We're nuts. We're revamping & rebuilding a rusty CB750 - and giving it away. By Jason Paul Michaels | Dime City Cycles
It’s times like these when Herm and I really enjoy being at the helm of Dime City Cycles. We started this business roughly 4 years ago with the idea in mind that we could simply have parts on a couple of shelves to help our woes with our own custom garage builds. Never in a million years did we think we’d be in a position to hand build a CB750 Cafe Racer and simply “give it away” to one lucky CAT sitting somewhere around the globe clicking around on this thing called “Facebook” connecting with us and all our friends.
Well, here we are – countless project build bikes, 24,000+ orders, 10,000+ satisfied customers in over 60 countries ranging from as far as Australia to The Eastern Block of Russia to Asia Pacific back to America and everywhere in between and we find ourselves in that very such position. It’s time to take a break from the day to day and do a little something in return for all the customers who’ve given us the opportunity earn their business and share with them the Dime City difference.
I’ll admit, the idea wasn’t completely ours. It’s the brainchild of Brett Houle, Publisher and Editor of Iron & Air Magazine. Brett called us in the beginning of June and said something along the lines of “Hey guys, we’re looking to have a vendor supply a bunch of parts for a give-away bike we want to pair with the first issues of Iron & Air. We’re still working on a builder, but we thought you guys could supply the parts. What do you think?” Herm and I chatted about it for a minute and our response was a resounding – “You’ve got your parts and your builder.”
From there the idea developed into what you see below and on the Iron & Air microsite (www.ironandair.com/dimecitycycles - it’s where you go to register FOR FREE to win the bike) the basic idea here is that Herm and I are going to take a rust bucket SOHC CB750 we’ve had hanging around at Dime City and turn it into one of our signature Cafe Racers, for you, the winner, for free. All you need to do is enter the contest (and if you’d be so kind) share the link on your Facebook wall and LIKE both Dime City Cycles and Iron & Air. Pretty easy right?
The build is going to take place over the next few months with the bike ultimately unveiled at the Barber Vintage Festival in Alabama. (You do NOT need to be present to win and International submissions are welcomed) A big thanks to our partners Progressive Suspension and Bell Helmets too, thanks to them this sweet CB Speed Machine will come with a fully dialed in suspension system and a custom painted 500 helmet to match. Pretty rad, eh?
We’ll get into more detail on the specifications of the build in the near future, but as it stands right now, here’s the short list of what we’re thinking:
- Rebuilt CB750 motor with ported and polished intake and exhaust manifolds, electronic ignition and a Mega Cycle CAM
- Rebuilt & modified stock 750 carbs w/ velocity stacks
- Refurbished wiring harness
- Reinforced stock CB750 frame
- Legendary motorcycles fuel tank & seat w/ DCC upholstery
- Avon rubber mounted on stock powdercoated rims w/ stainless steel spokes
- Rebuilt brakes w/ stainless steel lines
- DCC Original Clubman bars
…and of course, all the DCC fixings when it comes to mirrors, controls and the little details you’ve grown to love about our builds.
The CB750 Giveaway from DCC and Iron & Air Magazine, it’s happiness bottled up just waiting for you to pop the top. So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to register for your chance to win and get your subscription to one of the best new moto-mags around.
Digg it, Ace.
Jason @ Dime City