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Mikelrome August 20th, 2010 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by max16v (Post 475589)
Been a long time since I really posted much here, but I thought I'd give you a chance to see what made me put my v-rod on the back-burner for a year and a half (not including the gf :smilespin: )

Finally finished building my dream bike and being on a strict budget, I waited and waited for deals.

When someone says "cafe racer", these bikes pop into my head:
85% late 50's/early 60's period correct (except the front brake, forks, late 60's Amal 930 carbs, and modern wiring). Enjoy.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._6105429_n.jpg


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._6686044_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._4254552_n.jpg


-Sheridan

Very nice!!! Did you build the tank and seat?

fungus August 26th, 2010 09:58 AM

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Just a quick question. Would you folks ride a Honda CB750 as a daily, even on the interstate? Would your opinion change if it was bobbed?

ThrasherBill August 26th, 2010 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by fungus (Post 477370)
Just a quick question. Would you folks ride a Honda CB750 as a daily, even on the interstate? Would your opinion change if it was bobbed?

Sure why not? Plenty of power for the hiway.

RichG August 26th, 2010 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by fungus (Post 477370)
Just a quick question. Would you folks ride a Honda CB750 as a daily, even on the interstate? Would your opinion change if it was bobbed?

My friend and I used to double on a CB550F to work (I was a lot smaller back then!:funny:), about a 35 mile commute, part of it down into the Columbia Gorge (hill riding, high wind, etc.). I loved it, 'cept for the part where we got off work in the morning... we'd stop at the halfway point and warm our frozen hands over the exhaust trumpets!

The only thing you could really do to a 750 to make it uncomfortable for distance riding is hardtail it, IMHO.:grin:

max16v August 26th, 2010 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by fungus (Post 477370)
Just a quick question. Would you folks ride a Honda CB750 as a daily, even on the interstate? Would your opinion change if it was bobbed?

I rode my '73 Cb750 for a year and a half straight! Through wind, snow, rain, HEAT, didn't matter. - Even getting groceries.

Make sure that if you do lots of highway riding, put a bigger front sprocket, or a smaller rear sprocket to get a good gear ratio. Keep the rpms under 3.5-4k @ 70mph and your engine will love you.

max16v August 26th, 2010 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Mikelrome (Post 476347)
Very nice!!! Did you build the tank and seat?

THANKS!

The seat I bought from Clubman Racing for $155 shipped!!!!! REALLY! It's the Norton Manx Slimline seat with center mounted tank cut-out.

The fiberglass gas tank I bought off Ebay for $200. Glass From The Past, Clubman Racing, and other places sell this tank (with the Monza cap) for $450+
I used the por15 sealer and works like a friggin' charm!

This tank fits both Slimline and Wideline Featherbed frames.

fungus August 26th, 2010 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by ThrasherBill (Post 477371)
Sure why not? Plenty of power for the hiway.

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Originally Posted by RichG (Post 477372)
My friend and I used to double on a CB550F to work (I was a lot smaller back then!:funny:), about a 35 mile commute, part of it down into the Columbia Gorge (hill riding, high wind, etc.). I loved it, 'cept for the part where we got off work in the morning... we'd stop at the halfway point and warm our frozen hands over the exhaust trumpets!

The only thing you could really do to a 750 to make it uncomfortable for distance riding is hardtail it, IMHO.:grin:

Sweet. I've been thinking about getting a bike for a while now, and someone recommended a CB750 to me. Old enough to be fun, light enough to be practical, yet fast enough to get out of the way of the 17 year old drama queen on her iphone. :panic:

I was thinking of running stock, but damn:
YouTube- First Ride CB750 Chop

I think I may have found even another project. :wacko:

I'm taking the engine from my XL100 to the shop on saturday; after I work out the bugs and blast/paint the frame, she'll go up for sale. Then I'll see what I can find as far as a 750.

I have a lot of reading to do.

RichG August 26th, 2010 07:45 PM

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These guys have some killer 750 stuff:
http://www.cyclexchange.net/

V8Transporter August 26th, 2010 08:25 PM

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If that bike was any more minimalist, it wouldn't have wheels.:clapping::clapping: "Sounds good too!

aircoolednewf August 26th, 2010 08:41 PM

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Love the enfields. When I was in belgum, I met an old guy there that built enfield cafee's. He had maby 6 or more in the shed, and he had a shop out front where he sold the new ones.

Just asking for a friend, he bought a 57 prima d 150 nsu, and he's wondering where's a good place to get parts, he's in bad need of a couple of seat covers. Any help is greatly appreciated.

bigbeardedbastard August 27th, 2010 03:45 AM

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this is my 64 triumph trophy bobber it has been more fun than any harley ive ever builthttp://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1540895946

V8Transporter August 27th, 2010 12:19 PM

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I tried using a magnifyig glass on the 'X' But it still looks like and 'X' and not a Trumpet.

RichG August 27th, 2010 01:05 PM

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Shoot, I can't even see the "X" :unsure:... although I have to say I've never seen a paintjob that gray before, the thing blends right in!

