TanDS Honda 250 Tracker 1 Conceived in early 2013, this stunning Honda LA250 from Ho Chi Minh City is the love-child of TanDS Le. As this was his first build, he heavily researched the online custom community for inspiration. A three month local search located a 1984 donor, and the project began with a partial engine rebuild and frame modification. TanDS Honda 250 Tracker 2 Drawing on his resources as a photographer and designer he worked with digital programs to hone the colour palette and form contouring to perfect a look that reflected his very specific vision. The tank was replaced with one from a Yamaha SR250 and the spoke wheels were swapped out for re-powdercoated mags from a CB400. TanDS Honda 250 Tracker 3 The exhaust is hand fabricated, the battery and wiring relocated and concealed, and the shortie aluminium mudguards are custom made. TanDS Honda 250 Tracker 4 Getting motorcycle parts and accessories in Vietnam isn't easy, so custom parts, such as the Daytona speedo, Kijima grips, CGC signal lights, CNC bar-end mirrors, KY handle bars and the K&N air filter, were all imported from Japan. TanDS Honda 250 Tracker 5 The bike was finished in black, silver and grey, with a highlighted decal along the gas tank to emphasize the dark-brown seat and grips. The project was finished in six months with many changes and U turns along the way. TanDS Honda 250 Tracker 6 The quality of this shed built bike would be the envy of many a pro builder, and the care and detail is evident from every angle. It's a great piece of work and we're very grateful with TanDS for sharing with us here at the Bike Shed. TanDS Honda 250 Tracker 7 We'll leave TanDS with the last word. "To me, it is more than just a vehicle as it is my loyal company in any adventure, and it is so much more than just a mean of transportation as it has made all the experiences and memories I’ve had on the road truly priceless." TanDS Honda 250 Tracker 8
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