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#1 croquest87

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:12 PM

I ended up taking a trip in northwest Michigan area this weekend. Just kind of cruising around looking at garage sale signs and things parked in people's front yards w for sale signs.Couple of VW beattles and some dune buggies later l spotted this red barn w a simple sign that said barn sale tools and more.  Go Dra check it out!!! Well this place was right down my alley. Found me a very nice 1920s South Bend lathe w all the tools 3 chucks and all and very excited. Being all in a moment of finding this lathe l almost stopped looking for anything else. Figure l better slow down look some more.  All of a sudden l look in between some vertical stacked plywood and a window  and there it is   o man what is under that tarp? I said to the lady in charge of the sale. She said politely w southern accent. There is on old orange motorcycle under there and been there for 20+ years. Man my jaws dropped  when l lifted that cover. It is a 1974 Honda cb550 super sport w caffe racer handle bars and yes orange color. They made these things from 74-78. I am thinking ok I will pay 3000-4000 for this thing for sure. She politely said  if you want it you can have it for $250 . Deal l said and she disappeared for 10 min or so to get the title.
Some restoration will be needed but both finds are complete and motors turn free.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:35 PM

What part of Northwest Michigan did you venture to?
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Posted 12 May 2019 - 09:11 PM

Manistee and Beulah  very nice drive and beautiful scenery. Perhaps you could also call it Midwest l guess.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 04:49 AM

Very nice! I like to vacation in Frankfort. To me it's the leelanau peninsula. Many Michiganders refer to it as "up north" and it's such a beautiful area. Next time you're in the area you should cruise M22. Check it out if you're not familiar with it.
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Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:55 AM

 PSiTSi, on 13 May 2019 - 04:49 AM, said:

Very nice! I like to vacation in Frankfort. To me it's the leelanau peninsula. Many Michiganders refer to it as "up north" and it's such a beautiful area. Next time you're in the area you should cruise M22. Check it out if you're not familiar with it.
That was my first time up there so GPS was my guide. Lots of camping/fishing places

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 06:54 AM

Nice find! I've rebuilt 2 old hondas. A 74cb750 and a 73cl450

Edited by 87redcat, 13 May 2019 - 07:44 AM.

I got blisters on my fingers!!!

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 08:35 AM

SCORE !!!!!!!
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Posted 13 May 2019 - 08:55 AM

I love the bike.  I restored a 72 sl350 years back.  I also have a 78 cx500, but that one isnít too desirable

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:45 AM

Yeah I was just looking over everything last night on that bike everything's there going to put a new battery on it and some tires take everything apart clean it hopefully get it fired up this weekend.




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