So, I just had a buddy pick up a barn-find '73 Honda CB750. He paid $100 for it and, well
It looks like a $100 bike. It's been sitting a LONG time, so all the tires and cables are shot. Gas tank is really rough, both inside and out. Lots of rust on everything.
Apart from the seat (non-stock) and air box (missing), everything looks like it's there. It still has the original 4-into-4 exhaust which, while rusty, appears solid. Motor turns over, and seems to have compression. The outer cylinders do for sure, and at least one of the inner cylinders do as well. We couldn't pull the spark plugs to be sure.
He's not looking to do a full restoration, but could probably clean it up and ride it pretty easily. My question- what should he be looking for? Are there known problem areas with this bike? I'm doing my best to help, but my experience is limited to Goldwings and my KZ1300. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Last edited by Lucien Harpress
on Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:19 pm, edited 19 times in total.
1969 CT90- Needs rear tube and possibly rings
1976 GL1000 (Yellow)- Carb Shenanigans.
1984 GL1200 Standard- For Sale!
1980 KZ1300- Carb balancing when the weather warms up
1972 CB750 Barn Find- Tires and Head Bearings
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