB !

Commented on 10-26-2009 At 02:00 pm

im not a honda guy whatsoever but man that is a clean ass bike. you can def tell you went over it with a fine tooth comb man. great job. i still cant get over how clean your engine is! awesome ride!

Commented on 10-26-2009 At 02:09 pm

Great ride this weekend. It's smooth as silk, purrs like a tiger, and flows better than Mcgoo's curly locks in the wind.

Commented on 10-26-2009 At 03:31 pm

Thats one good looking cb750.

Commented on 10-26-2009 At 09:15 pm

CB750's Rock! Cycle X frame too cool.. fantastic looking bike Alex

First build....Freekin rocked it!

Commented on 10-27-2009 At 07:00 am

I've ridden with Alex all over Southern California and to Arizona and back while he was on this bike. Its never left him stranded. Alex was a great help during my newest build. Wait until you see his new project. It's amazine what can be done with a minimal amount of tools and refusing to believe you can't do something yourself.

Commented on 10-27-2009 At 10:43 am

i love the jt helmet! very nice ride alex!

Commented on 10-27-2009 At 09:57 pm

Wow, very nice..

Commented on 10-27-2009 At 10:33 pm


Commented on 10-28-2009 At 12:24 am

I like even more than plum tacos

Commented on 10-28-2009 At 08:47 am

What a WELL thought project, and GREAT first build!

Commented on 10-28-2009 At 06:14 pm

Man, I got I got a CB750 in my shed!! I think it's time to consider doing something with it!!

Commented on 11-3-2009 At 09:47 am

tit's brother! tits!

Commented on 11-3-2009 At 09:10 pm

beautiful bike man! great proportions! love it!

Commented on 12-9-2009 At 04:12 am

Japan work of art...

Commented on 1-29-2010 At 05:11 pm

smooth ride alex!!!!!what kind of crome dust covers are those???sittin on your lower legs there bro?later,chewey

Commented on 5-25-2010 At 02:10 pm

nice, makes me want to chop my GS750 that much more

Commented on 6-7-2010 At 07:08 pm

That's one of the hottest 750's I've seen!

Commented on 10-27-2010 At 10:18 am

Damn that looks good.

Commented on 3-8-2011 At 09:44 am

I am currently chopping up a gs550 and now i have an idea of what my pipes could look like. Thanks for the look at a true beauty.

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