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« Reply #45 on: October 23, 2016, 02:45:16 PM »

Here's a question for Peter P. and Andy, is this the seat that was on Pete's 750 for the fall ride?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-CB750-K0-FOUR-1969-1971-Duck-Tail-Sandcast-BRAND-NEW-High-Quality-SEAT-/172355231927?hash=item28212c20b7:g:yLIAAOSwezVWvjWd&vxp=mtr

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« Reply #46 on: October 23, 2016, 08:14:23 PM »

I got mine from this guy:

http://www.ebay.com/usr/motorcycle-good-parts

He is no longer active. Bought mine April 2013.

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« Reply #47 on: October 23, 2016, 09:10:28 PM »

 Alan, do you have a seat pan for the k3? There's a very good reupholstered in CT, Eddie Barrett, if you want to go that route?
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« Reply #48 on: October 23, 2016, 09:21:59 PM »

Thanks Andy, seems that seller closed their ebay account in feb.2016, this seller started in 2012... There are 2 hyphens in the user name but thats the only similarity I see.
I'm looking for some feedback from a previous seat buyer now, it was so easy to email previous buyers of an item when ebay still listed full user names in feedback history.

I wish I did Ben, but the two I had years ago are gone.
Have I really owned this bike for 15 years...?  Shocked

I'll probably pull the trigger on the one listed below shortly unless I find reasons not to.
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« Reply #49 on: October 25, 2016, 09:56:10 AM »

Ask Jason. I gave him at least two seats and one pan.

But, the one you found for $165 looks good to me. Reupholstering an old one would be just about the same price. Likely more.
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« Reply #50 on: October 25, 2016, 10:09:11 AM »

I picked this one up, it seemed like the best deal i'll find.
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« Reply #51 on: October 25, 2016, 04:21:32 PM »

Good!
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« Reply #52 on: October 29, 2016, 02:20:48 PM »

Andy are you still enjoying those "Highway Hawk" mirrors on your K4?

I've picked up a set at http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/agila-mirror-1pc-right-left-black-all-japanese-motorcycles/part/HH-91-301723

They're on sale today at $29.99 and with a promo code I can get the pair shipped for just under $65.

Compared to the ebay and amazon prices, that's 2 for 1!
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« Reply #53 on: October 29, 2016, 09:08:29 PM »

Best mirrors I have ever had and yes still on the K2. I have only bought from that company and both times it was $30/mirror. I think you will like them -vibration-free and very clear.

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« Reply #54 on: October 29, 2016, 09:18:59 PM »

Thanks Andy.

The K0 seat arrived yesterday, it seems nice.
I have a nice set of genuine Gran Turismo grips i'll be using, it's time to think about handlebar type though....
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« Reply #55 on: October 30, 2016, 04:51:31 PM »

Before I think about handlebar type I want to ask you all about Handlebar Switchgear.
My bike has a mfg date of 10/72 but has the K3 harness and uses the three-fuse setup.
The original left and right switchgear took a beating, got some heavy stuff dropped on them after I'd removed them from the bike and essentially aren't going to be useful if I can even find them again. SO originally I'd picked up some controls from a newer Honda and had hoped to go with those, but these days I'm thinking of keeping the original look without having to rebuild a set of original switches.
I've searched sohc/4 as best I can with the recommended "site: www.sohc4.net/forums search-term" and come up with precious little more than I already knew. There are good repros and cheap repros, headlight off-switches, single throttle cable-only repops, euro versions, usa versions, internal handlebar wiring, external handlebar wiring, chrome housings, black housings, and more.
Prices seem to hover around $75 for each side and I'll pony up if I can actually find what I'm hoping for.



What I'm looking for was I think used on K5 or K6 750s when the headlight off-switch disappeared and hi-lo beam went to the left side.
I'm looking for is:

Left side: clutch perch with clutch safety switch, hi-lo headlight and horn, external cabling
Right side: push-pull throttle cables, red kill switch, and start switch, external cabling.

(external wiring so I can eventually settle on a set of bars I like without running internal wiring every time I swap bars)

What do you advise?
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« Reply #56 on: October 31, 2016, 09:28:44 PM »

Alan I have used different model switches on my K2 - always external wiring for easy bar swap - as long as you colour-code the wiring you cant really go wrong and if I can do it any one can! I did it by trial and error. Id recommend the repro K1 bars from DSS -very good bars and great riding position - this is what I have on my K2 right now. I have a set of Euro bars if you want to test before you buy.

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« Reply #57 on: November 01, 2016, 10:37:38 AM »

I'd recommend the repro K1 bars from DSS -very good bars and great riding position - this is what I have on my K2 right now. I have a set of Euro bars if you want to test before you buy.

Are these the K1 bars you mean? https://www.davidsilverspares.com/CB750K1-FOUR-1971/pattern-parts/part_188999/

Thanks, but Euro bars are even lower right? I'm not sure that's the direction I'll be going. I've got a half dozen sets of bars right now to try first, maybe I'll catch a break.

The more I research what controls I want to use, the more I revert back to my originally planned '98 VFR800 units. I just need to splice in the correct color wires to match my K3 harness so it'll all make sense visually. I was also originally planning on adding relays for the higher current circuits, and had already purchased all of the needed parts for that too.
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« Reply #58 on: November 05, 2016, 04:49:07 PM »

Yes Alan those are the bars. Very comfortable at speed.

Andy
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« Reply #59 on: November 05, 2016, 09:42:08 PM »

Thanks to the sohc/4 forums I think i've found some specs on the K1 bars for comparison to the daytona bars i'd originally planned on.
They're in reply #18 http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=106553.0

With that info if it's correct, these K1 bars compared to the more interesting of the Bikemaster brand bars look like this:

             Daytona vs  K1           Percent Diff.                    Superbike  vs   K1           Percent Diff.
Width        29.2       29.5          -1.02%                Width        29.2          29.5           -1.02
Rise           5.36       2.29         +80.26%              Rise           3.04          2.29         +28.14
Pullback     3            3.81         -23.78%               Pullback     3.0           3.81          -23.78

         GP Touring vs  K1        Percent Diff.    
Width        28         29.5         -5.2%                    
Rise          4.2        2.29         +58.85%            
Pullback    4.2        3.81         +9.73%             At ~$21.99 in chrome undrilled, they might be worth a try.
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