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    Supporting Member Rayfromtheuk's Avatar
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    Thanks for your comments 12ozPBR. It's always more interesting when the discussions involve more people. It's the best way of learning I find.

    I totally agree with your comments regarding the engine. It is not a 65 and more likely to be late 66 onwards. I have some bombers with lower numbers than 9144 and those are 66 registrations.

    So the bike is accepted for what it is. A rare red with an early frame and a later engine replacement. Or, try and find an early 65 engine which will add the value back to what you have. I do not know how the 65 numbers ran. Guess they were in low hundreds.

    Maybe someone can tell us?
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    1966 Honda Black Bomber K0
    1966 Honda Red Bomber K0
    1966 Honda Super Sport/Ken Ives
    1966 Honda Black Bomber K0 Police x 2
    1969 CP450 K2 Police
    1965 CB450 KO 360 degree engine no CB450E 1503605 Japanese Domestic Market.

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    On the subject of BMWs.
    When I first started into bikes at 17/18 years old (legally and more than 50 years ago) my older brothers two friends rode what were then old BMs.

    One had I think was an R57 and the other an R69s? They loved them to bits and I can see why. Always liked them since myself.

    When I was in Barcelona on holiday I saw a model of a really old BM with a side car in a menswear shop window.

    It was probably about a foot long (12 inches) metal and immaculate. I went in to see if they would sell it to me. No way. That's the closest I ever got to owning a BMW.
    1966 Honda Black Bomber K0
    1966 Honda Red Bomber K0
    1966 Honda Super Sport/Ken Ives
    1966 Honda Black Bomber K0 Police x 2
    1969 CP450 K2 Police
    1965 CB450 KO 360 degree engine no CB450E 1503605 Japanese Domestic Market.

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    Not wanting to hijack the thread, but if you like old BMWs I have a few pictures of some I have recently worked on on my Instagram. It is Deadendcycleandmachine.
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    Posting some new photos for Overhead. We will start a thread in Project Logs.

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    Looks like I have some humble pie to eat. My 'red bomber' ran very poorly from new. Took it back to the dealer and the mechanic reckonded he knew the problem, carb diaphrams. Now I know better, having seen inside this type of carb. But, whatever they did, it worked so....
    Just as an aside, the earler Honda Goldwings use a very similar carb with the solid piston system. And as another aside, the Goldwing uses an almost identical starter motor too... Amazing after all the intervening years.
    I have posted this somewhere before, but it might serve as a guide for renovation.
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