1982 CB750F brought back from the death

jungalist

Been Around the Block
Got bored yesterday so decided to make a chain cover from some leftover aluminum I had laying around. Pretty happy with the result.
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Also started on putting on an hydraulic clutch. Curious about how well it will work. Make myself a bracket to mount the slave cylinder so i didn't have to cut into the airbox and in case it sucks is easily reversible. Still have to route the hydraulic line and bleed the system, but will do that when I take out the wiring loom bacause I need to remove the headlight to do so.
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jungalist

Been Around the Block
So I got a bit busy last weekend, I hooked up the hydraulic clutch but the master cilinder had a pinhole in the casting, leaking oil everywhere and unable to build pressure. At this point i had it with this cheap sh*t and decided to just bin it.

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Since I had to take it out I wanted to do an upgrade and make the adjustable handle I had laying around work on this bike anyway.
The handle is of an cb600F but when fitted to the CB750F housing it sticks way to much forward, so picked up a honda NT650V handle, gave it some paint and put it on together with the original cable. Feels good at least having matching handles!
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Also took the wiring harness out and stripped it down, found out why I had some bad connections towards the taillight...
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Some old twist & tape hackjob / bodge was revealed and fixed it with new wires, solder and heatshrink.
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All taped in and ready to go back on. Connectors cleaned with contact spray
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Sderbyshire

Into Sailing, classic Triumph cars and motorbikes.
On the 750F I just rebuilt i had some issues with the multipin connectors being corroded, particularly the red one to the cdi units which made it run on 2 cyls for a while!

they’re neater than the mass of bullet connectors on the ‘70s bikes but getting old now
 

Maritime

Over 10,000 Posts
On the 750F I just rebuilt i had some issues with the multipin connectors being corroded, particularly the red one to the cdi units which made it run on 2 cyls for a while!

they’re neater than the mass of bullet connectors on the ‘70s bikes but getting old now
you can pull the pins out, clean and dielectric grease and re-assemble to get rid of the corrosion in those.
 

Jimbonaut

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Far, far from OEM but really good connectors, especially for people like me who are significantly challenged when it comes to wiring -



Wago lever nuts. You trim the wires you want to connect, flip up the orange lever, insert a wire into each of the three holes, and snap back the lever. Rock solid - I used them on the taillight and rear indicator wiring on my 750. The best part is, if you mess up, which I do - a lot - then you just flip up the orange lever and start over. Cheap too.
 

jungalist

Been Around the Block
Far, far from OEM but really good connectors, especially for people like me who are significantly challenged when it comes to wiring -



Wago lever nuts. You trim the wires you want to connect, flip up the orange lever, insert a wire into each of the three holes, and snap back the lever. Rock solid - I used them on the taillight and rear indicator wiring on my 750. The best part is, if you mess up, which I do - a lot - then you just flip up the orange lever and start over. Cheap too.
Wago's do not belong in anything automotive, period!:rolleyes:;)
Solder or crimping is the only way to go in my opinion...
 

Maritime

Over 10,000 Posts
I don't think I'd trust those either. I've had issues with even cheap crimp connectors. I use solder and shrink if permanent and the good old vintage connectors crimp bullets or multi spade and socket for things that need to come apart.
 

Maritime

Over 10,000 Posts
Solid opinion my man. No argument there. Just saying that these have served me well.
I think if they are mounted secure and out of weather you should be fine. I just don't like spring loaded electrical connections, or even open ones, reminds me too much of a merrett which has no place on a bike or car but folks use them too.
 

Jimbonaut

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I think if they are mounted secure and out of weather you should be fine. I just don't like spring loaded electrical connections, or even open ones, reminds me too much of a merrett which has no place on a bike or car but folks use them too.
For sure. Apologies jungalist for wading in with my size 11's. Enjoying the build mate.
 

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