I found this '74 CB 750 it was in good nick but the engine was tired
and the shifting left a bit to be desired. I drove it once and then got
on with the tear-down. Once into the job I found that the camshaft
was worn down considerably. I researched regarding parts and upgrades
and one name seemed head and shoulders above the rest. Cycle X has
been working on and modifying Honda's since 1969 and they have some
pretty impressive builds backed up with track records and racing
wins. After visiting with Ken, owner operator of Cycle X I
knew I had found the shop to do the engine and transmission work. Now,
normally I would do this work myself but at the time I was neck
deep in a Porsche engine build and I had just found a 1977 ( first
year) Porsche 924, I know, I know, 924?... I'm still confused
too. I had also just found an original '72 Corvette Stingray in
need of some attention...but those are different stories and
pages on this website. Back to the Hot Rod Honda. After that visit
with Ken I strapped the engine on a pallet and sent it off to Cycle X and
the experienced team of Ken, Jake and Justin. These guys really know
there business and are very nice to work with. Isn't it great when you
find a shop that knows their stuff! Lots of shops act the part but lack
in real knowledge and experience. These guys are the real deal. So on
with the plan.
Cycle X will be rebuilding the engine and transmission. The 750cc bore will get an increase to 915cc
and we will use a hot street cam to their own specification along with
Titanium retainers, coated pistons, cam gear, etc. The transmission will
have under cut gears and also get the anti friction coating. Headers, wheels and carberation are undecided at this point but will be added soon. For now enjoy the progress pictures.
The day I brought it home from Kansas City, Mo.
Jake from Cycle X installs the hard welded rocker arms and Titanium retainers along with the rest of the valve train
Updated 34mm RS Mikuni carburetors up next.
New coated high lift cam.
What a great helper!
Engine covers in Semi Gloss Powder
Kawasaki KZ tail section will be part of the build
The above picture was actually the picture from the ad when I found the bike.The other pic are some of the Cycle X goodies.