I figured I would start a thread to document my current project. Some of the pictures have been posted up in the new member intro thread, but I'm sure I'll run into some snags along the way, so I'll start her up anew.
Excuse the quality of the pictures. They are all from my phone
Well, here's how I got her. 15,000 km on the clock, and older than me. 1978 CB750ss.
I trailered her home, and winterized it. I took out the battery, side panels, pod filters, and sprayed rust proofing on EVERYTHING... I hate storing a bike outside, and I didn't want it to corrode at all, even though it was tarped to hell and back.
I have a second set of carbs that I decided to give a once over to. I took them apart (on the kitchen table...) and put all the jets & needles in carb cleaner and soaked the carb bodies. I'm going to use the best parts from the 2 sets to make one good set of carbs. I need some new jets though. I've got pod filters, and a wolf exhaust with no baffles, so she's breathing pretty free.
I had the side panels in the car, and accidentally stepped on the one. It was cold, and the material is real brittle; I split it nearly in half. I melted the cracks together with a soldering gun, and I'll reinforce the back with screening and use a plastic repair kit to fill the front crack.
I've got a second set of comstars that I don't really need. The lips on the rims are a little dinged, but it would be cleaned up fairly easily.
I got a Kawi H2 replica seat from Pat Cowan. He does excellent fiberglass work, and he is only across town from me in Georgetown, so it was extremely convenient. I'm thinking gloss black, but I'm open to opinions.
I couldn't leave well enough alone, so I took the bike over to my grandmothers garage (I know... I know... but I don't have a garage right now, and what is family for. My 929 is stored there for the time being as well.) I started ripping it apart. I took off the exhaust, and I will get it sandblasted and I'll re-coat it with high heat header paint & then I'll wrap the headers. I want to figure out something for a baffle though. It is a wolf pipe (I think) and it appears it had a baffle in it at one time. Any ideas on that one?
I wanted to check out the seat and see what I would have to cut up from the tail.
the shocks were way too stiff, and had no play at all, so I knew they need a good cleanup. I dissassembled them and took the surface rust off with a 3M rust removal disk.
The front forks were a little rusted under the headlight brackets, and they had some light pitting. The rust removal disk made short work of that. I've got to put a set of progressive springs in, but when checking the manual, it states to use a good 10w-30 oil in the forks... I would much rather use a quality fork oil.
What is suggested for stock valving CB750 forks?