Turbo Punk August 27th, 2010 04:00 PM

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I may be picking up this Honda CB750 Cafe project tomorrow.

http://images.craigslist.org/3kf3pf3...610c211bc7.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/3p13o23...97c6dd15cb.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/3n93m63...56b5fe18c7.jpg

bigbeardedbastard August 27th, 2010 04:29 PM

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haha let me try it again

fungus August 27th, 2010 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Turbo Punk (Post 477526)

Very nice! A different tank, clip ons, headlight ears and gauges would go along way to making that look right.

fungus August 27th, 2010 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by RichG (Post 477442)
These guys have some killer 750 stuff:
http://www.cyclexchange.net/

Another quick question, based on the parts they have listed...

The billet triple tree they have listed fits years 69-78. Many of the parts are listed this way. Are there certain years to aim for/avoid? I've found two '82 parts bikes and one '82 complete low mileage, just messing around on craigslist for a couple minutes. But if it's going to be difficult to find aftermarket parts for, I'd rather find something '78-.

If it will be safe to do it, I may make my own billet triple tree and fork brace. I've got access to a full machine shop as long as I'm in school, so why not?

Also, I think I'll go cafe instead of chopped, because I can keep rear suspension. I'd like to have the freedom to ride for long periods.

I'm tempted with the '82. It's listed for $1300, and has 5,300 miles.

Eye candy...

http://www.teammoto.com.au/FileLibra...m-465x1000.jpg

RichG August 27th, 2010 07:47 PM

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'78 and older are SOHC (single overhead cam), '79 and later are DOHC (dual...yeah, you get it:funny:).

The dual carb setup they have on cyclexchange looks pretty rad, take some work out of tuning your bike AND I bet the sound is wicked too!

fungus August 27th, 2010 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by RichG (Post 477565)
'78 and older are SOHC (single overhead cam), '79 and later are DOHC (dual...yeah, you get it:funny:).

The dual carb setup they have on cyclexchange looks pretty rad, take some work out of tuning your bike AND I bet the sound is wicked too!

Ohhh, duh. Ok, that makes sense. '78 and older it is, then.

bigbeardedbastard August 27th, 2010 08:19 PM

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http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._7191868_n.jpg

Turbo Punk August 28th, 2010 03:18 AM

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Originally Posted by fungus (Post 477561)
Very nice! A different tank, clip ons, headlight ears and gauges would go along way to making that look right.

Yup, Clubman bars, modified ears, old school tank.

I also eventually want to dump the mags for some spoked wheels. I'm thinking black rims, hubs and spokes with chrome nipples and a red pinstripe around the edge of the rim.

I just need to check it out today and assess the work it's going to need before i start looking into the new parts.

JiI August 28th, 2010 05:49 AM

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Originally Posted by fungus (Post 477564)
Another quick question, based on the parts they have listed...

The billet triple tree they have listed fits years 69-78. Many of the parts are listed this way. Are there certain years to aim for/avoid? I've found two '82 parts bikes and one '82 complete low mileage, just messing around on craigslist for a couple minutes. But if it's going to be difficult to find aftermarket parts for, I'd rather find something '78-.

If it will be safe to do it, I may make my own billet triple tree and fork brace. I've got access to a full machine shop as long as I'm in school, so why not?

Also, I think I'll go cafe instead of chopped, because I can keep rear suspension. I'd like to have the freedom to ride for long periods.

I'm tempted with the '82. It's listed for $1300, and has 5,300 miles.

Eye candy...

http://www.teammoto.com.au/FileLibra...m-465x1000.jpg

Can you tell me more about the bike in the pic? :love: I'd go with one like that but a larger rear wheel and tire.
Jeff

fungus August 28th, 2010 06:04 AM

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Originally Posted by JiI (Post 477590)
Can you tell me more about the bike in the pic? :love: I'd go with one like that but a larger rear wheel and tire.
Jeff

The tank and seat were one-offed by Benjie's Cafe' Racers; they call it an "armadillo" tank. Here's their site:
http://www.benjiescaferacer.com/bcrtanks.html

I only know this stuff from this site.
http://www.bikeexif.com/benjie%E2%80...e-honda-cb550f
I chased the picture to there using the filename. :wacko:

I really like the slimline and the dolphin tank. That guy does beautiful work.

JiI August 28th, 2010 06:34 AM

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Originally Posted by fungus (Post 477592)
The tank and seat were one-offed by Benjie's Cafe' Racers; they call it an "armadillo" tank. Here's their site:
http://www.benjiescaferacer.com/bcrtanks.html

I only know this stuff from this site.
http://www.bikeexif.com/benjie%E2%80...e-honda-cb550f
I chased the picture to there using the filename. :wacko:

I really like the slimline and the dolphin tank. That guy does beautiful work.

The husband of a friend of mine just wrecked his hyabusa last week. Broke 2 ribs, his neck in 4 places, mangled his knee and rashed his right arm. My wife said I'm not getting a bike. :sad: But if I find a 70s CB that needs some TLC, you never know....:wink:
Fantastic website!
Jeff

JiI August 28th, 2010 07:11 AM

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Found some cool ideas here...
http://www.bezbrige.com/index.php/Wo...-concepts.html

Jeff


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