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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8250 on: January 09, 2021, 07:53:59 pm »
Absolutely pulling his leg as he is my old Boston riding buddy. My move to North Carolina has removed salt and (for the most part) cold out of the equation.

As an aside, I bought a 1975 750F years ago and have always been inspired by your bike and travels. Cheers!
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« Reply #8251 on: January 10, 2021, 09:20:45 am »
Absolutely pulling his leg as he is my old Boston riding buddy. My move to North Carolina has removed salt and (for the most part) cold out of the equation.

As an aside, I bought a 1975 750F years ago and have always been inspired by your bike and travels. Cheers!

Alex!! How have you been!? So sorry I have been crap at keeping in touch - will email you after this. Happy New Year and hopefully at some point Ill get down to North Carolina to get some riding in with you again. Alex is a superb riding companion willing to go anywhere :) We had some good group rides for a while there. Pic below shows Alex on his 750F  8)

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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
4. XLR650L 2006

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8252 on: January 10, 2021, 09:44:20 am »
Absolutely pulling his leg as he is my old Boston riding buddy. My move to North Carolina has removed salt and (for the most part) cold out of the equation.

As an aside, I bought a 1975 750F years ago and have always been inspired by your bike and travels. Cheers!

Alex!! How have you been!? So sorry I have been crap at keeping in touch - will email you after this. Happy New Year and hopefully at some point Ill get down to North Carolina to get some riding in with you again. Alex is a superb riding companion willing to go anywhere :) We had some good group rides for a while there. Pic below shows Alex on his 750F  8)

I just found the card from you and the NEHG crew from when I moved down here. I've been well; still have one 550 and now own two '75 750's. Been a crazy year for everyone but definitely looking forward to a happy new year. I miss you a ton and hope to reconnect! And the Lake Placid trip!!! What a picture!
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8253 on: January 10, 2021, 10:05:20 am »
Absolutely pulling his leg as he is my old Boston riding buddy. My move to North Carolina has removed salt and (for the most part) cold out of the equation.

As an aside, I bought a 1975 750F years ago and have always been inspired by your bike and travels. Cheers!

Alex!! How have you been!? So sorry I have been crap at keeping in touch - will email you after this. Happy New Year and hopefully at some point Ill get down to North Carolina to get some riding in with you again. Alex is a superb riding companion willing to go anywhere :) We had some good group rides for a while there. Pic below shows Alex on his 750F  8)

I just found the card from you and the NEHG crew from when I moved down here. I've been well; still have one 550 and now own two '75 750's. Been a crazy year for everyone but definitely looking forward to a happy new year. I miss you a ton and hope to reconnect! And the Lake Placid trip!!! What a picture!

Just emailed you with a bunch of pics  8)
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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
4. XLR650L 2006

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8254 on: January 10, 2021, 01:32:29 pm »
Absolutely pulling his leg as he is my old Boston riding buddy. My move to North Carolina has removed salt and (for the most part) cold out of the equation.

As an aside, I bought a 1975 750F years ago and have always been inspired by your bike and travels. Cheers!

Thanks and I have to admire your taste in bikes. ;D
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8255 on: January 10, 2021, 02:14:37 pm »

Thanks Andy, I know you like the gravel road shots.  Recovery is going OK.  I'll always have a limp probably, and running and jumping is a thing of the past, but I can do most everything else I want to do.

Oh yes I like gravel roads alright and yours look ideal for a 750. Glad to hear the recovery is going well - it does take a while. As long as you are mobile that’s the most important thing.

Keep those pics coming!
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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
4. XLR650L 2006

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8256 on: January 22, 2021, 08:57:52 pm »
Really happy to be out on the road today.  Beautiful day in South Texas.   Recover from surgery on my right wrist in September has been real, real slow.   So I was really enjoying a ride today, only the second since September, then dropped the chain.  Decided to try and stay happy anyway, life is good.

