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PostSubject: CB836 SOHC Special.   Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:11 am

http://www.servimg.com/images.php?cat_id=1&324708

I think I should have posted in this section, not gallery..soz.

Anyway, its my CB836 Cafe / Special or whatever, its my cup of tea and hope to others likeing too.

Just about to finish exhaust mounts, rear sets plates and links and oil lines...all subject to helping with my lad homework off course.
Seat pod to be silver and black tram lines and black leather tank strap.

Any usefull tips and constructive comments (other than "not another bl**dy Honda) are most welcome.

Cheers,
Dave. aka: MCR.
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PostSubject: Re: CB836 SOHC Special.   Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:48 pm

You'll never hear such a thing from me! However i can't get the pic - maybe if you have the option of pasting the IMG code into the post then it will display the image on this site?

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PostSubject: Re: CB836 SOHC Special.   Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:37 pm

Nope, with Smythson on this, can't get images, try Photobucket, much easier and more user-friendly. In the meantime welcome to the forum, quiet place in the main, but a bit like a storm, dark and brooding with odd flashes of brilliance
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PostSubject: Re: CB836 SOHC Special.   Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:00 am

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PostSubject: Re: CB836 SOHC Special.   Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:20 am

That's a good looking piece of kit, nice work :-)
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PostSubject: Re: CB836 SOHC Special.   Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:16 am

Hussar, the pics links work then.
Cheers & thanks for your comment.

Fitted the rear sets last nt, working on the wirings and ignition mount tonight.




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PostSubject: Re: CB836 SOHC Special.   Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:40 pm

thats gonna be a nice racer dave Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: CB836 SOHC Special.   Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:29 pm

Nice! Maybe a SFQ but... what the little dial by the right case cover?
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PostSubject: Re: CB836 SOHC Special.   Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:28 pm

Smythson wrote:
Nice! Maybe a SFQ but... what the little dial by the right case cover?
Oil pressure gauge, nice touch. I didn't know you could get them for the CBs, will have to investigate that one, unless MCR could kindly shine some light?!
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PostSubject: Re: CB836 SOHC Special.   Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:08 am

Don't you people sleep? Sleep

Yes thats a nice little oil pressure guage and I purchased it from an ex-pat living in the US going by the name of Carpy (Steve Carpenter). He's an ex London despatch rider who has a Cafe / Custom speed shop over there, nice bloke and a hell of a spanner guy.

www.cb750cafe.com

To be honest I cauld have fitted any guage and 10mm L piece, but I like the face he's had fitted. I can re-work the clock faces but draw the line at oil guages.

I also got the exhaust from him, his own manufacture based on the old Piper / Yoshi pipes - 'remember them'.

OK, what does SFQ mean???? going mad trying to work it out.....am I going to kick myself?


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PostSubject: Re: CB836 SOHC Special.   Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:16 am

well impressed, dave.

looks like i've got to go some to catch up with you guys on your builds.
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PostSubject: Re: CB836 SOHC Special.   Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:40 am

MCR wrote:
Don't you people sleep? Sleep

Yes thats a nice little oil pressure guage and I purchased it from an ex-pat living in the US going by the name of Carpy (Steve Carpenter). He's an ex London despatch rider who has a Cafe / Custom speed shop over there, nice bloke and a hell of a spanner guy.

www.cb750cafe.com

To be honest I cauld have fitted any guage and 10mm L piece, but I like the face he's had fitted. I can re-work the clock faces but draw the line at oil guages.

I also got the exhaust from him, his own manufacture based on the old Piper / Yoshi pipes - 'remember them'.

OK, what does SFQ mean???? going mad trying to work it out.....am I going to kick myself?
I'm not sleeping because I'm nursing a very sore gouty big toe, result of way too much red wine and beer over Christmas and New Year. Self inflicted injury so no sympathy from swmbo!

Yes, I've seen Steve's site, he builds some nice bikes and does soem good aftermarket bits'n'bobs. Strange that the Americans are really embracing the cafe scene whilst the UK seem to have lost interest.

