One of the first thoughts on this bike was to build a unique cafe racer styled machine. I really liked the look of the CR750’s, so I purchased the petrol and oil tank. I didn’t want the engine to be covered and I wanted as much simplicity as possible, so the bike looked like it was built with everything in harmony. The problem a lot of bike builders have, and I have done it myself sometimes, is buying a part they really like and making the bike fit the part at all costs. If it doesn’t fit or doesn’t look as if the factory fitted it then you just have to except that it’s not for this bike.
One of the first jobs was to fit a Dresda swinging arm. The arm was not designed for the bike and so was modified by Terry to fit. It was cut and re-braced with the adjusters being repositioned. Two new spacers were machined to fit the smaller standard swinging arm pivot. If you would like a Dresda swinging arm have a look at the cb750cafe.com. where Steve “Carpy” Carpenter sells replica ones. It a very good site with lots of info.
by Colin Jones