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Thanks to everyone in the forum for helping me out with all my newbie issues. Here are a couple of pictures of the bikes progress.



Next thing on my to do list are: Tires and a paint job...

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hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but you need a fork brace on there buddy. cb750 front ends are fairly flimsy without one (it is built into the front fender). I made the mistake of running without the front fender (after my accident) and I could feel the lateral flex. It made lane changes trough the rain grooves on the highway an ass clenching expirence.

If you can't afford a nice fancy alloy brace, here is how to make your own. Take you stock front fender and drill out the rivets for the fork mount (not the support brace but the u shaped piece that rivets to the center of the fender). Once it is free clean it up and bolt it back on. If you paint it black nobody will notice it or think it is some exotic race piece. If you get sick of crap flinging in your face you can always bolt/screw/rivet a fiberglass fender on there.

otherwise you are off to a good start.
 

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metzler lazertechs - best all around tire I have had on my 75 cb750K so far. They replaced metzler me33s which were awsome also. I rin the shit out of my tires and they have yet to let me down. plus the front has a really cool tread pattern.

if you have to go avons then go venoms. I have them on a 79 cb750F and they haul arse. a little more dry conditions oriented than the metzlers but both are performance tires.
 

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Hey, looks like we're at about the same point in our builds (bike looks great by the way).

I'm waitin for my painter to clear out his booth so we can spray my bike now (and by painter I mean Dad, and by Booth I mean Shed).

I switched out my metal fender for fiberglass and this is the fork brace I made:

I drilled and tapped the bottom of the roundbar up through to mount the fender so it's actually a pretty clean setup.

I dont know how good it'll actually be as a brace... as you can see, first time welder. But better than the fiberglass fender I'm sure.

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hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but you need a fork brace on there buddy. cb750 front ends are fairly flimsy without one (it is built into the front fender). I made the mistake of running without the front fender (after my accident) and I could feel the lateral flex. It made lane changes trough the rain grooves on the highway an ass clenching expirence.

If you can't afford a nice fancy alloy brace, here is how to make your own. Take you stock front fender and drill out the rivets for the fork mount (not the support brace but the u shaped piece that rivets to the center of the fender). Once it is free clean it up and bolt it back on. If you paint it black nobody will notice it or think it is some exotic race piece. If you get sick of crap flinging in your face you can always bolt/screw/rivet a fiberglass fender on there.

otherwise you are off to a good start.
Do you have any pics of what you mentioned above... Or link to a site that I can look for one, the bike came without it. Thanks for the advise. As far as tires go, I am puting on metzler lazertechs on Saturday, Most guys on here have said good things about them and I like the front thread pattern. I will whore more pics once they are mounted. Thanks for the positive remarks and unfortunately I do not have a bundle of cash, so progress is slow and painful, but so far its been fun... My shed is also becoming the paint booth.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HONDA-CB750-1972-FRONT-FENDER_W0QQitemZ120092203940QQihZ002QQcategoryZ10066QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

look at the 4th picture here:



At either end you have the braces (long and us shaped, go around the outside of the fender. Ignore them. In the center you have the central mount for the fender which is small, wide, and goes around on the inside of the fender. This is the fork brace. It is held itn with four rivets, two on each side as seen here:



For what a fender costs however you can buy a really nice fork brace which will be much stiffer. SpecII has them amoung other places:

http://www.spec2.com/clips.html

In the telefix catalog they are called fork stabilizing braces:
http://www.telefix-products.com/

Most of your local bike shops should be able to order it too.
 

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or look for an old school "daytona" brace. real nice 750 dude. i love the orange.

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