Mabel started out as a rusty old '78 Honda CB750 K that Herm picked up for a bargain. Before anyone could even think about raising an argument for restoration the CB was stripped down to a few buckets of parts and a sorry looking frame. The rear end of the frame was sliced off and replaced with a DCC weld on rear loop to allow for the fitment of a Legendary Motorcycle Thruxton Seat w/ DCC Originals Cushion . The Honda fuel tank was replaced by a Legendary Motorcycles Manx Tank with Monza Cap and was painted along with the seat in a Dime City Cycles red and black paint scheme by Moe Colors. Mabels rims are stock CB units wrapped in fresh Avon rubber but DCC re-laced them with fresh stainless steel spokes before powder coating them gloss black along with the detagged and cleaned frame.
"The aim of the Mabel build was to create a bike that had the had the fit and finish of all our high end custom builds using as many off the DCC shelf parts as possible vs. making custom ones. This way we could show our customers what they could build in there own garage. There's nothing majorly complex or difficult on Mabel, the most difficult thing was the rear brake (it's cable drive, not linkage) in the end, we wanted to convey that gorgeous custom builds can be done with off the shelf parts too for those who might not have all the high end fab skills."
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