Serious custom from Canada

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Serious custom from Canada

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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.
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I would like to know the cost of the carbon fiber wheels

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hondaman160mph wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:11 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.
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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...
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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:

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Love his work. Gets the details done up proper.

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My opinion falls somewhere between Mike's and Mike's!!

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it's all subjective, it's all good, keeping cbx's on the road is all that matters.
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wyly wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:06 pm
it's all subjective, it's all good, keeping cbx's on the road is all that matters.
Absolutely. Well said, Wyly.

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I would imagine the bike has at least 15-20k in it

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AshishNJ wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:31 am
I would imagine the bike has at least 15-20k in it
I would imagine it's at least double that.
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What interests me Phil is the marriage of the Dyna S coils with the Ignitech ignition. I'm assuming its a TCIP4 unit and I wonder if his mods included upgraded diodes to deal with the feedback from the higher voltage coils.

Looks like he retained the alternator too.

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In my experience, he's responsive on FB - if you have specific questions like that I expect he'd answer them.
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