Photos from Eddie Todd's post — Honda CB72 77 U.K. Owners

Today did a little more on my 1964 CB77. Not far now just waiting on some chrome to be done and a couple of parts. Sort out the wiring, do the timing and fire her up, yahoo.

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John Van Damme shared a link to the group: Honda CB72/77 U.K. Owners. — Honda CB72 77 U.K. Owners

I am having troubles figuring out how to wire everything back together on my cb72 '64. Even the wiring diagram doesn't seem to help me. Is the 'combination switch' in the diagram the thing behind the key lock? Should it look like this? ( http://images.cmsnl.com/img/pr oducts/35100273000-switchcomb_ big35100268030-03_dfc0.jpg ) because mine has soldered on wires and different connectors. Is there a way to only connect the essential wires to see if I can get a spark?

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Hey this might be a stupid question but I think I am missing something here — Honda CB72 77 U.K. Owners

Hey, this might be a stupid question, but I think I am missing something here. The gear for the starter motor is touching the outer casing. In the drawings there is nothing between the seal and the gear, which leaves me wondering. Also there is nothing holding the gear from turning independently. (Please ignore the extra red sealing :D)

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Photos from Bill Alexander's post — Honda CB72 77 U.K. Owners

Here is a CB77 I pulled out of a barn last night. Sitting since 1971. Was covered in years of dust, the rain washed it off on the way home - this is how it looked after wiping it down. Purchased from original owner with all original paperwork.

Will go through everything for a stock resto. Also purchased a CB45O K0 Black Bomber from same owner.

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My third motorcycle. A CB77 305 Super Hawk. The most classic Honda ever made — Honda CB72 77 U.K. Owners

My third motorcycle. A CB77 305 Super Hawk. The most classic Honda ever made. Modeled after cafe racers. Chain-driven overhead cam and 180-degree crank-throws. Mine had type III handle bars, but I preferred type I. The engine was only about half the size of a Triumph Bonneville, but unlike the Triumph, it peaked at 9,000 RPMs, never leaked a drop of oil, and handled like a knife. It brought the end to British bikes on the street. Faster than British bikes this size (100 mph), I rode it 200 miles from my hometown and back in one day and would have ridden it around the world; it was as indestructible as a hammer. Gasoline was 14 cents a gallon. I rode it every day to high school -- the only motorcycle in school -- and I was the KING! Graduated 1966. It was stolen in 1970. The most beautiful motorcycle ever made. I would give anything to have another one.

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Photos from Richard Sherer's post — Honda CB72 77 U.K. Owners

I bought my first CB77 used in 1965 just before I finished high school. Here it is parked in front of our government housing unit where I grew up. At the time I was working part-time as an apprentice mechanic at Honda Culver City, and long lusted for one of these. As an aspiring racer I entered it in one of the first production road races held here in SoCal and finished second in the 350cc class, after crashing in practice at full speed in turn nine at Willow Springs. The bike was entirely stock, and there just wasn't enough ground clearance when heeled over. After that, I stuck with smaller bikes until I bought my CB350 in 1968.

Here also is a picture of my current CB77, which I've owned for about 30 years. It's fitted with period-correct aluminum rims, the CYB steering damper kit, Red-Wing shocks, and one of the early aluminum front fenders. The rough photograph is of my friend Barry Sulkin on his then-new CB77 that we rode double to Tijuana in 1964.

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