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1981 cb750c

kramit
Cnabble_img src="IMG_2133.jpg" border="0"/> checking picture . This is a picture of my 1981 CB750C custom that I wanted to change from original stock look. I started by rebuilding carbs-changing out the huge tail light, and turn signals for smaller after market. I sent my rotors to a machine shop to have rotors drilled becase I could not afford the expensive $200.00 rotors. I put on moto cross handle bars with 2" roxy risers, and shaved the seat foam down for low profile look. Green paint some people either like or hate but is from a 1954 gull wing Mercedes benz. The bike had to much bling "chrome" so I painted fenders and exhaust with black. all the aluminum was hand polished and took to much time. Thanks for letting me post picture !!!!!!!!!!! Kramit
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Welcome to the forum. Cool bike I like the green. My Grand father had 5 green motorcycles shot out from under him in WWII Green is supposed to be unlucky on motorcycles. This was started by the soldiers after WWII. They did not want to have anything green around them anymore. But green must have been lucky for my Grandpa.
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Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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kramit
Wish you would not have told me green was bad luck I will be afraid to ride again !!!!!!!!
only kiding thanks for the comment.

Kramit
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Super nice job. I can only wish to be as clean as you in my rebuild. Ride safe and fast! Ramon
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kramit
Thanks for the comment I love the cafe style bike you have. I was going for the cafe ' and I was afraid once I bent down to ride. I would be stuck in that position. I like the flat black paint.

Thanks Kramit
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I totally understand the fear of getting stuck in the cafe position. I like to take my son, and son in law's  sport bikes for rides But they are short rides. I lean more towards the sport cruiser style which your bike lends it's self well to. The older bikes are easier to cafe. they do not have the slope in the backbone like your bike.
What kind of paint did you use on the exhaust, and how did you prep it?
TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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Super nice ride. I love the pipes.
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kramit
I have had some people say" how can you take a nice set of chrome pipes and paint them" I tell them with good sand paper !!!!!!!!!!!! I do have to repaint at the beginning of each year. The paint is perfect during the riding season but when sits in garage all winter starts to flake. It cost $20.00 for some heat paint
Rust-Oleum ultra-this is the only heat paint that comes in a simi-gloss finish-most stove paints are flat black. I sand blasted the pipes this time instead of sand papering the pipes, I am hoping to gain a year
and not having to paint but every other year. The fenders were chrome and have lasted 3 years and still look great. Hot Coat, ceramic coat, I have heard people still have problems with their coating flaking of after a couple of years and. I hate to pay that kind of price to have it flake off. The weird part is the paint never flakes were the most heat is generated at the pipes were they come out of the engine. The sand blasting looks to have really done a good job at etching the chrome so that the paint can adhere better
to the pipes. I will let you know by next winter how they did. !!!!!!!!!

Thanks for comment.
Kramit
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kramit
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To paint the chrome sand with medium grade and make pipes look like dull silver or gray. Buy rust-oleum
HIGH HEAT SATIN which I used, or flat black, temperture rating 1200 degrees with picure of barbque grill on front of can. After sanding wipe with alcohol " Do not Drink" paint when at least 70 degrees out, put on thin
coats of paint do not hurry, wait and hour in between coats do 3 or 4  "THIN" coats The pipes will not look like rattle can paint job if you take your time. I waited couple of days before putting back on bike. Wrap your pipes with plastic trash bags or something to protect from scratching paint. I ran the bike for about 15 minutes, then let cool. Ride 20 minutes let cool, this helps to cure paint. Now this method worked for me . The paint does start to flake after a year and might be able to touch up by leaving on bike, but I am
kind of anul and like to redo every year. I mentioned in a earlier reply that I have sand blasted the pipes this year and hope the paint last mabey 2 or 3 years. Remember chrome is hard to paint, but oter methods can be expensive and you may still have to redo paint. The method I used on fenders was a little different
and they look great after 3 years., but paint is not exposed to constant heat. I have sent pictures of exhaust before and, after paint.
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I like that redneck style mobile workbench What's with the "Do not drink?" I have always found a dew beers increases my artistic flair
Where in Indiana are you?
TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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kramit
Howdy tools 1 - Yes I am sure the neighbors like that outside workbench also!!!!!!!!!!! As far as the do not drink I just think you should wait till after you are done painting you will have less orange peel  "You know your a redneck when you use your hood, for a workbench" ! I kind of like that . Is there a spell check on this  site, Some of my post I have words spelled wrong - I could be a true HILL BIllY, is that 1 word or 2 words.

From a Indiana Hoosier
Kramit

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Hillbilly is one word I only know that, because I grew up a tank full of gas from Kentucky Ever heard of Bailey's Corner?
I don't know how you have your computer set up, but some how mine has a spell check on every thing I do. i think it is part of Open Office, or Firefox. if it was not for that every one would think i was from Kentucky.
TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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Very nice bike. The paint looks super and the engine looks showroom fresh.
The ride IS the adventure. The destination is just to get gas!
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kramit
Thanks Re-Run appreciate your comment- this is a great site were I can find information on this bike or have other members help if I have a problem. I enjoy looking at all the bike builds. I would like to get another bike and do a rat build next time, but I presently am working on a 1975 RD350 yam-rice burner.

Thanks again talk to you later
Kramit
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Were not snobs here, so why don't you go to "everything but CB 750s" and tell us about your RD 350. When I was young I had 2 friends that had RD 350s. They would let me ride them. damn they were fast, and fun
TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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kramit
Tools I do not think anyone is a snob, but A site like this is nice when you need help, and you do not have to weed through a whole lot of post about other brands of bikes. I did get on the internet and typed in
"everything but cb750s" and it brought me back to this site, how do you get from cb750's to "everything but 750"s"  ???????? I did not check the post out much, but it still seemed that every question was still about cb 750. !!!!!!!!!!!!! Am I confusing you yet !!! I have a site if that you may want to check out a lot of different bikes here is the link. Icould no paste in link Tools 1. type in "custom  fighters" it has page after page of pictures of cool bikes. Please check this site out. By the way the rd350' I would like to post some pictures, I had a brother that passed away when he was 32 and I got the 1975 RD350. and one of my other brothers got a H1 500 kawasaki triple. I would rather have that because my ass is to big for the
RD. Do check out custom fighter sit it will be black background with lime green writing.

Talk Later
Kramit
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I'm sorry Kramit I confused you. I have been on other sites where every post that does not pertain to their certain subject is deleted. Although we on this forum put Honda CB 750s first. We still are interested in other bikes, and our forum brother's projects.
If you look at the topics on the site here you will see one with a header saying "Everything but CB 750s". That is what I was referring to. Your other bikes are more then welcome in that section. If you want just start a new thread, and I will move it to the right section for you.
Sorry to hear about your brother. I know it is  hard to lose a family member so young.
I would love to check out your site, and will do a search for it. Is this the right site?
http://www.customfighters.com/
TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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Thought you might like to see a picture of my fighter. It's undefeated

TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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kramit
Tools thats a nice looking bike I like the white paint- what year is it-looks like a nice bike to take
a long trips on with out being uncomfortable. Tell me something about your bike. !!!!!! Did you paint it,
or have to do much engine work,or did you buy it in nice shape. Feel free to brag about it !!!!!!.
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