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Hello from Jersey!

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Hi everyone I am new to this site and the cafe racer world. I have been racing motocross forever, but never owned a street legal bike. So, I purchased my first bike a few days ago for $900 (I am 19 and still live at home, my mom is pissed). It is a 1973 Honda CB750 bored and stroked to an 836. It has been sitting for a year so I cleaned out the carbs and just need to finish all the wiring and it should start right up. I thought this would be a great platform to start building my bike. It is something I have always wanted to do! I am open to any advice right now and I am really trying to find a badass seat, so what seat should I get?
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I have all the original parts, the rear was not hacked off, just took off back fender and yes it came with a title. Only wiring it needs will be connecting the rear and front lights
I just tucked the clutch it behind the triple clamp, I need to dremel a piece out of the clutch perch so the wires can run underneath it. I have all of the original parts for it and a title as well!
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I make seats, do you want bumstop café or bratty style > ? if you really want to be badass, just make your own:

I think I am going to make my own. I have the original seat so I am just going to try and trim it down a few inches
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Hey thanks for all the advice! Here are my answers

-I do have the original seat, it is just not pictured here.
-Yes, I have the manual and real tools (I've been working on motocross bikes all my life)
-It is a 1973 and yes that is the exact color. Don't worry I won't paint it some stupid color, I probably won't paint it at all and just leave it original.
-Tires are brand new, they still have all of the hairs on them.
-Looked over the suspension, I can't see any leaks, I will hopefully be replacing the rear suspension with something nicer feeling.
-I haven't opened up the engine yet. Good idea with the magnet!
-Carbs I cleaned out yesterday. Jets were all clogged and okay I will take off the pods and put the stock air box back on.
-Clutch seems to be okay. Sprocket is still in fairly decent condition. Chain is not stretched (was very dirty so i have it cleaning in mineral spirits right now)
-electronics, I am not too sure yet what is working and what isn't.
-rear brakes are fine, fronts are shot. (bike came with a whole new front brake, lines and master cylinder)

-No, I will not be tearing it down to the frame, that is totally unnecessary. No I won't be cutting anything don't worry! My ultimate goal is just to have a kickass cafe racer when I am done! I am keeping it clean and simple.
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nope they are brand new, previous owner just put them on before he sold the bike!
Think less "café racer" and more "Vintage performance" if you must have a label.

exactly! I love that, "vintage performance"
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