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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4975 on: June 17, 2014, 08:35:30 pm »
...love seeing the old pics...thanks rtbmrgl
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4976 on: June 17, 2014, 11:26:10 pm »
Ahhhhhh........the old strap the Kerker to the shock mount trick! Were you one of those guys that went out like everyone else and bought a 4to1? I didn't get my first big 4 till around 79'-80' and it was a 74 kawi 900z1. I knew the 2 previous owners before I got it. My friend Harley got it first and it had this bad a$$ 4to 1 that he ran without a baffle. My other friend Robin got it and layed it down taking out the pipe and some other goodies. This bike came from Harley's older brother who was a seargent on the San Jose, Ca. pd. He had some exotic cars over the years also but that was the only bike I knew of. Harley got it around 77-78 so it was when you didn't see too many crotch rocket looking bikes. This thing had custom rearsets, clip ons, the cool 4to1, bullet fairing.........something you didn't see on the street. After Robin laid it down and took out the pipe and the right rear set....I got it. I didn't like the rear set/ clip on thing so I traded a guy for everything stock for all the lay down sh!t. I got new bars,stock length cables, footpegs,brake,shifter..........everything it needed so I got it back to stock form. I never saw that bike with stock 4 pipes. When I got it I put on Jardine 4to2's. I didn;t like the sound or looks of those (too trumpety looking!). After that bike I got a 77 LTD 1000 that had....................of all things the same crappy Jardines that were on the 900!! That didn't last long though because I had come into some cash and went out and bought a Kerker brand new (when they were affordable....around $350 in late 80's).I don't remember where that one mounted but I know it wasn't on the shock.
  Anyways....I was just gonna say are you one that threw away the stockers and put on the 4to1 or did you put the stockers up in the rafters for later? I know people that did both!!! I would be pissed if I found out I threw away $1K or so of pipes.
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4977 on: June 18, 2014, 12:36:07 am »
Here's my 1980 CB650 "frankenbike"

Great pic... but give her a new chain.
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4978 on: June 18, 2014, 12:43:38 am »
That town picture remnds me of when we went to Bad Teinach... Home of the Hirschquelle.

That 5min from where this pic was taken.
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4979 on: June 18, 2014, 04:44:09 pm »
  Anyways....I was just gonna say are you one that threw away the stockers and put on the 4to1 or did you put the stockers up in the rafters for later? I know people that did both!!! I would be pissed if I found out I threw away $1K or so of pipes.
Actually no, I bought the bike with chrome headers, not sure what brand but they looked like a pretzel. Kerkers were very popular at that time, they were black, I painted them white.
I remember seeing a Dunstall Norton Commando with a red head, so thats the deal with that. I had '70 Commnado before this bike, I had to look for things to do on the Honda, not so with the Norton, the problems found me. Still wish I had it.
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4980 on: June 18, 2014, 07:00:23 pm »
I never saw either of my Z bikes with stock exhaust but my K5 750 had em on there when I got it in 2000. The left 2 mufflers were blown out though and the po had tried to bandage it with some sheet metal & clamps.
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4981 on: June 19, 2014, 11:33:58 am »
I never saw either of my Z bikes with stock exhaust but my K5 750 had em on there when I got it in 2000. The left 2 mufflers were blown out though and the po had tried to bandage it with some sheet metal & clamps.
Ahhh if we only knew then what we know now,
 would have bought up all the shock pipes, and maybe invested in Microsoft. Either way I'd be rich, hahahah
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4982 on: June 19, 2014, 11:48:33 am »
Well, start with a picture last tear after I got it running.  Probably a wee bit different in style than most here.  Is my hot rod bike  8)


And how about something from this year.  Took it on easter weekend after doing some long rides.  Needed a bath after...

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4983 on: June 19, 2014, 12:20:09 pm »
Well, start with a picture last tear after I got it running.  Probably a wee bit different in style than most here.  Is my hot rod bike  8)


And how about something from this year.  Took it on easter weekend after doing some long rides.  Needed a bath after...


Looks good to me!
thanks, Mark
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4984 on: June 21, 2014, 05:40:20 am »

Here's my buddy George and I on the town square in Rutledge, GA. That's George's '69 450 parked in front and my '73 750 in the rear.

