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CB500/550 / Re: Lost Registration
« on: August 02, 2022, 03:39:05 PM »
Hi Graham,  I did speak to the nova dept and gave them the frame number etc and they confirmed that duty had been paid but when I asked if I could get a copy of the cert so if it comes to it I will do the reg myself they said no as it is not in my name ? . I will try speaking to James & see what he says .

Dave - you only really have two options.

Either wait/chase the dealer as they've already applied for the V5 with DVLA and sounds like they have an 'open case' with them.

Or, do the V55/5 application yourself, with a covering letter explaining the situation. If you do it yourself, send it recorded delivery. But, you'll need to get an original dating certificate (assuming the dealer sent off the original title or proof of age with their application).

Not ideal - but in your shoes I would just apply pressure to the dealer who supplied you and try and get it resolved that way.

Graham - I don't have access to NOVA by the way lol.

Misc / Open / Re: A visit to a breaker
« on: July 29, 2022, 09:21:11 AM »
I forgot to add, whilst I worked at Queens Park Motors there was a large cellar there that all the written off bikes were just sort of thrown into, there were hundreds of them and some were really old. As I walked into the barn it reminded me so much of going down into the cellar at Queenies I mentioned it. Not sure if it was the smell or the amount of bikes partially stripped that did it. Turns out, he'd actually bought the cellar contents off a pair of brothers who were allowed to take it away for free so long as they cleared the cellar out. Weird. It was like the parts were saying Hi, long time no see  :) :) :)
Lol that’s bizarre. It’s amazing how ‘smell’ can evoke the recall of really distant memories. Some decent bikes there Ken - I’d be really tempted by the CB1100F..

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Member 4 Sales / Re: Brand New NOS CB550F/K Rectifier still in box
« on: July 20, 2022, 08:42:30 AM »
Price on this please?

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Project Board / Re: Honda CB750K5 Restoration by Royhall
« on: July 17, 2022, 10:08:14 AM »
Great progress Roy. Sorry I’ve not chimed in much here - but looks like you’re doing a superb job mate

Slightly slower progress these past few weeks as work and other commitments have meant less time to ‘build’.

Anyway, here’s the latest status:

Other Bikes / Re: Wot, no OHC!
« on: July 10, 2022, 10:56:48 PM »
Stunning work Dave

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Bit more of a progress update. It’s the small jobs that are bloody time-consuming.

Rear ends on both bikes coming together now. Also fitted the coils, oil tanks, ignition switches, battery boxes and started cobbling together electrical panel parts. I have recessed ignition switches for both bikes but they need refurbishment - so that will be a job for ‘down the road’.

Currently struggling to find nice condition OEM rectifiers for the bikes with the correct ‘no tab’ plastic connectors. May have to compromise a little there.

Both sets of wheels are now laced, trued and fitted with new Conti rubber.

Both batteries are fitted. Rear indicators fitted and wired. Front brake switch/unit on refurbed and fitted.

Rear HM-5RC ‘oval’ UK spec lights are NOS, but both came without the internal bulb wiring - so having to salvage these from the originals and check/refurbish. Brittle 50-year-old Bakelite isn’t fun to work with..may have to resort to some 3D printing if I break them on installation.

Latest progress photos:

Small progress steps today.

Managed to fit both swingarms and fitted the shocks to one of the bikes.

Also pickup up some painted parts back from the painter - given the state the Uk spec rear light brackets were in, he’s done a lovely job.

This is a fascinating resto of the “twins”. I am intrigued to know how after all these years these bikes are under the same ownership. Looking forward to further development.
There’s actually a bit of a sad story behind this, which I discovered after my purchase of the bikes. It would be inappropriate of me to go into details on an open forum.

They were previously owned by Eamon Malloney who used to be an active member of the forum (before my time).

Steve knows more about Eamon’s history with his collection of bikes, and may be able to shed more light on how he managed to assemble so many special bikes in his collection (including the 1st UK registered 750 which I believe Mick sold recently).

Anyway, it would appear Eamon stripped the bikes, started restoring the cycle parts and then stopped prior to me eventually purchasing them from a bike breakers yard after a tip off from a friend that they had some ‘750’s in parts’.

Humour / Re: 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
« on: June 08, 2022, 10:04:52 PM »
Ffs you genuinely had me worried at first.

Fast forward to today and both engines are back in the correct place. Many thanks to Graham for his lovely work on the engines - I was lucky to get in there before he hung up his engine spanner’s. Hopefully I can do his handy work justice.

Center stands fitted with refurbished hardware, new Honda head race bearings fitted to the refurbished triple tress and satin-painted upper yoke.

Note - this has all happened over the past 2/3 weeks in between other stuff; and progress on these will be slower than normal - so I’ll keep updates coming as & when.

New phosphor bronze swingarm bearings fitted, new Honda ‘collars’ and everything cleaned and freshly greased ready for assembly.

Also fitted new lower shock bushes.

I have the V5 for one of the bikes, but sadly not the other. So once complete I’ll need to go through the torturous process of trying to get the original registration number re-assigned to AYO 63H by the DVLA.

Hopefully the fact that one bike is registered in my name already will help. Plus the VIN numbers are two digits apart and the reg numbers being consecutive mean they were probably sold by the same suppling dealer.

I also have the original number plate from AYO 63H so fingers crossed..

Anyway, photos of the painted frames and original number plates..

Well, now the Police bike if finished and has found a new home, it’s time to start a new thread. I must be a sucker for punishment so here goes..

Let’s commence the simultaneous restoration of two early UK CB750 K0’s - AYO 63H and AYO 64H.

There’s a bit of a back story to these bikes, but to cut a long story short I purchased them back in 2016 as dismantled ‘basket cases’ and they’ve sat waiting for my attention until now.

The engines were rebuilt by Graham back in 2018 and have sat in dry storage since then.

The PO had powder coated all of the cycle parts and frame but the finish was frankly awful and the prep work obviously much the same.

So I had the PC stripped from everything back in 2019 and everything properly painted in 2 pack semi-gloss.

I’ve been collecting various parts over the past few years and now I’m in a position to move ahead.

Other Bikes / Re: CBX1000C Prolink
« on: May 05, 2022, 11:41:58 AM »
I love the red colour scheme suits it so much better than the original silver.

Did you do a project build post on here or is it too new a model?

Thanks for the comments everyone much appreciated.

Thanks ted you can find my build thread over on the CBX forum -

The red is supposed to be Candy Glory Red as found on the Z model CBX's. I used RSBike Paint colour and base coat but I just could not get it to come out exactly the same, always a little darker but I am pleased with the colour itself so what the hey!
So did you paint it all yourself Ken? Rattle cans or do you have a paint booth?

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