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Maristar210
05-09-2006, 10:04 PM
I thought I would share some of my recent "project bikes" for you motorcycle guys. Here is a 1970 SL100:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/P1010001.jpg

Maristar210
05-09-2006, 10:05 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/P1010002.jpg

Maristar210
05-09-2006, 10:05 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/P1010004.jpg

Cloaked
05-09-2006, 10:05 PM
The Honda is a sweet bike. Those are few and far between...

Maristar210
05-09-2006, 10:06 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/P1010005.jpg

Cloaked
05-09-2006, 10:06 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/P1010004.jpgI had one of those bikes, identically.. Another nice machine from Honda. That was a strong bike for the size.

Cloaked
05-09-2006, 10:07 PM
I am looking for a 1968 or 1969 Honda CL50.

Footin
05-09-2006, 10:08 PM
I use to have a 71 Honda CT90. I rode the heck out of it.

Cloaked
05-09-2006, 10:09 PM
I had the Honda 90, 175, 350, and the 450...

Maristar210
05-09-2006, 10:10 PM
CL 50 hmmmm.

You've got me on that one. What's a CL50 look like?

Steve

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 10:15 PM
That CZ is way cool! The first 100 is very cool as well. My first bike GTMX80 Yamaha, then Kawasaki KE100, 1975 Kawasaki Mach 500 h1. Yamaha 1981 xs1100 special, 1983 YZ 250, 1984 YZ250, 1985 YZ250, XR200, XR500 1984, 1996 KTM 300 MXC (garage) 2003 XR400 (garage), 1998 Valkyrie (garage), 2002 XR100 (garage), 1994 XR 80 (garage) and my dream and you will find it 1979 CBX Honda 6 cyl!!!!

Cloaked
05-09-2006, 10:15 PM
CL 50 hmmmm.

You've got me on that one. What's a CL50 look like?

SteveIt looked like the "scrambler" 90, and was indeed a full sized bike, in lieu of the later smaller 50cc bikes. They had plastic fenders and all.

6ballsisall
05-09-2006, 10:18 PM
I had a 1973 Honda that was in awesome shape w/ 2k miles on it. Bought it for $450 from a police officer. Rode it a year then sold it on fleabay for $2k to a guy who drove all the way from KC to get it. I can't for the life of me remember what cc engine it was right now

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 10:21 PM
Was it a gold 4 cyl? The CB 350 four was a big hit in 73. Oh Steve, I always wanted an R90 in the garage! Love how smooth but hate the valve train noise! The Valkyrie was purchased because of the ad for one and riding a BMW and enjoying the Boxxer setup!

6ballsisall
05-09-2006, 10:23 PM
Now that you say it HB I am pretty sure it was a 350cc. The tank was kind of a dark green. Really nice road bike, sucked at interstate speeds.

Cloaked
05-09-2006, 10:24 PM
CB or CL, the 350 was a strong bike, even over the 450. But then the 750 came along, to survive as the strongest only until the 3 cylinder Kawasaki 900 hit the street. That's all she wrote. That was one screaming machine.

Maristar210
05-09-2006, 10:25 PM
Bob,

I bought the BMW from an 82 year man who was the ORIGINAL owner. Yes you read that right. I went and looked at it and he told me he had a stroke and could no longer ride it. I felt bad for him and said I'll pay you what you think it's worth. He responded by saying give me $500 and its yours. I said are you sure and he said "yes young man that's a fair amount" so I paid him $500 for a bike that still books out at $2500-$5500. :eek:

Steve

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 10:26 PM
900 was a four cylinder 4 stroke I believe in 75' but you are right about the 3 cyl 2 stroke Kawi! It came in 400, 500 and the H2 750 Bad MOFO! And was made from around 69-76.:D CB or CL, the 350 was a strong bike, even over the 450. But then the 750 came along, to survive as the strongest only until the 3 cylinder Kawasaki 900 hit the street. That's all she wrote. That was one screaming machine.

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 10:29 PM
WOW! I'll take two! What a fun ride! Keep that one and burn it up my friend! Those boxers feel like electrics! Smooth power that pulls from bottom to top! ;)
Bob,

I bought the BMW from an 82 year man who was the ORIGINAL owner. Yes you read that right. I went and looked at it and he told me he had a stroke and could no longer ride it. I felt bad for him and said I'll pay you what you think it's worth. He responded by saying give me $500 and its yours. I said are you sure and he said "yes young man that's a fair amount" so I paid him $500 for a bike that still books out at $2500-$5500. :eek:

Steve

Maristar210
05-09-2006, 10:30 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/cl501.jpg

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 10:35 PM
Sorry to say I knew what it was. It was the bike that defined nice people ride a Honda. Everyone wants one but not at the prices they command. What was the phrase? You meet many nice people on a Honda or something like that?

