1980 Honda cb750 cafe build.
by Steve Beck
(Tulsa Ok. U.S.A.)
This is a 1980 Honda cb750 that I purchased from a junkyard for $200 (about $100 too much considering the shape). Originally, I just wanted to fix it and ride for a few dollars, but that didn't happen.
The motor was seized and got a complete overhaul. New seals, gaskets, pistons, nos cylinder std. bore, rings, all bearings, valves, valve springs, etc... I installed cb900 cams and carbs, Vance& Hines header and titanium exhaust, to let it breathe better. It diffinately does that!
The electrics were all fried, so that got overhauled too. New factory connectors on the wiring harness, new stator, new regulator/rectifier, new starter. I thew away all the old ignition and installed a kick ass Power Arch from Cycle X.
The frame, tank, and fender got painted. I installed a 2002 cbr swingarm and rear wheel in the back, and welded shock mounts for the old school look.
The side panels were made from diamond plate aluminum turned backwards.
Front wheel is from a Honda Huricane, mounted to Honda GL1000 forks.
The handlebars are multi-adjustable. The gauges are Motogadget Mini and is mounted to the top clamp.
I bought a cafe style seat and had is re-upolstered with red piping and stiching to match the red powder coated wheels.
This project took me about a year and a half to complete, and was quite a few dollars over my original budget. But...now I have a new bike.
Thats my story...
Steve, that's a wicked cafe! I love the swingarm and front end. And that seat really sets the tone! Absolutely brilliant build. Congratulations man!