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« Reply #8257 on: January 22, 2021, 09:31:57 pm »
I thought I was 'seeing things' there for a minute.That looked like a snake on the road  ;D
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« Reply #8258 on: January 23, 2021, 01:56:29 am »
whoa!lucky it didnt get tangled up.

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« Reply #8259 on: January 23, 2021, 04:03:36 am »
Or cracked cases. I snapped one chain on Autobahn when I geared down to 3rd and WOT when passing slow going trucks on a hill.
Lucky to find a parking lot for long trucks having a break place.
Just rolled in looking at engine waiting for oil. No oil.

Chain on the road as a dead snake. Fast cars rolled over it and it did not sound good when fast going Porsches, BMWs etc rolled over it in 160- plus 200kmh.
I ran when possible and picked it up.
2 German guys on a small bike stopped by.

The driver brought me in to nearby city Kassel and a bike shop just before closing time 6pm. Opened and cut a chain in correct lenght and added a clip.

Back to bike, chain on and correct adjustment. 4-5 packages of real Swedish branded cigarettes made driver happy. He had only bad copies.

Learned what can happen when chain has too much slack. DID 50HDS o-ring.
Todays x-ring chains do not stretch that much and quick.

It was here the chain cover mounts on original swingarm snapped, chewing marks on hub and sprocket carrier plus almost sliced the reg plate.

Continued south thru France, Pyrenees (Andorra), Tarragona (Spain).
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8260 on: January 23, 2021, 04:46:46 am »
Really happy to be out on the road today.  Beautiful day in South Texas.   Recover from surgery on my right wrist in September has been real, real slow.   So I was really enjoying a ride today, only the second since September, then dropped the chain.  Decided to try and stay happy anyway, life is good.

Wow, I saw that pic before I read your post, and it reminded me that I ran over a Red belly Black Snake a couple of weeks ago on my way back from my Ma's place, on a bridge. I think it was already dead as there were a few cars around, but if not, I probably didn't help. Had a great ride today, pissed off a fake Harley rider dressed in all his "Sons of Anarchy" gear including one of those stupid mini German Helmets when he thought he's blow past my 50 year old bike, only to be embarrassed when I pushed him a bit too hard in the twisties and he ended up in the dirt, unharmed, but schooled........ ;D

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« Reply #8261 on: January 23, 2021, 11:03:17 am »
Well PeWe and Terry, those were interesting adventures but I'm glad my incident was a little less interesting.  Happened in a school zone and a few miles from home.  Cheers, Rich

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« Reply #8262 on: January 23, 2021, 11:15:23 am »
K0 Saturday 23 Jan 2021 3 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

That photo looks like it could have been taken here in Idaho (in a few months).
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« Reply #8263 on: January 24, 2021, 07:46:48 am »
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« Reply #8264 on: January 24, 2021, 08:27:02 am »
Is that a stock rim on the back of that K0?
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« Reply #8265 on: January 24, 2021, 08:59:06 am »
Thanks Mauik. Good eye. No it's a 16" Harley back tire. It was on it when I got it, I've thought about changing back to the 18" OE size but never have. This video was done some years ago but I still have this 4/70 KO.
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« Reply #8266 on: January 24, 2021, 10:24:49 am »
Really happy to be out on the road today.  Beautiful day in South Texas.   Recover from surgery on my right wrist in September has been real, real slow.   So I was really enjoying a ride today, only the second since September, then dropped the chain.  Decided to try and stay happy anyway, life is good.

Wow, I saw that pic before I read your post, and it reminded me that I ran over a Red belly Black Snake a couple of weeks ago on my way back from my Ma's place, on a bridge. I think it was already dead as there were a few cars around, but if not, I probably didn't help. Had a great ride today, pissed off a fake Harley rider dressed in all his "Sons of Anarchy" gear including one of those stupid mini German Helmets when he thought he's blow past my 50 year old bike, only to be embarrassed when I pushed him a bit too hard in the twisties and he ended up in the dirt, unharmed, but schooled........ ;D

K0 Saturday 23 Jan 2021 3 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

Terry,did the "fake Harley rider" stop when he was in the dirt long enough to take a good,long piss-off  ;D before he got back on the road? You were on down the road by then I imagine.
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« Reply #8267 on: January 24, 2021, 12:55:36 pm »
Really happy to be out on the road today.  Beautiful day in South Texas.   Recover from surgery on my right wrist in September has been real, real slow.   So I was really enjoying a ride today, only the second since September, then dropped the chain.  Decided to try and stay happy anyway, life is good.

