My CB 750 Custom Chopper Project
cb 750 custom chopper
I always wanted a Harley...and I started considering a loan, but after stepping out of a dealer I realized I could not get most of my salary for the monthly payments alone (financing is just crazy around here...52% year rate). So I hit the ground and almost forgot about it. Suddenly, I saw an add for an old bike. A 1978 CB750 model K, and it had an already chopped frame!
To make things shorter I rented a van and drove 4,000 miles back and forward to get the thing.
It fired after two kicks, needed a tune up (which no shop around here dared to attempt, so I really studied hard and did it myself...getting the jets alone was hellish).
After the excitement of getting a cool cheap ride vanished, I realized I could change a few things here and there. So after 3 years I have changed the front end (It´s a hardtail, and the forks didn´t had that much compression, even though I changed the oil), made an oil tank out of a 5" pipe, made a V bar with a friend´s welding skill´s help, and made an internal throttle which I haven´t finished yet.
Well, it still has many things undone. It is not a Harley, but I have an efficient machine (the thing is almost 30 years old, it hasn´t been touched yet, and compression is still good!)
It's a cool ride for a lot less that the Harley dealer asked for, and a whole a lot less than the 10,000 US dollars that a chopper shop asked for a rebuild.
CB 750 Custom Project Part 2
Custom Motorcycle Building Mini Course