Quantcast
collapse

www.dimecitycycles.com

www.cognitomoto.com

https://www.townmoto.com/collections/vanson-leathers

www.speedmotoco.com

www.CITYLIMITMOTO.com

www.jadusmotorcycleparts.com

www.lostapostlejewelry.com

www.sparckmoto.com

www.pistonsociety.com


Author Topic: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not  (Read 33613 times)

Offline Maritime

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 9903
Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #70 on: Sep 10, 2018, 14:06:02 »
Nice, love roadriders.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline Hurco550

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 4031
  • Keep er' Between the ditches
Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #71 on: Sep 10, 2018, 14:20:17 »
Nice, love roadriders.

+1. have them on my gt250 and one on the front of the airhead. The tires have more grip than I have guts lol
"If you want safety and sanity don't mess around with choppers to begin with and don't come crying to me for recommending something that broke down the line. You're going to be the "builder" so use your own judgment and build to you own personal levels of safety and sanity." - Chopper Handbook
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennet

Online Jimbonaut

  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 1950
    • Lost Apostle
Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #72 on: Sep 10, 2018, 14:27:29 »
My choice was pretty limited in terms of sizes for this bike - came down to Metzeler Lasertecs and a few others but for the money and the reviews I read these things are the business.  Good in rain, good on cracks and excellent on tar snakes.  I went for a ride on the KLR up into the hills a while back, hit two snakes going round a corner and totally lost the front end.  That's squeaky bum time right there, don't want to experience that again in a hurry.
"I'm telling you Donnie, nuthin' but nuthin' but right"

Offline Maritime

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 9903
Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #73 on: Sep 10, 2018, 14:41:39 »
+1. have them on my gt250 and one on the front of the airhead. The tires have more grip than I have guts lol

Exactly, I could not get to the limits of traction on them with my 450 and they lasted 3 seasons before I sold it. Shinkos stick too but I only get 1 season out of them
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline Hurco550

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 4031
  • Keep er' Between the ditches
Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #74 on: Sep 10, 2018, 14:58:18 »
Exactly, I could not get to the limits of traction on them with my 450 and they lasted 3 seasons before I sold it. Shinkos stick too but I only get 1 season out of them

yep, I have a shinko 712 out back, grips good enough, but will likely need replaced at the end of the season (depending on how many miles I can hammer out before the baby gets here haha)

Once I got the roadrider broke in, I hit up my usual tire test curve in the back of the neighborhood. There are very few houses back there, and even less traffic, plus the lot on the corner is clear cut so you can see clear through it for on coming traffic. I try to hit it at 5 m.p.h. higher increments and see how the tires feel. I shouldn't admit to how fast I hit the curve (in a 35 mph residential zone) lol before I felt the rear shinko "going". It felt like it was just on the verge of starting to wash, but the front with the roadrider held tight. Either way, I hit that curve way harder than I ever would in normal daily, or even spirited riding on a lesser known road.
"If you want safety and sanity don't mess around with choppers to begin with and don't come crying to me for recommending something that broke down the line. You're going to be the "builder" so use your own judgment and build to you own personal levels of safety and sanity." - Chopper Handbook
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennet


Offline Hurco550

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 4031
  • Keep er' Between the ditches
Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #76 on: Sep 11, 2018, 10:51:16 »
I know that curve.  ;)
One day when I went to work over the dr650 in that corner after changing fork oil weights, I rode down to find some gravel from the berm kicked out into the curve. I rode home, got a broom and was sweeping it off. I got a few funny looks from the few cars that did pass by while I was out there sweeping off the road by hand haha.
"If you want safety and sanity don't mess around with choppers to begin with and don't come crying to me for recommending something that broke down the line. You're going to be the "builder" so use your own judgment and build to you own personal levels of safety and sanity." - Chopper Handbook
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennet

Offline Hurco550

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 4031
  • Keep er' Between the ditches
Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #77 on: Sep 11, 2018, 10:52:46 »
sorry for the thread jack jimbo. Here in ohio, we basically have like 3 curves in the entire state, so I have to talk about it ya know lol

back to your regularly scheduled programming ;)
"If you want safety and sanity don't mess around with choppers to begin with and don't come crying to me for recommending something that broke down the line. You're going to be the "builder" so use your own judgment and build to you own personal levels of safety and sanity." - Chopper Handbook
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennet

Online Jimbonaut

  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 1950
    • Lost Apostle
Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #78 on: Sep 11, 2018, 10:55:48 »
Ha!  I hear you mate - here in Montreal we have 2 roads with no pot holes in.  They get talked about a lot too   ;D

Interestingly, I'm thinking of adding some longer spacers to the KLR forks - the front end seems a little plunge-y.  I thought about changing the oil weight but think I'll try the spacers first, see if I can stiffen things up a bit.

There.  Jacked my own thread.  *mic drop
« Last Edit: Sep 11, 2018, 10:59:45 by The Jimbonaut »
"I'm telling you Donnie, nuthin' but nuthin' but right"

Online Jimbonaut

  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 1950
    • Lost Apostle
Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #79 on: Sep 13, 2018, 10:30:07 »
Progress may be geologically slow (think glacier-moving-down-a-mountain slow) but progress nonetheless.  Wheels came off yesterday, hoping to get the new rubber on today.  Got myself a part-time job at a local motorcycle repair and custom shop so if I get in an hour or two earlier I can sling my own Avons on. 



What a difference a year makes.  This '82 CB (albeit an F) has a few noticeable upgrades to the '81 K, none more apparent (so far at least) than the brakes.  Not just dual discs up front and a disc out back, but sturdier caliper brackets too.  Guess I shouldn't be surprised (it's Honda Progress after all) but good to see all the same.
"I'm telling you Donnie, nuthin' but nuthin' but right"