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Offline Flying J

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FFJMOORE 78 CB750f first bike sold it.
« on: July 26, 2008, 11:52:53 pm »
In the beginning there was.....



Here is how it looked when i sold it! 3-31-11


I bought this bike not running. They said it need at battery and had sat for 2 years.
So far i have changed the oil, stripped down the carbs and put them back together. When i slapped them back on Wa la. It ran. So i put some air in the flat tires and rode it up and down the street.

 It ran good as far as i could tell. its the only bike i have, nothing to compare it to. So back in the shop it went, tires are off waiting for some Dunlop404s( be in on Thurs). While I'm waiting I'm going to try and figure out how to replace the fork seals. There is oil all over the shock and the front calipers.

I'm also going to replace the break pads and drive chain while the tires are off.
Well is there any other stuff i need to do to make the bike road worthy or things i should do before i start riding it?

This is kinda what im going for. I also have a set of drag bars in the mail.
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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2008, 12:32:25 am »
my neutral light and oil light dont ever come on. I think this is the neutral switch right?
But where is the oil switch?

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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2008, 08:24:54 am »
Top side of the engine. Right behind the cylinders.
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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2008, 08:06:42 pm »
I read all the FAQ i could find on removing fork seals, boiling, 2" clamp, pry none of it worked.So i went and got a seal remover. it said it "works every time". Well the seal came out and now i need a new fork bottom.

WORKS EVERY TIME


I figured out why my neutral and oil light don't work. The black wire that runs from the headlight bucket to the lights had come apart so that will be an easy fix.

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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2008, 08:30:48 pm »
I take it that this is the seal removal tool.......... ouch
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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2008, 09:11:59 pm »
That's the culprit. I got the second one out ok but the inside still has some cuts in it so im going to go to the junkyard and get some replacments. Whats a fair price for a set of used shocks?

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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2008, 11:54:04 pm »
got my brake pad and fork seals from HONDA today. For $40+ you would think you were getting a set of pads front and rear. at least thats what i thought. But from HONDA you only get one. What a rip! and why would they think i only needed 1 pad. I hate my local honda shop already.

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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2008, 06:53:32 pm »
I got the new tires on and blead the brakes. Finaly got my real first ride. I have new pads chain and handlebars on the way. Here is my   first ride!

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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008, 07:26:25 pm »
Heh, I love the Photoshop motion blur on your photo!

Take inspiration where ever you can get it... even if its in your own mind.

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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2008, 11:09:40 pm »
awesome....first ride.....WITH THE CLUTCH PULLED IN..!!!!!!   how do you do that... ;D ;D

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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2008, 05:02:05 pm »
Took its first 150 mile ride today. Lots of chain noise. hopefully a new chain will help that.
Oh and i got a new seat!


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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2008, 05:25:49 pm »
yeah "that" seat has gone. did you burn or bury it ?
congrats on getting her running
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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2008, 04:10:30 am »
Just a seat makes so much of a difference.   :o ;) ;D ;D

How's it running other than the chain noise?
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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2008, 04:51:12 am »
Looking good so far, good luck on the rest of it!
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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2008, 07:52:59 am »
Glad you got rid of that brown lump, it looked like you were smuggling illegal immigrants in there or something.  ;D
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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2008, 03:08:52 pm »
i thought it was one of those yard bags stuffed with leaves. ;)

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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2008, 07:22:58 am »
Wow that seat's made a difference.. nice. And well done on bringing it back to life.
Be worth checking the Comstars over, the rivets can be loose from corrosion. Depends on the climate and history somewhat but worth a look.

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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2008, 06:19:12 pm »
Soooooo much better with that seat! Keep it up. Where are you located? Are you in BC?
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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2008, 02:50:46 pm »
the bike is in the shop getting synced while its in i painted my badges. My tank is now a flat black rattle can. didnt turn out to great but i think if i sand it down alittle and throw on a fresh coat it will even out. Anyway ill post somepics when i get it back. Here are tha badges. I think they look good on the black tank.

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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2008, 03:02:20 pm »
well i got my bike back and the mechanic says its the best running F hes seen in a long time. Im going to re-do my compresion test because i dont think i did it right and the numbers were probabaly low because of the quality of gauge i am using. I took a look at my vales frome the adjuster holes and they looked ok to me. I dont really know what im looking for but the had oil on them and they look flat and not mushroomed. heres a pic.

so i think i just might have one of the good running F motors.(knocks on wood) The carb sync took a lot of vibration out of the bike as well as quieting down the exhaust. and runs much smoother at idle. Im slowly collecting parts and then ill hopefully do a teardown this winter to powdercoat the frame and clean things up for a new seat and tank.
current progress
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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2008, 11:11:51 am »
We need to have a intervention about those socks.. dont ever do that again.
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« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2008, 11:50:13 am »
We need to have a intervention about those socks.. dont ever do that again.

 LMO  ;D,,bike is looking good

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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2008, 02:50:48 pm »
We need to have a intervention about those socks.. dont ever do that again.
yeah, that look really goes with how the bike looked at that point in time.

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Re: 78 CB750f first bike and cafe conversion
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2008, 02:52:03 pm »
We need to have a intervention about those socks.. dont ever do that again.
yeah, that look really goes with how the bike looked at that point in time.

 good cover  ;D