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With a background in the aviation industry and a boyhood passion for custom wheels, the guys from Brogue Motorcycles know what craftsmanship is. Not long ago they’ve started their own shop and this 1982 Honda CB750 is their latest build, with a full list of modifications!

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  • Low mileage donor engine
  • Adjusted valves – installed various shims to keep stock tolerances
  • Adjusted timing chain
  • Changed all gaskets and seals
  • New carburetor boots
  • Rebuilt starter
  • New engine oil line
  • New front engine seal
  • New custom throttle cables
  • New custom clutch cable
  • New Stainless steel bolt kit for engine covers
  • Custom made 2 into 1 stainless steel exhaust system with reverse cone mufflers
  • New Aftermarket CR31 special racing carburetors synced and tuned

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  • Front forks re-built and serviced
  • New Progressive front fork springs
  • New rear aftermarket springs


Completely re-designed rear section made out of mild steel was custom built and expertly crafted. Brackets for electronics were added along the top part of the frame to keep everything hidden. Rear frame rails were smoothed out to follow the natural, clean lines of the bike making everything flow seamlessly, while the custom fabricated rear set brackets give a full café racer appearance. A complete matte/gloss black powder coating treatment pulls the whole look together, providing a unique style and adding longevity to the final finish.

  • Powder coated frame
  • New steering stem bearings
  • New front and rear wheel bearings
  • New rubber bushings for chassis
  • New aftermarket clip-on handlebars
  • New handlebar grips
  • New triple tree hardware
  • Dyna balancing beads (Balances wheels)
  • Two new brake rotors
  • Rebuilt calipers  (new seals, pistons and break pads)
  • New Custom brake lines
  • New drivetrain sprockets
  • New O-ring chain
  • New Dunlop tires
  • New master cylinder
  • New valve stems
  • Custom made café racer seat (made of flat mild steel fabricated with an English wheel)
  • Custom upholstery work (premium grade vegan leather, durable, water-resistant, high quality)
  • Custom cream color paint on headlight, gas tank and seat
  • Fitted XS750 gas tank – cleaned, stripped and coated with a premium sealer to ensure durability and longevity
  • New gas cap with quality gasket installed
  • Two new petcocks
  • New Aftermarket headlight brackets
  • New Aftermarket clutch lever
  • New Aftermarket throttle assembly

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  • New DYNA complete ignition system
  • New front and rear brake light switch
  • New ignition switch
  • New British style bucket and headlight
  • New mechanical tachometer installed with custom made stainless steel bucket
  • New Mini start button
  • Full custom made wiring harness
  • New starter relay
  • New fuse block
  • New LED oil pressure warning light
  • New LIPO Shorai lithium battery
  • New Cycle Exchange permanent magnet alternator kit (rotor, stator, regulator are new)

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By Published On: October 24, 2016Categories: Cafe Racer0 Comments on Honda CB750 “Marilyn” by Brogue MotorcyclesTags: , 2.8 min readViews: 790

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About the Author: Ron Betist

Ron Betist grew up with motorcycles with a father heading the Amsterdam motorcycle police force. He has been riding (legally) for over 40 years and motorcycles are his true passion. With a life-long career in marketing and sales he has a huge international network. He joined as a contributor at BikeBrewers in 2017 to spread his word about bikes with the rest of the world.

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