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As the topic says, I found this old pic and asked my mother about it, she says I traded some "junk" English bikes and engines for it before I got the CX. Funny thing is, I have absolutely no recollection of having ever owned this bike.
 

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For the simple value of what they are bring now days, I'll bet you wish you still had it. The bars look like a conservative attempt at ape hanger.

Nice clean bike Steve.
 

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As the topic says, I found this old pic and asked my mother about it, she says I traded some "junk" English bikes and engines for it before I got the CX. Funny thing is, I have absolutely no recollection of having ever owned this bike.




That's a shame Cobram, that's a real classic. To find one that hasn't been chopped, or choppered, or mutilated in any way is very desirable. That is the first bike I had ever rode by myself. I must have been all of 14 at the time, and the owner had kept that bike right up until he encountered a moose in about 2003. - thankfully, both he and the moose survived, the bike however, not so lucky.
 
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Nice looking bike,to bad you don't remember riding it,I still ride my 78 cb550k quite a bit,and can't honestly say which I prefer the SOHC or the Twisted.



I'm kind of partial to my cb though...
 

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QUESTION FOR REG:



Was it the same over there in the 60's.....hippies, drug revolution, sex anyhow anyway with anyone and anti-government protests against war by the younger generation ??



Was England/Great Britain involved in Vietnam ?



Just curious
 

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QUESTION FOR REG:



Was it the same over there in the 60's.....hippies, drug revolution, sex anyhow anyway with anyone and anti-government protests against war by the younger generation ??



Was England/Great Britain involved in Vietnam ?



Just curious


Haven't you heard of the British Invasion?




Seriously though, I don't think England was in the Vietnam war. Other than that I think the sixties was probably much the same in the U.S as England. I could be wrong but I think a lot of what went on in the U.S. started across the pond. I'm not saying that Reg started it,,but I have my suspicions.
 

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I was but a babe in 60's, the only affordable bikes and cars when I did come of age were from that era through. I used to fix'em up and pump them out, cars, bikes, lawnmower, whatever to keep the tank full and the bimbette de jour happy on the back of the bike. I remember most of them, many I'd like to forget (bikes and bimbetts.)



Here was one of my favorites, which I remember very well, a real ice breaker after a two up ride at redline.


It was a '68 or '69 "Grand Prix" 350, junked it after my gibblet head cousin borrowed it and blew the engine (ran it without 2 stroke juice.) I traded a 10 speed bike for it IIRC.







 

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"bimbette de jour"
Nice phrase. About your CB SOHC/4 - if you had ridden it for any length of time you would have likely remembered its smoothness. I wish I still had my 78 CB750F- totally reliable,except in the rain.
 

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"bimbette de jour"
Nice phrase. About your CB SOHC/4 - if you had ridden it for any length of time you would have likely remembered its smoothness. I wish I still had my 78 CB750F- totally reliable,except in the rain.
My current bike is a 78 CB750F, black. Love it! So much get up and go, no issues so far. But I haven't been in the rain yet!
 

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My current bike is a 78 CB750F, black. Love it! So much get up and go, no issues so far. But I haven't been in the rain yet!


IMHO, the customs were the best looking of the CB's, there was a gorgeous one at THIS EVENTlast year. About half way down my post in that thread.
 

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I found a bike in Pittsburgh for sale I thought it looked familiar... Then I remembered Cobram's picture



this one looks nice wish i had the money though











Yamaha YCS 180







1967 yamaha ycs 180 bonanza - $500 (butler pa)

Date: 2011-07-10, 3:20PM EDT

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running antique...have title...is a bit rusty..mint seat/pan, has tool kit..a worthy bike for restoration not too bad shape for 44 yr old bike

runs well..will need tires and headlight for inspection



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