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Offline druzli

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5025 on: June 30, 2014, 12:52:52 pm »
Travelling home, Denmark - Iceland. 11.000km driven all around Denmark and Iceland. Was in school there for 3 months, every day commuter. I simply love travelling on this bike.
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“You don’t have to be worried about scratching your bike. You don’t have to be worried about it if gets, you know, dirty. Actually ride it, that’s what it’s made for. We love to make it look differently, but you should also be able to ride it. That’s what it’s all about in the end.” - Nicholas Bech, Wrenchmonkees

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5026 on: June 30, 2014, 12:56:30 pm »
Little more from the travel :)
“You don’t have to be worried about scratching your bike. You don’t have to be worried about it if gets, you know, dirty. Actually ride it, that’s what it’s made for. We love to make it look differently, but you should also be able to ride it. That’s what it’s all about in the end.” - Nicholas Bech, Wrenchmonkees

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5027 on: June 30, 2014, 01:21:00 pm »
Little more from the travel :)

Love it!
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5028 on: July 01, 2014, 07:18:10 am »
Little more from the travel :)

Love it!

Thanks, I just saw that you are going on a cool trip, saw the blog also, will be following up on that!
Farewell and take care!
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5029 on: July 01, 2014, 09:40:14 am »
Just recently got my K0 back on the road after collecting dust for several years in the garage. I've been running around town with it and checking out the finer adjustments I need to do; dialing in the carbs, suspension tweeks, braking function and the like. But It's always nice to see someone checking My Mistress out and ignoring the plastic rockets being ridden today. Something about "when men were men" comes to mind. Anyway, here she is down at my veterans hall:

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5030 on: July 01, 2014, 06:51:34 pm »
Here's some action shots from my recent "mini" tour (St. Cloud, FL to Northwestern Ohio and back) along a particularly interesting stretch of road:












































I actually found US Highway 250 between Stanton, VA and Monterey, VA to be much more interesting though...
TAMTF...


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Clean up that nasty harness: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=137351.msg1549191#msg1549191
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                                           http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,139544.msg1579364.html#msg1579364
                                           http://oldmanhonda.com/MC/wiring750K1.html
Charging system diagnosis: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=1012.msg8345#msg8345
Get the manuals: http://manuals.sohc4.net/cb750k/
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Branden's leak free top end thread: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=107040.0
Engine Lifting Made Easy: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,58210.msg1684742.html#msg1684742
                                      http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,100352.msg1675840.html#msg1675840
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Airbox Gasket Replacement: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,114485.msg1290000.html#msg1290000
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PD Carb Choke Linkage: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,100352.msg1669248.html#msg1669248
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5031 on: July 01, 2014, 07:27:00 pm »
Great shots, Wilbur.  No burn outs?   Would have been a good place to do one!
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5032 on: July 02, 2014, 12:20:39 am »
Hey Wilbur I am liking your pelican case set up - can you tell me how they are mounted and what size pelican cases you are using?

looking good!
cheers
Andy
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5033 on: July 02, 2014, 04:44:17 am »
Hey Wilbur I am liking your pelican case set up - can you tell me how they are mounted and what size pelican cases you are using?

looking good!
cheers
Andy

Thanks Steve and Andy.  8)

 I had been scouring Craigslist for a while looking for some 1550 cases. Finally struck gold when someone posted over a dozen used Pelican cases for $25 each! They were mostly 1650 cases (bigger than I wanted at 28.5x17.37x10.5), but I called anyway (price was too good to pass up) and the seller indicated that he did indeed have a couple 1550 cases. Had to drive to Tampa (little over an hour away) to get them. Turns out they are 1510 cases which include wheels and an extension handle and they are designed to meet TSA maximum size limit for airline carry-on bags. The 1510 (19.75x11x7.6) cases are a little longer and narrower than the 1550 (18.43x14x7.62). I removed the wheels and extension handle for saddle bag use, and the mounting points for this hardware now serve double duty as mounting points for the motorcycle bracket as well. These cases were used as enclosures for custom electronics and had some holes through the sides where data and power connectors passed through the case. Just had to seal those up. The 1510 and 1550 are close enough dimensionally that I should be able to mount 1550 cases to the same brackets (once I find a deal on a set of 1550's!).

Andy, shoot me a PM if you want more details, the mounting is quite simple, it took me longer to figure out HOW to mount them than it did to actually fabricate the mounts. I even extended the mount far enough to the rear to accept the stock taillights. A little bit of 3/8" rod with an 1/8" thick tab on the end made for a "capture" bracket that is secured by rotating through the mounting bracket on one end and the padlock I used for the case lids on the other end. Open the padlock, rotate the bracket, and the cases simply lift off. I used a three-point mount, two on top (which is the primary load bearing) and one at the bottom rear to stabilize the bags. The three-point mount makes each bag side specific (one mounts on right side only, the other on the left side only) since they are fairly close to the shock at the lower front, if I were to add the extra hardware to make them ambidextrous, I would have wanted to shift them further outboard for clearance (not an option in my opinion).

The bags are mounted using all stock hardware and there were absolutely no modifications to any of the original (stock) components. In 15 minutes I can have the saddlebag mounts removed and have the bike back in original stock trim. I am considering doing a write-up and posting a how-to, but the process of photo-documenting everything is time consuming and I'm a little busy at the moment. Maybe when things settle down a little....

