Seeley Honda 750

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hondapartsman
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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by hondapartsman » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:21 am

DAVE M2 wrote:do you watch the ITV Motorcycle show?

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

I just admit I find him irritating as well, but I'll watch anything about bikes and hope to learn something. The PR rep interested me best of all, my old RS wears a set of handlebars and a headlight out of the parts removed from the original F" models, like in that picture Colin Seeley showed Mr Cole, and my other just a headlight and I have a headlight and another set of bars stashed away. I well remember those pile of parts turning up at work and picking seemingly endless sets of tyres, lots of silencers and front mudguards, oh so many parts. When I went off for my op, which turned out to be my leaving, there remained only some indicators and footrests, left hand I think, tucked out of the way in a corner. Most of the remaining larger parts, seat, tanks etc having been scrapped or dumped in the 90's sometime and the remaining odds and ends, like handlebars/headlight brackets etc being disposed of somehow in around 2004/5 I think while I was not there, they were gone by 2006 when I went back anyway.
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I'm like my regular ride, old battered and bit leaky, but still going.
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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by Zunspec » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:38 pm

Hi,

The feature on my Seeley Honda 750 was published in the October Classic Bike magazine. A good write up from Gez Kane. Colin Seeley confirms that only 6 bikes were "factory" built by CSRD so it makes my bike a pretty rare example.

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Here is a link to my flickr album page. Select a photo then If you go to the bottom right of the page you will see an arrow pointing down. Click on this and then "view all sizes", you then have a choice of photo sizes, Large is OK to read (you don't actually have to download the photo) https://www.flickr.com/photos/zunspec/a ... 1221523016" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Cheers Geoff

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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by Hooli » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:30 pm

They named a magazine after our forum? Cheeky sods :lol:
Classics ain't built in Metric

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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by hondapartsman » Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:26 pm

I must get a copy of CB this month, I've not bothered for ages as I barely keep up with my other magazines and being so short of money back then something had to give. I remember several moves ago we lived right next to a small car park ( 7 spaces) and one day a Seeley Honda was parked up there, had a nice chat with the owner who was impressed I was keeping my RS's going.
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I'm like my regular ride, old battered and bit leaky, but still going.
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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by Zunspec » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:54 pm

Colin Seeley was kind enough to sign a copy of the Classic Bike magazine feature for me. A nice addition to the bikes history, I think he liked the article too.

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Cheers Geoff

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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by Zunspec » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:21 am

I reveived a letter from Colin Seeley confirming the originality of my Seeley Honda 750. Colin has an extensive archive of the machines produced by Colin Seeley Racing and for a donation to the Joan Seeley Pain Relief Trust will provide a official record of the origin of a particular chassis and the specification as it left the factory. Very nice to add to the bikes history file I have been putting together. How about an admiring glance from Mike Hailwood too 8-)

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The bike will be down at the Bristol Classic Bike Show (Date: Sat, Feb 04, 2017 - Sun, Feb 05, 2017) on the Empire Cycle Corp. stand at the invitation of Nick Anderson the owner of Griff's Reality Motorworks (restoration servives to one and all). Colin himself has asked if I can send him a reminder nearer the time as he might be able to visit the show, would be the icing and cherry on the cake if I could get a photo of him with SH7-GER-672F :D

Cheers Geoff

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