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post #1 of 11 Old Mar 14th, 2015, 7:43 am Thread Starter
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My 1982 CB750

I've always loved the older Hondas. I had a 1976 CB550 that I got in 1979 & sold in 2002 with about 140K miles on it. I have a 73 CB350 that I've been rebuilding for the last 4 years (thread here).

3 years ago I bought a 82 CB750. The bike ran but never very good. It always had a flat/dead spot in the throttle around 3K RPM's. I rebuilt the carbs & rejeted them but it still did not run well. I had a set (2) of VM32 Mikuni carbs that I tried on my CB350 but they were just to much carb for that bike so I had the stock carbs rebuilt & they work fine.

I have been looking for a way to use the Mikuni carbs on the 4 cylinder CB750 & ran across Cycle X. They make all types of parts for the CB750. From carbs to frames & every thing in between. They build a 2 into 1 manifold to use 2 carbs on a 4 cylinder bike so I ordered a set.
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Here is a short video if it running.

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Nice machine Stevie! Is that a 4 into 1 exhaust I see? Really like the streamlined look of that stock tank too!

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Nice machine Stevie! Is that a 4 into 1 exhaust I see? Really like the streamlined look of that stock tank too!

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Yes it is a Vance & Hinds 4 into 1. The tank is not from this bike. It is off a newer CB900 custom.

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Here is the next change for the CB750. The bike came with Clubman/cafe style handlebars & after riding it a little last weekend I knew I had to change them out. I ordered a set on drag bars & installed them a few days ago. The bars are about 3 inches higher and 2 inches farther back (to me) then the other bars, plus are much more comfortable.

Now that I moved to a more upright sitting position the foot pegs are too far back plus too high. When I first got the bike I just moved the pegs back to the rear peg position knowing I would have to relocate them at some point. I just need to be able to ride the bike & the stock location did not work at all for me.

So I got some plate steel and cut out some new mounting bracket to put the pegs in the best location for me. Here are some pictures of the handle bars. Also before & after pics of the foot pegs. I still need to paint everything so the after is just the mock up pics.

Next on my list is to get rid of the oversize speedo/tach assembly. I will use the much smaller speedo/tach from my CB350 as they still work. I will also add new LED lights for High beam , oil, turn etc. I have a small cafe style fairing coming in that should finish off the cockpit.





brake side pegs. before



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Wow...looking pretty cool. I bet you have had sooo much fun on this bike.

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Wow...looking pretty cool. I bet you have had sooo much fun on this bike.
What little I've been able to ride her, it has been a blast. Of course all the switches on the handlebars are old and brittle and barely work so I'm replacing them with after market ones. I just installed the turn,horn & hi/lo left hand switch. The right side starter switch will be here later this week. I also have all the foot peg parts painted & will install them this week.

I started out thinking this one would be a full cafe racer also but after looking at the stance and over all lines of the bike a drag style bike was the best way to go I think.


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A few more parts came in. The main one is the new fairing. Here it is just setting in place. I'm still waiting on some LED lights for the turn, oil, Hi beam to come in before I can put the front back together. The new starter switch & grips are in but waiting on the new throttle.


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I was looking around & found this picture of the CB750 when I first bought it. I knew there was a good looking bike under all this ugly.


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A few more parts came in. The main one is the new fairing. Here it is just setting in place. I'm still waiting on some LED lights for the turn, oil, Hi beam to come in before I can put the front back together. The new starter switch & grips are in but waiting on the new throttle.

That's a beautiful engine…really makes the look of the bike. Nice job.

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