We finished our inaugural custom build this week – a 1981 CT110. We’ve been calling her ‘The Blonde’.
WBxCT – 1981 Honda CT110
The original had a seized top end, nasty paint, spiderwebs, no seat, all gnarl. We powdercoated the frame and rims, new rubber, seat grips… just about everything was refinished or replaced, topped off with handlebars from a BMW R90. I chopped the ass off the frame, which let me tuck the light and blinkers under the cargo rack. The stock exhaust was great for trailin’, but I had to put a little scooped pipe under the rebuilt engine. That bobbed front fender seemed the right way to go, too.
I’m pretty stoked on how it turned out – might have to break it in a little bit before the buyer picks it up…
Here are some BEFORE pics.
1971 Suzuki TC 120
Restoration / Tracker candidate.
The Misses and I drove across country for Christmas, and on the way back I made her stop to look at motorcycles. She’s a good sport, so we came back with a cool little Suzuki TC120.
Gonna get to work on it after our little honeymoon jaunt later this month.
Oh baby… get ready.
We’re busy stuffing bears, polishing chrome and testing sound for Bazaar Bizarre this year. Come out to see us at the Concourse Exhibition Center in SF on December 1st and 2nd.
Seriously, come. It’s free and we have a bunch of new stuff. New bears, new fabrics, new bikes and other stuff. More info here.
We recently built some letters with dimmer lights. Click for more info.
So I’m putting the final touches on the white CT110, and while completely stoked about how he turned out, I was a little bummed that there was only one bike to chop up. I think a full size tank and backed up seat would look rad.
Then I just happened to come across some CT90s laying in a boneyard in Sacramento. One’s for our boy Matt, who we’ll be walking through a complete rebuild, the other is going to be a complete experiment. See pix.
Build day 1: determined that the guts were okay. Have good compression and get a spark. Mocked up some tabs for the gas tank (pulled from an old Yamaha). Pulled the engine and will disassemble the frame for blasting and paint.
Waiting on parts for the CT. Meanwhile, had a chance to finish this guy. After beating him up last year at Burning Man, I stripped it down, powdercoated the frame and gear, then converted it to a single-speed/fixie to get back and forth to the shop.
Matte black – dead sexy.
Put on a new header today on the WBx110, had a little time for a test drive before welding on the muffler. Lights and wiring next.
See the video here