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venicechoppers
02-08-2010, 1:10 AM
This bare-knuckle venice bobber is a product of its environment. A light, compact weapon was needed to slice through the traffic-choked urban sprawl surrounding the sea-side oasis where it was conceived. Lightweight, quickness, agile handling, and good brakes were top priority. The resulting menacing appearance would give murderous cagers something to text about.
To achieve these criteria, an early 70's Amen rigid frame was scored, complete with it's unique oil tank/battery tray. A stock length CB750 front-end, combined with a 21" rim, had the frame sitting low, and level. A 17" CB750 rear wheel kept things slim, it's drum brake actuated by a 40' Ford brake pedal itself operated from solid, mid-mount foot pegs.
Confident the chassis was up to the task, it received a silky coat of satin black powder coat, topped with stainless steel spokes, and polished caliper, triple clamp, and rear sprocket.
Motivation comes from a 78 CB750F motor. Stripped down, and rebuilt, with chrome covers, and stainless hardware, it breathes through early CB carbs, jetted to suit the vintage Dunstall exhaust. This rare 4-2 collector is tipped with 2" exhaust cutouts. 8" baffles attach to the end caps, providing a mellow exhaust note from discreetly drilled outlets. Sparking the mix are chrome Harley coils, with copper core wires, and "Rajah" caps, more commonly found on flathead Fords. Coil position mimics drag racing magnetos. Clubman bars get your hunch on, while keeping your knuckles below mirror level when splitting lanes. A Hayabusa master cylinder feeds the venerable Honda disc some extra juice, in a world of ABS induced delayed reactions.
Completing the interface of man, and machine, is a West Eagle seat, sprung with 2" Bates springs. It's kicked up rear keeps yours in its place, and off the 5" rear fender.
Joining the minimalist movement is an Alien gas tank, powder-coated charcoal metallic, with a candy red top coat. Spontaneous, nocturnal missions are illuminated by a Lucas driving lamp. Backup is provided by a VW turn signal, stuffed with red LEDs. Wired up, and fired up, this bike has proven to be an effective tool for traversing the urban landscape. It's lean looks are a direct result of it's dedication to function.
Chris Tragert
Venice, CA
<a href="http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/?action=view&current=_DSC0036.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/_DSC0036.jpg" border="0" alt="Classic bobber profile"></a>

DeeBee
02-08-2010, 1:34 AM
That bike flat out rules!

REV
02-08-2010, 1:52 AM
am i the only one who heard the movie narrator guys voice while reading this?

rugburn
02-08-2010, 6:05 AM
am i the only one who heard the movie narrator guys voice while reading this?

thats was a great read. great build. that put into words exactly how i feel about building
and riding. more or less.

-burn

CHEN
02-08-2010, 8:52 AM
fuckin' awesome

steffan
02-08-2010, 12:53 PM
that tank is awesome. looks great man

Beefdrippings
02-08-2010, 1:14 PM
Probably the nicest CB chopper I've ever seen.

venicechoppers
02-08-2010, 1:42 PM
I really wanted to use the QA50 tank. Would of been cool....

jonnyrtn
02-08-2010, 1:43 PM
Very nice build

venicechoppers
02-08-2010, 3:44 PM
!

billybiltit
02-08-2010, 6:50 PM
bike is really nice,good job!
awesome write up.
in the immortal words of slim pickens in blazing saddles "you use your mouth prettier than a five dollar whore". no offense meant.
solid pegs worry me ever since reading scrapers story about sliding off the road and getting torn up from touching down a solid peg.
what air cleaners is that those are cool as hell?
that qa tank looked killer,wouldn't hold much tho.

leon

calicruiser
02-08-2010, 7:19 PM
WOW KILLER! best one I have seen in awhile!

josh

WarGhost
02-10-2010, 10:44 PM
Looks great! I'm iffy though when it comes to slimmer tanks on CB750s. The engine is so wide (looking at it from the front or rear of the bike) and you REALLY notice how "off" it appears from those two angles.

jpswino
02-10-2010, 11:49 PM
Yeah baby, that bike is the tits.

lxlmariuslxl
02-11-2010, 10:48 AM
That bike looks fast as shit......I want one......hmmm....

venicechoppers
02-25-2010, 8:53 PM
Would that saddle bag make my ass look fat?

spooner
02-25-2010, 9:02 PM
Probably the nicest CB chopper I've ever seen.

Amen to that!

killjoy408
02-25-2010, 9:25 PM
thats more dope than uncut coke. i can def. dig it man, thanks for posting. i just sold my cb750 cafe racer over the summer, and the 1 thing i miss the most about it is the sound. she screamed like a v12 ferrari. your bike makes me want to get another one. i love the alien tank too. i'm debating over a wassell or an alien tank, i was leaning more towards the wassell but again man, your bike is making it hard to choose. lean, clean and mean. sicc...

