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Old 08-05-2009, 04:36 PM   #1
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Can anybody identify this bike for me?
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:04 PM   #2
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Can anybody identify this bike for me?
mid 70s CB 750 with a Kawi KZ rear fender.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:59 PM   #3
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Engine is SOHC Honda CB750. Looks like a kit hardtail frame. but the picture is too small to really tell. You can post a larger picture free from photobucket. The picture function here has been screwed up for months.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:14 PM   #4
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so its not weird that if i dLoad a picture that it wont open?
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:10 AM   #5
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Thanks for the picture tip, this is all I have.

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Old 08-06-2009, 08:52 AM   #6
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Yep. It's a CB750 that some guy put a homemade hardtail on. He extended the stock swing arm by welding tubes to the stock swing arm and replaced the shocks with struts. Such motorcycles are worse than stupid. They are dangerous. It could be restored if one could find a stock swing arm and shocks. I can also see loose wires on the left side where the triangular cover is supposed to be. It's probably worth the salvage value of the engine and fork.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:08 AM   #7
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It's a cool bike. Reminds me of the young and stupid days when we'd do our best to defeat years of expert engineering and product improvements in the garage with cresent wrenches and acetelyn torches. I don't want to ride it, but it is cool.
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:07 AM   #8
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The spaghetti wiring just makes it easier to chase down those pesky electrical faults.

Pretty piss-poor job on the hardtail alright. A stock swingarm and a shock would turn it into an at least ridable bike. I wouldn't trust that Patchwork-Patty sh*t around the block. SOHC Honda engines are as close to bullet proof as you can get and the rest of the bike looks fairly stock, probably make a decent tavern hopper out of it once you get rid of the rear end.
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The spaghetti wiring just makes it easier to chase down those pesky electrical faults.

Pretty piss-poor job on the hardtail alright. A stock swingarm and a shock would turn it into an at least ridable bike. I wouldn't trust that Patchwork-Patty sh*t around the block. SOHC Honda engines are as close to bullet proof as you can get and the rest of the bike looks fairly stock, probably make a decent tavern hopper out of it once you get rid of the rear end.
In a way the extended swing could make some sort of sense but not on a CB750. It's not like it was a wheelie prone bike.
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In a way the extended swing could make some sort of sense but not on a CB750. It's not like it was a wheelie prone bike.

I'm sure he jigged it up to get the sides even and maintain good wheel alignment, those 40 mph tank slappers get old after awhile..

Hard on the chain too
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