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Old 03-13-2005, 12:43 PM   #151
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yep
last weekend I rescued this beauty from my old bud

for a 21 year old she's soooo sweet!!!
man, it's immaculate!

It amazes me ! All these immaculate old bikes in the states that have hardly been ridden.

hey, you got a lot of bikes on the shelf there. A lot. Some closer photos of them would be good. Better than the dogs you post in tb.
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:22 AM   #152
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wow. What model is it? I see it has the "non-CV" carbs. Was the picture taken then? - (It's in amazing condition if it's a recent photo.)
it's a 74 (I think) ... I can ask
might be a 72? something says maybe

it's in that condition or better now
the pic is Oct 2002 (I think)
hell the CB750 is in as good shape now as the pic then (wish I could say that)
it's beside his CBX SuperSport and a mint CL175 in the garage
he consistently takes 1st place at old bike shows

believe it or not it was dressed as a rearset cafe ... 3/4 fairing, solo saddle for years
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:34 AM   #153
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man, it's immaculate!

It amazes me ! All these immaculate old bikes in the states that have hardly been ridden.

hey, you got a lot of bikes on the shelf there. A lot. Some closer photos of them would be good. Better than the dogs you post in tb.
pretty close to it
I've found a couple of things ... but I would find em

18K miles

new sprocket yesterday

the thing has a wild powerband
ride it up to 5K rpm, it's nice and smooth, plenty of power

got 8-10 hardleys on a twisty road in front of you poking along at 30 mph?
and won't let you by?
and flip you off (not in an ADVRider way, but asshole-ish)

downshift to 3rd in the corner
smoothly accelerate to the straight
nail it
when it hits 6500 rpm ....

let's just say things happen fast
very fast

redline at 10K rpm
good for about 85 mph in 3rd

for a twisty road
that'll get about 10 harleys and hit the brakes for the next turn


that's his garage before we loaded her on the trailer
he has a shitpot full of those models


not an XT in the bunch though
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Old 03-23-2005, 11:08 AM   #154
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Old 03-23-2005, 11:52 AM   #155
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wow. What model is it? I see it has the "non-CV" carbs. Was the picture taken then? - (It's in amazing condition if it's a recent photo.)
Hi cat, I used to be your neighbor! I lived in Amanzimtoti/Warner Beach/Umbogintwini form '68-'79. Used to ride the train to Durb's all the the time. Before I left, I had a '78 Yamaha DT400..it was a blast...
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Old 04-04-2005, 08:46 AM   #156
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Old 04-04-2005, 08:57 AM   #157
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I've got two of those Eclipse Sportpaks. The first one is just like that one and is almost 20 years old. Still works great. The second one has a red stripe instead of the gray. I bought it at the 49er rally for $20 - used. It goes on the Honda.

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Old 04-04-2005, 10:56 AM   #158
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Kielbasa,
You gots the eye. It's the gray model. Sweet.
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:57 AM   #159
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Actually, it's got a fair amount of rust (seat pan and cowl) dents and scratches and general fuzz growing on the aluminum. It used to be Greg McQuide's bike, whom I was in the YBs with. I managed to finally buy it from Mitch Boehm at Motorcyclist a few weeks ago. When Greg owned it back east, it sat outside and after Mitch bought it when Greg died, it sat in the Motorcyclist garage for 5 years.
No kidding. I remember Boehm writing about buying the bike after Greg died. I see that you were in YB's with him, but did you know Greg (if you don't mind me asking)? Have fun with the resto.
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Old 04-04-2005, 12:35 PM   #160
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No kidding. I remember Boehm writing about buying the bike after Greg died. I see that you were in YB's with him, but did you know Greg (if you don't mind me asking)? Have fun with the resto.
Sure did. Had him over for dinner, camped with him a bunch of time, put him on the YB board of directors. I remember when he first got involved with the YBs and was at the Larz Anderson Eurobike day. We sent him out in our Civic to retrieve coffee for the masses. I think he came back with about 20 cups of coffee and a couple dozen donuts and was just loving that he could contribute. I think that pretty well summed him up: big happy puppy that loved motorcycles and motorcycle people. I miss that guy pretty immensely. I moved to California in the fall of 99 and we couldn't quite meet up. He was supposed to meet up with us in Morro Bay in March of that year to do some camping, but he got sent to Spain to do tire testing. We made fun of him around the campfire, but we all missed him and envied him quite a bit.

I talked to him a few times after that, the last time when I was in LA at a trade show. I called him and we started to coordinate a bit for meeting up at WSB. He had the access to the Motorcyclist tent and was going to get a couple of us up there for the races.

About a week after that, I got an email from a friend of mine with a link in it. The note said, and I'll never forget this, "Dave, I didn't know him, but I know he was a friend of yours." There was a link to an article on line about Greg getting killed coming back from the Honda Hoot. Tina and flew back to NY to go to his memorial service, which turned out to not be a somber affair at all, but rather a series of funny stories about Greg. I thought it kept with his character - "how can we make this more fun?"

I miss the guy quite a bit and am pretty honored to be caretaker of his bike. I'm not going to make it a perfect machine, but rather a regular rider - just like Greg was.

Greg's best friend, Jim O, is working for Sport Rider now, doing their Bitchin' Fresh Kit segment every month. Jim's making a living in the motorcycle world doing bike modeling for a few manufacturers. If you see a Kawasaki catalog and a guy hanging off a sportbike, that's probably Jim. He's racing Greg's old SV racebike these days, usually out at Willow Springs or Buttonwillow. I saw Jim a couple months ago when we got the bike and we had it in the back of the truck. It made us all a little melancholy, but we didn't talk about it much. We mostly had some beer and caught up, but Greg was the 600 lb. gorilla in the room and we all knew it.
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Old 04-04-2005, 01:00 PM   #161
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Old 04-04-2005, 01:28 PM   #162
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No problem. I'm proud to have considered him a friend.
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Old 04-05-2005, 09:12 AM   #163
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Hi cat, I used to be your neighbor! I lived in Amanzimtoti/Warner Beach/Umbogintwini form '68-'79. Used to ride the train to Durb's all the the time. Before I left, I had a '78 Yamaha DT400..it was a blast...
hey. ;-)
You been in Texas since then? Where in Texas are you? (Now I'm here in the editor, I don't know if it's there in your location information.)

The DT400's were nice. I didn't think much of them at the time, I thought the RT1 and RT2 were good, but looking at it now, I could do with one for commuting and ...I'd turn it into an SM ;-)
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Old 04-21-2005, 07:25 AM   #164
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Honda CL450 Scrambler, CB350 and CB550

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If only Honda would have brought the AT to the U.S... It would have been a happy family.
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Old 04-26-2005, 02:07 PM   #165
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Nice UJM collection!
Seeing these bikes really takes me back.
That 550 four is the bomb!
I remember riding home this kid's bike just like that one from high school. He was kind of a wuss and he low speed dumped in the parking lot (not a scratch) and was too shook up to ride home! So I volunteered to ride it to his house. I couldn't get over how smooth it was compared to my CB 450 twin.
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