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Old 02-15-19, 08:58 AM
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I'm Bringing Dorky Back!... Now with Pics

Hey guys...
It's been a while since I last posted a build - It's actually been almost 10 years!
But, I'm back! - And I'm bringing dorky with me!!!











I hope to get some finished photos this weekend!

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^^^ Red brake cable to remind me of the not so typical right handed front brake.^^^







^^^ I spy with my little eye - a TA Specialites Chainring!^^^

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Bring some of that dorky Honda Dream (?) as well.
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Lusty for some Honda dream back in the day!

more pics of Dorky if you please! She looks like a nice bike.

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Welcome back! Noting wrong with a little dorkiness, especially if it potentially saves something from serious damage



I put the dork disc on here partly as a goof and partly as a safety precaution against those fabulous Crow's foot laced wheels getting damaged.
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Bring some of that dorky Honda Dream (?) as well.
Lol. I admit, I made sure the Honda made a photobomb appearance in that shot.
To me the Honda Dream is that cute dorky-nerd everyone has a secret crush on.



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Steve McQueen rode one and he was no dork!

nice machine. Looking forward to dorky making an appearance too.
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Sweet ol' Honda there! 👌 My sister had the 150cc version, when we were kids, but she hardly ever rode it. I was more into dirt bikes, but rode hers once in awhile, just to keep it healthy. 😉
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Many here don't remember, but the OP built a bike for a junkyard build contest here that was simply superb. He's an artiste with a capital W.

Very glad to see him here again. Somewhere in the art/craft time/space continuum, someone just looked up and asked "hey, where'd he go?"

With @cuda2k, @cudak888, @steppinthefunk and some others back, this place is starting to get a little class...
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I wish I had my Honda CB 175 that I sold many years ago. I am not a "biker", but I loved that little motorcycle. I commuted on it on rural highways and city streets. When it was stinking hot in the summer, I would ride it down woods roads in the shade of trees.
My wife never liked the idea of a motorcycle, so to preserve our relationship I sold it long ago.
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Originally Posted by steppinthefunk View Post
Lol. I admit, I made sure the Honda made a photobomb appearance in that shot.
To me the Honda Dream is that cute dorky-nerd everyone has a secret crush on.



Ohh man thats a grail bike ..err Grail Motorcycle there.

is that the 305 and there was a 250? If i remember right. Its been a long time
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The Dream surely looked like a dream. Simply a gorgeous bike, and timeless style. Honda nailed it with that model and has not made one quite a beautiful as the Dream since.
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305 Honda Super Hawk, was no dork. But alas it was in the era before constant on head lights.
How do I know?
Coming back from a ride to the beach nearing home, the lucky break, I noticed if I dropped revs things got a little iffy in the combustion department, as in missing.
Limping the last miles, I made it home. The next morning checked fuel, OK, then battery and learned, the new battery was almost dead. This bike was made to run its lights at night, not all the time.
Sigh, "wish I'd kept it"...repeat this phrase a couple dozen times and you arrive at wisdom.

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Got any pictures or sketches of Dorky ...
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I rode my '68 CB450 from WI to Annapolis, MD non-stop. A big twin, at the time. I swore I'd never do it again. A few years later, I rode a GPz 550 WI to Camp LeJeuene, NC non-stop. That pretty much cured me. Not of being stupid, but of doing that particular thing.

I loved that CB450 more than the GPz. It was not a better bike, but it was bad-ass. If Honda had the same styling today, and a nice mild commuter bike, yep, I'd get one.
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Welcome back! Could you explain what the red thing is? It looks like a kickstand of some sort?
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Welcome back! Could you explain what the red thing is? It looks like a kickstand of some sort?
Can't you tell, lose your glasses? It's the ubiquitous 'Kobb Kobastand', Everybody had one of those!
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Welcome back! Could you explain what the red thing is? It looks like a kickstand of some sort?
Do a google image search on Kobastand. (there's not one good pic of one in use- but rather than post 4 bad pix, it might be easier to just look that way...)

It looks like a stand that went on the NDS rear dropout/chaintstay/steatstay of old Raleigh/Flying Pigeon type bikes.
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Originally Posted by fleslider View Post
Ohh man thats a grail bike ..err Grail Motorcycle there.

is that the 305 and there was a 250? If i remember right. Its been a long time
The smaller one was a 150cc. The one my sister had would do about 50 mph well, then the wind made it a little more interesting. 🤪😁
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Steppin' great to see you back. Love your Dream. I had a 1968 CB165.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Many here don't remember, but the OP built a bike for a junkyard build contest here that was simply superb. He's an artiste with a capital W.

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Steppin' great to see you back. Love your Dream. I had a 1968 CB165.
Thanks guys!
I am honored by your welcome.
It is indeed good to see more than a few familiar old-timers still hanging in there.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Welcome back! Noting wrong with a little dorkiness, especially if it potentially saves something from serious damage



I put the dork disc on here partly as a goof and partly as a safety precaution against those fabulous Crow's foot laced wheels getting damaged.
That is a lovely Cornelo you have there - I only dream of such pristine beauty!
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Originally Posted by stardognine View Post

The smaller one was a 150cc. The one my sister had would do about 50 mph well, then the wind made it a little more interesting. 🤪😁
I believe the CA72 Dream was a 250. Mine is a CA77 305cc.
The 250 is actually a more desirable bike for collectors.
I believe the CA95's were the 150's also known as the Benley.
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Originally Posted by since6 View Post
305 Honda Super Hawk, was no dork. But alas it was in the era before constant on head lights.
How do I know?
Coming back from a ride to the beach nearing home, the lucky break, I noticed if I dropped revs things got a little iffy in the combustion department, as in missing.
Limping the last miles, I made it home. The next morning checked fuel, OK, then battery and learned, the new battery was almost dead. This bike was made to run its lights at night, not all the time.
Sigh, "wish I'd kept it"...repeat this phrase a couple dozen times and you arrive at wisdom.
It's rather funny how that works. These early motorcycles would not charge the battery if the headlights were on! Luckily there are simple fixes to this now-a-days with the installation of a cheap rectifier.
I have not done the mod to mine yet but plan on doing it soon.
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I ran into a bit of a hiccup with my project...
Although the Koba kickstand is a very solid piece, the support brace is made of flimsy steel that easily bends. Needless to say, the brace is pretty useless as a structural piece.
And as Golden Boy has pointed out, these stands were made for a different style of bike which I imagine have much thicker chain stays.
I had to wrap my rear stay with a piece of rubber to get the stand to tighten down but the set-up at the moment leaves me with little confidence.

Sooooo......
I decided to ditch the flimsy brace and fab up a new one.
I do not recall why I even had a worn out TA Specialites chainring hanging on my pegboard but I always knew I'd have a use for it someday.







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