Thursday, June 26, 2014

1965 HONDA CB160- Baby Hawk

1965 HONDA CB160- Baby Hawk

SOLD- California

This dirty little chicken came to us by way of a moving sale of sorts. Originally from New Jersey, it somehow made its way out to our neck of the woods and was saved from a salvage yard before finding a space in our shop. It was a non runner and in pretty rough shape when we got her but she was just so damn cute we just couldn't pass her up.

As always, we took as much weight as possible off the bike before building it back up to what you see now. Rebuilt engine, fresh paint, one of a kind custom fiberglass seat, and the custom exhaust are the high points on this baby.

She kicks right up, has a beautiful exhaust note, and loves to rev high. So jump on, grab a fist full of throttle, and put some of those bigger bikes to shame.

For a look at the process click here

Technical Specs:

Make Model
Honda CB160
Air cooled, parallel twin cylinder, four stroke, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
161 cc 
Bore x Stroke
50mm x 41mm
Compression Ratio
9.0 :1
Ignition  /  Starting
12v, Points,  Kick
Max Power
16.5 hp @ 10000 rpm
Max Torque
no data
Transmission  /  Drive
4 Speed  /  428 Chain
Front Suspension
31mm Telescopic Fork
Front Brakes
Dual Leading Drum
Rear Brakes
Single Leading Drum
Front Tyre
100/90 18
Rear Tyre
100/90 18
no data (294 lbs stock)
Fuel Capacity
2.3 Gal
Top Speed
85 mph

Build Specs

Frame and Seat- De-tabbed and Lightened. New electronics tray and rear seat hoop. The seat pan was built in house out of sheet steel and fiberglass using the rear section of the fuel tank as a mold for the hump with built in LED lighting.  The seat is mounted using one hinge and two M6 Allen head bolts for easy opening.

Controls, Gauges, and Levers- New levers and cables up front. Rebuilt stock speedometer. New custom rearsets and linkage. Replaced rear brake cable with linkage for better stopping power and feel. The handlebar is a 7/8 inch adjustable clip-on style with fresh grips and throttle assembly.

Electronics and Lighting- New point and condenser, new mechanical advancer unit. New NGK spark plugs, and boots. New flush mount LED rear running light and brake light, added amber running lights to rear for greater visibility while you're cruisin' down the street . Added brake light switch for the front brake lever. Starter motor has been removed to save weight, and new super light Shorai lithium battery.

Wheels, Tires, Suspension, and Final Drive- Trued and balanced wheels with new hoops, spokes and nipples, fresh Vesrah brake shoes, Shinko SR 712R rubber. Rebuilt front forks with new seals and fresh oil. New tapered steering head bearings. New 35T rear sprocket, new 16T front sprocket, and new 428 RK heavy duty racing chain.

Engine- Completely rebuilt motor with new gaskets, seals, o-rings. New Stainless allen head bolts all around. Fresh hone on the cylinders with new rings, clips, and pins on the pistons. Valves cleaned and lapped. Cappelinni Moto cap to plug the case where the starter motor was housed.

Fuel, Intake, and Exhaust- Cleaned, sealed, and painted fuel tank. New tank badges. Rebuilt original petcock. New fuel lines with inline fuel filters. Vapor blasted and rebuilt carbs with fresh brass and seals, and adjusted to accomodate the custom 1.5" 2 into 1 exhaust system terminated by a chrome shorty reverse cone megaphone muffler with removable baffle.

Notes- The bike also comes with original starter solenoid in case you want to put the starter motor back in, an extra set of fork seals since they are becoming hard to source, an extra set of exhaust gaskets, Shorai battery box and decals, and the original New Jersey license plate . 

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