THE MU­SIC MAN

DAR­RELL O’NAN’S 1972 HONDA

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Dar­rell O’nan’s 1972 Honda

Back in 1976, a dude by the name of Dar­rell O’nan from Costa Mesa, Cal­i­for­nia, took $2,500 of his hard­earned money and a bone-stock 1972 Honda. In the time span of a year and a half Dar­rell came up with the right­eous ma­chine you see here.

The Honda was blown apart and a 10-de­gree raked Chee­tah frame with a fair amount of stretch be­came the ba­sis of this build. The en­gine was left stock, and some chroming was done. Up front, Dar­rell’s Honda sat a 12-inch- over C&P springer mated to an 18-inch wheel. Out back the bike rolled on a 15-inch wheel with a steel­belted car tire, which was very com­mon for the day. The bike also had six-bend han­dle­bars and a spade sissy bar, which, again, are very big hall­marks of this golden era of chop­pers.

What stands out most when you first look at this bike are the cof­fin tank and wild green, gold, and pink epoxy paint. But if you look fur­ther, you can see chrome naked ladies and a tape deck with dual head­phone jacks, mak­ing this one far out and funky ride! SC

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