This is my 1974 CB750 that I purchased new in December 1973 a little over 50 years ago. I’ve made a few changes nothing that can be easily undone. Dual front disks was a fun project. It was originally Boss Maroon, but I always wanted a Flake Sunrise Orange machine.

The Honda CB750 has earned the accolade of being hailed as one of the greatest motorcycles ever produced.
Its groundbreaking features, including an electric start and disc brakes, propelled it to the forefront of the industry, setting new standards for quality and performance.
Its tubular steel frame was sturdy and light that could easily handle the 68 hp 736cc engine and its 44 ft-lbs of torque.

In the annals of motorcycle lore, few machines have garnered such unanimous acclaim as the Honda CB750. Regarded as a titan among two-wheeled marvels, its very name evokes reverence among enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. Emblematic of a seismic shift in the realm of motorcycling, it stands as a testament to Honda’s ingenuity and engineering prowess.

With its revolutionary features, the CB750 surged to the forefront of an industry ripe for innovation. Among its crowning achievements was the introduction of an electric start, a veritable marvel that banished the arduous ritual of kick-starting from the rider’s repertoire. But innovation did not stop there. The inclusion of front dual disc brakes heralded a new era of stopping power and control, a quantum leap forward in safety and performance circa 1970.

Beneath its sleek exterior lay a formidable heart: an 836cc engine boasting a prodigious 68 horsepower and 44 foot-pounds of torque. Yet, it was not brute force alone that defined the CB750’s character. Its tubular steel frame, both robust and nimble, provided the perfect conduit for harnessing the machine’s formidable power. Whether carving through winding mountain passes or cruising along open highways, the CB750 remained an exemplar of balance and agility.

In the pantheon of motorcycles, the Honda CB750 stands as a beacon of excellence, a timeless testament to innovation and craftsmanship. Its legacy endures, a testament to its rightful place among the greatest machines ever produced.

Further enhancements to this Honda CB750 extended beyond mere cosmetic or superficial adjustments. Delving deep into the core of its engineering, enthusiasts sought to unlock even greater levels of performance and exhilaration. Among the most notable upgrades was the installation of a rebuilt engine, meticulously crafted to exacting specifications.

With the addition of an 836cc kit, the CB750’s powerplant underwent a transformation, imbuing it with newfound vigor and potency. Complemented by the installation of a Weber Cam featuring a commanding lift of 55-412 and a duration of 370, the engine’s capabilities were elevated to unprecedented heights. Even the old points have been replaced with a new Dynatek Dyna S Electronic Ignition System. (See tech tips)

These modifications culminated in a substantial increase in horsepower, with the CB750 now boasting an impressive 76 steeds beneath its sleek exterior. Such enhancements not only elevated its performance but also served as a testament to the enduring spirit of innovation and customization that defined the motorcycle community.

In the realm of motorcycling, where every modification carries the promise of enhanced performance and exhilaration, the Honda CB750 stood as a canvas upon which enthusiasts could unleash their creativity and engineering prowess. With each upgrade, it continued to affirm its status as a timeless icon, revered by riders and aficionados the world over.

The relentless pursuit of perfection propels the Honda CB750 ever forward, transcending its own legacy with each stride toward unparalleled excellence. Enthusiasts, driven by an insatiable hunger for innovation and customization, continuously elevate this iconic machine to new heights of performance and refinement.

Among the latest feats of engineering mastery is the seamless integration of a 25mm brake master cylinder brake reservoir sourced from the illustrious Honda Goldwing lineage. This enhancement not only augments braking performance but also underscores the CB750’s unwavering commitment to precision and control.

But the evolution doesn’t stop there. Embracing the cutting edge of technology, the CB750 now boasts new Dunlop K81 tires on both the front and rear wheels, ensuring uncompromising grip and stability in every twist and turn. Complementing this upgrade is the adoption of a one-piece drive chain engineered to deliver optimal power transfer and durability under the most demanding conditions.

In a nod to both tradition and progress, the CB750’s classic aesthetic is preserved through the installation of a new LED headlight, seamlessly blending timeless style with modern illumination technology. This harmonious fusion of old and new serves as a testament to the machine’s enduring appeal and adaptability.

Furthermore, meticulous attention to detail is evident in the replacement of the wiring harness and all subordinate harnesses, ensuring not only reliability but also a seamless integration of the latest advancements into the CB750’s electronic architecture.

