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CB750 Cutaway Engine leaves for Sammy Miller’s

I have looked after this engine for the last 8 years. It’s lived in the barn with the (now all gone) dozen or so motorcycles and miscellaneous parts that formed “Nirvana Motorcycles”.

It was built in the early 90s by Dave Jupp (of VJMC fame) from a set of F2 crankcases that had suffered from a chain “blow” and various other scrap pieces that were about. It lived in Tippetts Motors showroom in Surbiton until the inevitable glass/chrome corporate refurb consigned it to the scrapheap. No room for this sort of thing in a modern motorcycle dealer.

Honda CB750 Cutaway Engine

Dave did a fantastic job. He split the duplex primary chain and half of it descends into the box below where there lives a large electric motor with a small electronic timer. Press the button and the motor ran for about 60 seconds before resetting. A glass mirror case and internal lighting completed the show.

I decided that the engine had to find a new home (not least because the owner of the barn was retiring and wanted to sell up and move to the coast), but had to be sure that it went somewhere that would appreciate and look after it.

Sammy Miller fitted the bill and after a few calls they admitted that they had just completed a new extension to the museum and that this would make a fitting addition to the new exhibits.

Sammy Miller Extension December 2014

Today, Bill (the curator) came down and collected the engine for the beginning of the next stage of its life…

CB750 Engine in Sammy Miller Van (1024)

CB750 Engine leaves Nirvana (1024)

More soon.

Who Remembers Comerfords?

When checking the prices of bikes back in the 70’s, Comerfords ad was always the first stop.

In 1970, they had a regular “slot” on the back page of “Motor Cycle” – a weekly newspaper of the time.

Here’s one from the 18th November 1970:

£695 for a CB750! That’ll be the K0 – now worth in the region of £5k – £10k.

Hondaman “My CB750” Book

Mark Paris (Hondaman) is a stalwart of .net (www.sohc4.net) and has spent the last 4 years writing his own book on the CB750. It is a “coffee table” book and includes pictures submitted by members of .net over the years. Mark is hugely experienced (almost as much as Bryan Jones…  Wink) and has put that experience and his time into this book – urged on by the members of course!

As with any “print to order” book, it is not cheap. Less than an OEM pipe for your CB, but still not cheap.

After discussing a UK “distribution” to try and reduce shipping costs, Mark has discovered that the company will deliver a “print file” to a local outfit (after commission of course) so that it can be printed locally on local sized (A4) paper.

Please post on here if you are interested.

The cost will be at least £50 (sorry) and may be more like £60  Shocked

As he says, we are working on a DVD version – personally, I like a good old-fashioned glossy book!

Update: You can buy this book direct from the printers in A4 size and have it shipped direct. Go to lulu.com