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#1 Unread post by High_Side » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:11 pm

Post 'em up. Honda used to import a few bikes into Canuckistan that the 'mericans didn't get. Similar to the CX650E that Bingo mentioned in the other thread, I give you the CBX550:
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#2 Unread post by mgdavis » Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:38 pm

I don't think there's to many of these out there:
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Mine is original except for the 4-1 exhaust.
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#3 Unread post by High_Side » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:17 pm

mgdavis wrote:I don't think there's to many of these out there:
Nope, but nice! I can actually remember seeing the exact same bike brand new in the dealer when I was 9 y.o. Hopefully you get it rolling again soon.

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#4 Unread post by logitech104 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:31 am

my bike 1981 cb400t
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#5 Unread post by High_Side » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:06 am

logitech104 wrote:my bike 1981 cb400t
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Sunshine229 (a.k.a. Mrs T.M.W.) has the same bike in original black and orange. It's in great shape too (as most bikes in Mikes garage are....).

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#6 Unread post by High_Side » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:35 am

Another Classic Honda - the 1984 Nighthawk 750 SC:
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In what was supposed to be the final incarnation of air-cooled in line-4 750cc bikes (700 in the U.S.A.), the S.C. was a modern hot-rod when it was introduced. Following the same engine arcitechture as the '83 550 and 650 Nighthawks this thing was a lot of fun in the day. While there was already the 750 Interceptor for the sportbike guys this was more of a sport-standard. The later Nighthawk 750 introduced in '91 changed the whole concept to more of an economy bike, loosing the shaft drive and picking up low cost components. It would be interesting to see if a modern version of the S.C. (with 17" wheels and a beefed up frame) would sell. Don't cheap out on the components, keep it air cooled with shaft drive....

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#7 Unread post by Scott58 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:12 am

mgdavis wrote:I don't think there's to many of these out there:
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Mine is original except for the 4-1 exhaust.
Unbelieveable! I owned that exact same bike back in the late 70's. I had a black exhaust tip on mine and I think the fenders were painted., but everything else is the same. Very cool. Thanks for the memory. I loved that bike.
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#8 Unread post by sharpmagna » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:09 pm

Here is my 1987 "Super" Magna:

This is how it looked when I got it...
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What it looks currently:
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I also have a luggage rack on there now, but it's not pictured:
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This is my first bike and I LOVE it to death. It's not something you see everyday, so it really turns heads.

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#9 Unread post by Ian522 » Tue May 01, 2007 7:10 am

my bike:

'82 CM450E. Not flashy or fast or anything but I love her! Reliable as a tank and I couldnt have picked a better bike to learn on.

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#10 Unread post by mrflamewerks » Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:02 pm

I've put 15K on this 1983 Interstate in three years without a hitch.
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This '78 has been my daily rider rider since last August. These vintage GoldWings are a great machines.

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#11 Unread post by R3sp4wN » Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:21 am

mrflamewerks wrote:These vintage GoldWings are a great machines.
I have been staring at the pic and have yet to find your cupholder. Aren't they standard on all Goldwings? :laughing:
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#12 Unread post by redcoat » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:48 pm

Hey guys,

These are what bikes are supposed to look like- you can see its components. Must have been the age when I first noticed bikes- early 80's- so bikes I saw as a kid were products of the 70's and early 80's.

Looked at your thread- you seem the bunch to know my period bike- 1978 CB400 T1. I'm trying to dress it up to look older still. I posted a description on the "everything else" garage forum under 50 50 honda. Could you take a look?

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#13 Unread post by DieMonkeys » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:38 pm

This is my bike:

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#14 Unread post by redcoat » Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:22 pm

I've done a silly thing and gone and bought a barn fresh 1971 CB350 twin for $100. Seized engine. But I have a spare one.

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#15 Unread post by erbgottie » Mon May 05, 2008 12:53 am

I love those old CB's, I'm def going to get one sooner or later.
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#16 Unread post by Gurgus » Tue May 13, 2008 1:17 am

Heres mine;

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1984 CB450SC Nighthawk. My first bike, bought back in November of '07. So far, I've had the seat recovered and the fork seals done. I like it.
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#17 Unread post by pvo22 » Tue May 13, 2008 10:32 am

My 84' Nighthawk 700 S.

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#18 Unread post by HYPERR » Wed May 21, 2008 7:05 pm

High_Side wrote:Another Classic Honda - the 1984 Nighthawk 750 SC:
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In what was supposed to be the final incarnation of air-cooled in line-4 750cc bikes (700 in the U.S.A.), the S.C. was a modern hot-rod when it was introduced. Following the same engine arcitechture as the '83 550 and 650 Nighthawks this thing was a lot of fun in the day. While there was already the 750 Interceptor for the sportbike guys this was more of a sport-standard. The later Nighthawk 750 introduced in '91 changed the whole concept to more of an economy bike, loosing the shaft drive and picking up low cost components. It would be interesting to see if a modern version of the S.C. (with 17" wheels and a beefed up frame) would sell. Don't cheap out on the components, keep it air cooled with shaft drive....
It's amazing how nice and comtemporary the '84 Nighthawk still looks today. This incarnation of the Nighthawk was a great bike. Too bad Honda only made it for a couple of years.
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#19 Unread post by tinbanger » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:07 pm

Just bought this 2 weeks ago, been riding it for a week now. Great bike to learn how to ride, very forgiving.
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1979 Honda CB400TII Hawk. It had 9400 Km on it

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Re: Classic Hondas

#20 Unread post by feliz » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:25 pm

Love the old classics, I had these three CB750s but regretably sold them when I got an offer I could't refuse.

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