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Author Topic: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build  (Read 77574 times)

Offline Popeye SXM

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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #600 on: Jan 03, 2019, 21:46:19 »
It's a chilly 26' c here in the Caribbean, seriously some of us are wearing long pants for the first time in over a year  :o In the summer the humidity and mosquitoes are hell. there is no paradise.  :P

Offline cb250nproject

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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #601 on: Jan 03, 2019, 23:21:17 »
Today is definitely not weather for long pants


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FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #602 on: Jan 04, 2019, 00:20:21 »
Thatís it. Iím selling everything I own, packing the missus and moving. Mozzies, come get a taste.


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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #603 on: Jan 07, 2019, 04:52:32 »
So today I picked up the parts from Phill who did a good job.

We ended up having a chat about the damaged fins and he gave me the number of a guy who can fix them up. Only catch is this will now delay me rebuilding the motor, but better to fix it now and wait a little longer than look at it every day for the rest of my days being reminded of my dickhead moment.


The other thing I did was purchase myself a mig welder. I had a hand me down from dad but my lack of skill coupled together with its lack of quality was making for some absolutely terrible welding.

I ended I getting an entry level mig a cigweld 135. The next thing a did was make up a rather dodgy stand for the motor.

The next thing item on the agenda was to try and clean up all the rubbish that was created last week when we installed air conditioning throughout the house.

I then took the opportunity to hang up a bit of a shadow board to try and organise my bench tops and get all my nuts, bolt and other miscellaneous parts into some sort of order.


Yesterday I was at Oldman Murphyís and he showed me where he had gotten up to on the second revision as some of the previous measurement for the fork holes were out. Maybe some time this week the top triple will be finished in time for me to give it a polish and fit it to the bike.

Unfortunately the hours have run out and itís nearly time to put jnr down.

Hopefully tomorrow Iíll knock over the shed and manage to make some more progress




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Offline cb250nproject

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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #604 on: Jan 14, 2019, 17:36:18 »
Unfortunately the guy I contacted for welding the fins never got back to me.

The motor is still in its various parts, I picked up a new seal kit and some gasket sealant.

Unfortunately Iím sitting at the airport waiting to go to work so the brakes are on.

Before I left I ended up relocating the regulator rectifier to the underside of the electrical tray.

I also removed the handlebar indicators and wiring in preparation of installing the purpose built moto switches.

The installation will involve drilling a small hole in the handle bar to accomodate the 4 wires that will be coming out  then connecting it to the M button.

Iíve purchased some rubber grommets so that when I do it the edges of the holes donít cut the wiring.

Iíve removed the rear disc and sent it to an absolute legend who offered their assistance to drill it out ( you know who you are )

I also found the right sprocket JTR 284 runs a 530 chain which matches the front sprocket the original sprocket for that hub is a 630. Iíll have to wait to see if I need spacers Iíll be ordering this along with the studs, nuts and a new chain. I think having a chain and rear sprocket will be a huge improvement over the air drive Iím currently running.

I polished up the side of the motor I think I will give the other covers a good polish then respray the other components. Iíll have plenty of time to mull it over at work.

Kind of feel like Iím going backward as when I left sheís up on the stand, hopefully the man flu doesnít strike next break and I get some runs on the board.

Hopefully March will be the month Frankenhonda comes to life




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Offline pidjones

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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #605 on: Jan 14, 2019, 17:48:45 »
Looks like it's about to get real around there!
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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #606 on: Jan 14, 2019, 17:51:34 »
I think I'm looking forward to seeing this beauty all buttoned up as you are.  Remarkable patience and attention to detail, kudos my man.
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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #607 on: Jan 14, 2019, 18:12:13 »
Try Bob Martin Motorcycle Engineering down in Ferntree Gully for any welding needs.  I think he's the son of Bob Martin who welded and repaired a couple of TZ frames for me decades ago.

Offline cb250nproject

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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #608 on: Jan 15, 2019, 05:23:15 »
Try Bob Martin Motorcycle Engineering down in Ferntree Gully for any welding needs.  I think he's the son of Bob Martin who welded and repaired a couple of TZ frames for me decades ago.

Copy that I might try to contact them a week before I come home book it in so I can drop it off the day after I get back.

I really donít want to delay for too much longer getting it back together Iíll have a hard enough time remembering where everything went as it is.


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Offline LightsOut

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Re: FRANKENHONDA II the 1982 DOHC CB 750F2 Build
« Reply #609 on: Jan 15, 2019, 18:40:31 »
What Jimbonaut said, really looking forward to seeing this come together. And you have plenty of pics in this thread so should be able to get things back where theyíre supposed to go :)


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