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Author Topic: CB750K4 - new updates 05/02/2015 - new seat to fit K8 tank  (Read 2611 times)
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« on: March 23, 2014, 04:24:38 PM »

Ok its been a while but today was a great day for riding (running heated gloves/jacket liner with new alternator) ...and trying out the repainted K8 tank.

Now I just need some ideas for a seat - solo seat (police bike style) or stock double seat - thoughts? Opinions? Photoshop mock ups?? All appreciated Smiley

How it was before painting with K1 seat



The repainted K8 tank













Police bike solo seat





Cheers
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 08:53:23 AM »

Love the solo seat! You might want to contact this guys - http://www.ebay.com/usr/hondaclassic31

If you can score a rack similar to the one on the silver bike, it would be great!
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 08:01:47 PM »

What a weekend for riding! Too bad I had to work this weekend  Undecided. However that didn't stop me riding the K4 all weekend - short commutes. Loving the new Euro spec K1 bars I just installed. Low sleek with a slightly forward lean. They are much better on the highway than the more sit-up right US spec K1 bars I had previously but perhaps not quite touring bars. They do however allow high speed jaunts on the highway with 85 comfortable with no wind push back - the air flows down the chest rather than against it.

Anyway yesterday I was in Medford after work visiting some ex-neighbours and I came back via I93 to Storrow to Boylston. All was going well until I felt gas running out on Storrow. No worries reserve till the Shell has station on Boylston. Filled up, went to start and it just turned over would catch  Cry. It was then that I noticed had pouring out of #1 overflow Sad. It was dark, rain seemed imminent I just wanted to get home - a mere 4 miles away. I winged it on 3-cylinders, every time I stopped at a light gas would pour out....I had visions of the bike catching on fire and sunrise orange becoming flaming orange  Cool

Needless to say I made it home, tapped the carbs with a big screwdriver and it was " fixed". Or so I thought this morning riding to work down Rt9. I looked at my speedo and happened to notice the lower right handlebar bolt was very loose. That's not good I thought and pulled over in 0.5 mile. It was then I noticed the gas pouring out #1 Sad. Before I addressed that I checked all the handlebar bolts - they were ALL loose!! Oh dear Sad. Lucky I always have my tool kit with me Smiley.

Tightened them up rode to work testing the aerodynamics at speed for good measure. After work pulled the bowl cleaned it up reinstalled didn't leak and had a great ride home on the showers Smiley

And so finished the weekend on a good note. Moral of the story - always check your work afterwards! And sometimes unrelated bike issues can enlighten you to other more serious issues - be alert Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2014, 10:03:19 PM »

Glad not to find an article about you in the Globe, flaming orange indeed!

I didn't get but 10 miles in this weekend, but got some maintenance done on a couple of bikes. Going to get a couple inspected tomorrow hopefully.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2014, 08:12:24 AM »

Nice post, Andy. Glad you caught these "small" issues on time!

This is exactly the reason why I want to get my K5 ready and ride it as much as possible before I head to St' Louis.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2014, 08:41:45 AM »

Glad not to find an article about you in the Globe, flaming orange indeed!

I didn't get but 10 miles in this weekend, but got some maintenance done on a couple of bikes. Going to get a couple inspected tomorrow hopefully.
That's 10 more than I got in Ben
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2014, 09:48:48 AM »

This is exactly the reason why I want to get my K5 ready and ride it as much as possible before I head to St' Louis.

Yes exactly! The carb issue may have been precipitated by the fact I was low on gas and going to reserve may have introduced some crap into the carbs.  However popping off the bowls and cleaning the bowls out seems to have resolved the issue but further testing required.

The bar issue is just an indication to check, re-check and check again all work!!

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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2014, 09:50:13 AM »

I posted this on the main forum but you guys are probably more knowledgeable  Wink

I am looking for info on this particular mirror shown in the link below

http://www.flickr.com/photos/iheartjulia/9607057964/#

and here

http://c2r-motorcycles.de/1984-honda-cb750-bol-dor/

I just changed my bars to Euro K1 bars and they are much lower profile. The OEM mirrors now look huge and bar end mirrors are good but I cant see a lot of info behind me like I do with the OEM. So looking for alternatives. The mirrors in the link above look like a good compromise but no idea what they are. Anyone?

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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2014, 10:33:27 AM »

I don't have any info on these mirrors, but I don't like them Tongue

Can we see pictures with the Euro K1 bars? How much do you want to spend on mirrors?

http://www.motovationusa.com/mvstore/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=526

http://www.ebay.com/itm/motorcycle-mirrors-aluminum-retro-black-for-BMW-F650-800-twins-F650GS-F800GS/390835443519?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222008%26algo%3DSIC.MOTORS%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140107083349%26meid%3D6686645040041592742%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D20140107083349%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D390809995107

http://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/p3002/buy/m-c-parts/bars-risers-amp-controls/mirrors/cycle-standard-chrome-retro-blue-glass-3-quot-round-mirror/
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2014, 10:51:29 AM »


First ones you linked to are bar end mirrors - already have those but exploring other morre visible options.

#2 looks interesting and Ill look into that for how it looks on a bike.

#3 too short - I will see my elbow and no more Wink

Ill take a shot of the K2 bars this evening. They are very comfortable but maybe not for touring? Not sure on that yet. Its much more of a lean forward position, legs hugging the tank. Shorter legs would love rear sets with these bars.

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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2014, 10:55:06 AM »

Okay Andy.

I know the first one are bar ends, but these are larger than your average bar end mirrors. I would probably end up with one of these for my CB400F

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/42-monster/206433-rizoma-class-retro-universal-mirrors.html

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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2014, 11:16:14 AM »

I think I am going to try these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/motorcycle-scooter-mirror-round-chrome-8mm-Piaggio-Vespa-SYM-KYMCO-Honda-Suzuki-/390753894180?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item5afabf3f24

or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/mirrors-aluminum-housing-stem-chrome-M8-M10-bike-scooter-Honda-Suzuki-/390650910526?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item5af49bd73e

But maybe the second one is too modern looking...really wish I could find the ones in the original post Wink
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2014, 07:48:30 PM »

I can't find those exact mirrors, but there are other Shinyo mirrors that are pretty cool…
http://www.busters-accessories.co.uk/productinfo/SK301501/Bodywork/Mirrors-Uni-Fairing-Mounted/Shinyo

http://www.louis.de/index.php?topic=brand&brand_id=353&lang=en

and at 30-60 Euros, bolt as expensive as I expected…


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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2014, 09:52:44 PM »

Hey those Shin Yo mirrors are pretty close to what I was thinking...here they are on a bike...different...not sure

Google images - SHIN YO chrome Mirror agila
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2014, 01:42:53 PM »

The mirrors in the original post are Shin Yo per some specifications listed about that build. I'll see if I can get a model name although Chris' search results look damn close.
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