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A Soul of an Old Machine

A generous biker let me take this 1982 CB750F motor off of his hands for free (sure his wife didn’t mind either). Only 20K miles on it. Now looking for a free frame and wheels. As it turns out, a $29USD Walmart plastic container will hold an engine, and it won’t fall out of the […]

CB750F: Day 35: Totally Idle

Left unable to bench sync the butterfly valves, I finally pulled the bolt out only to find that it was in clearly bad shape. When the nut reaches a certain point, it just won’t go any further. On my carbs, the nut is threaded, and so too is the mounting point on the rod (that […]

CB750F: Day 34: High Idle

Today I received my set of Vessel JIS screwdrivers and at the shop the screws on the carb shrouds didn’t slip once they are pretty great. In preparation to start the bike I re-attached the exhaust system and torqued it all to spec (98in/lb header bolts, header-pipe attachment 16ft/lb, rear shock 18ft/lb, hanger 30ft/lb. Some […]

CB750F: Day 33: Carburetor Reinstallation Complete

Tonight I completed installing the carburetors but did not have time to test them. One of the mistakes that I made was that I was babying the carburetors and the air-box side intake shrouds. When you stare at and literally play with the few parts (carb rack, shrouds, and retaining clips) you see that there […]

CB750F: Day 32: Bolts and Shrouds

The front-most frame bolt was nagging me so I figured now is as good a time as any to get it in. It was kind of funny because when that bolt was in there the front-right forward frame bolts would not go in. Pat said to get the jack and use the tapered metal rods […]

CB750F: Day 31: Reassembly Continues

Reassembly continues along with lessons learned. Shifter rubber install: As you can see it doesn’t look like it would fit, that is, until you boil the rubber in hot water! Drive sprocket cover install: Without incident. New kickstand rubber: Pried the old one out. New one slipped right in with a little grease. Began front […]

CB750F: Day 30: Even More Reassembly

Got a few things done tonight all it won’t look it.Here is my work list:

CB750F: Day 29: More Reassembly

Tonight I had high hopes of achieving completion of many tasks despite lots of evidence that I could not work that quickly.

CB750F: Day 28: Reassembly

A lot of work and preparation and parts-shipments seem to have come together in perfect timing to allow for a lot of reassembly work to begin. As usual how things when was mostly a matter of preparation in reading the service manual and talking to Pat and having some patience while doing the work and […]

CB750F: Day 27: Slow and Steady

Tonight was very “out of the flow” kind of night.