Cb750 cafe build

nateb

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CrabsAndCylinders said:
Damn, that is sweet!
Thanks man- I sure think so too! The hub is so damn pretty I don’t want to powder coat or paint it. It’s like jewelry. This 750 should be able to do stoppies now!


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nateb

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This is where I’m at today. I was able to get the rear hub polished and laced up. Now I have have two wheels that need trued. My friend Larry is going to teach me how to do that. I’m excited to learn another aspect of bike building that I won’t have to pay someone else to do.


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The Jimbonaut

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Holy shit those wheels look good, damn. Maybe I should get myself a polishing wheel after all...

Looking good man, looking good...

Truing the wheels ain't no thing - I did mine on my CB750 and with a bit of time and patience got them pretty good. And they were pretty beaten up too. Bought myself this thing -

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B004MSYQBU?tag=vig07-20

and then built this rig using a couple of axle stands -

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=72170.570

I got some great help on how to true rims, you can read it in my build thread there. You'll need to take off the drum brake assembly off the rear wheel of course. Good luck!
 

The Jimbonaut

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Oh, and if you don't have one already get yourself a spoke wrench -

https://www.motosport.com/bikemaster-spoke-wrench

Very, very helpful.
 

The Jimbonaut

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And another thing! Once they're trued and you're ready to sling on the rubber, look into Counteract balancing beads. I used them in my tires and they work great (they're like Dyna Beads), plus it negates the need to dump a load of weights on your snazzy rims. Worth looking into.
 

The Jimbonaut

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Dude when you say polish you really, really mean it. Look great. The clamps are aluminium, right? Will you be putting some kind of protective coating on them or leave them as is?

No worries re. the beads. Seems like some folk swear by them and some won't go near them. All I know is they work great in my ride. I had a harder time sourcing Dyna beads here in Canada and so got the Counteract beads instead. From what I've read they're better, but who really knows?
 

The Jimbonaut

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Good plan. I gave the fork tubes on my 750 a raw, brushed finish too, and just give them a rub down with a scotchbrite pad every now and then.

I’ve never heard of that polish, but I’d be interested to hear how it hold up.


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