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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:16 am 
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Hi,

A feature on my Seeley Honda 750 was published in the October Classic Bike magazine. A good write up from Gez Kane. Colin Seeley confirms that only 6 bikes were "factory" built by CSRD so it makes my bike a pretty rare example.

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Here is a link to my flickr album page. Select a photo then If you go to the bottom right of the page you will see an arrow pointing down. Click on this and then "view all sizes", you then have a choice of photo sizes, Large is OK to read (you don't actually have to download the photo) https://www.flickr.com/photos/zunspec/a ... 1221523016" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:06 am 
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Good article. I rode one of those beasts at Phillip Island many years ago as a "travelling marshall". It was amazingly fast down that long main straight. I didn't realize they had sold so few of them though.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:55 am 
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Hello tz375,

I total of 302 frame kits were produced but only six of them were actually built at the Seeley factory using a new CB750 as a doner bike. My machine was the bike that Seeley featured on the Avon stand at the 1977 bike show. Colin Seeley has also provided me with a letter of authentication from his records.

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A great piece of provenance to add to the bikes history file, and admired by Mike Hailwood, how cool is that 8)

Cheers Geoff


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:00 pm 
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I have that magazine...!!!
Beautiful piece of history

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:28 am 
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Hi Busa,

A fabulous find (even if it is a Honda engine :lol: ) and a good magazine write up by Gez Kane & Classic Bike. If only Colin had developed road biased frame kits for the GT750 and T/GT500, now that would have been fantastic 8)

Cheers Geoff


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:17 am 
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I suppose you could throw away that big heavy motor and fit a GT750 in there... :wink:

C.S. Did made a few frames for the GT/TR motor as ridden by a certain young Mr. Sheene back in the day. Did anyone turn one in to a street bike by any chance? There were pictures of a red one with Barton parts on it floating around a few years ago.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:04 pm 
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Hi tz,

As you probably have noticed I have a Seeley T500 replica :D I will have to enquire with Mr Seeley how many frames he made for the T500 and GT750. When I first bought my replica frame it was with the intention of putting together a really unique road going 500, and then I thought I could relive my sporting youth by going racing instead. I found I wasn't up for racing any more, I did not have that "desire" to push it. It may well end up as a road bike when I have finished (i.e. run out of funds :lol: ) playing racers with my rider (Gary May).

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