Construction of the chassis is near complete. The photo above shows the bike nearing the end of the dry build phase and almost ready for strip down polish and paint. The plan is that all the alloy parts be polished and the frame painted a cobalt blue. The CR750 tank is mounted on the original front tank mounts. A steel bar was welded across the frame tubes to which a hook is welded, and this takes the rubber clip to hold the rear of the tank. The steering stem was drilled to take the tank vent. The Honda badges will be fitted later. The oil tank is mounted to four lugs welded to rear diagonal frame tube. The lugs on the bottom of the oil tank were removed as they were not any use. The tank looks much better without the extra bracket spoiling it’s lines. The 1/2″ hoses that connect to the oil cooler run in small rings welded to the top frame tube. The middle frame ring carries the bottom fairing support rods. The petrol and oil tank both came from “Mead Speed”.
I made the mudguard by cutting a section from a Royal Enfield rear alloy mudguard. Terry then made a brace from stainless steel to keep everything nice and stiff. That about covers the bodywork. The next task will be to work out where the electrics will run, so they cannot be seen.
by Colin Jones