74 cb750, First build.

Just got the oil tank back from getting nickel plated

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Vinny,
Wow, looking very professional, especially as a first build.
A reminder to us all to take our time to get the end result correct and true to the vision.
Will she be ready this season?
 
Thank you, yeah once the motor is in everything can start coming together, all the pieces are there! Took such a long time to finish that my taste and style has changed a bit

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This is going to be one sharp looking Honda. Love the crisp lines and contrast between the frame and sheetmetal.
 
A little bit of progress made today, installed the all balls steering bearings and got the triple tree together which took much longer than I thought. Was going to put the forks in but I need to and the inside of the upper triples to get rid of some paint that's stopping the forks from going in
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Re: 74 cb750, First build.

Finally starting to look like a whole bike. Had a electronics tray made up for under the hump but with the new stock wire harness I have it would of been a bit of trouble to hack it apart and extend everything to reach that tray. That along with the fact that I'm having a metal mesh cover made to cover the other opening of the frame opposite the oil tank I went and purchased a tray from cognito moto, now everything will reach perfectly, stay hidden, and even more room to lay things out.
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Unfortunately the seat had to go back to have the upholstery fixed. The guy who did it does amazing work but thought that the back of the seat would butt up against the fiberglass rather than sitting on top of the hump like it will be, so thinking it was hidden some of the back seam was uneven and bunched up, being the great guy that he is he's having it taken care of at no additional. Only one in the New York boroughs need anything done I highly suggest him, he's located in Brooklyn, his prices are far below most other places and his work is amazing. For now I'm trying to figure out how to mount the fiberglass seat since the electrical tray gets in the way of the original way I had it mounted
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I had the oil tank nickel coated and polished by Rick out in oyster bay at his shop V twins cycle. He's been plating for nearly thirty years and does it all himself, doesn't mind what you bring in what condition. He'll strip it, clean it up, polish and coat it! Once I have the mesh cover made up I'll be brining it to him along with the engine mounts.
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Finally found great compact switches for the left side, will be running them as blinkers, start, and kill.
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Re: 74 cb750, First build.

If someone can give me some advice, I have 90% of the electrical hooked up but I'm getting alot of movement with the wiring going into the headlight when I turn the wheel, what's the best way to run the electrical to the headlight the way I have it now doesn't seem right but there is less move in the harness, the other way I had it was having it run next to the neck, over the lower triple and into the headlight. Worried the coils may get too hot to have the harness run so close to them.

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quadracer351 said:
If someone can give me some advice, I have 90% of the electrical hooked up but I'm getting alot of movement with the wiring going into the headlight when I turn the wheel, what's the best way to ruin the electrical to the headlight the way I have it now doesn't seem right but there is less move in the harness, the other way I had it was having it ruin next to the neck, over the lower triple and into the headlight.

Bike looks great mate.

The 360 has a similar setup, and I ran the wiring just below the front tank mount rubber, past about the middle of the stem and right into the headlight. From the factory, I believe there was a thin metal support that supports the wires. I made one up out of some 22ga and slipped it right over the ears underneath the tank mount rubbers. Having a bit of movement there is normal, I'd just run it fairly tight when the bars are turned far left and you may be able to tie it up so it loops the extra material when the bars are turned to the right.
 
adventurco said:
Bike looks great mate.

The 360 has a similar setup, and I ran the wiring just below the front tank mount rubber, past about the middle of the stem and right into the headlight. From the factory, I believe there was a thin metal support that supports the wires. I made one up out of some 22ga and slipped it right over the ears underneath the tank mount rubbers. Having a bit of movement there is normal, I'd just run it fairly tight when the bars are turned far left and you may be able to tie it up so it loops the extra material when the bars are turned to the right.
Thank you for the compliments and the advice! You have your harness running through the triangle of the frame? Afraid doing so might interfere with the throttle cable later on
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The 360 doesnt have a triangle. You may want to route your cables at the same time to make sure there is no interference, though.
 
I found a nice clean way to route it and was able to secure it so it doesn't move so much but onto the next issue. Since I relocated the electricals under the hump, is there anyway to extend the starter motor wire? I'm sure it's been a common issue with people hiding there electronics in this location I just can't find any info on extending the wire. Any help greatly appreciated. Hoping to have this bike turn over by the middle of the month!

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hard parts about the 750 starter motor wires is that they are soldered in the starter, not bolted on like a GL1100 or so.
So you'll have to extend the existing cable and solder a new piece on it ;)
 
koendd said:
hard parts about the 750 starter motor wires is that they are soldered in the starter, not bolted on like a GL1100 or so.
So you'll have to extend the existing cable and solder a new piece on it ;)
I've seen some people have success in removing the wire from the starter and other destroy theirs. If possible I'd rather do it right and remove the entire wire and replace it especially since the existing one is so stiff, but the easier option is definitely to bolt on a new wire to the existing one

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I tried to fit a new wire on mine instead of joining it .made a bollocks of it .had to buy new motor so just extended that one works ok used a but connector then heat shrink over top .
 
What an incredible build. I'm doing my first as well and it will not look 1/100th as good as yours. Can't wait to see this finished and running.
 
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