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K722 PLY is a 1992 built (1993 spec) original UK FireBlade registered on 5th January 1993. The frame number is SC28-2100019 (93 model year frame numbers started at 2100006) making this the 13th 1993 model FireBlade built and likely to be the oldest surviving RRP.

I have owned this FireBlade since 2016, the mileage is 42,215 miles, it’s currently on SORN and a new MOT will be carried out prior to sale. I have all the previous MOTs, the original Owner’s Manual, Service Book and service history. A major service was carried out at 35,662 miles by an independent dealer and a Honda main dealer service at 42,123 on 21 July 2018 and the Service Book is stamped up to this date.

The bike comes with the two original keys, the tool kit, an original UK 1993 RRP sales brochure and several period magazine road test reports from 1992/3.

Of typical Honda quality, it rides very well and the engine runs nicely. Metzeler Sportec M3 tyres with 4mm of tread are fitted. Goodridge brake hoses are fitted and the original brake hoses come with the bike. All the brake pads were replaced with EBC HH at 41,876 miles.

Two correctly stamped OE 92/93 spare exhaust cans come with the bike which have been resprayed in gloss black (correct finish). Front and rear paddock stands are also included in the sale.

This is an excellent example of a very early and well maintained FireBlade in original condition/bodywork and very good supporting history. I will be disappointed to sell it, but I am unable to ride it as often as I would like due to an old motocross injury to my right wrist which flares up every time I do, in fact I’ve only ridden it for 247 miles since 2016.

I've since bought a 76 Kawasaki Z900 and a 71 CB750 K1 for a more upright riding position - plus, with two cars in my garage there is a distinct lack of garage space.

Hi-res photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157683771843155






Asking price: £SOLD



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Andrew
 

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Sorry your letting it go matey:crying Bill
It's been a tough decision Bill and one I've put off making for a while now. But 247 miles in almost 3 years is not fair on the Blade and someone else should be riding and enjoying it without the fear of a swollen wrist for three days afterwards.

I've bought myself another 'upright' in the form of a 1971 CB750 K1 'survivor' with 20k from new which is need of a little TLC, so the garage is pretty tight for space right now......



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Funny enough I'm spying on a Honda cb750 !980 up here near Barrow,like the way they look and the Nighthawks , I'm going to bump you add so it takes over again:wink
 

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K722 PLY is a 1992 built (1993 spec) original UK FireBlade registered on 5th January 1993. The frame number is SC28-2100019 (93 model year frame numbers started at 2100006) making this the 13th 1993 model FireBlade built and likely to be the oldest surviving RRP.

I have owned this FireBlade since 2016, the mileage is 42,215 miles, it’s currently on SORN and a new MOT will be carried out prior to sale. I have all the previous MOTs, the original Owner’s Manual, Service Book and service history. A major service was carried out at 35,662 miles by an independent dealer and a Honda main dealer service at 42,123 on 21 July 2018 and the Service Book is stamped up to this date.

The bike comes with the two original keys, the tool kit, an original UK 1993 RRP sales brochure and several period magazine road test reports from 1992/3.

Of typical Honda quality, it rides very well and the engine runs nicely. Metzeler Sportec M3 tyres with 4mm of tread are fitted. Goodridge brake hoses are fitted and the original brake hoses come with the bike. All the brake pads were replaced with EBC HH at 41,876 miles.

Two correctly stamped OE 92/93 spare exhaust cans come with the bike which have been resprayed in gloss black (correct finish). Front and rear paddock stands are also included in the sale.

This is an excellent example of a very early and well maintained FireBlade in original condition/bodywork and very good supporting history. I will be disappointed to sell it, but I am unable to ride it as often as I would like due to an old motocross injury to my right wrist which flares up every time I do, in fact I’ve only ridden it for 247 miles since 2016.

I've since bought a 76 Kawasaki Z900 and a 71 CB750 K1 for a more upright riding position - plus, with two cars in my garage there is a distinct lack of garage space.

