Peace! I'm Out! (Sold my MBs)

Radar00

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Whelp it was good while it lasted but I needed the upgrade. I sold my motorized bikes, actually 2 of them I traded for a Honda 1974 CB550 that I'm going to rebuild. In addition to that I got a little Suzuki GZ250 to scoot around on.

As for the CB550 its going to be a fun rebuild. The bike was a barn find in horrible condition other than the engine which turned out to be a gem. The previous owner "thought" it was seized up. Turned out it wasn't.

Here is a short video of the bike
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23nF0vC9cCc

I'll be posting more vids as I restore it thought I wont post it here since this is for MBs.

Nice being here
 

Dave31

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Nice score Radar on the CB. I've ridden my buddies GZ250 it was a fun little bike. Got to do a 400 mile ride on it and I had a blast. I had to push that little 250 hard to keep up with my buddies but it was still fun even though a few times I lost sight of the rest of the pack lol.

Feel free to share your restoration or anything else. Yes this is a MB forum but that is why we have the tavern forum; we are all 2 wheel enthusiast here and many of us would enjoy seeing anything with two wheels.
 

sbest

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I picked up a seized 2001 KTM 250 a few weeks ago, and put my 2001 380 EXC motor into it. Spent past couple days jetting and riding. Gobs of power, feels like a big 4 stroke for power delivery. King of wheelies...




Scary bike, like a loaded pistol, watch where you point it. Starts easily and usually first kick.

My other 2 stroke passion is Yamaha Blasters. I have one with a KTM 250 engine and have helped my son build a few. This is my 240cc bored and stroked Blaster, fittingly finished for me by my son a while ago.






Steve
 

sbest

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I have a brand new Harley Davidson but,

Once this gets in your blood, you never stop!
I guess that is what I am trying to say, thanks for the words.
The motorized bike is back to basics, a reality check.
I don't lack for toys, but I really appreciate these China Girls for what they teach me.

Steve
 

Venice Motor Bikes

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Nice score on the CB550!
I love those old Hondas (& the CB550 is my favorite). (^)

I have to agree, the motorized bicycles are something that just get into the blood (& in many ways are more fun than motorcycles).

Anyone who knows me, knows that one of my many hobbies is restoring old motorcycles...
I'm curently working on this 68 Triumph 650.
 

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wrenching4fun

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Every time I get on my Road King I laugh at my MBs sitting in garage. But then I get an idea and I'm right back to wrenching on one of my creations. It's a disease, man, you can go into remission for a while, but can't seem to get "cured". Good luck with your restorations.