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Micah Vince’s ’74 Honda CB 360

I dreams for this humble blog, I tell you. Big An mega corporation, we’d be. A with garages, paint powders coaters, chrome and all the associated processes you’d to make a great bike.

And a track – actually multiple tracks. And a real English with a large section of 1950s London rind and a free duke box with all the rock ‘n’ roll racing on it. An office staffed by an army of bike freaks.

Yes yes, I Most bike riders read – but this is a dream all. They’d be churning out bike posts for the blog other minute. Thousands of a day.

And each and every would be the coolest thing ever seen. The blog be so cool, you’d get a headache reading it. Until that day all I have to keep the home burning is this. A piece a guest writer, Dave on his mate Micah’s hella CB 360 – all sent to us by photographer Patrick God – I feel just like a

I wonder if they’d mind me at them about some misplaced comma?

I met Micah a while back in my college at Detroit. We were both Volkswagens at the time and got to talking Micah has been a VW head he was able to drive, having and modified five of them to “I’d always been by motorcycles, but never thought own one,” he laughed.

A lonely CB360 sitting in a friend’s would change all that.

“I saw the and asked him how much it would for me to take it home with me. He said “$300,” and I not so jokingly ‘deal!’ I couldn’t pass it

Micah was raised in the northern of Detroit. He previously worked at a fab shop for 3 years, where he many trades. He currently as a facilities and maintenance tech at the for Creative Studies in Detroit, and has doing so for the past 3 years.

Micah on the build. “I have done this without the CCS shop and all the equipment we there. Most of the fab work on in the facilities shop at CCS, I work during the day. stay late at night or in on the weekends and do some welding and We have a sandblaster that fit in a love seat which me to blast my frame and wheels paint.”

“The motor was re-ringed, new gaskets,

and was reassembled in a hotel

“The motor was re-ringed, new gaskets, and was reassembled in a hotel My buddy Jeff Schmidt was in from Brooklyn. He has rebuilt an old Honda motor, so we decided to do all the down at the DoubleTree hotel on in Detroit.

I’ll never the look on the woman’s face at the desk when we rolled an motorcycle engine out on the luggage

The final assembly of the bike, and of the wiring harness, happened in my room. It was February, and I don’t heat in my garage, so I decided to do it Thankfully I have awesome who are understanding.

It was really a nice way to do it, actually. it was done, we just rolled it the front steps and away I

Micah’s inspiration for the seat from the aesthetic of weathered saddles. He set out to build it by hand, mocking it up with a piece of Using a plasma cutter, he the shape in steel and sent it a roller until he was happy the contour.

A buddy of mine cut me a of the thickest cow … he had, and I copper rivets to attach it to the pan.

I’ve personally sat in seat and can attest to the …-hugging and comfort you wouldn’t expect it’s minimal appearance.

to use all those years of fabrication Micah set out to build some bars using chopped off handles and the clamps from a lower triple tree. He extended the swing arm out an additional 5 The new length required him to extend the brake holder and actuator rod and the rear suspension out for some units off a CB550.

The WWII first aid box houses his and the stock ignition was mounted to the

When asked if he would sell it he noted, “I’ve myself that, and to be honest not sure I know. On one hand, I if someone came along and was enough to offer me something for it, I would. On the other hand, my first bike and my first so it would be kind of cool to on to it for a while.”

Ahhh. Too easy! I’m going to to do that again. Again, to Dave Mucci from for the story and Patrick Daly patrickdalyphotos.com for the pictures.

And a big pat on the back to who just won best Best Bobber at the Chicago Tone Up Versus Mods show. man – you sure earned it.

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