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    passive ones?

    passive ones?
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    Naw, I've never paid to unlock all the extra...

    Naw, I've never paid to unlock all the extra goodies on the scan tool I bought at a garage sale. It's basically a glorified trouble code reader that can reset ecu's too.

    I checked the crank...
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    Different system. The car has 4 coils and no...

    Different system. The car has 4 coils and no distributor. It uses sensors and a computer to decide when to spark each plug.
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    Honda Civic Help anyone.

    While I'm searching the web thought I'd drop a post here.

    I'm working on a 2005 Honda Civic. Cranks, won't start. It has done it a few times recently but usually turning the key off and back on...
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    You misunderstand. You start at the bottom of the...

    You misunderstand. You start at the bottom of the deep end then work your way up ;)
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    You keep saying the carbs haven't been synced,...

    You keep saying the carbs haven't been synced, that's kinda the first step.

    Link below shows a tube.

    https://www.cmsnl.com/honda-cb750f-750-super-sport-1978-usa_model7240/partslist/F++09.html
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    To clarify this, the bike will idle at any...

    To clarify this, the bike will idle at any temperature but....

    …. the RPM at which the engine idles is directedly related to the temperature of the engine and the throttle position just like the...
  8. Count me in.

    Count me in.
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    Oh, and the 1/4" extension is for turning the...

    Oh, and the 1/4" extension is for turning the plug socket because trying to do it with the cheap screwdriver is a bitch! There may have been a rod for it but you can see the tool kit is not 100%...
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    My 74CB750 dumps excess current into the freaking...

    My 74CB750 dumps excess current into the freaking battery!

    Every time I've had to replace a battery it's because all the fluid had boiled out. (I know this and should check it more often :()
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    DD knows his stuff. It is indeed the spanner for...

    DD knows his stuff. It is indeed the spanner for adjusting the rear shock preload.
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    Sounds like some dirt made it through and into...

    Sounds like some dirt made it through and into the main circuit. Probably have to drop and clean the carbs again :(
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    I doubt that toolkit will stay there. It needs...

    I doubt that toolkit will stay there. It needs something solid to support the weight so the Velcro only has to hold it in place.

    I notice right off 2 important things missing from your kit. Spare...
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    Coils are usually replaced in sets so get that...

    Coils are usually replaced in sets so get that second one. Old ones are also famous for working fine when cold then failing when they get hot and they get pretty warm stuffed under the tank right...
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    That's a nice looking bike. From your story, I'd...

    That's a nice looking bike. From your story, I'd say you should own at least one at any given time ;)
  16. Thread: plugs fouling

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    The pics are blurry in the exact area they need...

    The pics are blurry in the exact area they need to be clear :(

    You say 1 or more float valves are not shutting the fuel off? This is what they do, if they aren't doing it, the are malfunctioning...
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    I see that small window in your pic is in exactly...

    I see that small window in your pic is in exactly the same place as the stock one was, just fire it up and shine a timing light in there.

    Having the airbox off makes a lot of difference. Look at...
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    Diving into the deep in of an empty pool...

    Diving into the deep in of an empty pool blindfolded is not the best way to learn to swim. It looks like I'm too late but "DON'T DO IT!"

    Even if the bike was in perfect condition, it would be a...
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    I really prefer the stepped seat to the flat...

    I really prefer the stepped seat to the flat ones.

    #1 It keeps my butt from sliding on/off the seat under hard acceleration.

    #2 It raises the passenger up a bit so it's easier for her to see...
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    Post a photo of your girlfriends, um, seating...

    Post a photo of your girlfriends, um, seating area, and we'll let ya know. (I could not keep a straight face while typing that LOL) j/j


    OK, serious now. Having a passenger totally goes against...
  21. Thread: plugs fouling

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    But, how does it run? I went back and read...

    But, how does it run?

    I went back and read through this thread. All this started after replacing the rings?

    If a plug fouls from running too rich, what usually happens is unburnt fuel builds...
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    Dude, in the house! Okay, I once parked my...

    Dude, in the house!

    Okay, I once parked my bikes in the kitchen but...

    Buy a sheet or two of 3/4" sanded plywood to lay on the floor and put the bike on. When your done, you can use the wood...
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    I'm glad your sticking with it. :thumbsup: Keep...

    I'm glad your sticking with it. :thumbsup: Keep us up to date.
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    I once rode my 79 CB750f from SoCal to CenCal,...

    I once rode my 79 CB750f from SoCal to CenCal, about a 300 mile trip going over the grapevine. I'll never do that again. Give me a full dress GL1100 for that stuff.

    I've done the Reno Cathouse...
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    This is why we told you to check the compression...

    This is why we told you to check the compression before you bought it, which you would also need to do with any donor bike.


    So now you decide, continue with this bike and end up with a freshly...
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