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I bought a 1973 CB750, Others don't understand, I love the thing! I'm surprised that there is not a larger following in BC, Why is that?

Let's hear from ya, what have ya got, ya never know somebody might have a fix or a
link on a product whatever!

Here's mine, took a long time to get here and its still not done. Carb issues will never
end I'm sure. How bout you, maybe its electrical or a lack of parts for your ride. We can with sources like these help each other out.

Here's my bike till now.
This is what I started with


Forks are on, off an 04 GSXR


Mocked up with 17x5in wheel, the hubs are a big NO


Relocation of the oil tank under the seat


Wheels laced, F rotor on. Tanks too long for the bike, if I was goin for a cafe thing
I think it'd work but it's a bit too long.


Compared to this tank


Controls finally came in, hand and foot and signals


Real close now


With the old motor



That should be more than enough, what's your build look like? I'm guessing others are interested in your ride and what it takes to get into one of these bikes.

Thanks for looking, lets make this happen.

Later
 

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Looks great! I was trying to buy one of those, a CB550 or 750, Yamaha 650 twin, ect. But everything was priced way more than it was worth. Even had a CX500 all lined up then the seller decided he wanted $1000.00 more. So I bought a SHadow Spirit.. Presently working on a buddies Yamaha 650 bobber project. If I can find one I will be either doing a full restore or a custom like what you did. But I am getting an old DT400 from the 70's that is going to be restored.

And how the heck did you post those photos??? I cant seem to load any lately???
 

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And how the heck did you post those photos??? I cant seem to load any lately???
Photos are all linked from photobucket, not tried to upload to bcsb?

Bike looks great... lots of tlc clearly! And my bike has the same forks, great choice eh? (though, my bike came with 04 gsxr forks... on an 04 gsxr... go figure)
 

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While I appreciate the bike, I just can't get onboard with old shitters. I have to see them at work all day, and all I get to see are the constant issues with old bikes. Worn and brittle intake, old intermittant electronics, faded and more brittle plastic parts, obsolete bike and no parts available, only old shitty non sticky rubber is still left for em, or they don't make those sizes now.
What's not to love right?
 

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Nice bike, few of my riding buddies have the cb550,750's, wicked bikes when they are running.


What wheel/hub did you go with?
 

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when i see these old bikes i wanna make brapp brapp noises
 

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I bought a 1973 CB750, Others don't understand, I love the thing! I'm surprised that there is not a larger following in BC, Why is that?

Let's hear from ya, what have ya got, ya never know somebody might have a fix or a
link on a product whatever!

Here's mine, took a long time to get here and its still not done. Carb issues will never
end I'm sure. How bout you, maybe its electrical or a lack of parts for your ride. We can with sources like these help each other out.

Here's my bike till now.
This is what I started with


Forks are on, off an 04 GSXR


Mocked up with 17x5in wheel, the hubs are a big NO


Relocation of the oil tank under the seat


Wheels laced, F rotor on. Tanks too long for the bike, if I was goin for a cafe thing
I think it'd work but it's a bit too long.


Compared to this tank


Controls finally came in, hand and foot and signals


Real close now


With the old motor



That should be more than enough, what's your build look like? I'm guessing others are interested in your ride and what it takes to get into one of these bikes.

Thanks for looking, lets make this happen.

Later

One thing I've learned in life is to NEVER assume anyone else gives a shit about my interests. With regard to cafe racers in general, I totally get it, have a couple myself. As for the sohc 750 Honda, it's always been a very boring bike whether it's cafe'd or not. Only in CR750 trim , sand cast '69, or a Rickman 750 would I ever consider one of these boat achors.

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Cool bike. Very nice job.
 

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We have been building more and more of those lately . Good job on mounting up the motard rims and modern front forks . Looks great
 

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While I appreciate the bike, I just can't get onboard with old shitters. I have to see them at work all day, and all I get to see are the constant issues with old bikes. Worn and brittle intake, old intermittant electronics, faded and more brittle plastic parts, obsolete bike and no parts available, only old shitty non sticky rubber is still left for em, or they don't make those sizes now.
What's not to love right?
Wow, somebody's angry...Why chime in if you have nothing positive or constructive to say? No reply needed thanks.
 

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Latest photo!

Now I agree that sohc motor I didn't have the best luck with( Owner before me rebuilt the motor using Silicone! = Blown motor ) but it was replaced with a DOHC that has not
failed in the least and is sooo much better now!

Hadn't wanted to post this, its the last shot I have set for beach mode!
 

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Nice bike, few of my riding buddies have the cb550,750's, wicked bikes when they are running.


What wheel/hub did you go with?
I agree, they are moody to say the least.
I bought this Supermoto wheel set from a shop on the island, they were collecting dust with them so I got a deal. 17x3.5 and 17x5 the is for an RMZ
 

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Hi BeeXp,

Awesome bike! There's a fellow on another forum who asked about putting a modern fork on an older bike. Did you do the work yourself or did you have a shop work on it? I didn't know what to tell him other than to see Bill @ 5th Gear in Richmond. Thanks! :)
 

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Well yes and no!

Thanks
Most of the work was done by a friend/builder named Brett on the island, I helped out wherever I could without getting in the way(I spend half the month out of town usually), it was my design and I sourced all the parts. Brett doesn't have a shop so his rates are very reasonable. Putting a modern fork on an old bike is not my original idea but made sense to me.

I got inspired after seeing a few bikes on sites like Wrenchmonkees and Classified moto and listening to buddies telling me that the stockers are Shite!
Recently Classified posted a How To for the modern fork conversion, at a price of course. Check them out
http://johnryland.posterous.com/#!/

Classified were the first ones that I saw doing this swap!
 
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