This is pretty much what started it for me with modifying old bikes. The 1974 CB450 that I turned into my first attempt at a “café racer”. I had so much to learn…I don’t think I could even fix the charging system…This would have been around 2008 or maybe ’09.
Day I got it: (CLICK ON ANY PICTURES TO SEE THE FULL SIZE BEAUTIFULNESS)
Later that Day:
A few weeks later:
My girlfriend-at-the-time and I did the “sharpie art” to it. This was the first, but far from last sharpie endeavor. Rode the bike for a month or so and then sold it and moved on…I still miss it sometimes…