Monday, March 20, 2006

Now I remember...

.......why I like the 550 Honda. I was cleaning up some bookmarks and I found this pic of what a nice 77' CB550 looks like. Mine would need a total resto to look this good but it could certainly look presentable with some paint and elbow grease. I'm going to save my pennies and try to get a bike built in this decade, but for now with the house and all those cumbersome adult responsibilites I'll have to settle for the Classic Honda. My bike has the same stripe on the tank but was blessed with the lovely monkey shit brown. I've got more cash into this thing than it will ever be worth but anyone with a vintage bike will tell you that worrying about how much you've spent is a losing battle. The parts for these are really not that pricey when compared to modern stuff with a few exceptions. The 750's are a little more expensive but then they command better prices for the bikes too. The 550's are actually a bargain when you look at them in the big picture. And what a nice picture it is.

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On a totally different note, I realized that the one year anniversary of Still Life with Cranston Ritchie came and went on the 5th of this month. Thanks to all of you who read this. I've learned alot and got to read some real interesting stuff from the other moto-bloggers. Thanks!

4 comments:

sparx said...

Happy belated birthday.

Surly said...

Thanks, Mate!

Grumpyunk said...

Yeah, what he said. Happy Birthday.

Gymi said...

You can count me in with those other two, gotta love those classic Hondas, they may not be worth a ton, but are as reliable as dirt and have a good look too.