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Author Topic: 1975 UK CB750k2 cafe build  (Read 853 times)

Offline BenHolmes21

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Re: 1975 UK CB750k2 cafe build
« Reply #10 on: Sep 01, 2018, 13:16:26 »
So not much has been happening recently as Iím still waiting for a delivery from the USA with the parts Iíve ordered.

But hopefully next week the engine will be being stripped and painted in some VHT Nu-Cast aluminium. I have also painted a few casings with VHT crackle grey too....



I finally managed to get my hands on the correct CB550 swing arm to replace the standard one so I can run a wider rear wheel/tyre, and also being tubular it looks more in-keeping.

Youíll see that the undertray is finally welded in too so the frame/swingarm isnít too far off going to powdercoat!



The delkevic exhaust I bought was originally up for sale, but I decided Iíd chop up a brand new exhaust and make it custom, so Iíve just got to weld a new mount onto the frame once the engine is back in and itís mocked up.



The father-in-law, whoís garage has been loaned to me after selling my house, has helped make and shape the rear hump that will hide the battery and electrics, so we just need to fibreglass it and thatíll go to paint with the tank and headlight soon.






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Re: 1975 UK CB750k2 cafe build
« Reply #11 on: Sep 01, 2018, 14:01:54 »
Nice work , itís going to look fantastic !

Steve

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Re: 1975 UK CB750k2 cafe build
« Reply #12 on: Sep 01, 2018, 17:55:03 »
Have you thought about mounting battery under swing arm along with reg /rec .makes wiring easier?

Offline BenHolmes21

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Re: 1975 UK CB750k2 cafe build
« Reply #13 on: Sep 02, 2018, 06:30:56 »
Nice work , itís going to look fantastic !

Steve
Thanks Steve... just trying to decide on the colour Togo with at the minute... whether to stick with the original blue or change it up a little.

Have you thought about mounting battery under swing arm along with reg /rec .makes wiring easier?

I did think about it, but because Iím using an M-unit, Iíll be making a new wiring loom anyway, so having the battery under the swing arm will make it harder for me to hide the cables really. The reg/rec is going on the underside of the tray Iíve welded in.


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Re: 1975 UK CB750k2 cafe build
« Reply #14 on: Sep 02, 2018, 14:16:48 »
I used m unit ran wiring through frame bit more work but really clean look .just a thought .are you going for open look in middle of bike ??

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Re: 1975 UK CB750k2 cafe build
« Reply #15 on: Sep 02, 2018, 14:21:14 »
Also looking at your tray have you checked the travel clearance of wheel to tray with suspension travel ?? When I did mine I spoke with hagon .they say you need 90mm minimum. Just trying to help mate .😁

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Re: 1975 UK CB750k2 cafe build
« Reply #17 on: Sep 02, 2018, 14:24:02 »
This was my 750 I did.I didnt use m unit on that build had battery under seat like your doing .
« Last Edit: Sep 02, 2018, 14:26:05 by yozzer74 »

Offline BenHolmes21

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1975 UK CB750k2 cafe build
« Reply #18 on: Sep 02, 2018, 16:27:42 »
This was my 750 I did.I didnt use m unit on that build had battery under seat like your doing .


Thanks for the idea! I think Iíll stick to the battery under the hump rather than on the swing arm, as itíll save running lengths of wire through the frame.
There will be clearance on the frame too, I made sure that I went for the upswept hoop too as it sits higher than the original frame rails.

Your bike looks cool! I like that!
Iím going for a lithium-ion battery so I can keep a really small, sleek hump behind the seat.

Also, for the oil tank, I have one of the CognitoMoto oil tanks on its way, so itíll keep the triangle fairly open.


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« Last Edit: Sep 02, 2018, 16:32:27 by BenHolmes21 »

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Re: 1975 UK CB750k2 cafe build
« Reply #19 on: Sep 03, 2018, 03:04:24 »
Cool looking forward to seeing how it turns out .here's a build thread that might help you .don't know if you have seen it .http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63693.msg726426#msg726426
« Last Edit: Sep 03, 2018, 03:06:34 by yozzer74 »