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4985 on: June 21, 2014, 05:53:50 am »
Got some pic a couple of days ago, since a mate of mine just bought a new GoPro to play with,

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4986 on: June 21, 2014, 05:33:16 pm »
Friday evening rode from Boston to the Adirondacks - 6hr ride 284 miles - met up with the other Boston Sohcers


Today had a great ride from Wilmington Ny to Lake Placid to Blue Mountain Lake back to Wilmington




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1. CB750K4: Long distance bike, 17 countries and counting...2001 - Trans-USA-Mexico (CB750K4), 2003 - European Tour (CB750K4), 2004 - SOHC Easy Rider Trip (CB750K4), 2008 - Adirondack Tour 2-up (CB750K4) , 2013 - Tail of the Dragon Tour , 2017: 836 kit install and bottom end rebuild. And rebirth: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,173213.msg2029836.html#msg2029836
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4987 on: June 22, 2014, 02:25:03 pm »
All SOHCers from the Boston area returned today after their 2.5 day, 800 miles round-trip to the Adirondacks. All bikes made it back :)

Crossing the Lake Champlain Bridge today back into VT from NY



Some of the bikes last night at the cabin in Wilmington after a long days ride - my orange CB750K4



Peters K1



Alex (Cabrala) having a nap  8)



It was barely warm enough to have an outdoor dinner but we persevered!



Breakfast in Keene, NY



Anders K8 - dont let appearances deceive - this was the fast bike!



Alex (Cabrala) F1



Hanging around in Lake Placid



Empty mountain roads





They make things big in the Adirondacks





A lot of nice scenery





On the road





cheers
Andy



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1. CB750K4: Long distance bike, 17 countries and counting...2001 - Trans-USA-Mexico (CB750K4), 2003 - European Tour (CB750K4), 2004 - SOHC Easy Rider Trip (CB750K4), 2008 - Adirondack Tour 2-up (CB750K4) , 2013 - Tail of the Dragon Tour , 2017: 836 kit install and bottom end rebuild. And rebirth: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,173213.msg2029836.html#msg2029836
2. CB750/810cc K2  - road racer with JMR worked head 71 hp
3. VStrom DL1000 2003
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4988 on: June 22, 2014, 04:20:58 pm »
Another 400 mile weekend to visit elderly parents. With pics this time.





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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4989 on: June 22, 2014, 05:08:53 pm »

Another 400 mile weekend to visit elderly parents. With pics this time.







Lookin good schnell! I did about 350 on my K2 and 2 on foot to get to this gorgeous spot. Can't beat it.
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4990 on: June 22, 2014, 05:37:06 pm »
Another 400 mile weekend to visit elderly parents. With pics this time.

 :) ;D :)

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« Reply #4991 on: June 22, 2014, 06:47:54 pm »
Picture taken after winning second place at the VJMC event.



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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4992 on: June 23, 2014, 07:32:35 am »


Out on the road yesterday, Revelstoke, BC.


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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4993 on: June 23, 2014, 09:58:13 am »
At the Cumberland City ferry crossing - one of only three operational ferries in Tennessee.
If it's worth doing, it's worth doing twice.

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4994 on: June 23, 2014, 10:07:20 am »

At the Cumberland City ferry crossing - one of only three operational ferries in Tennessee.

Hey tug you ever get that bike from the $500 challenge running?
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4995 on: June 23, 2014, 10:08:30 am »
love ferry"es
i kan not speak english/but trying!!
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4996 on: June 23, 2014, 01:16:57 pm »
Did you not hear? The whole exciting, heartbreaking saga:
http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=132256.0

I will say that the winning team put in almost 1,700 miles on a CM400. And, as it turns out, the '76 XL250 was a one-year-only motor - with the exhaust being on the other side & carb sticking out the right side on the earlier models; there was no '77 model stateside; and in '78 they changed to the 2-1 exhaust. If we can find a head in decent shape, we'll probably get it and bore out the cylinder & install an oversize piston. Another option is to have needle bearings installed in the head. Both options are expensive & time-consuming for a bike that really, none of us want. May part it out in the end.. we'll see.
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« Reply #4997 on: June 23, 2014, 01:29:08 pm »
Did you not hear? The whole exciting, heartbreaking saga:
http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=132256.0

I will say that the winning team put in almost 1,700 miles on a CM400. And, as it turns out, the '76 XL250 was a one-year-only motor - with the exhaust being on the other side & carb sticking out the right side on the earlier models; there was no '77 model stateside; and in '78 they changed to the 2-1 exhaust. If we can find a head in decent shape, we'll probably get it and bore out the cylinder & install an oversize piston. Another option is to have needle bearings installed in the head. Both options are expensive & time-consuming for a bike that really, none of us want. May part it out in the end.. we'll see.

Yeah I followed pretty closely and knew you guys never really left the finish line. Just never heard if you guys kept on the bike afterwards. Bummer about the compatibility and lack of spare parts.
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4998 on: June 23, 2014, 05:54:45 pm »
A bunch of great pics of all the sohc4 Honda's guys ;D
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #4999 on: June 23, 2014, 06:59:57 pm »
love ferry"ies

Yeah, they are fun.  Here is mine from a couple weeks ago on one.