Seems only a few years ago you could walk into almost any independant bike shop and pick up all sorts of trick goodies for virtually any type of bike. I was living in Ilford in the late '70s and there was a bike breakers just down from me run by a little Asian guy, I built a Suzi 550GT cafe with bits from him, and a Triumph 650 Saint racer, an ex-police bike, I swear it was 2-3 seconds quicker off the mark when I'd stripped off all the steel leg guards, heavy fibreglass fairing, panniers and crash bars!

I can remember when Yoshimura was THE name for modding CB750s, I assumed when I saw yours that it was a Yoshi big-bore conversion.

As for SFQ? I'm assuming it stands for Stupid F***ing Question!
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PostSubject: Re: CB836 SOHC Special.   Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:12 am

Sleep's overrated!

Pressure gauge is a nice touch, though my being a bit ham footed i'd live in fear of kicking the thing in one of my frequent moments of clumsiness!

Carpy does some great stuff, not all of it to my taste but he certainly has an interesting portfolio and has some sage advice on his blog.

SFQ as above Wink

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PostSubject: Re: CB836 SOHC Special.   Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:25 am

SFQ....I knew I'd kick myself.

pauliexjr,

Sorry to hear about your gout problem, one of our guys has that and its non too pleasant. Before I knew how bad it can be I used to tell him to stop wearing 18th century clothes, eating mutton and get back to work....sorry.

Don't get me started on the UK supply issue. Its supply and demand I suppose, if there was the same culture as we had / have then kids would be fixing and modifying there own bikes. But why would they when today bikes have power to excess and biking individualism is centred around how much chrome your Harley can carry. Not to mention the lack of spannering know how these days.

Yes, back in the 70's the average bike was an XS, CB, Z or Trumpet, all would do the ton by then and 120mph was the next step.......there wasn't a track day you could do and aftermarket parts were plentiful. We all, mostly, did our own maintenance and modifications, so we were ripe for the picking for the likes of Boyer, Piper, Yoshi etc. High grade pre fitted parts and performance are the norm for today's off the shelf bikes, why would anyone modify the performance, but don't they all look and sound the same!!

I don't advocate changing today's biking culture, in fact I worry that the advent of 'Cafe Racer TV' will degrade / dilute the UK scene, don't try and change the Cafe Racer bike scene into another 'Tutle' side show.

But hey demand and therefore supply may increase as a result.

Told you not to get me started.




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PostSubject: Re: CB836 SOHC Special.   Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:08 am

Ah, the gout's treatable, a course of anti-inflammatories and cut back on the booze for a week or so.

Agree about Cafe Racer TV, definately an import we could do without, it's all workshops and buying brand-new big bore engines to slap into modded frames a la Biker Build Off etc.

Very little of it harks back to the true origins of the cafe racer, our forebearers of the '50s and '60 trying to inject some life and excitement into the vanilla transport of post-war austerity!

I can remember my dad working by torchlight on his old Triumph 500 twin just so he could go for a Saturday night thrash with his mates round Epping forest. My early childhood resonated to the sound of bikes pulling up outside our flat at all hours. I suppose that's where my interest really stems from, for sure my missus doesn't 'get' it and tells me so every time another parcel of bits arrives via DHL! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: CB836 SOHC Special.   Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:33 pm

Wooha, front end finally finished.

81 750-KZ-DOHC forks and twin callipers / 76 750-F1 hub / 77 750-A DID Rim / 74 550-F discs / 78 750-K6 stocks / Norton roadholder external springs / home brew guard and brace / re-worked clocks, bars and concealed wiring / Brit switches.

Rear sets also done, nice Italian units and home made linkages.
Oil lines, wiring and carbs next....getting close now.

Hope to get some more bits and bobs from the Malvern classic car and bike jumble this Sunday, I must stick to my budget this time Twisted Evil

http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=9&u=17212522

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PostSubject: Re: CB836 SOHC Special.   Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:42 pm

Okay Dave, glad to see I'm not the only insomniac! That's looking stonkin' and I love the Norton springs on the front forks, you've got great attention to detail there. Keep up the good work Smile

BTW, you really should try Photobucket, your piccies turn up in the post rather than as an external link.
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PostSubject: Re: CB836 SOHC Special.   Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:25 am

Wise words, I will sort the photobucket account out later today.........
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