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CB 750

Dad bought this new in 75, he passed away last May (2016) and I decided to keep it. It's been stashed in the barn but now I'm making Dad's bike my way.

Mad changes

In this installment you will see the new clubman bars getting mocked up, I don't have controls that run external to the bars yet so I can't reinstall the controls. Also the new exhaust that is not rusty and full of holes. I'm not sure if I'll keep that exhaust setup or not but I liked the idea of the symmetry they offered. Still need to remove the center stand and I do have some small style turn signals on hand thay I need to install.

Parts Worked On: 

  • Exhaust, Handlebar

Progress thus far

I'm actually a bit farther along than this, but it has been a while since I have shared anything. These pictures are from the removal of the wind jammer and shark pak, also relocating the original bars to their stock location so I could get a look at how it was from the factory and for some photos. You can also see some of my other bikes, and please excuse the messy garage, I need to organize but have little time usually and have many things going on at once.

It runs!

After finally getting the carbs cleaned, I also bought points and condensers. I replaced the condensers but left the points, so I would hopefully not have to gap them. Lol! I did use some very high grit sand paper to clean them though and my efforts were rewarded. It did not run long, but I did eventually get it running well enough that day do ride it around the block. The most poetic part about all of this, was this day was also Father's day

Parts Worked On: 

  • Ignition System, Carburetor

Bath time

After getting it home and giving it a bath, the bike looks much better. I remembered that it had run when it was parked and I had a crazy idea to get it running by the time of Dad's memorial. I threw in new spark plugs, oik filter, fresh oil, and new battery. But the carbs were in very sorry shape and the spark was weak. So hearing the old girl run would have to wait for another day.

Parts Worked On: 

  • Electric Starting System, Ignition System, Carburetor, Fuel Tank

From the depths

We'll start this project with pulling the old girl from the barn. It got parked in 96 due to a broken throttle cable. The head gasket had been leaking oil so the cable finally made him park it because he was going to fix the gasket too. As life would have it, those things never got done and he purchased a new '98 1100 Shadow A.C.E in 2000. With a new bike that needed nothing , the 750 sat and waited in the garage, eventually moving to the pole barn, which is where it remained until I dug it out.