And if you're worried about draining the bowls you can always just add a fuel pump:
12V 80 LPH Fuel Pump for Honda CBR600F CBR600F2 CBR600F3 TRX350 1987 2000 Metal | eBay
This is a discussion on 1979 GS750E did right within the Project Builds forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; No worries. Are you planning on using that tap you put the pic up of? Looks a little primitive is all. Is there a vac ...
No worries. Are you planning on using that tap you put the pic up of?
Looks a little primitive is all. Is there a vac port on your carbs? My early (kickstart equipped) gs 750 parts manual shows a vac diaphragm tap but this somewhat clearer pic from my gs thou shop manual gives you a manual on off type like that which you have now.
options are there and unless you start making a shitload more power from the mill than it likely pumps now, i doubt you'll drain the bowls via lack of flow rate from the standard types in a hurry. Higher (sustained too) high speed touring on my 81 gsx1100 has never shown up a propensity of the tap to starve and thouh not race spec, when the chocks are pulled the big girl does slake her thirst pretty hard.
i like the fibre type washers personally, copper doesn't appreciate reuse and aluminium less so.
BFF of Ken, inheritor of same status with Tex, erstwhile defender of young Kerry, and general village idiot sans village. Glen.
Last edited by Cyorg; 02-09-2015 at 07:14 PM.
'82 GS750E, '99 ZRX-1100
"Tossing a few cherries on the manure wagon doesn't make it the dessert cart."
Danger, is my business."
Got progressive front and rears, fork seals, front and rear all balls wheel bearings, all balls steering stem bearings, fuel filter and some other minor things.
Rebuilt the rear caliper and master cylinder, fixed the leaky petcock, and repaired the headlight switch a few days ago.
did the forks today...
By the looks of the dust boots, the rusty mess that used to be the retaining ring, and the seals that were frozen solid to the forks, as well as the grey ooze that was fork oil, I don't think this has been serviced in a while. I went with 20wt oil and preloaded the springs 1/2" to start. Ordered new retaining rings and dust boots today too, so those should be here some time this week.
As soon as those come in I'll be able to button up the front end.
After that I just need to install the rear wheel bearing and she'll be rolling again.
Things to do this week:
-Change the oil
-Change front and rear brake fluids
-Safety wire everything back down
One question: the bike came with a steering damper. the mounts were on the left fork leg, just below the bottom triple as well as on the frame tube. I installed the damper to the mounts and the damper reaches its end before the tree hits the steering stops (and yes I tried adjusting the damper). Is this how it's supposed to work or do I need a longer damper?