Wow, I saw that pic before I read your post, and it reminded me that I ran over a Red belly Black Snake a couple of weeks ago on my way back from my Ma's place, on a bridge. I think it was already dead as there were a few cars around, but if not, I probably didn't help. Had a great ride today, pissed off a fake Harley rider dressed in all his "Sons of Anarchy" gear including one of those stupid mini German Helmets when he thought he's blow past my 50 year old bike, only to be embarrassed when I pushed him a bit too hard in the twisties and he ended up in the dirt, unharmed, but schooled........ ;D

K0 Saturday 23 Jan 2021 3 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

Terry,did the "fake Harley rider" stop when he was in the dirt long enough to take a good,long piss-off  ;D before he got back on the road? You were on down the road by then I imagine.
If the Harley guy is old enough he remembered the old bad days when CB750 arrived on the scene and surpassed most of all the other bikes!
A CB750 is back! ;)
He might look for another twin.

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« Reply #8268 on: January 24, 2021, 04:33:31 pm »
Thanks guys (and Dwight, your K0 looks magnificent!) as you know I'm a Harley fan with 2 sportsters currently, and a well set up sportster like my XLH1200 is a great handling bike, but the "Fake Harley" I was talking about was a Yamaha, or Kawasaki or Suzuki, or maybe even a Honda, I'm not sure which, but it definitely wasn't one of Milwaukie's finest.

The 1970 Sportster, which hadn't changed much since it's release in 1957 wasn't shamed by the CB750 at all, it had a similar 1/4 mile time, weighed less, and handled better. Unlike Triumph, BSA and Norton, Harley survived the arrival of the Japanese superbikes, due to their popularity in the US and around the world, and back then anything Japanese was not popular with older bikers who'd fought the Japanese in the pacific, and had no love for anything Japanese. My dad (a WW2 vet) hated them so much he wouldn't own anything Japanese, and when I rode my shiny new CB750 home in 1978, he took one look at it, and said, "The only good thing to come out of Japan was a mushroom cloud".

https://www.ultimatespecs.com/motorcycles-specs/harley-davidson/harley-davidson-xlch-900-sportster-1970

https://bikez.com/motorcycles/honda_cb_750_f_1970.php#:~:text=General%20information%20%20%20%20Model%3A%20%20,design%20an%20...%20%2028%20more%20rows%20

The "Fake Harley" rider was only a young guy, and probably doesn't understand that fake Harley riders aren't accepted by real Harley riders, or riders of Japanese sportsbikes or classics like ours, they're in their own little microcosm, and the used bike market reflects the disdain amongst most riders, fake harleys are cheap to buy used, because no-one that knows bikes and bike culture want them.

As motorcycles there's nothing wrong with them, but as Oscar Wilde famously wrote, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", which sounds innocuous enough until you look up the quote and read the second line which states, "that mediocrity can pay to greatness". I'm guessing the Japanese "Big Four" motorcycle manufacturers didn't read the second line. The fact that the fake harley rider was dressed up as a "Badass" with his fake german helmet etc just made him look more of a clown when I blew past him on the mighty red beast. It was a great ride. ;D
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8269 on: January 27, 2021, 05:27:46 am »
everytime he comes over now, we will be going for a ride. my wife took him to the dentist yesterday and stopped by the house on the way home.
"grandma i want to got stand near the motorcycle", followed by "i wanna just sit on it", leading up to "grandpa i want to go for a ride". done. we both like riding that little jewel of a bike.
Love it! Aren't grandkids great! Mine want to ride with me all the time they come over too but the 750 is in NH so they have to ride on the back seat of the goldwing....
Your pictures remind me of taking my then 3 year old niece back in the late 70s on my 76 750. She had a blast too.
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« Reply #8270 on: January 27, 2021, 05:50:39 am »
I miss not traveling out east anymore. My folks and I used to go from Michigan to Brimfield and around Amhurst NH and other areas to hit the big antique shows to find new stock back in the heyday. Made for fun family time living out of a van and cargo trailer and the area was so nice to visit.

