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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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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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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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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



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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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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.

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Well I have no money for shocks, and the forks should be the same as F but softer, I was going to change the dampning on it anyways with some proven backyard tuning

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Hey psyco - can you measure the dimensions, bolthole to bolthole, on that rearset? I'd like to know the size, I'm planning on making something that looks a lot like that so that I can retain some passenger pegs somehow... gotta take the ol' lady out for a ride once in a while!

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it comes out to 110mm. Theres a guy on ebay that sells universal rearsets with different size bolt holes, I was going to buy a set but got a better deal on these

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will that inch that the C fork's axel is forward make that much of a difference? im trying to learn how to set up my 76F. got a C and F dual disc front ends. the C is in better shape and was going to but that on but now you got me thinking


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Keep posting pics!!!!!!!!!!


Looks good.

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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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My '80 750F doesn't have them. I think the rearsets came out on the '81 900F, then the 1100F, I don't know if the 750F ever had them as standard eq't...



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I don't think what I'm talking about was ever standard equipment. It was a kit with lower bars, shorter cables and the rearsets. I recently think I've learned that it was just standard european equipment. But it's been 20yrs since I've had that bike I may not remember right.

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Hey looks asome so far. My first post on here. I'm gonna be getting a 80 CB750C and watching this post very intently because im also looking to turn it into a cafe racer. plz update with some new pics and let us know how its going. I'll also probably try to drop you an email or msg since I'd liek to know how you started off and where you are gathering parts n such. I'm a little new to modding these kinds of bikes and bikes in general.
 

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Right now I'm at a stand still because I'm going on vacation and need to save money. Once I get back I'll finish up. Check out www.cb1100f.net they specialize in our bikes. Don't let them scare you away at first too, they can be harsh at first but they are a great source of info for these bikes. Their more intested in keeping the bikes stock or going faster. Once your ready to mod your bike to be different this site is the place to be

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Well heres the current situation, progress is slow moving at best. I finally got around to finishing some small dodads. I bought a K tank cause so many people said it would look good, well it doesn't on my bike. I did find a perfect looking C tank on ebay and I have a bid in on it right now. I still need to find a longer swing arm bolt for my rear sets to work. While I have it off I'm going to bring my swing arm to a few welding shops and see what I can do about getting a brace made and welded on. I'm having issues with the engine too of course. I'm hoping to have that buttoned up very soon though. Next will be me buying a set of 76-78 SOHC carbs and seeing if I can adapt them to my bike


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