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Offline Thousandson

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Cb750F 1978, and hello
« on: October 07, 2012, 05:35:14 pm »
Hi all, this is my intro and i have questions. I've been reading about taking my engine apart http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=29364.0

Thank you all for posting it will make job easy, and fun. Information so far, we have a Honda Cb750F 78'. I have been dreaming about getting a 750 for about a year. This past summer I traded my Honda cm200t(I still miss her) for the current project. Carb.s cleaned, but I still need all new gaskets. The engine turned over, and is running. It can only idle with the throttle at a quarter turn.(and when I mean Idle, I mean 2k revs) I fear the pilot jets might be clogged, the idle adjustment screw is all the way in. What should I do with the carb.s, will new gaskets fix everything?

The last picture is the diagram of breather hoses. The second to last picture is the part the is bolted to the bottom of my battery box. Can someone give me the end all be all, to where all breather hoses go. From exact part to exact location. If the hose goes to open air, I will run those hoses correctly away from hot moving parts. Thanks, wish me luck.
















The Part in question, what is it and where do all of the hose connections go?



This diagram is under the seat right behind the battery compartment.


Current ride: 78' Cb750F

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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 05:48:30 pm »
Greetings!

Always liked that year F. Most will tell you to completly rebuild the carburetors but the first thing to do is download the service manual.

From there it is straight forward.

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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 06:08:06 pm »
Using your picture as a guide:



Connection one goes to the connection at the top of the air cleaner, connection two goes to the connection at the back of the valve cover, and connection three (drain) is typically routed around the front of the swingarm then back to the muffler bracket, either open to atmosphere or plugged and drained at oil change intervals. It looks like you've got an early model (75/76 750F) seperator there, the later (77/78) air seperator looks a little different, but the basic function and connections are the same (or similar).
« Last Edit: October 08, 2012, 04:48:57 am by madmtnmotors »
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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 06:50:14 pm »
Welcome and good luck with the build

In the faq section there are the manuals. chase down the good links and familiarize yourself with them, it will help a lot to be able to just spot recognize stuff.

Your carbs will need to be cleaned well and I would say use the search bar on the left and type in the model bike you have because your carbs need a little bit better cleaning than say my 72's

Hopefully you just need gaskets and not accel pumps

Have fun
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Stock airbox w/ drop in K&N, Hooker 4-1

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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 06:55:38 pm »
Look at page 291 or close to that in the Honda service manual that you can download from this site. It shows where all the hoses go.
Toytuff is correct you need the manual and it is free

http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=17788.0

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« Last Edit: October 07, 2012, 11:51:46 pm by bollingball »

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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 10:53:54 pm »
I have the clymer cb750 manual, I've look through it, some times it doesn't give you enough detail. Or i might of missed it, or not even printed. I do have one tube that does have a hard end plug in the end, now it makes sense.

#1 Goes to the Air cleaner/ Air box
#2 Goes to Top of the valve cover
#3 Is my drain

Excellent thank you.

Please confirm the next few hoses
Fuel tank over flow ---> Open Air?
Carb breather port --->open air?
Rear of crank case --->oil tank over flow?

The bike is a 78', on the plaque on the neck, this could be just the frame, but parts always get traded around.

Lastly, I want to find a new wireing harness, i saw a post that that cb750k (76-78?) is the same harness. I just wanted to confirm, if i'm going to have to pay for the $150 for cb750F 78' harness. Or $90ish for the cb750k.

PS. The clymer cb750 manual just says to remove fork tube seal. HOW?! I Don't Have Hulk Strength. I had to go out and buy an 18" flat blade to get the dang thing out. But it worked, thank you SOHC 4.
Current ride: 78' Cb750F

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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2012, 11:25:02 pm »
Using you picture as a guide:



Connection one goes to the connection at the top of the air cleaner, connection two goes to the connection at the back of the valve cover, and connection three (drain) is typically routed around the front of the swingarm then back to the muffler bracket, either open to atmosphere or plugged and drained at oil change intervals. It looks like you've got an early model (75/76 750F) seperator there, the later (77/78) air seperator looks a little different, but the basic function and connections are the same (or similar).

If you cannot read and follow that diagram, which is excellent ,then I do not know how you will fix your carbs.
What really scares me is when you said," Wish me luck"

You need to get a workshop manual.

BTW You asked, "What IS IT?"  It says right on the sticker... Separator. (air/oil separator.)
« Last Edit: October 07, 2012, 11:34:14 pm by lucky »

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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2012, 11:59:40 pm »
I have the clymer cb750 manual, I've look through it, some times it doesn't give you enough detail.

This is one reason to download the factory service manual.

 PS. The clymer cb750 manual just says to remove fork tube seal. HOW?

