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Author Topic: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area  (Read 13552 times)

Offline V10Pilot

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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #90 on: Apr 22, 2019, 09:42:42 »
The stock cables tun that way to allow the forks to turn without interference, and without changing the throttle operation. Also to prevent pinching or too-tight bends going over the top of the motor and through the tank tunnel. But whatever, make it pretty I guess.
I understand all that. I donít have stock high rise bars anymore. The clubman bars bring the controls much closer to the neck so I ended up with a lot of extra slop in the cables that sticks out way past the headlight. I bought shorter cables to effectively give me the stock amount of slack with lower bars.


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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #91 on: Apr 22, 2019, 09:48:00 »
Shorter cables is understood. They still need proper routing.
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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #92 on: Apr 27, 2019, 09:47:55 »
Cables and new throttle in place and they fit perfectly. New paint on the header and new copper crush rings. The airbox is in place because I want to to run the right way and the carbs are running oh so sweetly



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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #93 on: Apr 27, 2019, 10:17:09 »
Super clean and super work going on here.

Nice job.  8)

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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #94 on: Apr 27, 2019, 12:03:55 »
Right on, really looking (and sounding!) good.  I like how you've left the cylinder block unpainted while everything else is looking so clean, pretty cool contrast.  Pretty close to getting this beauty on the road?
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1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #95 on: Apr 27, 2019, 15:07:14 »
Right on, really looking (and sounding!) good.  I like how you've left the cylinder block unpainted while everything else is looking so clean, pretty cool contrast.  Pretty close to getting this beauty on the road?
I wanted it to be a little different and I liked the look of some bare metal. Hoping to be done in a month. I need to figure out what Iím going to do about a seat. Iíll have to make my own.


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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #96 on: Apr 28, 2019, 09:34:41 »
Wise choice to stick with stock airbox and filter. Improving the looks of the airbox is a challenge that someone needs to take on.
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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #97 on: Apr 28, 2019, 09:46:10 »
Wise choice to stick with stock airbox and filter. Improving the looks of the airbox is a challenge that someone needs to take on.

Im learning to look beyond stock airboxes and appreciate the bigger picture of a finely tuned and reliable machine.

Its much easier to accept function over appearance.

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« Reply #98 on: Apr 28, 2019, 12:38:27 »
Iím going to ride it this season with the airbox and when itís time to put it away for the winter Iím going to do some testing. I have an idea to maintain the required vacuum and laminar flow these carbs need to run properly through all phases of throttle. I donít care how something looks if it doesnít operate properly if useless to me.


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Re: 1979 CB750L. My first cafe/brat project. Denver Area
« Reply #99 on: May 07, 2019, 15:49:10 »
Excellent work so far! 
Lurker and dreamer.  Maybe one day Ill start on my bike.