The Honda CB350 was a 325cc motorcycle produced between 1968 and 1973. Its reliable motor proved to be a popular design, making it at the time the highest selling motorcycle in American history with 300,000 units sold. It’s still a popular small bike for riding and a good canvas for some custom work. It’s what 20 years old Evan Favaro did on his 1972 model, working hard at giving it the Bobber flair, but for a modest total budget of $2300.
To achieve the look of “Crap Weezel”, Evan heavily modified the frame using 1.5″ chromoly steel tube, making it a hardtail with the original wheel base extended by a total of 6″. Engine is sporting custom headers and equipped with 32 mm Mikuni Carbs. Tank is from a Sportster and Frisco mounted (the Pepsi Cola bottle opener is a nice touch) Original front end was smoothed out and powdercaated with original drum brakes being kept but modified with extended linkage. Custom handlebars in size 7/8″ were fabricated with no switches on them anymore. Foot controls are also stock but required an extended brake and shifter placement to fit Evan’s size. Battery box is cut out of a Diamond plate and the one-off exhaust was heat wrapped.
Evan works as a mechanic at Tribal Iron Choppers in Fair Lawn, NJ and is very proud of his second place trophy in the Bobbers Class during a bike show during Laconia Bike Week. Beating big dollars custom bikes is always exciting. In addition he just got in my Blog the plug he deserves to help him jump start his young career.