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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-15-2010, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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This thing followed me home the other night

This bad boy is now sleeping in my basement.





What is it? A 1967 Honda S65. 1405 miles. 65 cc's. 6 HP.






She has ton's of chrome.









It runs great! I purchased it from the second owner. It sat in a house for 39 years with a blanket over it.

Just what the heck do I do with it?
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Siyeh, put it on EBay and someone might grab it straight away. Looks good as new.
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What an amazing find.
I cant wait: "18 days on a ...... S65" !!!!!!
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Great "Run to the Store" bike...Hard to get into trouble with that ...Sense you brought it up, guess what followed me home



150 dollar project bike that has a samll prob


Nothing a nail file can't fix, eh

If I new what I was doing, I wouldn't still be working
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Holy crap Batman ..........A 1967 Honda S65. With only 1405 miles. ....... very cool find and looks in nice shape , is it running , did you ride it , how much was it , can I ride it .............had to sneak that last question in there , can't blame a brother for trying .

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My first bike was the big brother to this - a Honda S90 of about the same generation.

Although I have had Miss Jaffa (Burnt Orange 2007 Versys) for a while, I still have a lot to learn.


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Wow

that was a real find. everyone should be riding one of those.!! those were the days when bike were for transportation.

What will you do with it? You have to ask? If you dont know, they i will come ride it for you.

i am in ny, if it takes too much room in your huge garage, i will take it home.
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That's awesome!
you should ride that in the MOTO GIRO: google it. They run one through New Hampshire, Vermont etc. every year, in the Fall I think? I've got a friend here in Maine who does it. All bikes are older than 1970, and under 250cc. I've never been, but it looks like a blast!
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Contractor? That piston imperfection will "buff" right out!

Growing up on the farm, the neighbor kid had a S90 with a knobby on back. He had to cut off part the rear fender to make it fit.

This bike's first owner was a kid who killed himself a year after he bought it.

So Mom kept the bike in his old bedroom with a blanket on it. The kid only put 1395 miles on it before he passed. Well, now Mom has died and her nephew acquired this bike last July. He changed the plug, air filter, fuel shut-off valve, poured some gas in and it fired! He (nephew) put 10 miles on the bike since July.

All it needs is a battery, (runs fine without one) right side mirror glass, and a new fuel line. I saw some dry rot so I trashed it. Still has original tires tho they are weather checked. Found a cheap set on fleabay for $37 plus shipping.

My wife says I need my head examined. Maybe I do.
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This bad boy is now sleeping in my basement.





What is it? A 1967 Honda S65. 1405 miles. 65 cc's. 6 HP.






She has ton's of chrome.









It runs great! I purchased it from the second owner. It sat in a house for 39 years with a blanket over it.

Just what the heck do I do with it?
Nice find! Looks like it's in really good shape. Not sure what to do with it, but it's pretty cool to look at...




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Great "Run to the Store" bike...Hard to get into trouble with that ...Sense you brought it up, guess what followed me home



150 dollar project bike that has a samll prob


Nothing a nail file can't fix, eh
I used to have one exactly like it, but it better shape, of course...

A few months after I sold it, I tried to buy it back, but it was too late, the new owner had already grown attached to it. Oh well, lessons learned & all that...






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Interesting story behind it ...........too bad about the kid killing himself on it , but that is just part of motorcycling . This would make a very nice collector bike , tell your wife that they should examine your head .....................for the sheer awesomeness within , Cheers man , and thanks for sharing with the class , these types of bikes including old Nortons and Triumphs and Harleys etc....... are the heart and soul of what is todays biker . Anyone else want more pics ????? ( hint hint ) .............

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It is built like an anvil and will out last us all
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Anyone else want more pics ????? ]hint hint
OK. Across the road from me lives a retired dairy farmer. When he was discharged from the Air Force in 1954, he bought a brand new Harley with his "last big check". He still has it. Every spring, he brings it over for me to detail it. In return I can borrow his farm equipment any time I need it.

This is a 1953 Duo Glide with 42,000 miles on her. Bone friggin stock except for a National Cycle windshield. He let me take er for a spin once. That hand shifter is sumptin else.









Several years ago, when the economy was better, he turned down a $10,000 offer for it from a guy in France! I had no idea these old bikes were worth that much.

I put 133,000 miles on this 1986 Honda Gold Wing Aspencade. All I did was put many tires on it and a water pump. I cant believe that kid in the helmet (son) is 25 years old now. Where does the time go?

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I have the same problem with old Hondas following me home - have 2 big brothers to your bike in my garage right now, a 64 and 67 305 Dream both awaiting restoration this summer. They take you back to a different day and age....the 305 Dream was Honda's big touring bike back then.

Still tryin' to recapture the magic of being 10 years old on a Honda Mini Trail 50...
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Ride the antique pre'68 and under 200 cc rallies. I've read about a few that sound like a blast.

What kind-a-of Auto pilit came with the bike!!??
Could you reset it for my house?
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I have the same problem with old Hondas following me home - have 2 big brothers to your bike in my garage right now, a 64 and 67 305 Dream both awaiting restoration this summer. They take you back to a different day and age....the 305 Dream was Honda's big touring bike back then.
Seems how this has now turned into a picture thread , show us yours please

Siyeh---- That old HOG is in nice shape , I have 2 questions for you ....

1-- does your son ride now that he is older ???
2-- How do you keep your grass so green ??????

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I'm Tooooo damn lazy to fool around with OLD bikes. But I sure enjoy the memories. 1964 Bridgestone 90, two stroke, black. Bent the forks on a bridge & straightened them with a 4x4, two trees, a tractor and some rope!!

The next owner put another 10,000 miles on it!! I graduated to a Bridgestone 175, Candy Red and chrome..............ahh the memories!

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1-- does your son ride now that he is older ???
He ran a 1983 Honda Nighthawk 550 for a couple years. Now he is into trucks, quads, snowmobiles, and wimmens. I no particular order.

2-- How do you keep your grass so green ??????
Hmmmm. Dont know? We get a lot of rain here in Wisconsin? Everything is green all summer.
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Since you asked...the dreams are in various states of disassembly and buried behind all the summer toys (including the V) in the garage. Here's a summer pic of the '64, and what I'm going to be shooting for:
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Still tryin' to recapture the magic of being 10 years old on a Honda Mini Trail 50...
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Cool pics ......thanks

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