Recent content by Kajpaj

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    Vapor blasting/honing

    Hello folks! A small update, the initial blasting did not produce the desired results, the finish was more of a sandblasted VS the "newly casted" looks I am going for. I reached out to the Tacoma Company and the direction I got was that glass beads from Harbor Freight is not actually glass...
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    Vapor blasting/honing

    Hello folks, After rebuilding my 1980 CB750C I decided I wanted to tear it down and do a full restoration including getting the frame powder coated and cleaning the carbs and engine block to a "factory new" look. After about 30 minutes of cleaning and polishing the cam shaft cover I decided that...
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    Installing cam chain guide without pulling head [1980 CB750C DOHC]

    Hello folks, I recently did a top rebuild of my engine and for reasons I would not like to get into, the cam chain tensioner guide was not installed. Do I have to pull the head off to install it or is there a possibility to avoid that? I have attached a picture of the part if I am using the...
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    Engine will only start with handlebars to the left [80 CB750 Custom]

    Alright, folks, Finally got some time to work on the bike today and a little bit yesterday. Yesterday, I soaked all the connectors of the wire harness in vinegar to clean them up and after reconnecting everything voila, the engine would turn when the front wheel pointed in any direction...
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    Engine will only start with handlebars to the left [80 CB750 Custom]

    Hello folks, thank you for the responses. Before going down the symptoms, this is a bike that last ran in 1990, I basically bought it in pieces, so it is by no means in running condition, I did a top rebuild replacing piston rings, lapping valves and adjusting shims, etc. I got the engine to...
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    Engine will only start with handlebars to the left [80 CB750 Custom]

    Hello folks! Just as the subject states, the bike will only start if I point the front wheel to the left. Initially, I had a range on the left side where the engine would start but now I have to point the wheel all the way to the left. My best guess is that there is a worn-down cable somewhere...
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    Looking for a friend (not that kind) - Bay Area, California

    Thank you Jimbonaut, Did I by any chance post this in the wrong place or are people scared I will rob them? Best, Kaj
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    Looking for a friend (not that kind) - Bay Area, California

    Hello forum! Despite my mother telling me not to meet with strangers online, I am looking for someone who owns a CB750 DOHC Custom in the Bay Area. I am currently working on a barn project and would love to get up close and personal with a complete and working bike. I am fairly laid back...
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    1980 CB750C Restoration

    Hey Forum! Much to my fiancé’s laughs in disbelief, I bought a complete project bike, the bike it self has not ran for about 20 years. As you can see the bike does not only need some tlc but also parts... I am a complete novice when it comes to bikes and gas engines so you cannot dumb things...
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