New old guy with CB's + from California, SF Bay Area

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New old guy with CB's + from California, SF Bay Area

Post  pinshaw on Wed 25 Jan - 20:50

Hello all, Peter here from San Francisco Bay Area in northern California, US.
I currently own 3 bikes, along with each of my sons owning their own.
We started riding off road and as they got older, added street bikes to the fold.
My first bike is a 75 CB400F Super Sport which I still own. Bought it with 2100 miles on it.
Came with a 16" rear as only mod, but I have changed pipes, added Keihin Racing carbs, lower bars with end mirrors, bobbed tail lights and side markers.
All my sons have learned to ride on it and it screams down the road, lots of fun.

Our latest bike is a 75 Honda CB200T that was parked in 79 with 4k miles on it, all original.
My sons 15th birthday present project, which for $250 looked like a steal.
We flushed the fluids, put in a battery, squirted gas down the tubes and it fired right up.
Lots of polish, few squirts of black paint and a new tank found in Denmark got it ripping in the pits on the original tires.
We since have changed the bars, repainted tank and side covers, re-shoed the wheels and added bar end mirrors.
It always gathers a crowd when my son and I ride it around on weekends.
I am re engineering the front brakes, which I rebuilt to as good as can get, to go hydraulic.
We also just bought a set of Keihin PE24 racing carbs that need some cable modding to function with the stock setup.
Thats how I found your site.

Other bikes are 2004 MV Agusta Brutale & 2010 BMW S1000RR
My older sons ride a 99 Honda VFR 750 & a 2007 Yamaha R6

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Post  toy4xchris on Thu 26 Jan - 6:31

Welcome to the nieghborhood. That's a nice looking bike man. Man one of the things I am gonna miss after I move this weekend will be riding up to Alices with my family.

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Post  suzimark on Thu 26 Jan - 8:59

welcome to Very Happy i like your 400/4 Very Happy
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Post  Toecutter on Thu 26 Jan - 11:27

Welcome Peter !

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