Ovid_and_Flem
Ovid_and_Flem SuperDork
7/20/18 12:14 p.m.

No...not early sand cast....a cb 750 AUTOMATIC.  My brother buys the weirdest E36 M3.  I'd love to build a cafe but it apperently very original so that's out...

pres589
pres589 PowerDork
7/20/18 12:17 p.m.

It kind of sounds awful; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CB750#CB750A_Hondamatic

Note the 0-60mph time of 10 seconds.  And a bunch of other stuff.  

Ovid_and_Flem
Ovid_and_Flem SuperDork
7/20/18 12:22 p.m.

In reply to pres589 :

I agree...it cranks, runs, goes down the road.  I'm sure it's a dog performance wise.  Needs tires.  That being said it's probably the cheapest running CB750 on the planet. $200

pres589
pres589 PowerDork
7/20/18 12:40 p.m.

There's always 750 Nighthawks out there to hack up.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn UltimaDork
7/20/18 1:28 p.m.

I knew one person who bought one of those back in the day, although his was the standard UJM version and not the pseudo-chopper.

Ovid_and_Flem
Ovid_and_Flem SuperDork
7/20/18 1:39 p.m.

In reply to stuart in mn :

As best he can tell the only thing not stock on it is the seat, saddlebags, and windshield. Original paint even that seems to be in good shape

8valve
8valve Reader
7/20/18 2:44 p.m.

Ugh.. torque converter in a bike.   But hey $200 for anything that runs isn't bad.  Its still a bike.

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro PowerDork
7/20/18 3:58 p.m.

Some guy up here has one with two turbos hung off of it.

It looks really cool and fun until you realise he has the wastegates wired open. It's all just for show.

Fake is lame.

minimac
minimac SuperDork
7/24/18 8:53 a.m.

My dad had one he picked  when he was 75 y.o. He rode it for about six years, then sold it. It got horrible gas mileage, slower than molasses in January, but was all original and had low miles. I understand why it had such low miles.

jmk015
jmk015 New Reader
8/15/18 7:31 a.m.

Do you have any more info on the bike?

 

The CB750 "Hondamatic" was only made from 1976-78, and used the SOHC engine.

 

The bike in your photos clearly has the DOHC motor, and appears to be a 1979-84 CB750 Custom.   The DOHC CB750 Customs never came with the automatic "Hondamatic" transmissions, they all had a manual cutch 5 speed.

 

I'm really curious as to how someone converted this bike to an automatic?  Do you have any more details?   

 

I'd love to do a similar conversion to a smaller (450 or 650) Honda CB for my girlfriend to ride.  She's a new rider, and is doing ok with the clutch, but she gets really flustered around traffic and it seems like she forgets how to use it when she get into a panic.  The 2 speed Hondamatic automatics would be PERFECT for her.  The 'real' ones are pretty rare and extremely heavy, so some sort of auto conversion would be awesome!

Cooter
Cooter Dork
8/15/18 7:48 a.m.

In reply to jmk015 :

I just want to know what that lever on the left side of the handlebars is for.

Ransom
Ransom PowerDork
8/15/18 8:07 a.m.

Well, I suppose it is a unicorn...

EDIT: actually, the only ugly part is the transmission.

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