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PostSubject: MIG CB750KZ BUILD   Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:14 pm

Thought i would post some pictures of what i have been up to with the build.
It's all at the cleaning stage at the moment, Forks have been rebuilt, and the clocks are on the go.
Found some Modern Tokico calipers from a Bandit but will require new mount's to be machined.(dont make things easy for myself)
Just aquired an amazing set of cylinders and pistons, as over size pistons are like rocking horse sugar and cost a fortune! (100 quid each)
Carbs have been repalced with later model and refurbed.
Enough drivell here's some pic'shttp://s818.photobucket.com/albums/zz108/15central/CB750/
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PostSubject: Re: MIG CB750KZ BUILD   Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:23 pm

the Finnish quality on the cases is excellent are you going to keep it alli or going to paint them keep the pics coming.
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PostSubject: Re: MIG CB750KZ BUILD   Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:06 am

Not sure on painting the case's, probably leave as is.
More pics as i get on!!!
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PostSubject: Re: MIG CB750KZ BUILD   Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:37 am

Mig wrote:
Not sure on painting the case's, probably leave as is.
More pics as i get on!!!

I would. Black would detract from all the other shiny bits in my opinion
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PostSubject: Re: MIG CB750KZ BUILD   Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:50 am

Cylinder head now done, Rang David Silvers for a price on the valve guides,(they don't really need replacing, but thought while its off). Any they told me that they are special order and will cost £14. Thought i would have a set, until they informed me that it was £14 each. JESUS. Needless to say i did not purchase them.
Seems to me that new spares for the CB750KZ are very costly and in some cases very difficult to get hold of.

Don't even try and get oversize piston's and rings, that will set you back the best part of £500. plus rebore and hone.

So CB750 Builders beware!!!!!!! Make sure the engine is a good one to start with.

I will post some pictures soon. Photobucket seems to take ages.
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PostSubject: Re: MIG CB750KZ BUILD   Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:41 pm

It amazed me how much things have gone up the XJ is the first bike for about ten years every thing seems to have trebled in price
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PostSubject: Re: MIG CB750KZ BUILD   Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:08 pm

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Cylinder head now done, Rang David Silvers for a price on the valve guides,(they don't really need replacing, but thought while its off). Any they told me that they are special order and will cost £14. Thought i would have a set, until they informed me that it was £14 each. JESUS. Needless to say i did not purchase them.
Seems to me that new spares for the CB750KZ are very costly and in some cases very difficult to get hold of.

Don't even try and get oversize piston's and rings, that will set you back the best part of £500. plus rebore and hone.

So CB750 Builders beware!!!!!!! Make sure the engine is a good one to start with.

I will post some pictures soon. Photobucket seems to take ages.
Mig, try looking at some of the US sites. The Yanks are still in love the the CB750s.

I bought a set of hand-turned velocity stacks off Steel Dragon Performance http://www.steeldragonperformance.com/contact_us_3.html, they are based in Deer Falls in the wilds of Michigan, yet the stacks only cost me 85 quid, delivered in about 10 working days, they do a choice of 4 styles, couldn't even find stacks in the UK, they also do an after market air box for $125, which is about 80 quid plus postage, David Silver say the air box is no longer available.

Also if you haven't seen him check out Steve Carpenter's site at http://www.cb750cafe.com does some nice bolt-ons, and has links to lots of other CB750 oriented sites.
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PostSubject: Re: MIG CB750KZ BUILD   Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:21 am

Thanks for the heads up Paul. For the parts i am going straight to CSML, as i think this is where David Silvers are getting there stock from.
Still waiting for the Coi seat and tank to arrive! Itching to get the frame buttoned up.
Will keep posts coming as and when.
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PostSubject: Re: MIG CB750KZ BUILD   Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:52 pm

Parts ordered today for the engine rebuild. New bearings all round, cam chains and tensioners, wrist pins, circlips, seals and some bits and bob's.
Felt like i had been raped!!!!! after given the total.

Oh well at least i will have peice of mind.
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PostSubject: Cylinder Head   Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:47 pm

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PostSubject: Machining The Front Hub   Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:48 pm

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PostSubject: Clocks All Finished   Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:50 pm

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PostSubject: Bandit Calipers And Conversion Mounts   Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:51 pm



Mock up bolts will be replaced.
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PostSubject: Levers and Master cylinder   Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:54 pm

Found these at my local breakers, Hill's Salvage Skelmersdale only went for 4 caliper bolts, Oops.
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PostSubject: Parts washer has been busy.   Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:56 pm


They are worth there weight in gold. A must for any builder.
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PostSubject: Re: MIG CB750KZ BUILD   Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:58 pm

Sorry for the picture quality, Ifones are shite!!! Must change for the htc..
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PostSubject: Re: MIG CB750KZ BUILD   Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:28 pm

Mig wrote:

They are worth there weight in gold. A must for any builder.
Oh yeah, beats the missus's washing up bowl and a can of Gunk any day (guess who owes his wife a new washing up bowl? Ooops! :-))
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PostSubject: Re: MIG CB750KZ BUILD   Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:25 pm



Things starting to take shape (bad picture)
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PostSubject: Re: MIG CB750KZ BUILD   Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:25 pm



Cams back in and timed up
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PostSubject: Re: MIG CB750KZ BUILD   Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:27 pm



Ready for the valve shims to be done
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PostSubject: Re: MIG CB750KZ BUILD   Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:29 pm



Finished at last,
The engine has had a complete rebuild, bearings through out, all new seals, gaskets and all the original bolts and nuts replated.
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PostSubject: Re: MIG CB750KZ BUILD   Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:30 pm

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PostSubject: Re: MIG CB750KZ BUILD   Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:33 pm

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