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post #1 of 12 Old 05-27-2014, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Seen at work the other day

While I had seen this tooling about, I never expected to get the story on it. he parked it next to my 919 and we talked about it for a short time.
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A 1967 Honda CL77 305 scrambler.
Believe it or not he says it is not a restoration: his father is the original owner and it's the bike he learned on! Other than the usual maintenance items it is all original and in astoundingly perfect shape.

Having ridden several when they were first introduced there was no way I was going to ask to ride it, but when he fired it up (one kick) and it settled into a perfectly smooth idle with practically no engine noise I just had to marvel at Honda's engineering in that era.

Thought you'd like to see it.

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post #2 of 12 Old 05-27-2014, 03:18 PM
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Beautiful machine. My dad has an S90, CL 175, and CL 160, just sitting in his shed. Only the S90 still runs, and he's not enough of a mechanic to get the other two running.

I might be able to, had I the time, and I've often thought about attempting a restoration on them, but I'm not sure he'd want to part with them for long, lol.

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post #3 of 12 Old 05-27-2014, 03:21 PM
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Very cool ride. a true time capsule.

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post #4 of 12 Old 05-28-2014, 02:21 PM
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That thing is sweet. Love old original owner bikes.

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post #5 of 12 Old 05-29-2014, 12:37 AM
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Nice bike!

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That brings back memories. My Dad had a red & silver 305 that ran like a Champ!

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what i would do for a bike like that!

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post #8 of 12 Old 07-30-2014, 05:17 AM
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Wonderful survivor, nice to see, thanks for posting.

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post #9 of 12 Old 07-31-2014, 03:37 AM
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Is that a steering damper?!

No turn signals? Maybe before they had to have them.

I see old bikes like that, and it inspires me to keep my mostly original looking 599 for a long time.

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Beautiful machine. My dad has an S90, CL 175, and CL 160, just sitting in his shed. Only the S90 still runs, and he's not enough of a mechanic to get the other two running.

I might be able to, had I the time, and I've often thought about attempting a restoration on them, but I'm not sure he'd want to part with them for long, lol.
Man, you should really find the time. Nothing beats working on a classic.

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post #11 of 12 Old 07-31-2014, 02:01 PM
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My dad has one sitting in his garage... Throttle cable broke 35-40 years back and the bike was parked in the garage. Never touched since. I would love to have it restored for him, but I'm afraid it would cost a small fortune.



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post #12 of 12 Old 08-01-2014, 04:38 AM
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Had one just like it in 1969. More dependable to start than my Yamaha 250 Catalina 2 stroke twin.

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