Performance Custom Honda CB350

Steve “Brewdude” Garn owns a fabrication and machine shop in Creston, NC in which he bends, twists and weld trick frames for radical cross, mountain, touring bicycles and road, race and touring motorcycles in the style which his yours or his. Old school racers is where he excels the most as demonstrated again with this custom custom race prepped Honda 350.

Steve is well known on the show tour for being one of the very few builders able to get the highest honors in bike shows with machines built with a very low budget. During the recent Sturgis AMD World Championship Of Bike Building Steve did it again, winning 2nd place (after a tie for 1st place and re-judging) in the Performance Custom Class Name 9605, this very light 1973 Honda CB350 (weight is only 278 lbs or 126 kg) required very few modifications, but enough of the right ones to make it a fun & very attractive machine. Evidently it was built to look good but much more than this. The way you see it is a legal bike to be road raced in the WERA GP350 and AHRMA Sportsman 350 Classes. Brew Racing Frames(photography by Onno Wieringa copyright AMD World Championship)

Tech Sheet:

Owner Steve “Brewdude” Garn
Year / Model: 1973 Honda CB350
Engine Make: Size Honda CB350
Frame Make: Type Race Prepped Honda CB350
Rake 26.5 Stretch 0

Trail 3.8″ (97.0mm)
Front End 1971 Honda 450-BREW Logo and Modified
Swingarm Honda CB350
Drivetrain Honda
Wheel. Front: Honda 450, Akront rim 18″
Wheel. Rear: Honda 350, Akront rim 18″
Tire. Front: Bridgestone BT45r 90/90-18
Tire. Rear: Bridgestone BT45 110/80-18
Brake. Front: Honda 450
Brake. Rear: Honda 350
Painter BREW
Chroming / Plating: BREW
Additional Info: 278lbs. (126kg) Wet Weight. Ceramic Coated BREW Exhaust stepped 5 times. Bike Has Already Achieved 2 ECTA Landspeed Records, Bike Was Built to be Legal in Roadracing in PVL Magneto, BREW Name Etched in Modified Front Forks. Frame and Engine Modified Within WERA Rules.

21 Responses to “Performance Custom Honda CB350”

  1. 1 A 1 CYCLES INC. Sep 21st, 2012 at 11:12 am


  2. 2 burnout Sep 21st, 2012 at 11:13 am

    This is one sweet cb 350!!! You made a ’73 look like a 2013! peace

  3. 3 Mark Pavlica Sep 21st, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Brew rocks!

  4. 4 richard Sep 21st, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    REALLY nice!

  5. 5 Fritz Sep 21st, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    This guy is a wizard!

    WOW! His work is nicer than factory and he does it without being garish. His work is genius! How do you make a nasty old 1973 Honda 350 look awesome? He sure did!

  6. 6 Woody Sep 21st, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Love it! So clean, and functional to boot!

  7. 7 brew Sep 21st, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Thanks everyone!!! Link to webpage or like me on ! Steve brewdude Garn

  8. 8 rodent Sep 21st, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Nice ride!

  9. 9 izadore007 Sep 22nd, 2012 at 7:22 am

    . In the day barely 36 hp. Nice work, although all the new Cafe Bikes look at least this nice. I don’t see what the fuss is spending time on show casing this Motor. You could of at least used the 350/4 Honda motor. Sweet, and Ultra Smooth. It definitely looks like it was built on a Low Budget..Do not mean to Pee on your Parade. Good news you will never run out of work!

  10. 10 Tom Keefer/Franklin Church Choppers Sep 22nd, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Awesome bike Brew, I will see you soon my friend!

  11. 11 brew Sep 22nd, 2012 at 8:42 am

    The bike is for GP350 class and Sportsman 350 class. SO< if you knew anything about bikes you would know it is for 2 cyclinder with limted mods. Also, try to get a 4 cyclinder bike at 276lbs wet.

  12. 12 brew Sep 22nd, 2012 at 8:44 am

    oops, cylinder. Thanks again everyone. Leaving to race the Ohio Mile again next week.

  13. 13 Mike Tomas Kiwi Indian Motorcycles Sep 22nd, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Great bike mate. Enjoyed hanging with you at AMD and being a social outcast with you at the Harley show. The biggest satisfaction comes from riding ones creation. Enjoy mate

  14. 14 ROGUE Sep 22nd, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Brew another nice job, but then again all that I have seen you do is quality.

  15. 15 AFT Customs Sep 22nd, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Great bike Steve. Like everything about it – especially that it’s a HONDA! Good luck at the mile.

  16. 16 izadore007 Sep 22nd, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    My bad, Brew! I love the look and smooth performance of the 4. I wasn’t talking about Racing GP or Sportsman.. Isn’t that similar to the Handicapped Competition for Challenged Senior Citizens that are still living back in the 70’s Bro.

  17. 17 Fab Kevin Sep 24th, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Nice work, Brew. Very refreshing!

  18. 18 TheFunkyMonkey Sep 24th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Fucking sick – me want one!!! I think I need to give Brew a call…

    A website with comments isn’t worth a damn without a resident troll… Check.

  19. 19 Harold Grissom Sep 28th, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Steve is not only an awesome bike builder, but he is a good person. Always love to see good people prevail. Nice work Steve!

  20. 20 lc fab Sep 29th, 2012 at 11:15 am

    iz needs a smack across the teeth…..Congrats to you Steve, you’re an inspiration and one of the best guys Ive met anywhere

  21. 21 lc fab Sep 29th, 2012 at 11:20 am

    at least his comments have earned him a great deal of respect amongst the leaders of the industry

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