Hi guys n gals, Just putting this out there.
I have in mind a new, long term, project. I fancy a 2smoker ding ding engined lightweight tracker stylee street bike with motoxer looks but super moto handling...bit gangly lookin' and fun to ride.
As is usual, this will be an minimalist budget build.
I have a few parts:
Honda 400/4 frame not including forks or swingarm. (From an unregistered stripped bike many years ago, so I should be able to gain the V5 off the frame number, haven't looked into this yet).
Honda 400/4 spoked front wheel with disc (prefer alloy rim) and really like Suzuki star spoked alloys and road tyres
Honda CBX 550 tank
plus a few spares/bits etc.
I've just agreed to purchase a Suzuki X5/SB 200 engine complete with carbs and igniter for £180 inc del.
I hope to find upside down forks and a swingarm/rearwheel (possibly from a lightweight Chinese model?) from Kempton or similar*, so the bones of a project are/will be in place.
I have an idea for a homemade seat ;-)
If I can make it look even a little bit like this I'll be well pleased.
Any thoughts or wise words from the DTT collective will help, thank you.
* Maybe someone out there has these kicking around in exchange for beer tokens :-) Cheers Colin