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Author Topic: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area  (Read 12358 times)

Offline Jimbonaut

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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #130 on: Jul 12, 2019, 21:11:57 »
I honestly think it'll be a cold day in hell before I try to stitch my own seat.  Kudos man, nicely done.
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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #131 on: Jul 12, 2019, 21:22:39 »
I honestly think it'll be a cold day in hell before I try to stitch my own seat.  Kudos man, nicely done.
A lesson in frustration for sure. I started to pick up tricks and techniques and it got easier to get what was in my brain to the real world. Itís still not perfect but after all the work I did on the mechanical portion, it would have felt like cheating to pay someone else to make me a seat. I still need to make another one for single seat cafe riding.


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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #132 on: Jul 13, 2019, 01:33:41 »
Looks good! Look into a roller foot adapter for your machine also....helps it go a bit smoother...always use a fresh needle too....be careful going too big of needle or your holes will be bigger than your thread.check out leatherworker.com for good info on leather sewing, needle and thread types and sizes.

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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #133 on: Jul 14, 2019, 17:37:51 »
Shakedown run. All seems to be working so far


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1979 Honda CB750L
2001 Kawasaki ZR-7S

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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #134 on: Jul 19, 2019, 15:04:15 »
Cool man, well done - I'd love to see some more photos!
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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #135 on: Jul 20, 2019, 07:13:19 »

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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #136 on: Jul 20, 2019, 13:33:54 »
Took it out for a quick evening cruise.


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1979 Honda CB750L
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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #137 on: Jul 20, 2019, 16:00:13 »
Nice photography. I like that you retained fenders. You can ride when roads are wet without pumping water up your nose.
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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #138 on: Jul 22, 2019, 14:38:08 »
Looking good man, got any profile shots?  I'd love to see this looker in daylight too, but these photos are indeed great
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Offline Georgelogue

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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #139 on: Jul 25, 2019, 07:55:44 »
I purchased a 79 cb750L in march... im into the wiring of the munit basic.... straight up stealing your wiring diagram!  thanks and super appreciative of all the documenting!  great looking bike.
1979 CB750L
2017 CRF1000L Africa Twin