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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27900 on: June 07, 2019, 05:02:12 am »
Finished the tank badges for the F. Paint and trim are now complete

Wow, those are very nice, great job. 8)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27901 on: June 08, 2019, 01:54:49 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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Nice, I like the paint job! Actually, I like the whole bike! ;D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27902 on: June 08, 2019, 02:46:16 am »
Technically today simce i dodnt get home till after midnight lol.
Bought a beating shadow to ride so i can tear down my non titled 74 CB550 for the engine amd bits for my chopper.
Had to barrow a truck. Called the GFs cousin asked if she wanted to go she said come get my truck. It had a tonneau cover so i had to wedge the bike in there.
It was cheap and needs a few things but not more than 2 afternoons work.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27903 on: June 08, 2019, 07:08:18 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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Nice, I like the paint job! Actually, I like the whole bike! ;D

Terry, I'm sending a bike to Aussie land and if you want the tank, side covers and seat let me know.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27904 on: June 08, 2019, 06:15:44 pm »
Installed the new 915 pistons and slid the cylinders down over them. Doesn't that sound just sooooo easy. I wish.

Torqued down the head.

Tomorrow is another day to wrench.
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« Reply #27905 on: June 09, 2019, 04:48:19 am »
I havent touched either CB this weekend.
Charged the battery on the newly acquired vlx600 and spray bombed the tanl terribly. It was a awful shade of red with over spray all over the tank. The more i look at it the more i want to score a seconf lift and get it in the air beside the cb550....
Not why i got it though... Test rode it more aroind the blocl rear brake sticks a tad.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27906 on: June 09, 2019, 07:00:02 am »
Got the 73' CB500 running yesterday. The clutch appears to be worn out. If you adjust it till it starts to work the adjuster arm hits the chain, but it runs pretty good for 37k miles.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27907 on: June 09, 2019, 03:49:59 pm »
Thanks to some starter fluid, I finally was able to start my '73 350F after months of not it not running.

The root of its evils was the previous owner coating the gas tank with Kream. Ugh!!! I cleaned the tank several times but ended up having to buy another tank on Ebay. Had a mechanic re-build the carbs but some crap from the old tank must have made it through before I replaced the tank. It wouldn't start until I sprayed starting fluid into the carbs.

With the starting fluid, it started right away but now the engine makes a knocking sound when it idles. It didn't knock after the carbs were re-built though.

Anyone think bad gas in the carbs is causing the knocking sound at idle? It goes away over 2,000 rpm.

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« Reply #27908 on: June 09, 2019, 05:55:30 pm »
Thanks to some starter fluid, I finally was able to start my '73 350F after months of not it not running.

The root of its evils was the previous owner coating the gas tank with Kream. Ugh!!! I cleaned the tank several times but ended up having to buy another tank on Ebay. Had a mechanic re-build the carbs but some crap from the old tank must have made it through before I replaced the tank. It wouldn't start until I sprayed starting fluid into the carbs.

With the starting fluid, it started right away but now the engine makes a knocking sound when it idles. It didn't knock after the carbs were re-built though.

Anyone think bad gas in the carbs is causing the knocking sound at idle? It goes away over 2,000 rpm.

It's probably coincidental Lou, pull the clutch in while it's idling, if the "knock" disappears or is much reduced with the clutch in, it means that your carbs are out of synch.

There could still be some goop in them thanks to the old Kreem, so pull them off, thoroughly clean them with carb cleaner and compressed air, (first remove the fuel needle valves, every jet, screw etc to ensure that you've blown all the crap out of all of the internal circuits) "Bench Sync" them with a piece of wire as a gauge to set each slide, then stick them back on, and see how it runs. ;D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #27909 on: June 09, 2019, 06:13:40 pm »
Got the 315 megacycle 125/75 cam and valve train installed along with the clutch cover. Cam degreeing up next.
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« Reply #27910 on: June 10, 2019, 01:24:02 pm »
  Yanked a 1975 750F out of storage Saturday.Quick history is I bought it from the older original owner back in 2013.It had sat for a long time in his garage and had things stored around it. He felt bad he could not help move it anymore and I had to laugh when I did pull it out that at one time he had painted the garage walls and painted around the bike because he could not move it. A Honda 'shadow' of a different color paint was there when I left  ;D
  Anyways the winter before last I got serious about getting it back on its feet with new tires,tune-up,fork seals blah- blah- blah-,you know the deal. Got her done and then for whatever reason put just 7 miles on it last summer and member Sean did half of those ! Got a whopping 52 miles on it now. Plan is to run it this summer a little and get some miles on her and do a little more detailing etc.. She is running and handling very nice right now and so quiet I can't hardly hear it over the wind. Must be something inside that HUGE HEAVY muffler---

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« Reply #27911 on: June 10, 2019, 01:51:22 pm »
Eric, nice bike you have here!
These bikes look better and better in pristine stock look.
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« Reply #27912 on: June 10, 2019, 02:01:42 pm »
These Fs are growing on me! Excellent find Eric!

