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Author Topic: Seeley 519 CB750  (Read 33545 times)


Offline surffly

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Re: Seeley 519 CB750
« Reply #201 on: Dec 13, 2015, 19:04:30 »
I was able to hit some of the rust down on the pipe with some scotchbrite pads and WD40.
In hindsight I should not have used WD40 because I do think I will paint the pipe.

Pipe really will clean up well.  I see no major dents or damage.
Does not look like it was on the bike very long at all.

I was surprised how light the pipe felt compared to the SS one I have.
Put the mild steel on the bathroom scale and it showed 11.4 pounds, but the SS one was 10.6!
So fairly light indeed.

What color should I paint it?
Or should I wrap it......lol

I am just glad to have one more thing to cross off the list.

The gentleman making me the drive post for my spare ARD magneto should be done soon.
Once I install that and the exhaust I and tune the carbs and get the bike one more step closer to the road.

Have a line on a set of Koni shocks I might use.
If not they will go on one of the Nortons.

As always I am happy to be plugging away on the bike.


Offline xb33bsa

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Re: Seeley 519 CB750
« Reply #202 on: Dec 13, 2015, 21:40:09 »
thats good news be aware that any old konis that have never been serviced will need a complete teardown and service even nos konis


Offline xb33bsa

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Re: Seeley 519 CB750
« Reply #204 on: Dec 13, 2015, 23:25:44 »
Are the steel body ones from a Z1 or BMW serviceable?
yes

Offline surffly

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Re: Seeley 519 CB750
« Reply #205 on: Feb 01, 2016, 11:44:10 »
Project isn't dead.
Just have not done much with it.
Figured I would check in anyway.

Did cross one thing off the list though.
Sure it is small and only tool a few minutes, but it is still something off the list.

A while back I scored a throttle on ebay cheap
A Superpartic B!






Has a great look and will work perfectly.
Cleaned it all up and it is ready to go. 
Hope this one shinny bit will not snowball into me trying to make the Seeley NOT ugly.
A similar "mission creep" kinda just happened on my main project.

For those that are not following me on other forums, I have recently gotten into Nortons.
Dug up a few that were too cheap not to buy.  An 850 Commando is my focus right now as that will be my daily ride come the spring.

Here she is!
Has a few period Dunstall parts (including fairing).
Cleaning up really well, and very happy with the project.
VERY different to working on a SOHC CB750.



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Re: Seeley 519 CB750
« Reply #206 on: Feb 04, 2016, 10:53:15 »
Looking good!

Now start the sucker up and tell us how it rides...
It ain't braggin' if ya done it.


Offline surffly

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Re: Seeley 519 CB750
« Reply #208 on: May 13, 2016, 23:21:38 »
Sure not much has been going on with the project as I have been focused on my 850 Commando.

Did score a new K&N filter cheap on eBay.


Also have a freshly rebuilt ARD magneto ready to install.

I am hopeful that I will get the last few pieces for the swing arm wrapped up soon too.

Plan to get back on this full time in a few weeks.

Should come together fairly quickly.