in the restoration of sandcast Honda CB750s
The first CB750s that came off the factory assembly line in Japan back in 1969, had engine cases that were cast in sand. Later engines were die cast which enabled efficiencies in production. One of the few problems that these excellent motorcycles experienced was throwing drive chains. This was due to their high horsepower, relative to the strength of the early chains. What often resulted from the chain breaking, was irreparable damage to the sandcast cases. Unfortunately many of these early sandcast engines have long since been destroyed. Very few remain, and those that do command high prices. BTW, we have solved this chain issue using a modern drive chain (looks exactly the same) that can withstand triple the CB750's horsepower.
World Motorcycles has spent the past 30+ years procuring a handful of these rare machines of both low and mid-range serial numbers as candidates to be restored to 100 point concours condition.
When we say restore, we mean just that. We are not talking about just painting an old CB750, and throwing on a few later superseded parts. Our standards are extremely high, and a complete restoration takes a long time with a lot of painstaking attention to detail. Our restorations are complete frame up rebuilds of every nut and bolt, using the largest assemblage of NOS (new OLD stock) Honda parts physically possible (mostly sourced in the late 1980s), that are true to the year the bike was manufactured. The engines are also completely rebuilt, once again using only the correct NOS parts. (For those of you that are sandcast CB750 devotees, you know that just obtaining those true NOS 1969 parts is a feat in and of itself.)
We take those parts and assemble a dream. The restored bike will look, run, and feel virtually identical to the legendary machines that rolled off Honda's production line back in 1969. It will come complete with period corrrect Dunlop tires, NOS gauges (showing zero miles), NOS keys, NOS Honda touch-up paint, an original shop manual, an original owner's manual, and approximately 475 other NOS parts. Now you can own a piece of motorcycle history.
Pricing is as follows, according to approximate frame (VIN) number ranges:
Vins: 4,000 + 5,000 range / $41,500.00
Vins: 1,000 to 1,700 / $45,500.00
Vins: 3 Digit or Lower: Call
If you would like to purchase one of these fine machines, please use the email address below. Or, feel free to call our offices: 650.591.3106 Please be SURE to leave your name, address and phone number. Thank you!
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