New Vintage Honda CB350 Speedster. Brat Style.

Don’t let bad economic news freeze your creative juices. You can build something very cool within a tight budget. As Jason Lajkov did from a basket case of rusty parts coming from a 1969 Honda CB 350. What you need is just some patience and a good eye for design. Evidently, former graphic designer Jason has one and demonstrates that you can go easily from ugly parts to a beautiful Brat Style Cafe Racer that will be the envy of most your friends. You could even decide to build a few of this type, resell them and make some good money letting you finance more ambitious projects. By the way, this one is for sale…     

Found in pieces in a salvage yard with a seized motor, cylinders, heads and pistons were replaced. Tranny was also rebuilt. The rest, not so difficult. Just a lot of sand blasting and cleaning. Original factory tank was replaced by an aluminum Yamaha TT500 model. Factory controls were kept, but are now installed on custom fabricated bars. Firestone replica tires and a shot of classic red/black paint with gold pinstriping and lettering are enough to preserve the vintage look of this reborn Honda 350. Do it. See more interesting rebirths of this type by jumping to Vintage Customs.

14 Responses to “New Vintage Honda CB350 Speedster. Brat Style.”

  1. 1 Matt Aug 25th, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Beautiful machine!

  2. 2 Jeffrey Aug 25th, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Like it.

  3. 3 gustian Aug 25th, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Nice bike indeed ! !

    Gives you the idea how you can do more with less……


  4. 4 Steve Carr Aug 25th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I like it!

    Its a great example of a very inexpensive way to have a really cool ride.

    I say ” dig em’ out, strip em’ down, get em’ runnin’, and ride the hell out of em’!”

    Steve Carr

  5. 5 nicker Aug 25th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    What every kid should be doing in the garage.
    Having fun with scooters…… just add imagination…. no real money needed…… 🙂

    Hay Gustian!
    RE: “more with less”…… absolutely!
    Good to hear from ya.


  6. 6 Lucky Aug 25th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    That’s a sweet bike! I sense a growing trend in smaller, lighter, alternative brand bikes and I like it. The original Brat xs650 is a benchmark for sure.

  7. 7 Kustoms and Choppers Aug 25th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    I wonder what Denver Mullins would of done to that?

  8. 8 luSca custom design Aug 26th, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Very cool!

  9. 9 baddad Aug 26th, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Very nice. Just this brass kickstarter is out. Check wrenchmonkees from Copenhagen.

  10. 10 Wiz Aug 26th, 2011 at 6:26 am

    I’m currently building a Hondasaki CB550/4 bobber with a low rigid frame ‘an a springer front end, black w/ green flames. SWEET!! Nice job on the 350. Wiz

  11. 11 Larry R Aug 26th, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Kudos, Jason!

  12. 12 Harry from OK Aug 27th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    That’s a cool bike, don’t care what anyone says…

  13. 13 burnout Aug 27th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I am squeezing a dual cam CB750 engine into a single cam rigid frame. springer front and most likely no paint! This speedster is SUPER sweet! peace

  14. 14 Kirk Perry Sep 1st, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    These are the motorcycles starting to show up even in our little hick-town. Makes sense. I imagine all the 350 Honda’s are being scarfed-up. They have plenty of punch to get you out of traffic trouble. Original titles are available. M/C salvage yards must be a happening place. People can dream and get parts, stay in touch with the flow.
    They’re affordable, they’re the basis for endless customs and custom parts. This is what will keep the garage builder society alive and passed on to future generations. People working on the asses that bear them. There’s a valuable therapeutic in all of that. Don’t let “them” take it away from us.”Them” are a group of dumb shits that will cower and change if you yell loud and long enough. “Them” is merely an overgrown homeowners association, that with enough raps in the chops will conform to popular thinking. The daily crank gets it done. 🙂

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