Sunday, 13 July 2014
For Sale: Sideburn FT500
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
The bike will be sold with tax and 12 months MoT.
We can arrange delivery to some areas of Europe.
Photos: Paul Bryant