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post #1 of 38 Old 11-23-2016, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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1964 CA77 Dream 305

Here's some pix of my current project, a '64 Honda CA77 Dream 305 -













I've owned it for over 20 years. That's easy to remember, because I started taking it apart when my oldest boy was born. He's now 20...

I've been digging through boxes of parts I haven't seen in 20 years, and finding a few surprises. Just found that I have a set of the correct gold wing tank badges I didn't know I had. Seem to have most of what i need to get it back together, but there are a few areas that need some minor paint work first (that's why i took it apart in the first place).

CA77s aren't super-rare or anything, but this one is special because of how original it is - and will be when completed. I would say it's going to be about 95% original when done, with the exception of a few repainted areas and maybe the seat cover. Even the tires are original! Hard to believe they are not all cracked by now, but they are pretty good. Not planning any road trips or anything, but all the replacements are either blackwall or wide-whitewalls that don't look right.

I've got about 3/4 of it cleaned and detailed, and plan to fire it up after doing the paintwork. Luckily, I have a set of the correct original Honda mufflers that would probably be difficult to get now. Need to order a few things, but it looks like what I need is out there.

Here I am on it back-in-the-day -



People always tell me I looked just like Elvis...
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Looks like it'll be great when it's finished. I hope all the oil seals have lasted as well as the tyres.
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Looks like it'll be great when it's finished. I hope all the oil seals have lasted as well as the tyres.
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I hope so too. It's been stored with fresh oil, and kicked over occasionally, so I hope the engine is still in good condition.

Got a few things to do first, then I'll get the exhaust on and give it a go.
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reminds me of my cb72 250, long gone,
terrific motorcycle.. ended up with full
'racing' fairing etc, but had to make way for
cb450 for interstate runs etc..

sure would have liked to have had
them all locked up somewhere...
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Oh wow, that's nice.
First bike I ever rode (as a passenger) was an old 1960s Honda Super Hawk.
If I had unlimited funds I'd love to find and old Super Hawk or Honda Scrambler to restore, but man are they ever rare and expensive these days.
Good luck on your project.
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Thanks guys.

Tossed the tank and seat on just to see what it should look like. They haven't been on it in 20 years -



Need to get a rebuild kit for the petcock and a new seat cover (has a 1"x 1/2" gash in the top), both of which are available. Found a box of NOS parts I bought years ago, and put on a NOS grip and a few other small items I needed.

Paint touch-ups are next, then I'll start reassembly.
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Your old Dream looks a lot better than my shabby Super Hawk. I hope you enjoy that CA-77 for a long time.
My first Honda was a 1963 C-77 (like yours but with flat bars of painted sheet metal, and turn signals!).
I won't show you a picture of me on it, because I looked more like Maynard Krebs than Elvis.

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Your old Dream looks a lot better than my shabby Super Hawk. I hope you enjoy that CA-77 for a long time.
My first Honda was a 1963 C-77 (like yours but with flat bars of painted sheet metal, and turn signals!).
I won't show you a picture of me on it, because I looked more like Maynard Krebs than Elvis.

Keith (the one in Florida, not the one in Merrie Olde England)
Thanks Keith.

When I bought this it came with 2 other bikes - a Superhawk and a Scrambler. Both were really rough, and I sold them - which pretty much covered the cost of the Dream.

I really like the more unusual Dream models like your C-77. They are really rare, and I don't think I've actually seen one in-person. They made a number of different Dream models, some with high pipes and a dry sump engine.

Come on - post a photo of you on it back in the day!
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Really nice !

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