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post #21 of 53 Old 02-10-2017, 07:12 PM
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Been following this thread for a while now and am SO impressed at the awesome job you're doing "restoring" this beautiful piece of Big Red history!
Bikes like your Dream and the Honda Scramblers and SuperHawks from that era are what really started my interest in motorcycling, before I was even old enough to apply for a license.
My friends and I would drool over the pictures of those bikes in old copies of Cycle World snuck inside the textbooks we were supposed to be studying in math class.
I hope when your project is finally complete you'll treat us to lots of pics of the bike. She's a beauty and you're really doing her justice. For us old farts this is about as close to time travel as we're going to get!
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Thanks! I'm trying real hard not to overdo it.

I'm about as old as the Dream (I'm a '63, Dream is a '64), so I don't have any memories of them. I've owned a couple other Dreams, a Superhawk, and a Scrambler, but they were all pretty rough and nothing like this Dream.

Someday I would really like a CB92 like this -



But that's going to be a tough one.

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this is similar to my cb72, google photo.. 8" tls front brake, came with flat bars etc.. memories..
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this is similar to my cb72, google photo.. 8" lss front brake, came with flat bars etc.. memories..
Nice!

I had a CB77 as well, but it was pretty rough.

Got the Dream, CB77, and CL77 together as a package deal in the 90s. The Dream is the only one I kept. The others were not complete and in poor shape.
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Got the side cover, frame, and front of the fender that I painted polished-out -





Trying to match the original finish, so it can't be perfect. Ended-up with about the right texture and gloss-level, and doesn't stand-out as repainted. The original paint is a bit inconsistent, but polishes-up surprisingly well, there's just not much of it on there so you need to be gentle.
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Found this in a box of parts I was going through -



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Worked on the right side engine covers, trying to get them back to an original finish. Some idiot (me) blasted the points cover back in the day...

I stayed a bit on the brushed/light polished side instead of going full-on mirror polish - which I'm pretty sure is what they should be.

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well for a 'not restored' bike it looks
production line fresh, plus polish...

that chrome and suchlike
are beautiful..

i also ruined the coating of polished
aluminium on cases etc esp of one 750
by regular goddards glo hand polishing
sessions.. looking back they had a
real zen like element to them..
send you mad,,
or sane..
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Thanks shisoshin. Trying real hard not to overdo it.

Did a little final detailing before moving it out of the shop and into the office.





The petcock rebuild kit should arrive today, and after that the tank should be ready to go back on.
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I am enjoying the pictures, but, will you ride the bike again? It looks good enough to eat off of.
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