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Post  Hofman on Thu 8 Jan - 0:33

To continue the story of my bike:

I bought the bike in total blindness!

The following things were wrong:
- No rear brake
- Front brake made an awful sound
- Not all cilinders did work (I believe sometimes just 2!)
- No contactswitch (it was done by a regular on/off switch underneath the seat)
- Lightning was bad (high beam etc.)
- Very bad working gaslever
- Old tires
- Awful colours
- And a lot off other things!

The plan was to prepare the bike slightly so that I could safely drive it on the road and than this winter do it all a little bit better.

Some more photo's as it was:







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Re: Dutch Honda CB 750F1 caferacer

Post  andreas on Thu 8 Jan - 1:04

Don`worry - be happy - you growth with the problems! And at the end you are proud to say - "look at these pictures" and now look at my result. I hope you get all under control! Looks like the basic is ok!
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Post  650zed on Thu 8 Jan - 8:54

Your bike is looking good, a cool base for modifications and preparations!
Enjoy it and let us enjoy it too: post photos and stories about the progressions!

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Re: Dutch Honda CB 750F1 caferacer

Post  Dave on Thu 8 Jan - 11:09

The cb 750's are indeed a class apart. Indestructable for one, here is a site with lot's of examples http://www.cb750cafe.com/ , with some love, you can burn rubber in the summer
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Re: Dutch Honda CB 750F1 caferacer

Post  marc on Thu 8 Jan - 11:24

Nice basis for a caferacer or a ratbike Cool
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Re: Dutch Honda CB 750F1 caferacer

Post  Toecutter on Thu 8 Jan - 11:29

idd fun for a rat or just strip it down and build it back up again ! i intend to do the same with my F2 cheers study
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Re: Dutch Honda CB 750F1 caferacer

Post  Hofman on Thu 8 Jan - 13:40

The front fender could be a little bit smaller.
The forks are polished
Clip-ons
Headlight brackets



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Post  Hofman on Thu 8 Jan - 13:45

The tank and front fender could use another colour.
First taking off all the old shit.
Then a nice primar.
End then te finishing touch.










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Post  650zed on Thu 8 Jan - 14:03

Excellent, she's going to be very cool. Keep on the good job!

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Post  Rooie Ben on Fri 9 Jan - 1:51

Just breathless , you're doing just fine Cool
It's gonna be aaaaaaaaaaallllllllright
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Re: Dutch Honda CB 750F1 caferacer

Post  Hofman on Fri 9 Jan - 11:20

Thanks guys!

All your pictures helped me to build my own one!

More pictures are one the way
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Re: Dutch Honda CB 750F1 caferacer

Post  Hofman on Sat 10 Jan - 18:53

Below some pictures as I ride it last summer.

There where three different kinds of spark plugs in the engine, so I replaced all 4 plugs for new ones (to good ones).
One off the spark plug cables was broken en repared with a nail and some tape!!! Hahaha.
New coils would cost me to much, so I welded it back together.

Because I now had clip-ons the original brakelever would not fit with the resevoir. So I bought a second hand (original Yamaha R6?)
with an external reservoir.

The clocks had a green background. I didn't liked it and I saw that that American guy (cb750cafe.com) sold other backgrounds. On his site he discribes how you should do it. After that I made my own background in black. If let them print at a proffesional sticker company in my place.
I have one set extra made. So if anyone wants them? Diameter is almost 90 mm. I can print more of them, and mayby also with a white background.

Things I have done for the summer off 2008

- secondhand contactswitch
- other brakelines
- New tires
- New brakepads
- New oil and filter

Now the bike was "safe" to ride with.
The big test was a weekend to Reddighausen, Germany. That was 216 km.
There I found out the bike used al little bit off oil Very Happy
Nobody wanted to ride behind me.

A revision would cost me to much money. So I keep riding this way.


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Re: Dutch Honda CB 750F1 caferacer

Post  marc on Sat 10 Jan - 20:45

Niceeeeeeeeee I like the taillight and seat Cool
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Re: Dutch Honda CB 750F1 caferacer

Post  Toecutter on Mon 12 Jan - 12:16

Idd !! a very nice Café cheers
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Re: Dutch Honda CB 750F1 caferacer

Post  Hofman on Wed 14 Jan - 0:15

This winter the bike has gone through a lot of changes.

