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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28800 on: July 06, 2020, 08:22:37 am »
went and got some pipes for the 550. did not realize until got home that 3 of them were the same. now on the hunt for the other 2.
Whoops - If there good condition its wise to buy stock pipes anytime you see them if the price is right. Maybe some trade bait for some you need or sell the extras.

its always good to have spares i guess. found one pipe already on ebay and will post in the wanted section for the other. going to switch out the 4 in 1 so i can use the center stand.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28801 on: July 06, 2020, 02:13:43 pm »
Tourqed down the Head bolts, to finish a Head gasket install. And put the final coat of paint on, then ran all the electrical, and cable's. New head components coming Thursday to replace the Cam bearing I fried when the head gasket blew, and then she's going back together this weekend...

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28802 on: July 06, 2020, 02:16:05 pm »
Final coat of paint on the frame lol.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28803 on: July 06, 2020, 04:38:23 pm »
Took the tank lock off since I don't know if I have a key and put the 'new' tank and seat that I picked up from 74cb750 on there.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28804 on: July 07, 2020, 05:54:45 am »
 Too bad the tank filler cover doesn't open with a screwdriver or any old key or device you can get in the slot like the recall tank locks on the 76 or earlier K bikes.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28805 on: July 07, 2020, 08:30:02 am »
Broke the float leg off a carb while wire brushing it................7A type.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28806 on: July 07, 2020, 08:38:17 am »
Too bad the tank filler cover doesn't open with a screwdriver or any old key or device you can get in the slot like the recall tank locks on the 76 or earlier K bikes.
all of mine always have
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28807 on: July 07, 2020, 09:14:31 am »
A locksmith can pick the lock and if you can get them a key blank, if they don’t have it, then they can cut you a new key after they rekey it.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28808 on: July 07, 2020, 11:51:10 am »
Too bad the tank filler cover doesn't open with a screwdriver or any old key or device you can get in the slot like the recall tank locks on the 76 or earlier K bikes.
all of mine always have
I'll have to try it gently on an F bike Sean. Think the 77-78 K bikes are the same. Maybe no one needs a stinkin' real key for it.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28809 on: July 07, 2020, 12:22:57 pm »
Too bad the tank filler cover doesn't open with a screwdriver or any old key or device you can get in the slot like the recall tank locks on the 76 or earlier K bikes.
all of mine always have
I'll have to try it gently on an F bike Sean. Think the 77-78 K bikes are the same. Maybe no one needs a stinkin' real key for it.
I opened this one with a house key, the 'lock' bezel is a bit buggered, I'd like to make up a wingnut type top for it someday. Why hasn't the aftermarket jumped on making reproductions of these?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28810 on: July 07, 2020, 01:32:24 pm »
Too bad the tank filler cover doesn't open with a screwdriver or any old key or device you can get in the slot like the recall tank locks on the 76 or earlier K bikes.
all of mine always have
I'll have to try it gently on an F bike Sean. Think the 77-78 K bikes are the same. Maybe no one needs a stinkin' real key for it.
hell, even my kawasaki's are the same situation...perhaps all these old bike locks have just been raped by screwdrivers one too many times
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28811 on: July 07, 2020, 05:06:22 pm »
   Even though the temps have been hovering here in Michigan in the 90 degree range for awhile I started another weekly Pandemic Project after finishing a K5 last week. Monday I pulled out a Boss Maroon K4 to give it some much needed attention. Who the heck came up with that color name by the way. Sure looks like purple to me ! Think I last rode it around 2010 or so with my son driving it more then me. Pulled the carbs and cleaned them and ready to reassemble and mount. Pulled the front brake apart and cleaned off the corroded steel pad edge and inside of the caliper. Things were going well so I went over to a work table to siphon/drain the old gas out of the tank and when I opened the lid I got my gut punch. Lots of rust and crud had taken over unlike all the other tanks so far which were clean and nice. Drained and dried it out and brought it home. Luckily my special selection of nuts and bolts vigorously shook around inside took most of the scale off and today as my homework assignment I officially cleaned her out with the Works and a lot of baking soda. Got it resting with some chainsaw pre-mix in it right now till I'm ready to drain and mount it. FUN STUFF ! Here's a pic of her from 2010 when she was still alive  :D  Be nice to ride it again. Update later and see what new problem arises.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28812 on: July 07, 2020, 08:23:55 pm »
Shaking-up tanks with lots cleaner and screws to cut the rust,etc. is Great exercise for your upper body;it'll wear you out too !
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28813 on: July 07, 2020, 09:05:20 pm »
Shaking-up tanks with lots cleaner and screws to cut the rust,etc. is Great exercise for your upper body;it'll wear you out too !
  My neighbors probably wonder what the hell is going on as it makes a lot of noise also at least till I get the acid in then they get to listen to my vac/blower run for an hour or so ! The horrors of living next to a motorcycle owner Bill :D

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28814 on: July 07, 2020, 09:54:41 pm »
Broke the float leg off a carb while wire brushing it................7A type.

I am trying to imagine a situation where I would need to apply this much force when cleaning up a float leg. Carb cleaner, a brass bristle brush and gentle pressure should clean off any deposits.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28815 on: July 07, 2020, 10:10:45 pm »
.....I opened the lid I got my gut punch. Lots of rust and crud had taken over unlike all the other tanks so far which were clean and nice......
Oil tank rusty too?

 

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