UPDATE: I love the title of the e-mail I got on this one.. “1967 Cl160, with new happy and special parts installed… to create… happiness.”

UPDATE: Jeremy sent a link to some good pics of the bike through various stages of the build. Good Stuff! Thanks Jeremy

Excellent! Jeremy Jackson sent in the progress pics of this cool scoot and it reminds me that I haven’t done enough good posts on “budget build” bikes lately.

Jeremy write in:
Hi, I read your blog all the time and I have sent a few progress reports on my bike. Well, I just keep trying….. Anyways, here is my bike with a new seat and some gaiters on it. It’s a 67 CL160, made from junk, and everything including the seat, header and rearsets is scratch built – mostly in my gravel driveway. Just need some barends so I can get rid of the ugly mirrors I tossed on to ride it. I still have an online album starting with a pic of the 50.00 basket case I started with. Thanks for looking, keep up the good work.

Looking good Jeremy! And send me the link to your build album so I can ad it to the post!


  1. Wow!! I am so amazed at seeing my bike on here… what a shock!! Thought I would add that the rear shocks and fender are from a CB350 ( raised the rear about 2″, better handling), the header is made from a cut up RF700 header and a Magna V45 muffler, the seat cap from the RF700 front fender, the rear rim is off a CL175 (wider rim, lighter brake), throttle is an RM80 quick turn, and the velocity stacks are made from butter cups and fuel can strainers…. hey, whatever works right? I could not have done this without the help of my friends Herb, Jay, and Al. And thanks for posting the bike Steve!!!


  2. Jeremy that’s an excellent bike! Happy to post it. I have to remind myself on occasion that this blog is about what I like and cool budget builds with good imagination is a big hit with me. Keep em coming.

  3. Thanks for the appreciation Steve.. I have a 350 in the works, should be a little more polished than this one when it is finished. We’ll see what I have for you in a few months…. And it will be a budget mongrel much like the 160! Loving the blog, it’s the best out there!

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