I got this Kawasaki 750 H2 engine a few years ago when I repaired a couple of springer front ends for a guy in trade. I had it sitting in the case after putting fresh rings in it. A friend of mine, Matt, wanted me to build something pretty wild and I told him I had some ideas using that power plant. I started building the bike with a digger style in mind. I wanted a molded prism style tank and oil bag that matched the fenders that I make. I got the flanged wheels from a swap and wanted to go with a skinny ribbed front and a big 18x5.5 in the rear to set off the digger look.
I have always liked the style of Triumph dual leading shoe drums, and they actually stop pretty well too. With all the polish on this bike, the stock steel hubs that usually went with these brake plates wasn’t going to cut it. The Early 70’s Triumph conical hubs have the same 8” brake size and can be polished up nicely. I wanted the bike to steer well and not be a pain to ride, so the trail was brought back in to being stock by the 8° raked trees. The prism style tank was molded in the frame for that clean digger style. The leather seat flips up for easy access to the capacitor and the oil reservoir fill. The bike took about 700 hours to complete over the course of a year and a half. Learn More About This Build! FNA Custom Cycles Custom Motorcycle Parts FNA Custom Cycles Custom Motor Cycle Builds