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Re: Automatics n' stuff

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:37 am
by Capitano
kayz1 wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:26 pm
Looks nice, is the exhaust a real one ? :lol:
I'm far from being a Honda rivet-counter but I think that they had a 4-2 system originally.

That looks like a 4-1 Motad, so should be a good 'un anyway. 8-)

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Re: Automatics n' stuff

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:43 am
by Diesel Dave
Looks better in the photo than in the flesh, but a bit of elbow grease won’t hurt.

Can’t go and play today as I’m on chauffeur duties for the missus - it’s killing me.

Yes it’s a Motad exhaust, bars feel like ape-hangers except at the wrong angle for the wrists.

Re: Automatics n' stuff

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:07 am
by Capitano
Diesel Dave wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:43 am
Looks better in the photo than in the flesh, but a bit of elbow grease won’t hurt.
bars feel like ape-hangers except at the wrong angle for the wrists.
Even Peter Fonda had his apes at the wrong angle! :roll:

Re: Automatics n' stuff

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:56 pm
by Diesel Dave
Sorry, those are at the perfect angle.

Demigod Peter Fonda’s bike is the blueprint for all choppers......anything else s just less

Re: Automatics n' stuff

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:34 pm
by Diesel Dave
First outing on the 750 Hondamatic today.

Boy she is cold blooded, it’s either the jetting to meet US emissions, or there’s a lot of crap in the carbs. Once warmed up though she romps along at quite a pace and surprisingly comfortable too.

54 miles so that’s about 2 gallons of premium Shell out of the exhaust along with half a bottle of Redex.

It’s a bike that would be very easy to put a lot of miles on, I went to Southend just for a brake bleed nipple plug and the only thing that annoyed me was the newish 50mph limit on the A127 from the Fortune of War roundabout onwards.

The list of parts and ‘things to do’ is growing by the minute, brake pads, brake hose, carb kit etc. At leat the tyres, battery and chain/sprockets are new.

Re: Automatics n' stuff

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:16 pm
by bikerbaker
Diesel Dave wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:34 pm
I went to Southend just for a brake bleed nipple plug and the only thing that annoyed me was the newish 50mph limit on the A127 from the Fortune of War roundabout onwards.
Tis annoying innit. If Tuesdays at the Dick Turpin was still running the authorities would be making a fortune.

But at least it's nice to get out with a clear conscience.

Re: Automatics n' stuff

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:21 am
by Newtsalad
Capitano wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:07 am
Diesel Dave wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:43 am
Looks better in the photo than in the flesh, but a bit of elbow grease won’t hurt.
bars feel like ape-hangers except at the wrong angle for the wrists.
Even Peter Fonda had his apes at the wrong angle! :roll:
Yup, I agree Cap'n, I Disagreed with the mighty Boo on this too. IMO chopper bars should ALWAYS follow the line of the forks, anything else is plain wrong! :lol:

Re: Automatics n' stuff

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:33 pm
by fatboytours
Yup, I agree Cap'n, I Disagreed with the mighty Boo on this too. IMO chopper bars should ALWAYS follow the line of the forks, anything else is plain wrong!
I'm not into choppers, never had a liking for leathers with frills, or wearing chaps. But I agree, line of bars should follow forks. Those bar extenders look a bit dodgy as well. Saw Peter Fonda ride that up Goodwill hill a few times at the age of 70 plus, took 5 or 6 bystanders to catch him every time he stopped.

Although looking at the following link, the bike looks like nothing like the one you loaded Newt, but the bars are in line

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6w4rkb

Re: Automatics n' stuff

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:58 pm
by dmw1950
Henry Coles Motorbike show was doing a restoration of a Leon Wallace chopper from the 70's last year, we reclaimed my friends Harley Davidson's chopper from the Leon Wallace shop in Putney in the late 60s, he had done most of the work on the bike, but was making money on it by loaning it out to a fashion shop in Carnaby Street. It had a tear drop tank (the only one in the UK), American civil war sword used as the gear change lever. All chrome frame and twisty forks. Bike never ran properly, it had Wal Phillips injectors fitted.
A couple of shops along the street was Paul Dunstall's shop that made good cafe racers, more my type of bike.

Re: Automatics n' stuff

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:59 pm
by Newtsalad
Loving the chop in the Just Eat ads. Snoop Dog gets my vote too. Anyone willing to send themselves up like that get's my vote.

The Captain America bike is cool, a bit dated now not into fishtail zorsts or high rise backrests.

Well, here we are talking about chopper motorcycles on a thread about automatic bikes on a Honda 90 forum.

Someone pinch me awake please? :lol: :lol: :lol: