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bobbo
03-05-2015, 11:04 PM
I recently acquired a '72 CB750 that was chopped when it was brand new and was featured in Street Chopper in '73. The frame (according to the article) is an Amen rigid and is setup for a disc brake in the rear (a pretty fuckin sketchy one, haha). I'm just wondering what my options are as far as upgrading that caliper to something a bit more safe and reliable. Obviously something that doesn't look lame and modern is preferable. Any help would be appreciated!

Bob

http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx191/bob_o/1972%20Honda%20CB750/6tag_210215-104202_zps8fu3p9wi.jpg (http://s755.photobucket.com/user/bob_o/media/1972%20Honda%20CB750/6tag_210215-104202_zps8fu3p9wi.jpg.html)

zachpc2
03-06-2015, 11:36 AM
Could just get yourself a drum brake setup. Super reliable and virtually no maintenance. You can find them kinda cheap too

Nimrod
03-06-2015, 3:31 PM
Call Red and ask him. He can hook you up with whatever you need.

http://cycleonemanufacturing.com/

918-479-4200

bobbo
03-06-2015, 9:51 PM
Could just get yourself a drum brake setup. Super reliable and virtually no maintenance. You can find them kinda cheap too

I've thought about it. If I could find a stock cb750 wheel and drum would it swap right over?

bobbo
03-06-2015, 9:57 PM
Call Red and ask him. He can hook you up with whatever you need.

http://cycleonemanufacturing.com/

918-479-4200

Cool, I'll check em out. Thanks!

555
03-08-2015, 3:58 PM
Can you get a close up picture of your rear hub? I think you might have a C&G rear brake setup.
Thanks
555

bobbo
03-08-2015, 6:45 PM
Can you get a close up picture of your rear hub? I think you might have a C&G rear brake setup.
Thanks
555

http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx191/bob_o/1972%20Honda%20CB750/WP_20150308_005_zpsqymioih7.jpg (http://s755.photobucket.com/user/bob_o/media/1972%20Honda%20CB750/WP_20150308_005_zpsqymioih7.jpg.html)
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx191/bob_o/1972%20Honda%20CB750/WP_20150308_006_zpss1quiis9.jpg
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx191/bob_o/1972%20Honda%20CB750/WP_20150308_001_zps9k8vocrd.jpg (http://s755.photobucket.com/user/bob_o/media/1972%20Honda%20CB750/WP_20150308_001_zps9k8vocrd.jpg.html)
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx191/bob_o/1972%20Honda%20CB750/WP_20150308_003_zps7pvauxpt.jpg (http://s755.photobucket.com/user/bob_o/media/1972%20Honda%20CB750/WP_20150308_003_zps7pvauxpt.jpg.html)

Both of these Tokico calipers were in the box of parts I received with the bike. http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx191/bob_o/1972%20Honda%20CB750/WP_20150308_008_zpsezworair.jpg (http://s755.photobucket.com/user/bob_o/media/1972%20Honda%20CB750/WP_20150308_008_zpsezworair.jpg.html)

According to the article, the rear caliper was a Hurst unit, but upon closer inspection, it appears as if it may be the chrome Tokico (click on the pic to embiggen).
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx191/bob_o/1972%20Honda%20CB750/SCAN0005_zpsdew3qmsu.jpg (http://s755.photobucket.com/user/bob_o/media/1972%20Honda%20CB750/SCAN0005_zpsdew3qmsu.jpg.html)

Here's the rest of the feature for grins & giggles.
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx191/bob_o/1972%20Honda%20CB750/SCAN0004_zpsmh2duiak.jpg (http://s755.photobucket.com/user/bob_o/media/1972%20Honda%20CB750/SCAN0004_zpsmh2duiak.jpg.html)
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/xx191/bob_o/1972%20Honda%20CB750/SCAN0003_zpsup5sjjyg.jpg (http://s755.photobucket.com/user/bob_o/media/1972%20Honda%20CB750/SCAN0003_zpsup5sjjyg.jpg.html)

555
03-08-2015, 9:25 PM
Thanks. Doesn't look like a C&G which is almost a dead ringer for the Honda 750 front hub. However, the article said it was a Honda hub, which I doubt. But, who knows, there were a lot of parts made back then and many were one off specials. It was a great looking bike, hope you get it back in shape without too much trouble. Also check the Honda Chopper board, www.hondachopper.com for parts and assistance.
555

bobbo
03-08-2015, 11:29 PM
Cool, thanks for the info and input, it's much appreciated! I've been after this bike for several years now, so I'm stoked on it.