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    I want to convert a 1980 CB750- advice

    I just got a great deal on a Honda CB750 with less than 12k. Seems like a great bike, starts right up, runs pretty smooth. I want to convert it to a cafe racer style bike. I have zero experience doing this, don't really know how to start. I would like some advice from you all on how to avoid some mistakes.
    Thanks!

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    Avoid the mistake of trying to turn your big heavy UJM into something it was never meant to be is the first thing I'd suggest.

    I'm betting its a 750c, right? Nothing screams cafe racer like a porky Jap cruiser....

    Just ride the thing and enjoy the fact you got a pretty good deal on a running bike. Then when you get bored of it, sell it on for someone else to enjoy.

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    Depending on what type of CB you have......... you might already have a cool superbike.

    Any pics of the Honda?

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    I think an 80 cb750 makes a good cafe bike. I've got a few cb750's most are earlier SOHC but I have one 79 dohc. Im gradually turning a 78 cb750f Super Sport into a café bike. I've also got a 75 cb750f SuperSport, a 77 cb750f SuperSport, a 79 cb750l, and a 71 cb750k1. Plus a few different parts bikes. Even if your 80 cb750 is a "C" model when you do your conversion, the porky stuff will be replaced by cafe stuff.

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    Hillsy, what do you ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by torychapman29 View Post
    Hillsy, what do you ride?
    Ur mom





    Yeah OP dude if you have an F model please don't butcher it up. Google Freddie Spencer replica. If you have a Custom or a K model you can go two ways; ride enjoy as is until you find a more suitable start or become aware of Chopcult.

    Either way props to you for asking before you turned a serviceable motorcycle into a Craigslist project.
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    We have any kits in stock?

    can the OP learn how to use the forum before learning how to fuck up a bike?
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    Some times things come around that are so singularly inept it gives you a whole new appreciation for the ept

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    Quote Originally Posted by pointerb View Post
    I just got a great deal on a Honda CB750 with less than 12k. Seems like a great bike, starts right up, runs pretty smooth. I want to convert it to a cafe racer style bike. I have zero experience doing this, don't really know how to start. I would like some advice from you all on how to avoid some mistakes.
    Thanks!
    https://www.caferacer.net/forum/new-m...ead-first.html

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    Hillsy needs to be kicked out of this forum. Or grow up before he posts any more.

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    Perhaps I've missed something.....don't think hillsy said anything untoward.
    "It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt"

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