Here are few ground rules:
I do hate chopping up old bikes, especially the pretty ones. unless you find them at their lowest point (which is a bit too much for me).
I want to chop a bike that is undesirable so I don't feel so bad messing with it.
Familiar with Hondas
Prefer small simple bikes.
style is important.
don't want it to be crazy fast or have a huge engine, just want solid reliability and good on fuel.
would like it if it wasn't expensive.
I feel like a Nighthawk 250 would be a good candidate for this. I just hate how they look and might find something cheap on the market
here are few ideas:
drop down the instruments and headlight.
slide the forks up slightly to lower the front of the bike.
install longer shocks for the rear.
modify the existing seat, the cowl is made of another nh250 tank cut up. rear frame needs to be docked.
as far as wheels go, I hate the stock the 16" rear and 18" front. It would be really cool to have something modern off of a cbr250r. even if the entire front end is off cbr.
I for some reason like how the stock exhaust looks.
definitely needs to be painted.
CBR250R front end might not fit properly, would be great to have hydraulic brake, not sure how to get spedometer to work off the CBR front wheel either since its digital on the cbr.
mounting cbr hydraulic rear brake might be the biggest challenge since it has to be precisely aligned and needs to be welded to the swing arm, is this even safe?
CBR parts get expensive, might defeat the purpose of building when I can just go buy a CBR250R.
My photoshop skills are not great but it's helpful to see something.
Let me know what you guys think. good, bad, ugly, total waste of time would love to hear it all. wish life was easy as photoshop.