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Offline Tomb

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CB72/CL77
« on: November 05, 2018, 02:51:04 PM »
Nothing special to say just chuffed with myself and wanted to say it here.

.......I got my old Honda CB72 based sprinter out again after many years, it has a CL77 engine fitted with CB750 liners and +.050 pistons, I can't remember which model CB750 pistons but quite high dome. I have the 250 engine stored away too. I used it for road riding and sprinting for a few years then stored it.

I had drained the tank and thought I'd done the carbs when laying it up, I should have done as they're CB750 carbs with the clip to hold the float bowl on so would be easy to do, but failed to so they were well gummed up. I stripped them out and cleaned, fitted a freshly charged battery and bumped it off, I couldn't believe when it fired first spin of the engine and chugged off on choke, I pulled the clutch in which did nothing to disengage as the plates were all stuck together so rode it for 100 yards with the clutch in until it gently freed.

And why have I got it out again? because I looked online at the VED/SORN gov. site and tried to tax it which went straight through on the 40 year entitlement. I won't be riding it much but loved getting it out.

All I need to do now is fit some form of kickstarting, I'm too old and held together with titanium now for the running and bumping lark. ;D ;D

Thanks for letting me share my happiness ;D ;D ;D ;D



Tom
'73 CB550 with CB500 engine café racer
'62 CB77 Sprinter
'70 CD175
'78 CB550 with sidecar
'80 Z50R
And a load of old Yamaha 1100's

Offline Johnwebley

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Re: CB72/CL77
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 02:55:36 PM »
Good for you.
I guess you feel 40 years younger

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Offline Nurse Julie

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Re: CB72/CL77
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 03:33:11 PM »
Nice one Tom.
Im a Nurse, trust me, this won't hurt.....much !!!

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Offline Moorey

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Re: CB72/CL77
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 03:46:48 PM »
I bet that was a big grin when it fired.  ;D

Offline Tomb

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Re: CB72/CL77
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 05:43:08 PM »
Silly big grin ;D    Did it make me feel younger? well yes to start with, once checked over and proper riding gear on I went for a 10 mile spin with my lady on her little Chinese trail bike (the ride home if Honda failed ;)) After riding for 10 miles my neck, shoulders and back reminded me how old I am.

I loved it though, I'm going to go through the wiring loom as I think there is a fault (all four wires) then I'll be out again though only in daylight.
Tom
'73 CB550 with CB500 engine café racer
'62 CB77 Sprinter
'70 CD175
'78 CB550 with sidecar
'80 Z50R
And a load of old Yamaha 1100's