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Author Topic: $100 '78 cb750  (Read 723 times)

Offline Rydog400f

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$100 '78 cb750
« on: Jun 24, 2017, 11:46:57 »
Bought this off a friend for $100. Figured I'd just part it out and make some money but I'm in need of a new project and plan on keeping it now. It was seized and missing the keys/title. I let some marvel mystery oil sit on the cylinders for a week, then rocked the rear tire back and fourth in fifth gear and it freed up! A little schmoozing at the dmv got the $610 late fees and penalties down to $400. Found a guy on eBay who cuts keys and had some new ones made. I put in a new battery, plugs, cleaned the carbs and it fired up! Couldn't believe how easy it was.
Anyway I'm thinking of doing the whole gl1000 front end with '76cb750 rear disk conversion as I just can't seem to get over the look of the Comstars.
As always, any help is very much appreciated.

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Offline TheCoffeeGuy

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Re: $100 '78 cb750
« Reply #1 on: Jun 24, 2017, 12:07:13 »
You can search on line.  there is a Comstar to spoke conversion kit you can buy.  you cut off the comstars and they provide flanges which bolt on exactly to the front and back hubs. Below you can see my 650 with them done.
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Offline firebane

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Re: $100 '78 cb750
« Reply #2 on: Jun 24, 2017, 12:07:55 »
That is actually a F model bike and much more sought after so you scored big!

Offline Rydog400f

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Re: $100 '78 cb750
« Reply #3 on: Jun 24, 2017, 12:25:02 »
That is actually a F model bike and much more sought after so you scored big!
Yeah I knew it was an f but I didn't know they were more sought after. Nice! I've learned they have a few nice upgrades from the earlier k models.

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Re: $100 '78 cb750
« Reply #4 on: Jun 24, 2017, 17:02:53 »
Watching this!

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Offline Rydog400f

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Re: $100 '78 cb750
« Reply #5 on: Jul 08, 2017, 21:17:29 »
Got some more work done today and had a LOT of parts come in. I bought what I though was cb900f front and rear brakes. But it looks like the front is for a 900c and the rear is a cb900f. The 900c won't fit the 750f mounts. Got a new headlight and some other bits. Tank is being prepped for por15 now. I'm also having trouble finding a 22mm petcock. Any help is much appreciated!

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Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: $100 '78 cb750
« Reply #6 on: Jul 08, 2017, 23:52:49 »
This looks like fun...I will be following

Offline Rydog400f

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Re: $100 '78 cb750
« Reply #7 on: Jul 16, 2017, 22:01:49 »
Got the front brakes sorted. Picked up a pair from an '85 honda shadow for $25 and they bolted right on. Plus they're in way better shape than the original! Almost ready to tear the bike down for powder coating. Just trying to figure out what kind of seat to go with. My wife and I decided it would be a single  seat. I've been trying to find something that would allow me to use the stock hinge and seat lock. Also looking into the handle bar setup. I have some super motos on now but like the look of the Hyde m bars.

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