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  1. Yeah, take the head off, and look at the...

    Yeah, take the head off, and look at the cylinders. Probably easier to just spray the shit out of the piston rings with some PB blaster if you have the head off. Just keep doing it and keep trying...
  2. Diesel fuel down the plug holes if it's just...

    Diesel fuel down the plug holes if it's just stuck rings. Let it sit a week then then try to kick it over(with the plugs out). What's the oil look like? Make sure there aren't any chunks in it, or...
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    I really cant afford to put more than a couple...

    I really cant afford to put more than a couple hundred into this bike. I have an '87 4Runner that needs some stuff to be trail-ready by spring, I have a '75 Cb750 that needs its big bore before...
  4. Oh, also, Geet's right again about the...

    Oh, also, Geet's right again about the detabbing/build plan. I've done so many things over on this bike. I fell into a lot of the noob traps(like clubmans that hit the gauges. Now any bike I see with...
  5. My bike's only flat black because I'm still...

    My bike's only flat black because I'm still refining the bodywork. I plan on making a new tank and seat over the winter. I have been told it looks mean with my black Astars jacket and flatblack...
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    It's the stock rod. It says Yamaha on one side...

    It's the stock rod. It says Yamaha on one side and 583 on the other. How much play should the wrist pin have? Thanks, Jim
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    Possible to bush XT500 rod small end?

    I know XT500 connecting rod small ends are copper coated, and this is known to be a weak point when racing or running them hard. The one I just got looks like most of the copper is worn off. Most...
  8. That's my '75 Cb750. It has a '77 Gl1000 frontend...

    That's my '75 Cb750. It has a '77 Gl1000 frontend (brakes work killer). I built everything on the bike, including the fiberglass seat, seat cover (hand sewn, damn I wish I had had a sewing machine....
  9. That's my '75 Cb750. It has a '77 Gl1000 frontend...

    That's my '75 Cb750. It has a '77 Gl1000 frontend (brakes work killer). I built everything on the bike, including the fiberglass seat, seat cover (hand sewn, damn I wish I had had a sewing machine....
  10. http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz67/Jimcosenza...

    http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz67/Jimcosenza/Cb750/iphone009.jpg
  11. http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz67/Jimcosenza...

    http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz67/Jimcosenza/Cb750/iphone009.jpg
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    Awesome, thanks hillsy. Looks like 3 thousandths....

    Awesome, thanks hillsy. Looks like 3 thousandths. Also a lot of other good info. Jim
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    Awesome, thanks hillsy. Looks like 3 thousandths....

    Awesome, thanks hillsy. Looks like 3 thousandths. Also a lot of other good info. Jim
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    The cases look nice and flat(new old cylinder...

    The cases look nice and flat(new old cylinder fits tight) and the studs look and feel good. It did bust a chunk outta the camchain side where the three small bolts are. Guess I'll have to shell out...
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    The cases look nice and flat(new old cylinder...

    The cases look nice and flat(new old cylinder fits tight) and the studs look and feel good. It did bust a chunk outta the camchain side where the three small bolts are. Guess I'll have to shell out...
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    Oh and I just looked at the stock base nuts and...

    Oh and I just looked at the stock base nuts and studs better. Yep, a few of them have threads pulled out. I guess you're right FR. Musta just pulled some threads out and let the cylinder lift and...
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    Oh and I just looked at the stock base nuts and...

    Oh and I just looked at the stock base nuts and studs better. Yep, a few of them have threads pulled out. I guess you're right FR. Musta just pulled some threads out and let the cylinder lift and...
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    Never mind on the nuts, I found them for $44!...

    Never mind on the nuts, I found them for $44! Ouch.
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    Never mind on the nuts, I found them for $44!...

    Never mind on the nuts, I found them for $44! Ouch.
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    Thanks for the info. Yeah, the stock piston is...

    Thanks for the info. Yeah, the stock piston is 87mm. I tried to put the Arias in the stock cylinder and it wouldn't fit. Measuring with a small measuring tape(obviously not very accurate, but most of...
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    Thanks for the info. Yeah, the stock piston is...

    Thanks for the info. Yeah, the stock piston is 87mm. I tried to put the Arias in the stock cylinder and it wouldn't fit. Measuring with a small measuring tape(obviously not very accurate, but most of...
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    Got an XT500 with a built (broke)motor

    My bro-in-law's dad just gave me two bikes for free that have been sitting in his garage in Utah for at least ten years. One is a 1978 DT125 that I got running in about an hour. The other, which is...
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    It was sunny again, so I took off the rain pants,...

    It was sunny again, so I took off the rain pants, which slipped right over my sopping wet Chuck Taylors (bought just for this trip). 41 miles later I stopped in Wamsutter to put them back on, as the...
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    Around 12:30 PM I got to Rawlins, NE. I ate a...

    Around 12:30 PM I got to Rawlins, NE. I ate a sandwich and a banana, and drank a Monster, which was a mistake because it gave me heartburn. As I adjusted my forever-stretching chain, a huge dark...
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    I almost forgot. As I loaded the bike to leave...

    I almost forgot. As I loaded the bike to leave the hotel, one of my fully tensioned 4ft bungee straps slipped out of my hand and cracked me just above my left eye. It sounded like someone hitting a...
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