Return of the Cafe Racers - Green with Envy part 2

Green with Envy part 2

  A while ago I posted this photo and a few people requested more so here's what I found.  This Honda Cafe Racer was built by a guy in Australia who goes by the name of  Honfunk67 (I'm guessing this isn't his real name) and I'm sure you'll agree it's a great looking…




A while ago I posted this photo and a few people requested more so here’s what I found.
  
This Honda Cafe Racer was built by a guy in Australia who goes by the name of  Honfunk67 (I’m guessing this isn’t his real name) and I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a great looking bike. 

“I have owned this bike for about 6 years. It is the first and only bike that I have owned. I was inspired to build a cafe from an english motorcycle magazine that had a honda 500 twin with a black bomber tank on it about 5 years ago. The project was started and then left in bits while life went on around it. The inspiration finally came back about 2 years ago and the original plan was to modify the original bits and add some homemade custom bits along the way. After spending countless hours moulding a seat adding knee dents to the tank, stripping and modifying the frame, polishing bits…I finally layed some paint on the frame, tank and seat added some decals and then managed to knock the f_____g thing over and dinged the tank and seat. I was gutted all that work wasted. I left it in a corner and closed the door. 6 months past when one night I was on the dreaded ebay and came across a 68 cb175 tank with the chrome side covers and rubbers ( rear as over here let me tell you). I won it and the inspiration was back. I prepped the tank and then headed for the auto store to find a colour. “green is nice” (classic line from an aussie movie, running on empty) so green it was. I couldn’t bring myself to spend the hours to remake the seat so a nitro heads one was purchased from Dues along with the indicators and taillight. Some motobits rearsets were ordered and fitted. A set of cbx250 clipons were drilled out to 31mm and flipped upside down for the bars, front hub was drilled, battery and wiring was hidden in the frame, front fender bobbed, rear fender made from part of the cutoff front fender, fork seals replaced, gaskets replaced, air filters, exhaust modified etc etc.”

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