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Vintage motorcycle gets restored

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Local motorcycle enthusiast Jimmy Franks restored this vintage motorcycle that was sitting on the roof of Korky’s Motorcycle Sales, 1805 S. Main St., for about 50 years. Franks said the 1966 Honda S65 took about three years to fully restore. “It was ridable after about six months,” Franks said. “However, it was missing the front fender and ignition switch, which took two years of searching to find the correct ones. Ralph Coen, owner of Korky’s, originally bought the bike for $25. “The day he bought it was the same day the Korky’s business sign was being installed. He had the sign installers lift it to the roof since they had a crane or forklift,” Franks said. (Photo courtesy of Jimmy Franks)

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