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Old 09-07-2010, 01:31 PM   #1
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cb750 2up cafe racer thread

Well i got my project bike about a little over a week ago...

1973 Honda Cb750k Four:
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My intentions with this bike is to build it up like a cafe racer, however i think instead of the single seat with the cowl on back,... (see below)
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I think i'm gonna make it useful and cut down a stock seat about 2" to give it a flat streamlined look, & still be able to tote my old lady from pub to pub...

Heres what a stock seat looks like...
cb750 2up cafe racer thread

Heres what i wanna do to the seat...
cb750 2up cafe racer thread

Thats about the look im going for.

While i'm here i might as well make a list of what i'd like to change or a to do list for the bike. This will more likely be a reminder list for me personally, rather than you guys reading at home.

* Clubman bars (every true cafe needs these)
* New grips (right side grip only comfy for 3 minutes)
* New seat pan /foam/ cover
* oil/filter change
* Small oil leak from C.S. shaft
* Remove plastic inner rear fender
* Battery delete (make her a kickstart only)
* New Clutch cable (one on her is way too long)
* New pod air filters
* replace straight headers w/ MAC 4 into 1 exhaust
* re-jet after exhaust (currently running lean & VERY HOT)
* carb sync
* re-weld passenger peg mounts
* Bleed front brakes
* Put rear springs back on (hardtail is no fun on the Hwy.)
* replace fork seals/fork oil/fork boots
* attach single center mount speedo (no tach)
* Clean, Clean, Clean
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Well first things first, that clutch cable had to go. It definatly wasnt the cable that was supposed to on the cb750 as it was routed from the clutch to the front wheel where the speedo cable goes, then up the forks to the left side lever.

Put on that new cable and now she shifts like buttah.

Next up is the clubman bars...
For those of you who don't know... think clip-ons, but full bars.
cb750 2up cafe racer thread
cb750 2up cafe racer thread

Step one... strip her naked! Woot!
cb750 2up cafe racer thread

Threw on the bars for a test fit & to see how they look...
cb750 2up cafe racer thread
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Lookin' Good!

After a few minutes i realized honda ran their wires thru the handle bars, and i wasn't about to try to run wire through the hard curves of the clubmans, so i had to grind away at the bottom of the control mounts to fit the wires through.

cb750 2up cafe racer thread
cb750 2up cafe racer thread

After the controls were put into place, I put on some new retro styled cafe grips. YUMMY!!!
cb750 2up cafe racer thread

Okay, so i got the clutch cable on, clubman bars in place,... so while the bike was still disassembled, i decided to replace those trashed air filters that were on the bike with some shiny new ones.
cb750 2up cafe racer thread
cb750 2up cafe racer thread

I also decided to yank out that plastic inner rear fender.
cb750 2up cafe racer thread
cb750 2up cafe racer thread

I know its useful for keeping dirt/water off your back, but i dont mind gettin' a lil' dirty w/ this bike. Basically its just extra weight to me. Plus i think it cleans up the look on the rear of the bike.
cb750 2up cafe racer thread
cb750 2up cafe racer thread

Eventually, If the bike doesn't need something to be ridden... its coming off. Still doing some research on removing the battery and electronics that go w/ it.


Well thats all for this episode... Here is how she sits for now.
cb750 2up cafe racer thread
cb750 2up cafe racer thread
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Join me next time as i'll likely be getting into:
* Passenger peg mounts & pegs
* Fixing those fork seals & boots
* Replacing exhaust w/ a MAC 4-1 full system. Looks really clean IMO
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He nailed the take-off, but when he landed, something terrible happened. His front tire exploded like a cannonball, and his handle bars went straight through his head. Blood was everywhere. His teeth were ground down to a powder, and the front of his face exploded out the back of his skull. He died instantly... the next day.
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:39 PM   #2
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Very nice man. Love those old bikes.
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Looks good bro. Love the old Hondas.
Keep us updated on your progress. If you are taking input... consider drilling the front disc. I know someone that did this and said, it was easier than they thought (the metal wasn't hard) and it made a big difference in brake performance.
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Thanks a lot for the kind words guys.

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Looks good bro. Love the old Hondas.
Keep us updated on your progress. If you are taking input... consider drilling the front disc. I know someone that did this and said, it was easier than they thought (the metal wasn't hard) and it made a big difference in brake performance.
I was thinking about that... cb750cafe.com has an exchange program... send in your rotor for one alreay drilled, its $110 though. i think i'll look deeper into doing it in house. Whatever it is, something needs to be done, the rear brake is definitely a lot stronger than the front.

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Thanks for posting up, I like where you're headed w/ this old Honda. Just a little food for thought. . .you might have an air leak somewhere if the bike is running lean and hot in stock trim.
Gracias senior, but its cause of the pod filters & basically straight header pipes. breathing great, just starved for gas.

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I was thinking about that... cb750cafe.com has an exchange program... send in your rotor for one alreay drilled, its $110 though. i think i'll look deeper into doing it in house. Whatever it is, something needs to be done, the rear brake is definitely a lot stronger than the front.

The guy I know that drilled his, did it on a drill press. He just laid out concentric circles on the rotor and then made a pattern that looked like a factory rotor and went for it.
I don't think it would need to be so precise that it requires a machinist to make it perfect.
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The guy I know that drilled his, did it on a drill press. He just laid out concentric circles on the rotor and then made a pattern that looked like a factory rotor and went for it.
I don't think it would need to be so precise that it requires a machinist to make it perfect.
Thanks a lot bumblebee. This looks like the route I'll take. Looks pretty straightforward & easy enough. I appreciate the input guys.

P.s. Yes chads shop, although clustered at most times, is a blessing. Thanks homie. I think I owe you a beer by now... A root beer actually.
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I have been seriously looking at a CB...There are a lot of discussions out there about the best one to have, but it looks like I'm either getting a CB350 or a CB750. There is a great looking CB360 for sale right now, but aparently it's very hard to find parts for them.

Where did you find your CB750 and are there any years that are better than others and things like that?

As you are reading forums and such, if you find a good deal on one in Houston or Texas for that matter - will you PM me please?

Thanks!! Looking great so far!

Oh and I know a good seat shop in Houston if you need.
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