Bozi
02-25-2010, 11:07 PM
Holy crap that is perfect. Alien dual cap is my favorite tank ever as well.

The whole package is perfect. That thing must be silly fun to ride.

billyd
02-26-2010, 10:41 AM
Very nice bike, nice write up, and great pics!

venicechoppers
02-26-2010, 2:20 PM
Thanks for the comments, here's some bigger shots.
<a href="http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/?action=view&current=_DSC0028.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/_DSC0028.jpg" border="0" alt="Begs to be ridden"></a>
<a href="http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/?action=view&current=_DSC0036.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/_DSC0036.jpg" border="0" alt="Classic bobber profile"></a>
<a href="http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/?action=view&current=_DSC0060.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/_DSC0060.jpg" border="0" alt="Tidy electrical placement"></a>
<a href="http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/?action=view&current=_DSC0055.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/_DSC0055.jpg" border="0" alt="Two-stage powder-coat, Black Cherry"></a>
<a href="http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/?
action=view&current=_DSC0080.jpg" target="_blank"><img
<a href="http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/?action=view&current=_DSC0080.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/_DSC0080.jpg" border="0" alt="Polished sprocket, baffled tailpipes"></a>
<a href="http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/?action=view&current=_DSC0107.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/_DSC0107.jpg" border="0" alt="17&amp;quot; wheel, 5&amp;quot; fender, 4-2 exhaust,"></a>
<a href="http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/?action=view&current=IMG_2725.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/IMG_2725.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
Should be a little easier on the eyes.

Boston
02-26-2010, 2:49 PM
Nicely done. Classic look. Love those 750's!!!

Boston

constriktor
02-26-2010, 3:05 PM
one of my favorites.

beautiful... bike.

n

billdozer
03-01-2010, 5:01 PM
SO, learn me on the exhaust here. I understand the Lake pipes concept, but both side of these pipes appear capped off. Something crafty going on here...

REV
03-01-2010, 5:03 PM
i was thinking the same thing. must have some hellified back pressure.

JustJ
03-01-2010, 5:49 PM
Bad ass

venicechoppers
03-01-2010, 7:35 PM
SO, learn me on the exhaust here. I understand the Lake pipes concept, but both side of these pipes appear capped off. Something crafty going on here...

Like I said, discretely drilled holes, Actually two 3/4" holes on the underside of each tail pipe, near the end. Gives it the street-sweeper effect when you rev it.
There are baffles welded to the end caps, pointing in. When you pull the caps, you're wide open.
<a href="http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/CB750s/day%20in%20venice/?action=view&current=IMG_2720.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/CB750s/day%20in%20venice/IMG_2720.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
<a href="http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/?action=view&current=_DSC0080.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/venicechoppers/venice%20bobber/_DSC0080.jpg" border="0" alt="Polished sprocket, baffled tailpipes"></a>

hiljak
03-01-2010, 8:18 PM
very cool man...i am absolutely diggin it

Ellis
03-07-2010, 1:17 PM
Verry well put together man. I can't wait to do a CB750 myself they just look killer and your bike is one of the best I've seen.
Cheers...Ellis

revmike
03-08-2010, 10:04 PM
Definitely one of MY favourites! The red suspenders really set off the white shirt. What was the thread about again?

~Rev Mike

billdozer
03-09-2010, 12:05 AM
Like I said, discretely drilled holes, Actually two 3/4" holes on the underside of each tail pipe, near the end. Gives it the street-sweeper effect when you rev it.
There are baffles welded to the end caps, pointing in. When you pull the caps, you're wide open.


Thanks, I must have been distracted by the girl and failed to read that part, thanks for clarifying. Super neat bike, very much not your typical looking Honda Chop.

Ogbobber
03-10-2010, 9:41 AM
I can't decide which is more impressive...the bike, the write up or the girls. Coolest thread I've read. Makes me want a 750 real bad.

Sasquatch
03-10-2010, 11:49 AM
Simple and Nice

gparrish
03-10-2010, 1:47 PM
Nice bike super simple and clean

venicechoppers
03-10-2010, 9:34 PM
......for the kudos. I really enjoy building CB750s, glad you like this one.
Check out my shit at http://venicechoppers.com/
I'll be updating it soon.
Trag

MIKE47
03-11-2010, 10:09 PM
Chris, Real nice bike man. Good to see someone else building clean jap stuff instead throwing them together. Keep them coming.

Gardener1
03-14-2010, 6:46 PM
Nice Job! I like the key set up. How do those pipes work with the ends capped off?