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Heres some new pictures of my honda CB750 I've been working on noe for a little over a year. It was completely different when I first got it and have those pics on my old computer. It pretty much started as a basket case. From there I hacked and welded up a old Honda subframe to make it fit on my bike along with a rear seat and cowl off of a supersport honda. I dropped the front 2 inches to help the handling. Its been something fun and cheap to mess with on the side. Now I just have to buy tires and a new mastercylinder so I can acctually ride her. Now I just need to accutally make progress on my club racer. Heres the pics







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1980 Honda CB750
1972 Oldsmobile 442

Edited by - Psyco Diver 69 on Nov 26 2006 01:25:54 AM
 

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Nice. Are those the original tank & side covers?
 

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Nice. Are those the original tank & side covers?
They look like cb750C Custom tank and side covers (yes they are stock). Only the F tail looks to have been added. That also looks like a SOHC Supersport taillight bracket and a square trailer fender for the inner fender.


I really like the bike, but can I make a suggestion? That SOHC F bracket just looks out of place. I totally get the mad max vibe of this bike but I just think the rear could be visually cleaner. My suggestion is instead of using the SOHC bracket, get a flat piece of sheet aluminum or some plexi and mount it to the back of the F tail (so it creats a flat cover. Then get a bunch of flush mount trailer LED brake lights and install them to the flat piece. It will clean up the rear end clutter and make it look like you built the bike out of old mass transit bus parts.



Edited by - Geeto67 on Nov 26 2006 08:47:50 AM
 

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Yes it started out as a custom, I have the F tank too but I wanted something different. I was thinking the same thing about the back end, I was going to grab some platsic though to cover up the gap between fender and the tail light. I still want to get a viper fairing for the fronttoo. I painted it flat black cause the bike was all sorts of colors and primer black helped make it one color. I was thinking of gloss black in the end would be a nice color in the end

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my two cents... red w/ a secondary color always looks good on sporty bikes. you gotta loose the crutches and wheel-chair man you're freakin me out and i don't even know you.
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quote: you gotta loose the crutches and wheel-chair man you're freakin me out
Yeah, bad luck man. I share a shop space with another guy and he keeps an old wheelchair around--I think he does it just to [email protected] with me.

Cool Bomber (as in primer bomb, that's what we call 'em anyway). Have you considered bar-end mirrors or bullet turn signals?

Bar ends:
http://www.bluefish.net.nz/media/1/20060410-IMG_2157.jpg

Turn Sigs (many types available):
http://www.classiccycleparts.com/aduploads/87d96765-94a5-4584-89a9-cfc50810f9e9.jpg



Honda go sideways!
 

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just realized i've got some crutches hanging up behind a couple of my bikes...so i shouldn't talk (type). also didn't think enough to realize i could have offended or hurt someone trying to crack a joke. sorry if i did.
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mike and i used a wheelchair as our pitbike one weekend. very popular. hey jb, his bikes running over a small child in that one picture!

definitely weird in a madmax way.

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have you run it with the trot bilt cams yet? they're wicked stump pullers. i expect that joke to offend someone.
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funny stuff about all that, I have a walker in ther too, my mom was a home heath care nurse taking care of older people and paralyzed people. She never thrrows anything away so there it sits, I need to put it outside in the shed

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That is a cool bike. I have a CB750F , and I am looking for a CB750K , and posibly a Custom too. I like ( don't ask me why...) to have different versions of one same thing. I saw a CB750K DOHC that looks cool, and like you do, I have the imaginative eye...I can look at any bike and imagine it the way I would like it.

Nice bike,I saw a Custom the other day at a local garage ( I always go around lurking for treasures,I want a "K" or Custom to cafe race it) and I saw the rear wheel in the customs is a 16 inch. That is cool, you can fit a nice fatty tire in that rear wheel.

I just installed my clip ons in my bike.....I will post the pixes in another thread, I do not want to intrude with my stuff in your thread.
I suggest you paint your wheels black, it adds substance, makes the wheels look mean.:) I suggest a front fender, it is not fun to feel projectiles thrown at you by the spinning front tire.

Nice bike

Cafe racer DOHC CB750F

http://cardomain.com/id/jaimesix

Edited by - jaimesix on Nov 28 2006 4:09:47 PM
 

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even if you don't use the stock fender, i reccomend that you put the fender bracket back on. it acts as a fork brace until you get something beefier.

scott from chicago
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even if you don't use the stock fender, i reccomend that you put the fender bracket back on. it acts as a fork brace until you get something beefier.

scott from chicago
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That is true for the Single cam hondas, don't know if it is true for the DOHC hondas because they use plastic fenders. Still couldn't hurt to have the rigidity there.

For anyone looking for DOHC K or C bikes the best ones to buy are:

- 1979 750K - one year only fastback styling, plus if you are lucky you can get find an anniversary edition. Some of the later K's have comstars and better brakes but the early DOHC just look cooler.

- cb900c or cb1000c - 10 speed tranny (5 speed with a hi-lo switch) is just the coolest feature. The custom is a heavy bike and is better with a 900 than a 750. I think the 1000 was one year only in this country. Both should be cheap enough.
 

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I went out side I rode her around, granted I still don't have a front mastercylinder, need new tires, and the clutch is slipping. She felt good though, I haven't riden her since I tore it down, dumped the ugly hiway bars and dropped the front and put on the new back end. Anyways heres some better pictures








As most will notice I'm pretty proud of what I've done so far. I got a junked bike out of a corner of a garage and gave her new life. I still have a ways to go but its almost there

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1972 Oldsmobile 442
 

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I found it, heres the bike from when I first got her



Shes changed so much




I almost forgot how much work I've done to her

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1980 Honda CB750
1972 Oldsmobile 442

Edited by - psyco diver 69 on Dec 09 2006 02:40:31 AM
 

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It is looking good. The lower stance keeps you away from the drafts.

The stock front fender looks fine. Have you considered re installing it?? You could paint it black to match the rest of the finish.

W/o a fender, you will become an bulls eye for all sorts of proyectiles.

I will find a custom or a K myself to have fun with.

Cafe racer DOHC CB750F

http://cardomain.com/id/jaimesix
 
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