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Looking to turn an ugly old 1982 Honda CB750 into a cafe racer style.

I'm not the greatest in the shop, but have people who can help.
However, lengthening a gas tank or building a lengthened seat is not something I have the skills to do.

Is there a place I can purchase these things?

Any ideas from people who've done a similar build?

The first thing I'll do is strip the bike down of all the junk (luggage rack, windshield, engine cage, etc). And aside from doing the handlebars I'm near clueless as to where to start.
 

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Jyn, welcome. As you'll probably hear, the first order of business is to get the bike running and reliable. After you've ensured that, performance and appearance mods can be done at whatever pace you can afford. But I'd recommend doing it a little bit at a time. As you get into it and do some searching through the links etc, you'll probably find the things that you want. Here are a couple links to get you started;

http://www.omarsdtr.com/cafe.html

http://www.ohiocaferacers.com/

Check out the links on the header too.
Good luck.

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I agree with getting the bike running the best it can, and then worry about how it looks/sounds/etc..Carpy over at http://www.cb750cafe.com has a great site to look at lots of bikes for ideas, and he sells parts as well (not cheap).

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That site deals with SOHC 750s more or less, you have a DOHC. For getting it running right I suggest going to www.cb1100f.net or www.cb900c.com for getting your bike running right. Till then heres my 1980 CB750, right now shes apart but this is how she was up to a 2 months ago



Heres a thread I started listing all the work I've done to my bike and what I did http://www.caferacer.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4171

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Edited by - Psyco Diver 69 on Jun 05 2007 5:07:04 PM
 

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K, F , or C bike?

if it is an F how dare you call it ugly.

cb1100f.net is a good resource for dohc cb750F hondas as well as cb900c.net for the K and C bikes

pic please
 

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check the other threads this page and some of the past pages and you will know about tanks seats and boob scotch welcome aboard.And clip ons or clubmans and the entire world of cafe styled bike building is here if you get a large coffee a legal pad(for notes) and some reading glasses and some free moments to yourself and caferacer.net
And welcome. LiLBull

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if it is an F how dare you call it ugly.
What he said, if it's an F let's think about an early 80s superbike look

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It's a K.

And the bike actually runs great.

The first time I looked at it/rode it was last winter. Dead winter, hadn't been started in 2 months & it started up on the first turn.

I already have a sport bike - picked this thing up from a friend & it isn't pretty. I do, however, like what the guy at cb750cafe has done with them. Which is why I'm wanting to take this project on.

I'm still looking to get some input on what all to do.
 

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That site deals with SOHC 750s more or less, you have a DOHC. For getting it running right I suggest going to www.cb1100f.net or www.cb900c.com for getting your bike running right. Till then heres my 1980 CB750, right now shes apart but this is how she was up to a 2 months ago



Heres a thread I started listing all the work I've done to my bike and what I did http://www.caferacer.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4171

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Edited by - Psyco Diver 69 on Jun 05 2007 5:07:04 PM
Looks a lot like mine ( in the beginning )

I'm hoping to go with an extended tank & the extended cafe seat.
However, the only tank that I could find was nearly $500. The seat is %160
 

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Get used to "high" prices. Think about what it would take for you to build the tank or seat you want. Somebody else has done it, got it right, and is selling the part, and in most cases probably not making a living at it. The only alternative is to do it yourself, which is cool, but in the end you'll spend as much or more...

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tanks alot.....no realy they hoover around 500-800 bucks its why you need to look used on ebay or weld up your own style or fit a style from another bike .seat can be bought in all shapes and sizes look here for seats http://caferacingparts.com/

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ebay is your first source you just have to look every week as new stuff is posted.you may want to customize with parts from other makes or years .

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Where can I find use body parts? Not much on ebay for this specific year.
ebay has some stuff you just have to look in the right spot and also know what is interchangible between K, F and C bikes. the K bike was mostly the same from 1979-1982 (some of the 1979s had a boattail seat back). I am not 100% sure on this but I think the F and K tanks (not the C) are interchangible since they are a similar shape. The side covers are K only because of the shape.
 
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