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It has arrived: Honda CB750 #742

At long last it has arrived! The CB750 that Vic has restored for us, #742 of the Sandcasts, the bike looks stunning.

It was delivered by sea freight and after quite a lengthy customs process it has finally arrived. We’ve included the video of the start-up by Vic, the rest is our take on unboxing videos for something a bit more interesting than electronics. We should have a picture gallery of it up on our website before long.

The very earliest CB750’s that were produced were this sandcast version: the crankcase was created using a sand mold. After engine number E1007415 the engines were die cast instead. Couple this with the fact that the early chains were to weak for the engine which caused them to shatter the crankcase and you have very few of these about 7000 bikes produced left in existence with their original sandcast crankcase. This is number 742.

As you may have noted we’ve had quite the gap between updates, sadly both Ole and myself have been quite busy with our regular businesses so we’ve had difficulties finding the time to work on our restorations. Regardless of the update frequency we’re still doing our best to answer all the questions that arrive through the contact section so don’t fret, we’re still here and will try to keep the updates running as fast as we can :)

Next up we’re planning galleries of a couple of newly arrived bikes, keep your eyes peeled!
Cheers!
Joacim

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Sandcast CB750

A year ago we contacted Vic at worldmotorcycles.com about restoring a sandcast 1969 Honda CB750 for us. You can see our original post about it here. It arrived in it’s shipping crate a few weeks back and had to clear customs. This is our first “unboxing”. Vic’s done a great job with it!

The very earliest CB750’s that were produced were this sandcast version: the crankcase was created using a sand mold. After engine number E1007415 the engines were die cast instead. Couple this with the fact that the early chains were to weak for the engine which caused them to shatter the crankcase and you have very few of these about 7000 bikes produced left in existence with their original sandcast crankcase. This is one of them.

Mark Haycock wrote in his book about the CB750: “This is properly identified as the CB750. Not K0 or K1, just CB750. This fact seems to cause a lot of confusion throughout the world. Perhaps it would be wise to use the title ‘pre-K1 CB750′”, so we’ve chosen to do just that. K0 was coined in retrospect and not an official designation.

We’ve taken the bike to its home in the museum but haven’t snapped a full gallery of it yet, until then: you can enjoy these snapshots and our unboxing video :)

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