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Smokin' Jack CB750F Build, update and pics 11/27/11
« on: August 29, 2010, 11:04:25 pm »
I got this project, non running/80% complete, for $420 and a bottle of Gentleman Jack.  I cleaned the carbs and got it running, but it smoked like a big dog so I pulled the engine. 



And already got a Babe to pose with it.



Before I remembered the side covers.

Couple of interesting things:
I scrapped the 78F motor for a 73 K motor, courtesy of Ricky Racer
Installed the Cycle X offset sprocket to line up the chain
Did a 530 chain conversion
1975 CB750F Carbs (75 spare motor waiting for the "love")
Carb rubbers from Ebay-that guy in Germany making knock-offs (kenosha_kid)
PowerArc Ignition, from Cycle X

Thats a MAC header that I lost the can for, and made a baffle with rolled up perforated metal and a custom endcap.

The seat is a 75-76F pan that I chopped up.  I cut off the part that flips up after the brace, narrowed the whole seat,  then welded a tunnel onto the end.  I cut the end of the tunnel and welded it up to resemble an older stock seat, but with a nice bump. (forgot to take pics during,  :()

This incarnation was just to get it running again.  I have a cb550 rear fender I may be re-installing.  I have a GL1000 front end/wheel and 75F rear wheel I am planning to install.  I also have a 75F motor I will be going through.  I have a Gordon Frame kit on order - with Hednut, and I will be painting everything as well.  I am also going to try installing all the engine bolts, swingarm bolt and pegs from the 75F to get rid of the aluminum rearsets from the 78F.  I may install some F4i rearsets I have laying around, we'll see.

Updates to come soon.




« Last Edit: December 01, 2011, 12:51:24 pm by hapakev »
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Re: Effin K, got my project back on the road,pics with a Babe!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010, 12:23:37 am »
Kevin,

Looks great man, bike too!
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Re: Effin K, got my project back on the road,pics with a Babe!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2010, 07:06:54 am »
Thanks Jerry
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Re: Effin Kay, got my project back on the road,pics with a Babe!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2010, 07:20:31 am »
Awesome pics man, they both look like fun projects. On of them will jsut take a bit longer than the other  ;D

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Re: Effin Kay, got my project back on the road,pics with a Babe!!!
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2010, 07:34:35 am »
Alright man!! Cheers to that!  Lookin' good...  and hey!  I like your seat..is that a recovered oem pan or is it a custom fab??   I have to eventually make a 2-upper so the wife can jump on too....and I like yours!

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Re: Effin Kay, got my project back on the road,pics with a Babe!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2010, 08:39:29 am »
I added the write-up, Thanks for reminding me Hednut!!
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Re: Effin Kay, got my project back on the road,pics with a Babe!!!
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2010, 08:40:27 am »
Cap'n, they are both a work in progress, but like you said, I think the bike will be done a whole lot sooner.  I hope. ;)
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Re: Effin Kay, got my project back on the road,pics with a Babe!!!
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2010, 09:54:11 am »
COOL! Thanks Kev!  I'll attempt doing something with my ol' seat pan too! Great stuff!!!
Soooooo jealous you're driving yours!! ahah  Cheers!

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Re: Effin Kay, got my project back on the road,pics with a Babe!!!
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2010, 05:08:03 am »


And already got a Babe to pose with it.

Sweet looking Babe, too.  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Effin Kay, got my project back on the road,pics with a Babe!!!
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2010, 11:37:10 am »
Thanks KB02. 
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Re: Effin Kay, got my project back on the road,pics with a Babe!!!
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2010, 12:25:57 pm »
Nice job. I hated the aluminum monstrosities as well.

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Re: Effin Kay, got my project back on the road,pics with a Babe!!!
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2010, 06:50:02 pm »
OK, I'll admit admit it: I clicked to see the hot babe!  Oh well, cute baby!! And nice bike, too.
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Re: Effin Kay, got my project back on the road,pics with a Babe!!!
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2010, 09:32:55 pm »
Thanks man, you're the first one to admit it.  :D
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Re: Effin Kay, got my project back on the road,pics with a Babe!!!
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2010, 01:10:12 am »
Awwww! Cute, very cute indeed.....and the bike's pretty good too. Well done Kevin on both counts ;D
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Re: Effin Kay, got my project back on the road,pics with a Babe!!!
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2010, 06:30:01 am »
Thanks FFJMoore, Thanks LordMoonPie. 
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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2011, 09:07:36 pm »
So the Boss was nice enough to let me spend my bonus on my project, got the wife's approval too  ;D  Just ordered some fork seals & caliper rebuilds for my GL1000 front end; Cycle X gaskets and seals for my 75F motor; New Grips and Master Cylinder from Randakk over at NGWClub.com, so needless to say some work will be commencing soon.  With Pics!!
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Re: Effin Kay, got my project back on the road, pics with a Babe!!!
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2011, 09:24:18 pm »
Great lure in your title.  :o

The babe’s a sweetheart, and the bike looks really nice.
Nice work.

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Re: Effin Kay, got my project back on the road, pics with a Babe!!!
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2011, 12:20:04 pm »
Thanks Jimmy, I put a lot of hard work into both  ;) 

The bike will be getting a makeover real soon, just waiting for parts to start arriving.  I have a Gordon frame kit (from hednut) to install, my GL front end and spoke wheels.  I think it will transform the look of the bike.  Still deciding on how to mount some rearsets, need to make a custom mount for my F4i parts I have laying around. And I really want to redesign the rear end, tail light and seat area to something more permanent and stylish.
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Lookin' good!
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How's the Babe?!?
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Shes Great! 8 months and growing like a weed.  Its hard to keep up now that shes crawling all over the place.  It's gonna be a Great year!

Thanks for asking Steve-o
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What a great pic.  Excellent work on both.  I have two little girls, 6 and 3, Enjoy every minute.

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I miss that age, our daughter is a teenager now.
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That comment scares me Steve.  I can't imagine the day when my daughters are teenagers.

I miss that age, our daughter is a teenager now.

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That comment scares me Steve.  I can't imagine the day when my daughters are teenagers.

I miss that age, our daughter is a teenager now.

Be afraid, be very afraid! No, not really. The trick is to keep them busy so they can't get in trouble. And keep the boys away! [the boys are afraid of me!] Our daughter gets nearly all A's and is a good athlete in soccer & track.
I was a bad boy so I know what to look for!
Good luck.
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