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expressway Member
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Just wanted to introduce myself

Post by expressway » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:05 am

Hello, my name is Sean and I just wanted to say how happy I am to have found

A few months ago I purchased a 67 CB77, its a really nice clean 12xxx mile original, the paint and chrome are about as nice as I could ever hope to find, the only thing thats wrong with it, other than the cl pipes and the bobed front fender, is the fact that the previous owner (who was a recent amputee) had welded on brackets for some sort of side car.

I'm not the sort of person who wants a concours restoration, but at the same time I'm reluctant to tear apart such a nice survivor. I was just wondering what you guys thougth, should i modify it the way I want or clean it up and enjoy it as it is.

Any advice that anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated.
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Michael Stoic Member
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Post by Michael Stoic » Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:55 am

Hello Sean, Welcome to !

Maybe I get to see more than my share of original and restored Superhawks, but I really enjoy seeing unusual configurations on the theme. With that in mind, my vote is for keeping your CB77 (is is a CB or CP, BTW?) intact with all the modifications it has now. Scrambler pipes were sometimes fitted at the dealer and your bike could have left the showroom with them. As for the sidecar rig: totally cool!! I'd love to see the sidecar mounted to the CB77 as well, if you ever get your hands on one. You could end up with a certified one of a kind...


PS If those were original badges on the sides of my rider Superhawk, they'd be on their way to storage right after the photos were taken. ...and replacedwith modern Honda metal badges for everyday use....

expressway Member
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Thanks for the advice

Post by expressway » Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:00 pm

Thanks a lot Michael I really appreciate the input, I already had the misfortune to destroy an original 1985 Kenny Roberts RZ350 that came out of the crate in 1995(I was 18 at the time), and I don't want to mess with a really nice survior.

As far as the side car goes I think that I will just take my time and cut off the brackets and touch up the paint, other than the brackets there are only three small stone chips on the swing arm.

BTW it does have the original plastic tank badges, and they are not even scratched or cloudy, what is so special about them anyway?

Thanks a lot


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Post by piecutter » Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:39 pm

Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don' neeed no steeenkeeng badges!
Sorry couldn't resist. What's so special? Just try buying a set. They are unobtainium. Vapor ware. They didn't hold up well to mother natures ravages, and at some point Honda decided that they were so freakishly different from the norm that they replaced them with the potmetal pucks that you see on most surviving bikes today. Someone actually tooled up and made some copies a while back, but alas, it seems they are out of production, and if you see a set come up for sale, it's price will command whatever the market will bear. Meaning most of us can't afford them.
Apparently your bike had the luxury of living most of it's life indoors and shielded from the sun. one of mine came with originals, but they definitely show there age. It some how managed to retain them until the late 80's when it went into a shed and lay dormant until I was notified of it's presence. the bike itself was "High Mileage" shall we say, and in deplorable condition. I have no Idea how the badges managed to survive.

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Post by Dogsbd » Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:16 pm

You could always sell those original badges on eBay and use the money to buy a set of original CB style mufflers. Probably have some cash left over too.

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