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Offline David McDonough

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New member from Lancashire UK
« on: August 04, 2013, 17:58:19 PM »
Hi just signed up on the forum today. Got myself an 87 cbr750 supersport last month, its in great condition for its age and is an absolute beast of a thing!! Really enjoying riding her through our fast twisty lanes whilst we have this continuing spell of great weather.
Look forward to having a chat with you all and here she is



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Re: New member from Lancashire UK
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 23:56:38 PM »
Wow, that looks amazing!
Welcome on the site, hope to hear more 'bout you :thumbs:

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Re: New member from Lancashire UK
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 12:00:54 PM »
holy cow  :new_shocked:, what a great looking ride Dave  :thumbs: that bike looks fab in those colours and condition. What an absolute gem. Must be very few in that condition left. Welcome aboard Dave, Cheers, Andrew
Laid back, cruising along listening to my wonderful 2.0L Vulcan Vee twin 'thump-thump' all day long, devouring the miles, enjoying life to the fullest, feet first.

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Re: New member from Lancashire UK
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 14:12:53 PM »
Cheers guys it is nice though the pictures dont show a bit of fairing damage where its fallen over at some point. Only minor though i can live with that.
It came into the UK in 97 has had 6 owners and has done about 1000 miles in the last 10 years. Ive done a 1000 miles in the month ive had it ha ha. 30000 miles on the clock runs sweet ticks over nice and makes all the right noises and pulls like a train. Handling is good im not an out and out racer at my age but reckon i could live with many a modern big bike when the roads get twisty. Consumable parts seem easily available ie brakes, cables, filters, clutch parts and i believe there is some commonality with early cbr1000s. Original exhaust is still good but with an eye on the future there is a UK company Sandybikespares doing a stainless steel 4:1 advertised as bolt on no mods required which is encouraging.

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Re: New member from Lancashire UK
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013, 04:56:38 AM »
Hi It is nice!

CBR750F is rare motorcucle. I guess Honda made less than 4000 units.
In Japan, there are four body color patterns. 87 black, 87 tri color, 88 black and 88 silver/blue.

So your bike is rare bike in CBR750 world. I wish you would keep original painiting.
(Why Honda made another original painting? Some one has registered trademark 'Hurricane' in UK?)

By the way, what is that, a round metal nearby right pilion step at the last photo?


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Re: New member from Lancashire UK
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2013, 09:22:04 AM »
Ive no plans to change the paintwork. The round piece of metal is a road tax disc holder.  A years road tax for a bike this size in UK is £78.

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Re: New member from Lancashire UK
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2013, 11:45:01 AM »
Wow I don't think I've seen a 750 with that scheme, at first I thought it was a CBR600.  Looks fantastic, welcome aboard from abroad smile1004up

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Re: New member from Lancashire UK
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2013, 19:52:41 PM »
Hi It is nice!

CBR750F is rare motorcucle. I guess Honda made less than 4000 units.
In Japan, there are four body color patterns. 87 black, 87 tri color, 88 black and 88 silver/blue.

In the first year alone more than 8700 were built, and they built it for four years...

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Re: New member from Lancashire UK
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2013, 21:11:52 PM »
Hi It is nice!

CBR750F is rare motorcucle. I guess Honda made less than 4000 units.
In Japan, there are four body color patterns. 87 black, 87 tri color, 88 black and 88 silver/blue.

In the first year alone more than 8700 were built, and they built it for four years...

Well thats good news there should be some spares lying about somewhere ha ha gribbin12

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Re: New member from Lancashire UK
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2013, 02:41:17 AM »
Hi It is nice!

CBR750F is rare motorcucle. I guess Honda made less than 4000 units.
In Japan, there are four body color patterns. 87 black, 87 tri color, 88 black and 88 silver/blue.

In the first year alone more than 8700 were built, and they built it for four years...

Oh really. But Japanese parts list said

           frame #
1987 (H) 1000004 - 1002291
1988 (J) 1005002 -  no description

 So 2288 units of 1987(H) were produced. The parts list does not have a description for end frame # of 1988(J)'s.
 But I guess number of 88(J) is much fewer than 87(H). That is just my feeling.

 In Japan, Honda made a decision to discontinue CBR750 in 88. Because Japanese government relaxed the
motorcycle regulation in 1988. They allowed four Japanese motorcycle makers to sell over 750cc
motorcycle in Japan. And Honda has a strong competitor,VFR750F.There will be no room for CBR750.

 If Honda produced 8700 CBR750, there should be another version of parts list.Specially English version.
 Don't you think so?

 By the way, I also found strange description at AFAM.
 They said 89 CBR750F has five holes driven sprocket. But 1988 is the last year of CBR750 in Japan.
 All CBR750 for Japan has four holes driven sprocket.

 Have you ever seen CBR750F with five holes driven sprocket?

 So maybe one of keypoint is frame # of David McDonnough's CBR750F.
 If his frame # does not match with above Japanese parts list description, there are another CBR750F which is not covered by Japanese parts list.
 And Honda did not make a parts list for CBR750F?! Or English parts list exists but all of us didn't know it?!





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Re: New member from Lancashire UK
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2013, 09:30:18 AM »
Frame number is 1002068.

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Re: New member from Lancashire UK
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2013, 13:05:08 PM »
That fits the first production year smile1004yes

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Re: New member from Lancashire UK
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2013, 09:32:06 AM »
Yah. It looks like very late production of 87 year model.
But front disc is floating pin type. Usual 87 has not floating type disc.
and it has black/silver silencer and unique body color pattern.

 According to the parts list, likelihood about 4000 or less were produced. Some were exported.
 If 8700 or more is correct number, over 4000 units were exported. Because no room for Japan at that time.

 Despite of this forum members' depererate efforts for 10 years, we never seen or heard about English version service manual, parts miccro fische
or parts list. None of it found. Just we found Japanese version service manual and parts list.
 
 I think this means # of exported CBR is very small. Therefore Honda did not make English version service manual and parts list.
 That is my assumption and theory.



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Re: New member from Lancashire UK
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2013, 22:24:05 PM »
looked up my framenumber out if curiousity, it's RC271002243

@David, welcome. your bike looks very nice, reminds me a lot of my old colorscheme :)
Gear up and start riding now, biking is fun and a horse aint no cow.

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Re: New member from Lancashire UK
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2013, 12:57:04 PM »
looked up my framenumber out if curiousity, it's RC271002243


Ex yours is extremely late production of 87(H) model.

Mine has 1005233. Therefore Honda made 232 88(J) at least.

If anyone has a CBR750 which does not match above frame # description, please tell us.