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1979 Honda CB750 Xerxes by Legion Cycle Works

  • Feb 15 15:10 PM GTM
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Amid the army of CB 750 customs, it takes something truly bold to stand out from the crowd. “Xerxes,” built by Ben Davis of Delaware’s Legion Cycle Works, is a drastic departure from the brat-seated, pipe-wrapped, mail-ordered CBs of the last half decade. It’s a statement-making build, no doubt, and you will love the story behind it.

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By day, Ben works as a carpenter, and he’s the father of four girls. He got the bug for building custom bikes after watching Cafe Racer TV, and before long he had converted his garage into a shop and started Legion Cycle Works. With this 1979 CB750 Limited Edition, he decided to really push himself.

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The scene on the top triple was sketched up by a friend of his who works for DC Comics. The most striking aspect is certainly the front fairing, slightly reminiscent of something you’d see on a Harley Big Twin. Ben wanted the fairings to be all-metal, but he had no previous sheetmetal experience, so he took the brave path and simply ordered a bunch of books online and started hammering away. All the work was done by Ben except the paint, working on nights and weekends.

Specification:

  • donor Honda CB750 LE 1979;
  • steering wheel Clubman;
  • modified subframe,
  • fork, front brake system Suzuki GSX-R1000;
  • Motogadget mini speedometer;
  • monoshock, custom rear suspension;
  • custom fairings made of sheet steel, led lighting;
  • modified motor (set of 836 cm3, CB900 Cams, CR29 carbs);
  • MAC tri-Y exhaust with Cone Engineering silencer.

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