Just picked up this 1981 CB750 Custom. Hoping to get it running this year and start on total restoration this winter. I have absolutely no idea what I am doing but got the bike for 400 dollars so I figure I don't have a lot to lose. Ignore the date. Changed batteries in the camera and did not set it.
Finally got around to draining the oil. When I removed the oil filter housing, I found the spring and washer that were supposed to be there missing. I also had to literally cut the crush washer off the drain bolt. I was able to find all the parts I need at this site. http://www.bikebandit.com/. I love this site. They have original parts drawings and numbers from the manufacturer.
This damn thing holds as much oil as my Wing does.
Bike bandit is fantastic. Z1 Enterprises is a good place for parts as well. I have sent them e-mails just asking for advice and they respond immediately. On a side note I found a 73 donor bike and got it running this week end. So did I win? Good luck.
There will be no starting this beast for a while. I took off the tank to drain it today. What came out was closer to lacquer than gas. It is 10 years old after all. When I removed the petcock assembly, all I got was the petcock. Everything else was missing. And a LOT of rust inside. I'm sure glad my goal was to get it started by the end of summer and not anytime sooner.
I know all to well about the mess situation. I just wish I had a garage. But until then I will make do with the living room.
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
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I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
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" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."
1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)