Seeley Honda 750

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Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by Zunspec » Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:49 pm

It seems I have just acquired this little number.
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It is a totally original, 1 owner, 8000 odd mile bike. Needs a bit of TLC but I think a re-commission vice a full on resto will be the way ahead. Very, Very, Very pleased with it' :D :D :D :D :D :D

Cheers Geoff

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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by DAM » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:11 pm

That looks ok.
When do you order a bigger shed then :?:

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Unread post by Zunspec » Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:23 am

Hello Dennis,

LOL, I only just finished the "new" shed. Might have to plan an extension :D

Cheers Geoff

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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by Zunspec » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:18 pm

The bike has been collected :D

Here is a photo of the 1st owner saying a fond farewell.

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Cheers Geoff
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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by scotduke » Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:00 pm

It looks really great Zun - the CB750 had a decent engine but was hampered by its frame.

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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by Zunspec » Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:46 pm

Hi SD,

I have got it MOT'd and taxed and have ridden it for about 10 miles. No. 3 cylinder is not working full time, verified by the plug reading (sort of wet looking). Oddly the other three plugs look well lean. I still have to strip/clean the carbs so will see how that improves things.

The ride itself feels great, sort of suits my era/style, can't wait for new tyres and getting the engine running properly.

Cheers Geoff

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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by scotduke » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:29 pm

Good to hear Zun - not far off my era either

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Unread post by hondapartsman » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:19 pm

I'll look forward to hearing more about this.
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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by Zunspec » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:30 pm

Hello hpm,

The Seeley Honda 750 is a lovely machine right enough 8-) .

The carb strip and clean has certainly improved the engine and it is now revving to the 8000 redline. Still not there however, I still think there is a slight miss-fire going on. I've only done about 20 miles on it so further running might bring it back to full potential.

Addressing the swinging arm advisory on the MOT I need to get some new phosphor-bronze bearings machined (unless Honda lists them lol). The bike is sitting on it's centre stand and front paddock stand with arm removed at the moment so until I get it sorted I don't get to ride it :( . New set of Avon AM26 Roadriders go on tomorrow (110/90-19 F & 120/90-18 R) . Fork oil change on he cards too. The front callipes and fork legs have been receiving some attention today and are now nice and shiny :D
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One inevitable result of moving things around, the 37 year old black plastic covering on the brake hoses is splintering like a splintery thing. New hoses added to the list lol.

Cheers Geoff

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Re: Seeley Honda 750

Unread post by Zunspec » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:49 pm

Progress is being made ;D. The Pagehiln rear master cylinder seems to be functioning correctly after a thorough clean up. The bike has passed it's UK MOT inspection, is taxed and insured so I can do some road testing.

After removing the front callipers to extract the front wheel for it's new tyre (Avon AM26 Roadrider 100/90-19) I then cleaned everything up. Upon getting the wheel back in I then had severe binding on the left disc. To cut a long story of strip and re-assembly (many times) short I finally found good info on the US SOHC Honda site site on how to do it properly. Shimmed the floating calliper arm to be parallel to the disc and all is now good.

So this morning I was looking forward to getting a decent ride, Nope :( . The new rear tube had punctured so back to the bike shop to get a new one installed. Funny one, the puncture was on the inside of the tube, the side that is closest to the rim. No obvious snag on the rim so with wheel now holding air I got the chance for a little ride. Wow, what fun, I really like how this machine feels. Still have a slight miss-fire I think, there is a sort of "harmonic" tone to the exhaust note and it does not seem to rev as freely as I think it should. Still, getting there, now to investigate that engine a bit more closely.

Cheers Geoff

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