Old school rides: Let's see 'em!

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

  1. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    That is a great story and a great find! :eek1
  2. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    Some how I ended up with this after some horse trading last Spring. She was "refreshed" from the ground up a few years ago and is a joy to ride...or "drive" maybe I should say.

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    Added a tank rack and some soft bags, borrowed the windscreen from my hack and turned it into a short term touring bike to go through Yellowstone over the 4th. of July.

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    Ran an effortless 500+ mile day. Effortless for the bike anyway. I'm finding that 500+ mile days are too tough on me anymore.:lol3

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  3. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    Just rescued a 1981 Yamaha TT500 from my uncle's shed. Sat for 10+ years. Threw in a new set of points, cleaned the carb, flushed the tank, put in new oil and filter, then fired up 2nd kick. Beginning to make it into a new dual sport ride.
  4. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    In the spring I was at a bar when a guy pulled up on one of those, and it being an old bike, I had to talk to him.
    He said he got it for $1200.00 a few years ago and had put 30,000 miles on it with just oil changes and a few other minor service type things.
    I do not think they make them like that any more...

    $1200.00 is chump change for such a clean bike!
    I do not know what they normally go for, but it sure seemed like a great deal on a cool bike.



  5. VitSports6

    VitSports6 Been here awhile

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    Me and my dad back in '74 Honda CB350f

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    Me and my son a couple years ago, same place, same Honda

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    Man I look fat...
    FWIW, I had a helmet and jacket and my son rode with my wife in her car to the place for the pic, it was in front of my old house, but I haven't lived there since '88 so it was kind of an odd feeling.
    But the bike was bout new in '74 by my dad, who sold it to my grandfather who rode it for years before he sold I to my dads older brother who then sold it to my dads younger brother, where it sat for some 8 years before it was offered to me, I have since given it to my brother after I bought a BMW.
    It was a great bike, I used it as a commuter and it served me well for a couple years.
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  6. YOUNZ

    YOUNZ Been here awhile

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    Brian, whats the story on that fairing?
  7. VitSports6

    VitSports6 Been here awhile

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    It's a Wixom "Ranger" fairing it's always been on there, I did take it off to see what it was like, I wasn't pleased with all the buffeting, So it went back on.
  8. chalayko

    chalayko Adventurer

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    I love CB750's. Cliff.

    Current project,

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  9. Durangoman

    Durangoman Yeah its me!

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    Too cool



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  10. pledians

    pledians Adventurer

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    One of the most reliable touring bikes ever left a Japanese factory..
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  11. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Ahhh,the mighty CX!!.
    I remember when they first came out one won a 24 hour endurance road race up here.It beat out bikes with 2+ times the HP by running with no problems flat out for 24 hours !!.


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  12. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I have that same fairing ( I think ) on my sidecar rig..

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  13. VitSports6

    VitSports6 Been here awhile

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    It looks similar, but yours has more of a squared off area for the handlebar

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    But very close
  14. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Mine came off a early 70's police bike down in Florida.It was $10 on ebay,but cost $90 for shipping !!.


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  15. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Is that red bedliner on the fairing ??,mine is covered in black bedliner !!.


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  16. VitSports6

    VitSports6 Been here awhile

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    The inside has some sort of black liner that is peeling, but the outside is red metal flake :evil

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    Only real issue with it is the clear coat is gone on the front, I was going to respray it, but never got around to it.
  17. drrickk

    drrickk never act your age

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  18. max57

    max57 Adventurer

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    Honda 305 Dream- my favorite motorcycle. Nimble, fast, fuel efficient, smooth and reliable. And odd looking.:freaky
  19. enfielddnepr

    enfielddnepr Been here awhile

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    this is a-somewhat rebuild jawa, i think type 345
  20. lrutt

    lrutt SILENCE.....i kill you

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    I'd agree with most the statements, except fast, and I might add good braking.

    that single puny carb just doesn't let them breathe very well.