Maristar210
05-09-2006, 10:37 PM
Those Kawasaki triples are like gold. Anyone who knows anything about them knows they are worth a bunch. I also like the Z1-900:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/kawasaki-z1900-74-bikepics-248302.jpg

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 10:42 PM
My brother and I had triples. Mach 1/H1's. The H2's are the gold you speak of. There was also a death trap known as the Z1RT 900 that was turbo charged in the mid to late 70's. That lasted maybe two years before they decided to pull the bike from the line. My brothers 900 was fast for the day. He traded it for an LTD 1000 that I dumped at speed. He was not amused. I was just a kid! He should have known better!

Footin
05-09-2006, 10:43 PM
I had a 81 GPZ1100, god was that thing fast.

Cloaked
05-09-2006, 10:44 PM
That's the one, although that fancy model shows chrome fenders. Man I'd love to find one to restore, or better yet, find one already restored. Thanks for posting.

6ballsisall
05-09-2006, 10:44 PM
I had a Vmax, i believe it was an 89 model. It was nasty fast!!

tex
05-09-2006, 10:44 PM
Great memories!

Cloaked
05-09-2006, 10:46 PM
Great memories!Word up..... :toast:

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 10:47 PM
I don't care what bike you speak of this is audacious! :D

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 10:50 PM
OK Jeff I owe it to everyone to explain what you had was a Honda Elite 50! Don't f with me! The V-Max is a top ten! No photos? I ain't buying it Jeff! You are telling me you sold a 350 four on Ebay which would have had to happen in the last couple of years and fell into a V Freakin' MAx! Lucy you got some splainin to do! :D
I had a Vmax, i believe it was an 89 model. It was nasty fast!!

Maristar210
05-09-2006, 10:51 PM
I am thinking of restoring the SL 100. When I say restoring I mean complete disassembly, sand blast, powder coat and chrome. New motor internals and cosmetics. It will cost me in excess of $1000 but afterwards the bike would go in the neighborhood of $2K. Leave it alone and ride it or restore it?

Steve

PS I bought a Carb kit on e-Bay for it and had it running in an hour. lol

Maristar210
05-09-2006, 10:53 PM
Bob,

Check out www.timscbx.com

He has some good stuff but he is not in business to make friends = EXPENSIVE

Steve

tex
05-09-2006, 10:54 PM
When I was skiing at Sea World San Diego, I had one of these to roll around Pacific Beach. It was the perfect size for me and a slimie to pub roll!

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 10:55 PM
Leave it alone! The bike will benefit from some minor care and service but it is in great shape and is a survivor. If you are keeping and there is sentimental value restore but if you are selling the future buyer will probably have just as much interest as yourself and will enjoy the project at a big profit to you! :twocents:
I am thinking of restoring the SL 100. When I say restoring I mean complete disassembly, sand blast, powder coat and chrome. New motor internals and cosmetics. It will cost me in excess of $1000 but afterwards the bike would go in the neighborhood of $2K. Leave it alone and ride it or restore it?

Steve

PS I bought a Carb kit on e-Bay for it and had it running in an hour. lol

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 10:56 PM
Is that the mid 80's nighthawk? Great ride!
When I was skiing at Sea World San Diego, I had one of these to roll around Pacific Beach. It was the perfect size for me and a slimie to pub roll!

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 10:59 PM
In my afterlife I will have the CBX, VMAX, VALKYRIE, R90/100 Harley 1978 XR1000, RC51 Nicky Hayden 2004, and a whole lot of puss*! :D

Check out www.timscbx.com

He has some good stuff but he is not in business to make friends = EXPENSIVE

Steve[/QUOTE]

6ballsisall
05-09-2006, 11:00 PM
OK Jeff I owe it to everyone to explain what you had was a Honda Elite 50! Don't f with me! The V-Max is a top ten! No photos? I ain't buying it Jeff! You are telling me you sold a 350 four on Ebay which would have had to happen in the last couple of years and fell into a V Freakin' MAx! Lucy you got some splainin to do! :D


I had a 50 when I was in Elementary school. :D It was fun

What do you mean when you say the Vmax is a top ten?? I sold the Honda in 2000. Bought the Vmax shortly afterwards used from another college kid. It was to much bike for me, I knew I'd kill myself on it so I sold it. 2 months later the kid who bought it laid it down and is paralized for life.........

