New to me CB 750 four...


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New to me CB 750 four...

Post by flogger » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:24 am



I am the proud papa to the newest one to join my herd... Just got an 81 CB750C Custom with 15k miles... Frame is immaculate, body, engine, and chrome are immaculate... Running but just a little rough from neglect. Will need some brake, fork seals, few other to be expected things but she was kept in a heated garage so her seat is pristine... The owner was just tired and was giving up riding, he let her go for 300 bucks... I got a real good deal... I will give her a new professional restoration paint job! The original Honda pipes, chrome from beginning to end will be back!
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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by golden highway » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:18 am

Gee sounds like you got screwed over on that deal. I hate when I hear stories like this. I tell you what I will give you the $300.00 you paid for it. I think I might have a use for it but this is just to help you.

It looks like the original paint is in good condition so I hate hearing you will be painting it. I had a 900 and the only thing I didn't like is the PO changed the exhaust to a 4 to . If the bike was all original I might not have been able to part with it.

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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:39 am

nice score! keep and eye on the cam cover gasket, they are rubber but dry out from sitting. make sure the front cam adjustor works, it will saw a hole in the front of the motor if it doesn't
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Post by themainviking » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:47 am

golden highway wrote:It looks like the original paint is in good condition so I hate hearing you will be painting it.
+1 on keeping it original. However, it is your bike and you can do as you like with it. I had a 1969 copy of that bike, with full fairing and saddlebags. It ran great. It took it in partial trade for a car, tuned it up and changed the swingarm bearings, certified it and sold it. Kinda wish I had it now as a naked bike for running around. What I especially liked was - it had a kick starter, so weak batteries could not strand a person.
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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by flogger » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:08 am

golden highway wrote:It looks like the original paint is in good condition so I hate hearing you will be painting it.
I will take it to a quality paint shop. The tank has 3 dents in it so repainting it to fix those. I will put the factory paint back on it...

You have a couple of vintage wings! Louisville, huh? Sports fan?
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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by flogger » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:10 am

detdrbuzzard wrote:nice score! keep and eye on the cam cover gasket, they are rubber but dry out from sitting. make sure the front cam adjustor works, it will saw a hole in the front of the motor if it doesn't
Thanks for the info...
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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by golden highway » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:34 am

flogger wrote:
golden highway wrote:It looks like the original paint is in good condition so I hate hearing you will be painting it.
I will take it to a quality paint shop. The tank has 3 dents in it so repainting it to fix those. I will put the factory paint back on it...
That makes sense. I thought the blue was one of the nicer colors they had. I seen one painted gold that looked great. Not a cold I would have ever picked but after seeing it it would be one of my top picks other than original

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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by flogger » Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:20 pm

Just got these back from the paint shop... Very pleased with the work. Even painted the cursive word "Custom" back on the top as Honda had it originally... Can't wait to get it all back together... You can see from the original post pic the old paint...
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Post by harvey01 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:48 pm

Great paint job! Looks terrific!
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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by Seldom Home » Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:19 am

Congratulations, nice ride.
I picked up an all original Red 1982 CB750 Custom a few years ago with about 5000 KM on the ODO. It also needed a bit of TLC to get it back in road worth condition. The biggest challenge was getting the carbs cleaned. There is an online group at http://www.cb750c.com if you haven't already found it, there is a wealth of knowledge there.
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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by themainviking » Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:22 am

Yup flogger. I see now why you wanted to paint it. That looks really good.
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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by golden highway » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:06 pm

Wow they did a great job. I wish I would have kept mine seeing how great it could have been

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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by bntyhntr6975 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:57 am



'81 CB750K. I paid $300. Needed battery and tires and lots of cleaning. Sold it for $1300 a couple yrs later with about 9K on the clock. Man that bike was fun!
Good luck with your project.

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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by flogger » Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:34 am

bntyhntr6975 wrote:'81 CB750K. I paid $300. Needed battery and tires and lots of cleaning. Sold it for $1300 a couple yrs later with about 9K on the clock. Man that bike was fun! Good luck with your project.
Thank you! I should have it done and back in another week, maybe 2...Should be a fun ride this Spring! I just picked back up my helmet. Could not find one I really liked so I had one painted to match! The tank and side panels are above to compare with... The word "Custom" was repainted on the tank below the gas cap as well as on the back of the helmet.
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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by flogger » Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:12 am

Picked her up again today. Had the valve work and carb work done (cleaned and rebuilt)... New pipes, new tires, new brakes and shoes and pads and fluid... Replaced all cables inc choke... Fork seals redone... New levers (both), new handles for both sides...Drivable again, 85% finished... painting finished... mostly detailing to finish her up... had her out for about 50 miles today riding, testing, and playing..., my god, what fun, what power... She's fast...


Noticed one funny thing. Idles nice at 800 to 1000 rpm when cold. But onced warmed and hot idles, stays around 3000 RPM. She did this at purchase and before any work was begun. She's doing this now still with all the new items above.... rides great otherwise. I can play the clutch without moving and force a lower rpm drop. What did I miss or needs fixing?
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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by flogger » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:26 pm

Detailed her up and cleaned her up like my Wing... About finished but for the idling issue in the previous post...
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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by golden highway » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:35 am

Sounds like an air leak around a carb boot but could be in the vacuum also. Take a propane torch unlit of course and go around you boots and vac lines when you find the leak with the propane you will notice a leak. These bike are fussy about air intake. Check your air filter also

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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by flogger » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:47 am

golden highway wrote:Sounds like an air leak around a carb boot but could be in the vacuum also. Take a propane torch unlit of course and go around you boots and vac lines when you find the leak with the propane you will notice a leak. These bike are fussy about air intake. Check your air filter also
Thx, ordered a set of boots...
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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by Joe in SD » Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:33 am

That is one beautiful paint job. You do it or have it done somewhere? Just jealous. Ride safe, Joe

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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by golden highway » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:40 am

Did you get the running issues worked out?

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Re: New to me CB 750 four...

Post by flogger » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:51 am

golden highway wrote:Did you get the running issues worked out?
Yes, runs great... I replaced the boots/insulators just because they were 35 years old and they did jot have any leaks from them (before or after). The vacuum lines were not leaking either. Seems that after repeatedly adjusting the idle screw that it found it's sweet spot...
Joe in SD wrote:That is one beautiful paint job. You do it or have it done somewhere? Just jealous. Ride safe, Joe
I had a pro shop do it, thanks for the comment...


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