Download the Honda manual ::) ::)
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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2012, 07:15:31 pm »
Progress, Its been about two months of tear down.

Beginning of October
Engine freshly painted and a clean work bench...


Cover removed, its looking clean.



This was a camera phone photo, but it came out pretty well


Man its a lot of parts to take the heads off.


Ok getting these cylinders/jugs off was a #$%*. I found water and a ton of corrosion in one studs, it wasn't a oil passage, but I had to pour a little soda into the passage eat away at the corrosion to get the jugs off. Cylinders are measuring great, still got some wear in them.


#2 is looking a little wet...::clearing throat::...spark plug is new. Newer then I would of expected. More electrical issues, never a problem.


Upper half


End of November
Lower half, I've gone this far because the kick starter wasn't engaging.


What is the center double sprocket between the clutch, and transmission? Does it help dampen shock to the crank shaft?


The kick starter has been repaired, I need some more polishing, but its already better then before. I had a burr that was holding back the engaging tooth.  A few more stripped phillips heads nothing an extractor didn't fix.
Current ride: 78' Cb750F

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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2012, 07:21:11 pm »
I love this bike. Wish I had a 750F. Just so you know. The oil/seperator thing isn't a necessary part. All it's for is emissions. I was talking to an old timer who built these from the 70s to the late 90s he said they're completely unimportant and pointless, unless you're a "green" kind of guy.

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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2012, 04:04:03 am »
Ok, you painted the engine and then tore it completely down.  Did i miss something here or are you just doing a complete teardown and inspection for "fun" ?  Love that model F btw.
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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2012, 04:33:18 am »



Ok getting these cylinders/jugs off was a #$%*. I found water and a ton of corrosion in one studs, it wasn't a oil passage, but I had to pour a little soda into the passage eat away at the corrosion to get the jugs off.

Okay, a little tip here... you see those acorn nuts? Those acorn nuts also have copper washers associated with them (the other head nut washers are steel), THIS IS IMPORTANT! I am currently correcting a P.O.'s comedy(?) of errors on a 78 750F motor right now. Those acorn nuts and copper washers seal the threads to prevent oil leeching out where these studs are exposed to the atmosphere. THIS MUST ALSO BE ADDRESSED AT THE BASE OF THE CYLINDERS WHERE IT MEETS THE TOP OF THE CRANKCASE. THESE FOUR CYLINDER STUDS EACH REQUIRE AN O-RING THAT IS NO LONGER DISTRIBUTED BY HONDA FOR THE CB750. Good news is that they still distribute this o-ring for their lawn mowers and outboard engines. Have to pull the head and cylinders just to install these four stupid o-rings. Of course this also requires a new head gasket and cylinder base gasket.









































Damn P.O.'s....
« Last Edit: September 26, 2013, 06:19:33 am by madmtnmotors »
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Clean up that nasty harness: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=137351.msg1549191#msg1549191
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Get the manuals: http://manuals.sohc4.net/cb750k/
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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2012, 05:56:00 am »
madmountain.........do you have a part number available for those 4 orings?  they appear to be somewhat conical shaped on mine (78F)........i cleanes up mine as best as i could an put the tiniest amount of black rtv on them to make sure they sealed.  would rather replace them if they are easy to get ahold of.
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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2012, 08:38:19 am »
madmountain.........do you have a part number available for those 4 orings?  they appear to be somewhat conical shaped on mine (78F)........i cleanes up mine as best as i could an put the tiniest amount of black rtv on them to make sure they sealed.  would rather replace them if they are easy to get ahold of.


The original CB750 part number is: 91301-410-000

The identical 5.5x3mm o-ring from http://www.boats.net/parts/detail/honda/H-91353-921-310.html is: 91353-921-310


