Carpy's KC Special 750 29 September 15


This 1974 CB750 came to Carpy in boxes and needed a total ground-up assembly, and he wanted the bike silver and black, so this was the way she turned out.

He rebuilt the front end and machined the fork lowers, then polished them to a chrome finish. The gas tank got the hammered and smooth knee inserts, a new genuine gas cap and petcock and then it also has the deep gloss black and metalflake silver paint scheme. It also got traditional racing stripes hugging the gas tank and the rear cowl to show that this is something of a classic nature but has some race influence too. He used his ” Rocket 4” seat base to give it the streamlined look he was looking for and then upholstered the seat in a 60′s style diamond stitch pattern and silver snaps, he also added silver on the trim to match the flake of the paint. On the rear of the Rocket 4 seat he used his super cool oval tail LED light that works so well with a chrome bezel that screams Nostalgia.

Carpy used a Harley rear rim, with new bearings, and powder coated it black, then used stainless spokes and rebuilt the hub and polished to a chrome finish. He also fitted a new pro lite Rotor to the bike and used a CB750F front caliper to make sure it functions well and it's a cool set up for this bike. The rear features cool piggy back shocks with machined tops and then new spun alloy signals and a cool polished Italian pair of rear sets. The rear end got a bigger rim, new rubber and a drilled hub with EBC brake shoes.

He drilled and polished the front sprocket cover and chromed the rear swing arm, fitted a new chain and sprockets and made a custom chain guard too. The bike also got a new chrome headlight and a rebuilt front end with gators, fork tubes etc from Honda. The exhaust is a ceramic coated 4 into 1 system and these pipes really perform well and sound is just like the Yoshimura’s of the 70′s. The KC Special features brand new side covers, battery, wire harness and solid state rectifier, and to finish it of his machined oil tank cap looks great.

Up front there is a polished upper tree, new display set up and stainless bolts throughout The new OEM switches were over $400 alone, original gauges with custom faces and trim to set the top of this machine above the rest. As you can see there are braided hoses, a drilled kick starter, powder coated frame, rear sets, finned equipment and many stainless Allen bolts throughout this build. The oil pressure gauge is a must here as Carpy does not trust the lighted version and a gauge shows true pressure of the motor right away.

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Alan Goodsell , 29 September 15