Seeley Honda 750

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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by hondapartsman » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:42 pm

Love the shots at the cafe, looks like just the sort of day I like as well, cold dry and sunny. It's several years since I saw one of these as well, where we used to live outside was a little car park ( techincally for the little factory over the road but of course used by others as well) and there was one parked on there. I even had a chat with the owner, which is unusual for me, he saw one of my Rs's and said you don't see many of those these days, and of course I had to comment that you see even fewer Seeleys.
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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by scotduke » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:40 am

That's the thing, pull up somewhere on and old bike and people come up and look at it. I've heard, "I had one of those," several times.

I also had, "Morini? Who makes them?" several times back when I had the Morini. Of course I said, "Morini." What else was there to say?

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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by Zunspec » Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:14 am

Hi Hondapartsman :)

This one is a bit of a survivor so I intend to focus on mechanical fettling rather than cosmetic restoration. It is a joy to ride and the exhaust note really rips :twisted:

Cheers Geoff

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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by hondapartsman » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:29 pm

Zunspec wrote:Hi Hondapartsman :)

This one is a bit of a survivor so I intend to focus on mechanical fettling rather than cosmetic restoration. It is a joy to ride and the exhaust note really rips :twisted:

Cheers Geoff
Good for you, just keep it maintained and ride it, that's how it ought to be.
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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by Zunspec » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:20 pm

Hello all,

I have been contacted by the guys from Classic Bike magazine with a request to include my Seeley in a forthcoming feature they will run. I am presuming it might be about the various bikes (or chassis) with donor engines which were prevalent at the time to match Japanese power with well handling frames. It would be a great article if they collect a mix of Rickman, Dresda, Bakker, Seeley etc. and feature them together. I'll let you know how it goes and what likely issue of Classic Bike the article might appear in.

Cheers Geoff

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Unread post by Zunspec » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:05 pm

I had my first go at carb synchronisation on a 4 pot lump.

It turned out to be a fairly easy process with the appropriate kit. Of course I lost two of the washers when I first undid the vacuum blanking screws and now have to file a 4mm washer out to 5mm so I get a good seal, but that's about par for me :D

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Unread post by Zunspec » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:13 pm

I have been out in the sunshine with the Classic Bike magazine chappies today doing the photo shoot of the Seeley. The feature should appear in the October edition (published last week in September). The weather was glorious and we had a great time, Gez (rider/journo) and Tim (photographer) were both top blokes 8-) . My only complaint, Gez wasn't giving it enough welly and their budget for leather'an lycra clad models was already spent for this month :D .

Here is one of my photos of Tim taking photos lol. Also link to my flickr.com album page which also has a bit of video.
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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by DAVE M2 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:48 pm

do you watch the ITV Motorcycle show?

he's an annoying presenter but they are doing up a Phil read replica

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Unread post by Zunspec » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:38 pm

Hello Dave,

Yes, I have caught Mr. Cole and the Phil Read replica episodes. His presentation style annoys me too :D , but as he sold 10 bikes and borrowed to get himself a Brough Superior I guess he is as genuine a bike nut as most of us lol. If his valuation of the PRR (fully restored) is £15k that would mean mine is in the £20k + range (a tad optomistic I think lol :lol: )

Cheers Geoff

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Unread post by Zunspec » Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:05 pm

I just received this email from Colin Seeley, great news.

Hi Geoff

The bike looks excellent and from my records I can verify its originality. I Look forward to receiving your cheque and I will then send an official verification letter in due course, together with the book.

Kind records.

Colin Seeley.


The cheque mentioned is a donation to the Joan Seely Pain Relief Trust and I ordered Vol 2 of Colins autobiograpy (hopefully autographed too)

Cheers Geoff

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