Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Memories relived and revived.

17 (ish) years ago I bought a CB750 chop... 15 years ago the cam sprocket came loose, damaging 8 of the 16 valves and seizing the engine.

Recently I bought a working cylinder head off  a well known auction site for £110, which, is amazingly cheap as it comes with everything I need to get the old thing going again (hopefully!)

I've removed the head and block and discovered the cam chain had pinched itself down by the main drive. This I rectified and now it's just(!) a case of cleaning, smoothing, polishing and then putting everything back!

Here's a photo of it in action...




...and here's a pic of it with seat, carbs most wiring and head off...



More pics and news on the revival of this old monster to come!

3 comments:

Lottie said...

Is the old monster you? your blog? or the bike? LOL

Nice to see your and your blog and your bike ressurected!

My eldest is motorbike mad - he has three - one of which is totally a one off hand made bike - can't remember the others - but they make me drool just looking at them

Stiggy said...

Thanks Lottie!

The monster is my old bike - I have a new post to do actually about it.

Thanks for popping by - you're my top commenter you know!

:D

x x

Dave said...

You need ot post more Davey-boy! Give us all something to comment about... ;)