Honda-Powered Custom with Hossack Front End

In Custom, Japan, Less than 5k, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

When Shane A submitted this to me via email, the subject line was simple and very accurate: “This one is wild.” The seller calls it a Honda Z5-Hossack, as it looks to be the 5th variant of his fascinating customs that utilize a Hossack front end.

Other highlights include a Honda XR50 motor with a BBR 88cc kit, billet aluminum hubs with Avid BB7 mountain bicycle disc brakes. The frame is made out of 10mm aluminum plate, and the seller states that the rear suspension was modeled on the full-floater unit on the Suzuki XR69 race bike.

The ‘steering was originally via cable but it turns out braided cables stretch so steering is now via scissor link.’ He also originally built the motor with fuel injection but that proved “impractical” so he converted it to carbs. It’s also got 8″ wheels from a Honda Z50 with snowblower tires. “It’s a hoot, but I have several variations on the chassis and just do not get everything ridden. Time to thin the herd.”

The seller has more photos in a Flickr album, as well as additional photos of his other creations with Hossack front ends – here’s Z4 and Z6.

Find this custom Honda for sale in Bettendorf, Iowa for $3,200 here on Craigslist.

This bike-uriousity brought to you by Shane A!