1962 Honda CB77 Superhawk - Warm Up & Walkaround
I thought I'd shoot a quick walk around of my 1962 Honda CB77 Superhawk
that I restored. I had just finished fabricating a brand new pair of
British Amal 626 MKI concentric carbs to replace the last weak link in the
restoration, the overly worn out and irreplaceable Keihin carbs. I was in
the midst of re-warming up the (very cold blooded) bike, setting proper
idle, etc. throughout the tuning process.
The Exhaust is a real beast. The
overrun at 6k rpm under load still gives me chills going through a tunnel.
If you want to enjoy the sound this bike makes, you'll have to throw a pair
of headphones on.
Just before filming this I had finished riding her from Sacramento, CA to
Seattle, WA and back along the Pacific coast, 2,500 miles in 5 days.
I have to say, restoring this bike was a real challenge. Anything that
could have needed replacement or repair, did. 50 years of neglect and abuse
can really take it's toll on a machine. But now, it's better than every and
I'm happy and proud of both the journey and end result. This is a machine
you can't walk into a anywhere it buy. It's paid for with blood, sweat, and
most importantly patience. More photos of the bike here:
Honda 305 Dream 1/8 Mile World Record Attempt!
Richard Riegler pilots a 1965 Honda 305 Dream to a 13.19, 51.99 MPH run at
the "Motor Speedway" event held at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park near
Englishtown, NJ. He eventually would dip into the high 12's on the 1/8th
Motorcycle Briefcase made by Honda!!!
I think Tony Stark has one of these as well.
mykarz: "...those scooters actually came as an optional accessory with i
think it was a civic or accord in like 82-83. They were built to
specifically fit in the trunk of that car, which is pretty cool in my
opinion. Only however many cars that were sold in that time span that
had those scooters added, are how many of those that exist. Its a super
rare little scooter, so you're lucky to see one."
1964 Honda CB77
E-Bay link, general interest. 43 year old Honda going as well as they ever
1964 Honda C72 Dream Air Filter Fix
Getting my old Honda Dream back on the road - Decided to take the air
filter out which I've never done since I started riding her around 1983.
Ait filter, Oil filter clean , Fresh Oil , and the Fuel Tap has been an
issue for about 6 years so gave that another go with parts from a 305
spares bike I've got and finally it seems to seal , but I still need to
order new tap seals at some stage. - bikes had 15,000 miles when my brother
bought her for $100 in 1979 - Engine was dismantled but was perfect - was
original black at that stage - forks needed straightening - was rebuilt
in 1980 by my father as a cheap commute bike for my brother and myself and
not as a restoration hence the battery and taillight mods - Rear struts
modified to allow oil refill. Stopped riding as commute bike around 86 -
Now has 42,000 miles - oil changed every 1000 miles as we were advised
when we bought it that big end normally went around 40,000 miles on these
bikes. Thinking I'll get club permit plates so I can give the old girl 1
last 1000 miles run before storing away for my son to treasure.