Lets see your Vintage Japanese Motos!

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

  1. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    They are an absolute blast to ride, and was also a very rewarding project.
    I saw your build in the GTA thread - fantastic job! Easily the best looking 500 out there - I often wonder if you take it to the Moto Social in Toronto.

    I've got a 550 on the stand to finish up and pass along, then I need to finish up some other projects that were waiting for parts (and money!).
    Just got a text from a fella I know that has amazing luck finding these things - he has a CB350 Four for me to look at, possibly later today.

    This one is 90% done - check out the original exhaust, holy cow it sounds sweet
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    This one is in the reassembly phase and will be sold when finished:
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    This one needs finishing touches and new front spokes - so far no luck finding a set for the 19" front wheel, might need to order custom from Buchanan's in Cali
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    This one is collecting dust until I get the others sorted, picked it up last summer - original owner had passed back in 1980 and it has sat ever since:
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  2. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    Success!
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  3. Isaanbiker

    Isaanbiker n00b

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    I had the same model in orange..my first bike ever in 1977
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  4. liberpolly

    liberpolly Nu, shoyn, nudnick!

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    What devilish magic is that? Did you just bolt CB400 pipes on 350?
  5. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    Not me mate, it came like that. If you look close, you'll see there's no right footpeg and the brake lever has been heated and bent.
    There's a pretty good chance I'll be returning the exhaust to stock configuration.
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  6. redlabelmoto

    redlabelmoto Been here awhile

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    Woke up the ‘84 turbo and went for a blast today. This old war horse never disappoints. Graduated HS in ‘84 and this bike was the stuff of dreams for me.

    The “Kawasaki” license plate insert came new on my homologated ‘92 ZX-7R. Riding around like this was no problem whatsoever. I think I’ll try the 520 floating toll bridge and see what happens lol.


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  7. Nosotros Racing

    Nosotros Racing Been here awhile Supporter

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    An old friend's '66 Big Bear, which he found in pieces in a basement, oil and fuel tanks dumpsterized. He found new tanks on Fleabay and had his nephew do the paint. I rebuilt the carbs and fixed the stuck clutch. Sure glad they don't design forks like that anymore. The oil pump runs off the clutch, so sitting and idling starves the crank and big ends of oil. It runs premix now, but all the original stuff is present.

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