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REV
02-08-2010, 4:37 PM
ok, so ive been searching the net for options on ready made hard tails, and only come across tcbros tails. anyone have experience with them? (i got one opinion, just checking others) and is there anyone recommended as a "go to" place for cb tails?

i have a few questions being this is my first cb build. heres my limitations and needs

i have no welder, or really skills to weld (i can do some, but i dont trust it going 50mph+)

looking for a pre fabbed hard tail, with some stretch. dont know a good amount tho, i was thinking either 4 or 6" . im 6ft and about 275, so i want it to fit me well. ill be using mids/stock controls, and if it puts me back a little then im ok with that.

i know ill need a longer chain for the stretch, and ill ask about that when i narrow down length. but is there a hard tail out there that re uses the stock brakes on the back? due to limited funds and tools i want to reuse just about all i can. if i could ditch the battery i would.

when i do the frame, ill have to drop the forks a little to get that "low" and even look correct?

last thing, cb exhausts. would i need anything to compensate for back pressure if i run drags? im thinking maybe 2-1 drags to start. just something shitty looking so i can ride


ANY tips and advice would be appreciated!

also, anyone got a tank laying around? sporty 3gal? no tunnel and high filler?

Im thinking dirtbike/dirt track type build. knobby front tire, spokes, not too tall bars, etc. fun bike to just thrash and toss around.

Brandon
02-08-2010, 5:19 PM
HOLY MILLION QUESTIONS BATMAN......... hard tail- you have tigman, cycle one, hillbillies wicked choppas, and a few more im sure. My opioin is no more than a 4 inch stretch, they start looking funny after that. You cant go batteryless on a cb unless you run a magneto, and they will cost more than your bike will. You need to join honda choppers.com those are the go to guys for sohc750's they know thier stuff for sure. There are some guru's here as well and im sure they will give the answers you seek....Good luck with your build cb750s are one of the best scoots ever built

REV
02-08-2010, 5:27 PM
yeah, sorry about the questions. im ok with 80% of the bike, its the frame and vitals (torque specs) that scare the shit out of me. had a friend weld his own frame, it snapped on the interstate. didnt end well.

im so stoked. ive had a hell of a good week. new job, good tax return, cheap bike, etc!

jpswino
02-08-2010, 8:44 PM
Okay lets start at the top. Nice choice on wanting to build a cb750.

Yep hard tails are all over the place. CycleOne is in the business of custom frame making and now is also making superb looking hardtails. They will work with you on both the stretch and ride height you would like to run. Red and Kate also are great people and stand behind their product, no question. BTW, Red also knows just about everything there is to know about the cb750 motor, what can be done to it and is familiar with what and who has done it, including himself. Tell them jpswino sent you. I promise they will not charge you more when you mention my name! lol http://www.cycleonemanufacturing.com/

Yes, you can use the stock wheels and brakes.

Yes, you can "slip" the fork tubes up in the trees safely with no trouble on the stock trees. Many have done it including me. This way you will not need to replace the fork tubes. But you need to lower the back as well, which the hardtail section will do so that you may retain a bottom frame rail that is parrallel to the ground and not on some sort of cattywompus slant.

Yes a little longer chain will be needed. They can be had all over the internet including CycleX. Ken is also a great resource for cb750 parts and knowledge. Call him and ask whats up when you need to know something. He has what you need to run no battery if ya really want to. http://www.cyclexchange.net/index.html

No you do not need baffles. Most cb750 guys run open pipes.....including me. But you will need to re-jet the carbs. With more flow going out you need to balance with more going in the other end. Its easy though and we can tackle that part when you get the bike back together. We can also help you with pipes when the time comes.

There is a guy on this board that builds hard tails if you'd like to stay with a board member. I have seen his work and it is spot on. He may even chime in here. He knows alot about the cb750 and can help you in plenty of ways. He goes by HWC. His website is here http:www.hillbillyswickedchoppas.freeservers.com

I encourage you to stay a member on this site. But has been mentioned there is a site dedicated to cb750s. That site has a much different tone than here so be ready but the imfo is certainly there as well as lots of traffic. http://hondachopper.com/
Yeah I'm regular there. Click on my avatar to get the link to my profile page.

Good luck and don't be afraid to send me a p.m. about anything ya need to know. If I don't know, one of my friends does for sure.

Cheers!

REV
02-08-2010, 10:15 PM
yeah, i JUST found honda chopper. part of me wants to take the neck of my bike and just redo a whole frame around it. maybe. im compiling both needed parts list (tank, grips, seat etc) and things im just going to plain take off the bike.

eliwolf6
02-08-2010, 10:25 PM
if your anywhere in so cal,, just take your bike to slim...
you'll end up with a sweet hardtail at about the same price or less than others,, and its installed

hit him up

www.slimsfabrication.blogspot.com

REV
02-08-2010, 10:29 PM
slims the man. unfortunately, im on the right coast. i may be tapping him for parts, but thats about it at the moment. ive spoken with him about h/ting my iron, the guy is a great artist and one of the last fab guys who do it because they love to

HWC
02-09-2010, 10:53 AM
thanks Joe,,,
we're emailin back an forth

venicechoppers
02-09-2010, 12:50 PM
http://www.tanksbytigman.com/parts-hardtails.shtml

Heard good things about this guy.

TheGreatBeast
02-09-2010, 3:27 PM
tigman ruined my frame and was a total dick about it never got my money back. it would have been too much trouble taking him to court over it. beware

venicechoppers
02-09-2010, 6:01 PM
tigman ruined my frame and was a total dick about it never got my money back. it would have been too much trouble taking him to court over it. beware

I've had no personal experience with him. Thanks for the heads up.

wllgmr
02-10-2010, 6:36 PM
You cant go batteryless on a cb unless you run a magneto, and they will cost more than your bike will.

Who makes a magneto for 750's?

REV
02-10-2010, 7:19 PM
ARD has what looks like a belt driven mag. things huge

http://www.pipeburn.com/storage/Garage_cb750.jpg

http://garagecompany.com/bikes/custom/CB750R/IMG_2889.JPG

Brandon
02-10-2010, 7:24 PM
Who makes a magneto for 750's?

Thanks deadman you beat me to it. I watched one of those ARD's on ebay till it hit 800$ and kept on going. Decided hiding a small battery was mucho cheaper

REV
02-10-2010, 7:30 PM
those are really rare and hard to find. i gave one away because i didnt know what it was a year or so ago. buddy helped me with a bike of mine, he said he wanted the mag so that happened. then he laid the bike down at freeway speed when his hard tail snapped and the mag took the brunt of the hit.

venicechoppers
02-11-2010, 12:29 AM
Besides the ARD, the even rarer RC distributor drive accepts VW distributors, and magnetos, like the Vertex. Huge, yes. Cool as hell, you decide.

wllgmr
02-11-2010, 10:18 AM
cool as hell!

Brandon
02-11-2010, 7:56 PM
cool as hell!

AGREED......... hell id buy that one just to pull up to Hooters bike night to sit and watch the squares try to figure out what the hell it is

REV
02-11-2010, 7:58 PM
just call it a "neat-o"

captaingrudgefuck
11-10-2011, 7:53 PM
ARD has what looks like a belt driven mag. things huge

http://www.pipeburn.com/storage/Garage_cb750.jpg

http://garagecompany.com/bikes/custom/CB750R/IMG_2889.JPG

these cb750s have got me doing the pee pee dance haha. rad as fuck! i wanna build one like that!