A Custom Honda CB 750 F Supersport grows in Brooklyn…

One project old, one new...

A while back we posted a few photos of the 1967 Triumph that our friend Jarred brought back to life, before moving up to Brooklyn from his home state of Louisiana.  That bike is one of the most gorgeous, classic bikes we have seen in these parts, but being finished left Jarred with some time for a new build.  Enter a very friendly boss, who offered up not one, but two Honda CB 750‘s that had sat in a warehouse for quite some time….

Turns out, one of the Honda’s was a CB 750 Supersport, or the “F” model.  The other was the rare CB750 A, or automatic, which was less appealing as a potential rebuild bike, but offered some great parts to swap onto the Supersport. Despite sitting for years, Jarred got the bike fired up with minimal effort, proving that these bikes are bulletproof.

The first thing Jarred did was to start removing all the parts, and figuring out what to cut off the frame.  Detabbing is usually step 1 to modify a bike, and he wasted no time in getting out the cutting wheel, and getting to it.

Stripped and ready for custom work...

The bike then looked about 100lbs lighter, after removing many of the useless tabs, rear subframe and bulky stock parts.  Streamlined, and ready for grinding, Jarred smoothed out all the cuts, and readied the bike for some custom fabrication.  After showing us several photos that had inspired the build, it looked as if the bike would take a turn toward the Brat Style, with a hint of Cafe thrown in for good measure.

Getting ready for some welding...

After flirting with swapping the stock tank for a smaller CB350 tank lying around the garage, Jarred decided to stick with the stocker, and see if he could repair the body damage.  There were dents, and some internal rust, but the shape and size was so much more appropriate for this bike, so he got to work stripping the paint, filling in the hole where the emblem sits, and popping out the dents.  With the new TIG welder, he set to work…

Hard at work...

Unfortunately, the heat from welding small, flat steel onto the tank caused the tank to bow, and it looks like Jarred will be forced to cut the tank apart, and reweld it together in the image he envisions for it.  Stay tuned for some great custom tank trials and tribulations…

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