1974 Yamaha TX750 Cafe Racer (Dragon)
Last updated Jul 4, 2012
Will trade for a Late model Norton or Truimph.
1974 Yamaha TX750 Café Racer conversion
Yes the TX750 had a few issues when it can out in 1973, but they did resolve them on the 1974 model. Unfortunately for Yamaha the damage was done and no one wanted it any more. So here you have the last of the big inline twins that were ever put out. So at the end this bike is very rare and you want see many around and even fewer on the road, if any.
This bike was a real basket case when I bought her and it took a lot of time and money to bring her back to life. I did not cut corners in the build and did things right, because she is built to ride.
Here is a breakdown of the upgrades and parts replaced:
Shop Manual, Set of new matching Keys, Main Wire Harness, Reserve Light Unit, Float Bowl (LHS), Carb rebuild kit x2, XS Performance air-pods, Yellow Signal Lenses and gaskets x4, Rear Signal Lamps, New Tachometer Cable, Stock Gas Tank, Petcocks x2, Custom fabricated Throttle/clutch Cables, K&M Breather, Aftermarket Yamaha Badges (gas tank), Custom Brake-light and plate mount, Clutch Leaver, Fork Seals, Fork Boots, Engine Gasket Set, Header Wrap with Steel Zip ties, Custom Pipe extensions with a 20° up angle, Mufflers (Harley 883), Yellow Fuel lines, Inline filters x2, Petcock rebuild kit x2, Petcock mounting screws, 80mm Piston rings x2, Valve Stem Caps, Custom leather rapped Café Seat with jell foam, Clubman bars, handle bar end mirrors x2, Paint and odds and ends.
I’ve build and restored a few bikes over the years and I’ve always felt I never gotten the value for the work or the bike. So I would rather do a straight up trade for a late model Norton, Triumph or a Royal Enfield.
Displacement: 744.00 ccm (45.40 cubic inches)
Engine type: Twin, four-stroke, OHC
Bore x stroke: 80.0 x 74.0 mm (3.1 x 2.9 inches)
Power: 63.00 HP @ 7240 RPM
Cooling system: Air
Top speed: 186.0 km/h (115.6 mph)
Café Racer Mods:
XS Performance air-pods, Custom fabricated Throttle/clutch Cables, K&M Breather, Custom Brake-light and plate mount, Header Wrap with Steel Zip ties, Custom Pipe extension with 20° angled, Mufflers (Harley 883), Yellow Fuel lines, Inline filters, Custom leather rapped Café Seat with jell foam, Clubman bars, handle bar end mirrors, Paint.
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