« Last post by oasis on Today at 11:32:56 AM »
Looks awesome, love the way the wheels turned out!
Jeez this seems like a big project...sigh. I gotta put a new front tire on fix this can chain/ tensioner issue and maybe get a new oil filter.. If anyone lives near Essex county NJ I would be willing to pay for an expert mechanic job starting at 100
« Last post by bwaller on Today at 11:26:34 AM »
It's a hot setup and you'll likely feel a difference.
« Last post by Jerry Rxman Griffin aka MuthaF'er on Today at 11:23:05 AM »
Considering you are going bigger you may as well go faster and buy a new higher performance cam for $200. Use the best rocker arms you have or can find and don't worry about it. Do you plan on putting 50,000 miles on it!? Not likely.
« Last post by AintNoEasyWay on Today at 11:22:06 AM »
That sounds like a cool way to earn a bit of cash, does he have anything other than Hondas? (not that there's anything wrong with having just hondas) There were some interesting ideas tried out over the years. The valve testing is a good sign as well, see if you can borrow a spring compressor that will fit the 750, not all do. search the threads, can usually make a tool to make the ones that don't fit work, (a piece of pipe cut out a bit so you can reach in with a magnet or something to get the collets out) You can even use a G clamp with your new tool, if you have three or more hands and ninja fingers.
Hey enwri, glad you're back around. Yes, the collector I've been working for has all types of vintage motorcycles, Matchless, BMW, Norton, Yamaha, a CB750, 550, & 350, an Ariel. He is mostly partial to British bikes.
I bought a spring compressor from Sears, but it's a total POS & I plan to return it this weekend. It is not a motorcycle specific spring compressor, but the design should permit it to work on both cars & bikes. Unfortunately it is very poorly made. I'll have to find another alternative. I may just take my cylinder head over to the machine shop as well. My worry is that they won't, like you say, keep everything in exact order & put it back in its proper place. I want to be absolutely I put everything back properly & don't create any undo wear on parts.
Thanks to Hondaman's manual, I have the proper specs for the valves, & really everything in the engine.
How many miles are on it ? Looks like it was taken care of well.
37000 miles, its in really nice over all shape, runs perfect, and starts better then my modern bikes.
Nice job polishing the side covers.
Thanks man, thats why the whole restoration stated hahah :-)
Check for leaks around your boots, mine where leaking pretty bad.
How would this effect compression with the rockers loose ?
That bike will make an outstanding restoration. Looking forward to this one.
Thanks! I can't wait till its done, I'm pretty excited about this one.