1983 Honda Nighthawk

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

I wanted to build a bike as a tribute to my fellow veterans. I have never built a motorcycle but decided to give it a shot.

What motivated you to start your project?

I am a disabled Army veteran. I struggle with PTSD and my counselor told me finding something that would challenge my mind and keep me busy might help with my struggles.

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the bike?

I put so many little things on it that I don’t know what the most unique thing would be. But the bike is shaft driven and it was a challenge to hard tail the frame.

What are you most proud of?

I am proud that I was not only able to save a bike that had a blown motor and was going to be sent to the junk yard. But I also was able to learn how to build a bike from the ground up. I have a motorcycle that no one else has.

What do other people say about your motorcycle?

Most do not believe me when I tell them it’s a 83 Honda. Most think it is a WWII bike. I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from fellow vets. I never built this bike to win bike shows. But it is a crowd favorite everywhere I take it.

 

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