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    Survivor 73 Yamaha RD350 8K miles

    So I scored this sweet 1973 Yamaha RD350 for free, it's fully stock, only thing it needs is an ignition switch, headlight, oil cap and a couple turn signals to be complete best I can tell so far. Took off the heads, pistons and cylinders are pristine, brake lines still have fluid in them but...
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    First bike EVER!

    I've not officially bought it yet but by the time you read this I probably will have purchased this bike as my first ever. I really wanted to go with a vintage SOHC Honda but after thinking about it and coming across the deal for this bike I thought it would be better to get something more...
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    I'm just saying, this is an awesome looking bike!

    I'm new to motorcycles so I don't really understand what that means. How can you tell how much travel it has? I assume you are talking about the distance the front forks have to travel up and down, right? What is a normal, adequate amount? I did NOT know that, but I am very glad you told me...
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    I'm just saying, this is an awesome looking bike!

    I especially love the seat pan. Any thoughts guys?
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    CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!

    Still working on it? Where you at in KY? I'm in Danville.
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    74 cb750, First build.

    Niiiiccee! That looks great man!
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    CB400F First Build! College Kid's Cafe Project

    Love the enthusiasm you have, but are you building this thing in a closet?
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    CB650 vs SOHC CB750

    Many questions: What are the differences? I've read that the 650 is touted as having the performance of the 750 with the lightness of a 550. What about stock power rating? Top speeds? Real world performance? Tunability? Aftermarket part availability? I originally was set on getting the SOHC...
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    KY Cafe for the ton

    What's the big deal about the '69 sand cast engines?
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    KY Cafe for the ton

    Ahhh, I see, so the pre-79's are more prolific and easier to work and find parts for. That's what I was wanting to buy originally but if the price on this Ducati is too good to pass up then I will have to go with that. It's not even close to what I want to build off of but it seems like it'll be...
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    KY Cafe for the ton

    What's the difference between the SOHC and DOHC models? Besides the obvious, why do the SOHC seem to be more popular? Are they easier to tune/work on/upgrade? Sound or ride better or is it just an older is better thing?
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    KY Cafe for the ton

    Got it, a functional bike so I can learn how to ride. Check. How about a Ducati 696? I got a buddy who is possibly about to file bankruptcy and if the bank repo's it I can probably get a killer deal on it. It's not the direction I want to go at all but I figure worst case I buy it, learn how to...
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    1983 Suzuki GS750E Cafe/Brat/Tracker? or whatever

    Coming together nicely, look forward to the next update.
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    KY Cafe for the ton

    What kinda price range is reasonable for a decent condition, full, non-running CB750? I have a lead on a 1987 750 Nighthawk/Shadow (I haven't actually seen the bike yet just heard about it from a guy who knows the guys who owns it.) that supposedly had the engine rebuilt recently but needs the...
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    Hi guys! Now what? NEW BUILD -> '78 CB750

    Looks like a great platform for a 1st build. The knee AND elbow dents are great, never seen that before.
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