Does that ever happen?  ;)  ;D  8)
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My most recent project "Evolution": http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=100352.0
F2/F3 O-rings: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=113672.msg1300721#msg1300721
Cam Tower Studs: https://www.mcmaster.com/#93210a017/=t19sgp
Clean up that nasty harness: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=137351.msg1549191#msg1549191
                                           http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,148188.msg1688494.html#msg1688494
                                           http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,139544.msg1579364.html#msg1579364
                                           http://oldmanhonda.com/MC/wiring750K1.html
Charging system diagnosis: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=1012.msg8345#msg8345
Get the manuals: http://manuals.sohc4.net/cb750k/
The Dragon: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=45183.msg1571675#msg1571675
Headlight Switch: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=113986.msg1283236#msg1283236
Branden's leak free top end thread: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=107040.0
Engine Lifting Made Easy: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,58210.msg1684742.html#msg1684742
                                      http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,100352.msg1675840.html#msg1675840
Static and Dynamic Timing: http://www.hondachopper.com/garage/carb_info/timing/timing1.html
Airbox Gasket Replacement: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,114485.msg1290000.html#msg1290000
"Café" : http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,84697.msg953814.html#msg953814
PD Carb Choke Linkage: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,100352.msg1669248.html#msg1669248
                                    http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,110931.msg1248354.html#msg1248354
Follow up on your damn posts: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,144305.msg1791605.html#msg1791605
Taiwanese Cam Chain Tensioners:  http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,155043.msg1774841.html#msg1774841
Gumtwo Seat Cover: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,164440.msg1897366.html#msg1897366
Primary Drive: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,166063.msg1919278.html#msg1919278
Tank Latch: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,165975.msg1919495.html#msg1919495
Shorten your forks: http://vintage-and-classic-honda-s.456789.n3.nabble.com/How-to-shorten-forks-td4042465.html DO NOT CUT THE SPRINGS!
Clutch How To: http://vintage-and-classic-honda-s.456789.n3.nabble.com/How-to-change-and-adjust-a-clutch-SOHC-td4040391.html
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5034 on: July 02, 2014, 08:32:03 am »
203 pages!

Here is sometime last year with the current "superbike" bars.
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5035 on: July 02, 2014, 08:44:43 am »
Davidov,  You can see every post you have ever made by putting the mouse pointer on 'profile' at the top of the page and then clicking on 'summary'. Then at the summary page click on 'show posts' on the left side of the page.

If you are compulsive poster like me with thousands of posts there's a lot to sift through. But in your case right now you could figure it out in a few minutes of checking.

This is handy for when you can't remember the title of a post you commented on that had some useful info.
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5036 on: July 02, 2014, 10:07:02 am »
Nice set up with the pelican hardbags, I've been thinking about doing the same thing on my 77 750k. I picked up a set of mounting brackets & plastic bags off a 70's xs650 that I think will do the trick bracket wise, the pelican cases really suit the 77-78 I think.
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5037 on: July 02, 2014, 10:20:45 am »
Replaced the chain and sprockets and took her out for her first cruise. On the far right is the 82 Nighthawk i used to own.

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5038 on: July 03, 2014, 10:35:10 pm »
Bylong valley way yesterday,  stopped for refreshments

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5039 on: July 03, 2014, 10:54:37 pm »
How do those LED driving lights work mate, I'm thinking of getting similar for mine.

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5040 on: July 04, 2014, 05:40:31 pm »
Late evening ride this evening.

IMG_4814 by jay_snyder67, on Flickr
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5041 on: July 06, 2014, 01:50:38 am »
kind of a lazy sunday last week. cruising around the country without any real purpose. which is the best of course  8)




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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5042 on: July 06, 2014, 02:57:13 am »
 cruising around the country without any real purpose.



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All us sohc4 guys think alike ;) Nice bike and pics lander 8)
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5043 on: July 06, 2014, 03:07:07 am »
... and of course there is purpose in having no purpose  ;)
thanks dhall!

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5044 on: July 06, 2014, 05:59:56 am »
Not all who wander are lost. :)
A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. --Lao Tsu

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5045 on: July 06, 2014, 06:05:37 am »


On our roadtrip to the bikersclassics event at the Spa Francorchamps circuit.
Me on my K6 cafe and my nephew on his K7.



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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5046 on: July 06, 2014, 07:48:19 am »
Rode the sidecar rig to the lake shore.  Saw a really big banana.

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5047 on: July 06, 2014, 09:52:01 am »
kind of a lazy sunday last week. cruising around the country without any real purpose. which is the best of course  8)





Being a sailor I have to ask......is that a Tjalk behind your bike in the background? :)

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5048 on: July 06, 2014, 09:54:18 am »
Rode the sidecar rig to the lake shore.  Saw a really big banana.



That should inspire you...maybe dress up your sidecar as a giant strawberry. ;D

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #5049 on: July 06, 2014, 02:17:07 pm »
Being a sailor I have to ask......is that a Tjalk behind your bike in the background? :)

i had to look at the original image file and zoom in carefully... yes it is. the hull shape and massive leeboard are dead giveaways.
that's the ijsselmeer, and you do see quite of few of them there. i don't sail myself but like to take my canoe out there. always nice to see these traditional boats.

 

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