6ballsisall
05-09-2006, 11:02 PM
One thing to clarify, my Honda wasn't a four cylinder it was a 2 cylinder. Was that still a 350 bike or was it a 400? I think my alzheimer's is kickin in

Maristar210
05-09-2006, 11:05 PM
One thing to clarify, my Honda wasn't a four cylinder it was a 2 cylinder. Was that still a 350 bike or was it a 400? I think my alzheimer's is kickin in

350=2
400=4

I think!!

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 11:06 PM
V-Max is not the next step from a CB 350 four was my point. The V-Max 1986 is one of my personal to find bikes and should always be taken very seriously. The realization that you yourself had and the results of the unfortunate person who did not understand is my point. That bike with very few adjustments is a very streetable 9 second 1/4 mile ride. That is not what anyone should be on without a ton of MX/Street experience. Your time line was not supporting your decision to purchase the V ride! Just an observation! :D I had a 50 when I was in Elementary school. :D It was fun

What do you mean when you say the Vmax is a top ten?? I sold the Honda in 2000. Bought the Vmax shortly afterwards used from another college kid. It was to much bike for me, I knew I'd kill myself on it so I sold it. 2 months later the kid who bought it laid it down and is paralized for life.........

6ballsisall
05-09-2006, 11:07 PM
Through junior high and High school our neighbors had a pair of 66 & 67 Honda 90 trail bikes. They were pretty fun little rides really. We rode those things hard and put em away wet and they always took it.

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 11:08 PM
My memory is bad enough but I think the only street bikes in 73 were the 350 four, 450 four and the 550 four. The 750 and the 650 fours came in soon after. :D 350=2
400=4

I think!!

6ballsisall
05-09-2006, 11:11 PM
V-Max is not the next step from a CB 350 four was my point. The V-Max 1986 is one of my personal to find bikes and should always be taken very seriously. The realization that you yourself had and the results of the unfortunate person who did not understand is my point. That bike with very few adjustments is a very streetable 9 second 1/4 mile ride. That is not what anyone should be on without a ton of MX/Street experience. Your time line was not supporting your decision to purchase the V ride! Just an observation! :D


Oh now I see what your saying ;) Yep it was WAY to much bike for me. Everytime I rode it once I got off it I was shaking so much I had trouble taking notes in class. I was (still not) very experienced rider, it's way overkill of a ride for me. I felt pretty bad for the kid who got hurt on it, I think I told him about 100 times as he bought it from me this bike was really mean.
A few years ago I almost bought a year old CBR900 that was worked over and had been raced. Again, thought of the fella who bought my Vmax and decided I liked living. I can't say I'll ever own another bike, just don't have much interest in them anymore.

Maristar210
05-09-2006, 11:13 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/rz1.jpg

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 11:16 PM
Is the Kenny Roberts Autograph still present? The RZ 1984 350 was a blast! It also came in red and white you know! :D I am an Idiot! I see the Auto! :D http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/rz1.jpg

6ballsisall
05-09-2006, 11:16 PM
HB here is your 86' Vmax. Not a bad price IMO

http://adcache.cycletrader.com/5/9/7/83617897.htm

Maristar210
05-09-2006, 11:18 PM
Yes, you are right. The red ones are cool too. Ever ride one of those RZ350's?

250# bike with a powerband that would not quit....


Steve

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 11:19 PM
I lied! The V I want is a 1985 and only came in burgundy. Heres some trivia. What bike inspired the V-Max and what did yamaha use the RZ350 engine in after 1985? :D HB here is your 86' Vmax. Not a bad price IMO

http://adcache.cycletrader.com/5/9/7/83617897.htm

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 11:21 PM
Yes a long time ago when I purchased my 250. The power band would quit and hit somewhat late but was very cool if I remember correctly. 300 lb bike with 50-60 hp is always gonna be fun!Yes, you are right. The red ones are cool too. Ever ride one of those RZ350's?

250# bike with a powerband that would not quit....


