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Posted: 9/7/2013 4:19:20 PM EDT
A while back, you guys were posting pics of your retro rifles with older cars/trucks/airplanes etc. I kinda wanted to post this with yours, but don't know how to find it. The bike is ALMOST retro, (1977) I grew up wanting a CB750K, well,,,, 35 yrs lator, I at least ended up with a SOHC version
Link Posted: 9/7/2013 4:42:23 PM EDT
Sorry, but we need a pic of your woman, in a bikini, with one of those rifles slung, riding down the street, preferably taken in late afternoon, with lots of sun, and Kodachrome film.   Seriously, it's hard for me to believe (as it always is for people who grew up with material stuff ) that the early Hondas are worth what they are now - that is a real beauty, and REALLY takes me back. I remember doing wheelies on a friend's 550CB back in the day.  (When it came to motorcycles I had next to no sense in those days. Olgunner and others can attest to that, but he talked me out of becoming an organ donor when I nearly bought a Suzuki kneedragger around '84. Frankly I think he just enjoyed putting my 280Z in the rearview with his Yamaha 650 turbo. )

Why, there was this one time in downtown Erie when...wait, sorry, but you guys aren't cleared yet for that story. I stayed with him though, just couldn't get past him. If I had the MR2 then, it would have been a different story. I'm just glad they didn't generally carry spike chains in their cruisers back then...
Link Posted: 9/7/2013 4:48:16 PM EDT
Awesome reminiscing there Morg. I totally am in sync with everything you are talking about, been there, done that. I still love all of the old Hondas, CBs, SLs, CLs, CRs, XRs. Oh my!, the stories I could tell. LOL, ACTUALLY Morg, I did think about getting the neighbor (young girl) to jump on it for the photo, but, I don't know if the wife woulda been to keen on the idea.
Link Posted: 9/7/2013 5:42:19 PM EDT
Better your sister in a whore house than your brother on a rice burner!

They say God rides a Harley but Jesus rides a Triumph!

Here's Doris back when I owned her. Vietnam era 1969 T120R Bonneville. All stock. Matching frame and engine. All original. (if not to this bike)



My cousin has her now (I had to make a house payment several years back) and now she's original Olympic Orange.

That being said, nice Honda! Everyone you meet is nicer on a Honda.

Link Posted: 9/7/2013 8:59:42 PM EDT
i have my old honda 1976 750 supersport ..still have it.. its sitting out in my barn.
i need to get it fired up one of these days..
and still have the harley too.
Link Posted: 9/7/2013 9:46:19 PM EDT
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Better your sister in a whore house than your brother on a rice burner!

They say God rides a Harley but Jesus rides a Triumph!

Here's Doris back when I owned her. Vietnam era 1969 T120R Bonneville. All stock. Matching frame and engine. All original. (if not to this bike)

<a href="http://s39.photobucket.com/user/Cal30M1/media/1doris.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/Cal30M1/1doris.jpg</a>

My cousin has her now (I had to make a house payment several years back) and now she's original Olympic Orange.

That being said, nice Honda! Everyone you meet is nicer on a Honda.

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Mongo LIKE Triumph.  
Link Posted: 9/7/2013 10:30:14 PM EDT
Nice Honda and it is definitely retro to me ( the Triumph is also a beauty). I bought my first bike in 1976 and it was a 72 Honda CB 750.  I ride a Harley now but every once in a while think about buying an old 750 just because.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 12:28:09 AM EDT
Here's my lil slice of Honda Retro. 2004  Rebel, stripped to the frame and rebuilt with ww2 Harley WLA and German Zundapp parts. All done, including stenciling, painting and all fabrication, by yours truly...





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Now THAT is my kinda Franken Cycle!

As I close in fast on 50 I want another bike but can't afford another matching number 69 Triumph.

I HAVE been thinking about building a Franken Harley or a Franken Triumph so maybe RBRD is keeping me alive by keeping me off of a crotch rocket in the gummer capitol of the world!

Maybe I will wait until I retire and buy an old raggedly Sportster. Hey as long as the retirement check is coming in the wife says I can die anytime after that.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 1:38:30 AM EDT
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You forgot to add " Wagner likes the cock" on there somewhere.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 6:23:34 AM EDT
Well it has long since faded into the sunset and I wish I still had it.

My first street bike was one of these. (Not mine, but looked just like this one)

1972 Kawasaki H1B 500cc two stroke.

Kept up with some pretty fast bikes back in the day, and I only laid it down twice.



Totally the definition of a crotch rocket. Would't stop and it wouldn't turn, but in a straight line, hard to beat.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 8:07:24 AM EDT
I have parts strung all over my shop from a 1971 CL350 that will be a cafe racer when I finish. I have all of the parts just need some cooler weather here in Utah so I can put it back together. Being old and working in the 90 to 100 degree weather do not work for me any more.
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 9:09:12 AM EDT
Well, if we are having "show and tell" about our retro rides I thought I jump in here too. I've been an active member of this forum from the day it began but, the last year and a half I really haven't been spending too much time here because of a new project that I picked up. I really haven't got too much done on it but I have been collecting parts for it. Money that I would have been spending on my gun projects I have been putting into my car project. So, here is my new money pit. It's a 1951 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe.



I'm planning on building it as a late 1950's style mild custom. It will be lowered with wide white walls and flipper hub caps. When I got it, it didn't have an engine or trans so I'm going to be using a mildly built 327 with a automatic trans.

Doc
Link Posted: 9/8/2013 5:28:24 PM EDT
I've been working on this since November 2010. Its my first motorcycle ever, and it came in boxes disassembled. It's a 1972 Honda CB500 with custom subframe, tank, and seat. Its been a lot of fun figuring how to put this together without any skill or knowledge!