These fat little o-rings get compressed into a conical shape by the base of the cylinders when they are torqued into place. DO NOT USE SILICONE! EXCESS SILICONE THAT FINDS ITS WAY INTO THE OIL SYSTEM TURNS INTO LITTLE OIL PASSAGE CLOGGING BB'S THAT CAN STARVE YOUR VALVE TRAIN OF OIL! I have documented a similar condition in this post: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=115375.msg1300128#msg1300128
« Last Edit: January 28, 2018, 12:53:45 pm by madmtnmotors »
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My most recent project "Evolution": http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=100352.0
F2/F3 O-rings: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=113672.msg1300721#msg1300721
Cam Tower Studs: https://www.mcmaster.com/#93210a017/=t19sgp
Clean up that nasty harness: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=137351.msg1549191#msg1549191
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                                           http://oldmanhonda.com/MC/wiring750K1.html
Charging system diagnosis: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=1012.msg8345#msg8345
Get the manuals: http://manuals.sohc4.net/cb750k/
The Dragon: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=45183.msg1571675#msg1571675
Headlight Switch: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=113986.msg1283236#msg1283236
Branden's leak free top end thread: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=107040.0
Engine Lifting Made Easy: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,58210.msg1684742.html#msg1684742
                                      http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,100352.msg1675840.html#msg1675840
Static and Dynamic Timing: http://www.hondachopper.com/garage/carb_info/timing/timing1.html
Airbox Gasket Replacement: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,114485.msg1290000.html#msg1290000
"Café" : http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,84697.msg953814.html#msg953814
PD Carb Choke Linkage: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,100352.msg1669248.html#msg1669248
                                    http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,110931.msg1248354.html#msg1248354
Follow up on your damn posts: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,144305.msg1791605.html#msg1791605
Taiwanese Cam Chain Tensioners:  http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,155043.msg1774841.html#msg1774841
Gumtwo Seat Cover: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,164440.msg1897366.html#msg1897366
Primary Drive: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,166063.msg1919278.html#msg1919278
Tank Latch: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,165975.msg1919495.html#msg1919495
Shorten your forks: http://vintage-and-classic-honda-s.456789.n3.nabble.com/How-to-shorten-forks-td4042465.html DO NOT CUT THE SPRINGS!
Clutch How To: http://vintage-and-classic-honda-s.456789.n3.nabble.com/How-to-change-and-adjust-a-clutch-SOHC-td4040391.html
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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2012, 07:25:33 pm »
Thanks Madmtnmotors, I know i needed to replace all of my seals. I didn't know about a missing/discontinued o ring, sweet. Those four stud towers all had water in them at one point in time or another. I had corrosion from the stud to the wall, it took a bunch of pulls to get the studs past the thick corrosion to get the jugs off.

@ Rigid, I needed to repair the kick starter, so I decided to replace the piston rings to. I'm also looking through and sizing up the project for later. My cylinders are in speck, but the pistons are a few thousands small. I don't have the money now, but in a year or two this engine is getting an over bore. With a few other things like new front end, rear hoop, new lighting, new front and rear wheel and tries.

She's going to be road worthy enjoyable, the cb450 "Sixty Five" bobber project is next.
Current ride: 78' Cb750F

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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2012, 04:00:34 am »
Those four stud towers all had water in them at one point in time or another. I had corrosion from the stud to the wall, it took a bunch of pulls to get the studs past the thick corrosion to get the jugs off.

Yeah, the head casting was changed on the 77/78 F model that exposes these four studs to the atmosphere where they pass through the head. I had considered greasing up these studs to help prevent the corrosion associated with this exposure. Makes their bores through the cylinders tall skinny holding tanks! Of course when run regularly and garage kept then the only water intrusion would be from riding in the rain which would burn off before having time to collect.
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F2/F3 O-rings: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=113672.msg1300721#msg1300721
Cam Tower Studs: https://www.mcmaster.com/#93210a017/=t19sgp
Clean up that nasty harness: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=137351.msg1549191#msg1549191
                                           http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,148188.msg1688494.html#msg1688494
                                           http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,139544.msg1579364.html#msg1579364
                                           http://oldmanhonda.com/MC/wiring750K1.html
Charging system diagnosis: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=1012.msg8345#msg8345
Get the manuals: http://manuals.sohc4.net/cb750k/
The Dragon: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=45183.msg1571675#msg1571675
Headlight Switch: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=113986.msg1283236#msg1283236
Branden's leak free top end thread: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=107040.0
Engine Lifting Made Easy: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,58210.msg1684742.html#msg1684742
                                      http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,100352.msg1675840.html#msg1675840
Static and Dynamic Timing: http://www.hondachopper.com/garage/carb_info/timing/timing1.html
Airbox Gasket Replacement: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,114485.msg1290000.html#msg1290000
"Café" : http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,84697.msg953814.html#msg953814
PD Carb Choke Linkage: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,100352.msg1669248.html#msg1669248
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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2012, 03:03:18 pm »
Those four stud towers all had water in them at one point in time or another. I had corrosion from the stud to the wall, it took a bunch of pulls to get the studs past the thick corrosion to get the jugs off.

Yeah, the head casting was changed on the 77/78 F model that exposes these four studs to the atmosphere where they pass through the head. I had considered greasing up these studs to help prevent the corrosion associated with this exposure. Makes their bores through the cylinders tall skinny holding tanks! Of course when run regularly and garage kept then the only water intrusion would be from riding in the rain which would burn off before having time to collect.
How about electrical shrink tubing over those studs? That's what they did for the old FJ1200's Wilbur. I don't know if clearance is a problem.
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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2012, 09:53:35 am »
My favorite F. I think the Comstars really work with the F and I also like the triple disk, which was a '78 only thing.

