My name is Jerzy and I am a new owner of classic Benelli 750 sei 76 model.
I am placed in Sydney and last October I bought the bike from ebay.au.This is a nut and bolt resto so no money is spared in order to bring the bike to its finest.
It is good to be part of this forum hoping to get a lot of help from riders enjoying the same passion for Benelli bikes.
Will post some photo as i go along with the resto.
The seat's base has been painted fresh and original cover used because the new cover is not as good.
By the way,.....Paint work is already done by Colide a Scope from Sydney.The color is Candy Green.
just finished the front end today(27.09.2013),the front mud guard went for chrome job.
Below: Paying attention to small details now, will be rewarding later on when the bike is finished.
Frame has been powder coated and fitted with roller steering bearings,and some other parts ceramic painted ,chromed or zinc plated.
New bore to the cylinders makes it size 825 cc of capacity.Having all the engine,s parts ready for assembly rebuild soon start to happen.Engine Head has been already painted black.
Wheels have been polished and reassembled with stainless steel spokes.New bearings have been fitted in place.
The next step in order to achieve what will make the engine more powerful is modification to the crankshaft.
(Left)Above,stage 1 and stage 2 of possible modification to Benelli 750 sei crankshaft.(Middle)Shaved and balanced crankshaft for my bike's engine.(Right)Crankshaft washed ready for assemble.
Following the advise from Enrique from Spanish Benelli Club I am using CB 550 Four pistons and rings to fit them into my Benelli 750 sei.
Increased engine cc with modified crankshaft will give hopes for more powerful engine.
Brembo calipers and master cylinder are ready.
Last edited by GeorgeE111; 03-19-2014 at 12:28 AM.
This looks to be nothing less than a heroic restoration!
I painted my 250 Supersport the same exact candy green- bellisimo.
Welcome to the forum and please keep us updated as assembly progresses!
I am also in mid rebuild of my 1975 Sei.
The bike is now fully dismantled and the frame etc is off to the powder coaters hopefully this week
Not a job to be taken lightly but I am planing on taking a full year to complete.
I have found some part I need to source, at the moment the headlight mounting brackets (really only one) and I have no centre stand.
How did you create/locate the headstock bearings? I would really like to fit tapered bearings but cannot get accurate information.
Hi Greg,Originally Posted by ghaywood;133416[COLOR=#333333
The pockets for roller bearing were custom made by a local trade's person so he did them for me.I got them chromed and fitted and I am very happy with the end result.
The idea for the modification of frame head bearings came from Enrique of Spanish Benelli Club. So I have followed his suggestion as his hobby is to restore Benellis.
I happened to ask for two sets of bearing pockets made and I had them chromed as well.
I am happy for you to take pleasure in restoration of another Benelli 750 sei as it is beautiful bike so when finished you really will love it.
jerzy, can i say you are doing a great job on her, fantastic work and good skills, keep us updated with your progress, and you will end up with a great bike that everyone will want.
I guess there is no other way to restore a dream bike like doing it right the first time to avoid regrets. Thanks for your kind comments Pip regarding to what I am doing but I must mention the people who assist me with all the professional work they doing and they are all perfect in what they doing so I am very happy with them. It is just now that I get to see how people are connected to each other by sharing the love for motorcycles especially for classic ones.Somewhere in little sheds they keep their pride and treasure giving a machine another chance of life.I neglected one bike in the past,now I want to give life to another one and I will be in piece with myself.