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DARRELL O’NAN’S 1972 HONDA
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