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reader rides | david morgan’s cb750 hondamatic chopper

david morgan wrote me a month ago and i’m finally getting his bike posted. it’s a sweet cb750 hondamatic from 1978. here’s his tale:

Just bought this sweet chop a few months back from an add on Craigslist. One look was all it took for me to say I was going to buy this bike, running or not. I had no clue about the CB750 Hondamatic. I did a little reading on it and decided even if the motor is shot I could always find another 750 to drop in.

1978 cb750 hondamatic chopper

After a new battery and a carb cleaning she fired up and was begging to be taken out, so I obliged and took her on my maiden voyage with no tag and I did not give a hoot. Later the same day I came across hondachopper.com, put up some pics up and within 10 minutes I had located the builder.

He goes by the name of Roy “Fastmax” Richards out of Daytona and have been in contact with him to get some info, but my main reason for wanting this to get posted on bikerMetric is so people can see just how beautiful a CB750 can be, and to thank Roy for one **** of a bike.

cb750 hondamatic chopper sucide shift detail

In no way have I ever tried to take credit for this build and if you notice in one of the pics you will see “MFG. by ROYCO,: and Roy, if you ever run across this article, even if I get the bike repainted “MFG. by ROYCO” will be on this chop for as long as I own it! Which will be ’till the day I die!

right on, david. it is a slick sled for sure. thanks for sending it in and for your patience.

honda cb750 hondamatic chopper mfg. by royco

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  1. Love this bike. Seen it online and I’m glad its found a good home. If you ever wanna sell it call me first!

  2. Hi My old boyfriend & I had gotten this bike in a trade in New Smyrna Beach back in 2013, it was gorgeous and but he wanted a Harley, so he traded to another guy in New Smyrna Beach for a few old harley motors. We met Roy, and he had given us a rundown on the bike. We were told by Roy that the bike took about 6k to build, sadly no one would put up more than $2,500 for it.

  3. Roy Richards AKA ROYCO

    Still looks pretty good!

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