As the saga of the Honda CB750 unfolds, each modification and enhancement stands as a testament to the unyielding dedication of enthusiasts who refuse to settle for anything less than perfection. In their hands, the CB750 transcends the realm of mere machinery, emerging as a living testament to the boundless potential of human ingenuity and passion.

This integration represents a convergence of two legendary lineages within the Honda family, marrying the distinguished heritage of the CB750 with the technological prowess of the Goldwing. The adoption of this master cylinder reservoir not only speaks to the ingenuity of enthusiasts but also underscores their unwavering commitment to enhancing the CB750’s braking performance.

By incorporating components originally designed for a touring titan like the Goldwing, riders can expect a discernible improvement in brake feel and responsiveness. Whether navigating twisty mountain roads or executing precise maneuvers on the open highway, this CB750 now boasts a dual EBC braking system with DOT 5.1 brake fluid that exudes confidence and control.

In the realm of motorcycle customization, such meticulous attention to detail sets the CB750 apart as a true masterpiece of engineering and craftsmanship. With each upgrade, it continues to affirm its status as a timeless icon, revered by riders who demand nothing less than perfection from their machines.

Dubbed the “Universal Japanese Motorcycle,” the Honda CB750 emerged as a paradigm-shifting creation, a brainchild born from the visionary mind of designer Yoshiro Harada. Driven by an unyielding ambition to redefine the very essence of motorcycling, Harada embarked on a quest to craft a machine that would transcend convention and stand as a beacon of innovation.

In conceiving the CB750, Harada envisioned more than just a motorcycle; he envisaged a veritable “superbike,” capable of shattering preconceived notions and rivaling the competition in unprecedented ways. With meticulous attention to detail and an uncompromising dedication to excellence, he set about weaving together a tapestry of groundbreaking features and cutting-edge technologies.

The result was nothing short of revolutionary. The CB750 represented a quantum leap forward for the industry, embodying a harmonious fusion of power, performance, and reliability. Its sleek silhouette concealed a potent 736cc engine, poised to unleash a symphony of raw power and unbridled acceleration at the twist of the throttle.

But perhaps most striking of all was the CB750’s universal appeal. Breaking free from the confines of niche markets and specialized segments, it transcended barriers of geography and culture to capture the hearts and imaginations of riders around the globe. From bustling city streets to remote country roads, the CB750 became a ubiquitous presence, embodying the very essence of Japanese engineering prowess and ingenuity.

In the annals of motorcycle history, the Honda CB750 stands as a testament to the transformative power of innovation and the enduring legacy of those who dare to dream beyond the constraints of the status quo. As the “Universal Japanese Motorcycle,” it continues to inspire awe and admiration, reminding us that true greatness knows no bounds.

So here’s to the timeless dance between man and machine, played out upon the stage of asphalt and adrenaline. As you recounted your recent escapade astride your trusty steed, memories of youthful exuberance and boundless ambition come flooding back.

In that fleeting moment, as you careened over the undulating terrain at a velocity that defied the constraints of caution, you find yourself transported to the hallowed grounds of the Isle of Man TT. The wind whistling past your ears, the thrum of the engine beneath you—each sensation a testament to the raw, untamed spirit of motorcycling.

And yet, amidst the exhilaration and the undeniable allure of speed, there remained a profound realization: that this machine, this relic of bygone days, still possessed the power to captivate and inspire. It was more than mere transportation; it was a companion, a steadfast ally in the pursuit of adventure and self-discovery.

For decades, this mechanical marvel has been your constant companion, a faithful steed that has weathered the storms of time and emerged unscathed. Its quirks and idiosyncrasies, which were few and at times a source of frustration, now serve as a reminder of its indomitable spirit—a spirit that dares you to push the limits to test the boundaries of what is possible.

Though the days of youth may have faded into memory, the allure of the open road and the promise of untold adventures still beckon. And as long as your faithful companion stands ready and willing, there will always be another journey to undertake, another challenge to conquer.

So, here’s to the machine that defies the passage of time, that beckons us to embrace the thrill of the ride and the unknown that lies beyond the horizon. May its engine continue to roar, its wheels continue to spin, and its spirit continues to inspire for years to come.

However, navigating the open road astride, this fine machine evokes a sensation akin to the euphoria of a high-stakes gambler striking it rich in the neon-lit corridors of Las Vegas. It’s a sensation that electrifies the senses, a rush of adrenaline that leaves one breathless and exhilarated.