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« Reply #27913 on: June 10, 2019, 02:06:34 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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Looks nice mate, has the frame been raked? ;D
Thanks Terry. She has not been raked,  merely extended fork tubes.

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Nice, I like the paint job! Actually, I like the whole bike! ;D

Terry, I'm sending a bike to Aussie land and if you want the tank, side covers and seat let me know.

Thanks mate, I've sent you a PM. ;D
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« Reply #27914 on: June 11, 2019, 03:25:33 am »
Finally got the mini sohc running and rideable...............

Took it for a romp around the hood.......rides good.

Just gotta tighten up the loose ends, lights, tires.......she'll be a runabout and possibly back and forth to work.
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« Reply #27915 on: June 11, 2019, 09:49:04 am »
Got the 125/75 cam degreed in. Gets easier every time you do one  ;)

Dialed in to the card numbers IO 26 BTC and IC 56 ABC with a calculated lobe center of 105 vs 106 on the card. Measured lift at .402 vs .400 on the card.

Installation day.
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« Reply #27916 on: June 11, 2019, 12:29:01 pm »
Got the 125/75 cam degreed in. Gets easier every time you do one  ;)

Dialed in to the card numbers IO 26 BTC and IC 56 ABC with a calculated lobe center of 105 vs 106 on the card. Measured lift at .402 vs .400 on the card.

Installation day.
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« Reply #27917 on: June 11, 2019, 06:59:57 pm »
Thanks Bill. Focused and retired:D And other than having needed 2 green main bearings I have had everything I needed. It's been 8 days so far. A little each day. I have met my daily schedules too. Not pressing myself too much.

Engine installed. All the covers installed. Oil tank installed. Chain and front sprocket installed. Dyna 2000 installed. Few things hooked up. Aired the tires.

My dwindling list still includes install CR31 carbs and Kerker. Oil. Gas. Battery. Adjust chain/rear wheel. Turn on petcock and the key. Another day for this and a day to go over it.

I wish PhotoBucket hadn't hosed us or I would have been posting progress pictures.  >:( ;D
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« Reply #27918 on: June 11, 2019, 07:55:51 pm »
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I wish PhotoBucket hadn't hosed us or I would have been posting progress pictures.  >:( ;D

PhotoBucket not required. You can attach pictures directly to your post from your PC.

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« Reply #27919 on: June 11, 2019, 10:41:48 pm »
If I could take them with my PC then it would be easy. They are on my phone and I do not transfer to my computer. Do you have an easy method? PhotoBucket spoiled me.
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« Reply #27920 on: June 12, 2019, 01:49:43 am »
Post from your phone.
If it works good, it looks good...

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« Reply #27921 on: June 12, 2019, 08:58:42 am »
Post from your phone.

I often write a post on my computer at work or at the office where I can type with a regular keyboard then edit it on my phone to attach the photo. But I also post directly, like the picture of my and Sean's bikes at Gilmore last weekend.
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« Reply #27922 on: June 12, 2019, 09:17:20 am »
Thanks for trying to help guys. I'm not an accomplished hand computer telephonerist. Hell, I even use that damn thing to make calls! Too small and too many thingies to push. It does not have an icon for the forum listed under the "share" icon like it does for text and emails?? I've reverted to sending text pics when needed but that doesn't get to the general population.

Sean, Danny suggestions on how to do that?? To me this is more difficult than degreeing a cam  ;) PM if you can explain.

Thanks guys

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« Reply #27923 on: June 12, 2019, 09:33:06 am »
Hi jerry, I would probably have an easier time degreeing a cam too, as I am by no means good at this stuff.  So if I figured it out, you can too.  Hey!  A couple more lessons and I will have even ekpent texting! Lol
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« Reply #27924 on: June 12, 2019, 02:56:15 pm »
LMMFAO.

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