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Offline strtlegal

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'78 CB750K8 BratStyle
« on: February 24, 2011, 11:58:53 am »
Hello all!  Please allow myself to introduce.......myself. I've been a long time lurker/creeper, but this is my first "real" post here.  I bought this beautiful beast about a year and a half ago for my brother so he could ride with me, however he didn't want it so it just has been sitting until now.  I recently sold my '81 GS750 and since its still cold here in NJ, I figured I could overhaul it by the time nicer weather rolls around.   Plans include rebuilding the motor and suspension, making my own wiring harness, getting rid of all non essentials but keeping enough space for another person.  I have been working on it for about 3 days so pics are a little bit behind so please bear with me.

This is the day after I got it. It has a king/queen seat so I decided to save it down a bit.

Here is a crappy pic of it after I moved in here new home.


The start of the tear down. Pretty nasty.

Different view

Jumble of wires, pretty corroded.

Number 1 fuse is blown, no idea why

carbs aren't too bad over all. they are getting sent out to SOHC Digger, THANKS DIGG!
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Re: '78 CB750K8 Quasi-cafe
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 05:13:03 pm »
More work done this after noon....









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Re: '78 CB750K8 Quasi-cafe
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2011, 03:27:29 am »
Digging it man... Keep it up, I'll be watchin... I'm looking to go BRAT myself..


Tyler Durden: You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your f*<king khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.

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Re: '78 CB750K8 Quasi-cafe
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011, 05:59:48 am »
I see your using Harley tools in one of your pics.
just kidding ;D
Good to see some tracker inspired builds.
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Re: '78 CB750K8 Quasi-cafe
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 07:59:58 pm »
Good job finding a use for that awful touring saddle!
If it's worth doing at all it's worth over-doing.
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Re: '78 CB750K8 Quasi-cafe
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2011, 02:19:25 pm »
Another update!
After two 50lb bags of baking soda I finally got the frame all done
here is the before and after, sorry if the pics are crappy I've been taking them with my phone.

Before^
After



Next its off to paint, RED!

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Re: '78 CB750K8 Quasi-cafe
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011, 07:08:34 pm »
Some profess, haven't updated in a while...
The front end is done. Lots of polishing, new grips, no switches.


I picked up this tank on eBay for $50. It's nit in bad shape despite the horrific paint job.


Got these wheels from a fellow forum member, they are from a DOHC but the hubs are the same size so I'm just relacing them to mine.  I'll get another set of hubs and spokes so that way I have interchangeable wheels.


I'll post pics of the completed frame when it comes back from paint hopefully sometime this week.

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Re: '78 CB750K8 Quasi-cafe
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011, 08:30:24 pm »
strtlegal
 I really like the looks of that rear rim setup. Could you post more details? Might just have to copy that idea, well that is if I can have your blessing!! ;D

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Re: '78 CB750K8 Quasi-cafe
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2011, 08:36:02 am »
The reqr wheel is a 16x4.00 Harley drop center. It's been
Powder coated gloss black and I'm currently lacing in Buchanan SS spokes.
I took a wire wheel the hub to get all the crap off of it. I was going to polish it but I like the look of it now.  I also painted the finned middle part gloss black to match the wheels for a bit of detail. Here are some more pics.



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Re: '78 CB750K8 Quasi-cafe
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2011, 02:50:21 pm »
Looks good but that flat spot on your rim is a bummer.
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Re: '78 CB750K8 Quasi-cafe
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2011, 03:35:38 pm »
Yeah UPS did it... And they didn't pay the insurance claim.  I'll Yale it to get straightened when they get trued

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Re: '78 CB750K8 Quasi-cafe
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2011, 02:52:53 pm »
Been a while since the last update. Things are going VERY slowly with the build but I guess it's better than no progress at all.  Anyways, got my custom oil tank in from Curt Owen at AnythingGoes74.  It looks totally awesome and was a fraction of the cost of an off the self one on eBay.



 
On top of that, I hacked up the frame a bit to make room for my seat hoop which is being made as I type also mocked up the seat and oil tank out of cardboard just to get a glimpse.



That's it for now, see you in another month for another update... Hopefully a lot sooner though. Cheers!

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Re: '78 CB750K8 BratStyle
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2011, 07:01:08 am »
Tell me you made the engine & Vrooom Vrooom noises while twisting you invisible throttle..
It's a blast...

My 3yr old does it... (big smile)

Keep it up,,
Tyler Durden: You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your f*<king khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.

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Re: '78 CB750K8 BratStyle
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2011, 06:08:05 pm »
okay, I haven't updated in about 6 months.  Progress has been slow during the summer so now that its over I've been in the garage a bunch more.  Ill try to post these pics in order but I can't promise it'll come out correctly. Here goes:








Okay, hopefully that did it.  I need a rear tire so I can get her rolling, then carbs and wiring so I can at least TRY to get it started.  Sorry its been so long for the update but better late then never.
Cheers - Brian

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Re: '78 CB750K8 BratStyle
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2011, 06:28:02 pm »
Man that looks great. The white is real classy and the custom oil tank is a good match. Looking forward to see this one all buttoned up.

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Re: '78 CB750K8 BratStyle
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2011, 08:16:58 pm »
That photo of the front end in the chair is interesting because that chair is antique and would probably pay for your whole project if you do not ruin it.

Rare chair.

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Re: '78 CB750K8 BratStyle
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2011, 08:57:50 pm »
That photo of the front end in the chair is interesting because that chair is antique and would probably pay for your whole project if you do not ruin it.

Rare chair.

What kind of chair is it?
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Re: '78 CB750K8 BratStyle
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2011, 01:09:44 pm »
RARE...!  Haha, no I actually found that on the side of the road.  Thats another project that needs to get finished. Thanks for the compliments everyone. 

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Re: '78 CB750K8 BratStyle
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2011, 05:04:50 pm »
Just because that chair was found on the side of a road does not mean it has no value.
Some famous paintings have been found in homes where the owner did on know what they had, until someone told them.

Go to yellow pages and look up people that restore antique chairs.
They can tell you about the chair.

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Re: '78 CB750K8 BratStyle
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2011, 04:43:12 am »
I get what youre saying Lucky. I was actually sarcastically answering Lucej's question of what kind of chair it was.

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Re: '78 CB750K8 BratStyle
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2011, 12:26:59 pm »
UPDATE!
Got my rear wheel situated and made a seat pan. New chain and started the electrical.
PICS!



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Re: '78 CB750K8 BratStyle
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2011, 04:06:17 pm »
You are doing a fantastic job strtlegal do not worry about pleasing forum members with a speedy restoration.  the will see it all when its done.
I really like that oil tank.

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Re: '78 CB750K8 BratStyle
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2011, 04:44:27 pm »
Build is lookin real good. I like those gum grips

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Re: '78 CB750K8 BratStyle
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2011, 08:01:05 am »
Thanks fellas! Hopefully it should be done within the moth and I can get a little bit of ride time in before it gets too cold.

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Re: '78 CB750K8 BratStyle
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2011, 09:34:48 am »
Build is lookin real good. I like those gum grips

Me too. Are they posh? I bought them too. The white looks great!