Honda CB750 Sandcast Forum
October 22, 2017, 03:11:42 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Signup has been disabled due to a high volume of spam activity. To sign up for an account please email sandcast750@gmail.com
 
   Home   Help SOOC Home Search Calendar Login Register Chat  

You can show your appreciation for the SOOC and support future development by donating via PayPal!

Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Strange engine number  (Read 161 times)
CB75014
Newbie
*
Posts: 9


View Profile
« on: October 05, 2017, 09:22:51 AM »

Hi,

As you can see on the attach image, the engine number is very strange : B750GE-1004288.

The numbers (1004288) could come from a sandcast built in july of 1969 but the beginning is so unusual...

What do you think about it ?

Thanks


Logged
Steve Swan
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2259



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 10:53:08 AM »

Hi,

As you can see on the attach image, the engine number is very strange : B750GE-1004288.

The numbers (1004288) could come from a sandcast built in july of 1969 but the beginning is so unusual...

What do you think about it ?

Thanks


Now that's a mighty good one !  i think this is one of the better "mysteries" we've ever seen on the forum.  Ranks right up there with the French sandcasts!  

the features of the vin pad as well as the letters and numbers are not what is normally seen on engines, much less sandcast engines.  

do you have pictures of the entire motorcycle ?  also of the clutch cover; 9 hole or 10 hole ?  

What is compelling is the stamp fonts and the vin it's self appear very clearly factory and unaltered. 

the raised periphery of that vin pad is what's seen on later diecast cases.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2017, 11:05:11 AM by Steve Swan » Logged

hondasan
Administrator
Sr. Member
*****
Posts: 293



View Profile
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 02:47:58 PM »

Quite an easy one this....
UK market (and several other European countries) CB750F2's (1977 - 1978) used different frame / engine number series to those of other countries. UK market bikes started from VIN CB750G-1000018 and engine B750GE-1000016. No idea why, as from the parts lists there appear to only be the usual differences relating to lights, switchgear, etc.

My own UK market CB750F2 has engine number B750GE-1004725 and was first registered here in September 1978, so likely built early / mid 1978.

Chris R.
Logged

Chris R.
302/338
Honda CB750 Sandcast Forum
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 02:47:58 PM »

 Logged
Steve Swan
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2259



View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 02:56:00 PM »

Quite an easy one this....
UK market (and several other European countries) CB750F2's (1977 - 1978) used different frame / engine number series to those of other countries. UK market bikes started from VIN CB750G-1000018 and engine B750GE-1000016. No idea why, as from the parts lists there appear to only be the usual differences relating to lights, switchgear, etc.

My own UK market CB750F2 has engine number B750GE-1004725 and was first registered here in September 1978, so likely built early / mid 1978.

Chris R.

Chris, i KNEW you might have the answer!  the thought flew thru my mind this might be a non-usa vin; now i know!
Logged

Sgt.Pinback
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 546



View Profile
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2017, 03:19:41 PM »

Chris was quicker ...

F2  engines B750GE 1000014-1500000 for F/G/ED/GB/AUS
Logged

Cheers, Uli (Leonberg, Germany)
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!