Honda CB400

One of the ways that I seek inspiration is by examining the work of people who are much more talented than myself.

While waiting for the snow and ice to melt, I was browsing motorcycle sites to see what the possibilities are for my little ’78 Honda CB400 Hawk II.

Screen shot 2014-03-19 at 11.01.54 PMI found it over at Bike Exif with this bike.

I’m definitely going with the knobby tires. Where I live there are lots of dirt roads.

I’m thinking the Shinkos might be a good choice. Or Kenda Big Block’s like the Classified Moto has on it.

I am having a hard time finding Shinkos that work on my CB400. The tires need to be tubeless, and most of the Shinkos I’m seeing are tube-type.

I actually like the way the tires look on that Classified Moto bike, but I don’t know what they are.

Rather than dirtbike handlebars, I’m going with euro bars. I like the tank from 1976 Honda CB360T. I’ll be on the hunt for one of them this summer at swap meets.

I was already planning on powder coating the Comstar rims a satin black. Ideally, I want the entire bike to be all black. I’m going for a less of a clean look than this bike and more of a Mad Max sort of thing.

I’d like louder exhaust and less shine on my bike.

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