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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1025 on: June 26, 2019, 04:33:01 pm »
Faarrk.


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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1026 on: June 26, 2019, 07:15:57 pm »
that'll be rooted then
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1027 on: June 28, 2019, 07:38:05 am »
Noddy, I ran across this Guzzi today at a Waffle House outside Knoxville Tennessee. I showed the owner some pictures from this thread, he dug them
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1028 on: July 25, 2019, 05:17:35 am »
OK, final wiring almost done and we have lights (again)! Hopefully this week it's getting it all into the battery box and hooked up to the m-unit and we (should) be away! Also been playing with tarnishing all the brass and copper bits as it was kind of looking like a Christmas tree with them all shiny...









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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1029 on: September 07, 2019, 09:00:05 am »
Just curious..did you finish your bike, Noddy?  I would love to see some "stand back and admire" shots if you have.  Such a glorious project.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1030 on: September 07, 2019, 09:25:03 am »
Just found this thread, started reading the very first page and jumped to the last to see what has transpired in several years...very interesting! Probably the only bike that I'd say has "warmth" with the brass, metal and frame details. Love the velocity stacks!

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1031 on: September 08, 2019, 05:57:11 pm »
Yeah, sorry for the radio silence, I've been meaning to post up some progress but have just been a tad busy. Yup, Douglas is complete, now currently going through the registration process (which is turning into a bit of a marathon - only one engineer in the state who can certify it and they live 4 hours away, so he only comes down every couple of months) before I can get it on the road. I've got a dodgy first start up vid, but I want to do a proper "stand back and admire" final shoot once everything is fully squared away, then I'll post up the pics!

But upshot is he started 2nd kick and runs pretty well. Had some hiccups with 2 cracked carbs, and I had to pull the motor out again after a few heat cycles to re-torque the head bolts, so there's been lots of tweaking and tinkering but nothing very pretty to look at.  I've still got some carb tuning to do once it's on the road, but in general, so far, so good...

Pics to come... ;)

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1032 on: September 09, 2019, 12:46:40 am »
and 5 kilograms of autosol polish?

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1033 on: September 09, 2019, 09:02:12 am »
Thanks for the update.  I'll look forward to seeing the finished bike.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1034 on: September 12, 2019, 03:43:41 pm »
Can't wait to see the pictures!

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1035 on: December 07, 2019, 11:51:19 am »
Better late than never...













































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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1036 on: December 07, 2019, 11:57:51 am »
What a wonderful result, Noddy! It's been a long time coming, but the outcome is purely magnificent. Highest marks from this side of the pond  :D
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1037 on: December 07, 2019, 12:11:04 pm »
We have got to hear it run !!!!
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1038 on: December 07, 2019, 12:22:44 pm »
What a wonderful result, Noddy! It's been a long time coming, but the outcome is purely magnificent. Highest marks from this side of the pond  :D

Thanks Cal! It's great to finally be able to fang around the place on it...

We have got to hear it run !!!!

You will. Video is in progress... but given how long it takes me to do everything else, might be a while... ;)

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1039 on: December 07, 2019, 01:18:00 pm »
Well done, to say the least.  Hard to believe you started this thread in April 2014.  I remember the beginning well for reasons that have happily faded away. I am glad you persevered, and stuck with the project (and the forum).  I wish I could see the bike in person.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1040 on: December 07, 2019, 05:40:04 pm »
Amazing to see the final result after all the years of watching this thread....my wife is an art history major and saw this and immediately said this should be a used/ridden museum piece  8)

Dont let it sit...but please let it be shown!  Yes...video please  ;D
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1041 on: December 07, 2019, 06:37:38 pm »
ye time be you weigh anchor on this marvel!may mother nature bless thee with fair winds.

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1042 on: December 07, 2019, 06:58:07 pm »
Noddy, I too have been watching this build from the early days and am glad you stuck with it - it’s stunning!!! It’s a wonderful piece of rolling art!


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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1043 on: December 07, 2019, 07:22:26 pm »
What a wonderful result, Noddy! It's been a long time coming, but the outcome is purely magnificent. Highest marks from this side of the pond  :D

+1 on what Calj said!

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1044 on: December 07, 2019, 10:05:22 pm »
ye time be you weigh anchor on this marvel!may mother nature bless thee with fair winds.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1045 on: December 07, 2019, 10:57:09 pm »
You have been nominated and seconded for Bike of the Month, so go get it!

Btw very nice job, I like many others was a skeptic.............but you pulled this off beautifully.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1046 on: December 07, 2019, 11:11:33 pm »
Go here to accept the BOTM nomination:http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,176614.75.html#lastPost
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1047 on: December 07, 2019, 11:24:36 pm »
 Congrats on finishing a really great bike..
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1048 on: December 08, 2019, 03:58:40 am »
Your bike looks brilliant - but more importantly, what does Terry think?

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1049 on: December 08, 2019, 12:56:47 pm »
Heh, I think I'll leave that well alone Gunther... Thank you all for your kind words. It's been a bloody fun project (though still the odd kink to work out, so not entirely over yet), I'm hoping the next one goes a bit more quickly though! Now to get the video sorted...

 

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