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Author Topic: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.  (Read 3059 times)

Offline BillyGoat4130

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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #30 on: Mar 02, 2017, 21:41:51 »
Red neck ultrasonic pinesol bath.

Does that work? I tried making something similar years ago and couldn't ever seem to do much for me. Share your secret lol
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Offline Drey6

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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #31 on: Mar 02, 2017, 23:18:30 »
If you can split racks in the future, or even for this one seeing how the carbs are separate-the cheap HF $80 cleaner has worked well for me. I used a distilled water mix with some lemon juice and PB Blaster.  Just flipped it around during the cycle since one end will be slightly exposed. AMAZED with the results! I remember the late night I was out there, stoked by how they came out!

Later on I had some stuck jets and poured from my PB Blaster gallon in the cleaner by itself, worked well. Insane how much I've used that PB bath on countless other items since. I save it in a container if going back to the distilled water mix, it's pricey!! Drop rusty parts in, wrench on the bike- come back and hit it with the steel wool and continue. I definitely want a more industrial unit in the future to save time if flipping s bike, drop that whole rack in, but for now it's been good to me. With coupon was just at $65 with tax. Top two are distilled mix before and after, and the other was after I did some quick polishing on the tops. I'm sure you have one in your own shop already, I think everyone on here has had this very unit at some point




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Offline Maritime

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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #32 on: Mar 03, 2017, 09:41:06 »
Does that work? I tried making something similar years ago and couldn't ever seem to do much for me. Share your secret lol

I had them in a big 4 gal jug I cut the top off then tried to put back on and it worked better but pinesol was flying everywhere, the coolers double wall took away most of the vibes. I am going to look for a tupperware big enough and try it again, this worked ok but I think another round in a thinner container would yield better results
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Offline BillyGoat4130

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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #33 on: Mar 03, 2017, 09:47:16 »
I had them in a big 4 gal jug I cut the top off then tried to put back on and it worked better but pinesol was flying everywhere, the coolers double wall took away most of the vibes. I am going to look for a tupperware big enough and try it again, this worked ok but I think another round in a thinner container would yield better results

Don't want to side-bar your thread, but what I found with mine was that although I had the strength of the oscillations, I didn't really have a high enough frequency/speed of them I figured to really make it work right. I built a big one out of a plastic 55 gallon drum, made lots of bubbles and I hung the part from the top thinking the cavitation would hit the parts and do some work, but I let it run about 8 hours once and couldn't tell any difference at all so I gave up on it.

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I'll keep an eye on this because I'd like to revisit mine if yours works good for you.
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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #34 on: Mar 03, 2017, 09:53:47 »
Glad to see you getting back to the wrenches, man.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #35 on: Mar 03, 2017, 10:14:25 »
Glad to see you getting back to the wrenches, man.

Thanks, me too.
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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #36 on: Mar 03, 2017, 10:19:00 »
Don't want to side-bar your thread, but what I found with mine was that although I had the strength of the oscillations, I didn't really have a high enough frequency/speed of them I figured to really make it work right. I built a big one out of a plastic 55 gallon drum, made lots of bubbles and I hung the part from the top thinking the cavitation would hit the parts and do some work, but I let it run about 8 hours once and couldn't tell any difference at all so I gave up on it.

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I'll keep an eye on this because I'd like to revisit mine if yours works good for you.

No worries. the 55 gal might just have been too big. When I had them in the windshield washer jug it really shook the shit out of them, literally stuff was just coming out like crazy but the pinesol went everywhere and I had to find a better container. the cooler was the only thing that they fit in but it barely aggitated at all.  I think the one sander in a 12"x12" x 12" approx container with non double walls would work well. Going to give them another round, they are a lot cleaner than they were but I think they can be cleaner.  also the damn cooler fell off the stool about 10 min in and I lost all my cleaner. Floor is spotless now though LOL.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #37 on: Mar 03, 2017, 10:22:58 »
If you can split racks in the future, or even for this one seeing how the carbs are separate-the cheap HF $80 cleaner has worked well for me. I used a distilled water mix with some lemon juice and PB Blaster.  Just flipped it around during the cycle since one end will be slightly exposed. AMAZED with the results! I remember the late night I was out there, stoked by how they came out!

Later on I had some stuck jets and poured from my PB Blaster gallon in the cleaner by itself, worked well. Insane how much I've used that PB bath on countless other items since. I save it in a container if going back to the distilled water mix, it's pricey!! Drop rusty parts in, wrench on the bike- come back and hit it with the steel wool and continue. I definitely want a more industrial unit in the future to save time if flipping s bike, drop that whole rack in, but for now it's been good to me. With coupon was just at $65 with tax. Top two are distilled mix before and after, and the other was after I did some quick polishing on the tops. I'm sure you have one in your own shop already, I think everyone on here has had this very unit at some point




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Yep those look great. I do not want to take mine apart and lose something or screw up the sync etc so I am going to try another container that is just big enough to fully submerge the two together.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

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Re: 82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #38 on: Mar 03, 2017, 14:30:40 »
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline Drey6

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82 Virago 750 help a buddy get back on the road winter project.
« Reply #39 on: Mar 04, 2017, 01:00:50 »
Thanks man! Yeah disassembling is not fun, if I knew it wasn't going to be a SLOW rebuild I would have opted for a quickie clean/rebuild but for a $150 bike I figure might as well take my time as funds open up quite a bit at that starting price.

Enjoying this rebuild thread! Nice to see someone genuinely help another out! I've been luck on the advice end for sure.

I once had an 82' Virago but had major title issues and dumped it- for the best. I had too many back burners as is and for once, looking back I made a good decision. Maybe that's what I'll drink to tonight, 1 good decision lolol. PS- your photo didn't load, but I am on tapatalk, not sure if that changes things!
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1975 Honda CB550
1980 Suzuki GS550 (673cc project)
1981 Honda CM400