I have a dream...

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

  1. ivantheterrible

    ivantheterrible Been here awhile

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    I get a sad feeling everytime I see one. I wish I had never sold mine. It was so much fun to run around on. Mine sounded surprisingly awesome as well.

    The 305 forum is good, but you have to dig a little. Loud mouse is the man. He can come off (well, be) a bit of a hard ass, but all of my dealings with him were very positive, including a couple of long phone conversations. I messed around with the carb on mine for months before sending it to him. Came back looking and functioning like new. All for $75, iirc.
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  2. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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  3. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    Is this a 6v system?
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  4. BulletProof

    BulletProof aka Ropeman

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  5. bmwloco

    bmwloco Long timer

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    My dad bought a house once. There was a 305 Dream in the basement.

    He played pro football back in the 60's. I'm no slouch myself.

    God, those things are heavy. I had no interest in the one in the basement, it was too far gone. I think he got $50 for it, dry rotted tires and all.
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  6. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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  7. ADK

    ADK ____

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  8. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    hehehe I was just thinking about you the other day, and here you are, with another bike much older than you are :evil Good one. Hilarious.. cant wait to see you riding it.
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  9. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    Alright, I wasn't sold on the giro before - at least not interested in doing it until I read deerslayer's report :deal But $160 is still a lot to this guy.


    It is good to be back and having something to tinker on.







    So gas tank;

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    I've never really witnessed what 26 year old gas turns into.
    It's horribly smelly.

    Threw in a dozen nuts and a bunch of lacquer thinner, shake, shake, shake, rinse with acetone.
    Came out swell. Sorry no pics of the insides, but maybe this will get you excited.

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    So there still is a downside to this tank. The paint is seriously worn.
    I'd like to preserve it as is. Is that at all possible, like throw a bunch of clear on it?
    I don't want it to look any different, just not get any worse.

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    On the goose, I brushed in some primer and then some black. It looked great to me.
    So that's plan B if I can't figure out how to time capsule it.



    KEV - thanks a ton for locating that schematic. Just printed it out :freaky
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  10. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    Bachelor party?



    I was playing tag with some 4 graders today.
    I asked a kid if they play with a safety.
    He said "No, safeties are for babies...."
    I said "good point."
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  11. scooterjunkie

    scooterjunkie Been here awhile

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    I just finished up a 305 Scrambler...still working out a few bugs but I'm the coolest kid on the block! I paid $50 for a manual on eBay. Ditto on the 305 forum and check out Tim at classichondarestoration.com. He's a super guy!
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  12. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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  13. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    carb covers are 2 aluminum pieces that attach to each other- gotta have both to work.
    original tank badges are very difficult to come by at a reasonable price. i sold a few nos i had for $300+ 10 years ago.. i'm sure someone is repopping them by now at a reasonable price. back then they were nla everywhere. original pipes in good shape are expensive also..


    as for the tank paint, i would do nothing to it. once you start painting there's no stopping on these things....
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  14. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    :evil









    :lurk

    video.


    justsayin'





    :D
    Good to see ya, alive-an-well :wink:
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  15. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    already started thinking about the angles :deal
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  16. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    I've got both the carb covers - they're really neat too.

    Missing the battery-side side cover though.

    And fuck, apparently my ignition lock is super rare (code begins with NB) and hondakeys.com doesn't have anymore stock.
    He referred me to another shop, which doesn't seem to respond to emails.


    Looks like I've got to look for a new ignition switch.
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  17. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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  18. BulletProof

    BulletProof aka Ropeman

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  19. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    Kev, I peed a little when I first hit that link. But it's cut for a NB933 and I have an NB396. So fuck I thought.

    I happened to be referred to another guy who does have the right key!
    Pre-cut for an NB396, never used. Damn $35, but it's worth it at this point I guess.
    I'd be stupid not to order a couple of blanks from him if he's got them, so let's just say $50.

    Phase 1 parts shipped today. I hope to try firing her up by next weekend.
    Bulletproof - you coming over? :deal

    In the meantime, I've just been pulling shit apart and cleaning it while drinking very cheap beer.



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    Going to start rewiring on Saturday. :puke2
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  20. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Not bad for 1950's technology. Thinking it over, quite advanced and before-it's time.
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