Thursday, March 14, 2013

in-house swap meet...


of course, shinya had to test ride the CB750 so we were here.

昨夜のCB750を乗りたくて仕方がない木村氏。ということで、山。

 it sounds so great.

フォンフォーン、とっても良い音。




 



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after the ride in a state of elation, shinya started to work on the beemer.

さて、山でリフレッシュしたことだし・・・集中するぞーーーっとベーエムヴェーに取り掛かる木村氏。
 
found a perfect vantage point! before #12, we could hardly see the milling machine from here :)

ここからフライス盤を使っている木村氏が見えるなんて、相当見晴らしが良くなったチャボ。

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in the meantime, our good friend C stopped by and asked shinya if he had an extra micro gauge. shinya thought C wanted to use one so he said yes. it turned out that C had one for sale that he couldn't sell at the pomona swap meet two weeks ago.

そうこうしていると、仲良しのおじーちゃんCが登場。「マイクロゲージ持ってるかい?」いつも道具を借りに来るのでまた使いたいのかと思って、「あ、持ってるよ、ちょっと待ってて」と言う木村氏に、「こんな上等のあるけど?」とマイクロゲージを出してくるC。どうやら前回のポモナのスワップ・ミートで売れ行きが悪かったので金欠らしい。(Cは毎回スワップミートに店を出して、旧いフォードのパーツやツールを趣味で売っている。)

make your workshop into an indoor swap meet!

then C started to spread out some unsold tools. all were really good ones. some old tools were C's deceased father's. shinya was quite taken in by those nice tools :)

箱から色々出して並べ出すC。いつの間にか押し売り型スワップミートに早変わり。値札もついている。そしてまんまと真剣に選び始める木村氏。処置なし。でもどれも良いツールばかりだし、旧いものはCのお父さんが使っていたものなんだって。

"I'll take this one," shinya said. it's nice to get some great tools from someone you trust than from a total stranger :)

「ちょっとお高いけど、これ、いただくわ。」なぜか主婦目線の木村氏。Cったらちっともマケてくれないんですもの。でも、全然知らない人からよりCから良いツールを譲ってもらう方がいいよね、と意見が一致。



3 comments:

emil said...

Honda of Japan introduced the CB750 motorcycle to the US and European markets in 1969 after experiencing success with their smaller motorcycles. The bike was targeted directly at the US market after Honda officials, including founder Soichiro Honda, repeatedly met with US dealers and understood the opportunity for a larger bike.
Under development for a year, the CB750 offered two unprecedented features, a front disc brake and a transverse straight-4 engine with an overhead camshaft, neither of which was previously available on a mainstream, affordable production bike. These two features, along with the introductory price of US$1,495 (US$9,475 in current money), gave the CB750 a considerable advantage over its competition, particularly its British rivals.
Cycle magazine called the CB750 "the most sophisticated production bike ever" upon its introduction. Cycle World called it a masterpiece, highlighting Honda's painstaking durability testing, the bike's 120 mph (190 km/h) top speed, the fade-free performance of the braking, the comfortable ride and excellent instrumentation.
The CB750 was the first modern four-cylinder machine from a mainstream manufacturer, and the term superbike was coined to describe it. The bike offered other important features that added to its compelling value: electric starter, kill switch, dual mirrors, flashing turn signals, easily maintained valves and overall smoothness and freedom from vibration both underway and at a standstill; later models (1991 on) included maintenance-free hydraulic valves. On the other hand, the bike was difficult to get on its center stand and tended to throw chain oil onto its muffler.
Unable to gauge demand for the new bike accurately, Honda limited its initial investment in the production dies for the CB750 by using a technique called permanent mold casting (often erroneously referred to as sandcasting) rather than diecasting for the engines[citation needed] – unsure of the bike's reception. The bike remained in the Honda lineup for ten years, with sales totaling over 400,000 in its life span.
The CB750 is sometimes referred to as a Universal Japanese Motorcycle or UJM.The Discovery Channel ranked the Honda CB750 third among the top ten greatest motorbikes of all time.

>>> Great pictures from your test ride... Greetings from Stuttgart, Germany >>>

Matthias

menacing ayu said...

thank you Matthias!

emil said...

ありがとう Arigatou - Thank you, Top - very nice blog about the Honda CB 750 - like the Bike! Greetings Matthias