My first post here, let me introduce myself a bit. My name is Dem and Iím from Belgium. Used to toy around with mopeds, still have a few btw. Later on I got my driver license and started to enjoy oldtimer cars. But since a few months I got the 2 wheeler bug back and I bought myself a CB350 K4, 1972. The bike was in complete running order when I bought it but it was a basket case when it came to looks.
The previous owner painted the whole thing black (very cheap finish), The last few weeks I took the bike apart and tomorrow Iím gonna go to a local powder coater shop to get my frame and other small bits sandblasted and powder coated in a nice glossy black finish.
I already started a build topic on another forum (dotheton.com) but when I was looking for answers on the www I found this forum and since itís old Honda twins only it would be stupid not to connect here.
Itís my first 4 stroke and motorcycle build so I already have some dumb questions and probably there are more to come.
The looks, Iím going for a 70ís tracker Ė scrambler - minimalistic look but Iím not going to cut up the frame in any sort of way. Itís not a rare bike but I want to preserve it a bit and show thatís not necessary to modify the frame to have a cool bike. I like custom but it will be a build that when Iím fed up with the look I can go back to stockÖ LOL, probably never gonna happen but I know more guys that have gone full circle. Iím gonna run CL exhausts, stock seat (modified), stock frame, stock engine, stock wheels, stock tank.
All the other parts will be some sort of ďcustomĒ without braking the bank.