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Old 8th June 2009, 14:56   #1
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After a loong time and effort I finally got my 1970 Honda CB750 up and running.
I used to see quite a few of the Honda Fours before, I wonder if there are still some guys out there who still run them.

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Old 8th June 2009, 18:14   #2
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Wow congrats. Where did you source the parts from? Running on points?
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amazing !!! this is one of my favorite bike

please post some more pics also if possible WIP pics
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Old 8th June 2009, 19:04   #4
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Wow Xantos, the Honda CB750 is considered the the forefather of Japanese superbikes, isn't it? Congratulations on having one of these icons.

There used to be a CB300 or 350 (don't remember exactly now) with a friend in Delhi in the late 80s. 4 in-line cylinders and 4 silencers too, looked quite similar to yours, probably a mid-70s model. Was heavy too!

I had a '81 CB650Z - also four in-line with four mikunis, but two silencers and twin dics in the front. Gave her away couple of years back during a weak moment to a close friend. He'd said I could have her back when he got tired of her, so am hoping that happens soon!! The bike had some mechanical issues which I was unable to take time out for, but she looked fresh out of the showroom; in fact still does. To my friend's credit, he's had most of it sorted and the bike also sounds, and runs like a dream now.

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Wow congrats. Where did you source the parts from? Running on points?
Hi Guys,
Yes the CB750 was one of the first Superbikes when it was launched with a 1/4mile times of sub 12 seconds - fairly respectable even by todays standards, I remember my souped up bored out RD350 used to come close
But the best part is the torque this bike has you cane easily putter around in traffic without shifting.
My Favorite was the CB350Four this was the sweetest little bike with a 4-1 silencer and sounded very nice, it wasnt very quick but was light and handled beautifully.
Yes she's still running on points.
I managed to source all the little bits and peices mail ordered over the internet, there are a lot of places that STILL carry original parts or reconditioned parts for this vintage.
But its a little more difficult to come by parts for the early 69-70 SOHCs
The parts for later models are easily available so if you come by a CB four and are considering restoring it make sure its a post 72-75 vintage so chances are you'll get all the parts.
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Xantos: I would be restoring a Honda CL350 of 1971. Parts for most CB/CL series are widely available over the net, especially on ebay. I enquired from where you got it, so that I can have a tried and reliable source. Did u have to pay any duties?

Again congrats

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Xantos: I would be restoring a Honda CL350 of 1971. Parts for most CB/CL series are widely available over the net, especially on ebay. I enquired from where you got it, so that I can have a tried and reliable source. Did u have to pay any duties?

Again congrats

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Hi TuffRyder,
Yes ebay is a good source, but sometimes that ONE last little thingee that you need the complete a particular assembly will just not be available.
If you dont mind paying a slight premium for the parts and depending on your urgency you could order direct from various sites on the net dealing with old & new bikes.They normally have a next day shipping service by couriers such as DHL or UPS so you get your parts in 3-4 days at best.
Yes - you will have to pay the duty but its nominal or rather erratic
Ive paid sometimes a Rs5000 on silly rubber parts and sometimes Rs500 on CB points ,rectifiers,cush drives , engine parts etc value almost GBP800
So its pretty much how lucky you get.
The sites where you could find parts for your bike are:
David Silver Spares - HOME
or
Wemoto Home
I have used both these vendors and the service is good.
Bear in mind that both are in the UK so prices are in GBP so its not cheap
I did consider buying from Asia but did not find what I wanted
USA might be a better(cheaper) option but your courier charges will be proportionately more.
Best of luck with your restoration project
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Xantos: Thanks for the advice buddy.

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Wow its nice to see the CB-750 which is one of my all time favorite bikes(i.e. the cb series).

Congrats for for the restoration, keep us posted

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Thats a very rare classic! Neat bike. Congrats.
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Congratulations Xantos on acquiring this Japanese masterpiece i too have a 1972 Honda CB250E
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thats a beauty you have. Would any one have any idea if any of such similar honda 750 is for sale. I feel at times am chasing a impossible dream. please help.

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Wow. Congrats Xantos. You are one of the few lucky ones.

The Honda CB750 Four has been called by many motorcycles greats as the first ever Superbike. What you have is a jewel in Honda's crown. Here is wishing you many happy years of riding pleasure.

To bsa1955, I think the best place to buy this motorcycle now would be the US since that where the CB750 sold the most. Although I do not know the Indian laws on importing bikes from the 70's.
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Old 30th April 2013, 19:41   #14
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Congratulations on a superb classic bike, one with such a rich history.

And yes, like bharat.joshi mentioned above, these are still hugely popular in the US - restored immaculately to factory-specs or all modified & cafe'd up, you'll see them wherever vintage/retro bike lovers gather.
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Wow xantos the bike looks incredible.. Well done buddy
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