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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #50 on: November 10, 2009, 08:40:48 pm »
Rough day today.  Bought some Seafoam which seemed to do its job, then oiled my pod filters for the first time even though it ran great before I did it.  Oiled them too much I guess because the it ran like crap...too restricted and way too rich.  Heard that after a good run, the excess oil would be pulled through and burned but the bike died and left me stranded about a mile and a half from my house.  Walked home, grabbed the car and some tools and went to get the battery out of the bike.  Went home, charged it, drank beer while I waited and finally got the bike home by taking off the filters.  Rinsed the oil out of the carbs and bicycled back to the car and drove it home.  Went to check my plugs and ended up messing up the top couple threads of the spark plug hole on cyl #1. (BTW should I not pull the plugs when the engine is hot because the spark plug hole expands???) After freaking out a bit, I went out and bought a 12mm 1.25 tap and carefully got things sorted out.  Called it a day and had a few more beers.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #51 on: November 10, 2009, 09:02:10 pm »
Finally fixed my starter button ( a bare wire was grounding and making the starterspin whenever the key was on). Adjusted my valves, lubed the chain, took off the ugly backrest, and went for a very enjoyable ride.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2009, 12:05:16 am »
Parts inventory, for sale, to keep, to stockpile. Cleaned garage and popped top end on the new motor for the new build. Got all the tools in the right places to ear into the stuff I have to get out. ;)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2009, 09:03:39 am »
Replaced the "o" rings and gaskets in the carb bank.  Set the floats again and used TT's carb light method to set the slides.  Found that the needles were set at position 2 and should be set in position 4. Fixed that and now to go home and put the carbs back on the bike.
It's snowing again so i've got lots of time now and no distractions. 

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2009, 10:26:29 am »
Took the CB750 out for the first time since the strip to the bare frame.  Off idle work needed but pulled like a freight train through the gears.  Put the old 66 Superhawk and the 71 BSA Lightning to bed for the winter.  Will keep the CB750 awake as long as the weather holds for further work.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #55 on: November 11, 2009, 01:21:42 pm »
I jsut took a goooooood look at my bikes, drooled a little! Then went to work. Where now I'm here on the forums thinking about a few hour from now when I will be powdercoating all those nuts bolts washer and whatever else I deceide on the g/f's bike!  That's counts right?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #56 on: November 11, 2009, 01:30:55 pm »
well technically today i worked on the spirit 750, tore down front and rear master cylinders and cleaned the piss out of some old road grime and salt/rust, then tried like hell the bleed them, but i can't seem to get things started.  went to pep boys and bought a vacuum/bleeder kit, so that should make easy work out of the bleeding jobs from now on!  blocked off half the air filter on the spirit because it's got a hypercharger and it's running lean and i don't feel like tearing into the carbs to fine tune when a little duct tape should do the job.  hopefully i'll be riding that tonight.

oh ya, the cb is still sitting on the bike lift where it will be until i can get a lot more money, because now i have NONE...  sad day...
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #57 on: November 11, 2009, 01:54:36 pm »
"What did you do to your bike today ?"

Kind of a personal question isn't it!?   8) ;D

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #58 on: November 11, 2009, 02:32:28 pm »
I had to put it away. Winter is coming. Sad.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #59 on: November 11, 2009, 03:19:08 pm »
"What did you do to your bike today ?"

Kind of a personal question isn't it!?   8) ;D

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #60 on: November 11, 2009, 03:29:05 pm »
I boosted Surely and put her in the stable for the winter today. :'(
I still have Samson out though, I have left his battery side cover off just in case it gets real cold.  I don't want to break a 30 year old side cover when it's time to remove the battery.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #61 on: November 11, 2009, 03:39:55 pm »
Whats's a WANKER anyway?  What I did today was to open the box of my recently bought on ebay 4 into 1 RC Engineering chrome header and started to rub on it and was surprised at how well its cleaning up.  Since I am removing stock 341's, I need to look at my main jets to see what I am running so I can ballpark my rejet.  If I have 105 stock mains, I will start with 115's and see from there.   Anyway did not finish the clean up as the rainy dismal day just has me down so I set it aside for a warmer dryer day.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #62 on: November 11, 2009, 04:26:34 pm »
Well the weather here is hot, damn hot. I'd bought a 30 inch chrome fishtail muffler from Infantry Motorcycles on EBay (great serving and ex-military guys who donate a percentage of every sale to a charity that looks after wounded soldiers) so I installed it on my Triumph Rocket III, and rode it the 200 miles to my folks place, via an Airforce base where I "work" a couple of days a week.

The noise from that monster 2300cc engine breathing thru that pipe was "fat", and even trucks got out of my way. Bloody hot though, I stopped twice along the way and drank two big bottles of water, and I was still so thirsty last night I drank almost 5 litres of cider, and half a bottle of Makers Mark! I woke up this morning feeling pretty bad, so I guess I must have been really dehydrated?

It was cool at 0630 so I was able to wear my leather jacket (too hot yesterday) and that made me feel a lot more secure, so I "opened the taps" and saw 220 KPH (about 140 Mph) as I overtook a line of cars on my way to work, and shortly I'll be leaving to ride back home, but the cops will be out so it'll be a gentle cruise back. It's a hard job I guess, but someone has to do it.......  ;D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #63 on: November 11, 2009, 04:51:42 pm »
Well the weather here is hot, damn hot. ......