Steve

6ballsisall
05-09-2006, 11:24 PM
I lied! The V I want is a 1985 and only came in burgundy. Heres some trivia. What bike inspired the V-Max and what did yamaha use the RZ350 engine in after 1985? :D


Like these two? Only the second one is Burgundy

http://adcache.cycletrader.com/5/3/9/79396839.htm

http://adcache.cycletrader.com/5/2/1/84053121.htm

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 11:29 PM
I may be losing my mind! I thought the first was 1985 and only came in burgundy! That blue has me concerned! I was just out of high school! 1983! :D Like these two? Only the second one is Burgundy

http://adcache.cycletrader.com/5/3/9/79396839.htm

http://adcache.cycletrader.com/5/2/1/84053121.htm

Workin' 4 Toys
05-09-2006, 11:39 PM
Had
1977 KZ1000
1984 LTD550

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 11:42 PM
I love the silver KZ but W T F? I'll bet you looked cute on that black LTD with the cute little pinstripes! 8p Ever actually get a chick on that LTD? Susan does not count! :uglyhamme Had
1977 KZ1000
1984 LTD550

Workin' 4 Toys
05-09-2006, 11:51 PM
They were both a little on the loud side. Had open exhaust.:D So they didn't go out much.
After that went to a 'zuki 750
If I were to ever convince myself of getting another of that type it would be the ZX7.

Hoosier Bob
05-09-2006, 11:56 PM
An early GX 1100 would be nice, comfortable and run like a beast. Ever ride a Valk? I have been burning the rubber off mine. Very slick roads here as of late. 1st and 2nd I am geting a ton of spin and shaft walk (also common to the V-Max). I may have to distance myself from the bike for awhile but the rush is incredible. Bake and shift and bake! The weight helps but occasionally it hops like a bull and wheelies! It goes up real pretty but comes down ugly!

Hoosier Bob
05-10-2006, 12:02 AM
I know how dedicated you are to your brands. If it is KZ you seek then this is the ride of a lifetime! KZ 1300 6 cyl!

wakesport
05-10-2006, 06:02 AM
My first road race on a 350 four. Mid America Raceways (St Louis) 1975.

wakesport
05-10-2006, 06:09 AM
My first motocross bike. 1973 125cc Penton. Picture was from Dairyland Speedway (Verona, WI) 1974.

wakesport
05-10-2006, 06:27 AM
Turn 5 at Blackhawk Farms (Rockton, IL) me leading Steve Schultz. 1984. 350 Honda twin.

ski_king
05-10-2006, 07:35 AM
You have a nice collection of bikes Maristar!

I had a few way back when
1964 Honda Trail 55
1967 Honda Trail 90
1969 Kawasaki 90
1974 Suzuki TM 125
1975 Honda CR 125
1976 Yamaha YZ125
1978 Suzuki RM250

Those were the fun days.......

ski_king
05-10-2006, 07:38 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/P1010005.jpg
Those old CZ's were great. Remember when the factory riders had every other cooling fin milled off to save weight?
http://www.jawa-cz.com/aaporcupine.jpg

Hoosier Bob
05-10-2006, 10:01 AM
Great pics Wakesport! I spent some time fixing up a friends 350 Four he purchased for $50.00 in the early 80's. Could not kill it untill the little old lady and the big plymouth did! CZ and Roger DeCoster Baby! My first BMX bike was a Roger DeCoster! :D Great interests and great photos all! I love this thread Steve!Turn 5 at Blackhawk Farms (Rockton, IL) me leading Steve Schultz. 1984. 350 Honda twin.

Maristar210
05-10-2006, 11:11 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/kaw.jpg

Maristar210
05-10-2006, 11:13 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Steves389/kaw2buf.jpg

SkiDog
05-10-2006, 04:21 PM
Hey UMP, you need to start a poll on the age of all the people on this tread! Great thread though! Here is my list from over the years.
1) Honda 50 Mini Trail
2) Honda SL 70
3) Honda SL 125
4) 1976 Suzuki RM 125 (Paid $756.00 in the crate!)
5) 1994 Harley FXR
6) 1997 Harley Soft Tail Custom
7) 1997 Harley Road King
8) 2002 Harley Road King Screaming Eagle
9) 2005 Bourget Fat Daddy
10) 2005 Kawasaki 750 Brute Force 4-wheeler

Damn I didn't realize that I had this many bikes over the years!

