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Serious custom from Canada

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:39 pm
by Syscrush
I don't know if dB Customs is on anyone else's radar, but I have been watching Darren's work since he started sharing on FB and have been consistently impressed.

His latest is this high-spec '79.

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This isn't the build I'd want for myself - nor the budget I get to work with - but there are a lot of nice touches on this machine, and I really appreciate the attention to detail. They got the weight down to a claimed 465 lbs wet - remarkable IMO for a bike that still retains so much of the stock bike's styling character.

Re: Serious custom from Canada

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:11 pm
by hondaman160mph
I would like to know the cost of the carbon fiber wheels

Re: Serious custom from Canada

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:40 pm
by Syscrush
hondaman160mph wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:11 pm
I would like to know the cost of the carbon fiber wheels
They're readily available: just modern 17" carbon wheels from Dymag - about the same as BST carbon or good forged wheels - about $3k USD.

Re: Serious custom from Canada

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:17 pm
by EMS
Darren Begg is a hacker, as far as I am concerned. He should stick with his photography job. He is to classic Japanese bikes what Arlen Ness is to Harleys..cookie cutter customs with a lot of bolt-on show components. If you have seen one of his bikes, you have seen them all. He has a following. Just like Arlen Ness. And he laughs all the way to the bank...

Re: Serious custom from Canada

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:33 pm
by steve murdoch icoa #5322
I think it looks great and would love to ride it and own it.
Going to take a lottery win for that to happen. :lol: