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Vince’s Honda CB350

“This Honda is 100-percent shed built … not a English wheel in sight!” says Vince Green of 71 Custom Motorcycles. Four years ago when Green first started building motorcycles, he went out searching for a ’71CB350 and came home with a ’72 CL360. He thought it would be wiser to learn from mistakes and hone his skills on the CL before starting on the über-clean CB you see here. Green says, “All my custom parts are hand fabricated using a variety of techniques,” like 3D printing, which he used to make carbon-fiber mudguards and black sleeves for the fork tubes. With a gasless MIG welder Green modified a Triumph Thruxton headlight bucket to fit, and he fabricated a simple side-mount license plate bracket that doubles as a support for the louvered taillight. “My goal is to create a bike that looks factory custom but within the confines of my small shed,” Green says, “and I guess it’s up to others to decide if I got anywhere near to achieving that.

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