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50 years of the CB750.
« on: September 21, 2018, 07:45:22 am »
Next year will be 50 years since the birth of this iconic motorcycle.
Does anyone know if anyone is doing anything special to celebrate this milestone in the bikes history?

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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 02:30:08 pm »
ill have a beer.

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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2018, 03:19:21 pm »
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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2018, 03:37:14 pm »
ill have a beer.
me too
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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2018, 04:35:10 pm »
I am going to go for a ride and come  back after I see some country and have had around 50 beers.,
 Hope to run into a few of you guys on roadbikes next year.
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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2018, 05:07:19 pm »
50 beers,one for each year now that's good thinking(I mean drinking).

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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2018, 08:33:18 pm »
It's a scary thought, I was a junior in High school when they first came out! How about some of you?

Another thing that could be done is to have a smaller event in all 50 states here in the USA. If it was coordinated each stare could be at a different date,  so it would be like a contest to see who could attend the most events. A patch for each state would be very cool too.

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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2018, 10:45:01 pm »
 50 BEER Reunion Ride for 2019...
 Yeah I was in Junior high as well .
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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2018, 12:41:38 am »
It sorta makes you feel young again Sam.
Still remember the first time seeing one going past High School in '69.
That was it.
I was getting one come hell or high water.  ;D
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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2018, 03:13:37 am »
It's a scary thought, I was a junior in High school when they first came out! How about some of you?

Another thing that could be done is to have a smaller event in all 50 states here in the USA. If it was coordinated each stare could be at a different date,  so it would be like a contest to see who could attend the most events. A patch for each state would be very cool too.

A good idea mate, all we need now is someone in the States to organise it.
I've asked on quite a few CB750 pages on Facebook and this is the best idea yet, go to the top of the class jgger.

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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2018, 04:16:26 am »
It's a scary thought, I was a junior in High school when they first came out! How about some of you?

Another thing that could be done is to have a smaller event in all 50 states here in the USA. If it was coordinated each stare could be at a different date,  so it would be like a contest to see who could attend the most events. A patch for each state would be very cool too.


Wish we had a like button, I like this idea jgger! Nice.
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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2018, 05:42:45 am »
David, it would be awesome if your idea (posted on HP&R page) could be tied in with jgger's to make this work.

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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2018, 06:30:05 am »
Is anyone else going to the UK event at Dave Silvers next Saturday?

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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2018, 07:22:42 am »
The patch and T-shirt  would work nicely and I will have to talk to Glenn as forum owner to get him involved as I do not feel comfortable speaking for the forums.  My idea of hitting the dealers up to swell the support and provide some extra push would be a little dirty pool but within our rights, just would show Honda that the group is serious about celebrating the legacy and hell anyone in marketing know you have to be a pirate, not afraid to take a big risk and paint with broad brush strokes with something appealing.  My idea is complex but a streamlined one would work as well. I may be approaching Honda about the T-shirt front idea to get permission with royalties based upon unit sales...
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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2018, 07:24:13 am »
Like jggr I was in 9th grade when they came out. Had my first ride on a Bridgestone twin the year before and I was hooked on bikes ever since. 50 years - what a milestone and testament to the longevity and engineering of this bike. I think I will celebrate by riding like the rest of us.
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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2018, 08:13:20 am »
Is anyone else going to the UK event at Dave Silvers next Saturday?

Tim, David's event does seem a little premature and although I know the bike was introduced to the world late in 68, even in his own event info it states bikes from 69 to 78. Here's a copy and post from his event info.

Event: CB750 Anniversary Celebration
Date: Saturday 29th September 2018
Venue: David Silver Honda Collection, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4JD, UK
Info: Open to all owners of any of the 1969 to 1978 SOHC CB750 Models. Download Event Flyer for more info and Bike entry form.

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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2018, 09:49:48 am »
David, if you contact American Honda see if they would use a 750 escort for their Rose Parade float. Talk about exposure! I think it would be pretty easy to get volunteers  to show off their bikes to the world.

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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2018, 10:06:26 am »

Tim, David's event does seem a little premature and although I know the bike was introduced to the world late in 68, even in his own event info it states bikes from 69 to 78. Here's a copy and post from his event info.

Event: CB750 Anniversary Celebration
Date: Saturday 29th September 2018
Venue: David Silver Honda Collection, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4JD, UK
Info: Open to all owners of any of the 1969 to 1978 SOHC CB750 Models. Download Event Flyer for more info and Bike entry form.

Sam. ;)


Sam, yes I thought that too, it's also late in the season and weather is not so great now, although the biggest bike show of all in the region, Copdock, is the following weekend.

