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The motor uses a
stock CR125 lower end with a special sand-cast clutch cover for
the water pump. This bike has the optional 36mm bored to a 37mm
Mikuni. A 34mm Kehin was stock. The optional mikuni
really let the bike rev on top end. The aluminum case
screws are from a works OW25 motor that I had back then.
The hand made brake
pedal gave a very positive feel compared to anything else of the
day. Notice how the frame wraps around the motor so
tightly. Hiro Honda told me that this was designed this
way to reduce frame flex. It worked. All the misc.
drilling and titanium bolts were added by me in 1980. Did
it help?....Of course not! I still have all the original
steel bolts that came with it.
Front and rear hubs
are stock Honda items. The axles and spacers were special
machined items. The bikes did not come with white paint on the
forks. They came with a clear coated aluminum finish.
The one off
aluminum swing arm has got to be one of the nicest made on any
bike, it is simply a work of art. The welds are just
beautiful. The brake rod came pre-bent to create a
progressive feel. The aluminum torque arm on this bike was
made for me by a friend who owned a machine shop.
Rear tire is a
Dunlop K290. It worked real good on the Southern California
tracks. Stock was a Bridgestone M23. That is the
original stand that came with the bike.
Almost all of
the hardware on the rear was handmade (wheel spacers, axle
adjusters, misc. nuts & bolts etc.) The chain guide is a
very strong two piece aluminum unit.