1974 Honda CB750

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

Just to learn more about motorcycles in general. Always had them, rarely worked on them. So I wanted to tear one down and build a bike I liked.

What motivated you to start your project?

I’ve riden motorcycles most of my life, but never really worked on them. Always loved the old cafe bike look and also wanted to learn more about the motorcycle itself. Decided I wanted to do a CB750 as this was going to be my first build and there were a lot of parts readily available. Plus I liked the look of them!

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the bike?

I removed all the switch controls from the handle bars and built a small “box” to hold the them in between the gauges. Main control, headlight, blinker are now rocker switches. Also eliminated the key and replaced it with a push button starter.

What are you most proud of?

My kids loved to help me work on it. They were 8 & 10 at the time. It was just a fun project to get them excited about and instill the excitement of starting, working on, and finishing a project like this.

What do other people say about your motorcycle?

  • People seem to like it. That’s cool, but I really built it for me and what I like as far a looks.

 


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