It’s deeply saddening to learn of Françoise Hardy’s passing. It seems like only yesterday she was 25, effortlessly gracing the iconic CB-750K0 with her presence. While we mourn a true legend, the enduring spirit of the machine she once rode lives on, cherished by those fortunate enough to appreciate its legacy.


Replaced transmission cover gasket on this sunny Sunday afternoon.


As Covid-19 starts to come towards its end the buys are out. I got to spend a wonderful afternoon with Mark and Bev who spent almost six hours talking about and looking at, “The Black Widow.” I’ve never had so much fun meeting a buyer(s) and we finished the night at a local restaurant still talking motorcycles over cocktails. Wow-what a time!

K0 Finished

The End of the build


I need to replace a valve cover on this old 1974 CB750-K4. This shows what an engine with proper maintenance looks like after fifty years of service.

CB750-K4 Engine

While I continue writing the next instalment of the Jake Savage saga. I decided to take a little time out and rebuild the engine on my old CB750 K4 I purchased it 47 years ago today. The engine didn’t need to be rebuilt however, it was getting a little long in the tooth.


New pistons installed

K4 engine

New Cam

CB750-K4 engine installed

Cb750-K4 in process

The Black Widow CB750 K0 test ride date has arrived

This motorcycle has been rebuilt by hand no power tools were used consuming 825 man hours. The tank, side covers, fork uppers and headlight shell were painted the same color. The throttle linkage used separate cables to each carb. All carbs fully rebuilt. New wheel bearing front and rear along with seals. Also new tires Dunlop K87 rear Dunlop F11 front. Original rear axle and axle nut both re-chromed. Rechromed original K0 front fender, new speedometer cable and new front caliper / seal along with new front brake pads. The original front caliper arm was disassembled service with new o-ring seals and reattached……..


While I contemplate must next Gig in life. I continue restoring my Black Widow CB750 K0….