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Re: CB750 K2-Repaint, or No?

Post #106 by wingrider » Fri May 25, 2018 11:00 pm

I would personally just paint the tank to match the side panels....
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Re: CB750 K2-Repaint, or No?

Post #107 by Lucien Harpress » Fri May 25, 2018 11:04 pm

I actually brought this up with the guy who's doing it. It wouldn't be a 100% match, and the cost of painting the panels is so small I wouldn't end up with any kind of discount anyway. So I'm basically out nothing if I do everything vs. just the tank.
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Re: CB750 K2-Repaint, or No?

Post #108 by wingrider » Sat May 26, 2018 8:34 am

Interesting that it couldn't be matched. I'd say all in then! :)
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Re: CB750 K2-Repaint, or No?

Post #109 by robin1731 » Sat May 26, 2018 8:55 am

A lot of metal flake in those paint jobs. And the side panels would be faded some too. I'd paint everything.

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Re: CB750 K2-Repaint, or No?

Post #110 by wingrider » Sat May 26, 2018 11:23 am

I must confess that I forgot that they had metal flake in them...

If you can get everything painted for little money compared to just the tank, it does make it an easy decision.
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Re: CB750 K2-Repaint, or No?

Post #111 by Lucien Harpress » Sat May 26, 2018 11:53 am

There's a stupidly-deep metal flake on the tank as well. It's actually a very pretty color in an "obnoxious 70's ostentatious" kind of way. I almost feel bad for covering it up, but in the end it's not what this bike needs. It's been abused enough. lolol
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Re: CB750 K2-Repaint, or No?

Post #112 by Lucien Harpress » Thu May 09, 2019 5:10 pm

It's been a while, but I managed to do some work on this bike, some good, some.... less so.

First off, the good. I took some time this winter to get a new seat cover to replace the old tattered one. This is when I found out that, in their infinite wisdom, Honda decided the best way to secure the old cover was to glue the chrome strip on to the bottom of the vinyl, then secure that to the seat pan via 8 or so large tabs. It works great when it was new. Less so when NO replacement seat cover now can include this strip.

Thankfully I was able to rivet some tack strips to the pan and finished the edge off with some chrome from from an auto parts store. It looks rather good.

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Now the bad news. Of the original parts still on this bike, the sidecovers were included in that group. Mostly because unlike nearly everything else, they still looked really good. Dang near mint. Well, emphasis on "looked".

This is what happens when your mounting grommets are a bit too tight and you pop them off in the wrong order.

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Hey, only an $85 fix!

But this also got me thinking. By the time I'm done, the only original part left on the bike will be the engine. There is a thought experiment called the Theseus Ship paradox. Basically, this guy Theseus had a ship, and would replace parts as they wore out. Eventually, after decades of ownership, he had replaced at least every bit of the ship at least once. The question is, was it still the same ship?

Now, I don't normally name my bikes, but "Theseus" does have a certain ring to it...
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Re: CB750 K2-Repaint, or No?

Post #113 by RAT » Thu May 09, 2019 5:58 pm

'All patches makes a good quilt' my old Grandma used to say ....

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Re: CB750 K2-Repaint, or No?

Post #114 by Sugs » Thu May 09, 2019 7:56 pm

Ouch...that right there would've produced a few choice words from my mouth.
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Re: CB750 K2-Repaint, or No?

Post #115 by Lucien Harpress » Thu May 09, 2019 9:04 pm

I think I said something once, then I just set the pieces aside, walked away, and didn't think about anything with two wheels for the rest of the day.
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Re: CB750 K2- a D*mn Shame and a Possible Name

Post #116 by Don R » Fri May 10, 2019 12:18 am

FB-stuff.com for the sidecovers
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Re: CB750 K2-Repaint....Has Been Decided

Post #117 by Lucien Harpress » Fri May 10, 2019 8:48 pm

Well, new sidecovers have been ordered (Thanks for the link, Don!). Hopefully when they show up I can get a quote for a paint job and have one less thing to worry about.
1969 CT90- Needs rear tube and possibly rings
1976 GL1000 (Yellow)- Carb Shenanigans.
1984 GL1200 Standard- For Sale!
1980 KZ1300- Carb balancing when the weather warms up
1972 CB750 Barn Find- Tires and Head Bearings

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Re: CB750 K2-Repaint....Has Been Decided

Post #118 by dontwantapickle » Fri May 10, 2019 10:07 pm

If you don't do anything to it..... 30 years from now,
some "Pickers" will pay a premium for it because it has original paint.

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Re: CB750 K2-Repaint....Has Been Decided

Post #119 by Lucien Harpress » Sat May 11, 2019 5:25 pm

In all honesty, after I pull the emblems I'll probably try my best to repair it and sell both as a set. The paint really is that good.

(Unfortunately, it seems the panel I broke is the same side EVERYONE breaks. Probably because you need to remove the left side to get at the fuse, while the right doesn't cover anything but an oil tank.)
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1976 GL1000 (Yellow)- Carb Shenanigans.
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Re: CB750 K2-Repaint....Has Been Decided

Post #120 by Track T 2411 » Sat May 11, 2019 6:43 pm

I really love that color. Sucks that it broke.
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