- Sep 8, 2006
- Fredericksburg, Virginia
- 2005 Rocket 3/2014 Moto Guzzi Touring
As most know from my posts here, I am not happy unless there is something in the garage that needs to be brought back from the dead. Here is the latest addition, a 1974 Honda CB750. I drove 907 miles all in one day from Virginia to Tennessee to pick it up from the original owner who purchased it brand new in 74. Of course maintience through the years certainly wasn't his top priority and it has been sitting in a conex since the late eighties. It currently has a shade over 16K on the clock and of course it was a lot rougher than the pictures projected on Facebook Marketplace. I am finding that locating vintage machines for my insatiable hobby is getting next to impossible so I paid his asking price and brought it home. After fresh oil, valve adjustment, points and timing set, I hooked up my auxiliary gas tank and hit the button, enough mouse turds and baffle rust came out to cover the garage floor, but the motor ran great with good compression across all four cylinders. I am going to spend the winter months bringing it back now that I know the motor is good and have already spent some time making that presentable. I currently waiting for a ton of parts but with the Covid problem shipping is total nightmare these days. I don't know what the final outcome of the bike will be, placed in my small herd or put up for sale. I may replace the 750 Chopper I already have just to give this 71 year old back a break. Attaching some shots....