Hopefully there's a ride out too as Leiston isn't the greatest place to hang around all day.

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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2018, 08:59:25 am »


       Whoa!!!! 50yrs, next year!!!! Myself, I was winding up my 2 year tour at
      Misawa AFB, in Northern Japan. To get one, in Japan. There was a guy on
      the base, who ordered one in from the U.S. (only way to get one in Japan)
      and it was the 1st one I saw, firsthand. It was truly Awesome!!!! Compared
      to what we were used to seeing, the 750 seemed huge, to see.

      Thank you, Sam, for bringing that to light.  ;)
         
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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2018, 11:13:04 am »
It will be interesting to see how much Honda itself gives a damn about it.
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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2018, 08:13:37 pm »
I was one year old in 1969.

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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2018, 06:07:11 am »
I was one year old in 1969.

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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2018, 10:09:22 pm »
It will be interesting to see how much Honda itself gives a damn about it.
IIRC, Jerry tried to get Honda involved in the first relay, without much success...
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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2018, 11:49:12 pm »
its almost as if these older bikes are better than the new models and Honda are embarrassed about it?

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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2018, 08:40:08 am »
It depends on where you are located and which events you are going to. For AMA Vintage Days at Mid Ohio in July, the 750 SOHC Club (?) - like for the 40 year anniversary in 2009 - will have a large display tent in the infield which they will share with the CBX Club (ICOA) for their 40 year anniversary.
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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2018, 12:33:45 pm »
its almost as if these older bikes are better than the new models and Honda are embarrassed about it?

I’ve thought these last many years that Honda may have wrought better than they knew with the CB750.
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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2018, 12:43:27 pm »
It will be interesting to see how much Honda itself gives a damn about it.
IIRC, Jerry tried to get Honda involved in the first relay, without much success...

I did. They were going to have a kick off reception of Godzilla at their booth in the parking lot of Daytona Speedway but I "think" the weather created problems for them and our rider. I MAY still have contact names??
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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2018, 12:28:11 am »
Jerry,
Would be nice to have...
Pm or email them to me if you could and run across them.
Thanks!
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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2018, 01:31:39 pm »
So is anyone here going to the DSS event tomorrow?  I see 75 750s are on the list

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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2018, 11:33:03 am »
The DSS event was really good- 80+CB750s there, a gallery of some of them is below- lots of interesting modifications to see too as well as standard bikes


http://s1154.photobucket.com/user/tim012012/slideshow/DSS%20CB750%20Event%2029%209%2018

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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2018, 12:14:27 pm »
Tim, it's sad that they didn't show a picture of Eric's CR750, I caught a glimpse of it in the background of picture #3.
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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2018, 12:20:07 pm »
Sorry Sam, I didn't get a pic of it, lots of people about so it was quite tricky to get a clear photo of anything ( and the phone I took these with isn't the easiest thing to use in daylight), plus lots of people to chat with too

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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2018, 07:14:45 am »
Sorry Tim, I didn't know it was your photographic work.
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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2018, 11:09:52 am »
I've followed the fifty year anniversary discussion with a lot of interest as I remember well the introduction of the bike in 1969. I was twenty and not financially well off enough to have one of the first copies though I was desperate to get one.  I made some lifestyle adjustments to make that happen and I've had one to ride since 1970.

Twenty-five years ago it seemed right to me that some entity, perhaps even Honda, might on the 750s twenty-fifth anniversary acknowledge the impact the bike had on the motorcycling world not to mention the success it was for Honda. If that happened I missed it.

I wrote an article (attached here) noting that anniversary with the intent of perhaps getting some interested party to publish it. However I couldn't decide what party might be interested nor did there seem to be much public interest in the bike at the time.  The file has quietly resided as a word processor document on a zip disc since then.  The discussion here prompted me to pull it up and reread it all these years later.

I'll be the first critic by admitting it is long winded and idiosyncratic to my riding interests and general outlook.  Also by now it is quite dated. I won't be offended by anyone who calls it rubbish. On the other hand it reflects some of the remarks I've read in the various posts here and speaks to the regard (or lack thereof) held for the bike twenty-five years ago.

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Re: 50 years of the CB750.
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2018, 07:55:32 am »
 When I was 16 my big brother was at work at the Oldsmobile garage and a guy rode in on the first cb750 sold in the area. He was friends with the lube guy and wanted to show it off. All of the mechanics stopped to check it out with the 4 cylinders and disc brake.
 50 years later I own that same bike, the guy that assembled it owns the second one and going by the 4,000 serial number split, we think I have the third one.
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