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    New member from Wichita Kansas

    Here are some photos of my 1965 Honda CB77 305 Superhawk. I have owned this bike for 50 years now. It has been in this basic configuration since 1972 when I fabricated the disk brakes, Fairing, tank and seat from scratch. These pictures were taken at Hallett Raceway in Oklahoma in the last couple of years. I restored the bike about 12 years ago and have been doing one or two track days a year with it, up until last year when I retired it. I should also mention that I'm 71 years old. By the way, the guy passing me in the first photo, dropped it right after this picture was taken.
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    Very nice.
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    Bike of the month nomination. ++1
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    Quote Originally Posted by nic579 View Post
    Bike of the month nomination. ++1
    Agreed.

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    Yep. Bike of the month.
    Thanks for showing it off!
    I really like that fairing.
    It ain't easy bein' fat and greasy.

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    Very nice. Even more so as you're the original owner and raced it!

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    Would love to hear more about the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
    Would love to hear more about the bike.
    Agreed. And pics without fairings.

    Really nice bike!
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    1965 Honda CB77 305 Superhawk Vintage Racer
    Purchased new by owner
    65,000 street miles
    All modifications fabrication and paint performed by owner

    My Vintage Racer is a 1965 Honda CB77 305 Superhawk, purchased new just after I got out of the Army. I started racing it in 1966, with some really ugly, homemade bodywork and 250cc sleeves and pistons in the engine, but it was hopelessly outclassed. So, after struggling unsuccessfully with it for a couple of seasons, I retired the Honda, put it back on the street and bought a Yamaha TD1-C, which I raced until 1972.

    For the 1972 season, the AMA changed their rules to allow 350cc 4-strokes to compete with 250cc 2-strokes, so the Yamaha was sold and the 305 was converted back into a racer. Even though The Yamaha was fast and competitive, it didn’t handle or stop particularly well and was a lot harder to tune and keep running. The rule change gave me the motivation and my occupation, in the Aerospace industry, had given me a good set of skills in the disciplines I needed to build the bike I that really wanted.

    I have performed all of the fabrication, modifications, assembly and paint work myself, with the exception of the cylinder boring and the porting of the cylinder head. It was raced off and on until 1983 and though while initially competitive, it got slower and slower relative to the competition and the water cooled two-strokes had become so much faster that I had to ride way over my head, to even try to keep up with them. After a crash in 1983, it was parked outside on a trailer in the backyard and I moved on to endurance racing. I finally got tired of mowing around it in about 1995 and decided that I would restore it. I didn’t realize it would take me nearly 9 years to complete the project, but the result has been more than worth the time and effort. With a few exceptions the bike is as it was put together in 1972, including the paint scheme, which copies the Honda works racers of the ‘60’s.

    Here’s a list of the modifications I have made to it over the years.

    35mm Cerani Roadrace Forks with Race Tech Gold Valve Cartridge Emulators and new Springs
    Dunstall 35mm Clip-On Handlebars
    Johar Superbike Grips
    Modified Tomaselli Quick Throttle
    Modified Honda 750 Brake Master Cylinder with Magura Dog-leg Lever
    Goodridge Front Brake Lines with Aircraft Fittings
    ASV Clutch Perch and Folding Lever
    Modified CBR900RR Clutch Cable
    Honda Race Kit WM2 Race Kit Aluminum Front Rim
    Avon AM20 90/90H18 Front Tire
    Brake Calipers and Brackets Machined from Billet on Bridgeport Mill and Engine Lathe
    Dual 12 in. Disk Brakes with .110 Thick Steel Disks and Aluminum Carriers
    Front Brake Hub Machined From Billet on Engine Lathe
    Akront WM3 Aluminum Rear Rim
    Avon AM22 110/80VB18 Rear Tire
    OEM Rear Brake Modified with Cooling Scoop and Ventilation Holes In Backing Plate and Hub
    4130 Steel Tubular Brake Stay
    All Un-needed Brackets Removed From Frame
    Tapered Roller Steering Head Bearings
    Frame Re-enforced in Engine Mount/Swing Arm Box Area and Modified for Cantilevered Rear Shock Mount Position
    Betor Rear Shocks with Uprated Springs
    Bronze Swing Arm Bushings
    Modified Race Kit Aluminum Rear Fender
    Rearset Footpegs Fabricated from Stock, Passenger and CBR900RR Pegs
    Rear Brake Cable Fabricated from Barnett Triumph Clutch Cable
    CB400F pattern Shift Pedal
    Dogleg Shift Rod to accommodate Reverse Pattern Shifting
    New Pins and Brass Bushings in All Shift Pivot Points
    Honda Race Kit Hydraulic Steering Damper
    4130 Steel Fairing Brackets and Tachometer Mount
    Rubber Mounted Camlock Fairing Attachment Hardware with Captive Fasteners
    14,000 RPM HRC Tachometer
    Harmon/Collins Roller Cam with S&W Valve Springs
    Lightened OEM Valves
    Cylinder Head Ported and Matched to Custom Aluminum Intake Manifolds
    Keihin 32mm CV Carburetors Modified To Accept Standard Round Kehin Main Jets with Fiberglass Bell Mouths
    Modified CB450 Throttle Cable
    (To Be Added) 32mm Mikuni VM Carburetors with Aluminum Bell Mouths and Intake Screens
    (To Be Added) Custom made Throttle and Choke Cables
    Aluminum Heat Shield for Carburetors
    65mm L.A. Sleeve Cylinder Sleeves
    Modified 65mm Honda CB350 Pistons, Rings and Wristpins
    Honda CL77 Crankshaft
    Close Ratio 5-Speed Transmission
    Barnett Clutch
    Honda CBX #2 & #5 Headpipes
    OEM Headpipes
    Hand-Built CR77 Pattern Flat-Side Megaphones
    Oil Cooler with 4130 Steel Mounting Brackets, Braided Lines and Aircraft Fittings
    Color Coded Fused Wire Harness with OEM Style Connectors
    Ignition Indicator LED on Upper Fork Crown
    Ignition On-Off Switch on Left Handlebar
    Dyna S Electronic Ignition Mounted on Right End of Crankshaft
    Dyna 40,000 Volt Ignition Coils
    Yuasa Sealed Battery
    Fiber Glass Fairing Lofted and Fabricated From Scratch
    Fiber Glass Catch Pan for Engine Fabricated from Scratch
    Fiber Glass Fuel Tank Fabricated from Scratch with Internal Baffles, Gasoline Proof Lining, Vent Line and CB350 Gas Cap
    Pingle Fuel Tap and In-Line Fuel Filter
    Rubber Mounted Fiber Glass Seat Fabricated from Scratch

    Here are a couple of shots with the fairing off. The first one was taken about nine years ago, when I was experimenting with the brakes. I made my own wave rotors. The second naked shot was at a car show about two years ago. I've also included my current sportbike rides, a 2012 KTM RC8, a 2002 Honda RC51 and a 2011 Honda CBR1000RR Repsol Edition. Not a bad stable for an old guy.

    Here is also a link to some You Tube videos of the old bike in action.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/joeprou...ctivity_view=3
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    Nice starter collection.

    hee hee

    Darn FINE bikes.
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