Thursday, 5 August 2010
The Seeley Racing CB750
Colin Seeley built a series of frames for the Honda CB 750 SOHC / 4. Unlike its British competitors (Dresda, Spondon, Rickman and Harris), the Seeley-frame was designed so that not only the Honda 750 engine, but also the most parts can be used to simplify the conversion. There were re-use from the standard Honda CB 750 engine, carburettors, air filter, front fork, wheels, brakes, oil tank, battery, fenders, headlights, tail lights, turn signals, foot pegs and side cover.
There were four different versions of the framework for the K-F and subsequent models. There were two different versions of the F-frame for the F1 and subsequent F2/F3-Modelle. In addition, Colin also built a few sports suspension with special oil and other weight-saving changes.
The double cradle frame is made from Reynolds 531 chrome-moly tubing and brazed. The frames are polished and usually plated, but there were also a few painted frames.