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Offline The Lone Builder

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I thought I was the only one still living!!
« on: June 06, 2017, 02:57:56 am »
Well hello South Africa! I've been on the forum for quite a while, but only now discovered the SA Branch.

I'm up here in Harare and have been (slowly) trying to rebuild a 750K2, carried all the way from Belfast (N Ireland that is). It's been a slow process because, if you think parts are hard to come by in SA, try Zim. Most of the bits I have sourced on eBay (US, Europe and other places) have been caried here to avoid the astronomical postage and of course the taxes and duty. I didn't know there was a source for spares/parts in SA!!

And just to confirm how daft I am, today, after years of looking for a bike to cannabalise, I took possession of a second bike - a very rough 750 K1. Cannabalisation is now pointless as I have already bought all the parts I need, so a second restoration/renovation will start shortly.

It'd be great to meet up with some of you guys next time I'm in SA (Probably 22-29 June in Durban and JNB area).

And if someone can post more details of the spares sources, I'd be very grateful.


CB750 K2 - A work in progress
CB750 K1 - The less, said the better!
CB450 K1 - It's black.
CB400F Supersport - It's rusty!

Offline 01Thomas

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Re: I thought I was the only one still living!!
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 11:21:38 am »
HI Sean

I live in Durban but I work in Germany. Let me know via a PM (private message) when you're due there next. I'll probably be there again in November 2018. If you need anything I do have an xxx-load of CB750 spares. I also have a K1.

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

Offline andy750

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Re: I thought I was the only one still living!!
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 11:29:07 am »
Ill be in J`burg and Cape Town in November 2018 coming from USA if you need anything from here.
Current bikes
1. CB750K4: Long distance bike, 17 countries and counting...2001 - Trans-USA-Mexico (CB750K4), 2003 - European Tour (CB750K4), 2004 - SOHC Easy Rider Trip (CB750K4), 2008 - Adirondack Tour 2-up (CB750K4) , 2013 - Tail of the Dragon Tour , 2017: 836 kit install and bottom end rebuild. And rebirth: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,173213.msg2029836.html#msg2029836
2. CB750/810cc K2  - road racer with JMR worked head 71 hp
3. VStrom DL1000 2003
4. XLR650L 2006

Where did you go on your bike today? - http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=45183.2350