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im currently wrenching away on a honda cb750 and while looking around on the internet i found cb750cafe.com, on all of steve carpenters bike he features a oil bag/ batter box side cover that he says are getting harder to find.

point being, does anyone round here know where to find such a thing?
 

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im currently wrenching away on a honda cb750 and while looking around on the internet i found cb750cafe.com, on all of steve carpenters bike he features a oil bag/ batter box side cover that he says are getting harder to find.

point being, does anyone round here know where to find such a thing?
Links to what you are quoting help. There were plenty of cb750 oil tanks and bat boxes made in the 70's - without a pic to see what you are talking about it is hard to tell you if it is rare or not or where to find it or something similar. But Carpy knows what he is doing and if he says it is rare then who am I to argue.

Plenty of places make their own new oil tank and battery box (it ain't soft so it ain't a bag) for the cb750, and all would look equally at home on a cafe racer or chopper. Here are the links I know off the top of my head:

Cycle Exchange - they build lots of stuff for the 750 and have several oil tank battery boxes for sale including old 70's stuff.

http://www.cyclexchange.net/Oil System Comp Page.htm

benji's cafe racers - sells lots of cb750 stuff too. While not a battery box combo he does custom work to order and can add a bat tray to this tank:

http://www.benjiescaferacer.com/oiltank.html

YOu can use a harley or triumph style tank but you will need to re-thread the bungs for the honda lines.
 

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Damn those are HOT!

I bought a japanese vintage bike mag at the Long Beach vintage japanese car show a month ago and there is some CRAZY stuff in there. An early Kawi Z1 with massive upside down forks and alu.swingarm, etc., but with spoked wheels. Freakin' sexy.
 

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Damn those are HOT!

I bought a japanese vintage bike mag at the Long Beach vintage japanese car show a month ago and there is some CRAZY stuff in there. An early Kawi Z1 with massive upside down forks and alu.swingarm, etc., but with spoked wheels. Freakin' sexy.
You should see the bikes here in NY. There is a shop in the city called Peak Point, catering to a group of japanese ex-patriots. Their bikes are so goddamn hot it is unbelievable. Bunch of Z-1s, an H2, and some hondas that look like something out of anime. I have pics that I took at the works show somewhere and if I ever find my self at home I'll post them.
 

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We have one of those shops here in LA too, called "Garage Company". They cater mostly to Japanese customers.

I think most of them are astounded at how cheap the bikes & parts are over here.

I'd love to see your pics.
 

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We have one of those shops here in LA too, called "Garage Company". They cater mostly to Japanese customers.

I think most of them are astounded at how cheap the bikes & parts are over here.

I'd love to see your pics.
here ya go:







These pics came from the works show on 8/20/06. Two kz kawasakis and an H2. The pictures don't do these bikes justice - there is so much subtle shit on them that they are a visual treat to stare at for hours.

Edited by - Geeto67 on Nov 02 2006 06:37:11 AM
 

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We have one of those shops here in LA too, called "Garage Company". They cater mostly to Japanese customers.

I think most of them are astounded at how cheap the bikes & parts are over here.

I'd love to see your pics.

I try to get to the Garage Company when ever I'm in LA. They always have some really cool stuff there. the last time I was there he had a Moto Guzzi T3 that had been upgraded to a Sport. It looked nice but, I felt that he wanted too much for it. It would have been a great adventure riding it home.

Those bikes in your photos Geet are fabulous! That BMW in the back ground of the last photo is beautiful!

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those japanese kids were crazy. they were everywhere, and had a japanese hardcore band. there were japanese chicks dressed like stewardesses. the moriwaki i definitely was checking out. there was another h2 there and an h1 if i remember correctly. then alot of junk. but the stuff the japanese guys pulled out was wild.

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those japanese kids were crazy. they were everywhere, and had a japanese hardcore band. there were japanese chicks dressed like stewardesses. the moriwaki i definitely was checking out. there was another h2 there and an h1 if i remember correctly. then alot of junk. but the stuff the japanese guys pulled out was wild.

jc
My friends Russ and Rodeny brought the other triples, a 73 H2, a 73 H1, and Rodney had a 70? S2 350. I'll find some pics of them as well.
 

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yeah, i remember seeing those too. i should have taken my bike. its way nicer than that 550 that was there. but i guess for just a group of guys hanging out and drinking beer, it was fun.

jc
 

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I was saving some of these to send to Motorcycle Classics but they don't really care about show coverage so here they are. Feel free to chime in if you recognize yourself (jen and rosko I am talking to you)and tell me how you think the pics came out.













 

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Aw man these are Hot Pics
Thanks Geeto
Cant believe I missed them before
That show was a lot of fun
Even if some people apparently didnt get the point of it
What more reason need there be
than that we could
and we did
and fun was had by all
Ahh Summer..........
 

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Ok Just to add to the fun- here are some more snaps
Recognize anyone?


In Walks Mr En-Cyclo-Pedia

Ahh yeah

My Friend Mikes Moto- Of New Jersey Ton Up fame.

Some of the Works Crew Chilin

Peak Point Pip Squeek- Start em Young!




Edited by - ditacchio on Nov 19 2006 1:46:02 PM
 
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