Hi there, I have short story to tell you about me and my father, I hope you read it until the end.
It was early this year when I put some real interest in motorcycles, my father always mention he's that bringing in his father's bike for restoration, it is a 1969 Honda CA95 Benly 150, I don't really care for that at until my younger brother had his first motorcycle.
I was unaware of the beauty this things carry until I started working in the graveyard shift. Every night, there I was, driving in my cousin's Honda Dash 110, it was small and slow, (top speed at 90kph), I told to my self that if I'm going to get my first bike, I wanted it to be big and fast. Days have past and I get a chance to bring my younger brother's motorcycle at work, A Kawasaki Rouser 135LS, plus I get to drive in the mountain side with spectacular views and very wide zigzagging roads, that is because we live in Antipolo, the closest city in the mountains near Metro Manila, Capital of the Philippines.
Things went differently from that point, I feel the adrenaline rush when I drive that bike, it's big but not fast enough (top speed at 120kph), I learned this fact when big bikes overtakes me on my way to work and every weekend, big bikes' drivers gather in the foot on the mountain to drive in the mountainous roads for the whole weekend. It's been months now and I'm loving my younger bother's bike but I envy the big ones. Now I take serious interest with motorcycle, I started watching MotoGP, WSBK, Isle of Man TT and stunt biking, I even started memorizing varous bikes' make and model and it was awesome! I feel so excited to get my own now, so I started searching around the net, no luck, big bikes are expensive! Then I get interested with naked bikes, specifically the Yamaha FZ-07 and I saw this Yamaha FZ-16 150cc, it was a beauty, a real head turner for the 150cc class, I was in love with it, I told to myself that I'll buy one in the future until I came across the Cafe Racer Bikes, they are timeless, classics, and easy to maintain, plus a possible large investment in the future. I fell in love in an instant with the 1970's Honda CB550 to 750 and, Yamaha XS750, and Triumph Bonneville T100, but the Honda really stands out for me, now I know what I really want, a classic Honda CB550 or CB750, restore it and convert it to a cafe racer. Another prospecting bike is a 1959 BMW R60, very rare and expensive, but in my father's province, things might be different and bikes might come in cheaper.
I showed this to my father and he was also interested in it, I learned that he has a dream bike, the Honda CB600F Hornet and both of us searched the internet and asked our friends if they know where to find one, I was lucky, I found a 1972 Honda CB550 just around town and it was for sale!! unfortunately, my father can't get his Hornet due to its very steep price demand for a 1997-99 big bike, my father told me he'll help me restore my first bike BUT I will provide the money for buying the bike, the bike needs restoration in body, chassis and engine (that's how we want it to be) and if the time comes that we are able to get our hands on that bike, we will turn our garage in to a real man's garage and rebuild the said CB550, it is one of the best bonding of me, my younger brother and my father could ever have, another good thing is, my father is a marine engineer and my brother is studying automotive, only I went to arts and crafts school so I'm in charge of its paint and fabrication. Once my father get back home (he's working abroad), the project in restoring my grandfather's vintage motorcycle will begin, also the CB550 project will begin but only if I have the money to buy it.
So, I need your help, yes you, the reader, I'm glad you made it this far, I'm working in a local animation studio, but the money I make there could not cover both my needs and the bike, that's why I'm out here doing commissions so that I could earn some money for the bike, help me my little dream with this motorcycles and I hope you find my little story.. Inspiring, because I am.
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