Lockheed Lounge edges closer to completion

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When we first saw Jason Tiedeken’s Lockheed Lounge it was little more than a frame and some pretty cool ideas. Now, with the addition of bodywork, Jason’s ultimate vision is starting to take shape. The custom uses a turbocharged 360cc single parallel-twin Honda engine and four-link front suspension.
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Jason says the geometry is actually similar to that of a GSX-R 750, but
the whole thing is so low that it throws off any sense of visual
perspective.

We like the way the rough and ready bodywork is shaping up,
particularly the bare metal headlamp, beaten up old tank and raw welded
seat. Let’s hope Jason retains the oil-stained engine and general
patina as he completes the project, we’ll let you know when he does.

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  • http://ridethetorquecurve.blogspot.com/ hoyt

    One of the coolest front-ends going. Centralizing mass

  • Travis

    Very cool! So one thing i’m not sure if I would like… and correct me if i’m wrong in understaning how this works… but it looks like the controls would move as part of the suspension… So you hit bumps or a pot hole and your clip-ons and controls all move as well? Must be some other kinda linkage I would guess. Very cool!

    • http://http:hellforleathermagazine.com Grant

      Actually Travis, the steering is not connected to the front end or suspended parts at all. Rather the post for the steering comes off the frame just above the lower the two roller-bearing pivot that actuates the front shock. His solution for linkage is really, really complicated yet cool in an uber-steampunk kind of way. I can’t wait to ride it…

  • Allan

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but if I am not mistaken that is a Honda TWIN, not a single… Still, a very nice design and execution. I can’t wait to see it completed.

  • http://www.bikeexif.com Chris

    I just love the headlight and tank graphics. Absolutely timeless.

  • http://www.moonlakevintage,com james

    This bike is cool. The tank and colors are rough and ready. Like an old Husqvarna tank-iconic. The front suspension is fantastic to look at and brilliant. My only wish is the rear suspension somehow could mimic the front with a horizontal shock mount like the Mark Barnett RM Full Floater or the dog bone Unitrak. It would look cool to see the engine with shock bookends. That being said, seeing a person vision is inspiring to me to start on my own projects. full floater diagram link: http://www.suzuki-rm125.com/html/full_floater_.html

  • Allan

    Tank looks pretty much like an old 1968 Honda CL350 fuel tank to me… http://www.livablelandscape.org/CYCLES/350hist.htm But then again, maybe that was the idea.

  • http://www.hellforcevlar.com Superhero

    This is a Twin motor not a single…

    Does this thing works or just for show? the riding position is just wrong!!!!

  • http://cohobot.blogspot.com/ coho

    That is the coolest freakin’ thing I’ve seen in months.

  • http://www.sideburnmagazine.com Ben Part

    Lekker Ding!
    please dont plate it or paint it Jason.

  • http://sidewaysnortheast.blogspot.com/ Frank

    It is a cool design. I don’t see where a pair of carbs is going to fit, never mind air filters. That’s a lot of tire and brakes for a little 350, but I guess I shouldn’t complain about that.
    Given the modern direction of the design, I’d prefer to see a modern tank shape that may give some visual reference to it’s heritage, rather that sticking a $40 ebay tank on it.
    I’ll shut up now.

  • http://www.fourwheelforum.com Ryan

    Don’t listen to anyone. Make it your design from the engine out to the frame. You’re OBVIOUSLY doing very well and it’s not like everything is set in stone. My 2cents: Powdercoat the frame with clear! Keep up the good design.

  • BillyName99

    It looks like a Board-Tracker updated for the 21st Century!

    I like the design and the shape of the tank too.

    The only thing I’d change is the color. I’d paint the whole thing Flat Black, except for the engine.

  • jeromelundegaard

    it’s a neat design. but give these custom sports another year and they’ll be just as passe and kitsch as an OCC commemorative spiderman POW hot rod.

    people want practicality, not this.

  • JR

    For those of you claiming this is a twin… a lot of Honda air-cooled singles have two exhaust “headers” coming off the two exhaust ports. So if you are basing your statement of the number of exhaust headers, than that may not be true.

    Just a thought.

  • JR

    ….and also, this bike is awesome. I love supermonos and want to see more of them pronto!

