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    Nice, will you be lacquering them?

    Nice, will you be lacquering them?
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    I did ask David Silver here in England if they...

    I did ask David Silver here in England if they had any plans to remanufacture these tensioners, the short answer was "No". Surprising considering the potential demand.
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    One can always hope! Is there no one in the UK...

    One can always hope! Is there no one in the UK capable of making these things, even in the EU perhaps?
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    Forget that awful vacuum operated thing. Run a...

    Forget that awful vacuum operated thing. Run a line direct from the tank to the carbs. Fit a filter in the line too. Block off the vac pipe on no.2 carb as well.
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    Tried that, with Vaseline. The damn things just...

    Tried that, with Vaseline. The damn things just slid off again.:banghead:
  6. Thanks. Worth remembering.

    Thanks. Worth remembering.
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    One of the easier things on those engines!...

    One of the easier things on those engines! :cussing:
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    As regards the pistons and bores, best thing is...

    As regards the pistons and bores, best thing is to get them checked for ovality and taper A local engine shop should be able to do that for you if you don't have the gear to do that. When you refit...
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    Yes, I am wary of heating plastic, it can...

    Yes, I am wary of heating plastic, it can suddenly distort or melt. That would have been my next move! Didn't need to though. Thanks anyway. :thumbsup:
  10. Hi, These studs are difficult to find. Their...

    Hi,
    These studs are difficult to find. Their part# is 90031445003 CMS in Holland show them but as 0 stock. They might be able to find some, also try David Silver. Have you remove the cylinder block...
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    Refitting carbs to the engine

    Refitting carbs to the engine with the engine in the frame had me pulling my hair out, there's not much left now! Problem was the tubes were new and tight and inflexible. I just could not get behind...
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    It works, did my centre stand took several days...

    It works, did my centre stand took several days but no more rust.
  13. Hi, Initially follow the manuals and see what...

    Hi, Initially follow the manuals and see what happens. Bleed the left side 1st as it is slightly longer due to the cross over pipe.
    Fill the master cylinder with the handle bar to the left (keeps...
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    I will be fitting Avon tyres to my 83 CB750....

    I will be fitting Avon tyres to my 83 CB750. Different bike though.
  15. Bleeding the twin piston, twin caliper front brakes. CB750 F 1983.

    Having reached the stage in my rebuild of fitting the front brakes I ran into problems bleeding the air out. Rebuilt calipers, new pads and new braided brake lines. Following the manual(s) resulted...
  16. Tap it off with a brass drift. It sounds like the...

    Tap it off with a brass drift. It sounds like the pistons are seized to the bores. You will have lots of fun with that engine, not!:(
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    Sure is.

    Sure is.
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    Close call that :wink2: that's what the 2 thou...

    Close call that :wink2: that's what the 2 thou clearances can do. :mad:
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    Hi and welcome to the site. This is a...

    Hi and welcome to the site.

    This is a copy/paste from a post of mine to some one else. Just being lazy
    Apart from oil changes/air filters etc. etc check out below.
    It's an awkward job but check...
  20. A question, the front right brake hose, what is...

    A question, the front right brake hose, what is it connected to? It should go up to the forks to a connecting tube which connects both front brake hoses to the front brake master cylinder hose. Nice...
  21. If you want I can send you some pics of my bikes'...

    If you want I can send you some pics of my bikes' arrangement. The splitter you have is not a Honda part, someone has bodged his brakes in the past.
    Retired Kamikaze pilot perhaps. My bike is the UK...
  22. You would fit used brake hoses, perhaps 40 years...

    You would fit used brake hoses, perhaps 40 years old? :confused: What price your life should one fail on that once-in-a-lifetime emergency stop? Don't risk it to save a few $.
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    I may be too late here but before you rip into...

    I may be too late here but before you rip into the carbs think about this. Fuel in the tank, is it fresh or has been there for months? Stale fuel does not ignite easily.
    With the fuel tap "on" does...
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    That looks OK. Have you measured them up to check...

    That looks OK. Have you measured them up to check they are within spec for length? It might be that they have compressed from usage and are now too short and weakened. When I was in the trade we...
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    those valve springs look a bit rusty, will you be...

    those valve springs look a bit rusty, will you be replacing them? Nice clean engine.
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