Hi guys. I just bought a 1981 CB750C. I haven't even picked it up yet and I've already spent over $200 on repair and tune-up parts that I know it will need. That's probably a little crazy, right? I hope I don't end up with a chicken-counting problem.
Anyway, I bought the bike for $300 and all it really needs is a battery and a new tank. I will have the tank that's on it available for sale if anyone wants it, but it has been painted white and will need some rust repair.
I'll post pics of that, as well as the whole bike, whenever I can. I'll be picking it up on Saturday. I can't wait!
Here's what I've bought so far (some of these have shipping charges included):
Tank - $65
Battery - $35
Oil filter - $15
Air filter - $17
Spark plugs - $13
Master cylinder rebuild kit - $27
Clutch lever - $3 (The one on it is bent weird. Somebody did it on purpose, but I can't see why.)
Bike cover - $17
Grips - $13 (The ones on it are kinda rotten.)
Starter solenoid - $10
Battery box - $10 (The one on it is all rusted.)
I believe the only other thing I need is an original 4-4 exhaust. It's got a 4-1 with no baffle and it's loud as shiite.
I welcome any questions, comments, or suggestions!
before you ditch the header think about taking the muffler part off and replacing it with a short glasspack muffler ----cherrybomb 12"--they work good and sound great----a muffler shop can put the right angle and pipe size very easy------------I have also taken a long cherrybomb sawed both ends off --pushed the guts out and then put them in my chrome header muffler shell and fabricated a plate for the end ---SOUNDS LIKE A RACE PIPE---CHEAP
I own a 1981 Honda cb750 custom a great bike mine is all stock except an aftermarket pipes , you will enjoy that bike nice ride overall , a few things i didn't like on the beginning like when its idles the clutch makes weird noises , i tried fixing it and replacing it and the noise comes back after a while .
I've got a 81 750 C as well. It had been sitting in garage, had tags from 91.Paid $500 for mine,did a tuneup,replaced battery,cleaned tank and carbs its been running great since I got it in 05.They are great riding bikes and very dependable.Re: the exhaust,I reasently got a stock 4into4 exhaust off e-bay.Anyway good luck with the bike.Here's a pic of mine.P8010248.JPG
Thanks, bike still needs some work but it cleans up pretty good.I had #1 cylinder running cold just like yours had carbs cleaned and syncd. it solved my problem.Good luck, keep us posted on progress. Steve in N.C.