The downside is that the 77-78 F carbs are different from prior years F bikes and all 750k's. And the lower sales volume of the F model means that 77-78 carb gaskets can be a real #$%* to find. If you find carb gasket sets, even if the seller only has a set for one carb I highly recommend buying them.
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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2012, 08:33:43 pm »
Plastigauge says we be good on my crank shaft, all the way across the shaft, of course.
The before


The results, we good.


I got the oil pump apart, and dam. She is so close I couldn't even try to get a feeler gauge in to check it. One piece of the puzzle, I don't have to touch at all. ::reinstall::

Who knows about shocks? I don't want the stock, or retro progressive shocks. I like the look of them, but I'm going modern Cafe Racer here. I'll spend the money, more money better ride. I need a part number.

I know I've seen something like these on other Cb750's. I want the backpacks, but they don't have to be adjustable.
Current ride: 78' Cb750F

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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2012, 12:15:30 am »
Looking back through your thread just a little. Great project. Take your time and pay attention to details. And yes, a Clymer is not perfect NOR is the Honda shop manual. I use 4 manuals  ;) and each has some 'issues' whether it's model specific, translation issues or just incorrect.

That separator is NOT one from an early F. The early F has the bottom drain (3) coming off at a 90 degree angle. The EXACT drain hose is no longer available for the early one but I found a 650 worked and it just needed a little length cut off. Perhaps you can find a 'replacement' for yours. That looks like the one in the online parts fiche for your bike. The drain tube is actually 3 pieces with an elbow that attaches to the outlet. No longer available.

http://www.motogrid.com/pages/OemParts?aribrand=HOM#/Honda/CB750F_A_(78)_MOTORCYCLE%2c_JPN%2c_VIN%23_CB750F-2200001/AIR_FILTER/CB750F-78-JPN-A/2Y134102F13410216A
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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2012, 10:18:50 am »
Great looking F2, listen to all the advise about rebuilding this engine , as you might have gathered there are a few extra things you have to make sure are correct , as mentioned in other posts , the 4 dome nuts and copper washers, those cylinder base 5.5 o rings, oval fire ringed head gasket, and definetly no silicon anywhere, be sure to check the valve guides, espesially the exhaust side, check the valve spring retainers they fracture and then brake, i was lucky i checked mine with a magnify glass and found  1 was fractured, also the valve tips get indented on these which makes setting the valve clearence awkward and unreliable, there are probably a few other things that i can't remember, i built my f2 engine two years ago and it still runs real sweet with no oil leaks, so its all possible just take on board all advise
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« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2012, 04:29:39 pm »
After a little thought and beer. This bike needs to run, and work well when spring arrives. I have been drooling over from pictures online, in magazines, and beautiful show/expensive bikes. This is the first bike in the long list that's posted my my wall of project bikes I want to work on. Money has been extremely tight. I haven't even had enough money to buy gaskets to reassemble my engine. After thinking about simple parts, cam chain guide, cam chain roller, cam chain, primary chains and primary chain tensioner. I am going to inspect all three chains, replace just the guides and tensioners, and button it all back up(with new gaskets of course). I don't have all of the money in the world to make this the show bike that I want, but I want to ride again. The thought of my one and only bike sitting in parts in my basement just depresses me more, and more. The first few months, turning wrenches, taking parts off. I will remember and cherish those thoughts for the rest of my life. It will sadden me even farther if I don't keep moving forward with this awesome machine 30 feet from me.

To inspection, buy the parts that need to be replaced, to grease, blood, sweat, and beer. To get this bike back on the road.
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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2012, 04:50:11 pm »


To inspection, buy the parts that need to be replaced, to grease, blood, sweat, and beer. To get this bike back on the road.

Well put!  Good luck with the build.

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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2012, 07:16:59 pm »


To inspection, buy the parts that need to be replaced, to grease, blood, sweat, and beer. To get this bike back on the road.

Well put!  Good luck with the build.

Riding is the ultimate goal, bling is just a bonus. You can ride the heck out of it without bling, I sure do!


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Re: Cb750F 1978, and hello
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2012, 09:05:55 am »
What companies have people been using for online parts stores? Cycle X, Cb750 supply, Vintage CB, Z1 Enterprises? I need parts but I want companies I can trust. I want a good price, I can find it for a few bucks cheaper, but who do you trust?

Out of all of my worrying, and concern. I find cheap chirstmas presents. I'm recharged and ready to rock on this project. Bead Box Air Filter

I bought this yesterday, $45 thats a deal. I won't even polish it right now, new filter slap it on and get this thing running





Current ride: 78' Cb750F

 

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