Author Topic: 50 years of the CB750.  (Read 738 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ofreen

  • Old Timer
  • ******
  • Posts: 3,231
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.
Greg
'75 CB750F


“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
― Mark Twain

Offline Jerry Rxman Griffin aka MuthaF'er

  • This MuthaF'er is getting to be a
  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 13,433
  • Bought her new 4/75
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??
As of today 3/13/2012 my original owner 75 CB750F has made it through 3 wives, er EX-wives. Free at last.  ;-)

Offline RAF122S

  • I feel like a
  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 6,425
  • SOHC 4 member # 2605
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!
David
P.S. how's the new place or have you gone to the island yet?
David stuck in the curvy back roads of "Upper East" TN

Offline Tim2005

  • Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 896
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

Offline Tim2005

  • Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 896
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

Offline Sam Green Racing

  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 15,594
  • I REALLY? hate black rims.
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.
C95 sprint bike.
CB95 hybrid race bike
CB95 race bike
CB92
RS 175. sprint/land speed bike
JMR Racing CB750A street ET drag bike

Offline Tim2005

  • Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 896
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

Offline Sam Green Racing

  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 15,594
  • I REALLY? hate black rims.
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.
C95 sprint bike.
CB95 hybrid race bike
CB95 race bike
CB92
RS 175. sprint/land speed bike
JMR Racing CB750A street ET drag bike

Offline pmanning

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 53
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.

Offline Don R

  • My Sandcast is a
  • Really Old Timer ...
  • *******
  • Posts: 10,462
  • Saver of unloved motorcycles.
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.
If the things you own end up owning you, it's better to be owned by some cool things.

 

;
Honda