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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27875 on: May 25, 2019, 07:16:47 pm »
A little marvel mystery oil and it should be good to go!

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27876 on: May 25, 2019, 08:21:39 pm »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27877 on: May 26, 2019, 01:37:37 am »
The barrels where persuaded off, but I don’t think they are reusable.

Here’s the tools I used.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27878 on: May 26, 2019, 01:40:39 am »
Ha ha, you guys give up too easy! Here's my "Swamp Rat" when I first bought it. It sat leaning against a shed outside with no carbs attached, for 10 years.

Terry's Swamp Rat CB750 28 Apr 2019 9 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

This is what's left of the back wheel.

Terry's Swamp Rat CB750 rear wheel 1 May 2019 1 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

Just like that one, a couple of cylinders were rusted shut.

Friday K2 fiddling 3 May 2019 9d by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

So I popped the sleeves out, found a couple of better ones, used a couple of better pistons Mike Beltrami (another member here many moons ago) sent me, and I put it back together.

Swamprat replacement sleeves 1 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

Sunday Swamp Rat fixing 5 May 2019 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

Swamp Rat Sunday 12 May 2019 1 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

Of course, it was a bit sludgey down below too:

Swamp Rat Sunday 12 May 2019 5 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

Swamp Rat Sunday 12 May 2019 4 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr

So I gave it a bit of a cleanup, changed the oil filter, found an oil tank and some carbs, coils and leads and gave it a kick in the guts.


All going well, I'll be riding it by the end of June! ;D

 

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27879 on: May 26, 2019, 05:20:56 pm »
Commenced the painting. Weather is intermittently cooperating. Sneak peak of the accent color. The seat trim has tape protecting the edge, so it will be color in the middle and polished aluminum on the edge like stock. I decided to paint  the side covers the same color as the tank, I can't decide if it will be solid or incorporate the gold too.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27880 on: May 27, 2019, 09:36:41 am »
It's looking good. Not great,  but good for my first attempt at a paint job and for using rattle can.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27881 on: May 27, 2019, 02:12:21 pm »
Still pulling parts off in preparation of pulling the motor for cleaning and painting.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27882 on: May 27, 2019, 03:23:15 pm »
All painted and cleared. I won't have time today to get sand and buff, but I am going to try and come down mid week to wrap it up
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27883 on: May 27, 2019, 04:30:28 pm »
All painted and cleared. I won't have time today to get sand and buff, but I am going to try and come down mid week to wrap it up

Better job than I would have likely done.  Like the colour combination. 8)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27884 on: May 27, 2019, 04:33:39 pm »
All painted and cleared. I won't have time today to get sand and buff, but I am going to try and come down mid week to wrap it up

Better job than I would have likely done.  Like the colour combination. 8)

Thanks. Hours and hours of sanding, priming, filling, sanding, priming, sanding some more as there is still some visible scratches. Overall though for a first time I am thrilled. Fully polished it's going to really pop in the sunshine.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27885 on: May 27, 2019, 07:13:37 pm »
I finally got to ride it after working on it for 2 years!... albeit only around the Cul de Sac (no title/license yet  ;D)..

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27886 on: June 02, 2019, 11:27:21 am »
Quick Question. My triple tree is damaged and I have an offer to purchase a new one from a
75 cb750 supersport

Would those fit on my K4??

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27887 on: June 03, 2019, 07:52:40 am »
Wet sanded, cut and buffed the new paint and reassembled.

I made some mistakes that a pro would fix right away, but I need to live with so I can make sure the mechanicals are fully sorted so I can stop just working on it and get to riding.

During the cutting phase I must have pressed too hard and/or not held the buffer straight enough on one of the front curves of the tank because I blew right through to the base coat. I also got through to metal in a couple places right at the bottom at the welds. When installing the side trim I overtighted the retaining screw and there are some cracks in the paint finish. Fortunately that last one isn't really visible unless you look really hard.

Overall I am very happy with the color, although I am still debating the 2-tone side cover. I am still finishing redoing the badges for the tank, but other than that body and paint are done.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27888 on: June 04, 2019, 08:15:33 pm »
Picked up another K1 tonight. The pipes are absolutely in great shape. Not one hole, not one dent, not one ounce of rust starting on any pipe. Crazy part is I have driven past the house 4 times in the past week and never knew it was there.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27889 on: June 04, 2019, 08:19:39 pm »
Wet sanded, cut and buffed the new paint and reassembled.

I made some mistakes that a pro would fix right away, but I need to live with so I can make sure the mechanicals are fully sorted so I can stop just working on it and get to riding.

During the cutting phase I must have pressed too hard and/or not held the buffer straight enough on one of the front curves of the tank because I blew right through to the base coat. I also got through to metal in a couple places right at the bottom at the welds. When installing the side trim I overtighted the retaining screw and there are some cracks in the paint finish. Fortunately that last one isn't really visible unless you look really hard.

Overall I am very happy with the color, although I am still debating the 2-tone side cover. I am still finishing redoing the badges for the tank, but other than that body and paint are done.

Looks great Danny!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27890 on: June 05, 2019, 05:42:25 am »
Picked up another K1 tonight. The pipes are absolutely in great shape. Not one hole, not one dent, not one ounce of rust starting on any pipe. Crazy part is I have driven past the house 4 times in the past week and never knew it was there.

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Its surprising given the mild chop and the repaint that previous owners kept the pipes.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27891 on: June 06, 2019, 03:29:17 am »
Got my little SOHC/1 fired last night.

Course didn't run very well, fuel pissing out the petcock, ordering a new one today.

But, after a complete tear down (case split and all) it fired, purdy darn stoked.

At least that's one out of 4 I have that at least sputters to life a bit.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27892 on: June 06, 2019, 03:33:09 am »
A little marvel mystery oil and it should be good to go!

A friend of mine once said "that's easy to fix...........all you have to do is start rubbing it with 100 dollar bills!"


Thats the solution for women too right?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27893 on: June 06, 2019, 09:39:51 am »
There is NO solution for women............
As of today 3/13/2012 my original owner 75 CB750F has made it through 3 wives, er EX-wives. Free at last.  ;-)

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27894 on: June 06, 2019, 02:15:09 pm »
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27895 on: June 06, 2019, 04:30:03 pm »
 I disconnected the start circuit rpm control and it runs great again. Apparently some years didn't even have one. QT50 yamahopper.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27896 on: June 06, 2019, 05:14:31 pm »
Fit bearings on rods and crank
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27897 on: June 06, 2019, 08:55:46 pm »
Finished the tank badges for the F. Paint and trim are now complete
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27898 on: June 07, 2019, 01:54:45 am »
Picked up another K1 tonight. The pipes are absolutely in great shape. Not one hole, not one dent, not one ounce of rust starting on any pipe. Crazy part is I have driven past the house 4 times in the past week and never knew it was there.

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Looks nice mate, has the frame been raked? ;D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27899 on: June 07, 2019, 04:25:54 am »
Picked up another K1 tonight. The pipes are absolutely in great shape. Not one hole, not one dent, not one ounce of rust starting on any pipe. Crazy part is I have driven past the house 4 times in the past week and never knew it was there.

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Looks nice mate, has the frame been raked? ;D
Thanks Terry. She has not been raked,  merely extended fork tubes.

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