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post #1 of 16 Old 05-10-2016, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Mr. Peabody and the Wayback Machine(s)

Took the RT for new tires this morning. The shop always has a few old bikes lined up, for sale I believe. Some restored, some not.

Do these bring back memories for any of you?






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post #2 of 16 Old 05-10-2016, 06:03 PM
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Cool.
The pair of early 60's Rotary Valve Yamahas are a little before my earliest biking days. (1969)
The Hodaka might be a 'Wombat'?
The 4th bike with radial finned head, could be a Greeves with an Earls fork, also before my time. (side panel does show DKW tho.)

The two-stroke Honda mini CR is not familiar to me, any more info?
I'll guess about '73-'74 vintage.

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Sorry, Paul, no more info. I was most interested in the dual sprocket Yamaha.

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I think the Yamaha's are 80 cc engines. And I think I remember a picture in the Sturgis motorcycle museum of a dual sprocket model that clambered through some real Ugly rock pile mountain side farther than most larger bikes of the day.

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OMG! A full race Hodaka! What are they asking for it?
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Cool bikes Tom. I especially like the small Honda with the black rims. And what is up with the dual sprockets?

This tasty little nugget was parked next to me when I was at Jury Duty on Monday.

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Looking at NADA.com the mini Honda with black rims is probably a 74-75 MR50. I don't recall seeing them when new, but think it is mighty cute also.

Kawasaki also did 85 and 120 cc dual sprocket models in like 65-66 models. In 1967 the Kawasaki C2 120 Roadrunner got a Hi-Lo sub-transmission. The '67 Yamaha 100 Trailmaster also got a sub-trans.

Were there any markings on the Honda twin next to your bike? 160, 305, 350? Right side drive chain and it looks to me as if the kickstarter Kicks Forward??

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Very cool; I had a 1977 XR75 when I was a kid.

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Were there any markings on the Honda twin next to your bike? 160, 305, 350? Right side drive chain and it looks to me as if the kickstarter Kicks Forward??
Enlarging the tank medallion, I read: "300."

Enigmatic, because . . . the CB77 was 305 cc, not 300. Maybe marketing rounded down the displacement (although they seldom err in that direction).

Somehow doesn't look entirely convincing as a CB77 (Super Hawk) to me; the authentic had a sort of rubber mud guard extending horizontally from the rear fender, not unlike a bumper (if motorcycles had bumpers).

Then, the tank medallion may not be original.

While the kick starter lever comes to rest at a forward angle, I remember it operating to the rear.

Nice walk down Memory Lane!

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Expanding the pic, I can see a bolt hole in the rear fender for a mud guard.
And I'm pretty certain that the swivel head of the kick pedal will only pivot CCW to the machined stop, which indicates forward kick motion to me.

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