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gravelveins
02-09-2010, 4:24 PM
dirty. black. bare metal.
a bike that started with little direction other than i knew i wanted to black out the wheels and wrap the pipes...and the tank HAD to be bare metal.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/subportrait/4343913185/" title="73 honda by calebwilkerson, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2681/4343913185_2be54d9f85_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="73 honda" /></a>
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engine, year, make/model: 500cc, 1973, honda cb
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frame: stock cb frame...painted black
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forks: stock cb forks lowered a inch or two, sandpaper "brushed" lowers w/fork gaitors
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tire/wheel size: cheng shin hi max 19" front....cheng shin c199 18" rear
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favorite thing about this bike: its dirty and simple...oh and fast!
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next mod will be: magically turn it into a triumph...?
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other mods: blacked out wheels, dirtbike clutch perch/lever, dirtbike footpegs, tuck n' roll seat, mini headlight w/aluminum headlight mounts
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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/subportrait/4343920505/" title="73 honda by calebwilkerson, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4343920505_a3b28bd476_b.jpg" width="1024" height="723" alt="73 honda" /></a>
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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/subportrait/4343924229/" title="73 honda by calebwilkerson, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4343924229_95b9df0308_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="73 honda" /></a>
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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/subportrait/4343907915/" title="73 honda by calebwilkerson, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2714/4343907915_a12de0bbc7_b.jpg" width="683" height="1024" alt="73 honda" /></a>
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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/subportrait/4344640120/" title="73 honda by calebwilkerson, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2799/4344640120_f543f0c015_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="73 honda" /></a>
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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/subportrait/4343916611/" title="73 honda by calebwilkerson, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/4343916611_39b45692db_b.jpg" width="683" height="1024" alt="73 honda" /></a>
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thanks to: my wife, for putting up with all my motorcycle craziness, jake the snake, wrenchmonkees for their crazy inspiration, and of course the CC and all its members!
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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/subportrait/4313940220/" title="73 cb500four...for sale by calebwilkerson, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2797/4313940220_1e97b60e58_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="73 cb500four...for sale" /></a>
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you can follow me and all my photography adventures at: www.iamgravelveins.com or be my friend on flickr...flickr.com/subportrait

Punkskalar
02-09-2010, 6:21 PM
That bike looks like alot of fun! I wouldn't change a thing (ok, I lie, I'd remove everything and make it go on a diet, but thats just my style)

Fun little scoot, what you doing to keep the tank from crusting over?

Isgro
02-09-2010, 7:11 PM
Great looking bike man.

gravelveins
02-09-2010, 9:24 PM
a little wd40 every now and then.
not for sure if it works but oh well...i like it all nasty and such.

wesbailey1
05-24-2010, 2:50 PM
what gauges are those ?