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Offline Paulreade

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Mechanical know how
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:08:30 AM »
Hi, I recently purchased a k6 (cb750) - I have a few questions I would like to put to a knowledgable owner. Ideally I would like to meet up with someone in the north west of the U.K. To have a chat ?. Perhaps a meet for a coffee. I want someone to listen to the bike and guide me on certain mechanical issues ?. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Mechanical know how
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 07:34:26 PM »
Hi, I recently purchased a k6 (cb750) - I have a few questions I would like to put to a knowledgable owner. Ideally I would like to meet up with someone in the north west of the U.K. To have a chat ?. Perhaps a meet for a coffee. I want someone to listen to the bike and guide me on certain mechanical issues ?. Any help would be appreciated.
Regards
Paul

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Re: Mechanical know how
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 07:41:55 PM »
Volunteering people before they can slink away  ;D love it.
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Re: Mechanical know how
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 09:45:37 PM »
I think I may have pm'd him earlier - Ken from brinnington ?. Would be good to speak with him at some point. Cheers
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Re: Mechanical know how
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 10:03:08 PM »
I found that just getting stuck in, figuring out how things worked visually helped my understanding and confidence no end when working on bikes. I still have a to to learn but have fully rebuilt a K6 engine.

Hondamans book is a good investment, basically walks you through a restoration

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Re: Mechanical know how
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 10:33:41 PM »
I'll be off on holiday in a couple of weeks Paul, I'll be happy to pop up and have a listen, as I said in my e-mail I tended to avoid working on the 750 whenever possible as I just didn't like it, nothing personal 750 owners, I just preferred the 500/550 fours. We had a mechanic who loved them and we were happy to let him do them all, weird how some things happen, I did all the 500/550s and he did all the 750s, we even had someone who did all the 400 fours, never thought of that before. 

The really odd thing is I loved working on the 250/400N motors, don't ask me why, I just did.
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Re: Mechanical know how
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 09:31:43 AM »
That would be great Ken, either you here or I can come to you, I'm away from 25/6 - 4/7 so anytime after that would be great. ill PM you my mobile and land line.
Coffee and cake or biscuits will be provided !
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Re: Mechanical know how
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2018, 10:52:56 AM »
What is the name of the book ?
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Re: Mechanical know how
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 05:35:59 PM »
There's usually a discount/coupon code available from Mark.

I've PM'd him on the US site for availability.

I've got this book (and I've never owned a 750!) :)

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Re: Mechanical know how
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2018, 08:22:37 PM »
Thanks Steve appreciated
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Re: Mechanical know how
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2018, 12:34:46 AM »
Having bought a copy, I endorse this product and or service.
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Re: Mechanical know how
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2018, 07:37:22 AM »
Answer from Mark:

I have been trying to post them in the "Site supporters' section here: they last about 2-3 days and I get one almost every week. Tell them to keep an eye in the forum, it will pop up soon! They are usually either 'free postage' or '10% off' or up to '20% off', always for about 2-3 days and usually on Monday (when I get their notices). The last ones were BOTH 10% off AND free shipping, which would be pretty good to UK. :)

They can also search the 'net for "Lulu Publishing coupons". There are some out there for 30% off sometimes. That's cheaper than even I can buy them! I had a friend buy some for me that way (I can't) when someone around here wanted signed copies a couple of years ago. Summertime is when the ads get bigger, because people stop reading the usual 'stuff' like paperbacks, etc.


He's talking about the "Site Supporters" section of http://forums.sohc4.net  (not this site)

Give it a go and let me know how you get on.

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Re: Mechanical know how
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2018, 07:49:45 AM »
Great book, I've just bought it from lulu site, searched for vouchers and got a 15% discount...seems expensive but personally I think it is well worth it. Loads of tips and info in there.
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Re: Mechanical know how
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2018, 08:12:39 AM »
Crispy, where in Derbyshire are you based. I ride there most weeks around edale,Castleton,monyash,ashford etc . I tend to migrate to monyash to the cafe adj the black bull these days as its a reasonable round trip from Marple.
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