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Offline Crispy

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Re: 750 K1 project
« Reply #105 on: July 24, 2018, 10:02:43 PM »
I would not say that it is being a anorak, it is just knowing the history of your bike.
The K1 was fitted with two different types of crank cases fitted. The early K1's had the crank cases used from the K0's  ( with slight changes in the castings ) and moved on to the later cases, which were used on some of the K2's.
The engine evolved over the years with 3 different types of oil pumps, 3 different clutch baskets, 2 different selector drums and so on. I don't need to see a engine numbers to know what year it is  :o Or if it has the wrong barrels or head fitted for that year. I have never found anyone that has wrote a book on all the correct detailing of the CB750K engines.

You can't beat knowledge gained by actually working on these engines over a lifetime....or practical experience in any job...and a good job for us that you and others are willing to share it! 👍
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Re: 750 K1 project
« Reply #106 on: July 24, 2018, 10:31:00 PM »
Maybe it's time you started Graham ;)

Books Paul, i can't even be bothered to read one, never mind write one. Never seem to have time with members asking questions and looking for parts all day  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: 750 K1 project
« Reply #107 on: July 24, 2018, 10:37:03 PM »
Maybe it's time you started Graham ;)

Books Paul, i can't even be bothered to read one, never mind write one. Never seem to have time with members asking questions and looking for parts all day  ;D ;D ;D
Who me  ;D ;D ;)
Trigs not pointing any fingers Paul but..........👉 👉 👉 👉 👉😊😊😊
Im a Nurse, trust me, this won't hurt.....much !!!

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Re: 750 K1 project
« Reply #108 on: July 15, 2019, 06:13:42 PM »
I've not posted anything on this thread for some time, things have progressed slowly but my motor , now Trigger has sorted the top end out for me,  is now ready to be fitted into the frame. Wheels are done just waiting for tyres, zinc plating done, chrome plating done, powder coating done. Left to do is paintwork, find a few parts that were missing or beyond repair and begin saving up for a full exhaust system, oh and probably replace most of the rubber parts that are rock hard. Things are beginning to get exciting, should have a rolling chassis soon!
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Re: 750 K1 project
« Reply #109 on: July 15, 2019, 06:32:18 PM »
Looking fantastic Mick.
Im a Nurse, trust me, this won't hurt.....much !!!

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Re: 750 K1 project
« Reply #110 on: July 15, 2019, 06:46:57 PM »
I've not posted anything on this thread for some time, things have progressed slowly but my motor , now Trigger has sorted the top end out for me,  is now ready to be fitted into the frame. Wheels are done just waiting for tyres, zinc plating done, chrome plating done, powder coating done. Left to do is paintwork, find a few parts that were missing or beyond repair and begin saving up for a full exhaust system, oh and probably replace most of the rubber parts that are rock hard. Things are beginning to get exciting, should have a rolling chassis soon!
That's impressive mate, well done. My parts that I collected from T and J with yours on the same day are still on my bench untouched (but wrapped carefully to stop dust and dirt Trig!!). You have too much time on your hands!! :P
One day I'll have the time to restore it, not just talk and dream....

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Re: 750 K1 project
« Reply #111 on: July 15, 2019, 07:45:52 PM »
Looking fantastic Mick. Real engine bling going on there!
I must retrieve my 750 motor from its den in Glasgow and get it over to Trigger for his magic touch👍.
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Re: 750 K1 project
« Reply #112 on: July 15, 2019, 07:49:25 PM »
Don't they look great when everything is painted and polished. Tends to hide the amount of effort it takes to get to that point though. Anyone that hasn't done it before is usually amazed at the cost and hours it takes. Many just become adandoned projects. Top job there, looking forward to seeing the rest of the bike.

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Re: 750 K1 project
« Reply #113 on: July 15, 2019, 08:49:15 PM »
Thanks all for the kind words, wouldn't have got this far without the Help &  encouragement of the people on this forum  :)
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Re: 750 K1 project
« Reply #114 on: July 15, 2019, 08:52:52 PM »
Don't they look great when everything is painted and polished. Tends to hide the amount of effort it takes to get to that point though. Anyone that hasn't done it before is usually amazed at the cost and hours it takes. Many just become adandoned projects. Top job there, looking forward to seeing the rest of the bike.

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Thanks ! I can definitely understand why some become abandoned projects, unless as you say you've done it before then the time,effort and cost can come as a bit of a shock!
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Re: 750 K1 project
« Reply #115 on: July 15, 2019, 08:55:21 PM »
Looking smart. I would love to spend more time on mine
Don't go green on the paintwork its to common and overrated  ;D
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Re: 750 K1 project
« Reply #116 on: August 11, 2019, 08:36:34 AM »
Got the motor in to the frame now with my wife's help! Wheels are on so I can move it around as things are a bit tight now in my garage. The eagle eyed amongst you may spot that I have the front axle nut on the wrong way round in the picture (now corrected). The clocks were refurbished for me by Peter Kent  and Graham (Trigger) sorted out the motors top end. Thanks for all the help & advice so far, I'm pretty sure I'll be asking a few more questions before its finished, still a long way to go but it's looking like a motorcycle again now!
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Re: 750 K1 project
« Reply #117 on: August 11, 2019, 08:41:09 AM »
Looking smart. I would love to spend more time on mine
Don't go green on the paintwork its to common and overrated  ;D
thanks, I'm not sure what colour I'll do the paintwork, at the moment I'm thinking to stay with Valley Green  but I'm tempted to go Candy Gold, I may just have to get another 750 so I can have one of each! :)
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Re: 750 K1 project
« Reply #118 on: August 11, 2019, 09:01:30 AM »
Great progress Mick.
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Re: 750 K1 project
« Reply #119 on: August 11, 2019, 12:10:26 PM »
Looking fantastic Mick, not long to go before it's on the road.
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