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Old 11-04-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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Hodaka........

Hodaka ...who has one?
Who had one?
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:10 PM   #2
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Int he 70's I had one, great enduro bike in its day, sorry no photos.
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:39 PM   #3
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I had one. If I could get the normal shift pattern I would get another. Lots of fun bike, not fast by today's standards, but lots of character. Ahhh, Bardahl VBA oil smell. I would be channeling some great memories. But when I had it I never could seamlessly switch shift patterns between it and my KZ550. I am older now, so it would be even harder. Still, freedom and memories. It was very reliable, excellent for it's time.

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Old 11-06-2014, 06:14 PM   #4
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Mine was one up, and 4 down. Most bikes are one down and 4 up. Having both of these patterns was something that in an emergency could cause shifting the wrong way. I do not know about other Hodaka, I only know how mine was.

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Old 11-06-2014, 10:03 PM   #5
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:17 PM   #6
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I traded for a Ace 100
Thought it might be fun as a winter project and then do local vintage cross country races with.
Do bikes always look worse when they become yours?
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:42 AM   #7
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Before and after Steens I restored. Its now owned by Clarke tanks. They are a big supporter of Hodaka's and make replacement plastic tank of the original chrome tank.



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Old 11-08-2014, 09:50 AM   #8
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Here I am testing a modified 175, the guy in the blue coverall liked the front fender.


He said let me show you how to ride sonny.


Yes sir Mr. Petty

Hey I could go on and on with this Hodaka stuff.
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Old 11-08-2014, 10:08 AM   #9
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Oh yea and he owns a nice Ace 100, getting ready for a country ride.








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Old 11-08-2014, 10:18 AM   #10
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Had a few of Dem-dar Hodaka's...
Don't have photos of them all but here are some

My first but not my only Ace 100



250E Thunder Dog, decked out in complete Enduro Gear



Little Combat Wombat, that I used for Observed Trials... I would pay dearly for this bike today...
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Old 11-08-2014, 11:02 AM   #11
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Mark, maybe you really miss that T-Dog. I've been reducing the herd, and I have this T-Dog I'm going to list next. Has compression and fox shocks on the rear. I will be pulling out and give it a full evaluation. I'm in San Diego.



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Old 11-08-2014, 11:15 AM   #12
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Mark, if you rode trials you will like this short video of Hodaka Trials.
A video I made at Hodaka Days 2014 TRIALS
http://youtu.be/IyUPGJkxCAM

And here is one I'm building from a 125 Wombat


This is me riding a Hodaka Bullfrog prototype, there were only a couple made but never made it to production.
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Old 11-08-2014, 11:28 AM   #13
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My dad and later I worked at the second largest Hodaka distributor in the world or so the owner of Strictly Hodaka has told me since he bought out the largest one in the world. Super Combats were my favorite model. I wish I still had one. We tuned them on a dyno. Almost no one had dyno's back then. Cushed primary gear, longer clutch screws with nylon nuts on the ends, dirt digger shift kit, replace the shift rod springs and ball about every fourth time you ride it, replace the side case/counter sprocket seal EVERY time you ride it, and a special race hardened gearset and they held together pretty good. I broke frames and bent axles ALL the time. I once almost broke a frame in two but for the gussets on the down tubes from the steering head.
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Old 11-08-2014, 11:42 AM   #14
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My dad and later I worked at the second largest Hodaka distributor in the world or so the owner of Strictly Hodaka has told me since he bought out the largest one in the world. Super Combats were my favorite model. I wish I still had one. We tuned them on a dyno. Almost no one had dyno's back then. Cushed primary gear, longer clutch screws with nylon nuts on the ends, dirt digger shift kit, replace the shift rod springs and ball about every fourth time you ride it, replace the side case/counter sprocket seal EVERY time you ride it, and a special race hardened gearset and they held together pretty good. I broke frames and bent axles ALL the time. I once almost broke a frame in two but for the gussets on the down tubes from the steering head.
My daughter on her Super Combat


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Old 11-08-2014, 11:55 AM   #15
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Wow! Stock shocks and even the rear sprocket is stock! Fenders too! The stock down pipe can be beat but not by many. They work better than a lot of them! I always flipped the front brake around backwards. They work better that way.
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