Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Glen Burnez, Maryland, USA
I got to use a 305 Super Hawk in 1966 for a few months. My roommate laid it down with his leg under it to keep it from being damaged, and had to spend a few months in the hospital during the skin grafts. He let me drive it in the meantime. It was one sweet bike. I took it to the local Honda dealer because I thought the cams had stopped oiling. He said it was O.K. they never had that kind of problems. Two days later I took it back, he screamed "Shut it off!" Seems the cams had stopped oiling and it needed major surgery. Told ya' so. Speaking about the Yamaha 250 Big Bears, they were the fastest things around, they could eat the 305 for breakfast and the 450 for lunch and a Harley for dessert. Nothing would touch them in a drag race.