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06-21-2004, 13:27
Most of you sound a whole lot younger than I. Almost 60. Anyway I just finished a restore on a Honda 750-4 1972 that I bought new in 1972. Anyone remember that one?

Ralphumor
06-21-2004, 17:46
Well in 1972 I was 5. I DO remember Old school classic bikes like that because my neighbor had them. My parents would borrow one and go ridding all weekend. My dad had a Street/Dirt bike Suzuki 250 in 1974. I have been thinkin about gettin an classic bike. My WIFE would kill me. Besides I just bought my 85 Goldwing..

mallcop
06-21-2004, 18:53
The 750-4 was a tremendous bike when it was released but the Kawasaki Z-1 became my favorite afer it hit the streets.

TriggerRider
06-21-2004, 20:29
I was 20 yrs. old when your 750-4 hit the streets - so I remember it very well. A fine machine, and one of the top 25 motorcycles that changed the 'face' of our sport. Please post some pictures of your 'restore'.

Ljunatic
06-21-2004, 20:45
Did you have any problems with finding replacement parts?

My 76 Goldwing is awaiting a complete rebuild and I know the carbs are junk.

I would like to put fuel injection on it after the engine is rebuilt.I put 65,000 very hard miles towing a trailer on it back in the 70's and 80's but its been in storage for 20 years now waiting .

06-22-2004, 07:45
I have a web site I will find and send to you that has everything you will ever need to get for your GoldWing. Even a fourm of 1000s of old farts that will tell you how to do a restore. Here is a picture of my 69 that I did. When I get my 72 back from paint I will show that off too.
Jess
http://www.hunt101.com/img/183634.jpg (http://www.hunt101.com/?p=183634&c=500&z=1)

TriggerRider
06-26-2004, 15:28
Tonka -

I was behind-the-eight-ball, and just caught your pics of the '69 restore. That is 'Beautiful' work. Please post pics when you get your
'72 completed.

alphacat
07-05-2004, 23:20
Is it gold and black?

KIDCOP
08-02-2004, 11:28
Originally posted by mallcop
The 750-4 was a tremendous bike when it was released but the Kawasaki Z-1 became my favorite afer it hit the streets.

Yeah and a Yamaha or Kaw 350 would just flat out run it. Lots of motor and no power. The Z-1 was the King until 1976 when they put the smaller carbs on it. By the way I owned a 1974 and 1975 Z-1B. I wish I had either one today.