1982 CB750F...Better Devil

Jimbonaut

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irk miller said:
I've used all three brands with great success. There really isn't a difference material-wise in each brand gasket. Fitment from better dies seems to be what separates most of them from each other. Cometic will also do an MLS head gasket, which IMO is a better deal. I use copper on most of my bored motors, but both of my 750 choppers have the graphite Cometic head gaskets.
Irk, mind expanding on this a bit - what's an MLS gasket, and when you say you use copper do you mean a copper gasket?
 

irk miller

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The Jimbonaut said:
Irk, mind expanding on this a bit - what's an MLS gasket, and when you say you use copper do you mean a copper gasket?
MLS = Multi Layered Steel. There are many that will argue that this is the most superior head gasket. Copper is copper gasket and some will argue they are superior, while other will say the opposite. If you anneal copper correctly, it's actually a pretty great gasket and it can used over and over.
 

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And thanks for the hook-up Nybz - I got in touch with genesound over on the other forum and will be ordering just ordered a set of his blue Viton valve seals. Much obliged 8)
 

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Was going to go pick up some stuff but we had some snow last night and, well, nope.
















It's a sno-hawk ::)
 

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The Jimbonaut said:
Was going to go pick up some stuff but we had some snow last night and, well, nope.
















It's a sno-hawk ::)
Almost need to convert your klr into a snowhawk

https://www.snowmobile.com/manufacturer/polaris/boivin-s-unique-snow-hawk-innovation

 

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Car's still stuck in the back alley - rigging that ^^ up to the KLR would get me around town in style. Missus has snow pants so she's got no excuse for not hanging off the back either.

Bummed - head's ready to pick up and the frame could go to powdercoat but until the back alley gets cleared - or I buy a vehicle waaaay more suited to Montreal winters - I'm square-wheeled.
 

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Man, I miss my GTI. I had Conti ProContact all weather's on it and it did great in the snow. Only got stuck once ever, but it was much easier to push out than my truck was ;D
 

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It's a great car, but it's getting shafted in Montreal. If I could get some good money out of it I'd probably switch it for a decent all-wheel drive, the Mazda CX3 would do it. But I'd be perfectly happy with a beater truck too. It may not have the go of the gti, but all that gets me is speeding tickets anyway.
 

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I love my Yaris, it's almost as big inside as the GTI, half the cost to operate and I got mine for 3500 bucks with 230K Km on it and it now has 344K. After I finish lifting it and putting the AT winter rated 4 season tires on it will plow right through that. THat being said, I'd love to have a Golf GTI too, if I could afford to operate it.
 

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To be honest mate, running costs on the car are pretty good. Hasn't cost me anything really in maintenance, and the few parts that did crap out were generally covered by extended warranties.

That's not strictly true. The fuel sensor crapped out a week after its warranty ran out, followed by the fuel pump shortly after. But the service at VW has been great, along with their roadside. Can't complain. Smoked a wild turkey on the highway a while back (gnarly), $3000 of damage. VW took care of it, and gave the front end a new paint job. But you're onto something with that baja yaris man - that's the kind of vehicle I need. Today more than ever.
 

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The Jimbonaut said:
To be honest mate, running costs on the car are pretty good. Hasn't cost me anything really in maintenance, and the few parts that did crap out were generally covered by extended warranties.

That's not strictly true. The fuel sensor crapped out a week after its warranty ran out, followed by the fuel pump shortly after. But the service at VW has been great, along with their roadside. Can't complain. Smoked a wild turkey on the highway a while back (gnarly), $3000 of damage. VW took care of it, and gave the front end a new paint job. But you're onto something with that baja yaris man - that's the kind of vehicle I need. Today more than ever.
Mmmm... smoked turkey...

Is it lunch time yet?
 

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Back alley still not cleared (three days now - *&%$###$$%%$##@@@@##) so short of sticking some tracks on the thing I'm still snowbound. May have to make that guy an offer Farmer, or take up transcendental meditation.
 

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Holy crap. Spent 2 hours on the phone to the city last night bitching about the snow in the back alley - at midnight they finally sent a plough to clear that shit out. After three days of being stuck back there, finally - Freedom.

Full of the joys of all things liberated, jumped in the car and picked up my freshly-minted frame with its new hoop -



- just like Rhonda this one is also squared off. I think it looks great like this as opposed to one continuous semi-circular hoop, especially with the squared off K tank as well. It's about an inch longer than Rhonda's too on the request of my wife, who got tired of sitting half on the arse end of the seat and half on the rear tail light bracket. Gotta keep the ladies happy, am I right? Need to get me a pipe bender and a welder, but until then Kieran's the man. Smashed it, what a guy. Opened up his own shop in the east of the island - not just a great guy but a moto guy through and through. Champ. I added the crossbrace as well which will be the mount for both the seat and the rear fender. Hard to see in the photo but also welded in a mounting nut for the tank.

Also got out the worst of the dents in the tank I'm going to be using on this bike -



- some well-placed mud and she'll (hopefully) look spiffy. I'm not much of a body man - I've used filler before but not with a huge amount of success. Hopefully this tank'll come out way better than the shambles that was the '78 VW bus I fixed up once upon a time.
 

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Eyeing up a Nissin front brake master cylinder with a ⅝" piston diameter - can anyone tell me if that's the right piston for this bike? It has two calipers up front.
 

Jimbonaut

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I think I can answer my own question - ⅝" would pump more fluid and therefore be the right option for a dual caliper set up, no?
 

irk miller

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The Jimbonaut said:
I think I can answer my own question - ⅝" would pump more fluid and therefore be the right option for a dual caliper set up, no?
You size your mc bore based on caliper area. So technically, if you have a one piston caliper of 20 sq cm and a dual small piston caliper of the same area, then the m/c bore would be the same.
 

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