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Ok, here she is!

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Loaded up and ready to go in Indiana. Then home in the shop after a 14 hour drive. Overall she's in pretty decent shape - definitely original and I will be the third owner. I probably won't have a chance to work on it straight off as I have to finish the BMW and get a house renovation project done, as well as firewood and normal daily stuff. I'll probably pick this up again in the fall...... if I can manage to restrain myself!! She should clean up nicely!

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Hard to believe she's 52 years old...
 
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Actually, I think right now I'm going to go the buff-right-out route. Some rubbing compound on a buffing wheel will do wonders.. The paint certainly has a lot of cracks and pits, but I'm curious what it will buff out to.
 

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Hello CmonStart !

Well, talk about going back in time, Good bike though ! My cousin had a 72 Superhawk, ran good too. Just don't do what I did, talking about "I have a dream", the one M.L. King did but in the voice of W.C. Fields, no one could appreciate this.
 

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Well check that out.

A heel / toe shifter.

Passenger pegs on the swingarm.

And an original 1966 (?) ribbed whitewall front tire.

Funny, I knew of all those things when those things were new.

(BTW, Those rear footpegs will hurt a fella).
 

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It's such a cool bike! I received my eBay headers and changed the mashed one - also discovered the mufflers are pretty rotted. I guess that's really no surprise.
IMG_20180529_125652082 by Ma Ma, on Flickr

I also played with polish a bit. You can see the difference in the tank.
IMG_20180529_125552259 by Ma Ma, on Flickr

I also spent a bit of time over the weekend cleaning up the left handlebar switch - the horn and headlight both work great now! Neutral light won't come on even though the bulb is good - I'll have to look into that. The handlebars also have a very slight tweak.

Generally it just needs a good clean up. The front brake cable is frozen, but the others are new-ish. The tires are rotted too - very original! I want to find some replica tires for it to preserve the look.

Very very cool bike though - I'm really excited for this one!
 
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Hello Cmonstart, try touching wire that goes to neutral switch to ground, if the neutral indicator lites up, the switch is BAD. I have not messed with Honda's too much but I have seen a lot of wiring schematics for motorcycles in general. Like Honda uses or used a starter solenoid to power starter, had a heavy wire right from BAT+ and other wires or one or two came off that, 1 from rectifier/reg and one from ignition sw. Cousin of mine had a SuperHawk305 It was a damn nice bike.
 

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Photo dump. Made some progress.

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She's down to the frame - amazing how light this thing is! I'm starting to clean the grime off of everything and then I'll buff out the paint. I found a new front fender with the factory paint on it - that will go on at some point.

The clunk in the front end was a loose tree nut allowing things to move.

The engine is in great shape - just need to unstick the starter clutch. (Kickstarter works fine though.)
 

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That's not progress, that's going the opposite direction. ha ha ha :grin: :surprise: :angel:
 

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Yeah Hog, but he knows how to put it back together, so yes it is progress.
 

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You are right there Critter. It's fun taking them apart. It's the going back together that's the challenge. It's those parts left over that's scary then.:grin: That's my problem sometimes.
 

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Wait until the end, there will likely be some leftovers. But, if it works with less have I made it more efficient?
 

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Of course! Lighter weight = faster. Even for a Dream. Left overs can be used for other projects. I'm convinced engineers put in extra parts just to confuse people like us. That's why the parts keep falling off my Harley, yet it keeps running. If it keeps running, you don't need the 'extras'. Good Harley! Saves me a bunch of labor!
 
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