David Silvers

Name: David Silvers

Bike: The Warthog - 1987 Honda XL600r

Location: USA

BEHIND THE BUILD: This is my first bike build, done in my apartment garage in Venice California. I was inspired by early Deus Bali surf-bikes. I wanted a bike I can put my surfboard on and take up the PCH to surf in Malibu. I'm an editor/motion graphics designer for an advertising agency full time, so I only had the nights and weekends to build this bike. Over the course of about 1.5 years, I rebuilt the entire bike, engine, and fabricated all the brackets and seat pan in my garage. Buchanan's laced a rear 18" hoop to my front hub and I used an old CB 350 fuel tank I found on Ebay. The process has taught me a lot and I hope to build another LA surf-bike soon.