This is a 1969 Honda CB350 that we have dubbed a "drag chopper" commissioned by a customer in Texas. This bike was built to combine some of the ideas from several styles of bikes in a cohesive and sleek way. We worked closely with our customer to design and build his dream bike after he saw our build, Honey Wagon.
We started by building the frame from scratch with a stock 38° rake and used the stock front end and shaved it and customized it to be as simple and showy as possible. We built wheels with a lightweight, high-shouldered 21” Borrani rim in front and an 18” Borrani in the rear with polished stock hubs and stainless Buchanan spokes.
The seat cowl is one piece and made to act as a fender as well. The brake stay, brake pedal, footpegs, handlebars, seat cowl, frame, electrical box are all hand-made and all fabrication were all performed in-house. We built the stainless exhaust using Cone Engineering mandrel bends to run high and snake very tightly along the engine and on the inside through the hardtail section.
We used two Prism Supply petcocks on the Lowbrow Wassel tank. We added molded taillights from Prism on both sides of the frame to use as signals, brakes lights and running lights. We built an electrical box that fits the shape of the frame perfectly to hide the 4 cell Antigravity battery, the Dynatek coils, the Charlie’s Place regulator/rectifier and headlight controls.
The motor was torn down all the way and we rebuilt the transmission, clutch and oil pump. The cylinders were bored out to 1.00 mm over pistons from WiseCo x Charlie’s Place. We replaced the cam chain, cam chain tensioner, guide and used a Vesrah gasket kit. The points and condensor were removed and we’re using a Charlie’s Place electronic ignition.
"Cream Dream" was completed in April, 2018 and shown at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, Texas.