Pile Of The Week: CB160 Dutch Oven Courage

Its been many weeks since I posted a Pile of the Week, but I just hadn’t seen anything horrid enough lately, until now.

1965 Honda CL160 1

Stock pots are sometimes “Dutch Ovens” and gin is sometimes called “Dutch Courage”, and I could not think of a more fitting name for this bike. It certainly seems as if the builder was stewed when he made it. Looking at this bike, its as if a reality show had challenged contestants to build a working motorcycle out of a wreck, using only things they could buy at Walmart. I’d tell you more about it, but honestly I am tearing up from laughing every time I look at this thing. Here’s what the craigslist ad says:

“One of a kind rat bike. Runs great and turns heads. New tires, new carbs. Some extra parts come with it.”

Someone needs to tell this guy that not all attention is good attention.

1965 Honda CL160 2

Yes, it is exactly what it looks like: A stainless steel stock pot, bolted to the rear fender, with plumbing fitting feeding fuel to the carburetors through several feet of clear line. And all this can be yours for just $1200! Serious offers only, no tire kickers!

He didn’t even bother to take the sticker off the pot.

1965 Honda CL160 3

1965 Honda CL160 4