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Old 07-26-2012, 07:52 AM   #1
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My old CB750
Just got it back on the road, now I'm trying to work out all the kinks



Will post some pics during the build later if anyone is interested. Gotta head off to work, I have to pay for the project somehow.

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Old 07-26-2012, 08:08 AM   #2
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Sick looking motorcycle!

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Old 07-26-2012, 08:08 AM   #3
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Well done! I love those Double over head cam Honda's! 750's 900's 1100's!!

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Old 08-27-2012, 04:58 PM   #4
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Looks Good !

Keep the pictures coming !

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Old 08-27-2012, 06:07 PM   #5
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I Ride: 72 250CR Husky, 01 YZ426F , 03 XR650L, 05 KTM 525EXC, 05 Yamaha VMax, 76 Honda CB750K6,others
1976 cb750k6
These were the first real super bikes!




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Old 08-27-2012, 06:13 PM   #6
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Great Bike! You have done well taking such good care of it! THAT is a 'Vashon Bike'!

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Old 08-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #7
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These were the first real super bikes!



Ah, no, they were the first Japanese super bike.

The first one was the Harley Sportster.


Everything is relevant. In 1957 Chevy only had a 283 V-8, and most of the police cars were small v-8 or 6 cylinders. Motorcycles fell into two main groups large heavy cruisers and light weight small displacement in town type transportation bikes. Harley took the wa45 flathead engine and made it an overhead valve 900cc V-twin that was in a light weight for it's displacement frame and size. These bike could be bought at the "CH" model high compression and made for off road use.

It was intended for racing, flat track oval, and up until the DOT mandated that the shifter be ob the left side in 1976, the Sportster had it's shifter on the right side, because it is the side that is up in the flat track race.
In the late 50's this bike was given the name "The Felony flier" because it could outrun any cop car of it's day.
It was the first super bike.

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Old 08-27-2012, 07:21 PM   #8
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These were the first real super bikes!



Perhaps not....
7fiddy BSA and Turnip, preceded the big H*nda by a year or two. Then
There was Vincent's and big Nortons?...absolutely the equal of the H*nda

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Old 08-27-2012, 07:29 PM   #9
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1948 Vincent Black Shadow was the first superbike. It was the fastest bike around for many years. Set the world record of 150 MPH on the salt flats and factory floor bikes would do 125.

http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/extras...tml#item=84964

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Old 08-27-2012, 07:50 PM   #10
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My 1952 rapide would do 125 or better
Stopping was another issue...
But it would hammer a 750 H*nda on the top end

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Old 08-27-2012, 07:58 PM   #11
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Well, with the Honda you could spend most of your time riding, as opposed to the British bikes...





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Old 08-27-2012, 08:53 PM   #12
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Well, with the Honda you could spend most of your time riding, as opposed to the British bikes and Harleys...





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Touche good sir. Modified for clarity.

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Old 08-28-2012, 04:59 AM   #13
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Well, with the Honda you could spend most of your time riding, as opposed to the British bikes...





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So very very true....

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Old 08-28-2012, 05:37 AM   #14
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Interesting but does not look like Harley changed much over the years except of course using more foreign made parts.

In fact Harley uses so many imported parts on their bikes the percentage of content import vs american made caused the Made in USA label to be changed to proudly assembled in the USA.

So the Harley pictured was truely American the ones to day are Global Economic Enterprise (GEO hahahaha)

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Old 08-28-2012, 10:59 AM   #15
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1948 Vincent Black Shadow was the first superbike. It was the fastest bike around for many years. Set the world record of 150 MPH on the salt flats and factory floor bikes would do 125.

http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/extras...tml#item=84964
But the Vincents were never mass produced, they were basically hand built one offs.
They were a fast bike for sure, but the cost put them far out of the reach of the average Joe. The Sportster was the first mass production built superbike that anyone could afford and was made for racing.

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Old 08-28-2012, 11:17 AM   #16
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But the Vincents were never mass produced, they were basically hand built one offs.
They were a fast bike for sure, but the cost put them far out of the reach of the average Joe. The Sportster was the first mass production built superbike that anyone could afford and was made for racing.
Not mass produced? WTF are you smoking? Lollerz! Need to read some more history son. Over 11,000 units....and they broke HD's previously held speed record by quite a margin.

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Old 08-28-2012, 11:31 AM   #17
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Not mass produced? WTF are you smoking? Lollerz! Need to read some more history son. Over 11,000 units....and they broke HD's previously held speed record by quite a margin.
http://www.thevincent.com/vinprod.html


Not many black shadows were produced. I'd call them a limited production at best.

11,000 is all of the vincent twins combined.

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Old 08-29-2012, 03:12 AM   #18
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But the Vincents were never mass produced, they were basically hand built one offs.
They were a fast bike for sure, but the cost put them far out of the reach of the average Joe. The Sportster was the first mass production built superbike that anyone could afford and was made for racing.
Um...no
While there're only 31 Lightnings built, many many black. Shadows roamed the streets. They were the baddest bike on the planet.
And Rollie Free did the 150 mph run on a lightning. Not a shaddow
They were absolutely a production bike.
In fact they held the record of fastest production bike untill Kawasaki built the Z1

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Old 08-29-2012, 08:53 AM   #19
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Great looking bike soopahok996. More pics, kink working and project details please.

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Old 08-29-2012, 09:08 AM   #20
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Great looking bike ...

I would suggest some spoked wheels on aluminum rims

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