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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-21-2009, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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1987 barn find

Picked up a 1987 with 4,000 original miles last week, the old guy was the original owner and sad to see it go. Got the carbs off and am starting to clean them. Something odd though was that the rear jet was set at 1 1/8 turns out the front jet was only 1/8 turn out. Bike is in excellent shape and will be a nice ride, looks good sitting next to my 1965 honda dream. Excellent web site.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-21-2009, 08:58 PM
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Welcome to the forum. Lots of helpful, knowledgeable folks here.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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Welcome to the group.
What is the 65 honda.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-21-2009, 10:33 PM
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What is the 65 honda.
Isn't the '65 Honda Dream the same bike Elvis had?

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Welcome hydrodog. Glad you got such a low mileage bike. Hope you got a great deal on it, too. Pics would be nice!

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MY BABY...
'05 VN750
16,000 miles +
Kawi tank bib
Kawi rear rack
Small windshield
DEKA M/F battery
VN750.com Grill Cover
LED license plate frame
Clear Alternatives LED brake light
Cortech mini tank bag on rear rack
Pirelli MT66 Tires: 110 front / 150 rear
Splines lubed when tires installed at 10,650 miles
Splines lubed again at 14,400 with stubby valve stem install

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Ď65 Honda Dream 250cc


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Welcome to the group.
What is the 65 honda.

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2002 VN750 Vulcan
Rebuilt Engine
ACCTs lubed w/TOC Springs
Pick-up Coils Gapped at .018"
Splines Lubed
Deka MF AGM EXT15L Battery
NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs
R/R Relocation Fix
New Rear Rack
Stock Seat Repadded
Ext-BackRest
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I remember a 305 cc Honda Dream from the mid 60`s. A real power house compared to all the 100cc UJM (Universal Japanese Motorcycle) bikes that were just starting to flood this continent.

Gordon

1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

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July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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68 Honda Dream 305cc,


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I remember a 305 cc Honda Dream from the mid 60`s. A real power house compared to all the 100cc UJM (Universal Japanese Motorcycle) bikes that were just starting to flood this continent.

JaY



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2002 VN750 Vulcan
Rebuilt Engine
ACCTs lubed w/TOC Springs
Pick-up Coils Gapped at .018"
Splines Lubed
Deka MF AGM EXT15L Battery
NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs
R/R Relocation Fix
New Rear Rack
Stock Seat Repadded
Ext-BackRest
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