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Old 04-09-2014, 12:24 AM
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Sweet helmet choice Vic! Bike's lookin' good!
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:13 AM
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Thanks! It's getting there. I think I'm going to go forward with getting a custom tank/tail setup for it. It'll be a project for next winter.
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Diggin' the new helmet.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:05 PM
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Thanks man, I'm really liking it

I think I've decided to scrap the greens I've been deciding between and paint it the same color the Mercedes was. I just love that color to death.
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Wow I'm behind on the forum. Looks amazing! How does it sound?
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I don't really have anything to compare it to, but I like it. Not too incredibly loud but definitely difficult to ignore for traffic
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So Krista has been lamenting the loss of the Mercedes ever since we sold it. Not because she misses it, but because now we don't have a dedicated beach vehicle and she's tired of vacuuming her Clubman out every week. So she wants me to find us a new cheap beach car (CJ5 incoming probably). So what that means for the bike is that I'm leaning back towards keeping it closer to OEM+ now, lol. I'm the waffle king, I know.

So I had a question for you guys. Were I to leave the tank/tail setup stock, would it look better to leave the stock oil tank/electronics or relocate them all to open that space up and install some velocity stacks?

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I'm pretty confident I could stuff the electronics up under the seat without too much issue. And there's a bolt-on oil tank available from Cognito Moto
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I'm just not sure if it's worth the effort.
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I agree. On some bikes you can open up that space pretty easily and make it look clean. On the CB750 you have the battery and electronics, oil tank, air filters, and frame tabs to deal with. I really like the look you have right now without going crazy with it. Sometimes the open frame look is the way to go, but on a relatively stock setup I prefer keeping it as you have it now.
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Velocity stacks.
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It will probably come out to a similar price either way. If I relocate the electronics / oil tank I'm probably looking at about $500 in parts. If I don't I'll still end up replacing the plastic bits and having the new ones painted, which will probably come to a similar price (as I'll be getting Yamiya replicas). So it could go either way.

I'm also down to either leaving it candy gold or going silver. If I'm going to get the Yamiya parts they still have the actual paint codes / process so the color would be accurate, so I'd probably stick with a traditional K2 color.

Silver looks awesome and is japan only, which could be cool (and super classy). But the gold is unbelievably nice in person too.
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I think I'm going to sell the bike. Anyone interested in it? It runs great but it's no fun to ride here at the beach and it just sits in the garage. It has less than 5k total miles. Asking $5,500. It would ship pretty much anywhere for $500 FWIW, that's how I got it to me. Most of the mods are detailed in this thread, but:

1972 CB750 K2
Original tins
Original 4-in-4 exhaust
Original seat

Upgrades:
Complete front end overhaul from '76 GL1000
- Bigger forks
- Dual disc brakes
Stainless steel brake lines
New upper triple tree
New GPS speedometer
New tarrozi rearsets
New tachometer
New controls
New clip on handlebars
New throttle body
New throttle cable
New clutch cable
New clutch lever
New Nissin brake lever
New headlight
New turn signals (front and rear)
New LED brake light

It rides great and is a looker.

It doesn't need anything, but what I would recommend doing to it is:
- A lower triple tree with adjustable bump stops to keep the clip-ons from hitting the tank (or a new upper triple and clubman bar setup)
- Front fender if that's your thing. It looks awesome without it but don't try riding it in the rain like that
- The original tins are in "ok" shape, I'd call them a 7/10. The problem is they can't be refinished easily because the original color codes have been lost. The only way to get this color back is to buy a new set from yoshimura, which is $$$. About $1k.

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