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Old 10-10-2011, 04:07 PM   #61
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Is it the original exhaust system or an aftermarket system?

I thought it was Bo Derek. Not sure why I thought that though!
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:55 PM   #62
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I know I had the Bo Derek Cycle mag but all I could find was this. October 71.

Here's a real crappy picture of my "71". I thought the warning lights looked like jewels- I was really proud of my first bike. My brother borrowed it to go to Colorado one summer. I went all over Texas but never crossed the state line with it.



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Old 01-08-2012, 05:29 PM   #63
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Been a few months with no progress, but got in the garage yesterday and today and got it to this point.





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Old 01-08-2012, 07:22 PM   #64
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Looks good.

I have a 73 I need to restore one day. Mine's a barn find, just over 9,000 miles and runs good. I need to do some little stuff over the winter but nothing crazy yet. I wish my chrome was as good as yours. I'm going to have my work cut out for me when I start tearing into mine. For now I'm just going to find a stock airbox to replace my pod filters and ride it though.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:59 AM   #65
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Well, I have no proof but legend has it she is 17 year old Mary Cathleen Collins...aka, Bo Derek.
Trivia Time.....

Who was her father? (Clue: He rode.....fast)
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:05 AM   #66
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Looks good.

I have a 73 I need to restore one day. Mine's a barn find, just over 9,000 miles and runs good. I need to do some little stuff over the winter but nothing crazy yet. I wish my chrome was as good as yours. I'm going to have my work cut out for me when I start tearing into mine. For now I'm just going to find a stock airbox to replace my pod filters and ride it though.
I wish this one I'm working on had fewer miles, but that's what I got. Good luck on your rebuild whenever you get around to it. As I think I said, this project has no deadline, so it's slowly progressing.

This was a complete 71 CB500 a few months ago. The whole motorcycle is in this picture.



Grayghost - I dunno??
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:58 AM   #67
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I wish this one I'm working on had fewer miles, but that's what I got. Good luck on your rebuild whenever you get around to it. As I think I said, this project has no deadline, so it's slowly progressing.

This was a complete 71 CB500 a few months ago. The whole motorcycle is in this picture.



Grayghost - I dunno??
I'm pretty sure her Dad was Russ Collins (Inducted into the AMA Hall of fame in 1999) the drag racer who piloted his "Sorcerer" twin 1,000cc engined (CB 750cc SOHC engines bored out) dragbike to many wins in the 70's.

I could be wrong...I often am....but this is what I remember.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:15 AM   #68
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Trivia time...know who this model is?

It that true...Bo Derek?
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:18 AM   #69
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Here is my mostly original KO. Great bike! Never sell it. Love it so!

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Old 01-19-2012, 11:24 AM   #70
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Bo Derek Peter Egan

So says Peter Egan in his book Leanings that this is Bo Derek.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:11 AM   #71
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And here is what is in the actual magazine for This Month's Cover: " ...No Sorry, we don't know who she is. Eat your hearts out."

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Old 01-20-2012, 03:10 PM   #72
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That's yours in the video? Nice! I didn't think I liked the green color, but the more I look at it the better it looks.

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Here is my mostly original KO. Great bike! Never sell it. Love it so!

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Old 01-20-2012, 08:02 PM   #73
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For those rusty nuts and bolts or anything that's chrome try Evaporust you can get it at Harbor Freight. Let the parts soak for a couple of days then just brush them with a stiff nylon brush. It won't hurt rubber so i soaked my rear shocks on my CB 350 and all the rust came off the inside the springs. It will clean up the inside of gas tanks also. For cleaning up the motor you can use a Soda blaster also available at H/F, I used one on my Norton that I just finished and it cleaned the cases, head and other parts great without tearing them apart and fitting them in a blast cabinet. Next bike I restore will be a CB 500/550. I think they are probably the best looking bike Honda ever made. Yours will be fun to watch.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:11 AM   #74
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Thanks for the tip Doug. I've heard of Evaporust, but not used it. I have a gallon can of Berrymans Chem Dip (carburetor cleaner type stuff) that I soak things in. Works great. I've also had luck soaking parts in a gallon or so of regular carburetor cleaner. When I restored the GS1000 the fork legs had old clear coat that was yellowing and peeling. Two weeks in that stuff and it was gone!

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For those rusty nuts and bolts or anything that's chrome try Evaporust you can get it at Harbor Freight. Let the parts soak for a couple of days then just brush them with a stiff nylon brush. It won't hurt rubber so i soaked my rear shocks on my CB 350 and all the rust came off the inside the springs. It will clean up the inside of gas tanks also. For cleaning up the motor you can use a Soda blaster also available at H/F, I used one on my Norton that I just finished and it cleaned the cases, head and other parts great without tearing them apart and fitting them in a blast cabinet. Next bike I restore will be a CB 500/550. I think they are probably the best looking bike Honda ever made. Yours will be fun to watch.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:16 AM   #75
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A GS1000S with a Bassani, dude, I'm jealous. What else is hiding in that garage ?

Not to mention a wife that not only supports, but partakes in your passion.
Good for you !
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