Jim Morrison Tribute Bike

AFRONTAKA Lizard King

Photos by RYNO Photography

Owner: Brian Hubbs | Big Pimpin’ Cycles, Hoodlum Projects bigpimpincycles@gmail.com

(518) 795-4168 Schenectady NY

 

SPECS

Make: Honda

Model: 1983 CB650SC Nighthawk

Engine: McNasty Inline 4 Cylinder

Carbs: Sigma Jet Kit, other modifications for ramping, in house custom painted

Tranny: Shaft Drive 6 Speed

 

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ABOUT ME:

Originally from Long Island, I have always had passion for fast cars & hot bikes since I was a kid. Growing up, I always hot rodded whatever I owned from bicycles to go carts to cars to motorcycles, which put me at different levels than others! I never wanted “stock” or cookie cutter anything! I always had to be different. Back in the early 80’s I started wrenching on bikes & cars making them faster & different. I relocated to Upstate NY in 1999 as a welder/Ironworker and then in 2012, I opened Big Pimpin’ Cycles.

In the spring of 2013, I decided to pick up a metric and start a bobber project for publicity, which is now known as “Lizard King”. Along with expressing my talent in Art & fabrication is my love for good old school rock such as the Doors, Hendrix, Joplin, etc… So I decided to start building tribute bikes AKA “Hoodlum Projects”, which is based on the “27″ club and other musicians.  Here I pay attention to detail to bring the feel of that artist thru the build.

THE BIKE:

The Jim Morrison Tribute AKA “Lizard King” sought the look of strip down brassy flash, but also the act of making a statement with raw explosive concepts.

There are many one-off eye catching head turning attractions to this build , I will start with the fact that not many decide to hard tail a direct drive shaft driven bike , most would follow the bombardment of chain driven publicity. So on the note of being different this task had to be accomplished, and was.

Then moving on to the tank & rear fender, the concept there was to minimize the view blocking of the good ole McNasty inline 4 cyl. The achievement was to keep the tank fuel efficient, but small enough to make the all motor appearance stand out to the maximum. So with that in mind I went with a modified Harley Sportster peanut.