1973 Honda CB750 from United States of America
1974 cb 750 electrical problems
Well at 40,000 miles: seat split, tires dry rotted, but didn't lose air, battery died, tailight cracked.
Left parked for 6 days without cranking; no lights, nothing done, usual tests, new battery; nothing. Checked the fusebox.
When running the bike climbed well. It's fast enough, and has good gas mileage.
The fairing kinda seems weird, and it has small handlebars too.
Hondas are great bikes, old or new, but mine has me stumped.
I ordered new switch.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th July, 2008
Just wanted to post a comment on the 74 CB750. This applies to many other CBs as well. My 74 kept blowing fuses; I finally figured it out. One of the wires that comes from the ignition switch was grounding out. I replaced the switch and problem was solved. The strange thing about this problem that makes it hard to find is that the wire can be moved or jarred to a position where it won't short. Then all of a sudden you're riding down the road and your bike dies. I had to be hauled home in a pick up truck one day because of this. I hope this helps out somebody.