Ric
05-10-2006, 05:07 PM
wow those were the days
I had a 75 yz250b that ate me up and everyone else who rode it!! I think it was one of the very very earliest of monoshock frames

Hoosier Bob
05-10-2006, 11:33 PM
Drinkin', playin', and ski'n is a full time job! Notice how WFT and M210 have a lot of time off as of late? C'mon ******* families or TT! Make a decision and choose wisely! :D

Maristar210
05-11-2006, 08:13 AM
Drinkin', playin', and ski'n is a full time job! Notice how WFT and M210 have a lot of time off as of late? C'mon ******* families or TT! Make a decision and choose wisely! :D

Coach baseball too....just like Milkmania does. Wonder how he's doing?

Kevin 89MC
05-11-2006, 03:11 PM
Man, those are all some sweet bike pics! I'd love to have an old BMW someday. My first & only bike is a 1979 Honda CX500 (I think). Water cooled, shaft drive, big fairing on it. I got it free from a friend. Cam chain guard had broke & siezed up the engine. Carried the engine into my basement, tore it apart & fixed it, and she runs pretty good! It's ugly, slow & heavy, perfect for tooling around the 'hood. I could see myself getting really hooked on riding, but everytime I look at my 2 girls, I decide to take it easy. Riding is a rush though, even on this thing!

ted shred
05-11-2006, 07:03 PM
I had a 73 CL70, it looked just like the 50 in the picture its the only one I have ever seen. It was metallic red with a silver gas tank. Also had a 73 CB450 twin it was a great bike. I still have a 78 Suzuki DR 370 that I bought new in high school and it still runs and has never been overhauled. I also ride a HD 79 FXS that has been in the family since new.

Hoosier Bob
05-16-2006, 07:40 PM
I don't know about you guys but this guy is building a dream! XR650 power plant and looks to be sudo street legal! Very fun machine! :D
Too bad not many build bikes anymore!


http://www.4strokes.com/articles/honda/flatrack/

Maristar210
05-16-2006, 07:51 PM
Whoa ....

Bob that is gonna be one sweet a$$ ride. I especially like the old school Honda tank he selected...... BRAAAAAP

Steve

Hoosier Bob
05-16-2006, 07:55 PM
I think I would trade all of my dirtbikes and some cash for that one! Assuming street legal you could really get into some trouble! ;) Tommy likey and wanty!Whoa ....

Bob that is gonna be one sweet a$$ ride. I especially like the old school Honda tank he selected...... BRAAAAAP

Steve

Maristar210
05-16-2006, 07:59 PM
I think I would trade all of my dirtbikes and some cash for that one! Assuming street legal you could really get into some trouble! ;) Tommy likey and wanty!


Tommy love wingey, I love my wingey.....

Steve

Hoosier Bob
05-16-2006, 08:07 PM
SPEED! TWO WHEEL TUESDAY! :woohoo:

Laurel_Lake_Skier
05-16-2006, 09:40 PM
A bike I had that was a lot of fun (and got me into some trouble once in a while) was a Yamaha RD 400. It was a two stroke I had set up with expansion chambers and reworked carbs. That thing just crackled when you got on it and through the first 3 or 4 gears you'd better be hanging on tight and leaning forward.

Hoosier Bob
05-16-2006, 09:44 PM
Very cool ride! I had an H1 Kawi triple 500. H2 was the king. An old buddy ran Daytona on an RD400 and I believe qualified at 142! around 1978 I think. Ever see a RZ350? They were made in 1984 and 1985 and are on here somewhere compliments of M210.
A bike I had that was a lot of fun (and got me into some trouble once in a while) was a Yamaha RD 400. It was a two stroke I had set up with expansion chambers and reworked carbs. That thing just crackled when you got on it and through the first 3 or 4 gears you'd better be hanging on tight and leaning forward.

Hoosier Bob
06-14-2006, 09:45 PM
Hey Steve this looks like a cool ride and is reasonable so far!http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda-Honda-MR175-MR-175-Honda-MR-175-MR175-Vintage-MX-Motocross-Elsinore-DG_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ6708QQihZ002QQitemZ4 648208274QQrdZ1#ebayphotohosting

Maristar210
06-15-2006, 06:54 AM
Looks nice but I'd rather have the CR250 Elsinore.

Top O' the morning Bob. I just ran 2 miles in a whooping 22 minutes, sweathing out some beer you know!!!

Steve