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Blaine’s XS650

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Honda XS650

This bike finished up last week and Blaine is super excited! The boys had fun with this paint job.

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1973 Honda CB350f *UPDATE: SOLD*

This is our second Cafe Racer. It is now for sale! See the bottom of this post for the link to the listing.  This bike is very similar to our green cafe.

This Cafe had a lot done to it. A complete custom cycle! The original bike was completely taken down and rebuilt from the ground up.
The Details:
The frame was taken down to bare metal, shaved, ground then reinforced.
Custom rear shock mounts, 3-way height adjustable.
Custom battery mounted underneath tail section with new deep cycle battery.
Custom built and polished front motor mounts and rear brake anchor
Shaved swing arm.
Control wire ran through the clubman bars.
Rebuilt petcock.
Timing set and valves adjusted and de-carbonized
All cables lubed
Carbs completely rebuilt (and rejetted) with all new parts (also soaked, cleaned and soda blasted inside and out)
Carb brackets, tops and bowls polished.
Rear sprocket cover eliminated and sprocket was painted black.

Chrome headlight and headlight ears.
Chrome turn signals.
Polished controls, triple tree, brake fittings, front break caliper, exhaust, and rear break anchor.
Sprocket guard on motor drilled and polished.

New x-ring gold chain
New pro-grips
New tires
New points
New top end gaskets
New fuel lines
New pod filters
New tires
Seat is being refinished in black leather

Paint: PPG silver with House of Color metal flake, covered in candy blue and buried in clear coated.

The Finished Cafe Photos:


I think we should start giving our bikes names. Does anyone have any suggestions?

http://spokane.craigslist.org/mcy/2380669893.html

UPDATE!

The seat was finished and installed today! Saturday May 21st, 2011

*UPDATE* NO LONGER FOR SALE


1972 Honda CB350f

This is our first official Cafe Racer. This was a fun little bike! It was a great project, I really liked watching it come to life. The owner of this bike is really enjoying it! Since this photo and before we shipped it to Seattle we had a black leather seat made for it.

The CB350f when it first came out in 1972 was a four cylinder motorcycle and was considered to “one up” larger bikes at the time. The four cylinder is a faster and smother ride than the 350 twin.

This is what the bike looked like during the build.

Here are some more photos of the completed bike: