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Old 02-16-2014, 10:06 AM   #16
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Another couple of goodies that came with the bike-It looks like the toolkit is pretty much complete-maybe I'm missing a small open-end wrench?

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Old 02-16-2014, 11:47 AM   #17
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My newest addition. Shipped from Viet Nam in 1969 and left in boxes until 2013. I bought this at the Mid America Auction in Vegas last month. It will be converted to a racer sometime within the next six months..as parts begin to show up. Many parts here will be available as I start discarding everything. First addition: Aluminum tank and cafe seat pan.
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:41 PM   #18
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I could use the chain guard....
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Old 02-16-2014, 02:35 PM   #19
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I could use the chain guard....
I'll keep you in the loop as I start tearing apart next month. I may have more than one in the box of spares. Too many to inventory as of yet.
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Old 02-16-2014, 03:46 PM   #20
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The Light bike is a Honda Dream, with the funny leading link forks. Dreams were the commuter/touring bike, with a single carb and mild tuneing for fuel economy. The superhawk /Hawks had twin carbs,Hotter tuning, different gearing IIrc, and was the Sports bike.
Yeah, the frames and forks on Dreams were also pressed steel, as opposed to steel tubing on the Superhawks. I know some like the Dreams, but they never did anything for me, actually I really didn't like the looks at all.
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:30 PM   #21
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This was my 1966 305 Superhawk, owned when I was but a lad in my early 20's. I toured for an entire summer on it and when all the touring gear was removed it could run away from most of the Brit bikes of the day.
It remains my favorite of all the bikes I've owned.



And, let's not forget a rather famous Superhawk owner.

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Old 02-16-2014, 06:39 PM   #22
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I read that book many years ago-I always assumed he was writing about a BMW. I was more than a little surprised to learn he was actually writing about this bike.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:31 AM   #23
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I was recently given a couple of dismantled 305 Supersports. I haven't yet figured out what is there and what isn't, but one question I do have is- what model year or market of the 305 Supersports came with indicators as stock fitment?
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I was recently given a couple of dismantled 305 Supersports. I haven't yet figured out what is there and what isn't, but one question I do have is- what model year or market of the 305 Supersports came with indicators as stock fitment?
I don't believe turn signals were required on motorcycles in the US until the '73 model year.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:01 AM   #25
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I don't believe turn signals were required on motorcycles in the US until the '73 model year.
I'm not sure of the requirement year either, but my '72 Kaw H2 had factory turn indicators.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:35 AM   #26
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1968 is the first year I remember seeing turn signals on U.S. Hondas.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:44 AM   #27
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I read that book many years ago-I always assumed he was writing about a BMW. I was more than a little surprised to learn he was actually writing about this bike.
The first few chapters of the book covered Mr. Pirsig's friend John and John's wife who were on the trip travelling two-up on a BMW. John was featured as a technophobe, always choking the bike to start even when already warm because that's what he thinks he was told to do.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:53 AM   #28
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I think original OEM flat bar handlebars look much better than the Scrambler bars that are on your bike presently.

Under normal conditions, it is very difficult to get the bike in neutral while running. Makes for interesting theater at intersections cuz you can't take your hand off the clutch.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:10 AM   #29
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Real motorcycles don't have turn signals!

Real motorcycles don't have turn signals, kill switches, a brake light switch for the hand brake, a convenient ignition switch or a headlight / tail light brighter than two candles held close together in the wind.

My CB77 Superhawk is 50 years old this year, and you really learn to appreciate something as simple as a turn signal. Intersections take on a new challenge taking a hand off the bars to make a hand signal that you hope the big SUV on her cell phone will notice. (Dealing with one handed intersection loose gravel adds to the retro feel!)

That said, the bike is a lot of fun to ride, I get a from someone just about every time I take it out.

P.S. Disc brakes are for Pussies!
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:56 AM   #30
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I have a number of bikes and cars with no turn signals-these days, I don't think most drivers even understand the hand signals at all-they think you are waving or something.
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