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Offline UK Pete

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (It's a roller)
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2010, 12:30:21 pm »
The black wheels look good , did you re-sell your nos pistons and rings to finance the 836?
Keep up the good work
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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (It's a roller)
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2010, 06:32:08 am »
Thanks for the comments UK Pete.  I kept the pistons and rings for now since I know how difficult it is to get them. 

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (Opinions requested on stripes)
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2010, 06:54:01 am »
I have been working on the body work and getting close to spraying the paint.  I am going with a dark Metallic grey (BMW color) with white Honda decals.  I am on the fence regarding stripes for this build.  I am currently thinking about adding two 3/4 inch stripes in white running the length of the bike as shown in the pic. 





Opinions or ideas are welcome.  Since the bike is going to be pretty dark I want the white Honda decals and possibly white stripe to break it up.

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (Opinions requested on stripes)
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2010, 07:13:37 am »
I think the stripe layout you have will look slick.  I'd adjust the stripe width based on the size of the white Honda emblems you get for a good balance.  Sounds like you'll be looking old-school with some nice new touches when you're done.
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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (Opinions requested on stripes)
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2010, 04:30:08 pm »
I like the 2 tone action.
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'78 CB750F All stock except for the powerplant. Jived it off my Dad in the spring of '94. He had it since 1980 and it's the first bike I ever rode on.

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (Opinions requested on stripes)
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2010, 05:19:05 pm »
Thanks for the replies guys and my white paint came in today.  So I think I am going with the stripes.

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (Opinions requested on stripes)
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2010, 05:19:20 pm »
I finished up the clocks last night, polished the controls and drilled then internally wired the bars.  I am still not sure if I am going to keep these or add different faces.  Now I am going to start on the seat.  Since this is the second seat I have re finished I hope this one turns out better than the first.

I know the clocks are reversed....

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (Opinions requested on stripes)
« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2010, 10:39:14 am »
Holy cow, that is one sweet looking bike. Fantastic job on everything so far..

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (Opinions requested on stripes)
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2010, 11:44:25 am »
love the blacked out look.

coming along very nicely

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (Opinions requested on stripes)
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2010, 07:24:43 pm »
Thanks for the replies all.  I appreciate it coming from guys who have some great builds going.

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (Opinions requested on stripes)
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2010, 07:28:04 pm »
The weather forecast this weekend was crappy, filled with rain so I decided to lay the paint.  My second attempt at a garage paint job with aerosols was a success.





The clearcoat went down smooth over the honda decals, I was concerned about this.

I also refinished my exhaust crowns and had them ceramic coated in cromite.  I don't have the facilities to do this so I had a local shop do the work.

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (Fresh Paint)
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2010, 07:54:08 pm »
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My second attempt at a garage paint job with aerosols was a success

That is an understatement. Excellent work man.. Can't wait to see her together. I love the stripe idea.. Wonderful colors...

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (Fresh Paint)
« Reply #37 on: May 31, 2010, 07:24:10 am »
Here is a picture of the exhaust crowns.  I blasted all the crap and rust off them and then had them treated with ceramic coating chromite.


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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (Fresh Paint)
« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2010, 07:48:05 am »
They look fantastic..

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (Fresh Paint)
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2010, 06:59:19 am »
what kind of paint, especially the clearcoat, did you use??
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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (Fresh Paint)
« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2010, 07:23:59 am »
what kind of paint, especially the clearcoat, did you use??

Thanks for the props guys, I appreciate it.  The paint is great stuff.  I ordered it from Automotive touch up: http://www.automotivetouchup.com/choosecolor/buypaint.aspx?year=2009&make=Chevrolet&model=Corvette&colordesc=Victory+Red%2C+74%2C+No%2C+No%2C+*+39339

They will put any base color from a factory vehicle in a spray can, I get my base coat and primer from theses guys.  This color is from a 2009 Porsche.  Usually takes 2 cans of spray paint at $18 each to shoot a bike, but it is good to have an extra can. 

For clear I use: SPRAYMAX 2K GLAMOUR HIGH GLOSS CLEARCOAT SPRAY CAN

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (Fresh Paint)
« Reply #41 on: June 09, 2010, 06:57:36 am »
My new CR29's came in this week, these carbs are a thing of beauty.  Still waiting for the 836 kit from Dynoman so I can complete the engine.  I also finished stitching up a seat for the bike.  This was my third attempt at making a seat and I feel like I am getting a little better each time.

I was also very unhappy with the quality of of the black vinyl gauge face covers I originally installed so I picked up some new white ones from a guy on ebay.  The quality is excellent of the white decals and I think it will help to tie in the white stripes on my tins.  I also refinished the gauge needles, painted them the same color grey as the tins and rolled back the milage to zero's.







Soon I will be selling some parts if anyone is interested;
77 750f carbs (completely rebuilt, re jetted, cleaned and polished up a bit)
K&N pod filters for the carbs. (new and in the box)
77 750f pistons (stock bore in excellent cond)
77 750f piston rings NOS (never installed)

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (6.9.10 update)
« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2010, 07:20:31 am »
WOW.. beautiful work man!!  True inspiration for us other "project do'ers"  Cheers!

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (6.9.10 update)
« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2010, 06:02:28 pm »
Fantastic man those carbs must have set you back a pretty penny, from the looks of it worth every one.

Love those gauges..!

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (pistons are here)
« Reply #44 on: June 18, 2010, 10:13:42 am »
Finally the 836 type f pistons from dynoman are here and they look great!  All I have left to do is get the cylinders bored and put the rest of the bike together.  Man this build is getting so close to being complete.  I can't wait to ride this thing this summer.




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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (pistons are here)
« Reply #45 on: June 18, 2010, 10:42:05 am »
Well hurry it up, I'm tired of waitin' on ya! hahahaha! *rides off into the summer sun*

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'78 CB750F All stock except for the powerplant. Jived it off my Dad in the spring of '94. He had it since 1980 and it's the first bike I ever rode on.

Current project: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=67756

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (pistons are here)
« Reply #46 on: June 18, 2010, 07:17:14 pm »
Cut me some slack man, I started this build the end of February, lol ;D

I keep waiting for updates on the 890 build you have in the works.  May 30 was the last post, what gives?  ::)

My wife about slapped me when I said I am getting close to the end of this build and thinking of doing a full restore of a 750 next.
Maybe I should wait a year.

I am doing 2 Harley 103cubic inch big bores tomorrow, should be a long day.
Well hurry it up, I'm tired of waitin' on ya! hahahaha! *rides off into the summer sun*

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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (pistons are here)
« Reply #47 on: June 25, 2010, 08:09:31 am »
And you know I'm loving your build! ....really dig the blacked out direction....with some very nice detailing going on...great attention to details!  Slick!  and Cheers!  Can't wait to see this as it comes together.
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Re: 1977 cb750f2 "secret ninja" (pistons are here)
« Reply #48 on: June 29, 2010, 05:05:04 pm »
I hear you man, my wife is the same way when I told her about the GS1000 I was going to get and rebuild.. ;)

Hang in there man, its your hobby and it must be respected! ;)

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« Reply #49 on: June 29, 2010, 05:32:16 pm »
Hey, this looks awesome! Can't wait to see it finished!

What do you know, I got my $25 bike last week from Eugene as well. I'm definately taking some inspiration from your project. Again, it looks great!

 

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