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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.

Sean




CB750 K2 - No longer running, now we’re flying!!
CB750 K1 - The less, said the better!
CB450 K1 - Stalled.
CB400F Supersport - It's rusty!

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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.


cheers
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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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.
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Andy
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

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Re: I thought I was the only one still living!!
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2019, 10:04:08 am »
Hi Andy,

Sorry I haven't responded; I had no response fro so long, I forgot about it.

As chance would have it, I'll be in Durban next week. Supposed to be on my way already, but sprained my ankle on Sat and having idling problems with the bike.

If you're there, maybe we could meet up.

Sean
CB750 K2 - No longer running, now we’re flying!!
CB750 K1 - The less, said the better!
CB450 K1 - Stalled.
CB400F Supersport - It's rusty!

Follow my journey through Africa @ http://Belfast2BelfastByBike.com

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Re: I thought I was the only one still living!!
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2019, 10:05:07 am »
Oops,

Meant "Hi Thomas!"
CB750 K2 - No longer running, now we’re flying!!
CB750 K1 - The less, said the better!
CB450 K1 - Stalled.
CB400F Supersport - It's rusty!

Follow my journey through Africa @ http://Belfast2BelfastByBike.com

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Re: I thought I was the only one still living!!
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 09:21:34 am »
Hi Sean

As per my PM to you I now work in Germany and I'll only be back in Durban towards the end of the year.

Sorry to miss you
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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