I saw the pics of the finished bike over on ADV Rider and knew there had to be a good story behind such a cool build. So I pm’d the owner to see if he’s be interested in sharing a few details and I was not disappointed!. Thank You John! There’s a lot of personal touches and one-off parts in this one. It’s obvious that you’ve put some time into it. Thanks Again!
John Writes in:
I would be happy to share some info on the bobber I posted on advrider. It started out as a 1974 CB750 which was hardtailed and tranformed into the bike you saw. I have been working on it for 2 years it is almost done. I just need to finish dialing in the carbs. It has been a pain since I use straight pipes and a open air intake. Everything on the bike that is custom I built. I do my own powder coating, except for frames since my oven is not that big. I tryed to go with a minimalistic, clean, old school approach. I am happy you like it. If you have any other questions or want to see any other pics (I have a ton) let me know.
Here’s the Before and Build pics. That’s quite a save!
Okay….the bike is awesome. Clean. Tasteful. Functional.
But I need to know where he got that truing stand. I need one!
That appears to be a motorcycle wheel balancing stand from Harbor Freight(around $60) with the feeler rods adapted on. I know this because I was looking at doing this exact same setup myself last week. Not sure if this is “exactly” what he used but it looks like it.
I think you might be right. Even has the tray. The simple addition of the feelers is what does it. Yup. I’m gonna have to build one.