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Old 02-21-2013, 12:29 PM   #1801
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:46 AM   #1802
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:06 PM   #1803
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What an ugly, ill-conceived, poorly-engineered bike. I know it led to great things, and I'm sure Honda learned lots of important things because because of that bike. It certainly has a place in a museum, but it's probably my least favorite tracker of all time.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:29 PM   #1804
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I like it because, like you did with your Suzuki, they took what they had and modified it to suit their needs.
Of course in the case of the CX trackers the mods were at the extreme edge. Let's see , turn the motor 90 degrees , check ,lose the shaft and replace with a chain, check, juggle the bore and stroke to get a 750, check.
Build a frame that works and try to get the carbs out of the way so a guy can ride it.And they did!
It didn't set the world on fire and that's OK because a few years later when they did it started a firestorm and pissed off a lot of people.



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Old 02-22-2013, 01:51 PM   #1805
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Exactly. But I think if the RS was never developed, no one would remember the CX.

BTW, an RS sold on eBay about a month ago for $24k and change. What great bikes. Anyone know how many RS engines were made?
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:46 PM   #1806
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I wanna strip some of the dopey looking parts off an Ascot and put that RS paint scheme on it. Thanks for the pics
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:52 PM   #1807
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I wanna strip some of the dopey looking parts off an Ascot and put that RS paint scheme on it. Thanks for the pics
I dreamed of turning a TransAlp into an RS replica, but it didn't go as planned. Most of the production Honda V twins aren't anywhere near what the RS was. I wish I had an Africa Twin rat bike; that would be the best starting point to build an RS.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:30 PM   #1808
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You would've needed an XLV750, because that is what the RS750 was based on.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:50 PM   #1809
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You would've needed an XLV750, because that is what the RS750 was based on.
You know where I can find one?
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:58 PM   #1810
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Yes, Sammy's #7 and Elliot's #27 at the Ascot Reunion in Pomona last year.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:09 PM   #1811
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........Yes, Sammy's #7 and Elliot's #27 at the Ascot Reunion in Pomona last year..........


Watched them every friday night at Ascot back in the '60s.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:21 PM   #1812
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You know where I can find one?
I sold mine in 2004, they still come up for sale occasionally, there is a nice one in our area, but I only catch glimpses of it.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:20 PM   #1813
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Build a frame that works and try to get the carbs out of the way so a guy can ride it.And they did!
depends on your definition of "they did"...

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Old 02-22-2013, 06:25 PM   #1814
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:38 PM   #1815
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I even had a set of old numberplates that my uncle had given me in a box of other things. They weren't the ones from my Star, but they had been on one of my racebikes, and had been painstakingly hand-painted by my uncle. Why he chose to trace the number decals and then paint instead of just using the decals I don't really know,
your uncle knew..

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