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Vote for Bike of the Month October 2019
« on: September 16, 2019, 09:16:36 am »
Don R’s CB750K0 I’ve been K0’d Restomod
http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,59301.0.html




Speedswitch's 1977 CB750K7 Restoration
http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,177934.0.html




1975 CB550K1 "Blue" Stockish Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=135005.0)
1975 CB550F1 frame/CB650 engine hybrid "The Hot Mess" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,150220.0.html)
2014 MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800
2016+ Triumph Thruxton 1200 R (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,170198.0.html)

"There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them — but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one.... Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba." Hunter S. Thompson, Song of the Sausage Creature, Cycle World, March 1995.  (http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html)

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1973 CB750K2 "Bionic Mongrel" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=132734.0) - Sold
1977 CB750K7 "Nine Lives" Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=50490.0) - Sold
2005 RVT1000RR RC51-SP2 "El Diablo" - Sold

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month October 2019
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 07:08:21 pm »
 Thanks every one, it's an honor to be nominated. It's been a 10 year long road with a few detours. At this moment I despise photobucket for fogging my pictures. I'll attempt to post some good pics of the history of it.  We believe it's the third 750 sold at our local dealership with a frame number in the low 14 thousands.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2019, 07:25:24 pm by Don R »
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month October 2019
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2019, 08:12:22 pm »
Thanks every one, it's an honor to be nominated. It's been a 10 year long road with a few detours. At this moment I despise photobucket for fogging my pictures. I'll attempt to post some good pics of the history of it.  We believe it's the third 750 sold at our local dealership with a frame number in the low 14 thousands.

Thanks, Don. This bike deserves more photos!!
1975 CB550K1 "Blue" Stockish Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=135005.0)
1975 CB550F1 frame/CB650 engine hybrid "The Hot Mess" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,150220.0.html)
2014 MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800
2016+ Triumph Thruxton 1200 R (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,170198.0.html)

"There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them — but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one.... Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba." Hunter S. Thompson, Song of the Sausage Creature, Cycle World, March 1995.  (http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html)

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1973 CB750K2 "Bionic Mongrel" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=132734.0) - Sold
1977 CB750K7 "Nine Lives" Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=50490.0) - Sold
2005 RVT1000RR RC51-SP2 "El Diablo" - Sold

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month October 2019
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 04:49:37 pm »
https://photos.app.goo.gl/UHfFRV4R1WovwQXw9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wFEQhkFJeQJLN4CD8

 Apologies for the links. Google and Photobucket are not my strong suit. Will work on real pics.  The top one shows some old pictures and playing dress up with the drag bikes parts. The first pic when I got it is on photobucket. I'll pay the ransom and download what's left of them. 

 This bike when I got it would run for 5 to 10 seconds and die. I cleaned the carbs, nope, then replaced the points and coils, nope, next fuel IV bottle, nope totally hand wired a new electrical system, nope,  another set of carbs, nope, swapped the engine with a known good runner. No dice. 5 seconds and dead. This was 3 days work, I got beer, called my brother and told him I changed everything except the frame and exhaust. OOPS! Call you right back. Yes, the muffler was plugged with pink insulation wrapped over the end of the inlet to the baffle. When it started the carbon was so thick it looked like a steam locomotive was in there running. So much for "ran when parked". 
 The neck bearings were tapered but dinged and when the dings lined up it wobbled at low speed. I could fix it by stopping and turning the bars side to side all the way and it could mix up the needle flat spots for a while. I was doing that and looked across the street, 3 Illinois State motorcycle police were looking at me like, what is wrong with that dude?
  The frame was cut so it got a new triangle and lower tubes with a Gordons kit which I bored out to reduce the weight, the frame is powder coated and the tube near the side stand has been replaced from above the motor mount to behind the sidestand with one from a wrecked F0. The swingarm has the steel factory replacement bushings, ok so far, segmented rear brake shoes, new bearings in the neck and wheels.
 The motor has original 4 cable carbs and an 836 kit with a ported head, new valves and APE springs with titanium retainers, and a Kenny Harmon F cam. I haven't opened the cases yet but have a diecast replacement case with sandcast internals, early cylinder and head and no numbers on the pad. It will go in someday. Maybe. 
« Last Edit: September 22, 2019, 08:54:37 pm by Don R »
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month October 2019
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2019, 09:51:40 pm »


