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1969 Honda CB 750 Sandcast

Date Published:
18 Nov 2018
Elmhurst, IL, USA

Restoration took three years AND only OEM NOS replacement “sand cast” parts except for the rear rim which he had to have re-plated. All the fasteners, the spokes, the wiring harness, the four exhaust pipes, and other components came out of Honda parts boxes. The fuel tank is an exception. could not find an NOS “sand cast” tank – the one with the “wrinkled” base – and so substituted a later item still with its original paint. Externally the tanks are the same. The original tank was lost but the seller subsequently found another “wrinkle” tank, in need of paint, which will accompany the bike when sold. The engine was sent to Mark McGrew of 3M Racing (Minnesota) – another well-loved Honda guru – to be rebuilt using only Honda OEM NOS parts. Between them Andy and Mark built a “new” bike! It was obtained by the seller in 2004 and he has ridden it only for 756 miles