I wanted one clock on my bike and no electra on my clip-ons.
I sanded the handlebar holders and the mounting for the contact switch away so I had a very clean upper fork top bridge.
First I draw something on the computer, then I made it from wood and then I send it to a lasercutter.









I found a small gashandle on a show in Hardenberg. It was from a Honda crosser??

I made a compleet new wiringloom. The emergency stop, turnsignals, lightswitch, horn etc. could all be removed so it was a very small and simple wiringloom. The normal light will burn when I turn the switch and a switch for highbeam is mounted in the back of the headlight. The contactswitch and the electric starter are moved to underneath the seat. Also a new fuseholder (with new type car fuses) and a small scooter battery (old 4.2 kg, new 2.1 kg)

The old wiringloom


The new battery holder


A look at the contactswitch and starter.


A new seat, was to short


Adjusted with some polyester.


The seat i now being away for some leather and a red line.

Original Raask set and the brakes I have drilled holes in.

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Re: Dutch Honda CB 750F1 caferacer

Post  Riko on Wed 14 Jan - 4:45

I'm curious to see how you'll adapt your diskbackbrake pedal, I'm right now thinking on how I'll adapt my own brakepedal for my F2, since it's different from a drumbrake, where you just shorten the reactiontube which leads to the backdrum. This being said, I was planning to just shorten my brakepedal and place the footpeg without the combining brakepedal from the rearcontrol set. But than again, I own a ratbike, which makes quite a difference to a genuine caferacer.

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Post  650zed on Wed 14 Jan - 11:13

Very nice work!

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Post  GILAFUERA on Sun 18 Jan - 23:58

hey man i think your bike its great, i have a cb750 too and you gave some ideas for my bike, i thinks you are doing a great job i really like it congratulations
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Re: Dutch Honda CB 750F1 caferacer

Post  Hofman on Mon 19 Jan - 14:25

Thanks for all the positive posts!

Here are some photo's of how I connect the brakepedal.
I have a question to: I can't use my kickstarter, because the footpeg is standing out. Has anybody any ideas?






I'm working on the exhaust to. Not finished, because I need to order some extra heatwrap.





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Re: Dutch Honda CB 750F1 caferacer

Post  Riko on Mon 19 Jan - 18:29

Good idea on sorting out the brakepart of the rearcontrols. Might just copy that of you, though I have a plan of my own which I'll try first just to not copy anybody. Wink
Also like the exhaust wrap, how much of the exhaust are you wrapping in the lint?

About the kickstart, there are foldable stands out there, perhaps it's possible to replace your rigid one with one of those?

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Post  Hofman on Mon 19 Jan - 19:39

Damn, i forgot to measure the lint before a wraped it around.

I order some extra wrap this week. I will measure the next exhaust pipe.

I'm looking forward to see your solution of the rear brake Very Happy
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Re: Dutch Honda CB 750F1 caferacer

Post  Gss on Tue 20 Jan - 0:42

Realy nice project of yours!
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Re: Dutch Honda CB 750F1 caferacer

Post  marc on Tue 20 Jan - 23:19

Nice man!!!

What kind of heatwrap is it? I bought some cheap crap to use it on my moped but it started to burn Sad
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Re: Dutch Honda CB 750F1 caferacer

Post  Hofman on Sun 25 Jan - 18:16

The heatwrap I bought is from this guy: erik fanchamps (efanchamps@hotmail.com)
For the Dutch guys: ga naar marktplaats.nl en type daar in: uitlaat tape. Dan kom je er vanzelf.

It is the real stuff. Dit not start the engine yet, but I know it will produce a lot of smoke Very Happy

I measured the length for one exhaust tube: it is 3,5 meters. This is when you put a half tape over the other.
so you will need to order 2 x 10 meters if the width is 50 mm.

This is the result:



I also finished the front end. I drilled a lot of holes in my front brakedisc. First I made a drawin on the computer. Printed this 1:1 en layed in on the discbrake. Then with a centerpoint mark all the centers of the holes en begin with drilling. First 3 or 4 mm en then 8 mm.



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Re: Dutch Honda CB 750F1 caferacer

Post  marc on Sun 25 Jan - 19:23

Nice thanks for the tips!

Looking good!
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