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Misc / Open / Re: Rare Beast CB750 Britain
« on: February 28, 2021, 07:49:56 PM »
It's top dollar for one with a none standard exhaust, painted wheels,wrong brake pedal,etc..I know where there's better ones for sale!!
John White
Honda Britain Owners Club

CB750 / Re: Oil discharge.
« on: February 05, 2021, 06:51:46 PM »
It is an F2 engine..unfortunately I've no idea who built it and their knowledge of the F2 model..a mate of mate bought a restored Phil Read Replica and the engine came as a spare and ready to fit.
I'm bothered that a seal has been wrongly fitted so the oil isn't finding its way down to the sump.If I can lift the cam cover I'll pour oil down and see if it drains down or backs up..

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 / Re: Honda Britain Owners Club
« on: November 27, 2020, 11:44:45 AM »
Thanks Julie...I've had 2 people join this week.Both with Honda Britains so I guess it'll be one of those..many thanks   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

Desperately Seeking!! / Re: Honda britain side panel
« on: November 17, 2020, 09:44:14 PM »
I run the Honda Britain owners club..if there's anything I can help you with let me know..

Misc / Open / Re: HELP Honda Britten YDL440T
« on: October 06, 2020, 10:00:28 PM »
Hi Joe....i run the Honda Britain Owners Club and have the only database of all the known and surviving Honda Britain's and Phil Read Replicas..That particular Honda Britain  was not known to the club so I do not know who currently owns the bike.It hasn't been taxed since 1996 so it may well be in a shed in bits.Does the receipt you have include the frame and engine numbers of the bike?
Good luck with your search.
John White

CB750 / Re: 750 f2 carb removal
« on: August 04, 2020, 05:15:31 PM »
Either side is good to take them out and put them in.Theyre a pig to get back on, particularly if the rubber inlet tubes have hardened off...good luck..

Where's My Old Bike? / Re: JDN 712S CB750 F2
« on: July 18, 2020, 08:58:01 PM »
According to DVLA it's got current road tax so someone somewhere is using's recorded as's never been a Phil Read Replica has it?

CB750 / Re: CB750 F2 camshaft
« on: February 26, 2020, 08:42:28 AM »
Hi Archie...are you sorted for the f2 bits?camshaft,chains,etc...John

CB750 / Re: F2 big bore piston
« on: February 21, 2020, 01:33:16 PM »
Side by side the piston on the left is way bigger...the left one has a 64mm diameter.the right one,a standard f2 piston has a 61mm diameter.the displacement should be 812cc.I just wondered if one of the boffins on this site would know the origin of these piston with them being a Honda item...

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..

Out & About / Re: Anyone out on their SOHC today?
« on: November 11, 2019, 05:12:21 PM »
Thanks was only 2 degrees C up in the Peak District so my fingers were a bit numb when I took the photo...My Tiger 800 has heated grips but no such luxury on the Replica...

Out & About / Re: Anyone out on their SOHC today?
« on: November 10, 2019, 06:57:58 PM »
Took the Phil Read Replica over to Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District to see the effects of the flooding in the Derwent valley... couldn't resist a blast up the Snake Pass into Glossop for a greasey spoon burger and chips👍

Misc / Open / Re: Anyone go to Stafford Today ?
« on: October 20, 2019, 08:16:32 PM »
What's the problem?I went on my Phil Read Replica and rode down the outside of you lot sat in your cars..then had a ride back through Ashbourne to Matlock Bath..Although I would have struggled to get anything home if I had of seen anything worth buying..
I like 400/4s as much as the next man but why oh why would you have THREE yellow 400/4s on the same exhibition ring?
I'll still go next year as I keep hoping I'll find a stupidly rare Seeley exhaust can for a Honda Britain ..

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