Based on a '92 Honda VLX600.
This build was a bit different to our normal ones and was a refreshing change.
Dan, our client, already had the bike and was totally stock complete with all the chrome and plastic that Japanese cruisers tended to have of that era.
All that had to go, as a mean and moody look with a single seat and 'Bobber' style was required.
The motor and transmission were really sweet so a service and check over was completed before the teardown.
As the motor was going to be finished in black, it was thoroughly cleaned and then soda blasted complete ready for painting.
The external cases and rocker covers were powder coated in a crackle black finish which is a great contrast to the smooth satin finish of the main engine.
A rear mudguard and supports were fabricated along with a single seat which has a full set of LED lights (tail, brake and indicators) set into it.
Also fabricated were a new set of exhausts in aquablasted stainless steel which gives them a lovely satin finish. Internal, removable baffles help keep the noise level in check while still sounding really good.
Whilst on the breathing side, the restrictive airbox was junked and new billet alloy 'bellmouths' fitted to the carbs with a jet kit to adjust the fuelling.
The wheels were powder coated satin black with new Maxis white wall tyres fitted and really transform the look. New brakes all round sharpen up the stopping power.
1" black 'drag' bars with billet alloy risers went on and all new push button switches with internal wiring now mates up with the new Motogadget M-unit controller, Acewell speedo, LED headlamp and bar end LED indicators.
A new electrics box was fabricated and sits under the single seat with alloy side panels made to look like saddle bags and finished in the same leather with diamond stitching as the seat (great job Glenn Moger).
The paint job had to look the part too with Dan choosing the design and was beautifully applied by our paint partners Wicked Coatings.
The name "18 with a bullet" comes from the '70's song and 44 is Dan's favourite number for those who were wondering.
What a transformation!
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