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post #81 of 105 (permalink) Old 12-09-2009, 09:23 AM
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If you would have been in front the smoke wouldn't have gotten in you eyes. (lol) Hopefully I can get it freed up and get it running again. It was a friends dad's bike and they were cleaning up and selling the home and no one wanted the bike and someone said that I was interested in it.
They say the Dream could do over 90 mph. I don't think I would want to though. I need to get it going but I have so many projects now. What I need to do is retire so I would have the time to do them.
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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.
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I think it was last year that H-D made a big deal about one of theirs going over 1 million miles, but after you got to reading the details in the press release, you find out the only original part was the frame. The motor had been replaced 3 times and there were a total of 9 major rebuilds along the way. I think I amgoing to pass this thread along to some of my H_D buddies, see what kind of reaction they have to this.
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Won't matter they are plauged by the great Hd is the best disease.

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I just finished an article page based on this greatthread, with Jim's pictures and some of the text. It's all on one page so it will be easier to run through the pictures. I also converted the pictures and reduced their file size so they will load/download faster;



https://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500headsrefurb.htm

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very well done . thanks a bunch for the condensed variation.

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I think these type of articles/tutorials are priceless and are great value to the Goldwing community.

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Thanks GLGREZMONKI a great thread.



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how is this bike doing now?iam probably not the only one wondering?

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I am still trying to keep up with it to. How many miles on the redone top end . How is the tranny and suspension pieces doing.



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