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I have seen racing hondas with a cable actuated brake converted from the rod type any one have good pictures of that as I just cant find any I can get my face into close enough to see.Or and web sites that have good pictures of this idea.
I not to happy with the rod angle when you try and connect up a rear set on the brake side. Unless someone has a better pic of this set up.Mayb be the question should be in technical smirks but if I can have a look see close enough I can do the technical.

I have seen them on honda cr750s but at the time didnt look that close at the bracketry



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Edited by - LiLBull on Apr 04 2007 7:24:04 PM


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well I have been pounding the cyber pavement and found this cool cr 750 site and answers the question of bracketry its cast in the hub still maybe with a bracket on the swing would suffice well it what Im currently thinking about .

http://www.ozebook.com/cr7504.htm

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I think I just found my next bike to build a cb 750 with cr flare.Thats a cool bike some how the old school pictures above get me going more then the replicas on ohio cafe racers site but his bikes are the nuts as far as replicas go he is even making alloy tanks they cost as much as the english ones(700$) but they are all alloy.I just assume make my own alloy tank.But I do think I found my new bike build idea ..right here with the cr750.
Theres a guy a few miles away he has one cb 750 thats been off the road for a year or two.for 150$ so it will be a good basis for my quest for my new holy grail.Yeah Im getting excited now...


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those tanks are gross!!!! why the hell would anyone want to pay $700 for a tank made out of aluminum that weighs 8 lbs.... seems like it is about 6 lbs too heavy to me.


thats like paying 450for the tank and an additional 250 for the 6 lbs of lead in it.

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http://www.hondachopper.com/verver.html

chopper stuff but has a how to on converting rear brakes to cable on a cb750.

T500s are cable actuated rear brakes, try pirating the cable and arm off them to use on the cb750.
 

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http://www.sahmg.co.za/content.php?pageID=336

ah the fever is setting in.....

Thanks Geeto new you had something on it .


I thought it was cool they are availible in the states I didnt see and values on weight I didnt look that much into it as Ill make my own but for those that cant ...well.Still its cool that some one is trying to make parts for a rare bike.

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http://www.sahmg.co.za/content.php?pageID=336

ah the fever is setting in.....

Thanks Geeto new you had something on it .


I thought it was cool they are availible in the states I didnt see and values on weight I didnt look that much into it as Ill make my own but for those that cant ...well.Still its cool that some one is trying to make parts for a rare bike.

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Uhmmm thats strange how did that happen....must be an echo in here!

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LilBull,
Do a google search for 'CYB350' or ' Honda CYB' threre are some good pics of a replica which used a cable rear. Also look into the CB77 and CA77 aka Honda Dream and Superhawk. Right side drive but used a cable activated brake, if the sizes are close you may be able to FLIP the mechanism into a newer CB hub? Just a thought, I just woke up so that may sound stupid in a coffee or two...

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There are only 4 true factory built CR750s. They were prepped by honda for the Daytona 200 (the one Dick Mann won on a CR750 in 1970). Supposedly, these factory bikes had chromoly frames. Outside of that most CR750s were stock road going cb750s that people converted using the official #970 kits - which means that you can convert any cb750 if you had the parts. Knowing that, and how popular cafe-ing these bikes has become, it is not hard to see where there would be a demand. As for original 970 kits, honda bought back everything they could lay their hands on which makes parts rare. I have a few 970 parts mixed with 1970 parts and they are super light and totally badass.

I have seen a few road going CR750s and even considered doing one myself.

these are one of the "experts" out there on the CR750. They also build New Sandcast bikes out of NOS parts:

http://www.worldmotorcycles.com/Pages/worldracing.html

M3 had some nice parts too:
http://www.m3racing.com/products/parts.html

here is a crappy pic of the original 970 kit:


airtech's bodywork:
http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/hondaz/CR7501969-77SINCAM.htm



My own CR750 front end:


Actually it was built for drag racing out of what was left of a crashed 970 kitted road race bike and a 1969 Sandcast. The Wheel for sure is, as is the brake hangers and hardware (magnesium), and the clipons. The Calipers and forks I am unsure if they are part of the kit and the speedo hub and drive are definatly sandcast pieces.

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quote:I have seen a few road going CR750s and even considered doing one myself.
Jesus, stop considering and do it. I've seen tons of stuff on this forum I'd like to do but can't, due to time/money/machining ability, etc. If you have the parts sitting around wasting, shame on you. I love old, fully faired racebikes. I'd love to see what you could put together, considering your seemingly bottomless pit of bikes/parts.
 

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that sounds like this guy,he owned a VW repair shop, that worked for years, in his spare time rebuilding a porsche 356 convertible. Over time, the value climbed and then soared.He finally sold it as a basket case in november of that year.The very next S P R I N G!!! just a few short months later the new owner ...drove it back to the vw shop, so the previous owner could tune it up...now if that wasnt three baseball bats in the family jewels!!! Poor bugger...now he crys he never should have sold it and now he looks for one and realized he gave away his chance to owning one man oh man...Life is to short!


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thanks Rosko Im on it....hey my tool just arrived Im going to work on the bike the 450 that is.Be back to plot my 750 dezign.I agree with jude it has to have a full fairing to acheive the look.
I have seen airstream has upped their web sit ebut Im still to shy from all the past stories to venture with them .Ill give clumban and our own brett glass from the past , a look first.

Damn theres a guy out side walking his cat ...poor simplton!

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Im still using my 450 on the street ,It gets plenty of attention .I love it .www.backallycustoms.com War Horse is the black frame 450.
Im building another 360 same cx tank and a glass seat this time, thats black with silver stripe. Itll be ebayed when finnished then Ill start to hunt down that 750 and build a cr replica.

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