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 Lazy rider

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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 Long timer 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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  8. ob1quixote

    ob1quixote Long timer

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    I have a 79 Honda Goldwing. Having a small paint/body shop, survivor class paint just wont do!
    Bought it like this, 32K miles, running roughly.

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    Pulled the carb rack, they were in rather sad shape. Whats this about single carb conversions?
    And some paint!

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    That is a Honda car color, Root Beer. Started seeing a particular red color on Mazdas...
    So now it's...

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    Damn, that is a pretty red, camera doesnt do justice.
    Removed the pleather cover on the shelter lid, and filled in the teutonic look eagle emblem that was recessed into the lid.
    I want some more red!
    How about fenders?

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    Soon, some nice Melber wheels!

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  9. ob1quixote

    ob1quixote Long timer

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    Liking it!

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  10. Slipkid

    Slipkid Long timer Supporter

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    You had a picture portrait taken with your bike?
  11. JBSmith

    JBSmith Ink-stained wretch

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    Yep. I did all that stuff to it for a hop-up article in Rider. Had a helluva time wrestling that pig through the door to the photo studio.
  12. MrBob

    MrBob Cisgendered Supporter

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    Mine was completely stock but for the exhaust. It was a 4 into 1 but I don't recall the manufacturer. The 350/4 is one of the sweetest motors Honda ever made.
  13. Slipkid

    Slipkid Long timer Supporter

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    That's awesome! :lol3
  14. CapeEscape

    CapeEscape n00b

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  15. CapeEscape

    CapeEscape n00b

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  16. bigtex

    bigtex Rocky Mountain High

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    My current stable, one nicely stock 1982 GPZ750 and one not so stock 1984 GLX :D

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  17. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer Supporter

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    One that got away. Or more likely didn't do anything good enough to warrant production.
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  18. Lnk

    Lnk Adventurer

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    Is that your intruder, looks like Iwakuni..,
  19. JBSmith

    JBSmith Ink-stained wretch

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  20. liberpolly

    liberpolly Lazy rider

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    Nice! :)