Link Posted: 9/8/2013 6:01:13 PM EDT
Looks good 03Ranger. I see you,re from Ga. Maybe I,ll see you out on the rd some time
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 3:47:49 AM EDT
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10-4 to that!  What general area are you in?  I'm in Cobb Co. myself.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 6:17:11 AM EDT
Here's my humble offering, a 71 CL350 street legal cafe
Assembled from various years CL and CB parts, modern seat an rearsets.
with a 'custom' rattle-can paint job.  Still need to get the proper tank logo's


Link Posted: 9/10/2013 9:38:38 AM EDT
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Here's my humble offering, a 71 CL350 street legal cafe
Assembled from various years CL and CB parts, modern seat an rearsets.
with a 'custom' rattle-can paint job.  Still need to get the proper tank logo's

http://newphillysports.com/milsurp/clcafe.jpg
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Awesome!  Love the angle of the bars, looks a little more comfortable than mine.  What are they?  I also love the scrambler pipes!  Where did you get the rearsets? And linkage bits?  Any chance they were from Fast from the Past?  Or did you coble them together like I did mine (I sourced my parts from Fast from the Past, Dime City Cycles, Loaded Gun Customs).  And lastly, are you on www.dotheton.com?
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 9:48:32 AM EDT
Here are some more pictures of my retro ride...

How it started:




My first "motorcycle accident":




Replica retro Yoshimora exhausts:




Retro headgear:


At one time I was considering how to mount a scrabard to carry my 602 clone on this bike, but I changed my mind. :)
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 11:31:14 AM EDT
My retro ride is a 1958 Chevy 2 door Biscayne that I have owned since 1987. It was bone stock when I bought it off the original owner, an 80 year old man. all work including the drive train was done buy me.







Link Posted: 9/10/2013 2:40:38 PM EDT
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http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag132/58Bisc/null_zpsc421c422.jpg

http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag132/58Bisc/null_zps8b73292a.jpg

http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag132/58Bisc/null_zpsc5189316.jpg

http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag132/58Bisc/null_zps93e909fb.jpg
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Do I spy cutouts in the fender wells? Nothing like the sound of open headers and the smell of Sunoco race gas through a slightly rich small block's exhaust.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 3:44:06 PM EDT
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Awesome!  Love the angle of the bars, looks a little more comfortable than mine.  What are they?  I also love the scrambler pipes!  Where did you get the rearsets? And linkage bits?  Any chance they were from Fast from the Past?  Or did you coble them together like I did mine (I sourced my parts from Fast from the Past, Dime City Cycles, Loaded Gun Customs).  And lastly, are you on www.dotheton.com?
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Here's my humble offering, a 71 CL350 street legal cafe
Assembled from various years CL and CB parts, modern seat an rearsets.
with a 'custom' rattle-can paint job.  Still need to get the proper tank logo's

http://newphillysports.com/milsurp/clcafe.jpg


Awesome!  Love the angle of the bars, looks a little more comfortable than mine.  What are they?  I also love the scrambler pipes!  Where did you get the rearsets? And linkage bits?  Any chance they were from Fast from the Past?  Or did you coble them together like I did mine (I sourced my parts from Fast from the Past, Dime City Cycles, Loaded Gun Customs).  And lastly, are you on www.dotheton.com?


They are Dunstall Clip-ons   like these (not my pic)


Link Posted: 9/10/2013 6:29:28 PM EDT
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My retro ride is a 1958 Chevy 2 door Biscayne that I have owned since 1987. It was bone stock when I bought it off the original owner, an 80 year old man. all work including the drive train was done buy me.

http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag132/58Bisc/null_zpsc421c422.jpg

http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag132/58Bisc/null_zps8b73292a.jpg

http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag132/58Bisc/null_zpsc5189316.jpg

http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag132/58Bisc/null_zps93e909fb.jpg


Do I spy cutouts in the fender wells? Nothing like the sound of open headers and the smell of Sunoco race gas through a slightly rich small block's exhaust.


Now that brought back a lot of memories... Yes they are old school cut outs with wing nuts to take them off easy. The 327 is 11:5:1 compression so she loves racing fuel and there are full frame ladder bars also. I built it the way the cars at the track looked when I was a kid in the 70's.
Link Posted: 9/10/2013 8:08:49 PM EDT
This is for sure my ALMOST retro ride. 1988 HD sportster hardtailed frame, springer front end, I have a 1200cc engine that will someday go back in
buel heads and all should put out at least 80 HP.  "SOME DAY". I think my first retro build AR15/M16 will be finished first.



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They are Dunstall Clip-ons   like these (not my pic)

http://caferacers.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/dunstall_clipons_011.jpg?w=480
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Here's my humble offering, a 71 CL350 street legal cafe
Assembled from various years CL and CB parts, modern seat an rearsets.
with a 'custom' rattle-can paint job.  Still need to get the proper tank logo's

http://newphillysports.com/milsurp/clcafe.jpg


Awesome!  Love the angle of the bars, looks a little more comfortable than mine.  What are they?  I also love the scrambler pipes!  Where did you get the rearsets? And linkage bits?  Any chance they were from Fast from the Past?  Or did you coble them together like I did mine (I sourced my parts from Fast from the Past, Dime City Cycles, Loaded Gun Customs).  And lastly, are you on www.dotheton.com?


They are Dunstall Clip-ons   like these (not my pic)

http://caferacers.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/dunstall_clipons_011.jpg?w=480


I originally wanted to go with clip-ons, but my bike came with the clubman bars.  Plus, I didn't have the equipment to grind down the tops of the triple clamp to make it look right.  I wonder if clip-ons raised to the top of the forks will be higher, and would that be more comfortable?
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