It was cool at 0630 so I was able to wear my leather jacket (too hot yesterday) and that made me feel a lot more secure, so I "opened the taps" and saw 220 KPH (about 140 Mph) as I overtook a line of cars on my way to work, and shortly I'll be leaving to ride back home, but the cops will be out so it'll be a gentle cruise back. It's a hard job I guess, but someone has to do it.......  ;D

Rub it in some more Terry.  Must be nice to have the warm weather.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #64 on: November 11, 2009, 06:56:20 pm »
i cursed it. no i still cant get it to run right.  >:(
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #65 on: November 11, 2009, 07:31:52 pm »
 75- 750F  Re-built the front brake and master cylinder, repaired an original headlight that had a brass contact pulled off, Took the right starter control apart to find it crumbling hit the parts bike same thing, downloaded a 77 wiring diagram, re-wired all the things the PO screwed up. Ran the K0 to the parts store, put it on the IV fuel bottle, Jumpered the headlight/starter button with a two position switch so I could hear it run for the first time. Put in fresh plugs (Po tuned it up with 2 autolite and 2 NGK's) Heard it run, came inside. Tomorrow, re-build the rear disc and master and with a little luck and electrical tape ride it to the PO's house to make fun of him. Oh, also tried to install the loose, new looking tach cable only to find it has no nut. :o
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #66 on: November 11, 2009, 07:37:21 pm »
Looked at it and tried to find this K5 Planet Blue tank on eBay... ** sigh **  :-\

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #67 on: November 11, 2009, 08:50:21 pm »
1. put the carbs back on after a cleaning (not fun)... wish i would have realized its easier to install the carbs after removing the cirlce clamps from the air filter boots first. 2. replaced the ugly king/queen seat 3. lined the inside of the gas tank 3. replaced the turn signal relay 4. installed fuel line filters 5. removed the shock lowering apparatus the previous owner installed, the guy must have been 5 foot tall 6. looked at the bike for a while wishing the tank was dry so i could get a ride in today
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #68 on: November 11, 2009, 09:05:53 pm »
Adjusted the valves last night cursed myself for not having a shop manual to explain proper cam chain adjustment, oh and adjusted the timing back down.  Took her out for a spin and damn she ran hard!  Got home only to find oil on my left shin leaking somewhere between one and two at the head gasket...  Effing YAY!!!!! :'(  Now I'm feeling a bit under the weather and am considering going to bed whenever I can pry myself from this damn forum...  It's crack!  Crack I tell you!!!!


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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #69 on: November 11, 2009, 09:51:21 pm »
here is the manual you say you lack.... sticky on the sohc4 thread....

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #70 on: November 11, 2009, 10:01:20 pm »
When I got home from work today............I walked by the bike .....winked....and said "Hey baaabeh!!!" ;D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #71 on: November 11, 2009, 10:17:56 pm »
Did all the dirty work yesterday rebuilding my ignition.  Fixed it with bits of discarded zipties.  No lie, long story.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #72 on: November 12, 2009, 01:35:20 am »

Rub it in some more Terry.  Must be nice to have the warm weather.

James
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Ha ha, no worries James, I'm glad you like it! The 200 mile ride back this afternoon was great, but I stayed too long at a mate's place on the way back (talking crap, checking out his CB750K1 and Triumph T140 andd scrounging some parts) and hit peak hour traffic on the outskirts of Melbourne, so the last hour was "bumper to bumper" stop-go sh1t, I was hot and sweaty in my leather jacket, my butt was sore (from the bike seat, you perverts............) and all I wanted was to get home and get some "fluids" in to me.

I almost kissed my driveway like the Pope, except I woulda burned my lips, it was in the 90's again, I've really gotta find some protective clothing that I can wear on a hot day without feeling like I'm gonna faint................ Cheers, Terry.  ;D   
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #73 on: November 12, 2009, 04:48:18 am »
lets see. i painted some more nuts and bolts. was to lazy to break out the powder coating stuff.  named my g/f's bike. PITA Roja.  installed the forks, gators, speedo and tach.  swingarm. centerstand, took some pictures. cursed at the shop mate who knocked over the box that held all my nice freshly painted nuts and bolts.  put the tank and side covers on for pictures, thn took them off.  assembled the front tire/hub, preped the rear sprocket for powder coat.  cleaned up my 37 square foot space i park my to bikes, parked the two bike in said 37 square ffoot space.  closed up the shop and no im gonna sleep on the futon here like the last 3 nights. cause its 4:45 am now and i have to be at work at 9. goodnight
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #74 on: November 14, 2009, 03:08:01 pm »
I reinstalled the center stand today.  Not as simple as it sounds.
When I got the bike the center stand was missing, lucky I found it on ebay. ::)

When I pulled the rear wheel I discovered the center stand mounts were pretty badly bent.
Probably from some PO using a jack to hold up the bike because they removed the center stand!

Anyway, after the liberal application of large vise grips and a bit of pry bar I was able to get the center stand bolted up.

btw, thanks to whoever it was that posted the photo of their bike frame suspended by tie-down straps from the rafters.
That trick was just the thing for getting unfettered access to the center stand mounts since my bike is complete minus the rear wheel and swingarm.

Now it's time for Chinese food and beer! ;D
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