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    nope they are brand new, previous owner just put them on before he sold the bike!

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    How do you know they weren't sitting in his garage for 5 years before he put them on?

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    Oh - and this:

    Quote Originally Posted by djfrey22 View Post
    I need to dremel a piece out of the clutch perch so the wires can run underneath it.
    I hope you aren't going to cut into the piece that actually clamps onto the handlebar. That will fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djfrey22 View Post











    My ultimate goal is just to have a kickass cafe racer when I am done! I am keeping it clean and simple.
    Sounds like you have a solid plan. Nice change of pace.
    Think less "café racer" and more "Vintage performance" if you must have a label.

    There are MANY simple/small but meaningful upgrades that can be done to a SOHC 750
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillsy View Post
    Oh - and this:



    I hope you aren't going to cut into the piece that actually clamps onto the handlebar. That will fail.
    Its a common mod. The cb750 wires run internal to the handlebar from 1969 to 1976. It is common for guys to convert them to external by drilling our a little channel for the wires to poke out of so it can be run down the outside of the bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djfrey22 View Post
    Hey thanks for all the advice! Here are my answers

    -I do have the original seat, it is just not pictured here.
    -Yes, I have the manual and real tools (I've been working on motocross bikes all my life)
    -It is a 1973 and yes that is the exact color. Don't worry I won't paint it some stupid color, I probably won't paint it at all and just leave it original.
    -Tires are brand new, they still have all of the hairs on them.
    -Looked over the suspension, I can't see any leaks, I will hopefully be replacing the rear suspension with something nicer feeling.
    -I haven't opened up the engine yet. Good idea with the magnet!
    -Carbs I cleaned out yesterday. Jets were all clogged and okay I will take off the pods and put the stock air box back on.
    -Clutch seems to be okay. Sprocket is still in fairly decent condition. Chain is not stretched (was very dirty so i have it cleaning in mineral spirits right now)
    -electronics, I am not too sure yet what is working and what isn't.
    -rear brakes are fine, fronts are shot. (bike came with a whole new front brake, lines and master cylinder)

    -No, I will not be tearing it down to the frame, that is totally unnecessary. No I won't be cutting anything don't worry! My ultimate goal is just to have a kickass cafe racer when I am done! I am keeping it clean and simple.
    Glad to hear!!! Sounds like you have your head screwed on straight.

    So, ask about some mods. Jag, Bmartin, and I have some pretty vast experience with these bikes, as well as many others here. The nice part about cb750's are they were really popular for a long time so there are upgrades for every budget. Take the front wheel for example: the ideal route is to get an Akront or Sun 18" front hoop and lace it to your hub with custom spokes from a place like buchanans or hunt down a set of lester, morris, henry abe, or shelby mags. However that can get get pricey, but there is an alternative: a 1975-1977 GL1000 or a 1976-77 CB750A front wheel. It's a 19" so it's not ideal but it's a bolt on assembled wheel with a did aluminum hoop that is cheap to find in the aftermarket. I bought a complete cb750A front wheel this year for $35 locally, ready to bolt on and I can even reuse my stock front tire. The 1976-77 cb750A Hondamatic rears are bolt on as well but have a 17" rear DID alloy hoop, which is also not "ideal" for a performance bike but again they are cheap. this is just to get your mind thinking.
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    [QUOTE=jaguar;346980]
    Think less "café racer" and more "Vintage performance" if you must have a label.

    exactly! I love that, "vintage performance"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    Its a common mod. The cb750 wires run internal to the handlebar from 1969 to 1976. It is common for guys to convert them to external by drilling our a little channel for the wires to poke out of so it can be run down the outside of the bar.
    A channel out of the switchblock or a channel out of the perch clamp? The first one yes, the 2nd one no.

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