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Author Topic: 78 CB750F Build  (Read 3745 times)

Offline o1marc

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Re: Bonneville 78 CB750F
« Reply #15 on: Oct 01, 2013, 12:01:51 »
Ya, making a mold and selling off copies of the seat is the only way to recoup some of the expense of making your own. I am iin the same boat. You just hope your design is nice enough to be wanted by others.
The salt flats are run by the SCTA though different meets have different sanctioning bodies and most have rules close to the other. You just need to decide which race date you want to run to see what sanctioning bodies rules to build by. Speeds Week in Aug. and World Finals in Oct (canceled this week) are the main ones although there are just bike events.

Offline PJs Garage

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Re: 78 CB750F Build
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2014, 01:13:54 »
Sorry for the long wait.

Due to some changes in my job I will not be going to Bonneville yet. 

Here are some updated pics of the build.
Patrick Vogel
PJ's Garage
Las Vegas

Offline PJs Garage

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Re: 78 CB750F Build
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2017, 11:22:38 »
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.

Cafe Racer built as a 70s period correct
A complete chassis up restoration, built only with parts and tools that were available in the 1970s
Original "F" chassis dual disk front and disk rear brakes
Custom original fuel tank with brass cap
Hand made custom fiberglass tail with hidden battery
Painted in a one-off red gold flake paint
Polished valve covers and side cases
Yoshimura 4 into 1 pipe
Electronic ignition
Electric start with hidden battery in the tail
K&N pod filters
Dyno tuned by Main Street Moto LV
530 chain conversion with 17-48 tooth sprocket set
Gusseted frame for handling
New Progressive 12 series shock and spring set
Hand made peg set with adjustable brake and shifter lever.
Complete Motorcycle frame and wheels are powder coated
All hardware is zinc plated













Patrick Vogel
PJ's Garage
Las Vegas

Offline coyote13

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Re: 78 CB750F Build
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2017, 16:16:39 »
That came up really nice man, inspiring build.  Any clearance issues with the tail or battery?

Would lovvvvve to see a video running too, looks like it sounds mean
Half the fun's in the get there...

Offline PJs Garage

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Re: 78 CB750F Build
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2017, 11:24:36 »
It's real close when you go over bumps.  I ended up trimming a small amount off to reduce the risk of contact of the tire.


Patrick Vogel
PJ's Garage
Las Vegas