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Author Topic: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe racer woodgrain paint. Done 4/15!  (Read 50324 times)

Offline ISMarco

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #50 on: Nov 05, 2012, 12:10:33 »
This is kewl.

Offline FGKouki

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #51 on: Nov 07, 2012, 00:09:54 »
:)  Hey Marco. 

Front end is apart to replace the forks (original upper tubes are bent), front tire, and brake pads.  I'm taking some time to do clean up other parts and repaint or polish them while they're off. 





got a set of cb550 forks in good shape.  The design is a tad different than the 750s in the upper and lower tube lengths but they should bolt right on and with the brak bracket as well.  Spent some time with them on the buffing wheel to get them super polished.





Sandblasted my caliper then hit it with some primer, silver base, and clear.  Turned out real nice.  I polished up the caliper bracket a bit too. 



I put a new tire and tube are on the front wheel and painted it gloss black to match the rear.  It was dark outside so I don't have a finished photo, but it looks great!  I should have everything back together tomorrow! 

Offline FGKouki

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #52 on: Nov 07, 2012, 22:20:02 »
The black wheel and all the freshly cleaned up parts helps make everything way less shitty!  The shocks have great compression and it rides great compared to before.  Unfortunately it got dark early again so I don't have pics with the tank, headlight, and seat on the bike. 

I need to source some k0-k6 pads too.  I ordered 77-78k pads accidentally and they won't work.  Finding a bleed nipple at the auto parts store was a failure as well, so I need to find that too.     






Offline ISMarco

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #53 on: Nov 08, 2012, 02:33:46 »
lower and blacker = cooler  8)

Offline juan@crqcycles

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #54 on: Nov 08, 2012, 12:46:32 »
Black rims look way sexier! How did you paint over chrome?

Offline FGKouki

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #55 on: Nov 08, 2012, 14:52:09 »
I scuffed it up with 320 grit and cleaned it really well, then hit it with por15 AP-120 (metal prep), let it soak, rinsed and dried it.  I just rattle canned it with engine enamel after that.  Adhesion to chrome is tricky so hopefully this holds up. 

Offline FGKouki

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #56 on: Nov 08, 2012, 15:44:05 »








I think I need to mount the speedo lower or go with a mini speedo. 
« Last Edit: Nov 08, 2012, 15:50:28 by FGKouki »

Offline ISMarco

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Re: "Woody" a '75 cb750k cafe brat
« Reply #57 on: Nov 10, 2012, 21:13:59 »
The shorter forks look way cool  8)


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