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1971 Honda CB750 Café Racer


Posted on September 28, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 19 comments

There’s no denying that the Portland café racer scene is alive and well. Especially when we keep coming across stunning bikes like this 1971 CB750, owned and built by Portland local Phil G. It has been his project and obsession for the last 2 1/2 years but doesn’t want to take all the glory. “I would like to sit here and tell you that I did it all myself but i have to give credit were credit is due” says Phil. While the overall concept and design of the bike was all Phil, there are a few very important elements that would not have been possible without the help from his very talented friends. “I have to say thanks to Sam Hill for welding the custom oil tank and the 5” stretch into the fuel tank, also to Sean Smith for laying down the beautiful black paint, Paul Burdette for the stage 3 port job and general engine building help, Ginger McCabe of New Church Customs for the seat pad, and to Deon Staffelbach for the awesome photography. Other than that I pretty much did everything myself.” I asked Phil why there’s so many custom bikes coming out of Portland and he replied “maybe it’s the long wet winters, plenty of time to build, not a lot of time to ride.” With winter approaching over there, we look forward to seeing more impressive builds after they come out of hibernation.

Spec list:
Engine bored out to 850
Stage three ported head
Super flow valves
Webcam 63a grind
Cyclex super rods
Balanced and lightened crank and rotor
Under cut tranny
All new bearings and chains inside
CR 29 carbs
Custom aluminum oil tank
Stock fuel tank stretched 5″ with knee dents
Custom rear sets (modeled after dunstall rear sets from the 70’s)
Custom s.s. muffler