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    New member in Scotland

    Hi folks

    I bought this Bros 650 two weeks ago, it starts and runs fine but needs recommissioning due to standing for years.

    It's a Japanese home market bike and original colour was Graphite Blue metallic. I'm going to restore it over the next six months and get it UK registered.

    Cheers all

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    #2
    Welcome aboard. I've always lusted for the Bros metallic headlight bucket.

    But I am always insecure when responding to anyone from Scotland, because I am a member of Clan Campbell, and they might be Clan MacDonald. Cheers!

    Keep us posted with photos.

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      #3
      Hi Ricksax,

      Thanks for the welcome buddy.

      I went for the Bros as it has such a great build quality, mine is puzzling some bits are very good and others poor on it, but the engine is a peach and the bike generally rust free inc the tank.

      I'm an incomer from the south but i find the Scots very tolerant and welcoming, its a great place to live....generally we are all united here!

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        #4
        Welcome. My bike had been left to stand for a few years luckily in a shed so hardly any rust

        If its stood for a while take carbs off and use a whole can of carb cleaner to blow any crud out. Then change fuel pipes they will probably have the consistency of Blackpool rock.

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          #5
          Welcome Hondaenthusiast!
          Bi-Coastal U.S.A.: Los Angeles, CA and Long Island, NY

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            #6
            Welcome, based in Yorkshire, owned my Hawk for 33 years,if I can be of any help, got a heap of spares.

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              #7
              Welcome aboard.
              You have a very nice start for a great bike!
              It looks very unmolested all the way down to the stock rear fender assembly.

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                #8
                Welcome aboard!
                Flock of Hawks | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled!)
                I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by Tripleman View Post
                  Welcome, based in Yorkshire, owned my Hawk for 33 years,if I can be of any help, got a heap of spares.
                  Wow , did you buy yours new Tripleman? It can't have been very old when you got it....great to hear you have had it that long, I also have a CB550 i have had since 1988.

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                    #10
                    Thanks for all your messages of welcome, much appreciated folks.

                    I am looking forward to doing my Bros, at the moment though i am working on a Suzuki GT750K triple two stroke . I did think about starting on my Bros but then there would be a garage full of the bits of two bikes at once and parts are sure to get lost....

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by Hondaenthusiast View Post

                      Wow , did you buy yours new Tripleman? It can't have been very old when you got it....great to hear you have had it that long, I also have a CB550 i have had since 1988.
                      I bought it new whilst working in NJ it came from a Honda dealer in Flemington.Model was just fresh out that year 88.

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                        #12
                        Welcome, I’m waiting for my Hawk to turn up as currently it’s coming through Dutch and UK customs. I anticipate the same work will be required as yours.

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                          #13
                          ???, do 2-strokes pass MOT ?
                          "It's only getting worse."


                          MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

                          Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by squirrelman View Post
                            ???, do 2-strokes pass MOT ?
                            Not quite the thing in these days of bad high carbon emissions but a 1972 is exempt from the emissions tests....

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by Zanderk View Post
                              Welcome, I’m waiting for my Hawk to turn up as currently it’s coming through Dutch and UK customs. I anticipate the same work will be required as yours.
                              Yes, for me an engine out is needed to paint the crankcases, i am going to fully restore it and have been buying bits to do it already. Like a CBR600F3 / FT front forks so I can use the tubes in the Bros legs. I also got myself a genuine Honda manual from the states.

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