Honda CB 750A

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horobags
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Re: Honda CB 750A

Post by horobags » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:35 am

bikerbaker wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:56 am
Good luck on your search.

Might be an idea to get in touch with Terry, think he had a smaller Hondamatic too. Nice chap to talk to, we had a good chat whilst he was waiting for his Norton to be recovered due to breaking the clutch cable. :D

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wasn't me! :?

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Re: Honda CB 750A

Post by kayz1 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:03 am

andyk1k wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:16 am
Hi Lyn,may l ask with such a long production run of the series why this particular one ?
Andy, because they are different and not much loved in the UK..bit like me then.. :lol:

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Re: Honda CB 750A

Post by kayz1 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:03 am

horobags wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:35 am
bikerbaker wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:56 am
Good luck on your search.

Might be an idea to get in touch with Terry, think he had a smaller Hondamatic too. Nice chap to talk to, we had a good chat whilst he was waiting for his Norton to be recovered due to breaking the clutch cable. :D

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Apologies for the person sticking their tongue out, so rude! :lol:
wasn't me! :?
I must say Mark i did have to look twice :lol: :lol:

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hairygit
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Re: Honda CB 750A

Post by hairygit » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:26 am

I had a ride on a CB750A bout 15 years ago. A very odd sensation, such a big, heavy bike with no clutch lever! And it got positively dangerous at times being used to downshifting and excellent engine braking on my own CB750F1, relying so much on the brakes was downright scary! Anyway, the main issues over here are a complete lack of spares, they were never sold here in the U.K. and they didn't sell as well as Honda hoped in the U.S. either. They share very few parts in common with the manual shift engines, they are considerably de tuned (to about 48b.h.p. as opposed to 67 for the manuals) pistons are lower compression, mild camshaft, smaller valves, different carbs, and the biggest difference, they are wet sump rather than the dry sump of all the manual versions. I would suggest joining the HONDA SOHC Forum U.K. Here http://www.sohc.co.uk/index.php There are a couple of members on there that have or have had them and can give you some idea of what they are like to live with/work on. Also, there is a link to the U.S. branch of the same forum, where there are obviously more of them about. Just bear in mind that importing spares from the U.S is expensive, shipping costs and customs duties, plus Royal Snail's piss taking charge of £13 Per parcel for collecting the duties for HMRC/Customs. I found out by buying a used brake caliper for my 750F1, bargain £25, by the time shipping, import duty plus Royal Snail's cut it cost nearly £75! :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: Honda CB 750A

Post by Geoff from Preston » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:34 pm

bikerbaker wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:07 pm
kayz1 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:00 pm
Many thanks again all..( Might be an idea to get in touch with Terry,) how does one do that then please? :D
Maybe PM Geoff from Preston (username on here) he may be able to put you in touch.
I think that I've may have already done that. But he can be contacted on https://m.facebook.com/groups/144374448 ... =bookmarks

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