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Author Topic: Good to be here, greetings from NC  (Read 264 times)

Offline echo

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Good to be here, greetings from NC
« on: Nov 29, 2017, 23:01:25 »
I've joined this forum after getting a lot of great information from browsing the posts.  Good to be here in the company of many experts and, well, colorful people!  I am getting back in the bikes after a long break. 

I first bought a CB750A (queue the laugh track) ca. 2010 and got my feet wet doing things like carb cleaning, valve tappets adj, points, etc.  I miss that thing, it was a great ride for being basically a giant scooter :P  Later I got an ugly CM400T cheap and busied myself doing things I had no business doing.  By that I mean a doing top end job on the sly in an old abandoned house because I had no garage or place to work on it.  I remember trying to pull the head bolts and encountering a huge amount of resistance backing some of them out.  When I got those bolts out I was horrified to see ALL the threads had stripped off and remained in the cases  :(.  I still feel like I did something wrong but I assume the bolts were just seized/fused.  Anyways it began a downward spiral that was me reaming out the holes with a cordless drill and trying helicoils, followed by big serts.  They were off-angle of course and I was barely able to put the bolts back in at the end (not to mention anyone's guess the real torque on the bolt!!).  It ran but it leaked oil and I got rid of it.  Just a quick horror story for ya.

So fast forward to today, I've got a new '72 CL175 and a garage to work on it in (never end a sentence with a preposition!).  I've done the adjustments and replaced tires, control cables, brakes and some other small stuff.  But now I've had it out, seen some more work may be needed (I will ask about that in another post).  Hope to hear from you all thanks

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: Good to be here, greetings from NC
« Reply #1 on: Nov 30, 2017, 03:45:08 »
Welcome!
Lighter, Quicker, Faster.
ZX-14, 900F x 2, 1100F, R100, CBR600, SR500, GT500, RZ350, KZ1000 x 2, Moto Guzzi Lemans lll, CBX550, RD 350, 750 SOHC police special, RG250, TL1000R, GT750, KTM Super Duke 1290 R, Harris/Z-1, Norton 750 Commando, Green 77 KZ650

Offline trek97

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Re: Good to be here, greetings from NC
« Reply #2 on: Nov 30, 2017, 07:38:01 »
Yes, welcome to DTT. 
My wife has a 78 CB400A.  And we BOTH love riding that bike.

Offline cxman

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Re: Good to be here, greetings from NC
« Reply #3 on: Nov 30, 2017, 07:40:58 »
welcome

where in nc are you im in lexington
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others


Offline WhyNot

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Re: Good to be here, greetings from NC
« Reply #5 on: Nov 30, 2017, 08:22:55 »
yep, welcome.
2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
1975 Honda CB750K5 needs carb work
1974 Honda CB350F2 needs tins painted (being lazy)
1972 Honda CB175K2 roller no engine
1972 Honda CB/CL350 Engines need roller
1972 Honda CB100K2 needs kicker shaft
1990 Mitsubishi MM needs engine rebuild

Offline echo

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Re: Good to be here, greetings from NC
« Reply #6 on: Nov 30, 2017, 10:07:47 »
welcome

where in nc are you im in lexington

I am near Hillsborough NC

Offline Bozz

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Re: Good to be here, greetings from NC
« Reply #7 on: Nov 30, 2017, 11:52:54 »
Welcome!
(from Saxapahaw)
Cheers!
-Bozz

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Offline echo

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Re: Good to be here, greetings from NC
« Reply #8 on: Nov 30, 2017, 22:45:41 »
Welcome!
(from Saxapahaw)

I used to ride through Saxapahaw all the time when i lived in White Cross.  I hung around the shop at Davis Customs in those days and leaned a lot from Randy and Spud.  They used to have a fantastic 1930s Henderson motorcycle in a back room that was just gathering dust.

By the way friends, I posted about an issue on the engines thread yesterday  and I was hoping someone can chime in if you have a sec.  i just wondered if anyone can point me in the right direction  :)