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Kevin Stanley, who runs his own chop shop in L.A. sent us these before and after shots.
The Honda Brat:
What did he change? “Custom frame hoop, new dime city cycles brat style seat, clubman handlebars, new lighting, new lowered shocks, new tires.”
What did you enjoy most and what did you find most challenging? “Making this particular less desirable model and frame actually look good! Modifying the seat to flow with the hard to work with stock frame. And relocating all the wiring under the seat along with the lithium battery.”
How long did it take? “We worked on this bike for about a month.”
Stanley says when it comes to restoring bikes, he loves “seeing ideas become reality and the transformation of what the bike started out as and how it ends up. The real test is when you are out on the road with it and they turn heads!”
So, which bike does he enjoy riding the most?
The Honda Hawk: He says, “it was quick and nimble after tearing off all unnecessary parts and after the new exhaust was installed, airbox was removed and carb rejet mods we did, it was a blast to ride!”
Below is a shot of Kevin at a Progressive International Motorcycle show. He’s displaying, “our 2011 Harley Sportster Cafe Racer, 2014 Royal Enfield Continental Gt Cafe Racer and 2004 Triumph Thruxton Cafe Racer. “