CB750F2N Cafe Racer Project.

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CB750F2N Cafe Racer Project.

#1 Post by Tango » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:31 pm

The plan is to take a 1995 Honda CB750F2S and cafe racer it.......... 8-)
The donor bike has had a hard life and needs a good bit of attention. The wiring is shocking (did you see the pun there?).......but I'm not too bothered about that as I'll be modifying the wiring anyway.
The bike has a Predator 4-1 system on it.....but my plans are for a 4-2 system. I'm hoping that I can use the Predator downpipes and maybe get a collector made to split the 4 into 1 and then into 2. I have plans for the cans which I can pick up fairly reasonable off eBay.
I've seen a Vonzetti seat unit that I like......so it'll just need some mods to the frame to shorten it and some fixings for the seat unit. Tank has a very slight dent on the right side.....so I'll be filling that and getting it resprayed. Needs a replacement headlamp too.....as the streetfighter twin jobbie on there at the moment isn't really "cafe racer"...... :wink:
Raask rearsets are also on the shopping list.......as are a pair of clip-ons......not decided which ones yet.
There's a clock unit that I quite like......but I'll have to see how the finances stack up and if that gets relegated to "further upgrades" list.
So.....the plan is a strip down to the frame.....see how it looks and then decide whether it needs powder coating.....along with the swing arm.
I'll replace bearings as I go along.
Things are off to a slow start at the moment though as I need to get rid of the Sprint to free up some space in the garage......and inject some funds into my bank account..... :wink:
So.....I don't think this is going to be a quick project.....so please bear with me on this...... :wink:
Anyway......the donor bike...... :shock:
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Re: CB750F2N Cafe Racer Project.

#2 Post by Tango » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:40 pm

Decided to brave some of the rain and make a start today on some of the smaller jobs.
First job is to strip and rebuild the brake calipers........they are in a pretty sorry state.
I've got a seal kit for the rear caliper......and I'll be buying a seal kit for the fronts too as soon as I can.
Managed to get the pistons out of one of the front calipers and out the rear too......which involved removing the calipers, getting the pads out......and then putting the calipers onto the rear brake line and priming it and pumping the pistons out.....even though I'd got the pistons out as far as I could with the calipers off the bike, but still with pads in the pistons were pretty solid.... :roll:
The slider pins on the fronts are both pretty solid.....so they're gonna take some pursuation to remove.....I'll hopefully get round to that during the week.
So.....a pic of one of the front calipers and the rear caliper with the pistons removed. Just need a clean up and new seals and some red rubber grease...... :wink:
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Re: CB750F2N Cafe Racer Project.

#3 Post by megawatt » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:12 pm

Lookin good Bob. Keep them pix coming. :mrgreen:
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#4 Post by petrolhead1989 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:57 pm

Awesome start Bob...
Glad you decided and went ahead with the cafe racer plans :D
Will look awesome when finished :cheers:

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Re: CB750F2N Cafe Racer Project.

#5 Post by Ricky » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:17 pm

Oooooohhhhhh so many project threads :D :yay: :yay: :yay:

Looks good tango, I love cafe racers so this will be awesome :D
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Re: CB750F2N Cafe Racer Project.

#6 Post by Tango » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:27 pm

megawatt wrote:Lookin good Bob. Keep them pix coming. :mrgreen:
Thanks Alan.......I may be getting on to you about sorting some stainless connecting pipes between the current stainless downpipes and the cans that I've got in mind.......four downpipes into a collector and then 2 outlet pipes to connect to the cans?....... :wink: Just need to get rid of the Sprint first to free up some space and a bit of cash...... :wink:
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#7 Post by Tango » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:28 pm

Thank Allan and Ricky.......it's not going to be a quick build......but hopefully it'll look good at the end...... 8-)
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#8 Post by petrolhead1989 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:19 pm

Tango wrote:but hopefully it'll look good at the end...... 8-)
I dont doubt it mate... So do i get a free test ride on it once its built? :D
Since i will be down huntingdon alot more in the summer :D

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Re: CB750F2N Cafe Racer Project.

#9 Post by Stu » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:21 pm

I like the look of it as it is bob :)
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#10 Post by Tango » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:27 pm

Stu wrote:I like the look of it as it is bob :)
The pictures make it look better than it is Stu......although it's not too bad. The wiring is awful though....and the carbs need a good strip down and rebuild which I'll do when I get the jetting kit..... :wink:
Hopefully you'll like it better when I'm finished...... :wink:
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#11 Post by Stu » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:36 pm

we can only wait and see and I will let you know when I see it finished :lol: :lol:
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#12 Post by petrolhead1989 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:51 pm

Stu wrote:I like the look of it as it is bob :)
I like the look of it how it is too TBF...
But will be better to see a custom cafe racer out of it :D

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#13 Post by megawatt » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:42 pm

I did a 4 into 1 into 2 reverse cone megaphones for another cafe racer project..
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#14 Post by humbucker » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:38 pm

I have a nostalgic love for CB750's going back to the mid '70's. I cannot wait to see this project, keep going Mr T, this is going to be awesome! :)
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#15 Post by Tango » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:05 pm

Well....it's off to a slow start.......but there's a few things that I can get on with until the Sprint goes to make space and cash available..... :wink:
Alan.....these are the cans that I'm looking at......so I'll need a 4-1-2 with a can either side of the bike......dooable?...... :wink:
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