View Full Version : 78 cb 750

05-31-2010, 7:02 PM


Just picked this up Saturday for $800 bones. Wanted a donor bike, but after riding it all weekend, may just throw a new front tire and do some performance upgrades. Damn nice bike.

06-01-2010, 12:09 AM
Are you leaving the huge front fairing on it?

06-01-2010, 4:21 AM
For now, yes. I will most likely ride it like this for a couple months and then this fall start chopping. I've got a 8over hardtail frame set up for a 750 that will most likely get this engine.

Hopefully I can score some dough at the swap meet for the fairing, arthur fulmer saddle bags, and all the other take-offs.

06-01-2010, 8:12 AM
Those motors can be found everywhere. I'm the last guy in the world to run my mouth about chopping a 750 but that one is too nice.

06-01-2010, 10:05 AM
yeah this things a gem. keeep it the way it is and enjoy the rideeeeee

06-01-2010, 11:26 AM
Damn, you guys may get me leaning back the other directions (not chopping it).

Tell you what, I used to hate baggers and bikes with fairings but the more I ride the more I see how they have their place. Fucking thing runs like a top too, shifts through the gears smoother than my 08 sporty.

Immediately all I plan on doing is chopping off the megaphone exhaust right past the 2 into 1 weld and welding on some slash-cut screaming eagles I've got and change from stock air box to pod filters.

Any other thoughts/suggestions?

06-01-2010, 11:29 AM
ive been riding a buddys bike which is a 81 750 completly stock and i have to say its like riding in a car compared to riding my rigid hah so im looking into another daily along these lines.

06-01-2010, 12:01 PM
When I bought mine, I rode it home with the huge Windjammer fairings on it, and it was kind of fun. I went home, spray painted a bunch of garbage on it, and rode it around town Mad Max style for a few weeks before junking all of that stuff. Your bike is super clean unlike mine though, so take your time! Looks great.

06-01-2010, 12:09 PM
id say just cut the shield down some and rock it. it is nice.

06-01-2010, 6:26 PM
You could always do a cafe style bike that way you aren't chopping it too much. I have a '69 cb750 I am chopping, but it was not a sand cast nor original by any means, and needed a lot of detail work due to surface rust.
You do have one clean bike there. The fairing would have been first to go if it were mine, haha. I'm sure it makes riding a little more enjoyable/quiet, though.

06-01-2010, 10:25 PM
Hell ill throw my .02 in as well. You scored it for $800 to use it as a donnor? Put it on e-bay let a cb750 traditionalist see it and get a couple grand for it the way it is. That gives you plenty of loot to get another donor and some parts money.