CLUBMAN
CAFE




Omar's started this project in June of 2003. Because we were so busy getting orders out, progress has been slow. Our hope is to finish all the parts this year.

The design of our clubman is based on CR Honda road race bikes but we're doing some untraditional sculpting so be prepared for some slightly unusual vintage glass. You'll notice the sculpted knee pockets in the tank - that's normal. What is not normal is a tail piece/fender, it has sculpted lines which answer the tank knee pocket. This was done so creative painters could make tank and tail flow into one another.

Omar's deliberately designed this kit for a bone stock CB450 frame. We happened to pick the 450 because scads of them litter junk yards, (read, cheap) and they have decent power. This kit will fit other bikes with single back bones but may not fit bikes with three back bones like H2/H3, RDs and T500s. It will fit CB350/360 but you'll have to flatten the flange on the back bone and pad it with foam. Should fit CB400/500/550s and other mid sized Japanese and European bikes with a back bone diameter of 3" or less.

Don't forget the engine as an important element in the overall design of your bike. This engine is basically stock with the exception of a CB500T 500 cc piston kit. The cast parts were painted with three coats of aerosol engine paint and cooked in the wife's oven while she was gone, (175° for 2 hours). Heating cures and hardens paint and gives it more gloss. Aluminum covers-just polish the poop out of them.

Notes
  1. For total projects, trash your chrome rims and get some vintage style aluminum rims with shoulders. These are Italian 40 hole x 18". We had them anodized gold. Don't forget to polish your hubs.
  2. Polish your upper tree. The upper tree on CBs is aluminum and it looks like a jewel when polished!
  3. Stock side covers. Use your stock side covers but fill the flanged edge so they no longer looks like a stamped part.
  4. I may at times refer to these parts as a kit but it's really a bunch of parts from which you chose to craft your project
  5. We will be writing an instruction manual for this 'kit', by and by
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