Old school rides: Let's see 'em!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Drif10, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. lrutt

    lrutt SILENCE.....i kill you

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    that is a beaut for sure.

    I can't help but think you take a bike like that, with a very low maintenance enclosed chain, utilize the hondamatic engines from the 400/450's. It would be scooter that is not a scooter. Look like a proper bike but with the convenience of a scooter.

    Those are just such nice bikes. I just can't see how we've made any real 'progress' on bike design in some areas.
  2. MO-Ridin'

    MO-Ridin' n00b

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    Loved these back in the day so when I saw one on craigslist last summer with only 7K miles, I jumped on it.
    V4, liquid cooled shaftie that runs like a scolded hound. The p.o. had painted it with a rattle can!

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    I plan to do some light DS mod's for ADV Touring when I tear her down this winter.
  3. Hen4cyl

    Hen4cyl Adventurer

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  4. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    That is beautiful :thumb
  5. regal403

    regal403 vanilla_g0rilla

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    I saw an Excelsior Henderson just the other day:
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  6. LWRider

    LWRider Been here awhile

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    I don't think I have posted these yet. One of these dapper fellows is my great uncle. The Excelsior is a 1914.

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    I am told these Eagles are super rare. (At least Matt Walksler has never seen one in person before!)

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    Cheers,

    Mike
  7. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    Just finished it.:clap:clap:clap:clap

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  8. lrutt

    lrutt SILENCE.....i kill you

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    Beautiful. and I'll be it sounds friggin bitchin with those pipes.

    That is always a tense time, Looks so good you hate to dirty it up then again you just can't wait to get it out on the road and enjoy it.

    Never understood how someone could restore an old bike then just let it sit as decoration. That would drive me insane. Part of the joy is to validate your skills and expertise by firing it up and bringing the old gal back to life.
  9. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Very impressive, well played my friend :clap:clap:clap

    Is there a build page?
  10. kirk69er

    kirk69er Been here awhile

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    i can dig it baby.. catalina grand prix 2ol2
    kk#38k
    vintage
  11. Ham's Cycle

    Ham's Cycle Ham

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    Hey This is Ham Busack. Any questions for me. this looks like one of my babies but can't tell.Any more pics?:clap
  12. kirk69er

    kirk69er Been here awhile

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    ..just for you ham.. ~ nice bars too. ..curvy is all about the bars here of late..
    kk#38
  13. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    my buddy's Duc w/ Alan Cathcart on board

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    and with him (the owner) on board

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  14. markcarolinemc

    markcarolinemc Adventurer

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    My ride ...

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  15. bringenufgun

    bringenufgun Been here awhile

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    new find. 75 cb400f. one owner, 5000 miles. was a garage stash since 1988. spent a few hours cleaning it, dropped off in capable hands to get it back on the road.


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  16. vicster

    vicster Long timer

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    I love this. I was looking at dealer's example last weekend and realized a light, simple, responsive twin is still relavent today. Especially with these looks.
  17. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Here's my 82 GS850 hack.

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  18. micah360

    micah360 Been here awhile

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  19. jas67

    jas67 Long timer

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    Nice find! The CB400F is at the top of my classic-bike want list.


  20. markcarolinemc

    markcarolinemc Adventurer

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    What a great looking bike!