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    New to modification from NJ

    Hi all,

    I am an average rider with 4 years experience "in the saddle" as it were but very little experience with modification. I built myself a Subaru WRX last summer but cars aren't bikes, so here I am. A good friend of mine just turned me onto the cafe idea and I think this is a great opportunity to learn. I can learn more about bike modification while learning to appreciate what it means to ride a cafe bike. I will be mostly lurking here. I have been around forums enough to know that the information I need is likely already here.

    The project is a 1970 CB750. Right now it doesn't run but it used to. My father has neglected the bike a bit from lack of finances and I want to take this and breathe new life into it. I see it here already "Free bike is the most expensive" but this bike means too much to him for me to let it rot any longer.

    I am here to learn from those with experience. If your opinions are harsh, lets here it. I take criticism well and hope that the information from this site can help me make the 750 something awesome again.

    Cheers

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    As the second least experienced member of this forum I can tell you what I've learned so far...
    1. These guys know their S**T!
    2. Read. A LOT.... there's lots of info already posted which may be very helpful
    3. Try to find the manual for your bike
    4. Get your bike running and ride it a lot, then fix the next thing and ride it a lot more... rinse and repeat indefinitely

    As someone who lived in Jersey for 24 years and moved to FL a month ago, I can tell you this;
    4 years of riding anywhere is not a lot of experience, let alone in Jersey where the cold limits the months you can ride safely....

    Good luck with your new project!

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    How about learn what makes a K0 CB750 special and try not to fuck it up.
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    yeah, Lets see some pics of that 750. K0 (1969-1970) cb750s are kind of a special 1.5 year only breed (I say 1.5 because sandcasts are a subset of K0s and are a special bike all their own).

    I'm sure to you it's just an old motorbike but from a resto/value standpoint they are usually worth 5-6 times what any other cb750 is worth depending on how close to stock they are.
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    Okay I had no idea about the potential value of the bike, to me it was just the bike my dad never fixed. I'll look more into the bike before anything gets modified. Pictures are impossible right now, the bike is buried in a shed blocked in by snow.

    I will do my best to not fuck it up, seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageNJ View Post
    Okay I had no idea about the potential value of the bike, to me it was just the bike my dad never fixed. I'll look more into the bike before anything gets modified. Pictures are impossible right now, the bike is buried in a shed blocked in by snow.

    I will do my best to not fuck it up, seriously.
    If its a decent bike and you do fuck it up, then there is a reasonably good chance geeto and jag will track you down and extrude you through a sewer grate.
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    this is a stock 1970 K0:
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    They came in 3 colors: Candy Red, Candy Turquoise, and Candy Gold.

    Unique to them are the pipes, the side covers, the oil tank, the cam, the carbs, the disc setup, the seat, the gauges, the center stands, and various other bits and bobs.

    This is a 1973 CB750K in flake Sunrise Orange:


    It's pretty much the same as all bikes between 1972 and 1976 with minor differences, and 1971 is a bridge year where some parts like the brakes and gauges are K0 compatible but the rest of it is K2-K6.

    here is a breakdown of mechanical changes between the years:
    CB 750 Service

    also here is a model guide, click on the different bikes to see the links:
    CB750K Model Guide ? The SOHC/4 Owners Club
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
    How about learn what makes a K0 CB750 special and try not to fuck it up.
    Wot J_g said.

    You have to realise that the bike you have now will never be any faster than your WRX with four flat tires.

    Danger, is my business."

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    You'll do fine, just as long as you don't listen to the dick that thinks a car with four flat tires is going anywhere fast.

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    Thank's for your input rock rocker.

    AverageNJ, bear in mind, the flat tire advice comes from one who knows all about going nowhere slow on one flat tire. 8 to 12 psi probably.

    Danger,is my business."

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