  This is close to how it came home, not running behind a repo truck flat towed. Note the chrome swing arm, aftermarket chain guard, lowering blocks were already removed by me, "upgraded" shocks, and hiway bar. My wife never sat on that seat.
  The blue-green sidecover was shot with a color camera and promptly painted red for my sandcast bike. Sacrifices had to be made. It's wearing a double lip fender now, I have a single cut here but it should have had a double cut.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2019, 11:04:25 pm by Don R »
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month October 2019
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2019, 09:53:06 pm »




 Collecting parts to put things back to 1970'ish. I was thinking of a day two restoration as it might have been after being owned and fixed up a while in 1970. On the ground is the original wrinkle tank, the paint was gummy like it never dried. I had to scrape it off, sandpaper was useless. A set of temporary K2 headlight ears from a fine fellow here, I brazed shut and retapped the holes for the smaller reflectors, and a K2 bucket with a Stanley bulb, still going. Top pic shows the lowering blocks gone and both have the Dunlop K88/K71? I think.
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month October 2019
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2019, 02:44:11 pm »
Beautiful bikes! That K7 was my first new CB750 back in the day. Nice job fellas!!!
1969 CB750K0 - Candy Blue Green
1970 CB750K0 - Candy Ruby Red
1970 CB750K1 - Candy Gold
1973 CB750K3 - Candy Bacchus Olive
1974 CB750K4 - Flake Sunrise Orange
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month October 2019
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2019, 09:34:20 am »
Beautiful bikes! That K7 was my first new CB750 back in the day. Nice job fellas!!!

 I have a k7 in the shop and only wish it looked that good. It's the basis for an F'nK right now.
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month October 2019
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2019, 08:24:08 am »
I voted while on the road in Florida.............next stop is Barber...........
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month October 2019
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2019, 09:10:13 am »
just got my vote in, just before it closes!

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month October 2019
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2019, 08:04:24 pm »
 Thank You, Ladies and Gentlemen. I just remembered to check the BOM thread. I'm lucky to be the owner of this bike and sorry it took so long to finish. That said, a racecar, goldwing and a sandcast got in the way a few times.

  I have to say to Speedswitch, I'd be proud to own that 77, it's probably the nicest one I've seen since I was young and they were new.   
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month October 2019
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2019, 10:33:30 pm »
Well done, Don!!
1975 CB550K1 "Blue" Stockish Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=135005.0)
1975 CB550F1 frame/CB650 engine hybrid "The Hot Mess" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,150220.0.html)
2014 MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800
2016+ Triumph Thruxton 1200 R (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,170198.0.html)

"There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them — but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one.... Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba." Hunter S. Thompson, Song of the Sausage Creature, Cycle World, March 1995.  (http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html)

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1973 CB750K2 "Bionic Mongrel" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=132734.0) - Sold
1977 CB750K7 "Nine Lives" Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=50490.0) - Sold
2005 RVT1000RR RC51-SP2 "El Diablo" - Sold

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month October 2019
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2019, 11:36:12 pm »
Congratulations Don on a well-deserved victory, and thanks everyone for voting!

It was a great honor to see my bike nominated and participating in BOTM. I currently am working on a second K7 which i intend to restore in a similar manner, but this time painting the tank and side covers Candy Alpha Red. When it's done, this will be my wife's bike. So there's a good chance you'll all hear from me again soon  ;D

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month October 2019
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2019, 12:52:38 am »
Congrats Don on winning and Speedswitch for having a BOTM contender!
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month October 2019
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2019, 08:08:12 am »
These are both beautiful bikes that any of us would want in our garage.
1975 CB550K1 "Blue" Stockish Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=135005.0)
1975 CB550F1 frame/CB650 engine hybrid "The Hot Mess" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,150220.0.html)
2014 MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800
2016+ Triumph Thruxton 1200 R (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,170198.0.html)

"There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them — but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one.... Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba." Hunter S. Thompson, Song of the Sausage Creature, Cycle World, March 1995.  (http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html)

Sold/Emeritus
1973 CB750K2 "Bionic Mongrel" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=132734.0) - Sold
1977 CB750K7 "Nine Lives" Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=50490.0) - Sold
2005 RVT1000RR RC51-SP2 "El Diablo" - Sold

 

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