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Author Topic: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not  (Read 33458 times)

Offline Jimbonaut

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1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« on: Jul 18, 2018, 16:34:29 »
Found this online after a couple of beers (how many build threads start with that sentence?) -




- after sticking my finger through the rusty gas tank and finding a 25th generation rats (?) nest in the airbox I made it mine for about $250.  Lovely guy, and at that price he literally made me buy it.  Despite a few...incongruities it looks pretty solid, tank notwithstanding. 

1982 CB750F apparently.  I thought it was the K model judging by the side panels but as I am starting to learn you should never judge a bike by its covers.  The seat looks original but the gap between that and the tank suggests the tank is from a different model CB750.  A previous owner has also ditched the stock pegs and levers for a rather intricate forward control/floorboard set up with crash bars - all heading for an online auction site near you soon.  It's a bit weird - the bike's an F but from what I can tell has been made to look like a K.  Hoping the fact that it's an F (sport model) won't mean it'll cost more to plate here in Quebec?  Could be a snafu, hope not.

Anyway, plan is to not do a Rhonda on this one, and therefore this thread finds itself in this section.  Amazing how comfortable this bike is in its (almost) stock duds - the seat, the bars - all nice and ergonomically very pleasing.  So in the spirit of my newfound desire not to bother my osteopath every time I go for a ride on the brat, this build will see a more comfortable, more sensible and dare I say practical (my 20 year old self shudders while my middle-aged self nods in approval of such mature considerations) CB750.

Of course that plan could all go down the shitter quicker than a fart in a fan factory, remains to be seen.

Any and all input on the F model would be fantastic, as would any takes on why this bike may have been reformatted into a different spec'd CB750 (at least in outward appearance).

Itching to get started.  It's going to be green.  Very, very green. 
« Last Edit: Jan 08, 2019, 11:48:11 by The Jimbonaut »
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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto Mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #1 on: Jul 18, 2018, 16:54:22 »
I'm in. Looks like a nice Kerker on there. Bet you could carry plenty o' beers in that luggage too.

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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #2 on: Jul 18, 2018, 20:05:18 »
https://saaq.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/documents/publications/liste-motos-risque-eleve.pdf

Here’s the list of “at risk” bikes at the saaq
Basically cbr’s, gsxr’s etc
Starting in 1985

I know a guy with (literally) a barn full of old tanks and bikes and anything you could ever want for a bike, just pm me if you want his #

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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #3 on: Jul 18, 2018, 20:53:46 »
https://saaq.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/documents/publications/liste-motos-risque-eleve.pdf

Here’s the list of “at risk” bikes at the saaq
Basically cbr’s, gsxr’s etc
Starting in 1985

I know a guy with (literally) a barn full of old tanks and bikes and anything you could ever want for a bike, just pm me if you want his #

I'll take that number my man, thanks a lot
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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #4 on: Jul 18, 2018, 21:25:29 »
Apparently beer gets me trikes with death wishes.  Love the build, my man.

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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #5 on: Jul 18, 2018, 22:19:16 »
Apparently beer gets me trikes with death wishes.  Love the build, my man.
And instantly regrettable xt350's. (You can say you were drunk, even if you weren't) lol

And I'm in jimbo. Always enjoy watching your projects!

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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #6 on: Jul 19, 2018, 01:00:15 »
I had an 82' CB750F project at one point but I passed it on.  I'd have it back if I could.  I really dig the saddlebag setup on yours. Make it your own Jimbo.

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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #7 on: Jul 26, 2018, 16:21:44 »
Cool. I missed this, now signing up!
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1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #8 on: Jul 26, 2018, 16:42:07 »
Welcome one and all, bugger all to report other than I plan to switch out the tank/carbs/battery etc with Rhonda's (my other CB750) and see if I can't breathe some life into this old girl.  Anyone need a seat from an F model CB750?  Seems to be in good shape, along with the, er, scaffolding that's holding up the saddlebags.  All manner of peripherals on this thing - it'll feel archaelogical getting her kit off.
« Last Edit: Jul 26, 2018, 17:13:06 by The Jimbonaut »
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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #9 on: Jul 27, 2018, 09:25:51 »
Welcome one and all, bugger all to report other than I plan to switch out the tank/carbs/battery etc with Rhonda's (my other CB750) and see if I can't breathe some life into this old girl.  Anyone need a seat from an F model CB750?  Seems to be in good shape, along with the, er, scaffolding that's holding up the saddlebags.  All manner of peripherals on this thing - it'll feel archaelogical getting her kit off.

Jim when you pull the bags off I may be interested in the bracketry holding them on. Post up some pics or send em over my way. I'd like to replace the crappy homemade ones on the BMW