I was remiss in that I failed to get any pictures of this bike before I began stripping it. I completely pulled the bike apart, frame and tins were painted, top end of engine rebuilt and everything on the bike was cleaned, repaired, chromed, and/or customized. Chopped fenders, custom seat, shocks, bars, license plate mount and taillight, mirrors and headlight. New tires, chain and sprockets, and every gasket and seal that I could reach. Modified handlebar switches and a minimalist wiring harness so that it’s totally street legal and ridable, even the electric start works!! It was a seriously fun and taxing project that turned out just like I hoped and the owner was ecstatic, which is the best part!!
I revived this old Honda just for fun, sort of. Cleaned it up and even tried my hand at the paint work, which came out pretty well, I thought! A fun bike to ride, it just needs a little more TLC before I post it for sale….
This is the first electric start Commando I have had in the shop. Upgraded 3 phase charging system, carb clean and adjust along with some service work and the obligatory wiring issues that seem to pop up out of thin air on old British steeds. I “had” to ride it for more than twenty minutes to verify the repair, twenty eight miles later she still purred at idle and would set me back in the seat when I poured the coals on!!! Delightful, to say the least!!