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Joined: Sep 04, 2016
Posts: 13
Location: Akron, OH

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hey everybody. I'm new to the forum here, and fairly new to my totally stock 81 CB750K. This is my third bike, and my first carbed bike. I picked this bike up from Craigslist (gasp!) for $1200. It had just a hair over 18,000 on it, and I'm pretty sure it sat for the better part of 5 years.

I've done all the basic maintenance on this thing: Set valve lash, adjusting timing chains, new valve cover gasket, set timing, plugs, rebuilt and synched the carbs, front brakes and adjusted drum, cleaned and adjusted chain, and some serious cleaning.

This is the first bike I've ever done anything besides adjusting the chain, and it's been a great learning experience. I've been working on and building cars for years, and the simplicity of these bikes is really enjoyable.

I'm really torn as to whether to leave this bike stock (I mean, it's made it 35 years just like this) or do some basic changes like lower bars, bar end mirrors, a different exhaust, and maybe some powdercoated wheels and better brakes.

For the record, the sissy bar is GONE!!!

Either way, I absolutely love this bike, and I've put a few hundred miles on it in the last 2 weeks.

Picture Sizes are to big. 640 x 480 max - Duke
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Joined: Sep 27, 2009
Posts: 13297
Location: ABQ, NM, USA

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top


Please be sure to read the New Member's Thread and add your bike to your signature.

Sounds like you have a nice bike and enjoy working on it. It looks good from here. Wink

Enjoy the site Razz


1981 CB900 Custom

New Members Thread. Learn how to use the search engine, post proper sized pictures and get answers to very common questions that have been asked numerous times: Click Here

Find the FSM (factory service manual) and other tech docs here: Click Here

Have problems with your charging system?: Click Here

SeanG´s new to you bike Checklist (make your 30+ year old bike tip top before you ride it): Click Here

SeanG´s Excellent Carb Manual And Rebuild Guide: Click Here

Find out what Petcock fits your tank!! Just because you have a 1981 bike doesn't always mean it has a 1981 tank: Click Here

Buy Procom Ignitors directly from Procom´s website: Click Here


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Joined: Jul 24, 2007
Posts: 41639
Location: Studio City, CA

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:32 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome to here wave

NMT - New Member's Thread, a Must Read, click here!!! - Information For New and Veteran Members.
Contains SITE RULES, how to enter required bike information in your signature, thread and picture posting...
Also some important DOHC wrenching tips, and some other information.
Kindly read this linked thread with the rules before posting
pictures or asking lots of questions that are already answered in it.

For Honda Shop Manuals (FSM), Click Here.
Click here to go fiche at Parts Pit Stop.
Click here to go fiche at Partzilla.
Sean's Bike Maintenance Checklist Click!
MacGregor Carb Rebuilding Manual, Click Here.
⊳⊳⊳⊳Learn to use the Search Engine Click Here.⊲⊲⊲⊲
Be sure to use Copper Anti-Seize on your Spark Plug Threads!
To Fix and Better Understand Your DOHC Honda Charging System, Click Here.

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Joined: Aug 01, 2007
Posts: 23514
Location: Oasis , New Mexico

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome to the site DWade ... Smile

If you haven't read the following page , now is the time .

If you run into problems with any of that , Please let us know . Thanks . Smile .

That bike is way too nice to 'changing' anything .
The pipes are rather unique as they are stock and in what seems to be great shape .
How many times have you heard someone say 'it's a 35 year old machine and completely original' ?
Not many , I'll bet .

sunshine New members , Please read and understand :

Please put the year and model of your bike in the signature section on your profile page and set "Always attach signature " to YES .
NOTE : In order for your signature to show up in posts you also have to check the box that's labeled "Attach signature (signatures can be changed in profile)" , just below the Quick Reply box at the bottom of threads , when making your next post . This only has to be done once . Thanks

New Members Read This Thread :

Picture Posting :

Checklist :
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Every man makes his own chains .
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A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle ...

"The only thing that you have which can never be replaced or recovered is your time. Use it well." Author Unknown .
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1982 CB750C - Sold > Looking for my next one .
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Location: ridge road springfield nova scotia

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:15 am Reply with quote Back to top


On a steel horse i ride
.mm to inch conversion chart
picture posting
link to manuals + tech threads>
valve adjust thread>
check charging video
carb cleaning thread>
verifying ground
checking stator
checking r/r
checking rotor ohms thread>
torque values thread >
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