This is not a roadworthy, let alone performance, motorcycle. Parked is it's highest and best use.I am going to replace the CB750C shocks with the longer K model ones, but that could still be a problem because I'm also installing the battery under the cowl and larger diameter wheels. If you know what travel I should account for, please let me know.
It won't pass the ratchet strap test, you don't even need to try it.I checked out Steveo's Imola build and that is on point, for sure. Are there more pictures somewhere, as I only found the one. So I have two bikes: the build is 1981 and the other is 1982. Although I am swapping parts for the benefit of the 1981, I'm going to keep the 1982 operational and fully address any necessary maintenance and repairs. That being said, I may ride the 1982 until I feel comfortable enough to start transitioning onto the 1981 build. The ratchet strap idea for testing the swing arm is great. I built the cowl (seat pan is still in progress) and don't see myself ditching it because I like how it turned out and want to apply my personal touch, but I can adapt it as necessary based on the swing arm range test.
Also, I mentioned earlier that a buddy thought he heard a motor knock in the CB750K. I have uploaded two videos to YouTube: one of the bike starting and one of a road test. It would be great if I could get some input on if there is a knock or not (hopefully the video upload worked).
No, that was structural. If it were just for attaching the fender it would have been flat narrow steel rather than the formed.No, that cross bar thing was already cut off when I bought the bike. But that is more for securing the rear fender than anything else, anyways.