benchracer's Member Page
Member: motorpoolguy
Name: benchracer
From: Helena, Montana, United States
Gender: Male
Riding For: 52 years
Member Info: Mid-life crisis; collecting old motorcycles mainly Japanese and restoring for hobby. Favorite bikes are the 60''s Honda Scramblers as grew up around them.
 
 Current:
1982 Kawasaki Spectre 1100

Photos: 3
Info: I wanted a custom bike with my own ideas what it should look like. Bike will built from two bikes, 1100 Spectre & 1100 A model.
1975 Yamaha GT 80

Photos: 3
Info: Restored for my son; wanted it in blue like newer YZ.
1985 Yamaha Bravo 250

Photos: 2
1984 Honda Honda Nighthawk 700 S

Photos: 3
Purchased: Feb 2007
Info: Just took possesion and will start restoration soon. Traded to my son for a 1100 Sabre; he sold the bike before restoration started.
1968 Honda CL 175

Photos: 2
Purchased: Jun 2005
Info: 1968 KO: possible Canadian model.
1976 Kawasaki kawasaki

Photos: 1
Purchased: Mar 2006
Sold: Nov 2007
Info: KH 400, not found in listings. To be restored. Was sold to buddy to complete his collection of Kawasaki Triples.
1981 Yamaha XS 650

Photos: 3
Purchased: Jul 2006
Sold: May 2011
Info: Bike was purchased with four others; 4 - 650s & 1 850 triple. Bike was rideable from date of purchase. 51 MPG came in handy during peak fuel season last year. Bike was sold 5/26/2011.
1973 Honda CB 350

Photos: 2
Purchased: Apr 2007
Info: Barn find!! Was stored for several years & has less than 6000 miles on it. Will post pic when cleaned up. Restoration completed.
1981 Kawasaki 440 LTD

Photos: 3
Sold: Jun 2010
Info: Great bike for my son but he sold it & moved on to other bikes.
1968 Honda CL 450

Photos: 3
1970 Hodaka Super Rat 100

Photos: 2
1969 Honda CL 350

Photos: 1
Purchased: May 2009
Info: Purchased bike in Iowa on Craigslist. Restoration in progress but slow.
1972 Honda CB 750

Photos: 2
Purchased: Apr 2010
Info: Found this locally. Have removed aftermarket hardware & painting has been completed. Hope to finish soon.
1969 Honda CL 175

Photos: 2
Info: This 69 model is known as a K3. First year they changed the engine from a sloper.
1973 Yamaha MX 360

Photos: 1
Purchased: Aug 2011
Info: Restoration to be done.
1970 Kawasaki g4 100

Photos: 1
1971 Kawasaki H1 500

Photos: 1
Info: To be restored.
1971 Kawasaki kawasaki

Photos: 2
Info: 1971 F8; owned since new. 2900 original miles. Bike was a trade for 1971 Ski-Roule Factory 340 F/A racer. All original except for seat cover; puppy had a meal out of original.
 
 Past:
1977 Kawasaki LTD1000

Photos: 1
Purchased: Feb 1977
Sold: Sep 1992
Info: Bought it new for $3300.00. Why I sold it I have no idea. Wish I had it back....
 
 Friends:
1981 Yamaha XS1100LG

Photos: 3
Info: A friend was given this bike; has 50,633 miles on the clock. I did the usual, new tires, cleaned carbs and detailed the rest. The tank, front fender and engine crash bars were repainted. The rest is all original except the pipes which were on it when received. Very nice runner!!
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