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Offline TT Seeley

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Re: Seeley CB750 Honda Registry
« Reply #200 on: March 25, 2020, 02:09:51 pm »
Sorry,
I'm wrong on the dates, I bought the 750 K6 in 1976 and built the Seeley from it in 1978/79, I think.
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TT

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Re: Seeley CB750 Honda Registry
« Reply #201 on: April 14, 2020, 09:33:14 am »
hello TT and welcome to the Seeley Honda meeting place.
Am I correct in thinking that you're in Germany? If so, so am I (Heilbronn) but all my bikes are in South Africa.
1971 Honda CB750 Four K1 [Engine: CB750E-1113521 / Frame: CB750-1113838]
1977 Seeley Honda CB750F (F1) [Engine: CB750E-2551214 / Frame No: SH7-655F]

'96 Yamaha YZF750SP & '81 Moto Guzzi SP1000 & '80 Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans II & '82 Bimota KB-3 [Frame No 49] & '66 Ducati 50 SL/1 & '53 Miele K-50 & '38 Miele 98

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Re: Seeley CB750 Honda Registry
« Reply #202 on: July 13, 2020, 10:15:30 am »
Wondering what you guys think this Seeley project is worth? I know it's a relative question, just trying to get a ballpark offer together. Frame # is SH7515 if that helps identify it's lineage. Thanks!

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Re: Seeley CB750 Honda Registry
« Reply #203 on: July 14, 2020, 07:41:34 pm »
Hey Anchor, I'm not going to guess on a value, but I will say the Seeley's don't seem to command a high price, at least for their rarity.
The bike in question is #15 of 302(?), and was made in 1975. I own #21. The wheels on both bikes are Morris, and the shocks are S&W. My bike has the same gas tank and seat/rear fender, but I did trim the fender decades ago.
Where is it/are you located?
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Offline Zunspec

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Re: Seeley CB750 Honda Registry
« Reply #204 on: July 15, 2020, 03:52:21 am »
Hi Anchor,

I can only concur with what scottly has said.  Back in the day these machines and others (Rickman, Harris, Dresda, Bakker etc.) were coveted by discerning owners looking for better handling and much less weight.  As such they were forerunners of the Fireblades, GSXR 1000's & R1's.  In modern day terms they are now outclassed by even commuter level machines, things have certainly moved on in the intervening 45 years.  Any 600 machine from the last 20 years would show a Seeley Honda 750 a very clean pair of heels on road or track. 

Guys like myself (now 65) appreciate them for the fabulous machines the are, but for someone brought up during the modern Sports Bike era they would wonder what the fuss was about.  The re-sale conundrum is that my generation are getting scarcer so your potential market is diminishing.  Value is dependent upon how much a potential buyer want's it but it will not command Vincent/Harley Board Tracker prices sadly.  This is mine. I paid £3.5k GBP and another £1k getting it serviced and re-commissioned to road ready again. 

Cheers  Geoff

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Re: Seeley CB750 Honda Registry
« Reply #205 on: July 15, 2020, 08:03:51 pm »
Geoff, at that price it was nearly a gift. ;) A stock 750 example would have been nearly the same, or even more, judging from the ads in the Classic Bike magazine at the time..
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Re: Seeley CB750 Honda Registry
« Reply #206 on: July 16, 2020, 01:39:24 am »
Hi scottly,

Yep it was a very lucky happenstance, here's the tale  :)

I had an entry for my Seeley Suzuki T500 to take part in the Classic TT Parade Lap with an old racing buddy (with TT experience) in the saddle.  As part of the preparations I contacted an old apprentice friend who now lives on the IOM for some local advice re. accommodation etc.  I mentioned we were intending to parade the Seeley and he piped up that his wife's uncle had one that had been sitting in the garage for 25 years.  "Oooooo" I said  ;D "where is it".  It turned out it was not 30 miles away just outside the city of Salisbury.  Having established it was a Seeley Honda 750 I went down to see it, mainly to have a good nose around it.  I've already posted back in this thread that it was a factory built show bike, although I didn't know that at the time.  I asked if the bike was for sale and offered just about all the wedge I could muster, firmly believing I had no chance.  He said yes  8) 8) 8) and I think it was my enthusiasm for the bike which may have swayed his mind. 

Here's a photo of the 1st owner Mr. Ian Berry saying goodbye to the machine be bought from Colin Seeley at the 1977 London Earls Court Bike Show.



Cheers  Geoff

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Re: Seeley CB750 Honda Registry
« Reply #207 on: July 18, 2020, 04:25:08 am »
They just do not seem to get any attention.
I miss mine.

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Re: Seeley CB750 Honda Registry
« Reply #208 on: September 09, 2020, 09:12:12 am »
 There's a set of Seeley Honda footrest plates for sale in the local (german) ebay-smalls website  (ebay-kleinanzeigen). They've not been drilled for the master cylinder or anything else, just the 2 holes where they mount on the frame and the one at the rear for the  exhaust:
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/seeley-honda-sh7-cb750-fussrastenplatten-nos/1472592196-306-6443

If anybody is interested and needs my help on this deal just give me a shout.

Regards
Thomas
1971 Honda CB750 Four K1 [Engine: CB750E-1113521 / Frame: CB750-1113838]
1977 Seeley Honda CB750F (F1) [Engine: CB750E-2551214 / Frame No: SH7-655F]

'96 Yamaha YZF750SP & '81 Moto Guzzi SP1000 & '80 Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans II & '82 Bimota KB-3 [Frame No 49] & '66 Ducati 50 SL/1 & '53 Miele K-50 & '38 Miele 98

 

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