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jm4nier20
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:07 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hi all. Just finally caught the bug to ride and got my brother's '80 CB750c running. The sucker has been sitting in my garage collecting dust for 5 years and he said if you fix it, it's yours. So now she breathes and is legally mine. Very Happy Didn't take much more than a battery and a carb cleaning to fire it up. I was amazed how easy it was to get it running after looking at it for sooo long. I also did an oil change after a few miles too. I have a used front tire to put on and i need to get a tube and a new chain. Now looking for chains I've seen prices from $18 to $122. At this point I'm pretty strapped for cash and a pussy footing new rider. Will the $18 JC Whitney chain get me by? I'm not trying to pull wheelies or smoke the tire. I am just dieing to Ride! and don't want to snap my rusty kinked chain going to work. And I wouldn't mind going over 30mph not in fear.
Also my front brake is really sqeakin. Is that something where I can just sand the pads and lube the plates like a car to try to quiet it or do i just need to replace the pads and maybe rotor?

Thanks for any responses and the info I've already found here!

I'll get a picture of her up here soon.

-Joe wave
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome to the site Joe ... Smile

That $18 chain will do you good enough . I run industrial chain from a tractor supply store that I buy in 10' ( $15) lengths and cut to proper length .

Give your brakes the car fix . The service limit on the pads is .24" ( 1/4" )

You should download the Factory service manual from our Tech Docs section .

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the reply. I looked online at local ag stores, (rural king, farm & fleet) and the sizes are in pitch. The manual says a rk50mo & did50v, and every where else I look says 530 x 106 link. What size might I be looking for from and industrial stand point?

I tried to search the forum and didn't come up with much on making chains. Maybe its basic for most but new to me. Maybe most people just buy what it calls for. lol

Thank - Joe

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I run 50HD . 50 standard will work , too .

Just run the rear axle forward . Run the new chain through and around the sprockets . Mark which link has to ground off . Cut the chain and insert the master link . Adjust the axle for proper tension .

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New Members Read This Thread :
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Checklist :
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Every man makes his own chains .
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jm4nier20
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Awesome. Thanks! Found chain and a link for $25 after tax. Can't beat that really. Can you get 2 chains out of a 10' roll?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome to the site Joe.

Please click on the link below and read the rules/regulations. It will take you about 3-4 minutes.

Thanks! 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=11546

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On a steel horse i ride
.mm to inch conversion chart
http://www.carolynrelei.com/inchchart.htm
picture posting
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=127
link to manuals + tech threads>
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=5
valve adjust thread>
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=12173&highlight=shim
check charging video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvRe9g_2gyM
carb cleaning thread>
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=13611&highlight=carb
verifying ground
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyNYlaoInUE
checking stator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v2LtHlvcqI
checking r/r
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDx3zgOLShY
checking rotor ohms thread>
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=1477&highlight=ohms
torque values thread >
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=81382#81382

http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=52
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=6935&highlight=shadow
http://www.weather.com/weather/extended/l/CAXX1175
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jm4nier20
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yep

I read this, http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=98405#98405 , right after I joined.
Then I read this, http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=11546 , after reading the first post after this, http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=68364#68364. which I have since printed out to take home and begin the more thorough and guided inspection with Sean's sweet check list.
beat it

Just kidding. Gotta keep some order around here. And you have. It's great site and outstanding resource. thumbs up

-Joe

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

we hope to make your stay as enjoyable as ours has been

jail

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On a steel horse i ride
.mm to inch conversion chart
http://www.carolynrelei.com/inchchart.htm
picture posting
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=127
link to manuals + tech threads>
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=5
valve adjust thread>
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=12173&highlight=shim
check charging video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvRe9g_2gyM
carb cleaning thread>
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=13611&highlight=carb
verifying ground
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyNYlaoInUE
checking stator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v2LtHlvcqI
checking r/r
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDx3zgOLShY
checking rotor ohms thread>
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=1477&highlight=ohms
torque values thread >
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=81382#81382

http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=52
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=6935&highlight=shadow
http://www.weather.com/weather/extended/l/CAXX1175
People are just as happy as they make up their
minds to be. ― Abraham Lincoln
http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss31/johnveinot/DSCF1663.jpg
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm glad that you didn't buy the chain from J.C., I got one and it really did fall apart! Then they refused to honor their warranty

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:30 pm Reply with quote Back to top

i used chain from the JD dealer

it lasts well

if it can handle a pto putting out over 100hp while turning manure spreader augers ..it should last

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On a steel horse i ride
.mm to inch conversion chart
http://www.carolynrelei.com/inchchart.htm
picture posting
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=127
link to manuals + tech threads>
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=5
valve adjust thread>
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=12173&highlight=shim
check charging video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvRe9g_2gyM
carb cleaning thread>
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=13611&highlight=carb
verifying ground
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyNYlaoInUE
checking stator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v2LtHlvcqI
checking r/r
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDx3zgOLShY
checking rotor ohms thread>
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=1477&highlight=ohms
torque values thread >
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=81382#81382

http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=52
http://www.cb750c.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=6935&highlight=shadow
http://www.weather.com/weather/extended/l/CAXX1175
People are just as happy as they make up their
minds to be. ― Abraham Lincoln
http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss31/johnveinot/DSCF1663.jpg
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Quote:
Yep

I read this,


You're a good man! 8)

We will come wrap your house tonight! peeper

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Frank wrote:
I'm glad that you didn't buy the chain from J.C., I got one and it really did fall apart! Then they refused to honor their warranty

I actually checked there because of a post you made about getting sprockets from there. Thanks for the heads up Wink All 6 reviews say they're good chains.

So here's my first picture attempt

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Boy the flash really brings out the rust. haha

As you can see its due for some tires. I have an oil leak from the valve cover too. Seems to be the perfect excuse to check the valve clearance.

-Joe

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

She'll clean up better than you think, a little OOOO steel wool and some elbow grease goes a long way

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Welcome and have fun here!

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