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And I was leary about mine with 44,750 when I picked it up. Still amazes me when I crack the throttle in 3rd , it just seems like a 100 hp electric motor , I been looking to see if one of the CSX trains lost theirs . Actually find my self smiling as I go down the road.
 

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Since the news says we have a" nor'easter" blowing through tonight and tomorrow with the possibility of heavy snow and high winds I figured that this would be my last chance to get this bike out for a ride this season. I didnt plan on going too far because it is only about 4 cel (40 far) which is too cold for me. Once again it fired right up with no smoke. I let it warm up a bit and left.My wife told me later that when I pulled out of our driveway she saw a little puff of smoke but that was it. I went into the sub-division behind us and drove around for probably 3 miles. I had the mirrors tipped down some so I could see if it was smoking any and it was not. It felt like it wanted to stall when I slowed down and stopped but I think that is fuel related or perhaps I bumped off a vacuum line or something like that. As quiet as 1500's are they are a lot louder when the plastic is off. There is also an exhaust leak to be fixed. So far so good. Sometime later on I will address that possible stalling problem . Even though it was cold it felt good to get out for a ride. So now I have to divert my attention to fixing a flat tire on my snowblower.............
 

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I really hate this machine but it is a necessary evil here in Atlantic Canada. I have to fix a flat tire on it today before the big storm tonight........
 

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Thanks for the update, it sounds like it is a good running bike now. It could just be that you need to do a carb sync before you get it all buttoned upwith the plastics and once you get the exhaust leak taken of it'll quiet right down.
 

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Hi,

Thanks for a great set of posts and pics on the high miler. It has had me gripped and wanting the next instalment. When I had repaired my previouscosmetically damaged 1500 Wing and had only re-fitted the fairing body and wiring, I couldn't resist taking it out for a spin and was amazed how noisy it was. As soon as all of the tupperware was back there was a world of difference! So quiet and smooth.



Looking around the rest of the bike, there's a lot of life left in it and some rewarding polishing and riding to do - the new owner should be rightly pleased with his purchase and your careful work.
 

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Yes , it is a '65 Dream. From what I understand it was last running about 10 years ago. I have it as a winter project. Back in the 60's I had a '66 305 Superhawk and if you will remember they were pretty hot. They carried the same engine as the Dream but sported twin carbs. They would challenge any 500 or 650 of that era. I picked up and restored another '66 Hawk back in 1997 but sold it last year. I never used it and it was taking up space . I actually only drove it once or twice ( either they shrunk or I grew over the years....I think I know which) but it was fun. The plan with the Dream is to first get it running and perhaps restore it.......
 

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That's a nice Dream, it'll be sweet once you get it done. They were definately good Bikes.
 

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GOOD LORD I'M GOING TO A HARLEY DAVIDSON WEBSITE AND TRY TO FIND A 300,000 MILE V TWIN ENGINE BEING REBUILT AND SOOOO MANY PEOPLE SAYING "GEE" IT DON'T LOOK SO BAD. PLEASE SOMEONE GET BACK IF THEY FIND ANYTHING
 

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May find one of them trailer queens with 300 000 on it . maby show a few thou on the clock . rest was pulled behind a good old Chevy.
 

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P. S. I have a chance to buy an O L D small honda been sitting inside under enough rugs and stufff and stuff so the paint still looks like new....... anyone tell me the difference between dream and hawk etc. etc. and maybey what this may be worth........ I mean it's cherry ........ parts still available or nnot ??? thanks rmd
 

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The previous picture is that of a 305 Dream. They were, I guess, sort of the touring model , with the big fenders etc. They only had 1 carb but could still put out for their size. The 305's were one of the bigger models of that era surpassed only by the Honda 450 Black Bomber. The picture in this post is a 1966 305 Superhawk, totally different from the Dream except for the same engine and twin carbs. ( I restored this one a number of years ago and sold it last year for $3500. ( The picture is not too good as it is a picture of a picture) If you have a chance to buy any size vintage Honda of that era I would jump on it especially if it is in as good a shape as you say. They are a lot of fun to fix up and maybe you can make a few bucks on it as well....
 

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Nice writeup and report, GLGREZMONKI.

I second the guru nomination.....
 

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SO many bike I saw on the road this year being towed/hauled instead of ridden, even out to South Dakota's big Ta-do! Got 112K on mine and I hope to double it before I end up getting rid of it ... or it gets rid of me!
 

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Still got my Superhawk - they were just called plain old CB77 over here. This one's only 15 years younger than I am!



http://www.stallard-engineering.co.uk/stories/Bikes/Japanese/1964hondacb77.htm





These bikes and their smaller siblings (Hawk - CB72) hammered a very big shiny nail into the British Motorcycle Industry'scoffin - which was made out of one of last year's side-cars anyway.
 

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Wow, that is one fine lookingHawk and it appears completely stock including the flat bars , grey fenders and side panels. I have to admit the one that I just sold had chrome fenders and painted side panels which as you know were not stock. And we also referred to them as CB77 here in New Scotland as well. To briefly change the subject for a bit my wife and I spent some time last evening watching videos about the Orkney Islands...very interesting. My wife is of Scottish decent. Her mother was a "War Bride" who came to Canada after the 2nd war at the age of 16 and settled into a community on the French shore of Nova Scotia called, New Edinburgh. ( a strange name for apredominantly French community) The French call it" bot de la riviere" which means the bottom of the river. Could never figure out how or why New Edinburgh equated to the bottom of the river. Both names are on the sign...........
 

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Excellent thread!! I know on the 1000's the real limiter for most is the cam journal wear. Once the wobble starts ( generally around 150 k miles) they can get real challenging to keep running good. A steel cam riding on aluminum journals with a film of oil just does not last forever:D
 

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I actually have a 66 Dream. My wife is after me to get it done. It was running a year ago. I also have a 66 yamaha 305 2 stroke. I can't get the 2 stroke to turn over though. I have one jug off but the other one is froze tight. It has been sitting since '68 and was just given to me a couple months ago.
 

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You should listen to your wife and get that old Dream running. If it ran last year it should run again. I never liked the Yamaha 305.....ever sincemy Superhawk wasbeaten in a legal track drag race by a Yamaha 305 Big Bear scrambler in the mid 60's sometime. I think the smoke got in my eyes!! (just kidding those old Yamahas were great bikes as well)
 
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