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:
RIDING A HONDA 305 CL77 SCRAMBLER
Here is a video clip of my brother Gary riding his 1967 Honda 305 Scrambler
at Lake Tahoe. The 250 & 305 Honda Scramblers were manufactured from 62-68.
These classics are what many consider to be the first bike from Japan that
looked and sounded like a real motorcycle. Many of us Baby Boomers remember
that one-of-a-kind sound.
1966 UK Honda CB77 305cc four stroke sports twin known as the Super Hawk.
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