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This is a discussion on "Bomber" My 1980 CB750 project within the Project Builds forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; I've decided to start a thread to better track the progress of my 750, if anyone cares that is haha. Anyways lets start at the ...

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    "Bomber" My 1980 CB750 project

    I've decided to start a thread to better track the progress of my 750, if anyone cares that is haha. Anyways lets start at the begining



    This is how she started. A family friend bought this years ago as a bike to run back and forth to work. He is a HD owner, acctually he's pretty crazy, even though he has a car he ride his HD to work, rain, shine, or even snow!! Anyways he couldn't get it to idle so he ripped apart the carbs and the bike sat for a couple years. I saw it one day and I asked what he was doing with it and he said he wanted to get rid of it so he gave it to me for free. he was missing like half the carb parts so I went on ebay and bout 3 sets for 40 bucks and had the bike running with it 2 weeks. Nobody thought that bike would ever run again

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    1972 Oldsmobile 442
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    I really didn't like the original C look of the bike so I bought a F seat and the sub frame from a 70s CB750 and began adapting it. This is what it looked like when I first bolted it on



    Obviously it needed to be shortened some, 4 inches to be exact. I also had to modify the cowl cause it hit the subframe. Almost looks factory don't it?



    Now with everything painted flat black. I also added clubmans, which are modified cause I had to widen them. Now the bike is looking good I think



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    1972 Oldsmobile 442

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    I broke a valve shim and damaged the bucket and cam. I bought a new head and took the bike apart. Heres the frame and engine




    I repainted the frame glass black and everything that was flat black is now glass black. I'm painting the engine black too, I haven't done that yet cause I need to get a gasket kit and put it back together first



    Heres all the panels in their first stage of paint also. I'm painting the panels white with black scallops



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    1980 Honda CB750
    1972 Oldsmobile 442

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    Heres the current parts list I have in now too.

    This is my home made fork brace



    My "new to me" used 4-1 exhuast



    Here is the header with header wrap on it



    And heres my new rearsets



    22/m
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    1972 Oldsmobile 442

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    now we all have your address! lets get him!





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    thats my old address in NJ lol

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    Are those pegs standard F stuff? The reason I ask is that back in the day Honda had what they called the "Sport Control Kit", basically factory rearsets. My buddy had them on his 900f, way better than standard peg location. I'd think a complete set would be pretty good property today.

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    Yep there the factory rearsets and they can be hard to find complete, I got lucky and spent 130 for them and their complete too. I didn't like the original peg location, it brought my knees to high with the clubmans and I'm 6'1"-6'2" which really was uncomfortable in my lower back

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    Well I mounted the rear sets today, that was fun. I had to cut off the passenger peg supports and the brake pivet passed through the frame some so after I cut it out and I had to weld the hole close in my frame. Oh and my swing arm bolt is to short so oh well, now I need a longer swing arm bolt. I'm going to go look at a dual front disc brake front end off of a 80 900C so hopefully I can get everything and put that on my bike too



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    1972 Oldsmobile 442

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    Psycho,
    I am kind of a suspension nut when it comes to swapping parts. I would reconnsider the CB900C front end. I believe it may have had a leading axle fork and that would lengthen your wheelbase and slow down your handling even more. If it were me(and it is not so do what you want), I would look for the front end off of a CB750F, 900F, 1100f or GL 1100. That will give you better damping and spring rates plus dual disks. I would also replace the rear shocks with something longer with better damping. That will also help with ground clearance and handling.

    Good luck and keep up the good work.

    Ken

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