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Lil’ Shredder: A Honda Tremendous Cub scrambler from the UK


Honda Super Cub scrambler by Scar's Motorcycles
The saying goes that there’s no alternative for displacement, however that’s not all the time true. Small bikes will be as a lot enjoyable as huge bikes—offered you’re not in a significant hurry to get wherever. And what higher manner to absorb the surroundings, than with a customized Honda Tremendous Cub scrambler?

This diminutive dual-sport began out as a 1979 Honda C70 Tremendous Cub, and was given an intensive transforming by Jack Lamburn. Primarily based in Devon within the UK, Jack builds customized bikes after workplace hours as Scar’s Bikes. He’s had a number of bikes on show on the Bike Shed present in London previously—which is how the proprietor of this Tremendous Cub discovered him.

Honda Super Cub scrambler by Scar's Motorcycles
“The temporary was utterly open to me,” Jack tells us. “I drew up a few sketches, and we determined to go down the ‘city scrambler‘ route. With my shopper it was agreed that the result could be a whole shock, with no enter from him in any respect… so no strain to get it wanting proper then!”

“I began out by amassing imagery of elements I wished to make use of that may go well with the idea sketch. I wished the bike to be as minimal as attainable to pay tribute to the Cub’s unique simplicity. With that in thoughts, I made a decision to maintain the unique geometry of the entrance forks and swingarm.”

Honda Super Cub scrambler by Scar's Motorcycles
The very first thing Jack hunted down was a brand new set of tires. He wished treads that would deal with some filth, however that may even be sufficiently small to suit the Cub, whereas sustaining the dimensions distinction from entrance to again that’s widespread on journey bikes. A set of 18F/16R Heidenau K41s ticked these packing containers.

Jack had a neighborhood wheel builder lace up new rims in matching sizes, with stainless-steel spokes. To squeeze the brand new entrance wheel in, the forks needed to be lower, widened and welded again collectively, and new spacers needed to be machined. A set of longer YSS shocks on the again made room for the 16” rear wheel.

Honda Super Cub scrambler by Scar's Motorcycles
Jack’s shopper was clearly not after outright efficiency, besides, the Cub’s 70 cc motor wasn’t going to chop it. So an upgraded 125 cc, four-speed ‘semi auto’ mill was ordered from OORacing in Kent—an organization that makes a speciality of Cub tuning.

The little Honda’s been transformed to a 12V electrical system, and rewired round a Motogadget mo.unit field. There’s a Rick’s Motorsport regulator/rectifier mounted underneath the seat, with a Lithium-ion battery and the remainder of {the electrical} bits stashed underneath the gasoline tank. A 3D printed battery tray and entry cowl hold issues tidy.

Honda Super Cub scrambler by Scar's Motorcycles
Jack used Motogadget elements elsewhere too; the bar-end and rear flip indicators, grips, mirror, switches and tiny digital speedo are all from the German firm. The scrambler-style handlebars and risers are from Gazinni, with all of the wiring operating contained in the bars.

Out entrance is a pair of Highsider LED headlights, mounted on a customized bracket with a hand-made steel guard.

Honda Super Cub scrambler by Scar's Motorcycles
On the again is a customized subframe to assist a easy bench seat. The entrance third lifts as much as reveal the gasoline filler, and snaps again in place with a magnet. Rounding out the tail is an LED taillight, tucked in deep above the rear fender on a 3D printed bracket.

Jack additionally fabricated a set of bolt-on pannier brackets to hold a set of sentimental baggage. He designed them to not solely be straightforward to connect and detach, but additionally in order that the bike would look equally clear with or with out them on.

Honda Super Cub scrambler by Scar's Motorcycles
The straightforward down-swept stainless-steel exhaust is one other one-off piece, and has a small baffle inside to maintain the noise ranges civilized. “The brake pedal needed to be altered fairly significantly to get it to function across the exhaust,” says Jack. “This took time as a result of I wished it to look unaltered.”

“It is a good instance of my philosophy for sure areas of the construct: for individuals at first look to not discover that it was a lot totally different from the unique iconic design. Nonetheless, intimately it’s a completely totally different bike.”

Honda Super Cub scrambler by Scar's Motorcycles
The final piece of the puzzle was the Cub’s leg guard, which, though it mimics the unique fairing, was constructed from scratch with a barely extra trendy look. Jack formed it from aluminum, together with the bike’s fenders. “I hadn’t had a lot steel shaping expertise in any respect earlier to this construct, so this was fairly a problem to say the least,” he admits.

Within the shade, the Tremendous Cub’s paint job appears nearly black—however it’s really a deep metallic blue, with bronze powder coating on the edges. As liveries go, it’s about as delicate and tasteful as you may get.

Honda Super Cub scrambler by Scar's Motorcycles
As a slick metropolis runabout that may meander down fireplace roads on the weekend, this Tremendous Cub hits the spot. Heck, it’d even be enjoyable to go touring on—so long as you’ve got sufficient trip days saved up.

Scar’s Bikes Instagram | Photographs by Max Howard

Honda Super Cub scrambler by Scar's Motorcycles



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