1972 Honda SL70 K0 #5

VIN# SL70-1084757

Light Ruby Red  ----->  Aquarius Blue

I bought this bike from a guy in N. Carolina who claimed that his grandfather bought it for him and saved it until he was old enough to ride.  He also claimed that he didn’t know where the 1,500 miles came from on the engine, so I bought it pretty much sight un-seen.  He had kept it in the garage with a tarp on it all these years and his wife wanted a new refrigerator and figured he would price the bike for what the fridge would cost.  Upon receipt of the bike, I discovered a pretty nice bike, but a few anomalies.  The exhaust pipe was cut off about 2-3 inches from the back with what looked like a band saw.  The seat was only about 1” thick, but the original cover was still on it.  The HONDA on the back was wrapped around underneath and barely showed.  But.....it did run and drive.

Notice the serial number of this bike.  According to Honda records, about 78,000 SL70 K0's were registered as sold for warranty purposes.  Obviously at least 84,757 were built.  This is the highest serial number I've seen.  Anyone have a higher one?

Update:  This bike has now been completely restored and I've changed the color to Aquarius Blue.  I found a donor tank with original badges and couldn't resist having a blue one.  The engine was completely rebuilt and I'm in the process of breaking it in.  Right now it has a place of prominence in my living room.

I'm working on reproducing the SL70 Tank Badges.  If you are interested in some, a pre-order(no money needed) would be nice!

 

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