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« Last Edit: June 15, 2020, 09:06:45 pm by SOHC4 Cafe Racer Fan »
1975 CB550K1 "Blue" Stockish Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=135005.0)
1975 CB550F1 frame/CB650 engine hybrid "The Hot Mess" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,150220.0.html)
2014 MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800
2016+ Triumph Thruxton 1200 R (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,170198.0.html)

"There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them — but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one.... Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba." Hunter S. Thompson, Song of the Sausage Creature, Cycle World, March 1995.  (http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html)

Sold/Emeritus
1973 CB750K2 "Bionic Mongrel" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=132734.0) - Sold
1977 CB750K7 "Nine Lives" Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=50490.0) - Sold
2005 RVT1000RR RC51-SP2 "El Diablo" - Sold

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month July 2020
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2020, 09:09:39 pm »
Damn, it's always hard to pick one, but this ones harderer.
Some fine machinery on display.
past-cb100,ts250,cb500,cb500,gs1000,gs650g.phillips traveller
present-CB 650 retro
            VTR1000F3
           XL250S riverbed rocket
           TS250[sold]
           TS185[sold]
           XL125S[sold]
           MT50 (white)
           MT50 (red)[sold]
           KN250/XS400 project
           XR/XL250 bitsa under construction
           SL100[sold]
           XL250R
           pedal(pub bike) leaks oil
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month July 2020
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2020, 10:31:44 pm »
Sano has a very nice CB550 Caf'e Fastback.I love those adjustable bars,never seen any like it  8)
75' CB400F/'bunch o' parts' & 81' CB125S modded to a 'CB200S',1982' Suz. GS450TXZ
  I love the small ones too !
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month July 2020
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2020, 01:15:22 pm »
great group this month!

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month July 2020
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2020, 01:18:25 pm »
great group this month!

Really clean looking customs.
1975 CB550K1 "Blue" Stockish Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=135005.0)
1975 CB550F1 frame/CB650 engine hybrid "The Hot Mess" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,150220.0.html)
2014 MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800
2016+ Triumph Thruxton 1200 R (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,170198.0.html)

"There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them — but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one.... Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba." Hunter S. Thompson, Song of the Sausage Creature, Cycle World, March 1995.  (http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html)

Sold/Emeritus
1973 CB750K2 "Bionic Mongrel" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=132734.0) - Sold
1977 CB750K7 "Nine Lives" Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=50490.0) - Sold
2005 RVT1000RR RC51-SP2 "El Diablo" - Sold

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month July 2020
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2020, 08:52:03 am »
It's always tough with these.
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month July 2020
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2020, 09:35:35 am »
Three gorgeous bikes! Voted...
'74 "Big Bang" Honda 750K [836].....'71 Honda 750K project.....'76 Honda 550F.....K3 Park Racer.....K5 Fiddy Dolla Special!......CB500 Fiddy Dolla Special too!!............plus plus plus.........

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month July 2020
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2020, 10:27:33 am »
Just a reminder to the owners of the bikes polled.  Feel free to post any additional photos and a summary of your build "story" (what you started with, what you did, what specialty parts and services you incorporated, what was your goal).  I just post the available finished photos when I format the poll.
1975 CB550K1 "Blue" Stockish Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=135005.0)
1975 CB550F1 frame/CB650 engine hybrid "The Hot Mess" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,150220.0.html)
2014 MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800
2016+ Triumph Thruxton 1200 R (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,170198.0.html)

"There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them — but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one.... Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba." Hunter S. Thompson, Song of the Sausage Creature, Cycle World, March 1995.  (http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html)

Sold/Emeritus
1973 CB750K2 "Bionic Mongrel" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=132734.0) - Sold
1977 CB750K7 "Nine Lives" Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=50490.0) - Sold
2005 RVT1000RR RC51-SP2 "El Diablo" - Sold

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month July 2020
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2020, 09:13:15 am »
A few more pictures.  Now I know what folks mean by “it’s never done!” Recently re-did the graphics on the tail cowl for crisper edges and replaced the failing starter/headlight switch as well as the front turn signals.
  The most fun and satisfying modifications on this project were the primary chain tensioner/deep oil sump described by “bwhaller”, porting the head, building the seat, making the new rear frame brace and refining all the frame welds before paint, laying up the fiberglass cowl and figuring out the squish/quench dimension before decking the cylinders.
  I got the Raask bars (sometimes called Jota style as in Laverda Jota) with the other parts of the basket case.  The PO had them for many years before he passed them on to me.  They make fine tuning the riding position easy and this bike is very comfortable.  I used bar risers for clearance to get to the fork air pre-load valves which moves things up a bit but running the bars level gives a nice line AND makes for comfy riding position.
  This forum is why I chose to embark on this project, it took all the anxiety out of the engine building and tuning phase to have such a wealth of information at my fingertips.  Thank you to all who share their hard earned experience so freely.  I wish the rest of society was as cooperative and selfless!  Cheers

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month July 2020
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2020, 09:45:13 am »
I remember Raask made rearsets,had them on my RD350,didn't know they made such nice bars !  8)
75' CB400F/'bunch o' parts' & 81' CB125S modded to a 'CB200S',1982' Suz. GS450TXZ
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month July 2020
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2020, 03:52:53 pm »
I remember Raask made rearsets...

Yes, I have them on my "Park Racer"....




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'74 "Big Bang" Honda 750K [836].....'71 Honda 750K project.....'76 Honda 550F.....K3 Park Racer.....K5 Fiddy Dolla Special!......CB500 Fiddy Dolla Special too!!............plus plus plus.........

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month July 2020
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2020, 05:37:56 pm »
I remember Raask made rearsets...

Yes, I have them on my "Park Racer"....




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They look great Steve;they'll come in handy when you need to run from the Park Ranger  ;D
75' CB400F/'bunch o' parts' & 81' CB125S modded to a 'CB200S',1982' Suz. GS450TXZ
  I love the small ones too !
Do your BEST...nobody can take that away from you.

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month July 2020
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2020, 10:24:55 am »
As usual another tough pick.  Voted
1977 CB550/4 Cafe - Speed Warrior / BOTM 03/11
1980 CB750F (project)
Whittaker GBF Vintage Racing Sidecar (XS750 power) - ITG / 151's / CMR Racing Products (SOLD)
1976 CB400 SS - stock / BOTM 04/11 (SOLD)
1973 CB750 K - basket case (SOLD)
77 CB550 Cafe build
550/750 Filter Thread
Sidecar Rebuild Thread

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month July 2020
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2020, 08:41:28 am »
Well-deserved congratulations to Hariii on the win.  All 3 bikes are beauties.
1975 CB550K1 "Blue" Stockish Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=135005.0)
1975 CB550F1 frame/CB650 engine hybrid "The Hot Mess" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,150220.0.html)
2014 MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800
2016+ Triumph Thruxton 1200 R (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,170198.0.html)

"There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them — but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one.... Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba." Hunter S. Thompson, Song of the Sausage Creature, Cycle World, March 1995.  (http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html)

Sold/Emeritus
1973 CB750K2 "Bionic Mongrel" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=132734.0) - Sold
1977 CB750K7 "Nine Lives" Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=50490.0) - Sold
2005 RVT1000RR RC51-SP2 "El Diablo" - Sold

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month July 2020
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2020, 11:16:41 am »
Three nice bikes, results just go to show you can't beat the awesome work by the professional designers and engineers at Honda (up until 1978 :P )
1975 CB400 F0 Stock
1970 CB350 K2 Stock
1970 CL350 K2 Stock

 

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