Honda CBR 750 Hurricane

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Post by: Richard on July 31, 2013, 05:46:29 AM
110,000km and hopefully will go for a couple more, little noisy in the top but i'm confident the rattle can be fixed with a bit of care gasdrop
Title: Re: New Member New Zealand
Post by: RuaphuNZ on August 05, 2013, 11:49:32 AM
Hey Richard, Welcome aboard. Good to hear another Kiwi here. Be good to see some pic's of the bike too. What part of NZ Richard?
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Post by: Connor on August 06, 2013, 11:42:56 AM
Oh, and no mention of the Chiefs/Brumbies match either thank you smile1004lol

Welcome!
Title: Re: New Member New Zealand
Post by: Richard on August 07, 2013, 08:24:06 AM
I guess you could say its semi tidy for age but has had a hard life, looks to have been dropped more then once lol and is missing the seat bracket...ect and i assume its going to be hard to locate one??.
I'm from Palmerston North. Should we have a run down of the game Connor? hahahaha smile1004lol
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Post by: Connor on August 07, 2013, 09:35:27 AM
smile1004lol Nah I think we can all pretend like it never happened and look forward to next year!
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Post by: robvangulik on August 07, 2013, 12:07:51 PM
Welcome here Richard, there seem to be a lot of Hurricanes to be had down under at the moment!
With seat bracket do you mean the passenger grabhandle?
That is one of the parts you could use from the 1000....
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Post by: Richard on August 08, 2013, 05:45:48 AM
Connor ill hold you to that in 2014  smile1004lol

Rob yes thats the one, i also need the clip part to hold the seat in place. I'll ring around a few more motorcycle wreckers tomorrow but so far no such luck with anyone having anything, most of them say " are you sure you don't mean a CB750" lol makes me wonder... smile1004hmmsz
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Post by: robvangulik on August 08, 2013, 16:00:59 PM
Don't despair, just ask for the CBR1000F stuff, and try it on the bike before buying. Or at least make an agreement you can return it if it doesn't fit!
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Post by: CRuSHeR on August 09, 2013, 22:26:34 PM
welcome richard. bike my on appearance not be flawless, as long as is trustworthy right?  smile1004great
Title: Re: New Member New Zealand
Post by: Richard on August 10, 2013, 00:52:42 AM
Rob thank you, found a bit of 1000 stuff locally but so far nothing that i need but thats not to say i'm not going to find it :technik010:

Hey Crusher you're correct, the bike has a tick up top but thats about it runs like a dream. I couldn't care less about appearance in all honesty i just want to seat to sit flush so if im getting followed by one of these guys ---> :police: he doesn't pull me over and say smile1004nono hahaha
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Post by: RuaphuNZ on August 11, 2013, 00:38:39 AM
Hey Richard, your just down the road from me in new plymouth (well 300 odd K's, lol)

Re parts, I have a lead on a dead CBR 750 up here, straight bike but had a buggered crank. Been trying for a few weeks to locate a number, address of the guy. Currently sitting in a farm shed under a blue cover from what I'm told. Apparently he tried to sell it locally but i must have missed this some how. Waiting on info from a mate who is currently in England. I was keen to get my hands on it as a project at the time.
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Post by: Richard on August 13, 2013, 22:08:47 PM
Yip you're not far away at all, just a quick ride lol

Sounds like it could be a good score, is it true that the CBR900 was just a stroked version of the 750? cause if so maybe a 900 crank and rods would be just what that bike needs to rev back into life. If you do locate that bike and you've lost interest or it isn't what you would wish to restore i could well be keen on it. Can never have to many bikes, right? hahaha
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Post by: Connor on August 13, 2013, 23:07:55 PM
Can never have to many bikes, right? hahaha

As a kid my dad had two sheds full of motorbikes, I think about 10 in each.  Only 2 ever went, the others just collected dust.

After many years of having no space (and no bikes) he now has three.  2 don't run and need serious work (and $) to get them back into shape, the other one sits unregistered 9 months of the year as he can't ride it due to a shoulder injury.  Yet he still feels the need to keep all three even though he's in an apartment and also owns 3 cars!
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Post by: robvangulik on August 14, 2013, 01:20:36 AM
I've got 4, and got my hands full keeping them all on the road (also due to the average age of course winkywinky )
And sorry Richard, I've read that too, about the CBR750 being the run up to the 900, but they never went along with that. The blade guys would have loved that, they had to make do with a camchain configuration. And to be honest, I never understood why the 750 has gears driving the cams, and the 1000's had a chain again....
Title: Re: New Member New Zealand
Post by: Richard on August 14, 2013, 01:42:21 AM
Your dad sounds like a great guy you're lucky smile1004yes he's how i wish to be to when i get older!! (just minus the shoulder injury) I bet he would've had some cool things in those two sheds over the years.
Growing up my father was only into farming, fishing and moaning about things i had broken  smile1004lol
I think it's best to grow old with something then to grow old without lol i bet he treasures what he has left!

Rob 4 is a good number, sadly for me i just have the one but did used to have a few dirt bikes. Well there goes that plan of stroking a 750 to a 900, putting a small turbo on it and surprising some 1000's 
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Post by: RuaphuNZ on August 25, 2013, 11:36:27 AM
Hey Richard, your just down the road from me in new plymouth (well 300 odd K's, lol)

Re parts, I have a lead on a dead CBR 750 up here, straight bike but had a buggered crank. Been trying for a few weeks to locate a number, address of the guy. Currently sitting in a farm shed under a blue cover from what I'm told. Apparently he tried to sell it locally but i must have missed this some how. Waiting on info from a mate who is currently in England. I was keen to get my hands on it as a project at the time.
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I'm not having any luck tracking this bike down, Ph number I've managed to get goes no where! smile1004dow
Title: Re: New Member New Zealand
Post by: Richard on August 27, 2013, 12:39:13 PM
Patience is the key hahahaha i hate it when that happens something is so close yet so far away smile1004mad
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Post by: xpd153 on August 28, 2013, 16:12:29 PM
And to be honest, I never understood why the 750 has gears driving the cams, and the 1000's had a chain again....

As I understand, it is for catalog. At 1987, Honda unveiled five Hurricane bikes. CBR250R,CBR400R,CBR600F,CBR750,CBR1000F.
250,400 and 700 are for primary Japan. 600 and 1000 are for export.
250,400 and 750 have cam gear train. 600 and 1000 have chain drive.
At that time, Japanese motorcycle market was so fierce. Honda needed something different, something more sexy or something more technological advantage.
  However,there was no such reason for export model. And ordinary mechanism, chain drive is easy for maintenance. But if cam gear train needs some maintenance work, it may be more difficult for ordinary mechanic. Another reason for chain drive is cost. Obviously chain drive is cheaper than gear drive.

 For us, cam gear train has two pro.
1) we don't need to worry about cam chain tensioner, or chain problem. Some Japanese guy's CBR has 700000km mileage with original cam gear drive.
2)  The prestige. Most of modern motorcycles made a compromise with cam chain drive. Because of cost. But your 25 or 26 years old motorcycle has more advanced meachanism for cam drive.




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Post by: robvangulik on August 28, 2013, 18:55:57 PM
Honda had a similar set of camgear driven bikes in the VFR range, a 400 (NC30) and a 750 (what I know of, there can be more, but again mostly for the home japanese market) the exceptions are the RC 30 and rc45, which were exported to several countries, but were also very rare, mainly because they were very expensive, to build and to buy....