akylekoz
akylekoz HalfDork
12/28/17 9:22 a.m.

A retired co-worker of mine offered me his old bike.

1979 CB750F

4,500 miles, stock and Vetter windjammer fairing, two vintage matching helmets.

Comes with the stock signals that were removed for the fairing install.

Silver color with black and redish orange stripes.

 

Image result for silver 1979 CB750F

 

Not the actual bike.

Should I go look at it, I heard these were popular with the CAFE crowd.

Image result for silver 1979 CB750F Vetter fairing

Also not the actual bike.

 

BoxheadCougarTim
BoxheadCougarTim MegaDork
12/28/17 9:39 a.m.

The Cafe crowd (if you're talking cafe racers) wants the single cam 750 Four, not the later twin cam.

If you're looking for a decent UJM for yourself, go look at it. I wouldn't buy one of these to flip as they're not really a desirable bike.

bgkast
bgkast UberDork
12/28/17 12:39 p.m.

What boxhead said. '79 was the first year of the DOHC which are less desirable for some reason. Fine bikes, but not worth a whole lot. 

Rusnak_322
Rusnak_322 Dork
12/28/17 3:20 p.m.

Is the bike for you? They can still be made into very cool customs. I like it when the builders emphasize the  size of the motor rather then try to hide it. They look good as cafe racers and as 1970's -1980's superbikes.

 

Ransom
Ransom PowerDork
12/28/17 4:00 p.m.

Agree with the above comments.

I think the stock bodywork lends itself really well to the '70s-'80s Superbike thing...

secretariata
secretariata Dork
12/28/17 6:07 p.m.
Ransom said:

This with the headlight treatment from Rusnack_322's first picture...

ncjay
ncjay SuperDork
12/28/17 7:32 p.m.

Looks like a fun bike, but I can't help but wonder how an almost 40 year old bike only has 4,500 miles on it. Quick math puts it at around 118 miles per year.

secretariata
secretariata Dork
12/28/17 7:41 p.m.
ncjay said:

Looks like a fun bike, but I can't help but wonder how an almost 40 year old bike only has 4,500 miles on it. Quick math puts it at around 118 miles per year.

Sat in a garage for most of it's life.  Lot's of possible reasons related to life outside riding interfering with best intentions/wishes...probably had 2 or 3 good riding seasons since new.

BoxheadCougarTim
BoxheadCougarTim MegaDork
12/28/17 10:05 p.m.

In reply to ncjay :

Not unusual. I see 1970s bikes with 4K-8k miles from new on them fairly regularly. 

loosecannon
loosecannon Dork
12/28/17 11:08 p.m.

I had a 1979 CB750F that I tried to do as a cafe racer and it looked and sounded amazing-but the riding was not good. The bike is too heavy (500 lbs) and too wide to do as a cafe racer. 

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spandak
spandak New Reader
12/29/17 11:19 a.m.

Nothing to add except that I really like the pictures in this thread. These seem to be cheap in my area and look like a fun project. 

Loosecannon, that's a beautiful bike! 

akylekoz
akylekoz HalfDork
12/29/17 2:20 p.m.

Mileage is correct, I’ll go look at it when I get a chance.  He is asking $1600, but he is in Florida and he bike is near me in Michigan so I bet he would take an offer.

BoxheadCougarTim
BoxheadCougarTim MegaDork
12/29/17 2:46 p.m.

If you want it for yourself, I don't think it'd be a bad deal if it's good shape and the price comes down a bit.

That is assuming you won't end up having to rebuild the carbs and the brake system to fix the damage from having stand around for so long.

stroker
stroker UltraDork
12/29/17 10:02 p.m.
Ransom said:

Agree with the above comments.

I think the stock bodywork lends itself really well to the '70s-'80s Superbike thing...

NOW yer talkin'...  

 

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