Sunday, 13 July 2014

For Sale: Sideburn FT500

We've run out of room at Sideburn's HQ, so we're doing what we never thought we would, and putting up one of our crown jewels for sale.

This 1983 Honda FT500 was our first project bike and was on the cover of Sideburn 6 (and also on Bike Exif). The only fly in the ointment when we built it was a worn out top-end, but that has now been totally replaced and is as good as new (thanks to Gavin B for the parts).

Our Death Spray Custom-painted FT500 has been ridden in France and England, but its never been our daily rider. It's also competed in Dirt Quake and has a slight chip, that's been repaired, on the tank as a reminder.

The Honda is a great city bike and would easily cope with longer journeys if you're with a group of bikes with similar power. Cheap insurance too.


ENGINE: Full top-end rebuild by CFM; NOS Honda starter motor; Supertrapp end can; K&N Filter; Renthal sprockets

CHASSIS: Modified FT500 frame with raised seat rails; Gilera Sport 50 fuel tank; Norton Commando racer style seat unit; Yamaha TDR250 forks; one-off EBC Pro-Lite discs; Yamaha R6 four-piston front brake caliper; EBC pads; Honda CRF450 front brake master cylinder; Hagon Nitro rear shocks; fat bars with Renthal bar clamps;  Goodridge brake hose; seat cover by Steve at Lucky7; standard wheels with Dunlop K180 tyres; bear trap-style foot pegs

PAINT: Death Spray Custom

PRICE: £4300

The bike will be sold with tax and 12 months MoT.
We can arrange delivery to some areas of Europe.

Photos: Paul Bryant


Marcus @ MarcusMotoDesign said...

That paint job. That paint job. Wow.

Cool bike! Some one in Stockholm, please buy it! (my garage is also too full) :-)

Kirk said...

Could you mail it to me?