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so heres the deal, my old man has a late 70s honda 750 four k sitting in his garage, right now it is an old man bike whith the windjammer fairing on it and the sadle bags and a trunk, but i will get to the point, i have never ridden this bike, to be honest it hasn't been run scince i was about 8 years old and i am 20 now, but r these a fairly decent bike to make a project out of?? like i don't know to much about this bike, would it be a fairly quick ride?? and would it be worth me buying it from him??

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My guess is yeah it would be a decent project...tell him you'll move it out of the garage if he gives you $50.
You'll get plenty of input on this question shortly.
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first step is identifying what year it is (whether it is SOHC or DOHC) as this will help in telling you what you will need to do to get it running. Pics would be helpful too.

here is what you want to fill in:

year:
mileage:
brake configuration (dual disc front, drum rear etc):

You can't go wrong with a cb750, no matter how you slice it. Check the inside of the tank, if it is clean inside (no rust) just give the carbs a good cleaning, throw a battery in, change the oil and filters, and try to crank her up.

a 1975 cb750 was my reintroduction to motorcycles (after the norton put me off of them for a while) and I still own that bike and she still runs strong (though she leaks a little oil now).

I have yet to see a slow cb750 (even in their slowest iteration they were still a low 13 second 1/4 mile). There are tons of aftermarket parts out there for these bikes and you can get the weight down a lot.
 

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alright, i will talk to my dad about it and figgure out the year and all that good stuff, and i will also take some pics of it this weekend for ya guys, then ya can tell me what u think

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i ride a 74' cb750k cafe racer and after owning several vintage brit bikes and a couple of harley sportsters this is my absolute favorite bike. it runs great easy to work on and for the most part the parts for these bikes are really cheap.

some people are like slinkies, basically useless but they still make me smile when i push them down the stairs
 

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k sry guys, i didn't get a chance to take pics of the bike or even look at it for that matter, lol just way to much going on this weekend. but i did figgure out it was a 1977

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k sry guys, i didn't get a chance to take pics of the bike or even look at it for that matter, lol just way to much going on this weekend. but i did figgure out it was a 1977

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1977 would make it a SOHC CB750.

It is either a K bike an F bike or an A bike. K bikes will have drum rear brakes and will say K on the side covers in a decal. F bikes will have a Rear disc brake, a plastic tail section, and will have a 750Four emblem on the side cover. A bikes will have an automatic transmission, aluminum rims (use a magnet to find out), and will have an idiot light gauge instead of a tach. The F bike will be the fastest stock motor.

Although 1977-78 are the heaviest bikes, Honda had all of the kinks worked out by then and the motors are dead nuts reliable. The carbs will be different from previous years, as will the cam and some of the motor internals. In the case of an F bike it would be the fastest cb750, a K the third fastest behind the original 1969-1971.

There are plenty of ways to get your bike lightened up and make it a screamer. There are tons of parts available for the SOHC bikes (much more than the DOHC) to really do them up, and a lot of stock replacement parts are available as well.

These are awsome first bikes.

go check out:

www.sohc4.us

it is a site dedicated to SOHC cb hondas, and you can get tons of info from there.
 

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they bike says 750 four k on the side covers if that helps at all

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Ok, that makes it a K model. Single Disc Front, Rear drum, and spoked wheels.

here is a link to the owners manual:

http://www.steelo.freeservers.com/index.html

My advice? Get it running, ride it for a while to get used to it and then cafe the bitch.

I personally think the 77-78K's are the second ugliest bikes in stock form, but as a cafe racer they are hawt.

my '78 F - As if Butter Wouldn't melt....



Edited by - Geeto67 on Jan 28 2007 10:47:46 PM
 

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I should point out, that I don't think I would pay to $8,000 to have a cafe bike built....do it yourself....

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Ask not what the wanker can do for you, but what you can do for your wanker!
 

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awsome, thanks guys for all of your help, i will hopefully be able to take pics of it next weekend

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That's a cool lookin' 750, Geeto. I like that tank. And do I spy a cb360 in the back, amongst those 750s? That's a fun bike too. Haven't had mine on the highway, but it's a hoot around town.
 

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That's a cool lookin' 750, Geeto. I like that tank. And do I spy a cb360 in the back, amongst those 750s? That's a fun bike too. Haven't had mine on the highway, but it's a hoot around town.
Thanks.

The Tank on the 78 is a dunstall fiberglass tank. Huey at 6th street found it for the bike's previous owner. That kerker pipe is the sexiest exhaust I have ever found for a SOHC honda, sounds like an old english race car more than a motorcycle.

The black bike in the background is actually a '76 CJ360T. The difference between the CB360 and CJ is that the CJ has a wider ratio 5 speed tranny and no electric start. It is also lighter and the frame is stronger. It technically belongs to my fiancee but we both have been dicking around with it. I got it from a ducati dealer that took it in on trade for around $1 per cc. Unfortunatly, I have put way more into it than that to make it running and reliable. I have actually had her to 90 mph on the highway with me on it (that's like riding two up). I really want to build a street legal dirt tracker out of it, but that will have to wait until the GF has moved to a bigger bike (hopefully a T500 since I own two).
 

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Aaaargh! My eyes are burning! Get rid of the Windjammer! Quick! Ack! And the luggage, too!

Otherwise, it is my favorite color.
 

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I've never seen those side cover emblems before. kinda neat.

just remove the windjammer and the luggage and you'll have a nice good stock starting point.

I sudder to think how that battery has probably eaten through the center of the bike.
 

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Hey alot of bikes start out in worse shape.instantly removing the EYE JAMMER,and accessory laddened bike it will feel twenty years younger to you.also just do yourself a big favor and get a clubman cafe bar and just stick it on there ifs its all you do after you take the weight of the accesseries off you will be inspired to continue down the cafe path and to your eyes and your fathers it will no longer by your fathers bike. Cafe the Nation and good luck.

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
 
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