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1974 Honda
Franks 125

This bike was the creation of master craftsman Kelvin Franks. Franks and his Partner Stu peters started the CMC motocross organization in the early 1970s that many of us cut our teeth on. This bike was built by kelvin as a MONOSHOCK bike and was raced by Tommy Croft. When Chris Morton discovered this bike he was in a quandry as to what he had found as the nickling had been painted green etc. After removing the paint he found nickle under it. After long research he was led to Kelvin who told the story to chris of the bike he built as first first monshock world beater. Chris in typical Mortan style has gone over the top to restore and replicate this piece of history. He converted it to a dual shock as Chris wanted to race it at least once in an AHRMA event so it needed to be dual shock. This is the second rare bike that Chris has sent to us and it will look so VERY VERY cool between the stock Honda, the DG Honda, and the 76 Mugen Honda.

This Franks bike was the second effort by Kelvin and was raced primarily by Danny LaPorte. The swing arm was changed and the mono shock was redesigned into a traditional dual shock but greatly improved to give 11 inches of rear travel. It was a better design than Kelvin's first effort. It cornered fantastic and was steady in the rough.

The Franks jersey was provided by Tommy Croft to Chris. Chris made an exact copy, and returned the original to Tommy and kept a replica with this bike.





1974 Franks Honda 125
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1974 Franks Honda 125 1974 Franks Honda 125 1974 Franks Honda 125

1974 Franks Honda 125 1974 Franks Honda 125

1974 Franks Honda 125 1974 Franks Honda 125 1974 Franks Honda 125 1974 Franks Honda 125

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