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Author Topic: 78 CB750F Build  (Read 4212 times)

Offline PJs Garage

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78 CB750F Build
« on: Sep 21, 2013, 23:28:38 »
This is a update on the Cafe bike that I built. 
Finished the Build in August of 2014.
It's first ride was in Sturgis, South Dakota for the 2014 rally. Sturgis is a life changing place everyone should go.
The bike has been a weekend riding bike. I recently had a child and it is time to sell the bike.  It will be going on the Mecum auction block June 3rd 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.



Cerberus Motorcycles in San Diego CA.


Cerberus Motorcycles in San Diego CA.


On the truck coming home


Home and ready to be changed for life.


Lets build a tail from fiberglass


Im thinking a 4 into 1 exhaust


Scaling the bike.


She weighs in at 488 lbs


Stripping the tank with paint stripper.


She needs some work


De-tabbing the frame for the new seat and tail


Clean frame


Arts and crafts time


Time to cut


This is the start.  I need to fine tune the design.


I designed my own tail out of foam. It resembles the Kawasaki tail with some flare.


Taped and read to be waxed and fiberglassed. This took some time.


Prepping the tail with some cheap wax I found at the auto parts store.


First layer of fiberglass.


I sanded the first layer and added a second layer of fiberglass.  I have about 12 hour invested so far.


After 2 layer of fiberglass, I was able to pull the foam. It is very solid and ready to be sanded.
I spent about 4 more hours sanding. I then took the tail to my body shop guy to have him do the fine tuning and get it to primer.   



Wire wheeling the tank


Filler panel for the tank.


We are going to fab in a new brass fuel cap.

I was not able to find a rear set that fit the 78, So I made my own.  Dime City pegs, used the stock master with brackets that I made.






Did my own carb rebuilds.


Wiring and switches


Oil PSI from Dime City


I made these because all the aftermarket products are shit.


Tail light


This is the bike as of 5/1/14





 












 
« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 11:30:19 by PJs Garage »
Patrick Vogel
PJ's Garage
Las Vegas

Offline mAd mOrdigan

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Re: Bonneville 78 CB750F
« Reply #1 on: Sep 22, 2013, 01:29:31 »
I've never used paint stripper myself.. does the old paint just wipe/scrape off easily?

Offline SONIC.

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Bonneville 78 CB750F
« Reply #2 on: Sep 22, 2013, 02:15:28 »
Why do you refer to yourself in the third person like you're writing an article about yourself?
It's ridiculous.

Offline Hoosier Daddy

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Re: Bonneville 78 CB750F
« Reply #3 on: Sep 22, 2013, 03:29:51 »
Hoosier Daddy will be reading this thread to see where it goes.

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, why don’t you just make sure that you’re just not in fact surrounded by a bunch of assholes, alright?”


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Offline PJs Garage

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Re: Bonneville 78 CB750F
« Reply #4 on: Sep 22, 2013, 13:25:37 »
mAd mOrdigan:  I thought so. But the tank had been repainted with some thick nasty paint.  I took a wire wheel to it and it balled up like gum.

Hoosier Daddy: Thanks for the support.
Patrick Vogel
PJ's Garage
Las Vegas

Offline Finnigan

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Re: Bonneville 78 CB750F
« Reply #5 on: Sep 22, 2013, 13:47:53 »
I will be following, that is all

Offline mAd mOrdigan

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Re: Bonneville 78 CB750F
« Reply #6 on: Sep 22, 2013, 13:48:46 »
btw do they have a lot of vintage bikes for sale at that San Diego shop?

Offline MOONDOGnyc

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Re: Bonneville 78 CB750F
« Reply #7 on: Sep 22, 2013, 15:19:06 »
Following...
Get on your bad motorscooter and ride...

Offline PJs Garage

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Re: Bonneville 78 CB750F
« Reply #8 on: Sep 23, 2013, 03:34:36 »
We started on the tail today. It needs some fine tuning.  It will be awesome.  Im excited!
Patrick Vogel
PJ's Garage
Las Vegas

Offline xxthegonzxx

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  • 1978 CB750F-Coming along nicely!
Re: Bonneville 78 CB750F
« Reply #9 on: Sep 25, 2013, 23:07:09 »
Subscribed! Get us an update soon! Good luck