1982 Honda FT 500 By H Garage

The bond between motorcycle enthusiasts runs deep. Maybe the only thing that runs deeper is the bond between family members. Scott gets his love of motorcycles honest – as a single father, his dad sold his vintage Honda when Scott was just a youngin’, in order to be able to care for him and his older brother. His dad also fostered a love of art, which was the catalyst for Scott enrolling in advanced art classes in grade school and high school, a love of which is still reflected in the clean, defined lines of his current builds.

Following the passing of his father, Scott developed a deep bond with Doug Russell, who would go on to become a father figure. Doug, who owned Crinkum-Crankum, located in Scott’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, mentored him for over six-years, helping him understand the mechanical workings of kinetic sculptures, fabricating, painting, as well as mastering a variety of tools.

After working as a graphic designer for nearly fifteen-years, and tired of the daily 9:00-5:00 grind, in 2012 Scott decided to pursue his real love – building custom motorcycles that are functional pieces of art. This required turning his basement garage into a two-bay workshop, buying the necessary tools, and honing his skills. Soon after his first build, a Honda CB450 bobber, the awards started rolling in. Five builds later, Scott’s motorcycles have received multiple Best In Class awards and press, not only in the United States, but also the United Kingdom, Australia, and Italy.

In addition to being a nationally recognized motorcycle builder, Scott is the driving force behind the Kentucky KickDown, which has quickly become one of the premier mid-South motorcycle shows, drawing folks from as far away as Florida and Canada. With support from vendors, motorcycle enthusiasts, and builders, the KickDown continues to grow annually.

Check out the specifications of 1982 Honda FT 500

  • Aermacchi gas tank and modified tail section
  • Tail houses Cone Engineering muffler
  • Vintage microphones – headlight and tail light
  • Frame chopped, de-tabbed, all joints re-welded
  • New header with custom mid pipe
  • Mikuni 36mm roundslide with custom made velocity stack
  • Custom fabbed carb manifold
  • Vortex clip ons
  • Progressive shocks and springs
  • Steel-braided brake lines
  • Vintage Honda racing paint scheme
  • Ballistic battery
  • Motogadget switches and relays
  • Custom seat upholstered by New Church Moto
  • Modified footpegs
  • New controls, master cylinder and reservoirs
  • Turn signals mounted to passenger peg mounts

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