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06-10-2002 06:19 AM
SilentNEKO thanks man, I'm going today to pick out a shiny new helmet and mesh jacket to match her. I'm enjoying it right now, I just need to teach myself how to ride again, its been a while. I am still nervous in corners even though I know I won't fall. the dunlops it has on aren't very sporty, but they have awsome grip in the rain, it was very wet last night. but I was still riding
06-10-2002 06:09 AM
ariszr7 Congratulations on your new bike SilentNeko
I'm sure you'll enjoy it, the CB750 is a really good bike, I like them a lot. It will certainly make a great Streetfighter !


Aris
06-09-2002 02:43 PM
SilentNEKO great info man. I'll try to see if I can do it nex week. I need to clean and lube the chain right now. but man this thing has some balls. I didn't realize it would be so fast, I pulled the front wheel off the ground already. not on purpose. but it came up very easily, I'm going to go mess with it a little now. happy riding.

as far as the gsxr is concerned, well I'll be making a couple grand off it if I sell it. I took it out for a few min. today. I can't ride it for more then a few min. its not very comfy. I'ts to small.
06-08-2002 11:30 PM
Jay P
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Originally posted by SilentNEKO
thanks jay, so those are the stats for 1978? right, either way I'll take it, actaully I bought it!!! its out front right now, the battery is on the tender waiting for the rain to stop I like the bike and its in kick ass condition to, I need new air filters and one turn signal, but I'll be getting new ones anyway, damned things are huge I think it could also use a carb service and a synch, but it can wait, its got new dunlops on it so I'm set up for now. I'll snap some shots as soon as I get another digital camera. I also came into a 98 gsxr 600, but I doubt I'll keep it, I'm learning I'm more into street fighters then supersports. plus my buddy has his heart set on it, so I'll make some money and still have a bike I like. the one thing I noticed is its much lighter feeling then the yamaha fz-1 I was playing with.
You quite welcome
A couple things
Yes, 1978 stats, yours will have more power/torque I suspect. Also, in 1978 it was the fastest 750 around, by 84 it had been trounced by all of the big (but still, some of the 500s in 84 were doing 190 kph, so it's still a safe bet that CB is pretty fast, especially if you are used to cars )

You might not want to get rid of the GSX-R quite so soon. If you are new to bikes, you may want it in the future if you start riding really agressively, as the 84 will shows its age, and that it is not a pure bred race rep. If you are selling at value it's not that big of deal, but don't let it go too much below that, as you may want to buy another sometime. I sold a Magna really cheap to make a quick profit, and regretted it till I got my F2.



Anyway:
Get a shop manual first thing.

Do the carb service yourself, it is really cheap parts wise, but really labour intensive, so a garage will screw you over. You can do it for about 5 bucks and a whole hell of a lot of elbow grease, or 20-30 bucks and a night spent watching T.V. and waiting.

The first way involves a Tooth brush, some gasoline and a hell of a lot of scrubbing, and won't work if the jets are plugged.

The second way involves going to Lordco and purchasing a gallon jug of carburetor soak stuff. It comes in a metal tin with a basket, put all the METAL parts (it WILL eat rubber of any type) into and let them soak over night. Then remove them and they will be clean. I rinse them off with gas and let it evaporate so the seals won't get damaged on reassembly. The stuff works REALLY well, when I put in a carburetor from a scooter that sat since 1982 with the fuel on and building up in the carburetor it was working fast enough you could see the shit getting taken off the carb.

Not sure how you sync them though

If you haven't noticed, I really like old 80s bikes, and have had 5 in the past 10 months
06-08-2002 09:09 PM
BanditBoy Woo Hoo! Congrats! Nothing like getting a new ride.
06-08-2002 07:31 PM
SilentNEKO thanks jay, so those are the stats for 1978? right, either way I'll take it, actaully I bought it!!! its out front right now, the battery is on the tender waiting for the rain to stop I like the bike and its in kick ass condition to, I need new air filters and one turn signal, but I'll be getting new ones anyway, damned things are huge I think it could also use a carb service and a synch, but it can wait, its got new dunlops on it so I'm set up for now. I'll snap some shots as soon as I get another digital camera. I also came into a 98 gsxr 600, but I doubt I'll keep it, I'm learning I'm more into street fighters then supersports. plus my buddy has his heart set on it, so I'll make some money and still have a bike I like. the one thing I noticed is its much lighter feeling then the yamaha fz-1 I was playing with.
06-08-2002 05:40 PM
Jay P More old model information:
That is a CB750F Supersport
They come in 750, 900 and I think 1100 varieties.
It is bullet proof, and there are TONS of CB750s around. The design was reworked and a DOHC version (750F) was released in 78 I believe.



The power on the 79 CB750F was (horsepower) [email protected], with maximum torque of 41.35 lb's/[email protected] Weight was 542lbs. Later years probably have a bit more.
06-08-2002 12:13 PM
SilentNEKO damned these hard choices, actually right now I'll take either, hopefully I'll be looking at one today most likely the cb750, wish me luck, I need a bike by monday , so both bikes kick ass, cool, street fighter/cafe racer here I come.
06-08-2002 11:50 AM
BanditBoy The CB750 was definately a good bike. Honda must have sold about as many of those as McDonalds sold hamburgers. The picture you posted does have kind of a streetfighter look about it. That said I do have a little experience with the old KZ650. Back in the old days my roommate had one, I think it was around that year. Naturally I used to ride it frequently. The thing would scream. I think the Kaw is more sport oriented. All things being similar; price, condition, mileage, etc., I think I would go for the KZ. But that's just me.
06-08-2002 06:31 AM
SilentNEKO hey guys I just found this one, I've never seen a cb that looked like this, all the ones I've seen looked like cruisers, this looks like a naked bike, what do you think, it says make offer , FIVE DOLLARS!!! SOLD!! I wish. I'll offer $900 cash, if it runs as good as it states. should I choose this over the 78 kz650?

http://adcache.cycletrader.com/5/4/8/27276148.htm
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