    ESPECIALLY WITH GIRDER FRONT SUSPENSIONS!!!

    Love it.

  • http://artistruth.livejournal.com will

    I can’t decide if that front end is needlessly complex or needlessly awesome.

  • mototom

    Jason, this is awesome. I love monos, particualrly when there minimalist qualities are so creartively exploited. If you ever decide to get into the business of building them, tell me where to send the deposit.

  • http://www.mjkazmierski.org mjk

    - Love the tank
    - all else sucks (I know, sole wilderness voice, blah blah…)
    1 where is the turbo?
    2 definitely a twin, but why this obscure a source?
    3 bike or torture device? (check out the bar height)
    4 it looks utterly unrideable, more so than most bling chops
    5 darn ugly (headlight off a horse drawn coach anyone?)
    6 how rough is the thought that went into the wrap around frame?
    7 love the comedy battery location. Just where acid cooks the quickest…

    Gimme the Wrenchmonkees Gorilla Punch any any day

  • JR

    mjk lets see something you’ve designed recently…

  • http://www.bienvillestudios.com dave

    A couple of things for above fellow posters:

    1- It’s OBVIOUSLY a Honda twin. A CB360 in fact, not a 350. He probably chose the 360 for the 6-speed trans… Twin carbs? Did you miss the bit about turboing it? paint and graphics: Umm, stocker tank from late sixties CB series.. uber cool… But nothing special. Tires and wheels/brakes: Umm, modern components on ANYTHING ‘new’ is preferred.. Thank you very much. Who wants something underwhelmingly mediocre?

    2- ANYTHING new and interesting in design is going to buck against convention… I personally don’t care for the front suspension- too complex, but it IS refreshing to see a new idea. Scale of the bike is VERY small. It will be interesting to see this thing fleshed-out… I’d also like to see someone sitting on it. Get a better idea of dimensions, and layout. I Personnally LOVE the swingarm/frame integration… Looks like the swingarm carries all the way to the downtube. That took some work to make flow correctly.

    3- did ANYONE else bother to click-through the previous posts on the bike?

  • http://www.eatshitanddie.org StormTrooper

    For those of you claiming this is a twin… a lot of Honda air-cooled singles have two exhaust “headers” coming off the two exhaust ports. So if you are basing your statement of the number of exhaust headers, than that may not be true.

    Just a thought.

    Because we Know BIKES unlike SOME other Dbags who just jumped on the bike ship because they make them look cool!!!!

    Yes some singles have twin exhaust ports but not this size of a single cylinder!

  • thomashenny
  • http://flailings.blogspot.com Dan

    OK, the engine: it is a CB360 twin (as stated by Dave and in the first post), any doubts about the ‘claim’ check the cases here http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Honda/honda_cb360g.htm
    Other than that Dave summed up most of what I had to say on the bike.
    Really looking forward to seeing this scoot come to fruition and glad to see it hasn’t been forgotten.

  • Fritz

    Great looking bike I would like to see more just like it…

  • AlphaB

    Bike looks sick. The lines are beautiful. I like the Cafe racer look with the fat rear.

    As for the steering, anyone else notice that it isn’t complete? It appears that while the bars are set, as stated earlier, in a stem extended off the frame, the linkages are connected to the plate in front of the shock but there are no linkages connecting to the (wheel/forks?) them selves. Wonder where he intends to make this connection? He would have to take in to account the clearance would change with the change in direction of the wheel. No doub’t, complex.

    Somewhat similar setup seen on the Moto Vyrus
    http://flickr.com/photos/28902969@N02/2698564742/sizes/l/

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Grant

      Actually, AlphaB, the steering is connected. Right hand link goes to steering stem, left hand link goes to girder.

  • AlphaB

    Ahh, I see it now. I should have looked from a different angle.

  • Jonesy

    From the outside it looks very simple, but with the Super Mono Girder style front end the actual complexity of the ride and the sheer feedback from the road give you a whole new perspective on riding … its an amazing project I’d love to keep getting some up dates on this one

  • roger

    stupenda ma funziona?

  • zimm

    360 tubro!! wow i want to know how it runs we need videos! geat bike very refreching!

  • edward

    Great what you can do with some lengths of pipe and a welder.

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