PunkD Honda CB750 custom
In the custom motorcycle scene it’s not uncommon to see crossovers from skaters to bike builders but how about from Punk rocker? Through his teenage years Marco Luk enjoyed skating and rocking out to his favorite punk groups. Bands like the Clash, The Exploding Hearts and Minor Threat were all favorites of the Canadian born fabricator who at 22yrs of age decided it was time to upgrade from his skateboard to a motorcycle.
With no prior knowledge of custom motorcycle building or even motorcycle riding Marco turned to a cousin for advice who sent him out in search of a Honda CB or CX to use as a base. With his heart set on a 1977 production model which to him represented the year that punk movie reached its peak. After losing out on a deal to buy a CB550 Marc found a 1977 Honda CB750F2…a mere 5 hours away.
After all of the technical mods were done all that was left was getting the bike looking right (punk). Hockey tape was wrapped around the grips and around the top of the forks to match the graphite exhaust wrap encasing each of the four header pipes. A 60s Honda Superhawk tank with a widened tunnel replaced the original CB750 unit and a new seat pan cut from 18 gauge steel, was covered in foam and upholstered using an old pair of black Levis by his Mum.
Finally came the wheels. Marco had to find a way to cover up the ugly rims with bent spokes. Funds weren’t available to replace them and they already had the Firestones fitted so he came up with a solution that had his friends saying he was crazy, Pizza pans. That’s a first for us, kudos to you Marco, we’re impressed.
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