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I had the 750 F (a 79). Loved that bike!

Vetter fairing and bags with a trunk! now it would look pathetic, but back then it was the sh*T!

My first tear down was that bike - man did I screw that up. But what a learning experience.
 

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Glenn Turple's (Turple Honda in Red Deer, Alberta) '69 CB750


Over 100,000 miles, negligible wear internally to the engine. He actually added another odo to prove it was +100K. Speaks to the longevity of these bikes if properly taken care of.
 

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I had four CB750 and like everything about them but the seat it was not comfortable and pretty ugly like most seats back then. I put a king/queen seat on all but one made the bikes look so much better. They were dependable and ran pretty good for a 750 not as fast as the V-45 those were fast good bikes.
 

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In 1972,, I purchased one New.... at 500 miles I added the 850cc kit... Honda works camshaft and rocker arms.
Jardine headers/mini-mufflers ( 4 into 2 )... upgraded the drive chain to 650... changed sprockets.
transistor type pointless system.


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Blacked out the cylinders.. polished the engine cases.
10 inch over "Franks" front forks... dropped the rear 2 1/2 inches.


from 1990 to 2004.. I restored 11 early 1970's CB750's.
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Nice, Chuck!
 

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Soulless is the man who looks at this bike and doesn't get half a chubby on.


I bet you were "the man" on that tricked up 750 Chuck. Mr Easyrider, aye.
 

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Soulless is the man who looks at this bike and doesn't get half a chubby on.


I bet you were "the man" on that tricked up 750 Chuck. Mr Easyrider, aye.

to show my mentally back then..
at the local biker hang out, aka fast food place.

when a HD guy 'tried' to kick start his chopper..

I would go out and kick start my CB750/850.. using my ARM/Hand...

one push on the kick starter and the engine was running.


<< yes the electric starter worked .. it was to show off >>

and piss off them guys.


I was big into weight lifting back then also.


72scanB465 by , on Flickr


myself and my wife's little brother. ( Robbie )
photo date 1974.... yes brick streets.
most of Cleveland Ohio still have brick streets back then,.


72scanB467 by , on Flickr


photo date 1973,,, first trip on the bike, wife and I,
Cleveland Ohio to Philadelphia Pennsylvania /

stock exhaust and the "Z" bars were replaced soon after this trip.
YES, I was going bald that early.
 

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Bell bottom jeans?
Ever have it hang on the peg while putting your foot down?

Smoking! Glad I stopped early!

My CB350, I did a 2 to 1 exhaust.

never did...

but did many times on bicycles.. petals .. chains.


smoking.... sometime in the mid 80's I quit smoking for good.
 

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I'm not sure if you guys saw the British program "The Goodies" but you look like Graham Garden from that show. That is not a bad thing. If only we could all resemble a celebrity Chuck.
 

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In the early 70's, my wife & I bought a 1969 pre-K CB750. We road that bike all over creation & back. Great bike! I might have a picture of it somewhere...? I'll see if I can dig one up.

The only real problem with that bike was keeping the 4 carbs in tune - A long piece of "piano wire" that connected to 4 pieces of piano wire into each carb. Kept stretching, man what a pain that was! But I still loved that bike.
 

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In the early 70's, my wife & I bought a 1969 pre-K CB750. We road that bike all over creation & back. Great bike! I might have a picture of it somewhere...? I'll see if I can dig one up.

The only real problem with that bike was keeping the 4 carbs in tune - A long piece of "piano wire" that connected to 4 pieces of piano wire into each carb. Kept stretching, man what a pain that was! But I still loved that bike.

correct on the 4 cable carbs,...
I worked at a Honda dealership back then... try doing 5 or 10 a week, every week.
I recently sold my 1970's Honda carb vacuum gauges.. yes the gauges had Honda printed on the faces.


I also did the 6 carb, CBX and later the 6 carb Valkyrie
 
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