A 1974 Honda MT250 Elsinore made into a flat tracker. Andrew Campo of Meta Motorcycle Lifestyle and Culture Magazine put the donor bike in the hands of Dentonmoto and said to “just do something cool with it” shortly after meeting him in Denver. Another build for skateboard legend Steve Caballero, the “Cabracer 360,” was underway at the shop, and gave us the opportunity to make Steve part of its story. The bike had been ridden by Andrew and his friends in Denver and was a spirited ride with the 2-Stroke acceleration, huge tires, and a wider CB450 front fork set-up and wheel (minus the brake.) To continue its story, the decision was made to keep it as a dirt-track bike with some modifications. The bike was given a complete make-over with a glass tracker seat, chopped gas tank, shortened rear frame loop, Fastway pegs, Renthal bars, motionPro throttle and cables, and Pro Taper grips. Racetech supplied their Gold Valve emulators and new springs for the shortened MT250 front forks, and G3-S shocks custom built to rider specs. Buchanan Spokes hooked us up with their heavy duty spoke sets and some Sun alloy rims. Engine bore-up was with a Wiseco forged piston and rod bearings, and a Mikuni D28 flat-slide carb does the breathing. The engine was assembled by John Green of RotaJG bikes. A Horween leather seat cover was made by Clint Wilkinson of Wilkinson TX. in Denton, Texas. The wings on the tank and the number plates were painted by Wade O. Wilson of Mansfield, Tx.  The second part of the BrotherBike story was to keep passing it on to other riders to share, enjoy and race. Steve was chosen as the first recipient, with a year to ride until it is passed on to the next brother (or sister, for that matter.) When the bike got out to California, Steve found a rear Dunlop K180 at Roland Sand’s shop, and a front one at a buddy’s to make a proper tracker tire set-up. Steve has already given it a good shake-down, busting off a peg in practice, getting it re-attached by Go Takamine, and competing at Perris Raceway.
 This bike was meant to be ridden. Steve working the flat track at Perris.
 We were luck enough to get Steve and his son to come out to Texas for the reveal of the BrotherBike in early December, 2017.
  Early Knight-style fiberglass tracker seat I picked up from my Jersey bro, David Moore, “the other Davmo.” It was hard-worn, with a finger size hole and cracks in the rear deck where it had been previously mounted. Extra layers of glass were laid along the back of the seat to give it some reinforcement.
  Outside Steve’s house with the new Dunlop tracker tires.
 The seat cover by Clint Wilkinson of Wilkinson,TX, a fine leather gallery in Denton, Tx. He and Andrew Campo are old friends, and it was something Clint wanted to do for his buddy. Prior to being hauled to California, it stayed at Clint’s Gallery for a couple weeks.
 Steve and Go Takamine at Perris making some practice laps.
 Light and fast.
 Found chained to a tree. Chained no longer.
  On the assembly table in the shop before the Racetech rear shocks arrived.
  PPG paint on the Cabracer360 and Brotherbike at the same time.
 Go Takamine putting a footpeg back on the BrotherBike.
 Waiting for some more bikes to show up Friday morning at the OG Moto Show.
  The Outlier’s Guild Moto Show in Los Angeles was an awesome chance to show the bike in a really cool space.
 MT250 shortened forks with Racetech progressive springs and Gold Valve Emulators. Since there is no front brake, the rotor boss on the front hub was shaved down. A vintage Cal Custom fork brace was used.
 In Primer at the shop. The frame was powdercoated by another couple brothers at Triad Product Finishing in Lewisville, Tx, who always do a killer job. Thanks, Todd and Bryan!
  The stock rear wheel hub was totally rebuilt, and Sun Rims were laced on with Buchanan heavy duty stainless spokes.
  The tank is from an XL350 from what I can tell, with an  asymmetrical back end.
  The Racetech G3-S rear shocks feel great on the bike, and look badass too! They were custom made and set to Steve’s and the bike’s weight distribution, and riding type.
 Prior to tear-down. These are the rather large tires that came on the bike. The bike came to me with what appeared to be a CB450 front end. The triples were kept, but shortened MT250 forks were used.
 Shinya Kimura of Chabott Engineering taking a look at the OG Moto Show in 2018.
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