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Author Topic: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not  (Read 4617 times)

Offline Maritime

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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #110 on: Dec 06, 2018, 10:30:56 »
Any idea what brand they are Mike?  Probably pushing my luck to have a go at rebuilding these things, but by the sounds of it they have an air leak or some kind of busted seal. 
They're OEM Honda, prob made by Koni.
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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #111 on: Dec 06, 2018, 11:15:08 »
I think that Honda OEM shocks were made by SHOWA.  If those are FVQ type they were known as fade very quickly and are not very useful on a bike.  OK as boat anchors I'm told

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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #112 on: Dec 06, 2018, 11:35:33 »
Seems they're rare as hen's teeth, certainly as far as google image search is concerned - did find one image but it was in Czech, lead nowhere (item had sold I think) and, well, my Czech is significantly compromised by the fact that, as a language, I speak it not at all.

Think I'll be consigning these to the big pile of crap building steadily in the corner of my garage.
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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #113 on: Dec 06, 2018, 12:08:31 »
I had a set (told they were from a CB650) on my 360 for a while. I didn't care for them, but I think that may have been because they were just a poor match for the bike.
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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #114 on: Dec 06, 2018, 12:57:27 »
I have Progressive shocks on my other 750 and they’re a huge improvement on the cheapo Emgo shocks I bought originally. They didn’t come cheap but hey, get what you pay for.

Unless I can dig up another manufacturer for a better price, Progressive will probably be welcoming another bundle of my hard-earned soon enough.


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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #115 on: Dec 06, 2018, 13:05:55 »
I think that Honda OEM shocks were made by SHOWA.  If those are FVQ type they were known as fade very quickly and are not very useful on a bike.  OK as boat anchors I'm told


You're prob right and looking again they aren't the same as mine, the ones Jussy sent me were from and F and they have preload, rebound and compression adjustments on them.
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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #116 on: Dec 06, 2018, 13:06:47 »
I have Progressive shocks on my other 750 and they’re a huge improvement on the cheapo Emgo shocks I bought originally. They didn’t come cheap but hey, get what you pay for.

Unless I can dig up another manufacturer for a better price, Progressive will probably be welcoming another bundle of my hard-earned soon enough.


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Check out Hagons as well, spendy but great reviews. They're on my when I can afford them for the GL list.
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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #117 on: Dec 09, 2018, 11:33:05 »
Yesterday was a day.  It was a cold one at that, 5F.  That's firmly in witch's tit territory.

Once I'd basically Mother Hen'd the shop heater and regained some feeling in my extremities it was time to start the tear down.  It went pretty well, and a few hours later I was looking at this -




Nothing too catastrophic, couple of seized bolts here and there and some iffy wiring to the rear end but otherwise - so far - in pretty good knick.  Two words to any novice like me reading this - Ratcheting Wrenches.  What a tool.  Picked up a set when they were on sale a few months back and I'll never look back.  In true bait-and-switch corporate fuckery the set didn't include 12mm and 14mm (each cost about the same as the entire set) but whatever.  That's Santa's business this year.

Oh.  Resto-mod?  Resto-mod my ass.  Don't know who I was trying to kid.  As soon as I started eyeing up the rear subframe, teeing up where I'd be chopping it off, I knew this bike belongs in a different forum.  Not sure which yet, but sure as shit not here.
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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #118 on: Dec 09, 2018, 12:27:00 »
Intriguing.  What are your thoughts about the new vision?  Chopper, hardtail, cafe, "brat" stock?

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Re: 1982 CB750F Resto-mod. At least that's the current plan.
« Reply #119 on: Dec 09, 2018, 16:24:32 »
Love the feeling of having a roller. Nice work.
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