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Offline Sgt.Pinback

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8050 on: September 16, 2020, 12:20:09 am »
Great pic
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8051 on: September 16, 2020, 04:47:48 pm »
Great pic
I agree, that bike looks stunning Jeff!
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8052 on: September 17, 2020, 02:27:24 am »
Getting some gravel time in.



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Your pic brought back memories.  Aux tank and ammo box were my long haul "accessories"  Aux tank allowed for ~500 range and all tools I would need + a few spare parts fit in the ammo boxes along with cans of food.  I would put a can of Dinty Moor beef stew under the carbs and in about an hour I'd have a "hot" meal.  I don't think my back and rump would appreciate an 8 + hr trip these days.  LOL.

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8053 on: September 17, 2020, 04:53:02 pm »
Getting some gravel time in.



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Your pic brought back memories.  Aux tank and ammo box were my long haul "accessories"  Aux tank allowed for ~500 range and all tools I would need + a few spare parts fit in the ammo boxes along with cans of food.  I would put a can of Dinty Moor beef stew under the carbs and in about an hour I'd have a "hot" meal.  I don't think my back and rump would appreciate an 8 + hr trip these days.  LOL.

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Yea it takes a certain kind of persistence to sit for long times in the saddle.  The seat is a off a hondamatic so it is wider than the stock 550.  The bike and I have done three certified Ironbutt Association Saddle Sore 1000s.

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8054 on: September 19, 2020, 07:59:35 pm »
Spending this weekend in Vermont




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2. CB750/810cc K2  - road racer with JMR worked head 71 hp
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8055 on: September 20, 2020, 04:33:37 pm »
Riding through Ludlow VT saw this tank so had to take a pic :). 231 miles through the Green Mountains of VT...great ride!




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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 #8056 on: September 21, 2020, 06:17:23 pm »
I made my usual country ride today, the last day of summer, and a beauty it was. I have been riding past the horse farms on Seven Mile road all summer and today I found this handsome guy munching on the green grass at the roadside fence. I went past but circled back and parked the bike as he continued eating. I spoke to him just a bit and when he lifted his head I snapped this photo.
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8057 on: September 21, 2020, 07:16:38 pm »
You might speak with the owner and see if they will swap rides:you ride the horse and the owner of the horse ride your CB750.. for a short ride.Beautiful horse BTW  8)
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8058 on: September 22, 2020, 12:11:22 am »
You might speak with the owner and see if they will swap rides:you ride the horse and the owner of the horse ride your CB750.. for a short ride.Beautiful horse BTW  8)
The horse owner make a good deal then..
only one horsepower for a CB750 with around 55hp on the wheel if stock! :D 

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8059 on: September 22, 2020, 08:30:27 am »
You might speak with the owner and see if they will swap rides:you ride the horse and the owner of the horse ride your CB750.. for a short ride.Beautiful horse BTW  8)
The horse owner make a good deal then..
only one horsepower for a CB750 with around 55hp on the wheel if stock! :D

There is more skill required to operate that 'one horsepower'  :D than 'motor' that 55 ! Lol
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8060 on: September 23, 2020, 09:22:26 am »
You might speak with the owner and see if they will swap rides:you ride the horse and the owner of the horse ride your CB750.. for a short ride.Beautiful horse BTW  8)
The horse owner make a good deal then..
only one horsepower for a CB750 with around 55hp on the wheel if stock! :D

There is more skill required to operate that 'one horsepower'  :D than 'motor' that 55 ! Lol

I’m not a horseman, so I think the trade would be lost on me.
The photo makes me consider past present future. I know how much I like the Honda, and think I would have liked the horse as much or more if I lived 150 years ago..... And wonder what will be the preferred transporter 150 years out.
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8061 on: September 23, 2020, 12:42:42 pm »
Horses are great animals to have around, just saying :)

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8062 on: September 23, 2020, 08:29:13 pm »
My K1 750 turned 50 yrs old last month so I took it on a 3 day trip thru East Tennessee and North Carolina mtns. Here we are on the Cherohala Skyway at 5000 ft. Ran like a champ ! 536 miles. Ride 'em, don't hide 'em ! Second pic is the 'Fugitive ' dam on US 129 where they filmed Harrison Ford 'jumping off' the dam in the movie ! I trust this bike so much at this point here's my tool/spares list for a 500 mile trip; 1x spark plug and wrench; clutch cable; 12mm and 14mm wrench; 3 or 4 zip ties; 1x points condenser; 2in. of E guitar string ( in case of blocked jet ); multitool and a 10" adjustable wrench ( for wheel axle ) and a JIS screwdriver. All reside in a small space in the tank bag along with a thermos of hot tea ( can't help it I'm Irish ).
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8063 on: September 23, 2020, 08:50:38 pm »
That dam where Tommy Lee Jones said to the other US marshal "guy pulled a 'Peter Pan' right here"...  lol  ;D
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8064 on: September 24, 2020, 03:03:46 am »
It wasn't me. It was the one armed man.

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8065 on: September 24, 2020, 03:14:51 am »
Happy 50th birthday to Spanners bike - and still looking great! I love that shot of the dam.
cheers
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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 #8066 on: September 24, 2020, 07:10:00 am »
No need of silicone to look good as it did 50 years ago either!! :D
Damper maybe soft and sloppy bores.
An operation can fix that!
CB750 ladies do usually have nothing against bigger pistons ;)

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8067 on: September 24, 2020, 10:45:42 am »
Schuylkill river backdrop on Kelly drive in Philadelphia. 
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8068 on: September 25, 2020, 11:44:01 am »
Santa Cruz Mountains (with clean air).

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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8069 on: September 25, 2020, 12:09:22 pm »
Love the action shot!
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8070 on: September 26, 2020, 09:59:15 am »
Presenting my newly restored 73 CB500. Took almost a year but finally got it all done, repainted back to original color and back on the road.
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8071 on: September 26, 2020, 10:07:53 am »

Rode through the foothills w/ my brother outside of Clovis Ca ,before they blocked it off due to the wildfires


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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8072 on: September 26, 2020, 02:59:54 pm »
great job on that 500!

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« Reply #8073 on: September 26, 2020, 03:00:43 pm »
Presenting my newly restored 73 CB500. Took almost a year but finally got it all done, repainted back to original color and back on the road.

Very nice work.
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Re: Lets see your SOHC bike out on the road!
« Reply #8074 on: September 26, 2020, 04:30:23 pm »
Fall color change. All you need for a '76 is a red tank and a yellow tank. Everything else is the same!


 

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