1974 Kawasaki 750 HB2 Triple...

1966 Honda CL77

Dave always liked the 2-stroke Kawasaki Triple motorcycle. We found one in Wisconsin that had been modified quite a bit, but needed some attention to make it work correctly. Since it had already been modified with some nice upgrades, Dave decided to do a resto/mod in a cafe racer style.

After our test ride, the bike required jetting & carb tuning. We removed the flat slide carbs and reverted back to the original round slide carbs to simplify the mixture tuning.

I'm pleasantly surprised by the handling and braking of the bike. It displays none of the characteristics that the magazines warn about. Of course, on the other hand, I'm not riding it on the high banks of Daytona either.

Modifications:

Kenny Lawson Replica wheels, brakes & forks
Tokico brake calipers
After-market Nissin master cylinders
Braided steel brake lines
Custom rearsets & linkage
Hagon rear shocks
Bridgestone Battlax tires
Probe Engineering electronic road-race ignition
Exhaust chambers - tuned pipes
Eliminated oil tank - running pre-mix through round slide stock style carbs with Uni filters
Custom seat

These are a few pictures taken after the rebuild - April, 2012
Test ride

Test ride

A front 3/4 picture

A front 3/4 picture

We painted the pipes black

We painted the pipes black

The right side

The right side

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