As seen on Bike EXIF.
Sweet Jane was a commissioned bike for our customer, Tom Grant in California. He came across the Golden Goose when we had it listed for sale. He called right after we sold it, so we discussed the possibility of building something similar but taking it further and 6 months later, Sweet Jane was born. Tom was amazing to work with. He gave us a lot of freedom but also had a lot of input and ideas. The smaller tank and lots of other important details were Tom's contribution. Everything on the bike was intended to be period correct in appearance. We wanted to build a resto-mod that could potentially have existed in 1975.
The body work features a customized 1975 CB200 tank with scallops to clearance the carb linkage and a new tunnel to fit the frame. The tank was sealed with an epoxy lining by Tony Markus at gastanklining.com in North Hollywood. We used a 1967 CL77 headlight bucket and fork ears modified to fit the lowered CB750 front end and shaved the stock CB750 side covers. We used that early headlight bucket to convert the bike over to a dropped in speedometer so it still has the feature but the height of the bike is trimmed as much as possible. Paint is House of Kolor candy oriental blue with a green micro flake.
We fabbed the seat pan and the upholstery is by Interior Revolution. Shaved and smoothed the frame, triple clamps, customized the rear fender and shortened, narrowed and lowered the front fender. The 4 into 4 stainless exhaust were customized and we added slip in exhaust tips with a baffle that we designed and had machined. These are powder coated with a high-temp black semi-gloss.The frame is powder coated gloss black and every nut, bolt, washer, spring and fitting was zinc-plated, chromed or replaced with new hardware.
We used high-shoulder Borrani aluminum rims to lighten the bike further. The front rim is a narrow 1.60" x 19". We used Buchanan stainless spokes, the stock hubs were powder coated black and the brake plates and sprocket carrier were polished. 1.5" lower Hagon shocks with stainless shroud and chrome springs and polished lowers with new 1.5" shorter stainless fork tubes.
For the handlebar controls and lighting you see Halcyon 835 mirrors, low-rise CB400f bars, 1965 Honda Superhawk controls, a Kustomtech master cylinder, scalloped clutch and brake levers, Posh taillight and signals. The electronics on the bike are a Charlie's Place electronic ignition, Dynatek coils, Rick's regulator / rectifier and an 8-cell Antigravity battery. Re-wired by Rawhide with stock Honda colors and custom power and ground cables.
Sweet Jane has a hot rodded power plant built by Rawhide. We used a WiseCo 836cc kit with the most aggressive street profile WebCam Racing recommends with their billet camshafts. She has new valves, seats and valve guides and we cleaned and inspected every part in the motor and replaced the primary chains, primary tensioner, cam chain, cam chain tensioner and guide and rebuilt the transmission as well. This aggressive motor breaks the tire loose easily and Sweet Jane runs through the curves like she was born to do it.