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GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K - Getting Very $erious.
« on: October 15, 2010, 11:37:34 pm »
Check my blog for progress.

^^please feel free to comment, it's nice to know that you're not just talking to a brick wall.

Well what can I say...

I wasn't exactly ready to start a project thread yet. I just finished getting her running in good shape and I've only ridden her a few times.
Then she decides to #$%* the bed, and throw a tappet adjuster screw @ 8,000 RPM.

The screw is toast, the nut is lost somewhere under the valve cover and there's metal shrapnel in the valve train. Although I managed to get most of it out by using a magnet and screwdriver, the nut is still M.I.A.





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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2010, 08:55:44 am »
Charlie-
that sucks man. let me know if YOU NEED ME TO STEAL ANY PARTS FOR YOU FROM MY SPARE ENGINE (oops) or order you anything from the shop.

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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2010, 08:51:14 pm »
haha thanks man. at the moment I hopefully only need a tappet adjuster screw and possibly nut.

It figures that this happens not 4 hours after I decide NOT to buy that complete top end on Ebay for like $20.  :-\

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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2010, 01:11:06 am »
Ouch definitely flush the heck out of that engine if your not gonna tear it down.
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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2010, 10:35:38 pm »
fml.

Look how pretty my oil pan turned out!!!




unfortunately my dad threw it away and now I need a new one.
can anyone help?
« Last Edit: December 17, 2010, 10:37:57 pm by gnarlycharlie4u »

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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 07:03:52 am »
i have one in the shop right now,off a 73 or  76 but should fit,kidda dirty but will clean up good=chuck
plus other stock motor parts,what else?
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If i really cared--would it show?

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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2010, 07:00:49 pm »
I almost forgot here's a before pic.



and a close up of some metal bits that were in the oil pan.
I hope things don't turn ugly when I crack open the motor.



click pics for big.
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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2010, 10:56:54 pm »
Engine's out:








Just a couple scratches in the process


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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2010, 01:52:38 am »
Good progress, I see u used the lay it over and pull the bike off the engine method.  Worked pretty easy I take it?
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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2010, 07:33:11 am »
did that oil pan show up yet??
If i really cared--would it show?

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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2010, 08:06:51 am »
Good progress, I see u used the lay it over and pull the bike off the engine method.  Worked pretty easy I take it?

Yes. Thank God for gravity. I first laid it over on 2 tires but that put the motor at an angle instead of flat on the ground. than made things a lot more difficult than it needed to be. That is how it got scratched.

did that oil pan show up yet??

Not yet, maybe today? I am an idiot though... I can't seem to find the oil pan bolts. I think they may have gotten thrown out with the pan :(

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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2010, 08:19:35 am »
tee hee hee,lol haha.......no i'm not laughing at you,but i almost threw the bolts in,damn! :o
should have! sorry
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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2010, 08:24:00 am »
Don't forget about my for sale thread, I have lots of stock parts for sale! 
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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2010, 11:32:57 am »
tee hee hee,lol haha.......no i'm not laughing at you,but i almost threw the bolts in,damn! :o
should have! sorry

seriously right after you said shipped I thought to myself... "oh wait... bolts? uh oh."
No worries though I'm sure I'll figure it out. I'm getting a dresser bolt set so I may just go with hex allen heads.

Don't forget about my for sale thread, I have lots of stock parts for sale! 

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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2010, 11:46:26 am »
Your pics are great! Off topic I know but what camera do you use?

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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2010, 11:56:38 am »
Your pics are great! Off topic I know but what camera do you use?
Thank you I really appreciate that. Incidentally if anyone has requests for specific pics of anything before (or while) it gets totally torn apart please let me know.


My camera, click for information/review from Ken Rockwell

pretty sure all those were taken with my 50mm f/1.8 lens
I'd have to check the exif data to confirm.
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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2010, 12:35:11 pm »
Dood, is that in your house?

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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2010, 12:43:38 pm »
Dood, is that in your house?

Garage, yes.
And yes I did carpet the garage :smug:

I have white carpet for when the red totally craps out on me. But I'm afraid that will get too messy too fast.

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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2010, 01:03:19 pm »
Not used to seeing a carpeted garage or red carpet.   ;D

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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2010, 02:21:11 pm »
Not used to seeing a carpeted garage or red carpet.   ;D

red carpet treatment for all of my babies. what can I say?

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« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2010, 03:34:51 pm »
Nice camera! Wish mine was that nice...
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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2010, 05:51:17 pm »
Nice camera! Wish mine was that nice...

I got a good deal on it. $1000 on craigslist.

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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2011, 10:31:10 am »
alright you know it's bad when you forget that you have a build thread.
sorry for the lack of updates.

Right now I'm about to go pick my cylinder head, jugs, and cam up from manassas honda. I dropped them off to be checked and the diagnosis is not good.

There's water damage to the cylinders so they'll have to be bored.
I goofed up taking off the gasket material and the head is out by .003" in a spot so that'll have to be leveled.
Surprisingly the cam is still in good shape though.



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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2011, 10:45:48 am »
and while i'm at it... here's a couple more pics of my workshop.


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Re: GnarlyCharlie4u's 1977 CB750K
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2011, 11:01:04 am »
Just don't pose on the red carpet for us!  :D

 

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