I grew up in Amherst about 2 miles from there and also went to the Amherst Antique Market. It was the best. Unfortunately it has long shut down after the owners past, and it'll probably be condos there soon........
Lot of good memories growing up there. I usually still go back and spend my summers and fall there as my 750s are there as well as my family are still close to there.
My 75 in Milford for the DGR ride a couple years ago at Union Coffee Shop.
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« Reply #8271 on: January 27, 2021, 06:11:28 am »
Quote
A ride with a restaurant stop give life an extra golden touch!

Sorry to say I have never developed a taste for haggis.

Was unfamiliar, had to look it up. Does not sound appetizing!

"a Scottish dish consisting of a sheep's or calf's offal mixed with suet, oatmeal, and seasoning and boiled in a bag, traditionally one made from the animal's stomach."

There are better definitions......

Having grown up with Scottish heritage and grandparents and on a small farm, my mom learned to cook really good. (We didn't have sheep) Dad always had cows and pigs that he'd take to get butchered, there were parts in the freezer that always got an eue when digging for the roast mom wanted brought up for dinner. Feet, brains and such. She would cook up meat pie once or twice a week that we ate and you never asked what was in it, you just learned to eat it as you had to "clean" your plate if you wanted desert! With 8 kids in the family, we ate well on a meager budget. I'll have to have a meet up over in Cornish this summer after I get back for a plate.
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« Reply #8272 on: January 27, 2021, 06:12:26 am »
I miss not traveling out east anymore. My folks and I used to go from Michigan to Brimfield and around Amhurst NH and other areas to hit the big antique shows to find new stock back in the heyday. Made for fun family time living out of a van and cargo trailer and the area was so nice to visit.

I grew up in Amherst about 2 miles from there and also went to the Amherst Antique Market. It was the best. Unfortunately it has long shut down after the owners past, and it'll probably be condos there soon........
Lot of good memories growing up there. I usually still go back and spend my summers and fall there as my 750s are there as well as my family are still close to there.
My 75 in Milford for the DGR ride a couple years ago at Union Coffee Shop.
  Funny you mention Amherst. Back in the antique golden years my folks and I would travel out from Kalamazoo to Brimfield on buying trips and Amherst was also on the must do list. Beautiful country around there and very fond memories of a different kind of hunt.

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« Reply #8273 on: January 27, 2021, 06:49:30 am »
It’s been a while since I’ve posted much on here. I bought my 77 Cb750F in my 20s around 2005, still living in a ski town and it was my first “project” bike, (as in major engine damage shortly after purchase). Here is how my bike looked after it’s repaint, and I reshaped the seat foam, and my wife made a new cover for it.

My rear brake caliper leaked and wrecked the paint on the rim, and I also needed new tires so I stripped the wheels and they are at the powder coat place now. I am also going to tackle the task of cleaning up some oil leaks on the engine, this winter.

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« Reply #8274 on: January 27, 2021, 11:41:33 am »
It’s been a while since I’ve posted much on here. I bought my 77 Cb750F in my 20s around 2005, still living in a ski town and it was my first “project” bike, (as in major engine damage shortly after purchase). Here is how my bike looked after it’s repaint, and I reshaped the seat foam, and my wife made a new cover for it.

My rear brake caliper leaked and wrecked the paint on the rim, and I also needed new tires so I stripped the wheels and they are at the powder coat place now. I am also going to tackle the task of cleaning up some oil leaks on the engine, this winter.

Nice looking 'F' model  8) Which wheels are you running ?
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