Hi-res photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157683771843155






Asking price: £5,500

Please PM or email me if you are interested — bike located in Farnham, Surrey GU9

Cheers
Andrew
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This is just weird, Gunk had a blade, and sold it. Andrew had an amazing rebuild as well, and buys an old Kawi. Sells it to a mate but ends up not finishing the deal or something like that. Now Gunk wants back into the group and buys Andrew's blade and now its just back to the way it was?:idunno: What a conspiracy!


Just teasing guys, glad it worked out for each of you :thumb:
 

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The weirdest thing about it was that I was just about to buy a Ducati 748SPS but I just wasn’t excited enough about it and was starting to have some buyers remorse. Then of the blue I dropped Andrew an email about his blade, he told me that he’d put it on the forum for sale the previous day and within 24 hours I’m buying it, you have to believe in fate!
 

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Well done Andrew, hope you'll stay about giving your views and opinions. Bill:smile
:thumb: Hope to Bill, you won't get rid of me that easily.

This is just weird, Gunk had a blade, and sold it. Andrew had an amazing rebuild as well, and buys an old Kawi. Sells it to a mate but ends up not finishing the deal or something like that. Now Gunk wants back into the group and buys Andrew's blade and now its just back to the way it was?:idunno: What a conspiracy!

Just teasing guys, glad it worked out for each of you :thumb:
Yes it was all a bit spooky Ian, like something out of the 'Twilight Zone' - you young uns will have to Google that! :rolleyes:

Yep, still got the old Kwacker and before Christmas I bought a 1971 Honda CB750 K1 'survivor' with 20,000 miles from new - it's a Wisconsin bike in need of a little TLC. Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157705414081225



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:thumb: Hope to Bill, you won't get rid of me that easily.



Yes it was all a bit spooky Ian, like something out of the 'Twilight Zone' - you young uns will have to Google that! :rolleyes:

Yep, still got the old Kwacker and before Christmas I bought a 1971 Honda CB750 K1 'survivor' with 20,000 miles from new - it's a Wisconsin bike in need of a little TLC. Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157705414081225



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Andrew
Just missed out on a Honda cb750 1980 , do like the look of that naked type:wink
 

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That’s lovely Andrew, just wants leaving as it is. My Yammy TX500 was very similar, just sat at the back of someone’s garage for 25 years.
Thanks Gunk, unfortunately the tank is in sad state, it's got a few dents (on the driver's side :rolleyes:) and the paint is faded on the top where the US PO tried to flush it out with some form of caustic solution and it spilt. The panels, headlight ears and bowl are sunbleached too. The jury is out as to whether I send it away (to 'the man' in Germany) for a repaint in Candy Ruby Red as the per factory process or leave as it is to tell its story?

Plus, the tank had fuel left in it for 3 years and it was absolutely minging and has internal surface rust - but it's saveable.



Just missed out on a Honda cb750 1980 , do like the look of that naked type:wink
Shame you missed it Bill, maybe go for a K1 or K2 (the UK spec K2's had the longest production so more about) - the 69 K0 Sandcast is stupid money. Personally, I just love the early (69 - 71) CB750s and had a K1 back in the mid-70s, in fact I was riding it when I met Bev in 77 - we married in 81 (and still are) and Bev was 'gently' steering me to buy another.

Moody 19 year old:


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Thanks Gunk, unfortunately the tank is in sad state, it's got a few dents (on the driver's side :rolleyes:) and the paint is faded on the top where the US PO tried to flush it out with some form of caustic solution and it spilt. The panels, headlight ears and bowl are sunbleached too. The jury is out as to whether I send it away (to 'the man' in Germany) for a repaint in Candy Ruby Red as the per factory process or leave as it is to tell its story?

Plus, the tank had fuel left in it for 3 years and it was absolutely minging and has internal surface rust - but it's saveable.





Shame you missed it Bill, maybe go for a K1 or K2 (the UK spec K2's had the longest production so more about) - the 69 K0 Sandcast is stupid money. Personally, I just love the early (69 - 71) CB750s and had a K1 back in the mid-70s, in fact I was riding it when I met Bev in 77 - we married in 81 (and still are) and Bev was 'gently' steering me to buy another.

Moody 19 year old:


Cheers
Andrew
Cheers Andrew , got a bid in on another see how that goes, 2 days left yet, but hope.Bill:smile
 
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