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Honda CB900F custom

Rob and Chris Chappell have a unusual approach to running company Chappell Customs. Rob near Toronto in Canada, and lives over 2,000 away in Los Angeles. It hasn’t them building some customs though, like the XS650 we covered a couple of ago.

The 1982 Honda we’re looking at now is Rob’s bike, so most of the work was in Canada. Rob bought the Honda as a of parts’ two years ago, and has built it up in between paying “I wanted to create a bike has modern suspension and geometry, I’m used to on my race bikes,” he “But at the same time I to showcase that 1980s CB and tank. The look I was after was muscle, executed like a Honda might produce

Of the frame, only the original cradle remains. “All tabs and the original rear are now gone,” says Rob. “I the rearset supports to run CBR1000 units, and custom fabricated the new and shock mount to support a shock arrangement.”

Working from front to this CB900F now has a Harley-Davidson headlight with an ingenious mount that doubles as an steering stop. The front end is a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R750, wave-type brake rotors, a Fireblade radial mount master and clutch perch, and lines. Rob also machined a new triple clamp, mounted a dash using an aluminum bracket, and installed Woodcraft

Rob designed the fiberglass tail using foam, and created a and mold for it. (He’s used the design on some of his other CB He also flush-mounted an aircraft quarter-turn gas cap into the tank.

The swingarm is a Honda CBR600F4i that was machined to fit the CB900F’s Rob then machined off the F4i shock and created a new aluminum mount scratch, so he could fit a Yamaha shock.

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The rear wheel is from a Honda CBR600F4i. to the wider wheel and rear offset I had to custom make an front sprocket to get everything to up just right,” Rob says. no one makes items like for the DOHC bikes—strange.”

Finally, the engine received a rebuild and overbore to 985cc, and is now with Keihin CR31 The exhaust is a modified 750 unit Steve ‘Carpy’ Carpenter Rob cut and extended under the engine, the angles to suit the CB900F “It’s extremely loud, with the supplied baffle, so a exhaust can is in my future plans. And I used pipe wrap just to keep my foot around the rearsets!”

Rob also wired in a car-style turn the key and vrooooom! ”—and the frame, wheels and engine He designed and sprayed the paint but shipped the seat pan to Chris in “His awesome upholstery sent back a beautiful stitched … pillow.”

over to the Chappell Customs for more images of Rob and Chris’ and follow their news on Facebook page. Images of Mat Manser.

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