Is the sandcast bike better to ride? Search: Search took 0.00 seconds. However, certain vehicles defy this logic, emerging as particularly valuable based on a superfluous or even an impractical feature. In the case of the CB750, the sandcast bikes constitute another subset of desirable bikes beyond, say, the first 50 VINs, thus increasing the number of historically significant VINs within the model range. Why do buyers pay more for seemingly undesirable features? Still, buyers pay vastly more for them so they can be a part of a special club, owning a part of the history of Honda that only they can tell as an owner. As of today 3/13/2012 my original owner 75 CB750F has made it through 3 wives, er EX-wives. Just wondering before I buy! First, we need to situate ourselves in this bike’s history, which means we must go back to a different Honda than the one we know today. I'm hoping the carbs fit. We’ll use the sandcast CB750 to explore this strange habit. In the ’50s and ’60s, the British were the breadwinners and the Japanese were trying to vacuum up the crumbs. Testing and tuning on the '71 CB500 with an '82 CB650 engine swap. In late 1968, Honda unveiled one of its riskiest models, and in the spring of 1969 the CB750 went on sale. Login with username, password and session length, I've got a sohc 1978 cb 750 k with engine problems that are beyond my mechanical abilities. Is this a European model? When a vehicle becomes collectible, enthusiasts and sometimes speculators will always pay more to have an example that is different or better. Electrify your classic Mini with this $10K EV swap kit, VW wants to turn a Greek island into an EV paradise, World Premiere of Caffeine & Octane S5 Ep. ;-). I'm asking because when I took it apart today to clean, the condensation element was totally desintegrated and the big o-ring was broken. Your contributions keep this site running. CB750E-1007414 was the last to leave the factory with a set of sandcast engine cases. Say if the canister itself wasn't there and the hoses just drained to the ground, would the engine run any differently? The o-ring I can get, but honda doesn't make the filter anymore. Can I fit any cb750 engine into my cb750f 1980? Thanks in advance. Not really. After 7414 motorcycles, engine no. When a buyer craves a significant CB750 but can’t find a single-digit VIN for sale, maybe it does. Honda did have an issue with chains breaking under power and cracking the cases, requiring that the some sandcast cases be replaced with die-cast ones, so let’s estimate that roughly 45 percent of sandcasts remain. 77-78 k and f engines are totally bolt in swap...any other cb750 engine you will need to use the sprocket carrier from a '76 or earlier bike, then make up the extra space on the axle with a spacer(or swap the whole earlier swingarm in). Kind of. The latter is more comfortable to drive, but the improved ergonomics don’t sway collectors. After 7414 motorcycles, engine no. If you know what I mean!? A discerning collector doesn’t simply want an E-Type or a CB750; they want a flat-floor E-Type or a sandcast CB750. Support the site. A pristine 1962 Jaguar E-Type flat-floor roadster, for example, is worth $100K more than a pristine 1962 E-Type roadster without flat floors. It decided to invest in die-cast molds. 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Haha. Check out Hagerty Insider, our e-magazine devoted to tracking trends in the collector vehicle market. So, I'll post pictures of what I've done and you can see or even give me some tips of what I need to do! We've created a group for CB750.com members to connect. I have found a cb750f2n engine. Cut a piece of foam from some packing, etc. Also there is a hose size mis-match with the hose from the back of the case to the oil tank breather. Cb750 engine swap. After all, the CB750 is one of the most admired motorcycles ever made, one that started an era of affordable speed. Re: A straight-forward CB550 to a CB650 engine swap « Reply #8 on: May 17, 2010, 07:35:03 am » Upsides to the 650 engine, adjusting valves is TONS easier than on the 550's. It’s the bike that started the superbike revolution and sold hundreds of thousands. These historically significant quirks also spread exclusivity among a vehicle range, distinguishing a larger-than-usual number of individual VINs as collector-grade (condition aside). Simply because it has one advantage: it’s a “first.” This uncommon production method doesn’t distinguish the first 7414 VINs of just any bike, either, but one of the most historically significant motorcycles ever produced. However, demand for the CB750 skyrocketed, and Honda moved from producing 1500 bikes a year to 1500 a month. Is it rare? Is there something else that can be put in there to replace it? They are similar engines, the difference I've seen is that the newer engine has can rockers and not followers. Free at last. ? Also there is a hose size mis-match with the hose from the back of the case to the oil tank breather. I'll have my frame built up and ready for the engine soon! No. Can I fit any cb750 engine into my cb750f 1980? Buyers will always be looking for the vehicles with best stories, and the best tales are often told, in the collector vehicle world, by idiosyncratic details. Please keep up informed if you do the swap. CB750E-1007414 was the last to leave the factory with a set of sandcast engine cases. I can usually get more than one from a single filter. Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away. The little canister- I think its called a condensation chamber- where the breather hoses converge, how important is that canister? I am not familiar with what a "750f2n" is. My bike is 1980 and the engine is off of a 1990 bike. However, demand for the CB750 skyrocketed, and Honda moved from producing 1500 bikes a year to 1500 a month. Search: Tag: 1978; engine swap. So, I'm wondering if other k sohc engines from other years are compatible as a swap without modification? Often, this means any configuration that’s first, last, or most historically significant, but the specifics can vary wildly, especially when discussing variations on already desirable models. Just wondering before I buy!? At this point, Honda knew it had a winner. Honda thought it was a good idea, The freedom of motocamping, especially now, is a sweet release, 5 limited-edition JDM minibikes up for grabs now. 1, Chip Foose reimagines the iconic Jaguar E-type, Chip Foose reinvents the 1966 Ford Bronco with street-savvy style, This Triumph Trackmaster is ripped straight from my daydreams, Cam Petersen overcomes adversity to win the 2020 MotoAmerica Stock 1000, A test track for your garage? However, when that 1078th CB750 is one of only 7414 bikes to have a sandcast engine, it suddenly belongs to an exclusive group, one with a compelling story. I have found a cb750f2n engine. Well, I'm going collect it tomorrow. At this point, Honda knew it had a winner. Very minor features, often dating from early production and producing no actual improvement in the driving experience, can trigger a large increase in value. Like this article? Honda was a Japanese brand used to selling small-engined motorcycles, and it desperately needed to try something new to break the grasp of the British motorcycle industry. You are going into new territory for me on this one, but I am really curious how it works out. It decided to invest in die-cast molds. Bad Behavior has blocked 2229 access attempts in the last 7 days. However all the SOHC, and DOHC engines used the same mounting points at least until 1983 that I personally know of. Honda planned on selling only 1500 CB750s a year; to keep development costs low, Honda used a sandcast molding technique—the preferred method for keeping down costs in low-production runs—for the engine cases. The same phenomenon holds true in the motorcycle world: A pristine 1969 Honda CB750 with a sandcast engine—such as this example for sale on eBay—is worth $25K more than a 1969 Honda CB750 with a die-cast engine. Honda’s biggest gamble was the CB750, the biggest motorcycle the company had ever made up to that point. Sign up for the latest automotive news and videos—in short, everything for people who love cars. 77-78 k and f engines are totally bolt in swap...any other cb750 engine you will need to use the sprocket carrier from a '76 or earlier bike, then make up the extra space on the axle with a spacer(or swap the whole earlier swingarm in). Yes it's European, English. 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