AKA spawn of Outta Sight Racing. AKAKA, saving a bunch of old Honda parts from cafe racer purgatory. So after being part of some serious vintage bike idiocy for a couple of years, mostly involving two rounds of the Mexican 1000, it was time for me to build a bike. I wanted something a bit bigger then the SL. An old airhead was my first impulse, but I kept coming up with practical objections. Weight, balance, power, etc, etc. In truth, the problem was I used to own an oilhead GS and didn't really want another. That brought me to the old Honda CBs. Something like an old CB550 was still heavy, but would be easier to balance (shorter motor, chain drive) and have a bit more power. But that's just dressing up the fact that my first bike was a CB650 and I do kind of miss that one. So with about 8 months to go until the next MX1K I enlisted some accomplices and started ordering parts. Most notable among the accomplices is Rick "LC Garage" who is letting me build this thing in his garage. This bike is being built with a mind towards the race, but mostly as a Normally with a build, it makes sense to start with a complete bike and modify it. Unfortunately, the old SOHC 4s have such a following that complete bikes are quite expensive, so I'm starting from parts. The good news is that the cult has produced a lot of information on building and tuning these bikes, and has also kept the aftermarket alive. Ebay and Craigslist were scoured, parts trickled in, and building starts. I've only gotten as far as a test fit of the forks to the frame, but so far everything is progressing perfectly. :eek1 Rick has some posed pictures, but here is one I took while checking the wheel clearance. The forks and wheel are from a DRZ. So far, so good. But there is a bit more to do.