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Author Topic: CB750 K6 Dutch Barnfind ( New pictures )  (Read 26408 times)

Offline Tetter

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CB750 K6 Dutch Barnfind ( New pictures )
« on: Apr 07, 2012, 15:34:31 »
This Friday I visited a guy in my birthvillage whom was supposed to have a '76 CB750 in his barn which has been there fo about 7 years,. I did'nt know what to expect, a bunch of rust, ar a well preserved dusty bike.
It turned out to be a CB750 K6, which was "in the middle"
The "barn" was the back of the house, and it has been dry al those years.

The chrome parts are all rusty though.... the mufflers have holes,and the brake caliper is stuck, as is the clutch.
But, the bike has potential, the engine is not stuck and feels to have good compression.
It is complete, only the LH side cover is missing, and the tank is dented.

But I could get her for a very small price, and thus decided to go for it.

Some sneek previews, I will post more when I get her home and washed her.





This is about the idea I have for her....original with a Café twist.  (we all know that can change a thousand times this year  ::) )


« Last Edit: Jun 09, 2014, 12:57:55 by Tetter »

Offline Tetter

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Re: CB750 K6 Dutch Barnfind
« Reply #1 on: Apr 11, 2012, 15:22:07 »
Yesterday evening I brought the bike home.
In the pouring rain, which was the first rain the bike has had in 7 years !  It did wash of most of the spider webs and dust though  ;)


small dent in the gastank .... :o

Today I spent an hour with a Brillo pad ( steelwire with some soap added ) to see what was under the layer of dust and other strange sticky stuff  :o
Front fender.


Part off the front rim


Exhaust


Removed the rack, looks better now, i;m happy with the bike, there is less rust than I suspected.



Offline Rattlecan

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Re: CB750 K6 Dutch Barnfind ( new pictures )
« Reply #2 on: Apr 11, 2012, 15:48:05 »
Get yourself a tube of the FLITZ polish it will be your best friend polishing the Aluminum and chrome.
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Re: CB750 K6 Dutch Barnfind ( new pictures )
« Reply #3 on: Apr 11, 2012, 19:49:48 »
Nice find ;)

+1 on the Flitz. Simple Green and an old toothbrush will help get the grim off too.
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Re: CB750 K6 Dutch Barnfind ( new pictures )
« Reply #4 on: Apr 11, 2012, 20:06:12 »
Looks like it's got some promise!  I especially love four into four pipes.
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Offline Tetter

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Re: CB750 K6 Dutch Barnfind ( new pictures )
« Reply #5 on: Apr 13, 2012, 11:14:12 »
Checked the web for parts, MAN are those expensive !?

Isn't there anybody who build a cafe out of a K6 and has some Fender, Cover and Tank leftovers ?

Offline Tetter

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Re: CB750 K6 Dutch Barnfind ( new pictures )
« Reply #6 on: Apr 14, 2012, 17:35:06 »
Today I removed the carb's.
Tomorrow I'm helping out my nephew buiding his engine in his CB750 K7 ehich is almost ready.
While working on the engine, the carbs get cleaned in an Ultrasonic cleaner.  ;D

Also removed the brake caliper.
The piston was stuck, but after pushing it back it popped out with some airpressure.
The piston seems to be ok, just need to clean the holder, some minor oxidation, and mount a new seal.



Offline Bert Jan

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Re: CB750 K6 Dutch Barnfind ( new pictures )
« Reply #7 on: Apr 14, 2012, 17:43:14 »
Hey Tetter, i have a 750 tank you can have for free. inside if corroded but it might be salvagable.
Looks bigger that yours btw but who knows it might fit..

Kom em maar halen ;)

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Re: CB750 K6 Dutch Barnfind ( new pictures )
« Reply #8 on: Apr 14, 2012, 18:55:55 »
To clean the chrome, along with the polish mentioned, get some #0000 steel wool - the finest grade available.  Great with some WD40 to clean chrome and won't leave any real scratches.  Wouldn't use it on new show-chrome but I've cleaned many CB500/550/750 chrome parts with it.
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Offline Tetter

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Re: CB750 K6 Dutch Barnfind ( new pictures )
« Reply #9 on: Apr 15, 2012, 11:30:08 »
Hey Tetter, i have a 750 tank you can have for free. inside if corroded but it might be salvagable.
Looks bigger that yours btw but who knows it might fit..

Kom em maar halen ;)

I will !

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