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    1982 GS750E Monoposto (not a cafe racer)

    I just finished a semi-custom restoration of an '82 GS750E. I always liked early GS's but did not care for the long bench seat or the way the logos and stripes all slanted towards the middle of the...
  2. "It's been 17 years since I've been on the track...

    "It's been 17 years since I've been on the track with anything. "


    Be careful as the track day riders are significantly faster now than 17 years ago! Heck, even 5 years ago! Good idea to start...
  3. And would you steer or countersteer?

    And would you steer or countersteer?
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    So if you didn't go to donate, you wouldn't need...

    So if you didn't go to donate, you wouldn't need blood in the first place...
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    "Model" being a key word... nice one. : )

    "Model" being a key word... nice one. : )
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    Neat looking design, but it: 1. makes the frame...

    Neat looking design, but it:
    1. makes the frame VERY wide right behind the motor (susceptible to crash damage and limits exhaust options) and adds heavy/complex bracing
    2. requires a very complex...
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    The brake lever (P/N 02F-0016AS ) is currently...

    The brake lever (P/N 02F-0016AS ) is currently mounted on the outside of the rotating hub (0F-0016S). Can you move it to the inside of that hub so that it is in line with the brake actuator...
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    [QUOTE=DesmoDog;342532]That Ducati looks...

    [QUOTE=DesmoDog;342532]That Ducati looks familiar... we met very briefly, absolutely no reason you would remember (and honestly I remember the bike, not you) at Mid

    Yup, same bike... I think we...
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    Thanks Guys. A buddy and I made the lifts...

    Thanks Guys.

    A buddy and I made the lifts using sailboat battcars and track for the rail system (very MacGyver'd) and an electric winch. Pics of the battcar and rail:

    ...
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    Unfortunately we are landlocked so my 2.5-car...

    Unfortunately we are landlocked so my 2.5-car garage is all the space I have to work with (plus I promised the wife I would always leave room to park our two cars, thus the bike storage lifts). In a...
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    Yeah, the battery must have been marginal from...

    Yeah, the battery must have been marginal from new. The bike fires immediately so never a need to hold the button more than a couple seconds.
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    Looks like a short in the battery... tried a...

    Looks like a short in the battery... tried a known good battery and everything was fine (except the starter..). Put old battery back in and as soon as I turned on the key (headlight/taillight load...
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    I believe the bulbs are stock but will check. I...

    I believe the bulbs are stock but will check. I did a 75 mile ride last weekend with no issues other than a flat tire! (nail)
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    I ran a new system ground (battery to chassis)...

    I ran a new system ground (battery to chassis) with no improvement. Are there any component-specific grounds that you would recommend that I try?
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    CB550F Wierd Problem...

    Not sure if this issue took out my starter or if a bad starter was the cause, but here is my new dilemma... when I turn on the key after the bike has sat for a while, I get no lights, horn, etc. and...
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    1977 CB550F Starter Problem

    Hi Guys;

    I have a CB50F with a bad starter. I have never rebuilt a starter...is it usually the brushes that go bad? Looked into OEM replacement starters but they appear to be obsolete. Mine...
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    I think about half of them are you marveling at...

    I think about half of them are you marveling at how many views it has.
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    The cable is like new but will replace anyway.

    The cable is like new but will replace anyway.
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    I measured (digital fish scale) the pull...

    I measured (digital fish scale) the pull resistance:17 lbs I then removed the Disc B and one pressure plate(theory: reduce preload on the springs) and it measured a reasonable 11 lbs.

    I think...
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    Thanks Cyorg. I took another look and I do have...

    Thanks Cyorg. I took another look and I do have the Disc B (it is thicker than the std plates).

    Reassembled with extra grease on lifter and played with cable routing, no change in lever pull...
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    Thanks Mike! I see a used set of OEM springs on...

    Thanks Mike! I see a used set of OEM springs on eBay, will ask for measurement and if closer to the min will likely buy. I really do not believe the PO replaced the springs, so maybe a combo of new...
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    For you guys with a CB550F... could you please...

    For you guys with a CB550F... could you please explain or provide a pic of the proper clutch cable routing? My cable seems to move freely and does not appear to be the cause of my problem, but the...
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    The clutch springs appear to be stock but not...

    The clutch springs appear to be stock but not sure how to tell? The minimum height spec for an uncompressed spring is 1.2" and mine are at 1.4" Partzilla and HondaPartsHouse do not even list OEM...
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    1977 CB550F Clutch Questions

    The clutch pull was very stiff so I checked the easy things (cable routing, cable lube), with no change. Pulled the clutch cover and found the friction plates are out of spec so will buy new. All 7...
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    You are kidding, right? 2-pack paint (I believe...

    You are kidding, right? 2-pack paint (I believe it is some sort of epoxy but don't quote me) is nearly indestructible and looks just like the paint in the pic. I used same on my Ducati frames and...
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