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Old 12-07-2013, 10:04 PM
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I've drooled over cafe racer bikes for a long time and finally purchased a project bike of my own. Two nights ago a buddy and I drove down to Charlotte and picked up this 1976 Honda CB 750F Super Sport. It has a fork, dual front discs, and wheels from a 78 and it has been painted black like a 78. With 27k miles, it's not a low mile bike, but it made for an affordable project. I got a couple of hours in on it today, and after weighing the parts that won't be going back on I've already taken 26lbs off of it.

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Old 12-08-2013, 12:25 AM
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Nice bike! The Super Sport is the bike to have. Its the original superbike.

Me and my dad just restored 4 of these bikes. Let me know if you need parts or want to sell any of your leftovers!
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:59 PM
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Thanks! I'm pretty sure I'll be contacting you once I sort out a few things on it. I bought it knowing that it wasn't running, with the assumption that it had a carb float or carb sync issue. It has good compression, and upon teardown I found the gas tank was loose and the fuel connection was broken. The guy I bought it from rigged a bunch of stuff, so I'm hoping it's nothing serious and I can get it running soon. Either way, since you're familiar with them I'm pretty sure you'll hear from me soon.
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They are super touchy with the carbs and the timing. It will take you a month to get it running if you've never worked on one of these motors before. The biggest pain in the ass is the motor needs to be pulled if you need to take the valve cover off. The Hondamatic 750f had a different backbone that allowed it to come off and they're easier to work on.

Download the factory manual, you'll need it for some specs. I know for sure that the valve lash specs are off in the manual. I've got notes on all of it when the time comes.

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Spent a little more time tearing it down today. I plan on cleaning up the wiring, so the whole harness was removed today. Also lowered the front about an inch, removed the gauges, the damaged clutch cable, and some rotted rubber hoses.

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So I'm thinking of running any wiring that I need through the frame rails. Anyone got any input on this being a bad idea? I doubt drilling 3-5 small holes in the frame would compromise it. I figured I would run the headlight, gauge lighting, and dummy lights to the front through the main center tube. The rear I would run through one side, and I've got a plan for the tail light and license plate location that should keep it simple. I'm planning on only using what must go back on the bike, and eliminating as many switches, buttons, etc. as possible.

Rick, I haven't been able to view the link, but I'm thinking about buying a service manual to have in the garage anyway. Any input on which one is best?
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With a little googling you can probably find a pdf of the shop manual for free
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Just google cb750f service manual. There is a motorcylce forum that has every honda manual for free as a pdf. The factory manual is about as good as you're gonna get.

Drilling a few small holes in the chassis wont be a problem.
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Played around in the garage a little today and snapped a couple of photos of the new project next to the old one.

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I put in some time on the bike yesterday, including sketching out my plan for it. Started cutting metal off, mocking up the seat, and finding more problems that need to be address.
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Looks like good progress Drew.
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