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Offline Flying J

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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2009, 07:50:52 am »
Should we put this in the Owners registry thread?

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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2009, 01:59:34 pm »
Should we put this in the Owners registry thread?

I guess so, hu?

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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2009, 04:43:48 pm »
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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2009, 09:58:29 am »
does anyone run wider than stock tires?
110s on the front 120s on the back?

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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2009, 11:09:48 am »
does anyone run wider than stock tires?
110s on the front 120s on the back?

On my 76, the rear brake supporter-arm-thingy is too close to the tire to run wider without some welding or other such.
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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2009, 11:15:38 am »
Bridgestone Spitfires. 100 on front & 120 on back. No problem. I've heard we can squeeze a 130 on the rear.
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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2009, 11:48:13 am »
I run 130's on the back of mine and the brake stay is very close to the tire.  It makes it easy to tell if I have it in alignment  ;)

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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2009, 12:41:32 pm »
Bike Pic... never said I was a photographer:


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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2009, 01:52:38 pm »
Hi , im relatively new to this forum and CBs but not new to Hondas , recently picked up a 78 CB 750 SS  , and it would be great if there was a thread specific to the F models. Got my bike all tore down now for restoration but heres a pic of before and the after will be coming in a couple months i hope
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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2009, 02:27:06 pm »
100 front is the stock size?
Nobody bumped up to a 110. Is there a reason why one wouldn't go 110?
Would 110 fit?

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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2009, 06:35:21 pm »
On my 76F1 the bracket that holds the front brake line is welded to the inside of the fender support making clearance very tight.  The F2/3 may have a different mounting but for me no way would a larger tire fit without altering the support bracket.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2009, 06:37:17 pm by srust58 »

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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2009, 06:36:49 pm »
Here is my 77F I purchased in September of 2007.  Thanks to the forum and Jason for the new triple trees it finally goes straight!



Here is the 78F I bought last fall for "parts" from a guy for $600.  The bike has 14,000 miles.  The before shot:



Here is what it looks like now.




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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2009, 06:46:40 pm »
Here is my 77F I purchased in September of 2007.  Thanks to the forum and Jason for the new triple trees it finally goes straight!



Here is the 78F I bought last fall for "parts" from a guy for $600.  The bike has 14,000 miles.  The before shot:



Here is what it looks like now.






I like the blue one the best.  Great color.  I have something similar picked out for my 79 XS650.  2001 Ford color Bright Atlantic Blue Metallic.

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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2009, 06:47:10 pm »
I just found this thread.  I'll be back with pics.
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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2009, 06:54:10 pm »
I like the blue one too. I love this thread. Its like our own little club.

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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2009, 07:16:18 pm »
The blue bike is DuPont Hot Hues - "Blue Mood."

The DuPont paints are excellent products, but be prepared to spend some money.  The silver 78F is painted with Duplicolor Paint Shop Black and "Brilliant Silver."  That paint is not nearly as good as the DuPont product, but it's about 1/3 the price.

 I will probably sell the silver bike next spring, since it's completely stock except for the paint, it's a very nice ride, but I prefer the lower bars, koni shocks, and kerker sound over that of stock 78F configuraion.
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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2009, 09:31:55 pm »
I don't want to hijack this but you are all here! I have a 76 750F and I think this exhaust is not stock but very common. It has holes in the bottom of the muffler that I want to fix. Or I might just replace the muffler. The headers are in very good shape. I tried getting the muffler off and it was no go. Of course I took off the clamp between the muffler and collector and the bolt that goes into the frame. It's just stuck on. I sprayed with PB blaster several times over the course of a few days and still no loosening. I hit it with a rubber mallet several times but I didn't want to disfigure it.

This fellow seems to think you can't get the muffler off, which makes me wonder. But I don't know if that's for the stock or the one I have.

http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=9651.msg90667#msg90667

Here is mine (sorry for the bad quality).

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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2009, 10:23:28 pm »
thats not a stock muffler. The stock muffler comes apart so that one may not.

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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #43 on: July 29, 2009, 05:35:27 am »
Mocked up.  More pics later.  I like this club within a club.  We can be outlaws. >:( >:( >:(
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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2009, 07:48:24 am »
I don't want to hijack this but you are all here! I have a 76 750F and I think this exhaust is not stock but very common. It has holes in the bottom of the muffler that I want to fix. Or I might just replace the muffler. The headers are in very good shape. I tried getting the muffler off and it was no go. Of course I took off the clamp between the muffler and collector and the bolt that goes into the frame. It's just stuck on. I sprayed with PB blaster several times over the course of a few days and still no loosening. I hit it with a rubber mallet several times but I didn't want to disfigure it.

This fellow seems to think you can't get the muffler off, which makes me wonder. But I don't know if that's for the stock or the one I have.

http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=9651.msg90667#msg90667

Here is mine (sorry for the bad quality).


Depending on how big the holes are try using JB Weld.  I did this for a small linear hole in the bottom of a muffler on my XS650.  Has lasted for a few years so far.  No need to remove the muffler.

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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #45 on: July 29, 2009, 08:31:04 am »
JB weld and a coke can has been the fix to many a rusty pipe.  It lasts a long freakin time.  I just did a resonator on a Yamaha in two pieces.  It was fun to shape the metal and then set it with goo.
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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #46 on: October 11, 2009, 03:11:46 pm »
Hey Guys, I got some  new tires. 110/90 front and 130/80 rear Avon vipers.
I think that I might have rather gone 110/80 on the front, but they look pretty sweet... even though the rest of my bike is half rat.
I had to take the front fender off. if it was not bent it would have been ok, but there was very little clearance, and where it was bent it would touch now and then.

I was able to leave the support bracket on, so all the lines are still in place.
I will post some pictures in a few days.


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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #47 on: October 11, 2009, 03:14:10 pm »
can anyone give me any specs (length), and routing pictures for throttle cables with low bars.
I have drag bars now, and after I changed from the original bars I have had trouble keeping the line from touching the pipes.

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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #48 on: October 11, 2009, 04:34:41 pm »
anyone have any interesting alternatives to stock side panels?
I am missing my left side, and the right is on its way out.

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Re: 750F thread?
« Reply #49 on: October 11, 2009, 05:18:31 pm »
anyone have any interesting alternatives to stock side panels?
I am missing my left side, and the right is on its way out.

Look in the FAQ section under where to buy parts/parts suppliers.  A company called LPM makes replicas that are by accounts I have seen better than OEM.  LPM also lists them on ebay so you can go that route too.

 

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