1. What year and make is the motorcycle?
- 1961 Honda CB77 Superhawk
2. What are the specs on the bike?
- Hand formed aluminum gas tank and seat
- Magura clip-ons and grips
- CB160 headlight bucket modified to fit CB77 Gauges with custom headlight brackets/
- CYB77 (factory race bike) Upper triple clamp
- Megacycle cams, deburred rocker arms
- 520 chain conversion
- 18 inch (WM2 front/WM3 rear)Shouldered alloy rims with stainless steel spokes
- 90/90/18 Avon Roadrunner Race front tire,100/90/18 Avon Roadrunner Race rear tire
- Open megaphones (exhaust)
- Progressive shocks
3. When did you start building it?
- Late in 2007
4. When did you complete it?
5. This one won a award at Born Free 2 right? What was it for? Who
picked it to win?
- Best Original
- Chopper Dave picked it for the category… Its really an honor to me
6. Where were you born and raised?
7. Currently living?
8. How long have you been into motorcycles?
Been infatuated with motorcycles my whole life. Bought my first one at 17 (a 1988
FZR400)… Excluding the YSR50 I got at 15. Road raced a 1989 Honda Hawk NT650
(from 1994-1996) and a 1992 Honda RS125 I borrowed from my friend Paul(in the
1996 season). Took a break for a couple of years, then acquired a 1991 Honda
NSR250 MC21. Took another short break then in 2002-2003 I started to mess with
older japanese bikes.
In short, been into motorcycles as far as I can remember and been riding for 18 years.
9. What are your influcences? What were your influences in the
beginning? How have they changed over the years?
A lot of people. My older brother Travis was a huge influence as far as getting me into
motorcycles. Humbling as well. He was always better at things so it made me want to
do things twice as good. Alyasha Owerka-Moore- Stand up guy with an impeccable eye
for things. Also a true craftsman. Gary Castillo- A good knack for figuring things out and
making things work. Genius-like. Growing up with a solid group of friends. Parents for
being crafty and passing down some “hands on” experience.
1960’s Grand Prix bikes… All Grand Prix bikes, 1970’s Le Mans prototype race cars,
Japanese animation/live action super heros, Giant Robot magazines/art stores, Midcentury design.
10. What do you currently do?
- Oni motorworks- My moniker for the motorcycles and side fabrication work.
- Fabricator and machinist for a few auto racing teams ranging in Rally Car/Rally
America, Lucas off road series and Formula Drift.
11. What are your plans for motorcycles in the future?
- Recently got a Hawk NT650. Plan to make it like a late 80’s endurance race bike
(aesthetically). Hopefully I can get it to dialed in some-what like my old race bike.
- Also want to redo some things on the CB77 and make it compliant for the AHRMA
- Finish dialing in the 1975 CB400f I entered in Born Free 3
12. Do you build just for yourself or do you build bikes for other people too?
- Both, Although I haven’t built too much for others
13. Where did you pick up your knowledge for motorcycles?
- Trial and error. A lot of automotive performance/racing and concept/prototype
knowledge carried over to motorcycles. Once again I’d have to say I picked up a lot
from my brother. Also being broke so i had to learn to fix things myself.