Ramon Ramirez’s work in progress

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Ramon- Ok, for the story, it started out with a motor that my friend hector had purchased, a brand new pumped up, big bore 750, electronic ignition,  head work, valves, cam, polished this and polished that, inside and out, mikuni carbs and a bunch of other stuff.

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The motor was built by Thomasracing. I traded a chopped cb750 hondamatic for it. So now i got a motor and i got to build a bike around it, i have a frame made from dave huntress-tigmanwelding- its a single loop downtube with a 6″ stretch, 1 1/8 tubing, 38 rake, he has built a few frames for me, i like his work and his price. I wanted to keep the price down on this build, so i used some stock xs parts, forst the front end was tackled, so my fab guy, carl bozsik at [email protected] does all my fab work he has fabbed up about 9 bikes for me, he has all the skills, tools and knowhow to do whatever we need, anyway we cleaned the trees of any unneeded tabs, shaved the legs of fender mounts, and then powdercoated. I wanted to use the stock hubs but change the wheels, its got a 18 on rear and  23 up front, powdercoated hubs and rims with stainless spokes done at TCR wheels in lodi, ca. chengshi 23 up front and 4.00 firestone in rear.

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This way we were able to use stock brakes, axels, spacers and have less headache and less work. The rear fender is a front fender of the hondamatic that i traded the motor for, flipped backwards and flattened out the small rib in center. There was a big gap in the mock up from the centerpost to the rear wheel, i thought it was ugly and just to much space, i didnt want to got with a traditional round fake oil bag for electrics so we made this super skinny welded in electrical box following the lines of the frame that i thought fit well, looks kind of big now but i think when its done it shoud be ok. When you build a bike, it sort of takes a life of its own, and one idea will create another.

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Such as the gas tank, i originally wanted a narrowed sporty mounted frisco style, i also had a stock sporty, and an alien tank. After fitting all 3, none of them looked right, the were small and narrow and made the electrical box look huge, carl had this big ass tank of a 80s suzuki that he wanted to mess with, i said no, but he said he was gonna mess with it anyway. So he did, he narrowed it about 3 inches, mounted my glass jar gas cap, side mount petcock and a sight guage. it looks perfect. Not to big, not to small and it flows with the bike.

Now the bars.

Was gonna run some johnny chop style t-bars but not quite right, apes didnt work either, were still messing with them. I got a $20 seat from dave at rumble custom in oakdale. We designed the footpegs, battery tray, exhaust and other mounts..

Let me know what you think.

Ramon Ramirez

Pictures of Ramons homeys bike.

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Comments

  1. Earz says:

    Love it. Gotta love recycling front fenders to the rear.

    The 23″ out front is cool. The tank turned out great too, and that gas cap is unique, but how does it vent?

  2. Johnny says:

    love the bike man. I saw that you had it for sale on ebay like a week ago. Decided to keep it? I love the 23 out front too, I was originally going to mount a 21 on mine but ended up keeping the stock 19.

  3. Morgan says:

    So awesome. Slim, but still tough as nails.

  4. angus67 says:

    i like how the pipes ‘peek’ out above the upper frame rail. sounds sweet, big.

  5. Morgan says:

    Btw, I love those pipes. They look like they’re about to melt your rear tire though. How much clearance do you have there?

  6. Sean from boston says:

    He bike looks crazy good and your homies bike looks great to!

  7. theirie1 says:

    The bike is phat. Can’t wait to mount the 23s I have sitting in my garage. How does it ride with the 23s.

  8. Russ says:

    tell us more about the 2nd bike. It looks sharp

  9. jSv says:

    I wanna see the chopped Hondamatic!

  10. Rusty Nutz says:

    I’ve been back to look at this quite a few times, and I think the proportions are really perfect, and the elec box under the seat is really well done. Great job on the frame, and choice of tire sizes. It balances out really great. Can’t say enough things about the composition of the proportions.

  11. Rusty Nutz says:

    Hey you’ve got a snot stuck to your front tire.

  12. ol heck. (aka) el sapo says:

    man that bike is cute!!! I got the perfect plaqaso for it, LA ROCHA. love ya dude!!!

  13. jeff harper says:

    i like this bike….now give me my chain tensioner, tensionor? tennisonoar? tetrisisabore?

  14. frank says:

    nice bike,like the paint job on the tank,really old school.this is a great website for all builders,no bike looks the same…..keep up the good work

  15. Muzzerd says:

    Crispy whip Ramon, but the big metal box under your seat looks estupidó. Tank is borderline massive, too.

    exhaust, tires, & frame look sick though. Have fun on that thing!

  16. tommy guns says:

    pretty sweet bike ray, how about helping a brother out!! let’s head up to carls and get my dropseat attached and ready to roll…

  17. tommy guns says:

    oh hector, love your paint scheme, bikes looks good, come by sometime for a couple of beers loco.

  18. Reeb! says:

    Like the bike. Not so much the out sourcing.

  19. Teledan says:

    Wow, I really like the skinny 18 and 23 wheel combo! Good work!

  20. tim says:

    i like the exhaust, something different

  21. Ian says:

    Saw the bike on Craigslist, too bad I have no cash! Nice bike man!

  22. Duane says:

    Nice bike you did a great job.

  23. Dave says:

    What 23 inch wheels are you guys buying? I dig this look a lot.

  24. des says:

    i was going to say the same as morgan do the pipes rattle off the back mudgard looks very close nice bike ya done a great job on it

  25. Scott says:

    How does it ride? I’ve heard the big bore kit makes ’em ride rough

  26. Dave says:

    I saw that this got sold on Craigslist about 5 days after this article. Must not have been that into it.