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Author Topic: 1977 CB750F "El Moto"  (Read 22779 times)

Offline Roland757

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Re: 1977 CB750F "El Moto"
« Reply #10 on: Mar 24, 2013, 14:13:02 »
If you want to see all the pictures check out this link
https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#A3JtdOXmJ01Z9E

Offline Cloyd

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Re: 1977 CB750F "El Moto"
« Reply #11 on: Mar 24, 2013, 14:50:09 »
Is that rear seat cowl removable so that you could switch between brat seat and cafe seat?
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Offline Roland757

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Re: 1977 CB750F "El Moto"
« Reply #12 on: Mar 24, 2013, 15:07:51 »
I wanted the option to have a passenger.  I have a set of passenger pegs that thread into tabs I put on the frame also.  I am currently building a bike for my wife, but until it is complete she will go on short rides with me.  It will ride 2 but short rides only.

Plus I thought it was pretty cool make it removable...

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Re: 1977 CB750F "El Moto"
« Reply #13 on: Mar 24, 2013, 16:23:56 »
Very cool seat, inspired by the Thruxton?
Have been thinking of doing a similar solution. Have you given the bodywork clearcoat yet?
« Last Edit: Mar 24, 2013, 16:39:26 by RotaryDane »

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: 1977 CB750F "El Moto"
« Reply #14 on: Mar 24, 2013, 16:26:19 »
Rad man. Definite BOTM material. The seat is perfect.
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

Offline Roland757

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Re: 1977 CB750F "El Moto"
« Reply #15 on: Mar 24, 2013, 17:43:10 »
Very cool seat, inspired by the Thruxton?
Have been thinking of doing a similar solution. Have you given the bodywork clearcoat yet?

Honestly when I started the build in August I didn't even know what a Thruxton was.  I came up with the idea because I knew I wanted a cowl but also knew my wife and kids would kill me if I built a bike that they couldn't at least go on short rides on.

As for the paint, it is cleared.  The pictures don't really do it justice.  It is Honda Planet Blue Metallic to keep an original(1975) Honda color for vintage appeal but I did a satin sheen on the blue and a high gloss on the white stripe.  I need to take some pictures with something other than an iphone.

Thanks for looking!  Thanks VonYinzer

Offline trek97

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Re: 1977 CB750F "El Moto"
« Reply #16 on: Mar 24, 2013, 17:57:58 »
very cool.

Offline tweakin

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Re: 1977 CB750F "El Moto"
« Reply #17 on: Mar 25, 2013, 22:21:57 »
That turned out really nice, well done.  I have a soft spot for the 77/78 F's.  I really like the rearset solution, very similar to mine.



If you pick up a break light sensor banjo for the rear master cylinder you can ditch the stock spring mechanism.
« Last Edit: Mar 25, 2013, 22:26:41 by tweakin »

Offline Roland757

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Re: 1977 CB750F "El Moto"
« Reply #18 on: Mar 26, 2013, 18:45:24 »
I didn't even know those existed! I now have one on the way, thanks Tweakin!

Offline Roland757

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Re: 1977 CB750F "El Moto"
« Reply #19 on: Apr 14, 2013, 22:49:19 »
Fixed all oil leaks (new oil tank (weld was leaking), new stator cover gasket, front fork was leaking through the bottom bolt (had to replace the copper washer)), and installed new Tarozzi low rise clip-ons.  The exhaust was dragging in right hand corners so I had to raise the bike back up to stock height.