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  1. #170
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    '73 CB750 four, '74 CB450 twin, '75 CB550 four (my favorite so far),

    We got married on a borrowed CB750 and my best man rode my CB450 from the church to the receiption!

    The wife and her friend got an idea to put straws rolled in glitter and glue over the spokes. We left the church headed to the receiption with a police escort. Everyone behind us said they had the best light show when the glitter flew off in the police lights.

    Of course that was the 70's
    Life is too short, Behappy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by behappy View Post
    '73 CB750 four, '74 CB450 twin, '75 CB550 four (my favorite so far),

    We got married on a borrowed CB750 and my best man rode my CB450 from the church to the receiption!

    The wife and her friend got an idea to put straws rolled in glitter and glue over the spokes. We left the church headed to the receiption with a police escort. Everyone behind us said they had the best light show when the glitter flew off in the police lights.

    Of course that was the 70's
    the CB750 fours of the 70's looked great on a rigid with a 12 over springer. LOOKED great; riding was another story!
    mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimwoodie View Post
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    I want one !!!

    Is it reliable, how many miles did you do sins it is tuned ?


    The best one i had so far, was one with a XT500 engine in it, had to swap everything to 6 volts, The nicest one i had, had a carburetor of a HL500 K&N big filter, wide front piece exhaust [single layer] and wide back piece exhaust.[ brand unknown]

    wheelies without touching the clutch, and making a [small] black line on the ground while doing that !!!

    Lots of spare parts around in Germany, the SR500 was the best selling bike for many years ! http://search.ebay.de/search/search....500&category0=
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  4. #173
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    There is a guy in Northern WI that's working with old CB 750's.
    He has alot of small things worked out over the years.

    If you are interested in CB750's I'd go through his website slowly.
    http://www.cyclexchange.net/Honda%20Page.htm
    Nice guy to talk with.

    He's actually making a Honda chopper for OC...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchcool View Post
    I want one !!!

    Is it reliable, how many miles did you do sins it is tuned ?

    'bout 7,000 ....
    prolly need a rebuild about 25,000 ... the key is to lower the compression ratio , the head is prone to detonation..

    i take it you like Cafe' ....

    most parts you see are SRX 600 stuff, like the triple tree
    .............

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    Quote Originally Posted by sysint View Post
    There is a guy in Northern WI that's working with old CB 750's.
    He has alot of small things worked out over the years.

    If you are interested in CB750's I'd go through his website slowly.
    http://www.cyclexchange.net/Honda%20Page.htm
    Nice guy to talk with.

    He's actually making a Honda chopper for OC...

    back when i was 14 years old i had a yz 125

    there was a kid in high school had a cb750/4 cylinder with a header and a jet kit for the carbs

    he said let me ride that yz i looked at him and said let me ride that badass streetbike

    i seen him wheely'in my yz so i nailed it on his 750/4 and from that day on i was hooked!

    the cb750/4 was the first baddest ass streetbike, then came the kawi kz 900

    then the kawy kz 1000, then the badass suzuki 1100 4 valver



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  7. #176
    Quote Originally Posted by behappy View Post
    '73 CB750 four, '74 CB450 twin, '75 CB550 four (my favorite so far),

    We got married on a borrowed CB750 and my best man rode my CB450 from the church to the receiption!

    The wife and her friend got an idea to put straws rolled in glitter and glue over the spokes. We left the church headed to the receiption with a police escort. Everyone behind us said they had the best light show when the glitter flew off in the police lights.

    Of course that was the 70's
    My '73 was kinda beat. It ran okay and it taught me how to ride for free (bought for $450 sold for $500). The 550 was to teach the wife to ride. It belonged in a museum. I got it in 2001 for $650 and it had 5100 miles on it. Everything was all original except the grips. This is the machine I will go through my life saying, "I should have never sold that one".

    The 550 was awesome around town, one of the best balanced bikes I have ever ridden. Like I said, still my favorite mount overall. I could see where one might prefer the 750 for long distances. No wonder my 750 came with a Windjammer on it.

    I'm very interested in British bikes as well. My Dad has owned Ariel, BSA and Norton. Before my time though. My middle name is Vincent, and it isn't from that stupid Disney movie the black hole!

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    my dads got an all original 76 cb 750.. every thing original down to the grips in perfectr condition..

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    Remind me to tell you about the 1st US Vincent dealer

    And One-Way Harry Buck.
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  10. #179
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    The 550 was awesome around town, one of the best balanced bikes I have ever ridden.

    I beleive this is what hooked me on the wings. With first wing CB1000 the salesman would crank it up and idel, then stand a penny up on end on the head.

    Now the newest 1800 has a little more roar in it (for a touring bike). I really like the bikes you are taking about (XT, HD and sports) for around town. But for a long haul... give me a wing.
    Life is too short, Behappy!
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    There was no CB1000

    The Wings are all GL's.

    500, 650, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1500, 1800.
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    Thank You Mikie,
    I had a brain fart, it's late.
    Life is too short, Behappy!
    TFMM

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    I didn't like the Wings -

    I had three 1976 GL-1000's which were nice bikes; fast and smooth. But only out on the open highway. Otherwise they were heavy, clunky monsters - a PITA to horse around town.

    And all that complication; hoses, belts, radiator, back-up lighting system, 7 volt gauges, OI!! Give me air-cooled, chain drive simplicity - Any Time.

    The CX-500 and Silverwings ran down the road at 5500 RPM and so seemed 'buzzy' to me. I really thought that the GL-500 or CX-500 was, finally, going to be the Final, End-All, Perfect Bike.

    But they weren't. The 650 turbo was a rocket too. But the Bonneville is just better in so very many ways.

    Plus; Hondas Hate Me. I have to tell you the CB-750 Saga. Traded it straight across for a GS-850GL. Which I had gotten in trade for a trailer load of GL-1000 parts.
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