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Joined: Jun 05, 2017
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Location: Brooksville, ME

PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm in love. I've had a few bikes over the years. My first was an '86 Shadow 500. I enjoyed that bike a lot, rode it for 10 years and never needed anything except oil and tires. Sold it for twice what I paid for it too. BMW R80 airhead was my next bike, more torquey and fun, but my Mrs didn't like it on the comfort scale. For the past few years I've been riding a 1200cc Goldwing. We have had some nice rides, through the lovely areas in the white mountains of NH and home here in Maine, but I've been not riding it as much just because it's so big and difficult to move around in our gravel driveway by myself. A few years ago I bought a project '71 175cc Honda Scrambler and restored it pretty nicely. It was a real barn-find, something to teach my kids how to ride with and maybe grand-kids some day. But now I've got the bike that I will ride until I'm done riding. Perfect balance of comfort for the Mrs., torque and power for me, and geared just right for the kind of terrain where I live, windy two lane roads around coastal Maine. This 1981 CB750C is in really great original condition with 16k miles and cared for throughout. When I purchased it, the owner was frustrated because he had just bought a new battery for it, but it wouldn't start. He told me he had replaced the choke cable which gave me a clue as to why it would crank but not fire. I told him to get a can of starting fluid. One quick mist in the general direction of the air filter and she fired right up and purred like a kitten. Got it home and sorted out the choke issue in a couple of hours, careful with my new baby. He had hooked the cable in but not tightened the cable cable clamp down. So, anyway, I'm home with my new baby and happy as can be.

I've gone through it pretty carefully and everything seems right except for one thing which I can't figure out. The clutch side grip has about an inch and a half of empty grip at the end of the bar. I tried loosening the clamp and sliding it in, but the bars bend so that it doesn't seem like it can slide and clamp easily if I pushed it an inch and a half forward. The throttle side is fine, so I'm not sure what the deal is with that. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Glad to be here in this forum!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome to here wave

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome to the site circlefx ... Smile

Maybe the handlebar was cut for some reason .
Have you had both controls off and checked that both sides are the same length ?
The bar may be an aftermarket ... I believe stock bars have a control locator hole on the underside to receive the pin from the lower half of the control clamps . At least my '82 had that set up .
Are the weights in the bar ends ?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

Ether isn't good for any engine

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi wave

My favorite color scheme. Nice bike!

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1974 Triumph Trident T150v (future project)

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