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I've worked on this bike on and off (full rebuild and customizing) over the years, this site was full of help. Thank you all. Since it's been road-worthy, it's been such a pleasure to ride. It start and idles easy and precisely, runs super smooth and eats freeway miles no problem. I haven't topped it out, but it breaches 100mph effortlessly.
I'll be adding some work on the tank paint soon, as well as finishing fabrication of the tail light mount. Roll on!
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What is that tank color? I'm very into it. The swing arm has my attention...
 

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I've been considering a cold sage like that with brown/maroon accents. That is, if I give the Grub a break for restoration.
 
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What is that tank color? I'm very into it. The swing arm has my attention...
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I don't know why but I envision mud all up your back. That seat looks interesting how wide is it? Looks tiny. Kind of reminds me of a luggage rack back pad. Need to see more pics of this interesting bike.
 

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What is that tank color? I'm very into it. The swing arm has my attention...
KIA Green metallic is similar.
 
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I don't know why but I envision mud all up your back. That seat looks interesting how wide is it? Looks tiny. Kind of reminds me of a luggage rack back pad. Need to see more pics of this interesting bike.
I was thinking along the same lines. I wouldn't want to forget and slide back on that bike...
 

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I hear what you're saying. However, I live (and ride) in SoCal; no mud, no rain, no problems.
 

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I believe the seat is 5.5 inches wide. I was trying to create sort of an an illusion; invisible seat and a rear wheel with no chain just sticking out back. When riding it, it almost appears and feels like a Star Wars Speeder, floating down the road.

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I hear what you're saying. However, I live (and ride) in SoCal; no mud, no rain, no problems.
You forgot no snow. How do you live being able to ride year round without looking like the marshmallow man.
 

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You forgot no snow. How do you live being able to ride year round without looking like the marshmallow man.
We spent Christmas with my parents in Florida one year. The weather was kind of boring.
 

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I'm really running this rebuild now, loading the miles, so so strong. Super fun. The "pull" is incredible. It's rejetted, aftermarket air filters and mostly open exhaust, no other mods except losing many pounds (bobber). Don't know how many HP, compared to when new.
My question is where do these top out? I'm at 100-110 and it feels like there is so much more power on tap!
 

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Honda claimed either 104 or 108 at redline.
 
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