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    Honda CB750F 1984 -> Café Project (first build)

    Hi!

    Today I bought my first bike, a '84 CB750 which I am going to build into a café racer. I don't have ANY experience, but how hard can it be?!... No, Seriously I am probably going to post a shitload of questions to this forum, and hopefully with some help from friends here and in real life be able to make this bike reach it's full potential.

    I'll edit this post later this week with some pictures of it's current state (which is quite good). But while I'm waiting for it to arrive - maybe you guys have some tips or links to get me started and to keep me occupied a little while I'm waiting.

    My first question is: Where should I start?
    I want to be able to ride it this summer, but still work on it a little bit. When winter sets in, I can take it all apart. But for now, I'd like to start off with smaller projects (that gives it a little more edge), so things that allows me to quickly set it back together and ride the wind would be great!


    I am grateful for all replies!

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    There are a significant number of threads on this site detailing why that specific bike should not be used to make a cafe bike. Once you get it do a full inspection, maintenance and ride it. Months later Google " 70's, 80's superbike". That's your model to work towards.

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    Bummer.... I've tried to search around the forum a little, but perhaps you could post me a link to those threads. Thanx.

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    This custom 1980 by http://www.crdmotorcycles.com/ is sort of what I'm going for. Are there any major differences between these two models that I should be aware of, or that will crush my dreams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PytonPat View Post
    Bummer.... I've tried to search around the forum a little, but perhaps you could post me a link to those threads. Thanx.

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    This custom 1980 by Crd Motorcycles | Welcome to Cafe Racer Dreams is sort of what I'm going for. Are there any major differences between these two models that I should be aware of, or that will crush my dreams.
    That isn't a racer. In fact there is nothing about that bike that is racebike in any way. And if you ask me, it's a giant pile of sloppy useless motorcycle not fit for anything other than people to masturbate to on the internet.
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    this is what a proper CB750F looks like:

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    Start here before you do anything else. https://www.caferacer.net/forum/new-m...ead-first.html Read it in it's entirety and then maybe you won't ask us stupid questions that will get you a reaming more the the casual one you have received so far. If you still plan on doing anything on the list of don'ts I would recommend you not reply here as no one will want to help someone who doesn't want help by not listening to years of experienced advice. Many of us have been there done that and know what works for creating an improvement in performance on a bike that is considered a real race bike (cafe racer) and not an exercise in a "look" or to be part of a "scene" which is depicted in the photo you supplied.
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    Honda didn't make a CB750F in 1984. I believe the last year for that was in 1981 in the USA and 1982 in the rest of the world. The only 750s in 1984 were the CB750SC Nighthawk and the VF750F/S/C v-4s. So, the first question to answer is what do you really have? Is it an 84? Is it a CB750F DOHC? Is it a V-4? is it chain drive?
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    It would be this bike:



    Not sure what the name was in USA (or even if it was released there), but it was the CBX750F in other parts of the world.

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    Actually ken Honda did make a 1984 cb750f for the European market, and it is not the cbx750f hillsy posted.
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