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Looking for a restorable Honda 305 Super Hawk


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Default Looking for a restorable Honda 305 Super Hawk

Not Quite an antique, but more of a classic! I am searching for a restorable 64 to 67 Honda 305 Super Hawk if anyone has any leads. I would consider swapping a hit & Miss engine or two if interested. I had one back in the 60's and it was my all-time favorite bike!
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I had one too. For its time, a fair bike, but by todays standards, a bit of a dog. Power to weight ratio is low. Steering geometry wrong (great for city driving, but hairy for cruising). If you do not have a carb synchronizer you will have trouble getting good performance out of it. Parts will be expensive and may not be readily available. Honda does not sell repair kits. If you can even get parts from Honda, you will have to order each part and gasket individually! Remember, you are talking about a machine that is approximately 50 years old.

If you find one, hope there is not too much wrong with it. Good luck.
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Default Re: Looking for a restorable Honda 305 Super Hawk

I had a '65 CP-77 ex Police bike, a '66 CB-77 Super Hawk, a '65 CA-77 Dream and a '65 CL-77 Scrambler. The Hawk and the Scrambler would really get it. The dream? Not so much, had less power than a Hoover vacuum cleaner. The Type II engine was definitely the performer! My fave of all those was the Scrambler.
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Had a CL77 scrambler and put 33,000 miles on it. God how I flogged that thing! I still remember that concrete slab of a seat and maybe that's why I'm having spine surgery next week. Quite the heavy pig it was, iirc 377 pounds.

*If it won't idle down well then quits it's likely the advancer springs that are weak and won't retard the timing correctly. Of course these are located on the cam sprocket and is a bitch to service with that two piece camshaft.
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You just missed the auction of a lifetime. Several Scramblers, Super Hawks, Super Cubs, and Dreams.

http://www.jwoodandcompany.com/
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I would love to find another CL 125 twin! I had one of the last imported (1969) and tooled around on it for a few years until s dumb permit driver ran me over on it (literally). fun but not that strong, it would do 75 down hill and about 45 up! 13 HP at 22000 RPM, it was a real screamer. It would out ran the later 125 singles any day. I have not seen or heard of one in many years, and wonder if any are even left.
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Have you ran across the Critter Bike guys? They are also from Mississippi and have a ball on their 305's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF--XJCJHg4
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Default Re: Looking for a restorable Honda 305 Super Hawk

Looks like the Natchez Trace.
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