1972 Honda CB 750 K2

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  1. Eddie The Eagle

    Eddie The Eagle Ol'Timer

    I decided to give the old girl a face lift, inc colour change :)

    Keep me of the streets.

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  3. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    I will be waiting to see the Bike when You are finished! They were a real Classic! Good Luck.
     
  4. mbox999

    mbox999 Ol'Timer

    yeah, i look forward to see it also when restored....i really like this style of bike...here some pics from this beautiful Classic.

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  5. techy5025

    techy5025 Member

    I have two of these in my garage....in the US. Both are K0...one is a sandcast. I would love to have one in Chiangmai.

    Jim

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  6. David Learmonth

    David Learmonth Ol'Timer

    This model is the 750 Honda I always wanted & never had. Had the CB500-4 which was a similar shape & then a 1979 Honda 750KZ - an excellent bike but totally different appearance. First of the super bikes I reckon.
     
  7. Eddie The Eagle

    Eddie The Eagle Ol'Timer

    True ... First of the Jap super bikes ! ..
     
  8. Eddie The Eagle

    Eddie The Eagle Ol'Timer

    What a nice pair ... & one is a sandcast model ... very nice ! ... this one will be red when finished ..
     
  9. chiangmairich

    chiangmairich Ol'Timer

    Nice restoration Eddy. Owned a K2 for a while myself.
    I still think I am a bit mad when I bought a 1971 CR250 Motocross bike and in the same showroom there a was a new CB750. Paid the same price $1599 as well !
    Any way a mate bought that same CB and a few weeks later I took it for a run, guess what a bl##dy kangaroo hopped straight into me doin 100Kmh. I was basically unhurt as I didnt feel any pain when I limped up the road to check the damage on my mates bike.
    He fixed the bike as I was on crutches and I wrote out a cheque for $350 for the cost of replacement parts and it was back on the road in no time.
    Unbelievable but he still owns it.
    Could be another whole story. That family were the next door neighbors on of our family farm in west Queensland and his dad had about 50 old restored bikes including Ariel square 4s, a Vincent Rapide and a Rickman Honda K750.
     
  10. Eddie The Eagle

    Eddie The Eagle Ol'Timer

    The restoration is coming on well :)

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  11. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Wow that's looking good - very smart & clean. Looks like a top class job coming.
     
  12. Bkk848SF

    Bkk848SF Ol'Timer

    Looks like a great project. your other two are gorgeous. My first bike was a 72 CB350 4 in candy apple red. It had 23,000 original miles on it in 1983. I sold it to my father and bought a 87 CBR600 Hurricane when they first came out. Wish I still had the old CB350 today.
     
  13. Eddie The Eagle

    Eddie The Eagle Ol'Timer

    Thanks .... This will be in Candy Apple Red when finished .... wont be long now .... :)
     
  14. Eddie The Eagle

    Eddie The Eagle Ol'Timer

    Starting to look like CB750K2 now ... nearly there :)

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  15. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Looking Beautiful! Where did You get parts, Paint Job etc from in Thailand? Like Brand New! Good Work Eddie!
     
  16. KZ25

    KZ25 Ol'Timer

    I also wonder what kind of paint you used on the cylinders.
     
  17. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    Eddie you are doing a marvellous job there !! She will come out more beautiful than new !! I like the red colour as it makes this bike stand out in the crowd. Did you do a general overhaul too ?? Such as new bearings, gaskets, clutchplates, pistonrings, camchains and the lot ? Looking forward to the photos of the finished bike. Cheers, Franz
     
  18. Bkk848SF

    Bkk848SF Ol'Timer

    Wow, Gorgeous! It will be looking better than new for sure.
     
  19. Eddie The Eagle

    Eddie The Eagle Ol'Timer

    Job done ... Looks like my bird is checking it out :)

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  20. mbox999

    mbox999 Ol'Timer

    Wow, that looks really awesome...great Job , its a real beauty.
     
  21. Eddie The Eagle

    Eddie The Eagle Ol'Timer

    Thanks .... Tank + s/panels painted by a Thai guy in Patts ...chroming & alloy polishing in Patts too .. seat in Bkk ... the rest by yours truly ..
     
  22. Eddie The Eagle

    Eddie The Eagle Ol'Timer

    Cheers ... The engine was OK 18000 miles on clock .. no oil leaks + clutch-plates still like new etc .. so best left alone, just checked the tappets,& points ... yes points!! + + new set of s/plugs + oil/filter etc etc ... ttfn E.
     
  23. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Beautiful.Congratulations.
     
  24. Eddie The Eagle

    Eddie The Eagle Ol'Timer

    Another Honda on the operating bench .. this time 1971 CB750K1... again not difficult ... as its all there .. let the fun begin.... :)
     
  25. Eddie The Eagle

    Eddie The Eagle Ol'Timer

    Hi, Re; Black cylinders & head, just a personal choice .... they had black engines in the old days, 2 come to mind .... Vincent Black Shadow & Triumph TSX 8 valve head had black barrel & head ..... it was called stove enameling.....
    Re, Sand-casting, The first batch off about 7000 K series had sand cast crankcases, a rough cast texture.... also called Permanent mold casting ... have a nice day ..

    Ride Safe. E.
     
  26. KZ25

    KZ25 Ol'Timer

    The bike looks great now, all new and shiny! A real Japanese classic, not many Jap bikes deserve that title.

    Is that an old California license plate in one of the photos?
     

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