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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post


I used to do twisties. Now I scoot over to the gym and back and run errands occasionally.
Used to, now in Oakland (Piedmont actually). But with kids... you always have an errand or two while you are out and dragging 4 gallons of milk back on a motorcycle is a pain.
I actually have never cared about engine noise. I like the open-air motoring. To be honest, I sometimes prefer road cycling because you can hear nature. So if I could get a silent motorcycle, it wouldn't be a bad thing.

 

 

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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post


I've got just the ticket for you. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

hahahhaaa

 

 

 

Seriously though I see a Thruxton R, a 800 Brutale RR or a  Striple R serving you much better than the HP4.

post #6737 of 6912
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post



hahahhaaa



Seriously though I see a Thruxton R, a 800 Brutale RR or a  Striple R serving you much better than the HP4.

Hell, I think a broken down 80s Honda Jazz scooter would be more valid at this point. But whatever.
post #6738 of 6912
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Hey guys,

Its been a while since I've posed anything on this page.

This years project has been a 1972 Honda CB450. It was a turd when i first bought it, A not running, rusty, muddy mess of a bike.




Over the past year I've rebuilt or replaced EVERYTHING on it. Fully vapor blasted and rebuilt the engine top to bottom. All new black oxide socket cap hardware.



Blasted and powder coated all of the chassis components in satin black.




re-laced the wheels with Buchanan stainless spokes.



I have some mild rear-sets and clip-on installed. These additions give it a nice riding possition; dropping the knees to allow you to pinch the tank.

The bike also has some custom metalwork. I made the rear "Cafe" cowl out of 18ga sheet metal. It was formed with a sand bag followed by some english wheel work. The cowl is made of 4 separate "panels"that were welded together and planished smooth.

I have all the hand controls installed. Front brake caliper installed. Waiting on a stainless brake line. etc

Then a full wiring harness build, paint and leather upholstery.









This is not everyone's cup of tea, but I enjoy tinkering and bringing these old girls to life.

 

 

Chris... BRAVO!

She really turned out nicely.  Can't wait to see the final set up.

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Cool article - nice read minus the auto-play video.

post #6741 of 6912

Didn't see that on my phone. Womp.

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Neato. That improvement in the heat the current engines throw off is significant in and of itself for someone living in the south let me fucking tell you. I won't rush out and get one of these though, since I have my eye set on another sportie for a spare bike. Pio, this gonna finally push you over the edge??
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I wish I could read the article and actually understand the impact of the changes - other than the heat and width they spoke about.
post #6745 of 6912
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

Neato. That improvement in the heat the current engines throw off is significant in and of itself for someone living in the south let me fucking tell you. I won't rush out and get one of these though, since I have my eye set on another sportie for a spare bike. Pio, this gonna finally push you over the edge??

Plays right into my personal schedule. I'll wait a couple of years to see if any issues develop, but damn, that new SG Special in red is giving me a hard on.
post #6746 of 6912
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Plays right into my personal schedule. I'll wait a couple of years to see if any issues develop, but damn, that new SG Special in red is giving me a hard on.

Haha you're never going to get a bike are you?
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post




Haha you're never going to get a bike are you?

 

He's going to get a bike the day after I do

post #6748 of 6912
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post



Haha you're never going to get a bike are you?

I've said it's going to be a few years as we're saving for a major project on the house (that I hope to get started in October actually but we'll see there too). There's a chance it might not happen too. Need to be financially responsible.
post #6749 of 6912
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I've said it's going to be a few years as we're saving for a major project on the house (that I hope to get started in October actually but we'll see there too). There's a chance it might not happen too. Need to be financially responsible.

Really hope the major project is a garage for the new bike.
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Really hope the major project is a garage for the new bike.

Hah! Nah, have 3.5 car garage already. It's a big backyard project. 25k in travertine alone. Ugh, don't get me started.
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