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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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-Tires are brand new, they still have all of the hairs on them.
You mean they are unused. They may be quite old and hard (IE: dangerous).

Here's a link to help you work out the age of your tires:

Tyre age and DOT numbers for motorcycle tyre - moto-tyres online @

And another:

Barry's Tire Tech
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How do you know they weren't sitting in his garage for 5 years before he put them on?
Oh - and this:

I need to dremel a piece out of the clutch perch so the wires can run underneath it.
I hope you aren't going to cut into the piece that actually clamps onto the handlebar. That will fail.
Its a common mod. The cb750 wires run internal to the handlebar from 1969 to 1976. It is common for guys to convert them to external by drilling our a little channel for the wires to poke out of so it can be run down the outside of the bar.
A channel out of the switchblock or a channel out of the perch clamp? The first one yes, the 2nd one no.
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