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Jonnycakes' "Juan
Juan is my first build. It started as a Craig's List 1976 CB750A Hondamatic I bought in Tampa for $1000.00. I got the carburetors and speedo from Cycle X, while waiting for a Boxer frame to be shipped. I bought some four dollar glitter grips from an online bicycle store. 

Still waiting for the frame, I bought some  Excels rims off of ebay, 5.5x16 rear, 2.5x19 front and laced up with some Buchanan's spokes to the original hubs that I buffed up on a Harbor Freight $39 buffer. Those guys at Buchannan know spokes.  The rims went together easier than I thought they would (BEER and TV helped). After the frame showed up, in went the motor.

The I shaved the front forks and rims. I started out with a Metzler 180/60 in back, but found the bike was too low so switched to a Metzler 180/70x16 out back for ride height.  Running a Bridgestone 90/90x19 up front I got from Dennis Kirk cheap.

The seat is an Anvil Customs that I found on ebay, fit the bike perfect. Pipes are Vance and Hines pro-pipes from Dennis Kirk again CHEAP. The rear fender is from Twisted Chopper. D & G made a 1/4 offset front sprocket for me and had just enough room to run an X-ring chain with a Monster craftsman chain tensioner. The tank is a Custom Chrome Cole Foster again from Dennis Kirk.  I've got a No-School Choppers tail light out back and some 7" generic front headlight. I tacked all the parts on with a borrowed stick welder and D & G finished burning it all in. I rode it as a rat bike a week or so before blowing it apart for powder and paint.

Attitude Painting in Pinellas Park did the tank and fender while Bothers Powder Coating of New Port Richey did the frame and trees. Motor is still stock with just a spray can overhaul, spin on oil filter from Nater and the ignition switch stuck through the side cover and some more buffing. 

Hell, the thing started on the first crank after sitting for a year.  It took a year to put together in my garage. Making all the parts play nice together meant a lot of assembling, disassembly and grinding, oh and a lot of cussing and sweating. 
The hardest part was lining up the motor and rear tire then squeezing in the chain  between the frame and back tire. The two speed automatic is great fun to ride and the un-baffled pipes are crazy loud. I think the bike turned out great. 
Always a crowd around it at bike night.

Jonathan hughes

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