I have a dream...

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Bloodweiser, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    Couldn't pass this up for a $100.
    I didn't get any papers, or the key. I think it's a 1963 CA77.



    What's to know?
    Where do I get parts?
    What did I get myself into?
    Any free manual floating around?
    Or at the very least, a wiring diagram?
    What am I supposed to do about the key?







    Squeaky.

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    D-D-D-DAMN! Now I'm excited about this. :clap
    ......even better to be back :deal I missed you bastards.
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  2. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Cool stool! For $100 that's a total steal nowadays. Congrats!!:clap
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  3. ADK

    ADK ____

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    Score! All you need is a bill of sale there is no title on pre 72 vehicles in NY State. Gonna ride it in the Moto Giro?
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  4. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    Can I?! I thought that was sub 250.
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  5. ADK

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  6. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Welcome back to the fold.
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  7. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    Ah yes, the 305 Dream...when I was a kid I called them a "nightmare". Now I think they are just plain cool. I wish I would have kept the last one I had.

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    Great score for $100.00.
    Does the engine turn?
    The petcock assembly is an odd rubber / cork type seal set up and will need rebuilt. Kits are pretty cheap and simple to install.
    Carb rebuild is also easy.
    If the engine was still in running order, the fuel system attention should get things going again.
    The old 305's are pretty bullet proof.
    I've taken a blank Honda key...applied firm pressure to the key in the switch and that left a little "mark" on the key blank where it contacted the tumblers...then carefully filed at the "marked" areas. Finally had a working key after wrecking one key blank. I had to wiggle the key a bit to get the switch to turn but it worked....or simply pay a locksmith to make you one.

    PS - Looks like your dog is "alerting" on the muffler...probably a rodent in there..lol
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  8. cptmoney

    cptmoney Two wheels, only one seat

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    $100?

    Very impressive. Great find!:clap
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  9. TheGreatKahn

    TheGreatKahn Adventurer

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    Nice score for 100 bucks! I would love to have one. I'm jealous. looking forward to your progress.
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  10. Cat Daddy

    Cat Daddy Cob Artist

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    For the key, you get the number off your lock cylinder and this guy...

    http://www.hondakeys.com/

    ...cuts you a key cheap and mails it to you.
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  11. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    You guys are awesome. Key problem solved.



    I just took the petcock apart. This thing is so cool. I'm sorry I didn't get a pic for those who haven't really seen one, but its a great design. I have no idea if it works well or not, but it sure is cool. Who can I get a rebuild kit from?



    What's the best method for cleaning out 26 year old gas? I drained it out, added some fresh gas and a little swish and dumped that out. The bottom of the tank is straight jelly. Lacquer thinner?


    Manual - Is no one really reprinting these? I only see a few on ebay for $60+

    How can I go about figuring what kinda bike I got? Anyone know a Vin reference?
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  12. mundtquist

    mundtquist n00b

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    Great score! Go to honda305.com for all answers to rebuilding the 305 Dream. There is a great forum with lots of members. The manuals are available electronically and there are links on the forum. Also, a site sponsor, Bill Silvers, has excellent restoration guides available.

    Steve
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  13. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    The 305 Dream was an uncool bike back then-- everbody lusted after the 305 Super Hawk. But heck, we were kids. Still, for '63 the Dream was a wonder-- SOHC twin, electric start, leading link front end, and fairly reliable. I recalled them as being HUGE, but seeing one at the Barber Vintage Fest last year it was really tiny.

    Good find.
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  14. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    Yup.

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  15. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    Super tiny. My 5' nephew looked right on it.

    It's still uncool, but I think that makes it cool now.

    And seriously, what's going on with the forks? Didn't get a chance to take those apart.
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  16. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Damn, nice score, and you stole it for that money too:clap
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  17. lrutt

    lrutt SILENCE.....i kill you

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    wow, very straight original machine. Original pipes and even the original nitto tires. Keep those tires, not to ride on but keep them and/or sell. Some guys who just want a museum piece would love to have them. I still have mine. You can't get proper white walls for these bikes any more. Basically have to make your own with portawalls. Don't look right without whitewalls though.

    Hopefully the pipes are not rusted out, just surface rust. The do make some SS replacements but not true to original form. She's a beut though. I get mine out often for vintage rides. I've had it up to 70mph but it gets pretty scary up there what with the marginal brakes, crappy suspension, and the motor is really spinning at that speed, but it will dust off a Royal Enfield :)
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  18. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    it appears that both fenders are uncut/not cracked. the rears crack by the frame mounts and the fronts get all messed up at the rear from loading them improperly. appears to be missing the hardest part - the carb covers....

    i restored bunches of dreams, and they are the biggest pain body work wise.... the front suspension is lame. the brakes are lame. the motor is lame. even with all that going against them, they are fun to ride.
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  19. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    you're seriously telling me these tires are worth $??? :lol3


    I got the side covers (or at least one, gotta check the bag). Got the carb.
    I'm not missing too much that I know of; tank emblems.... :dunno
    gotta start getting well versed in these things.


    Mufflers are shit.
    I'll start worrying about those after I get her running.
    Bodywork is in damn good form though.
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  20. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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