Hey guys, I havent posted here for a while, but started on another little rat build and thought I'd share some pics! I really dig the lane splitter style customs you see in Japan and the USA, and wanted to see if I could build a cheap version as a A to B daily. Last week I picked up a crusty old 1996 Honda Rebel for something to get to work and back. You know what? I love the thing. Theres nothing better than throwing this litte shitter around town and ringing the neck out of it. Off the line its pretty good to get in front of traffic, but anything over 80kph and your going to have a hard time. To burn around the city on and to scratch that builders itch this thing is perfect. Its a 1996 CA250T with a mere 10500kms on the clock, the guy I purchased it from rode it for 300kms and then put it in storage for the last 12 months. Before that it was purchase from older gal who let the rego lapse and stored it for 3 years. It starts first pop, no smoke and aside from being flithy its (was) in pretty good shape! All up with 12months rego, roady, transfers etc it was under 3k, which is not too bad. Knowing wthe bike I was looking for I had been picking up parts from around the place over the last couple of months. New tank, Headlight, Custom made bars etc. I wanted to get it built as soon as it had been trasferred into my name. This is what it looked like the night I picked it up: This is what it now looks like after myself and a mate and I got our mits on it. We have donned ourselves the name "The Ruiners" for obvious reasons haha. Its not going to be everyones taste thats for sure, but for a honda rebel its pretty cool Still lots more to go on it, pipes etc and a general tidy up of all the 'backyard engeneering', battery cover etc. For what I wanted it for (riding around town, to and from work) and the ratty look I was going for it will come up nice. Cheers, Jimmy G!