Saturday, April 16, 2016

1969 Honda CB750K

Another Craigslist find. I was looking for a another CB750 and this one popped up. I knew it was an earlier one, but it proved better than expected. It was a 1969, non-sandcast but still an early K0 with the wrinkle tank that sandcast 750s have. The bike was in very good cosmetic condition, new seat, but it appears the final drive bearing in the transmission blew up. That will require splitting the cases. I pointed that out and got it for 1/4 of the asking price. I was going to flip it but I think I will hold on to it for collector purposes and a "someday" bike. I have a nice 4-4 exhaust to put on it and it will then be bone stock.

Wrinkle tank close up. Collectors eat this shit up! :)

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Fired Up

It's been about a year since I traded my XS650 for a basket case 1964 TR6 with a motor that "should run". I worked on it here and there; I went through the entire motor without removing the top end or splitting the cases. New gaskets and seals, reconditioned the clutch, pressure release valves, and oil pump, upgraded to 12v stator, tympanium, C5 ignition. Then this happened:

Monday, April 4, 2016