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Author Topic: 1980 CB900F Build  (Read 4178 times)

Re: 1980 CB900F Build
« Reply #60 on: Aug 06, 2018, 06:18:36 »
White trace! On the wires! thanks CXman, turns out I had them backwards. My god I have awoken a beast, I got so used to it running on two cylinders that when I finally got it going on four I couldn't believe the noise and revs I could achieve.
Now I have to order float needles and a fuel tap to stop the two petrol leaks I have. Also I will look at getting some new cables custom made to fit.
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Re: 1980 CB900F Build
« Reply #61 on: Aug 06, 2018, 07:55:39 »
they are a blast to ride just wait i love mine
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Re: 1980 CB900F Build
« Reply #62 on: Oct 12, 2018, 03:27:58 »
What adventures I've had! So I got the new float needles and stopped the leaking from there and also put a new fuel tap on and stop the petrol leaking from there too but now its weeping out of the carby bowl. (Pictured) I have ordered new gaskets for them. One day this bike wont leak fuel!
I sent the cables away to get shortened and they come back a perfect fit! pays to measure things twice.
The fuel temp sender that I put in the sump is also leaking oil. (Pictured)
Bike stopped charging so I replaced the coil and now its working.
I have been for a few short rides and just the other day it sounded a bit "crunchy". I thought that the chain might have a seized section in it so I rolled it on to the hoist to check it but before I could get it on it stopped rolling dead in its tracks. Turns out the front caliper bolts were only hand tight and the nuts had fallen off, the bolt was sticking out hitting the forks! Glad I worked that out in the garage and not on the road. So now I have to order a new bolt and some nuts.
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Re: 1980 CB900F Build
« Reply #63 on: Oct 12, 2018, 04:32:23 »
Correction - Rotor bolts, not caliper bolts.

Also looking in to a fork and swing arm conversion next winter. Taking ideas now though.
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Re: 1980 CB900F Build
« Reply #64 on: Oct 12, 2018, 10:52:22 »
Damn, you got lucky on that rotor bolt. Make sure to loctite those when you reinstall. Use the Red stuff.

For the leaky sender on the sump, next time you do an oil change (after you've drained the oil), clean everything with acetone or alcohol. Then use some Yamabond, a tiny bit on the threads and some on the sealing surface to seal it up. Let it set up overnight before you fill it with oil again.
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