You can either go with replacement bodywork, or our exclusive japanese 'Kit' bodywork. The street version was also equipped with a headlight, taillight, license plate holder, battery and side covers. . The front and rear wheels used single-disc brakes, and the front brake had twin-piston calipers. Yet thanks to the perseverance and determination of Soichiro Honda, by the early 1960s the company he started on little more than the proverbial wing and a prayer was the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world. Topping off the frame is a sleek, low and long aluminum gas tank punctuated by a solo seat and rear seat hump.
The front fender is also crafted of aluminum. The headlight shell and side covers were Matte Black. If you need assistance mounting these products call our sales reps for advise. The steel fenders are painted. It was brought back to factory condition during restoration.
The steel fenders are painted. The back suspension was a Pro-Link suspension with a single shock and included a spring preload. It will fit right onto your machine without hassle or necessary fabrication. The gas tank stripe was red. A wet clutch is a type of clutch that allows oil from the transmission to get between the plates and causes them to get sticky and moist. It came in three available colors: Candy Emerald Green, Strato Blue Metallic, or Poppy Yellow Metallic.
According to the Honda factory service manual, this little mill could rev out to 12,500rpm and made 18. The gas tank, headlight shell, and side covers were silver. The fairing has a rounded leading edge that seals off the radiator and helps avoid high pressure bleed off of air, which can compromise cooling. The bore and stroke was 2. It had been extensively modified, including drilling vent holes in the rear hub and drilling various parts such as the rear sprocket and even the rear brake pedal to save weight. If you need assistance mounting these products call our sales reps for advise.
Only a handful of these rare machines exist today to remind us of the brilliance and relentless efforts of Mr. This kit bodywork will help you increase your top speed while looking stunning. The gas tank stripe was red. We make the upper and lower fairing, the seat, the front fender, swing arm fender, and cool air intake system that brings air from the front of the fairing down the frame and into the air box. The reed valve controlled the release of a pressurized fuel and air mixture into the crankcase and eventually to the combustion chamber. Please consult with our sales representative if you have any questions about mounting things like headlights and dashes.
Please consult with our sales representative if you have any questions about mounting things like headlights and dashes. Replacement bodywork This is direct replacement stuff. If it isn't perfect now, call us and we'll help you make it so. The bike hit race tracks mainly in Europe and Japan, and any that did make it here to the U. We have even helped Tim Mings, he put one of these on his Yetman Honda 305. You would have had to be serious about racing. You could start the motorcycle with a kickstarter.
The seat section is also stretched forward at the knees to enclose the area around the carburetor. The steel fenders are painted. Honda also had an equally dramatic impact on the world of racing. In order to control aerodynamics more efficiently, the fairing also seals against the frame. The style is completely different form the stock bodywork shown on the left.
There is some drastic sculpting on the sides of the front fairing bodywork to increase the low pressure area behind it and draw more air through the radiator. The total wheelbase measured 56. He maintains an extensive list of contacts and routinely travels to Japan searching for rare Honda models such as the 1954 Benly J, a humble commuter bike that was never sold outside of Japan. This is also a cool narrow fairing for a lot of other motorcycles. Riders had to hold down the clutch to let the oil run off the plates before using the bike to keep the transmission from clunking.
The most frequently quoted output is 18 horsepower in full race trim , but there are sources that quote output as high as 21 horsepower at a much higher 14,000rpm. It was a no-compromises race bike; you could get on it and win. The front suspension used a 1. A beautiful seat assembly is sculpted and rounded on the back to close the envelope behind it at speed. This stylish and sexy bodywork has been used by Formula Two champions Tommy and Niki Hayden, Lee Sheirts, Nancy Delgado, and Rodney Fee. On each color is a black stripe. Those built from 1949 to 1957 are my main interest, the Hondas that Soichiro Honda took a big gamble in making.