1980 cb750k DOHC Bobber

by Dave

I have ridden bikes since I got my first one at 9 years old. It was a Bronco mini bike with a 5 hp pull string start. I was hooked !! From there I rode any thing with two wheels. In my twenties I got my first chopper. It was Honda 450 painted purple. Yep that was in the 80,s.

I started a family and had 3 sons so my riding time was cut down to almost nothing but now that they are all grown men {I am 51 years old now}I have started back on my road to being a cool dude again. I bought a 1980cb 750k Dohc stock and it did not take me long to bob it out.

I ended up sending it to G&L choppers in Colorado Springs for the biggest part of the job and once I got it home I re-jetted the carbs and had it dynoed along with putting a left side speedo on the front 21" Harley wheel.

This thing runs like a race horse and will stay in my collection a long time. I also have a couple Honda 550,s and a Honda VTX 1800 in the family. I have to say that with the money I have invested in this bike I could have bought a new one but whats the fun in that.

This bike has a re-shaped shadow tank and hand costumed side panels. G&L also did the paint,sissy bar, forward controls all in their garage.

Thanks for sending this well designed and built ride in Dave!
Dave has an extensive list of bike related blogs/web-sites on his blog list at http//motorcyclebloglist.blogspot.com/.

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Dec 18, 2010
by: Anonymous

Iron crosses have been around a long time, mine was the old crusader design.The front brake works well but i use the front and back brake at the same time.I suppose the springer helps because it takes a lot of the sudden lock up problems away with the extra second i have to release.I have the original frame and motor so in my state to use the same title i wanted it to have the same things it was titled with.Both brakes ,lights ,horn,ect. just makes it easier when i get it inspected.

Dec 18, 2010
by: David

Not a fan of the Iron Cross paint job but I like the rest. How's your front brake working for you? I got no stopping power out of mine. Big mistake on my part.

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