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Here I go again
« on: January 07, 2012, 09:11:47 PM »
Well, I've regretted selling the CB1100F almost everyday since I sold it. Today a CB750 followed me home. It's a 1979 so it has the DOHC engine like the 1100 except lots smaller. Anyway, I'll get some pix up soon (as soon as Rick helps me). They are surely to be the most "before " pictures you've seen since this thing has been sitting in the weeds for a half dozen years or more. By the way.. THanks Rick for helping me save this beauty!

Right now I'm thinking cafe with a half fairing but Rick is trying to talk me into a mono shock and other goodies... Should be a fun project since it needs everything touched, rebuilt or replaced.

If you have any ideas, let me know... Follow up pix to, uh, follow.

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Re: Here I go again
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 09:35:31 PM »
It was a blast helping rescue that CB  8) Definitely gonna be cool seeing this project take shape!

Pics are easy, do you have a photo bucket account?
79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


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Re: Here I go again
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012, 04:04:12 PM »
I am liking this idea:



....but with a mono shock rear end  ;)
79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


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Re: Here I go again
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012, 05:16:43 PM »
Alright Rick... that's enough out of you. My brain is rotted already with the possibilities. Yes I have a Photobucket account. I took about 35 pounds of junk off the bike and got those carbs off... The carbs look ok.. they ust need the secret cleaning.

I also found a blob of JB Weld on the timing chain galley on the front of the cylinders... That's probably nothing Huh!? Looks like the previous owner had a leak there. Lucky for me he fixed it with 5 pounds of JB Weld over the break and the nearby bolts... :o

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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012, 06:08:48 PM »
JB Weld huh? I think you just justified a 900 cylinder block......Bwahahahahahahhaha

If you have the Photobucket account, as you move the cursor over the pic you want to post, a drop down box will appear. The bottom box says "IMG code", just right click and copy this code, and paste it in the message box....voila! Now I expect to see some pics!
79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


Have a good and Godly day, for what lasting value is a good day if it is not also a Godly day?

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Re: Here I go again
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2012, 07:33:36 PM »


Who are the grateful dead? And why do they keep following me?

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Re: Here I go again
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2012, 07:55:57 PM »





Just trying to help with ideas...
« Last Edit: January 08, 2012, 07:58:42 PM by mechanista »
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Re: Here I go again
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012, 12:12:39 PM »

There she is still strapped to the trailer... Hardtail via seized swingarm... rear wheel locked... What a beauty!


Here's the previous owner's repair to keep the oil in her..
I've since stripped her down... Good news. Rear brakes were rusted to the drum.. problem fixed and it now rolls... Swingarm loosend and it swings quite nicely.

Mono shock right now is an ax handle so I can roll it around.

There are a ton of ways to go with this one... The Rick's are already at it I see... I don't think I'm going mad max mechanista... definetly not stock though!
« Last Edit: January 09, 2012, 02:22:10 PM by buggiebuggie »

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Re: Here I go again
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012, 01:19:01 PM »


Here's what I'm thinking today... tomorrow may be different... who knows?

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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2012, 04:38:54 PM »


Here's what I'm thinking today... tomorrow may be different... who knows?

Ooooooh! Nice! I like that look. You will definitely want to go twin disc on the front. The wire wheels expand the potential as well.
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Re: Here I go again
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2012, 10:06:21 AM »
I had an hour or so this morning before I was off to my next job, so I took all the giant stuff off the front of the CB and put low bars and an old tractor light on it to see if I liked it.. I think I do...


So here's the first question... Do I go this route... stripped down cafe/bobber look... OR do I go with the fairing boy racer look...

If I go this route I'll just do a small digital speedo on top of the fuse box on the bars so it's hardly seen... then move as much as I can off the bars so it's real clean looking. It will be a little more time but I think it looks pretty tough and will cost me less cash for a fairing/mounts/lights... Lets hear it guys!
« Last Edit: January 11, 2012, 10:24:55 AM by buggiebuggie »

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Re: Here I go again
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2012, 09:50:00 PM »


I vote for this look........well, except a mono shock of course :)
79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


Have a good and Godly day, for what lasting value is a good day if it is not also a Godly day?

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Re: Here I go again
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2012, 06:35:40 AM »
Here is RickC's vote:
79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


Have a good and Godly day, for what lasting value is a good day if it is not also a Godly day?

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Re: Here I go again
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2012, 05:26:15 PM »
I'm down with that... I like the seat and now I have some foam to make one! Oh, I scored an original Tracy fender complete with cool disco inspired graphics... It's pretty cool since it is beveled... after I get it I will decide if it goes out front or in the back and maybe I'll make a copy of it for the front only much smaller.

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Re: Here I go again
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2012, 08:08:16 PM »

Here is another idea...nice and easy