1973 Honda 450Cc Side View
Long before you could meet nice people, there were always those that had a wild streak aboard their Hondas. With only 450 cc of four-banger power to push his 1973 Honda forward, Lee Radomsky knew he needed some major mods to make his little bike look cool.
For starters, the frame went under the surgical knife with lots of unnecessary bits finding their way to the shop floor. Part of the murder scene was the switches, which were hacked up to a single and much cleaner switch relocated to the side cover. A Sanderson header was added to let the four pistons sing. A Wayne girder frontend kicks out a modest 4 inches and holds a half Halcraft front hub laced with 21 inches of spokes. Lee made the handlebars as well as the brake and shift levers, and legend Arlen Ness supplied the struts for this short, stocky OG import.
Larry Allen and Dave Holstein tag-teamed the black/red/orange and yellow flames on the Sportster tank hidden beneath the black-and-white photos.
It took some good old American know-how to turn this machine from the rising sun into this glaring example of what could be done back in the day if you set your mind to it.