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A bit of nostalgia


From pre back problem & arthritis days. Still have it, sitting under blankets where it's been since 2008.

Heavily modified inside & out. Went against the grain & built what was a stock '74 Daytona into what I wanted. Lovely to ride but a bit over braked. One disc would have sufficed.

Could just do the ton. Not bad for a 500. All the checkers & sign writing done by hand, no decals.

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Build and finish look "top notch".....If you cannot ride it keep it....it is still nice to look at......
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Ta...... certainly won't be parting with it, it's promised to my son.

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KJB wrote:

Build and finish look "top notch".....If you cannot ride it keep it....it is still nice to look at......
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This is a bit of my bike "nostalgia" .....1962 Yamaha YDS2 ,250cc Sports road bike of the late '50's early '60's era.......(this one has only travelled 7000 miles in its life) - first Japanese bike I had ridden, in early 1960's......



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KJB wrote:
KJB wrote:

Build and finish look "top notch".....If you cannot ride it keep it....it is still nice to look at......
KB


This is a bit of my bike "nostalgia" .....1962 Yamaha YDS2 ,250cc Sports road bike of the late '50's early '60's era.......(this one has only travelled 7000 miles in its life) - first Japanese bike I had ridden, in early 1960's......


Wow! Twin leader on a 250!

My first Japanese bike was an early 60's Honda CA72. A very poor buy though. The pressed steel front forks had been in a bingle & had a poor welded repair & it didn't corner very well. Paid 35 for it. One like his but was yellow. Hard to judge which was worse the CZ125 (with non existent brakes) it replaced or the Honda. The CZ cost me 20 paid off at 4 a week from a mate of a mate. My parents forbade me to ride it (to no effect).

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My favourite subject, classic motorbikes! Just finished restoring my 1982 cb750f2 honda, ex victorian police bike, owned it for 33 years, still has the cop speedo with the 2 lights that lit up when the current speed limits were exceeded. Now on club plates, wife not real happy about me riding at 76 yrs. of age thou at 260kgs its a handful, do it while I can. Grandkids just shake their heads, Joda (not so easy rider)

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Joda wrote:

My favourite subject, classic motorbikes! Just finished restoring my 1982 cb750f2 honda, ex victorian police bike, owned it for 33 years, still has the cop speedo with the 2 lights that lit up when the current speed limits were exceeded. Now on club plates, wife not real happy about me riding at 76 yrs. of age thou at 260kgs its a handful, do it while I can. Grandkids just shake their heads, Joda (not so easy rider)


I have some early Japanese bikes (chrome, paint metal....no plastic) and just enjoy looking at them.Two on Club Plates but not ridden often...Summer mainly. Great hobby and a great "platform" for social interaction with people of similar interests.....



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