We’ve heard countless stories of custom motorcycle projects stalling, but the tale of this Honda CB750F café racer takes the cake. Its owner, Stan Chen, had to endure an eight-year wait before work could even begin on the bike—and he had to get the cops involved, too.
Stan originally picked up the 1975-model Honda CB750F intending to do some light café racer mods to it. He dropped it off at a friend’s workshop, and pretty soon the list grew to include an overbore and a few more mods. After a year, minimal progress had been made—and Stan’s friend stopped answering the phone.
“Fast forward to about 6 years after my ‘friend’ went MIA, I decided to go to the police station to just file a report that the bike was stolen,” Stan tells us. “The officer asked where the bike was, so I gave him the address not thinking much of it, since all the previous attempts to go to the shop failed. I waited in the station lobby for about 15 mins, when the receptionist asked if I was the bike’s owner.”
“I said ‘yes,’ and she said that the officer was at the shop and to head over immediately. I drove down there in my little BMW i3 and, sure enough, the officer had my ‘friend’ there and told him to return all my parts. Needless to say, I was not prepared at all to take a bike home in pieces in my car—or to even get the bike back at all.”
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Unstoppable: The CB750F café racer build that almost wasn’t
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/cb750f-cafe-racer
Published Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2023 18:10:32 +0000