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Old 02-20-2010, 10:39 PM   #1
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First and foremost, many thanks to our very own longride for brokering the sale. Thanks a million George.

I brought home my first SOHC and it's a pretty fantastic bike. Paint is shot to hell but that's fine by me. Carbs were rebuilt by the Man himself and the cone filters are the cat's meow. After sitting for awhile with untreated gas it fired up right away, and after destroying my back, the seller and I got it into the truck.

I brought it home and the Motorcycle Crew and I unloaded it. It was grumpy for a bit and I was a little worried. We got it going though and the bike idles happily without a hitch. Oh, and despite being a '73, electric start has been installed so you can kick or not (kicking is obviously way bytchin'). Everybody took turns RIPPING up and down the dark, wet, snow-covered street before I retired it for the night. Not much to be done really, just some paint (maybe), a little steel wool and polishing and it's good to go. It needs a little love on the electrics front, but mainly just the turn signals need wiring. I couldn't be happier. I have some plans for it but it's in such good shape that I'm probably holding off until next winter to do what I want. Tires are great, seat is basically NOS, and did I mention I don't have to touch the carbs?
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:55 AM   #2
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I couldn't be happier. I have some plans for it but it's in such good shape that I'm probably holding off until next winter to do what I want. Tires are great, seat is basically NOS, and did I mention I don't have to touch the carbs?
Congrats! A couple more pics when the time and lighting is right, please?

That pic kinda reminds me of the ugly girl at the bar. In the right light, anything looks good!
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:42 AM   #3
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Good deal,now you have a project to fill your time with....idle hands are after all the devils playthings.

Once that old horse trader Longride got involved I'm surprised the guy didn't pay you to take it....must be loosing his touch.....
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Glad you got the bike and you are happy with it. I'm always willing to help out a motorcycle nut. Let me know if you need any info on it.
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Glad you got the bike and you are happy with it. I'm always willing to help out a motorcycle nut. Let me know if you need any info on it.
You suppose you could teach him how to ride it? Moke thinks highly of your skilzorz!
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You suppose you could teach him how to ride it? Moke thinks highly of your skilzorz!
My skilzes needs work!
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That's neat LR, a good condition CB750 is a wonderful thing. I'd love to have the 550; the smaller displacement seemed to suit that engine well; it never really seemed that much down on power compared to it's big bro, but man it was smoooooth. Silky smooth, as Buz would say.
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:14 AM   #10
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Congrats! A couple more pics when the time and lighting is right, please?

That pic kinda reminds me of the ugly girl at the bar. In the right light, anything looks good!
Yours is a valid request, Sir. "In bar light, she looked alright/In daylight, she looked desperate" is a line from a song with which we can all relate. I will happily post some better pics after the snow goes away and I get tags and can get the bike home from my buddy's place. Tags and registration will be happening later this week (oh joy) and the snow is obviously not in my hands. That picture was snapped quickly at the end of a very long day and at an angle that would please a lady friend. If I had shown her a pic of a bank of carbs, well, it would've been about the same as showing her the inner workings of a nuclear reactor....pointless. I swear there was no San Fernando Valley/back-room-of-the-video-store trickery involved with the lighting. I just needed to get inside for a beer.

This is now the third street bike I've owned, but the first that's older, so updates and pictures will be posted in exchange for advice on wrenching. We all gotta learn somehow and I hope you guys keep that in mind when I post seemingly ridiculous questions. As always, questions on Riding Skillzez will be directed to Moke.

Finally, this is the first time I've had two bikes at once and I really really like the Buell and don't want to give it up, and this CB, especially after I put some time and effort into it, will never be given up...this is how it starts, isn't it? This is why I worked OT until 11 on a Sunday night for parts money, and why I'll be too busy to bother taking a girl out for a second date, and why I can't wait to go to Sears for some new tools. I love it and hope you all do too.
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