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post #1 of 95 (permalink) Old 09-18-2004, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Question Where are the REAL classics?!?!

I appreciate every sportbike made... but, the bikes you people are talking about are true sportbikes compared to the REAL classic. The closest thing to a classic you guys have on here is the 75 CB200t, and thats just weak. Where are the pre-79 CB550 or 750four's. Where are the Kawasaki H1's and H2'. Where are the SUzuki WaterBuffalo's?? I appreciate all your bikes, but keep em in the more modern forums...

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I've got a '74 Honda CB450 (twin) and a '66 Suzuki T20 "X6 Hustler." Both bikes are being converted into cafe racers this winter complete with powdercoated frames & swingarms, fiberglass tanks and tails, clipons, and a basket of other goodies. Both projects should keep me busy through the winter... It should be a great Spring!
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Thumbs up good sh*t

hell yah mang. those are real classics. my buddy has a CB550four that hes converting to a cafe racer. these people need to keep these "classics" in the more modern forums..

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Re: good sh*t

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hell yah mang. those are real classics. my buddy has a CB550four that hes converting to a cafe racer. these people need to keep these "classics" in the more modern forums..

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irish pride bro!
I spent a couple hours working on the CB450 tonight. Everything's been removed except the engine & tranny, wheels, and front forks. I can't wait to take the grinding tool to the frame to clean up the welds and remove several unnecessary pieces of steel (gotta save weight, go faster). Once I get the frame prepped and sent out for powdercoating I'll start rebuilding the engine, tranny, and clutch. I'm also planning to do something interesting with the wheels. I'm thinking of powdercoating the rims black and relacing with chrome spokes...should look nice. Damn, I can't wait to get this project finished...then I can start the next one!
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nice man, good luck with the rebuild. its not all about goin faster though, real racing is in the turns... if u cant ride, u drag race...

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1998 Yamaha Zuma(retired)
1978 Honda CB750four (project cafe-racer)
1990 Silverado Z71 White Lightnin!

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nice man, good luck with the rebuild. its not all about goin faster though, real racing is in the turns... if u cant ride, u drag race...
So true! So, so true!
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Unfortunatly I had to sell my 74 Suzuki GT550 a few years ago. Right now I've got my eyes open for an 79 GS1000 preferably an S model. If I can't find an S I'll convert one. My dad has the S and I love that bike. Other classics that I've had the pleasure of dealing with are a Norton 850 Commando, an old BMW R100RS, 80 KZ1000, lots of Honda CM400's, and a newer classic 86 Suzuki RG500 Gamma. Most of these we're my dads and my moms bikes. I was raised proper.
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Ken,

sweet!! very very nice kawasaki, damn id love to have that bike!
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I fixed this bike up last winter after a guy gave it to me in rough shape


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Very well done, lad! When are you gonna post a picture of your whole stable?
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