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i was curious as to what some of you think of these bikes. some seem less rare and not as sought after.


cl77 305 scrambler

dream 305

c201

s65

pro's and con's?
 

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CL77 scrambler--nice bike, fast for its day, those high pipes are a joy to look at. I would rather have a superhawk. If you are looking a friend has one for sale. Not cheap.

Dream 305-- rides like a cadillac, funky looks, either you love it or hate it. Easy to get parts. I have the jr. version dream 160 which I love, even if it is fugly. Readily available on ebay or your local shopper. There is a nice one in"want ad digest " here for $2500.

C201--not sure on this one. If you meant c200 its a 90cc pushrod engined bike. Kind of the dream of the 90's. Nice transport, funky, you won't have to worry about speeding tickets

S65--I just sold two of these. Not to powerful, looks like the c200 but with an overhead cam engine. Fun to ride, very light.

If you are interested in the c200 or s65, check out the Super 90. I lusted for one in 1967....

All of the above are RAPIDLY appreciating and more fun than the stock market. Parts are not too hard to find, especially if you don't mind buying from Thailand or other exotic locations. Sometimes the sheetmetal or plastic can be a little challenge, but hell, they made a hundred zillion of 'em.
 

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I think in the 1960s honda (as well as all the japanese firms) was still trying to figure out how to make bikes. As compared with bikes from the 1970s the "innovative" bikes of the 1960s seem antiquated. Things like fully enclosed chains, shared intakes and carbs, carb enclosures, swingarm mounted passenger pegs all seem archaic (and british) but were par for the course or innovative for the time. Of course you have to get over the small displacement thing, seeing as how until 1969 the largest honda was 450ccs. Still the bikes are good looking, reliable, light, and efficient.

Personally I own a 1965 305 dream thathas never run while I owned it but has crossed the country with me. The bike has charm unlike any other and I can't part with it. While the superhawk is cooler and more racy a dream is a better introduction to 60's hondas for it's sheer simplicity and stone reliablilty as well as cheap buy in and good aftermarket.

I forget which but the Dream and the superhawk have different cranks despite having almost the same cases, cylinders, and other engine components (and looking visually similar too). One has a 180 degree crank and one has a 360 degree crank.
 

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both the dream and the cl are classics,they are just cool all by them selfs ,again to classic, to cafe ,just ride and enjoy the vintage thing.

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
 

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Dreams are cool. I drove mine 1250 miles around Lake Superior last summer.






Edited by - geeto67 on Jun 11 2007 3:20:51 PM
 
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