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That was my first dirt bike back in the 70's a 305 Dream. I took a hacksaw and cut down the fenders and remove anything that wasn't needed, as a kid i thought it was Cool LOL.I do remember the left side sparkplug would blow out and touch my leg getting shocked, steel wool would only last a while before the plug would blow.
 

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Yes, The 305 Honda Dream. I had a red one back in '64-'65 and my buddy had a black one. First bike and had lots of fun. The fastest we could get them to was about 90 mph. I had a couple accidents on it and still have a pin in my right knee from one of them. My Dad sold it in '67 when I went to Viet Nam. Now I have '12 Suzuki Boulevard and still riding at 78. Life is a blessing.
 

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This particular CA77 wasn't sold new in the U.S.A.~ many were brought back by returning service members .

The leading link front suspension was okay when new but all the shocks were damped for cruising and the fronts typically went south pretty quickly .

I too had these in both displacements and the smaller and lighter 125, 150 and 160 "Benly" (means 'convenient') versions .

All were stout bikes and apart from the average American's refusal to change the oil and clean out the centrifugal oil filter, they took amazing abuse and kept on going .
 

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This particular CA77 wasn't sold new in the U.S.A.~ many were brought back by returning service members .

The leading link front suspension was okay when new but all the shocks were damped for cruising and the fronts typically went south pretty quickly .

I too had these in both displacements and the smaller and lighter 125, 150 and 160 "Benly" (means 'convenient') versions .

All were stout bikes and apart from the average American's refusal to change the oil and clean out the centrifugal oil filter, they took amazing abuse and kept on going .
This particular CA77 wasn't sold new in the U.S.A.~ many were brought back by returning service members .

The leading link front suspension was okay when new but all the shocks were damped for cruising and the fronts typically went south pretty quickly .

I too had these in both displacements and the smaller and lighter 125, 150 and 160 "Benly" (means 'convenient') versions .

All were stout bikes and apart from the average American's refusal to change the oil and clean out the centrifugal oil filter, they took amazing abuse and kept on going .
Amazingly, Steve has had this bike for over 40 years.
I love the quirkiness of it (square rear shocks for example). It's also handy having a friend who potters around at the same speed as I do. My 71 year old can't keep up with modern flying machines 馃槃
 

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When I was 18 and only weighed 160# I discovered that front fender lifted the front wheel off the ground and forced me into the next lane the -ONE- time I gave it all going down hill on the then new 134 Freeway .

Whew .
 

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My second bike was EXACTLY like that one, right down to the whitewall tires.
Good luck getting a new set of those!
Mine was a '67 Honda 305 Dream.
 
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My second bike was EXACTLY like that one, right down to the whitewall tires.
Good luck getting a new set of those!
Mine was a '67 Honda 305 Dream.
I think those are fairly new. You can get them but they cost a pretty penny!
I once tried the white wall paint on my Armstrong Siddeley, with disastrous results 馃槂
 

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View attachment 76653 1982 Honda nighthawk CB 650 sc New Rider !my first motorcycle and she's up and running! I'm truly excited about this!
You have a nice ride...... My bike tuner built your same bike for an AMA Championship race in 1983. It got the #1 qualifier over all the factory teams.
He still has the bike in his shop and still FAST.
 

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You have a nice ride...... My bike tuner built your same bike for an AMA Championship race in 1983. It got the #1 qualifier over all the factory teams.
He still has the bike in his shop and still FAST.
There is a 650 that looks fast ... and beautiful.
 
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