Take a look at this custom baby chopper: 1970 Honda Dax
iMotorbike is back again with more concept and custom bikes for you. This time, we will be highlighting this custom 1970 Honda Dax. Hogan Jeffs is no stranger to Honda Dax bikes but this is a little different from what he is used to. Based in New Zealand, Hogan is a member of New Zealand’s Quake City Rumblers. He intended to modify the Honda Dax as per his usual style but he had other ideas in mind.
When the wheel of a small car rolled up alongside the bike, Hogan started to have a thought. “It was done as a joke, but we quickly decided to see how it looked with some new front forks on it, and from there, thought It could actually really work as a little chopper,” says Hogan as quoted from Pipeburn.
Hogan started off with the Honda Dax chassis. He chopped up the pressed-steel frame and installed new bespoke sections. This includes a new hard-tail rear-end outback. In the front of the bike, he mated a set of CT90 forks to a modified headstock. He also replaced the wheels with thin-spoked BMX rims shod in the front and altered the Fiat Bambino wheel in the back.
Hogan then fitted a custom leather saddle to the Dax. He also added a new set of custom brackets from the hardtail. Not to forget, new chromed headlights with a partially-hooded topped of the chopper’s new bodywork.
On to the rear, Hogan managed to fit a coat of high-heat-resistant gloss black and custom cover over the powertrain. He and the team also managed to modify the tank within the frame with a filler cap positioned further up. As for the one-off exhaust, Hogan covered it with a fish-scale-themed multi-colour metal flake and air-brush paint job. This covered the bespoke frame and bodywork and the shift-knob.
“The aim was to look like an old-school chopper and be as clean as possible. Everything on it was built to suit the look with a lot of time put into getting the correct proportions to make it look almost like a full-size bike when no one is on it.”