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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.
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« 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.


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Thomas
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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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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
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3. VStrom DL1000 2003
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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!

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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!

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« 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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Re: I thought I was the only one still living!!
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2020, 01:19:25 am »
Has anyone heard from Sean ( the Lone Builder ) he was , last I heard, still making his way north through Africa
With the current fxukup hoping he made it somewhere safe before his journey ground to a halt
Hoping he's well , and if you're out there mate, let us know how you're going
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2020, 01:04:36 am »
Hi Spotty,

I made it! Thanks for asking.

As of 24 March, I’ve been in Belfast. Now I’m looking for somewhere to hibernate for the next few months. I was lodging with my niece waiting on my flight back to Zim, but that’s just been cancelled  :(

I don’t think it’d be fair to impose on them indefinitely so I on the hunt for somewhere, preferably with a garage/shed so I can do some work on the bike to help pass the time.
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 #8 on: April 05, 2020, 01:46:13 am »
No worries mate

I saw your fun and games on the updated Speedo cable thread so my tiny mind had been put at rest

And there are worse places to be stuck.....oh hang on, have they closed the pubs there too ?

NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Re: I thought I was the only one still living!!
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2020, 01:49:14 am »
The bottleshops will still be open though. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: I thought I was the only one still living!!
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2020, 01:52:00 am »
Yeah but....

Proper draught Guinness is a god given pleasure that cannot be replicated with something in a can with a widget in the bottom
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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2020, 01:55:00 am »
Yeah but....

Proper draught Guinness is a god given pleasure that cannot be replicated with something in a can with a widget in the bottom

Ha ha, well I've always considered Guinness to be poor quality toilet cleaner Spotty, but I've never been a fan of most beers, if I was back in Ireland, I'd be wolfing down good Irish Whisky. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2020, 03:29:03 am »
Fewer and fewer places are selling “proper” draught Guinness these days Spotty. I came across this thing when staying with friends in Wales. The off-licences – as we call them here – are indeed still open.

Terry, the stuff you’re referring to comes from that other place, across the sea; it’s not Irish. Our holy water is spelt with an “e” – whiskey  ;D
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 #13 on: April 06, 2020, 06:40:40 am »
Has anyone heard from Sean ( the Lone Builder ) he was , last I heard, still making his way north through Africa

You need to read his blog!

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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2020, 05:30:09 pm »
Fewer and fewer places are selling “proper” draught Guinness these days Spotty. I came across this thing when staying with friends in Wales. The off-licences – as we call them here – are indeed still open.

Terry, the stuff you’re referring to comes from that other place, across the sea; it’s not Irish. Our holy water is spelt with an “e” – whiskey  ;D

Ha ha, thanks mate, semantics aside, I enjoy a good whisky/whiskey from either place, even Japanese Suntory is a delightful drop. ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2020, 10:48:28 am »
I don't believe a word you say. We need a trip report!



Hi Spotty,

I made it! Thanks for asking.

As of 24 March, I’ve been in Belfast. Now I’m looking for somewhere to hibernate for the next few months. I was lodging with my niece waiting on my flight back to Zim, but that’s just been cancelled  :(

I don’t think it’d be fair to impose on them indefinitely so I on the hunt for somewhere, preferably with a garage/shed so I can do some work on the bike to help pass the time.
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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