I know I just recently posted this CR750 tribute, but this is really well executed as well. My default is to always give preference to mostly stock and original bikes for this site, but on the other hand, when they’re this well done why not?!
Bidding is off to a slow start and hasn’t cracked $3k with 5 days remaining, reserve not met obviously.
From the seller:
Wow selling with mixed emotions my RC 172 tribute bike. It has all the right pieces that are next to impossible to get now….covid and wait times! Started as a super clean 350/4.
Swarbrick hand formed exhausts, Holtzwork hand formed aluminum alloy tank, 4 shoe brake, tarrozzi rear sets, NOS switch gear and grips, proper high shoulder alloy rims, cleaned-up electrics, fresh top end, tuned-up and reliable and ready to ride. Too much to list! Buyer will get full build pics.
Additional information: Yes the bike has removable baffles. If you want that Haliwood wail at 10rpm you can have it!
Yes that is a custom aluminum alloy triple. It’s a work of art.
There is a custom spot for the shorai battery under the seat. You have easy access to the trickle charger wire.
Front vented brake is off of a (period correct) water buffalo. It stops this little bike beautifully. I love the progressive feel as you trail brake into corners.
The front brake is a 4LS from a Suzuki GT750 – depending upon condition they sell for $500-1000 USD.
Holtzwork alloy tank with Monza cap- 1050 GBP plus shipping/taxes
Front forks from a 70’s CB550- stronger and a perfect upgrade path
Yes you could go to pods instead of Velocity stacks. Carbs will need slight retune.
Yes the original front fender has been worked to be visually more similar to RC fender. You could take it a step further and remove the rolled edge.
Yes this bike would qualify as period correct for vintage road racing.