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Old 07-12-2009, 10:37 AM   #43
markk53
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I wanted that superbike look or a Nighthawk S... this Zephyr showed up a mile from where I lived (after glossing the entire country on cycle trader and other sites) for $900:



18 years ago I got this SR500 for $150 and here are two stages of development to date, still less than $1500 including a 528cc/cam/36 Mikuni. First was the spray bomb flame job toward a British hot rod look, then a street track look that's not been on the street. I want to go away from the tail section to a 60's steel fender/narrow cobra head like seat to be different:





Hope you find them interesting. The tail is made up from a CB900F tail, the pipe is a one off we built from mandrel bent tubing I got from JC Whitney. Notice the Honda VF500F caliper too. Lots of work on the cheap.

Then there was the Sherpa T at $450, but that was 1971... and I was much younger back here in 1974:



And the $500 short tracker after being painted a bit...



How cool would it be to have that one with a set of lights...
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95 KLX650C w/Vulcan piston bigbore, Now an 09 KLX250S, selling my 90 Zephyr 550

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