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Project CB750 KO - A Quest For A Classic

I've finally settled on project subject. For a bit, I flirted with building a Street Tracker. After a few weeks of soul searching it came clear this would be too close to the CL360 that I already own. While researching the CB750 I became quite taken with the early styling, design and history. This was the first super bike and a leap forward for the modern motorcycle. Enclosed picture is my goal by 2010.

I will assemble a "near" showroom quality Red 1970 CB750.
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JK can't wait for the write up and pictures!! Good luck with it!! Have you gotten the bike yet?

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Build it and it will come...

The first step was to build a shop to support this project.

The garage has been insulated, wired, blue boarded and plastered since.

Painting, shelf and bench construction in progress.
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On Jan. 2nd, four CB750 frames and piles of engine/parts will be delivered to my house.

NOS parts Purchased to date:
-Complete HM300 Original Exhaust
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can't wait for the write up. looks to be a beauty when done.










i like how you keep your helmet with your paints and such absorbing the fumes. gives you that extra "rush" when riding.

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This is going to be a great project bike. I have a few odds n' ends laying around including pristine Honda tank and side cover emblems. Let me know if you can use these parts. just curious, what did the exhaust system set you back?

Side note: Dick Mann won the 1970 Daytona 200 on a CR750 Honda.


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OEM emblems

Simpson: Let me know if you need these. Yup... These are the real deal, no stinkin' decals back in the 70's. Not too shabby for being 38 years old!


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Very cool project. Can't wait to see it come together. Nice work on the garage!

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Helpful links:

These links are good references.

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Mister Mike, I think you made Simpson pee a little.

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Mister Mike, I think you made Simpson pee a little.
Maybe a little Holiday squirt.

Have to evaluate the parts when they are delivered in Jan.

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Given any thoght to a nice Cafe Racer? It's a really good platform

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i think MisterMike more excited than simpson is

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Simpson, I love how you built a garage in order to enable the restoration project. First things first, after all. That's the nicest lighting fixture I've ever seen in a garage, by the way.

Your choice of motorcycles to restore is awesome. That Honda changed the entire worldwide motorcycle industry, including putting the last few coffin nails into my beloved Norton brand. As an aside, the '69 CB750 was Cycle Magazine's cover bike prior to its release and was posed with the most incredible bikini-wearing model I had ever seen up to that point in my young life. The bikini was crocheted. Need I say more? I'm sure more than one young man spent time with a magnifying glass cursing the limitations of the primitive printing technology available at the time.

Best of luck with the project; I'll look forward to following your progress. And will keep an eye out for that cover shot, to go along with your restoration...

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Making Headway

The garage is half painted. Working on building the shelves and bench etc...

If you look there is a new 26 gal compressor and power washer waiting to be unwrapped.

Long list of ebay NOS wins will be posted soon.

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Looks nice. If I lived closer, I would probably come by to take a look at it.

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CB Fever!

After weeks and weeks, I can finally see the garage floor again!
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Great Bedroom... I mean garage....

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I've always thought about hanging my tools like with my bench similary located like yours to the wall what would happen if you used a bfh on the vice or slammed the door, etc... big wall vibrations does it cause any tools to fall??


Either way looks really really nice, and i'm jealous!! So are the freaks calling it a bedroom they just dont know how to say it with out being worred about their manlyness.... Oh crap now i sound ghei?? And i haven't even met RC90


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This is what yours will look like when it's finished. Mind boggling the price these 750's are selling for. Latest ebay offering.


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15k !!! Wholly too expensive Batman !

Looks like a really great restoration - very well done - If that doesnt get you fired up, nothing will !

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You have a VERY nice garage/shop/bedroom!!!!!!!!! I'm still in an apartment and working on my bike in a small space next to the wall of the parking garage. I'll hopefully be buying a house in the next few months and if I'm lucky it will have a space as nice as yours for working on projects. My fiance and I were at Sears yesterday making a list of all the tools I want and all the things she can get me for birthdays/christmas etc.

Keep us up to date on your project - that's going to be a nice one!!

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Well... finished up the last parts today.

Hopefully I'll be knee deep in Honda parts tomorrow or the next day.

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Wow that looks so nice it makes the floor look unfinished

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I LOVE your choice of lighting for the front of your work area ! All you need is the bike to get started on !

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So I would up this morning far far far from home....
On the drive home, I called up Mr Simpson to see about hanging out today.
I met him and his #1 Accomplice and we headed out to breakfast.

The Garage looks 100% better than before.

I am excited for the new project!

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fyi thatz no way to stash the yaks 4 an xtend'd length o time eh....

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You have a VERY nice garage/shop/bedroom!!!!!!!!!
-Upgraded the garage and now have two chandeliers

It's nice working on the bike in the comfort of your living room. The girl was not really to excited about that, so I built a new living room where I could be comfortable to work on the bike.

Soon she will be asking to hang out in the living-garage.



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It's nice working on the bike in the comfort of your living room. The girl was not really to excited about that, so I built a new living room where I could be comfortable to work on the bike.
I'm in the same situation right now, living in an apartment. Most of my work gets done in the living room of our apartment. Parts and boxes of more parts line the hallway and are stacked in every room except the kitchen! My fiance doesn't mind and lends a hand whenever I work on anything, but she's ready to get a house with a shop, or at least a 3-car garage so I can finish my bike project and start on a dirt bike project for her. She's buying herself a CRF 230 and me a CRF 450X, and wants me to trick them both out.

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Status update shots:

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-NOS shelf of parts including full exhuast, fenders and shocks and much more
-Two frames

Two more engines and frames on the way....

Hopefully I'll have enough parts to build a completed engine.

Plus I am somehow getting a free Intruder in this deal...
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Hit me up with as many questions as possible before and during the motor(s) assembly. Did you order NOS cam chain and cam chain follower?

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No engine parts have been ordered because I'm not sure whats being delivered. Two more engines coming tomorrow.

Here's my dilemma yet...

The goal is to build a K0 with all correct parts to near showroom level and detail.

At first I was going to buy a fair bike and make it great.

Due to ridiculous costs, I can make a better and cheaper bike.

This mainly because these parts are free from a friend.

The engine shown, has a 1038xxx serial number stamped on it which is in the official K0 serial range.

This means I want the frame, case and title to all show this same number.

This is the case, and yes most CB750 bikes number don't match on early models.

I need these two parts to be ordinal to the first bike.

Everything else can be bought NOS or recycled from other bikes.

Here's the first problem with these two very important parts!

Posting pics next

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The frame has been chopped and is missing features. I can weld it back to original but its small step back.

The top case has a broken piece in it. Again, I think I can fix it with a local guy weld job but a set back.
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Last shipment arrived...

Mistermike, We need to talk via phone. I need assessment on this stuff.
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