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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.

Misc / Open / Modern take on CR750 anyone?
« on: March 03, 2022, 08:08:49 PM »
Personally I love the look of this. That fairing - OMG..

Misc / Open / DSS Prices on the rise?
« on: January 24, 2022, 12:04:01 PM »
Just noticed DSS seems to have applied a blanket price increase across all parts on the site? Anyone else noticed this?

Project Board / 1975 CB750 P2 Police Bike
« on: December 10, 2021, 12:42:41 AM »
So, now that the ‘68 CL450 has finally ‘had it’s turn’ I thought I’d start work on this ‘plod’ bike that I’ve had for a few years now.

This is an ex-Saudi CB750 P2 - and let’s just say it’s going to need a LOT of love and attention.

This is going to be a slow-burner over the winter months, especially given the amount of painting required..

Anyway, as they say a picture paints a thousand words, so those of a rust-averse disposition best look away now…

Misc / Open / Nice CB750F for sale
« on: December 06, 2021, 04:47:54 PM »

The Black Bomber Board / 1968 CL450 K0 - light recomission
« on: December 04, 2021, 06:51:56 PM »
I purchased this bike back in 2017 and it’s sat at the back of the workshop awaiting its turn.

My next 750 restoration is going to be the CB750P2 Police bike, so whilst the engine for that is being finished up I thought it was about time the CL had its turn.

When I got the bike back in 2017 I serviced it thoroughly and had it MOT’d and then ‘other projects’ got in the way and it was drained of fluids, cylinders fogged and put into hibernation.

The paint set was sent over to Menno with the plan to recommission the bike for the 2018 season.

Here we are in 2021 and it’s now time to sort it..

This is a very early CL (vin is the 67xx range) and was a complete and original (albeit quite cosmetically tired) when it came to me.

So the plan for this was to completely strip and clean, but not over restore or do a full nut and bolt restoration, as this didn’t seem to stack up financially or imho do the bike justice.

I started the strip-down back in August 2021 and stupidly didn’t take that many photos initially, so there are some big gaps in the process…

Here a photo of the bike back in 2017 just prior to its export to the UK..(it’s a Kansas bike originally) .

Other Bikes / XL250 motorsport
« on: September 21, 2021, 09:24:23 PM »
Just finished recommissioning this lovely early XL250 motorsport…

CB750 / Value of an unrestored K0
« on: April 15, 2021, 11:41:28 PM »
A good friend of mine is interested in buying my unrestored Gold K0.

I’m having a good purge of bikes I know I’ll never really use so my three unrestored 750 K0’s will be sold in the coming weeks/months.

The Gold bike is wearing original unstamped HM300’s that are complete solid throughout. I also have the original 18” rear rim for the bike. It’s a solid, nice running, low mileage machine with superb chrome.

I know I’m probably best palaced to value the bike to be honest (I have a figure in mind that I’ve discussed with him), but I’d welcome some Input from other forum members, as there seem to be lots of varying quality 750’s on the market at the moment. All opinions welcomed.

CB750 / Buyer beware...DK selling restamped Sandcast 750
« on: October 10, 2020, 08:17:33 PM »
Just in case anyone's considering bidding on this, I strongly advise you not to. The frame is a (poor) re-stamp which renders this pretty much worthless. Have pointed this out to the seller's (DK) who don't seem too bothered and haven't updated the advert even after in pointed this out. See below photo they sent me of headstock VIN stamping.

Restoration log for VRJ 460J..more details to follow...

Humour / Some really sad news..
« on: March 31, 2020, 06:36:18 PM »
Got some sad news today. After 7 years of medical training, my good friend has been struck off after 1 minor indiscretion.

He slept with 1 of his patients & now can no longer work in the job he loves.

What a waste of time, training & money.

A genuinely nice guy, and a brilliant vet.

Misc / Open / Starting them young...
« on: March 27, 2020, 03:48:57 PM »
Doing a bit of ‘big boys’ meccano with the kids today. About time they started to learn how to use tools / practical spatial thinking...

Humour / The meaning of contagious....
« on: March 26, 2020, 09:50:03 PM »

Misc / Open / Cheap F2 Parts stash
« on: June 15, 2019, 02:18:10 PM »

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