Author Topic: I've finally got it home!  (Read 380 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline bear

  • Vale Bill McIntosh ......"illegitimi non carborundum"
  • Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,359
  • Leeton in Australia
I've finally got it home!
« on: November 07, 2020, 05:59:07 pm »
My CB750A has finally landed at my place.
It's been a long and at times frustrating journey but I suppose this is really only the beginning.
Now I have the bike, I can only say it's far and away better than I was expecting as far as condition goes.
I thank Nic AKA Tews19 for going to so much trouble and effort looking after the US side of things.
Without his help tracking down and buying the bike it would not have been possible.

The older I get the faster I was.

Offline scottly

  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 14,283
  • Humboldt, AZ
Re: I've finally got it home!
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2020, 06:20:54 pm »
Whoo hoo!! 8) 8)
Don't fix it if it ain't broke!
Helmets save brains. Always wear one and ride like everyone is trying to kill you....

Offline jgger

  • Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,367
Re: I've finally got it home!
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2020, 07:15:33 pm »
Congrats, Bear!
"The SOHC4 uses a computer located about 2-3 ft above the seat.  Those sometimes need additional programming." -stolen from  Two Tired

Offline Medyo Bastos

  • Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,260
  • Gusto mo titi ko?
    • project
Re: I've finally got it home!
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2020, 07:21:44 pm »
Great news!  Koodos to Tews!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline Tintop

  • Old Timer
  • ******
  • Posts: 3,891
Re: I've finally got it home!
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2020, 04:53:36 pm »
Great news Brian, a new journey.
1977 CB550/4 Cafe - Speed Warrior / BOTM 03/11
1980 CB750F (project)
Whittaker GBF Vintage Racing Sidecar (XS750 power) - ITG / 151's / CMR Racing Products (SOLD)
1976 CB400 SS - stock / BOTM 04/11 (SOLD)
1973 CB750 K - basket case (SOLD)
77 CB550 Cafe build
550/750 Filter Thread
Sidecar Rebuild Thread

Offline bear

  • Vale Bill McIntosh ......"illegitimi non carborundum"
  • Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,359
  • Leeton in Australia
Re: I've finally got it home!
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2020, 04:42:42 pm »
Great news Brian, a new journey.

Your right Brian, it is a new journey for me. I've never attempted a project as such, not motorcycle related anyway.
 I've come to realise that although my interests haven't changed and my passion for motorcycles  is as strong as ever, the tempo of my life has. After the accident in 2011 and slipping over the sixty mark last year I just need to attack my motorcycling from a different perspective. ;)
The older I get the faster I was.

Offline scottly

  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 14,283
  • Humboldt, AZ
Re: I've finally got it home!
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2020, 06:41:32 pm »
Has it really been that long? :o Time seems to accelerate as I get older. I been calling my almost 93 year old mom every week on Sunday for decades, and lately it seems the weeks are getting shorter and shorter for both of us. ;D
Don't fix it if it ain't broke!
Helmets save brains. Always wear one and ride like everyone is trying to kill you....

Offline Medyo Bastos

  • Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,260
  • Gusto mo titi ko?
    • project
Re: I've finally got it home!
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2020, 07:15:30 pm »
Has it really been that long? :o Time seems to accelerate as I get older. I been calling my almost 93 year old mom every week on Sunday for decades, and lately it seems the weeks are getting shorter and shorter for both of us. ;D
Just wait ‘til you get my age!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline Tintop

  • Old Timer
  • ******
  • Posts: 3,891
Re: I've finally got it home!
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2021, 12:54:05 pm »
So now that you have been for a ride Brian I'm expecting to hear that you're going to turn it into a fire breathing trike(?) with one of your sidecar engines.  :)
1977 CB550/4 Cafe - Speed Warrior / BOTM 03/11
1980 CB750F (project)
Whittaker GBF Vintage Racing Sidecar (XS750 power) - ITG / 151's / CMR Racing Products (SOLD)
1976 CB400 SS - stock / BOTM 04/11 (SOLD)
1973 CB750 K - basket case (SOLD)
77 CB550 Cafe build
550/750 Filter Thread
Sidecar Rebuild Thread

Offline bear

  • Vale Bill McIntosh ......"illegitimi non carborundum"
  • Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,359
  • Leeton in Australia
Re: I've finally got it home!
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2021, 04:15:36 pm »
No "fire breathing trike" Brian but I will be bolting a chair (sidecar) to it.
No more elbows out paint scrapping, just an old bloke and his labrador out for a ride. ;)
The older I get the faster I was.

Online newday777

  • Hot Shot
  • ***
  • Posts: 378
  • Avatar is my original 76 K6 in Colorado 1980
Re: I've finally got it home!
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2021, 05:51:34 pm »
No "fire breathing trike" Brian but I will be bolting a chair (sidecar) to it.
No more elbows out paint scrapping, just an old bloke and his labrador out for a ride. ;)

Just build your lab a seat
1975 K5 Planet Blue summer ride
1976 K6 Anteres Red rebuilding project
2008 GL1800 daily ride and cross country runner

Offline bear

  • Vale Bill McIntosh ......"illegitimi non carborundum"
  • Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,359
  • Leeton in Australia
Re: I've finally got it home!
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2021, 06:18:32 pm »
No "fire breathing trike" Brian but I will be bolting a chair (sidecar) to it.
No more elbows out paint scrapping, just an old bloke and his labrador out for a ride. ;)

Just build your lab a seat

Good stuff. ;)
That looks like one very happy lab.
The older I get the faster I was.

Offline grcamna2

  • Not a
  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 8,854
  • I love to restore & travel. Keep'em Going Strong !
Re: I've finally got it home!
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2021, 08:05:21 pm »
No "fire breathing trike" Brian but I will be bolting a chair (sidecar) to it.
No more elbows out paint scrapping, just an old bloke and his labrador out for a ride. ;)

Just build your lab a seat

Excellent.  8) I realize that's an old photo:do you still have a seat like that for the dog to ride on your bike ?
75' CB400F/'bunch o' parts' & 81' CB125S modded to a 'CB200S'
  I love the small ones too !
Do your BEST...nobody can take that away from you.

Online newday777

  • Hot Shot
  • ***
  • Posts: 378
  • Avatar is my original 76 K6 in Colorado 1980
Re: I've finally got it home!
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2021, 08:48:33 am »
No "fire breathing trike" Brian but I will be bolting a chair (sidecar) to it.
No more elbows out paint scrapping, just an old bloke and his labrador out for a ride. ;)

Just build your lab a seat

Excellent.  8) I realize that's an old photo:do you still have a seat like that for the dog to ride on your bike ?

No I don't. I thought of building another to take a friend's dog for a ride......
1975 K5 Planet Blue summer ride
1976 K6 Anteres Red rebuilding project
2008 GL1800 daily ride and cross country runner