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Old 09-29-2011, 03:15 PM   #6136
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I like Pan Heads. Don't care for bikes with no front brake tho. What was it before, just a stock old bike?

You look like you're about 6'9". You can probably stop it by putting out your foot.

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Old 09-29-2011, 03:21 PM   #6137
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I sold this last year, I miss it a lot, bought it with just 3800 miles on the odom and sold it with just under 6k. It was a lot of fun to bring back to almost showroom shape.

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Old 09-29-2011, 03:39 PM   #6138
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I sold this last year, I miss it a lot, bought it with just 3800 miles on the odom and sold it with just under 6k. It was a lot of fun to bring back to almost showroom shape.
1974 Honda CB550
The CB500's were pretty bikes, my family has owed a few.

I had a orange 550 but the early ones were classic.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:41 PM   #6139
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Indeed! What a treat that you shared those photo's with us. They look like museum pieces! Do you ride them?
yeah I ride them... I ride one much more than the other because it isnt quite as nice. Thanks
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:45 PM   #6140
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At first I was going to ask how the one handles with the radial tire, on a narrow rim. Until I realized the wheel looks like it's been widened already. so it probably works pretty good. They were a fun bike. You wait for the little LCD boost gauge to start to fill up, then make sure you have somewhere to point it, because it's time for blast off!
Actually I sent the rear off to Kosman in California to have the rear widened from 3.5" to 4.5" so I could run radial tires. Both bikes have Works Performance rear shocks and Race-Tech front suspension. They handle like a dream. Thanks for the great comments guys I feel very fortunate to own two of my childhood dream bikes...
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:01 AM   #6141
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It followed me home, can I keep it??



Just picked up another EBay orphan, Montgomery Wards (Benelli) Riverside 250. Looked like the guy had spent some money on it so I pulled the trigger. The paint scheme isn't to my taste, but it's pretty good quality so I'll leave it alone.
Nice alloys rims, spotless exhaust, it's a cute little guy no doubt.

Looked better than the pics (unusual on an EBay purchase), so I think I made a good score on this one. It won't make the Fall 'Giro but I think I'll take a stab at the spring. Runs good but it's geared way too low, I guess I'll have a countershaft sprocket or two made up for it as there doesn't seem to be anything available.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:44 PM   #6142
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Ducs in a row......

Here are a few of my old Ducs.........
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:50 PM   #6143
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My old 71' 500 Honda Cafe....... sold recently on ebay.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:54 PM   #6144
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My 87' Ally SS.......68000 miles and still going strong.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:56 PM   #6145
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Just picked up another EBay orphan, Montgomery Wards (Benelli) Riverside 250. Looked like the guy had spent some money on it so I pulled the trigger. The paint scheme isn't to my taste, but it's pretty good quality so I'll leave it alone.
Nice alloys rims, spotless exhaust, it's a cute little guy no doubt.

Looked better than the pics (unusual on an EBay purchase), so I think I made a good score on this one. It won't make the Fall 'Giro but I think I'll take a stab at the spring. Runs good but it's geared way too low, I guess I'll have a countershaft sprocket or two made up for it as there doesn't seem to be anything available.
I got one of those, although not nearly that nice. I'm anxious to actually ride it. the motogiro is probably a stretch from here...
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:57 PM   #6146
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Thank You.
I'm just another Gearhead, trying to support his Habit w/ a little buying & selling on the side. Been doing it for about 35 years. Sometimes I make a little. Sometimes it's just a Rescue Operation, and all I got out of it was the warm fuzzy feeling from keeping something from rotting away or going to the scrapyard.
Give me a ring next time you go barn hunting..
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:42 PM   #6147
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Bought this R60/2 last year after a thirty year hiatus from riding

It was all there and after some minor repairs and adjustment was good for the riding season. Last winter it got major repairs (slingers,rings,heads reworked), new spokes and steel rims, brakes shoes relined,tires and tubes.
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:18 PM   #6148
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Was with brother Mark in '87 when he bought this '85 V65 Sabre VF1100S new in crate. The old Renton (WA) Honda was selling bikes stacked up in warehouses after the recession. About $4500 retail? and selling for $2715. I was not working full time so had to wait for this one.
I bought it in 2004 and Mark had put a whopping 10k mi on it in 18yrs!

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Old 09-30-2011, 11:43 PM   #6149
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:10 AM   #6150
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My brother (DoctorDR) took his mighty GPZ985 Warrior to the streets, for the first time since parking it 18 years ago!
We took it around the neighborhood for a shake down run, and man, the motor totally rocks! The blue-printed engine, balanced crankshaft and pistons really shine! This is a very addictive bike!
We discovered the clutch slave cylinder is leaking, so no big ride until we fix that, but everything else is solid!





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