At the crossroads and unsure which way to go... 750 FB

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At the crossroads and unsure which way to go... 750 FB

rlc2502
I bought a motorcycle not so long back, she hasn't run in over a decade so cleaned carbs out etc, battery on and she fired straight away (the carbs do need sorting though). I've more or less took the full bike to pieces barring getting the heavy lump out the frame (ohhh it's heavy) this is a pic mid progress



I'm really not sure how I want to go with it... I am really not a fan of the back end on this model, would it be possible to move the shocks forward (at the top) and then chop the ass of the frame off?  I'd quite like to raise the back end and drop the front... Until I get my head around which way I want to go I'm reluctant to touch her!

Any advice, ideas are appreciated

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Just do not do what this guy did.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HuYuataHJg
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Peterwh
I watched the video.  I almost found it too embarrassing to watch - adjustable wrench, throwing nuts on the floor, then out came the claw hammer.  He reminded me of my dad - he was a butcher too.  Actually I wish he'd used the epoxy method for attaching the rear shock absorber and videod his first ride.  It's probably best if he never gets the part he needs for the carb!
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I'm pretty sure his whole line of videos there is an attempt at satire. Poking fun at the whole cafe-hipster scene. But yeah, even with that in mind, they are still hard to watch. You oughta see the one where he ''tunes for pods''.




His own "cafe racer'' is in that video. It's all in good humor,I guess.
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Oh that was good. I like to died when I saw a custom CB 750 that has been on the Kansas City craigslist for 4 years that I know of.
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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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Re: At the crossroads and unsure which way to go... 750 FB

rich
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shinyribs wrote
I'm pretty sure his whole line of videos there is an attempt at satire. Poking fun at the whole cafe-hipster scene. But yeah, even with that in mind, they are still hard to watch. You oughta see the one where he ''tunes for pods''.

His own "cafe racer'' is in that video. It's all in good humor,I guess.
 
I watched his entire series this weekend. It was great. I almost feel like I should put my bike back to stock and just leave it alone now.
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Re: At the crossroads and unsure which way to go... 750 FB

rlc2502
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Good video... There's a very thin line between making a motorcycle look cool and ridiculous.. I shall plan it properly!!
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Re: At the crossroads and unsure which way to go... 750 FB

Peterwh
Loved the videos on U Tube.  This guy is so funny.  I watched the first 10.  I particularly appreciated the ingenious application of nails to the seat and his screwdriver is the best.  I could never have come up with the knife using a razor blade and vice grips.  I think I'll be using that one myself.
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Re: At the crossroads and unsure which way to go... 750 FB

cardinal430
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I'm assuming that the video was made as a joke.  Is that what one of the posters means by saying, "  I got 'trolled'  " ?  
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Re: At the crossroads and unsure which way to go... 750 FB

cardinal430
ok,  now that I've seen the other posts here i get it..   funny.
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Re: At the crossroads and unsure which way to go... 750 FB

cardinal430
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wow,  I watched this a second time and can't believe I fell for it.