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CB750 / Oil discharge.
« on: February 05, 2021, 09:35:45 AM »
Hi all, last year I bought a newly rebuilt engine for my Phil Read Replica from a friend to kick-start a stalled project.After carburation problems  I got it running but it was chucking spots of oil out of the cut down exhaust. Not just a left splatters on a car parked 10 feet away!!
When I took the exhaust off, the oil was coating the inside of pipes 2 and 3..
Has anyone got a clue what might be causing this?Is it possible that the oil that lubricates the cam and valves isn't draining down into the sump and is sliding past the valves into the combustion chamber?
As I can't take the cam cover off without taking the engine out the frame, I will consider any options rather than that..
John W.

Out & About / Honda Britain Owners Club
« on: November 27, 2020, 09:27:25 AM »
The HBOC has been running for around 10 years and has just clocked up its 50th member via this forum.The owners club is specifically for the Phil Read Replica and Honda Britain limited edition derivative of the CB750F2 produced by Colin Seeley in 1978/79.
We have now found about 70% of the 150 Phil Read Replica and 100 of the 250 Honda Britains produced.If any of you had one of these models or still have one stuck in a corner of your garage,drop me a message and I ll see if its on my ever growing list...John White

CB750 / F2 big bore piston
« on: February 20, 2020, 08:36:03 PM »
I stripped down a cb750 f2 engine i bought off ebay last yesr and found this piston hiding inside the engine block..its marked as a Honda but is very different to a standard f2 piston and a much higher crown and bigger valve cut outs.its looking like it's had a big bore conversion but I'd appreciate if someone can identify it..

CB750 / Honda Britain 40th anniversary rally.
« on: June 01, 2018, 05:45:31 PM »
The Honda Britain /Phil Read Replica owners club are holding a rally at the Crich Tramway Musuem in Derbyshire to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Honda releasing the model.It will hopefully be on Sunday 2nd September and the aim is to get as many of these models together for a photocall.The invitation goes out to other members who might fancy a ride out to sunny Derbyshire..

CB750 / f2
« on: September 25, 2017, 08:22:42 PM »
Can anyone help?..I took apart a 26k mile cb750 engine in my Phil Read Replica and had the crankcases bead blasted. it's going back together I can't remember whether there should be any of the 3 semi circular clips (?)on the 3 bearings on the main shaft to the drive sprocket.There is a groove in the top and bottom crankcases.secondly...when I finally put the 2 crankcase halves together,should I put any bonding on the joints?I don't remember their being any when I split the crankcases...many thanks John white

CB750 / stripping and painting crankcases
« on: September 19, 2016, 07:31:12 PM »
hi all.....I know this has been covered many times on here,but here goes.The engine that's going into my Phil Read Replica is badly flaked and I want it as close to original as possible before it goes back in the frame.I've split the crankcases to check out the internals and pulled out the crank and gears.Can anyone who has stripped and painted the crankcases advice me on the best way to do this.....

CB750 / phil read replica conversion
« on: December 21, 2015, 09:18:49 PM »
just wondering what the reaction is going to be for ripping apart a perfectly good Phil Read Replica to look for better handling,brakes,etc.I was told that Yamaha FZR front and rear ends were an easy shoe into the CB750 F2 frame so I've bought a 1986 Genesis off ebay and began the big build.
I know I might be committing a mortal sin but at least its got my brain cells humming again.
First thing....the front end is way too wide for the Honda headstock
Second thing....the Yamaha swingarm is way too wide for the Honda frame......

Any advice would be gladly accepted.......

CB750 / HONDA BRITAIN gracing Januarys Classic Motorcycle Mechanics
« on: December 23, 2014, 07:40:27 PM »
next time you are in your local garage or newsagents,check out the magazines for Januarys C.M.M.In full colour is Russell Gregorys CB750F2 HONDA BRITAIN on the front page and another 7 full pages inside.Theres also a great double page spread of Phil Read and Joey Dunlop on the starting blocks on the 1977 I.O.M.T.T.    I run the owners club for the F2 Honda Britains and have produced a database of the 35(ish)surviving Read Replicas.If you have ever owned one of these,see if yours is on the list or not.....

CB750 / honda britain owners club-first meeting!!
« on: March 12, 2014, 10:37:57 AM »
the first meeting of the phil read replica/Honda Britain owners club has been arranged for sunday 11th may 2014 at the Thundersprint Festival of Motorcycling,Darley Moor Race Circuit,Ashbourne,Derbyshire.The festival is on all weekend.its a huge family event with grand prix m/cycle from the last 65 years,spitfire display,food,drinks,GP riders...only a fiver all weekend if pre-booked!!!!   check out         john

CB750 / over revving f2
« on: March 11, 2014, 09:59:30 PM »
anyone help with where to go next.i've reframed an f2...same engine,carbs,etc but I've put a boyer branson electronic ignition and matching coils on..the bike starts great but as it gets hotter it revs its knackers off....4,000 revs and I'm not touching the throttle/choke.i'm ready for dumping the electronic ignition and going back to the old points which always ran fine.what do you boys think?....timing out?? please help...I'm fed up of stripping the carbs down...

CB750 / classic tt 2014....anyone going?
« on: January 16, 2014, 08:49:52 PM »
ferry booked so no going back...I'm taking my newly restored cb750 phil read replica over so look out for it.anyone know of any Honda meet ups over there on the island?organised or good to put a face to some of the names on this forum.

CB750 / phil read replica at stafford show
« on: October 25, 2013, 08:48:50 PM »
anyone see the prr at Stafford?the seller was a trader from the north west who wanted 3 grand for was a bit tatty but had the correct tank and other bits.Marshall exhaust and seat was wrong but worth a punt if you want one of these.i have the vendors number somewhere on my mobile......john

CB750 / phil read rep owners in the south?
« on: May 28, 2013, 12:47:43 PM »
I have been contacted by a classic bike magazine who are running an article on 1970's race replica bikes and are looking for a Phil Read Replica to use/review/photo in the article.Mine,unfortunately is being resprayed and unlikely to be ready for a month or so,otherwise i'd be snapping their hand off to get mine on the front cover.The mag is based in the south so are looking for local owners,or someone prepared to travel.could this be you??let me know.....finally......if you do have a Read Rep,or Honda Britain,why havnt you joined the owners club I run you tight a**es........john w.

CB750 / help...leaking overflow...again
« on: May 27, 2013, 05:01:04 PM »
has anyone got any tips to stop the flaming nuisance of the carb overflows leaking on my CB750 F2 Honda Britain...If I havnt used it for a while,one of the 4 carbs will start free flowing petrol out of it,usually necessitating a carbs off fiddle around and half a day wasted.The carbs had been professionally rebuilt with new seals,floats,etc,so shouldn't need anything new.Any tips for cleaning out the carbs without taking them off??   John

CB750 / phil read replica summer meet
« on: May 06, 2013, 07:39:53 PM »
following the launch of the owners club for cb750f2 phil read replicas/Honda britains I am organising a summer meet for past and present I live in Derbyshire it wont be too far away from here,but at least its members to the club are very welcome so get joining!!  john w.

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