What do you think?

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What do you think?

Postby Bigshankhank » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:18 am

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Its obviously a SOHC sandcast CB750 engine. This came out of a dump truck loaded with limestone gravel. It is unique among the odds and ends that I've found on construction sites throughout my career, most notably to date have been a knife suspected of having been used in a murder and a pair of dice.
I'm sure that for however long it was encased in limerock it is literally filled with sediment. The sick part of my brain wants to go after it with a pressure washer and see if the aluminum cases held up well enough to be salvageable, or even just to dissect it and see how full it really is. The sandcast valve cover is shattered and is missing over the #1 cylinder, the coil cover is similarly broken and partially missing so the easy to get to parts are pretty much worthless.
The dreamer in me of course wants to start a build thread and restore it. Hey @Red, do you need a spare engine for your CB? Where's @LeftLaneGuy when you need him?
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Re: What do you think?

Postby DerGolgo » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:34 pm

Bigshankhank wrote:The entirely rational and sensible part of my brain wants to go after it with a pressure washer and see...


Fixed that for ya.
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Re: What do you think?

Postby xtian » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:49 am

I'd be realistic and turn it into an expresso machine. or epoxy all the shit sticking on it, make a coffee table and sell it for big money to a barber shop.
I'm not really from around here.
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Re: What do you think?

Postby rc26 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:47 pm

What the fuck...see what you can do with it.
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Re: What do you think?

Postby Jaeger » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:01 pm

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Re: What do you think?

Postby Bigshankhank » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:38 am

I did hit this with a pressure washer last week, and the limerock it was buried in has turned to concrete. Ain't nothing coming out of this thing.
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Re: What do you think?

Postby Aggroton » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:05 pm

Or...drag it to an art gallery, and hang a $500 sign on it.
thats a sweet bike.
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Re: What do you think?

Postby DerGolgo » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:46 pm

Aggroton wrote:Or...drag it to an art gallery, and hang a $500 sign on it.


$500? For an entirely unique, fossilized heart of a motorcycle, a unique object to study permineralization with hitherto unknown precision? Put another 0 on that!
And if anyone claims that it's just concretion, that fossilization happens only to living things. Remind them that a bike is a living thing, and shame on them for denying it!
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