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    Just Started a 79 CB 750f cafe project

    I'm new to the forum and a first time poster. have never attempted a project like this. I'm excited and think it will be a fun winter project. I picked this bike up cheap, it runs really good, just looks rough right now. Plan to swap tanks, relocate electrical and battery, make a new seat and tail section. Also repaint sheet metal and frame. I will have many questions, so I'm really looking forward to learning from people who have done this before.
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    Meh, I'd be emulating Spencers factory cb750f.

    HONDA+CB750F+SPENCER.jpg (image)
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    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...the-Cafe-Racer How to build a cafe racer

    It's like a Machiavellian 4-volume trilogy based on Hamlet senza misura with an ego-maniacal downs syndrome kid reading from a Rube Goldeberg-esque kindle.

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    Thanks, that is an awesome looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_750f View Post
    Thanks, that is an awesome looking bike.
    It sure is

    Going with late 70's-early 80's superbike look makes a lot more sense with your bike than trying to emulate 50-60's spindly cafe stuff.

    I mean, were it mine, I'd go as close to Spencer replica as I could.
    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...sic-motorcycle How to buy a used bike
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    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...sic-motorcycle How to buy a used bike
    http://quiterandom.hubpages.com/hub/...the-Cafe-Racer How to build a cafe racer

    It's like a Machiavellian 4-volume trilogy based on Hamlet senza misura with an ego-maniacal downs syndrome kid reading from a Rube Goldeberg-esque kindle.

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    Looks like the bike was already someone's racer judging by the raask rearsets and Corbin solo seat (both sought after items for a CBF). If I were you the first thing I would do is throw away those pods - they are shit.
    Second I would look into real meaningful suspension and brake upgrades rather than rebodying an already iconic motorcycle. There are a lot of guys who do hop ups to these bikes and have pretty much figured out how to do cbr wheel and brake swaps and cb1100f swing arm swaps.
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    everything said above and cb1100f.net is your friend. keep that bitch a superbike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfont52 View Post
    everything said above and cb1100f.net is your friend. keep that bitch a superbike!
    I've never been able to log into that site. I just reregistered there with the same member info as before and it let me. Whether I get the email to confirm my registration remains to be seen.
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    Now you all have me thinking. I like the stock looks of the 79 cb750f, but I also love the custom looks of a cafe bike. The performance of the 79 DOHC and the style of a cafe bike. Maybe Im a dumb shit, but I have planned this for along time and I think I'm going to continue. Heres a 79 done as a cafe bike. I think that it looks awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_750f View Post
    Thanks, that is an awesome looking bike.
    No it is an awsome bike that just happens to have a good look to it.
    at no point in the construction of it did looks come into play.
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