Engine. The 750 has been given the old Steel
Bent Customs treatment, Air pods have been fitted to the Keihn CV carburetors,
along with a stage 1 re-jet with tuning. Also 15mm mini Air pods have been fitted
to the engine breather air channels.
The engine Rocker cover, and side casings have been slightly roughed up
giving a lived in metal brushed effect, which looks totally sweet.
The cylinders are sparking on a new set
of NGK iridium’s, fed by Yellow performance Hot wire’s (HT Leads). Meanwhile at
the top end the engine, the cylinder head is wearing a cracking set of custom
made 4 into 1 pipes with a 17” Dunstall megaphone style silencer, which I bet
sounds totally awesome.One
of the things I do like about this cycle is the custom-made brat seat by
‘Lance’s’, which fits the frame just like a glove, although the seat is only
around 2” thick this ride should be pretty comfy due to the later Showa CB750
F2n rear shocks which guarantee a pretty smooth ride.
When it came down to sourcing a fuel tank, Micheal
decided that a tank from the CB750f/900f would do the trick. The paintwork was Michael’s own creation, a
vibrant rusty shade of red split into black with a silver pin stripe to finish.
The original wheel
rims been finished in low-gloss black paint, with a clear matte lacquer coat,
they certainly look the business. Which has surprised me, as I have never been
a fan of the old Comstar wheels, they seem to have that stigma of a split rim
wanabe to me, that’s just only my opinion.
Bent Steel Motorcycles has impressed
us yet again, with this radical minimalist build that has the flare of old
school, yet is desirably different.
Article: Si Mason SYB Magazine - Photography: Erick Runyon, Choppershotz, Florida, USA