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    New toys for Everyone!

    First of all, I want to say thanks to everyone who was trying to help me out:

    Jack, I kept trying to find a way to get up there but it just wasn't quite feasible. No matter what I did, it would have cost more to get the bike than I was paying for it. But never the less, thanks for the consideration.

    Tex, Thanks for the offers and the links to ebay. I actually tried to get that suzuki GS550 (it was only a 15 minute drive from me) but lost it in the last 4s of the auction. I didn't have the time to place another bid. I was pretty pissed about that too.

    But as fate would have it, I looked on craigslist monday morning and found a 1976 CB750F in Asbury Park, NJ. It still took several hours on the road and I had to borrow a pick-up from my uncle, but sitting under my deck is now a running CB750F. Woohoo!

    I will post some pictures and known problems as soon as I get a chance (i.e. the rain stops and I can get a replacement battery for my digital camera).

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    cool. congrats. love the f models!

    jc






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    great...then buy my f model!

    congrats lefty! let's see who can get theirs on the road first. i got a few days head start on you so i'll get back to procrastinating.

    good luck!

    texy


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    No problem Lefty! While I would have liked the space freed up I think you are much better off with a running bike to start with.

    If anyone else is intersted, same deal unless I get it running, then the price goes up.


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    Mine isn't too far from being semi road worthy.

    List of things needed to get on the road:
    - Tires (front and rear)
    - Throttle Cables (I tried lubing them and I think one may be frayed in the middle somewhere)
    - Front brake hose
    - Rear Brake Bleeder Valve is broken off in caliper
    - Turn signal flasher (Lights turn on but don't blink)

    There are other problems which I'll detail later, like the tank mount being held on by the seat. I have to get a new charger for my camera.

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    detach your carb end of the cable before you condeem it some times the carb linkage is in need of lubrication from weather and sitting .Id disconnect the carb end and spray lube and see .And lube everything that twists,, turns and slides.
    Congrats on your find BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN asbury park album was a fav of mine in the day .Racing in the Streets(the song) I built alot of sports cars with that song playing on loop.The boardwalk song SANDY well the whole album ah ha on cassett in those days.

    Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.

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    Thanks Lilbull,

    I detached both cables completely from the bike and taped a funnel to the top. I filled the funnel with oil and grabbed the cable end loosely with a pair of pliers and moved it back and forth for a while. The cables loosened up quite a bit but after putting them back on, the throttle still sticks and if I wiggle the one in front (I'm not sure which one that is) the throttle with wiggle back down with it. I figure at least the one cable is frayed on the inside?

    I also took off the throttle cable today and lubed that. I think the tach is bad? If I leave the tach cable off of the tach and run the motor, I can see the cable thing inside spinning pretty easily. Is there a way to get the tach apart without breaking it?

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    that involves cutting the outer ring with a dremel or somesuch and then glue or some kind of binder to hold the ring on after. might be better to buy a new on if that's really the issue.

    ...connoisseur of slack...

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    I have taken a Honda tachometer apart by prying the bottom of that chrome ring out, all the way around,with a small screwdriver; It can then be reassembled by crimping the ring back down with pliers. It's a tedious irritating job, but when I was finished you couldn't tell it had ever been apart (well, almost).

    Still probably easier to buy a new (used) one.


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    So I took the tach off of the bike and plan on cutting the ring off tonight. We'll see how that goes, it already doesn't work so the worst that can happen is that it works less.

    But on another note, I think my CB750F Supersport has a hondamatic tank on it. I knew it didn't look original so I have been looking online at other tanks and it seems to be the hondamatic. Not a big deal right now, but here's my question: will the stock CB750 tank rear rubber fit this tank?

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