Like the fabled gambler who defied the odds and walked away with three major jackpots in the span of just three hours, our journey on this mechanical marvel is marked by a series of triumphant moments. From the moment we kick-start the engine to the exhilarating crescendo of speed as we slice through the wind, each twist of the throttle feels like a winning hand in a game of chance.

Our winning streak begins with the first crackle of the engine just before 9:30 a.m., a symphony of power and precision that sets the stage for the adventure ahead. With each passing mile, our confidence grows, fueled by the knowledge that we’re in control of our destiny.

And yet, just as quickly as it began, our winning streak comes to an end just before 12:30 a.m., leaving us with memories of triumph and the lingering promise of more victories to come. Like the enigmatic gambler who declines further comment, we, too, remain silent, content to bask in the glory of our conquests and eager to embark on the next thrilling chapter of our journey.

For in the realm of the open road, every ride is a gamble, every twist and turn a roll of the dice. And as long as we remain willing to take that leap of faith, there will always be another jackpot waiting.

And even as scientists meticulously anneal titanium to fashion new semiconductors, “source” and “drain” contacts atop a heavily doped layer, they embark upon a journey of precision reminiscent of artisans sculpting fine marble. With each delicate manipulation, they inch closer to perfection, crafting the intricate architecture that will underpin the marvel to come.

In their quest to harness the very essence of conductivity and insulation, they bestow upon this timeless machine a coat of 30-nanometer-thick aluminum trioxide, a barrier of unparalleled efficacy. Like the master strokes of a painter’s brush upon a canvas, this insulating layer serves as the final flourish, imbuing the machine with the resilience to withstand the rigors of its environment.

Yet, it is not merely the sum of its meticulously crafted components that sets this machine apart. Designed in the hallowed halls of the 1960s, it transcends the temporal constraints of its era, standing as a testament to the enduring power of innovation and ingenuity. While lesser machines may falter and fade with the passage of time, this stalwart titan excels, its prowess undiminished by the march of years.

In a world where technology evolves at breakneck speed, this machine remains a beacon of stability and reliability, a testament to the timeless principles of craftsmanship and design. It is a living testament to the resilience of human ingenuity, a testament to the enduring legacy of those who dare to push the boundaries of what is possible.

As it continues to defy the expectations of age and obsolescence, this machine serves as a reminder that true greatness knows no bounds. In its circuits and components, we find not just the culmination of scientific achievement but the embodiment of human ambition and perseverance. And as long as its heart continues to beat with the rhythm of innovation, its legacy will endure for many generations to come.

Honda CB 750 Identification Numbers


Model Name First frame number / First engine number

CB 750 K-0 1969/70 CB750-1000001 CB750E-1000001

CB750 K-1 1970/71 CB750-104465  CB750E-1044806

CB750 K-2 1971/72 CB750-2000001 CB750E-2000001

CB750 K-3 1972/73 CB750-2200001 CB750E-2200001

CB750 K-4 1973/74 CB750-2300001 CB750E-2300001

CB750 K-5 1974/75 CB750-2500001 CB750E-2372115

CB750 K’76 1975/76 CB750-2540001 CB750E-2428762

CB750 K’77 1976/77 CB750-2700009 CB750E-2700001

CB750 K’78 1977/78 CB750-2800001 CB750E-3000001


Model Name Frame Number Engine Number

CB750F (1975) CB750F-1000002 CB750FE-2500004

CB750 F’76 1976 CB750F-2000003 CB750FE-2515094

CB750 F’77 1977 CB750F-2100011 CB750FE-2600004

CB750 F’78 1978 CB750F-2200001 CB750FE-3100001


Model Name Frame Number Engine Number

CB750 A’76 CB750A-7000001 CB750AE-7000001

CB750 A’77 CB750A-7100001 CB750AE-7100001

CB750 A’78 CB750A-7200001 CB750AE-7200001


CB750 1969 First year and only the first 7,400 had sandcast engines. The K0’s were first sold on 06 June 1969 Last sold 20 Sept 1970 total number sold worldwide 53,400@
CB750-K0 1970 Minor mods and only 36 units were sold UK.
CB750-K1 1971 Slim side panels, linked carbs.
CB750-K2 1972 Metal chain-guard, warn lights new.
CB750-K3 1973 5-way adj shocks, disc guard.
CB750-K4* 1974
CB750-K5* 1975 Large winkers, rubber tip side stand.
CB750-K6 1976 Stronger s/arm, no chain oiler.
CB750-K7 1977 17″ rear wheel, flush fuel filler.
CB750-K8* 1978 Two-tier seat.

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