Lets see your Vintage Japanese Motos!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Kaptainkid1, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum. Supporter

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  2. CaseyJones

    CaseyJones Ridin' that train

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    I have a lot of respect for that CX motor. I had two over the years...they weren't racers, but they were endearing. And it took courage for Honda to try something so different, and it's a shame they couldn't evolve it into a modern model.

    Someone gave a Like to my photo of 2017's score, the Silver Wing. Like many others, that had a bad end - in that case, my own situation. Short of money, after neck surgery - and I had to sell a toy. I put all three of my bikes up on the List of Craig, and within hours, a guy a few years younger pops up, wants to see it.

    Unlike so many other contacts on CL, he did come. He came with money. He listened; he rode it a block, and then paid my asking price, which was the price I paid for it.

    Turns out his twentysomething son had just rebuilt a CX500, with some bags on it - and this guy wanted something similar. He loved the Vetter-style fairing and the factory cases.

    I didn't want to sell, but I think it went to a good home. Oddly, I haven't seen it anywhere since, even though the guy was local. That never bodes well...but if he bought it for the engine, he overpaid.
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  4. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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  5. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    If "one trick" you mean , creates modified motorcycles with skills and precision that you couldn't on your best day or in your wildest dreams , even approach. Well yeah.
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  6. aptbldr

    aptbldr easy rider

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    Can't do a decent Elvis on black velvet either, even in my dreams. :-)
  7. zzzak

    zzzak Long timer Supporter

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    Change it to a blue one and that's me. :D
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  8. dohcammer

    dohcammer Long timer

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    A bit off topic here and not meaning to hijack this thread, but owning a Kaw 500 says a lot about a person's character. It doesn't quite sum up a person's life, but it's a pretty good indicator.

    Something you might put on a tombstone......

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  9. DRconvertible

    DRconvertible Lurking in SoCal

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    1978 CB750A -- the unloved big Hondamatic.

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  10. ewbarger

    ewbarger Hondarider69

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  11. CaseyJones

    CaseyJones Ridin' that train

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    And now DCTs are a premium.

    No more wind protection like those Vetter fairings gave, but now no one wants to shift.
  12. liberpolly

    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    Better than a scooter!
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    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    The slowest super sport!
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  14. tom c

    tom c Teflon Tommy Supporter

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    Pretty Candy Bacchus Orange CB350 liberpolly!

    The one I restored a couple years ago was repainted Flake Matador Red:
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  15. liberpolly

    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    Your exhaust is in much better shape! Mine has holes. Considering ordering 4 into 1 from Delkevic...
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    jas67 Long timer

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    My former '74, sold last spring.
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    jas67 Long timer

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    My former '73, sold 3 years ago.
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    jas67 Long timer

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  19. redlabelmoto

    redlabelmoto Been here awhile

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    I bought my 1984 kawi 750 Turbo from the original owner about 10 years ago. She’s got 7k miles and a few discreet mods. Never restored however still in near-new condition.

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    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum. Supporter

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