Stunning Oz-Based Honda CB350 Limited Edition
In fact, since the bike is fully functional, it's more than a project: it's a dream come true. The bike was salvaged from a farm; the 1969 or 1970 machine stood unmoved in a barn for more than 10 years and the owner of the farm was gladly offering it for free to anyone willing to come and carry it away.
And so begun an 18-month journey guided by passion, with Danny and his son taking their time to strip all rusted parts off the bike, build or hunt down replacement ones and figuring out how to mix everything into a nifty result. By all means this was no easy task since the original motorcycle got a Ducati 848 fork loaded with a Harley-Davidson wheel...
With the Honda stem incapable to accommodate the Ducati fork, new spacers had to be built and pressed in, but the result is a bike which handles perfectly, just like a factory-made one. A H-D hub went inside the front rim and a custom rim/ chromed spokes went around the original Honda rear hub/ brake. Of course, a custom front axle had also to be built to fit the Harley-Davidson hub in the Ducati fork.
Not being a metalworker, Danny went for Benjie's Cafe Racers'seat and tank, with a Collide-a-scope classic paint job. The bike now looks cleaner than ever and it really shows that 18 months' work needed to finish the job have been really worth every second.
Via Return of the Cafe Racers.
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