It’s good to see more good stuff coming out of Central Europe, so we’re very happy to share this Honda CB400 build straight outta Sofia in Bulgaria by Crazy Customs. “Greetings to everyone on the Bike Shed. We are a boutique workshop, based in Sofia, Bulgaria. We mainly do exterior developments for motorbikes, our specialty being custom seats, but recently we finished our Café racer/Street tracker project.”
Milen and the guys spent four months putting this bike together. It began life as a standard 1979 CB400N which they found covered in dust in a random garage deep in the Bulgarian countryside. The brakes were totally locked-up, but otherwise the bike was in basically good condition, although the owner had plans to transplant the engine into an ATV. Luckily she was saved.
Milen wanted a clean and classic look, so they stripped the bike of all the ugly bits including the seat, turns signals, tail lights, heavy seat and fenders, etc. They then turned their attention to hiding the wiring and electrics, removing the airbox and of course added a new Crazy Custom seat which sat on a newly looped frame.
The engine was returned to factory condition with new timing belt, valve stems, seals, piston rings, gaskets, etc, and the carbs were renovated and fed thru tapered chrome filters, which were then set up to take advantage of the free-breathing set-up. The brakes were also completely reconditioned with new seals.
The black, white and red colour scheme are the shop’s brand colours. The lines were carefully constructed to follow the tank and continue along to the seat where they change to a red seam over the black leather of the seat, into white leather panels. At the rear end of the seat is a metal plate engraved with the name of the bike, ‘Crazy 1’.
The ugly original plastic dashboard box has been binned. The twin clocks are now placed in a custom made cylindrical console with LEDs warning lights built in. The new headlight has an integrated LED ring around it complemented by a chrome ring matched to the turn signals and headlamp bracket. The rear lamp is also LED.
All said and done it’s a neat and classy little build well worthy of sharing here on the Bike Shed. Thanks to Milen and the guys at Crazy Customs for sending her through to us and we look forward to seeing whatever you do next.