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    Locking up is usually caused by the tiny hole...

    Locking up is usually caused by the tiny hole (some call it spluge hole) in the MC. I clean them with a high "E" electric guitar string chucked in a pin vice. Ancient collapsed lines can also cause...
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    When grommets get hard, replace them or plan on...

    When grommets get hard, replace them or plan on replacing the covers due to being lost by the side of the road. Lanyards are a good idea over the often-lost left side battery cover.
  3. Looking good. Remember to rig a test bottle and...

    Looking good. Remember to rig a test bottle and leak check them before re-installing. I use isopropyl alcohol because it has less smell, is safer, and if any doesn't drain out it will mix and burn,
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    Could be: bent forks, bent handlebar, or most...

    Could be: bent forks, bent handlebar, or most likely the tubes are not lined up correctly in the triple clamps. Support the front of the bike with a jack, hold the front wheel from twisting, loosen...
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    I'd put the Yuasa in a BMW. Have had great luck...

    I'd put the Yuasa in a BMW. Have had great luck with them in GL1800s.
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    I just finished this '78 GL1000 fencerow rescue....

    I just finished this '78 GL1000 fencerow rescue. I call it Johnny 5, because it is my fifth GL1000 (if you count the junker I bought last year for parts). Plenty of PO issues, but I'm pretty pleased...
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    I bought a very trashed '79 CB750F last year for...

    I bought a very trashed '79 CB750F last year for $250 and spent the winter fixing PO issues and the fact that it had been parked outside (last tagged) since '99. Made a nice rat bike out of it and...
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    I used a set of '78 GL1000 forks on my '79 CB750F...

    I used a set of '78 GL1000 forks on my '79 CB750F build. Used GL1000 triples, axle and headlight ears, jury-rigged gauge mount and the brake calipers swapped right over.
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    I've used Chinabay MCs, and found that they must...

    I've used Chinabay MCs, and found that they must be disassembled, cleaned thoroughly, and reassembled properly with brake fluid lubing the assembly. Don't be surprised at the stuff that comes out...
  10. Thread: A little rant

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    And when did I leave a snarky response to a...

    And when did I leave a snarky response to a Question?
  11. Thread: A little rant

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    As indicated by my OP, I have been attempting to...

    As indicated by my OP, I have been attempting to help - plus provide links to where they can help themselves. I have provided links to pdf copies of FSM, and then have the questioner admit after many...
  12. Thread: A little rant

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    Was this supposed to be a dress-down for my...

    Was this supposed to be a dress-down for my little rant, dirtdigger? If so, and you intended to offend me - well done!
  13. Thread: A little rant

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    A little rant

    Sorry for this, but it seems way too prevalent these days. Someone asks a question on a forum that they could have answered themselves with a two-minute Google search, FSM search, or a look at the...
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    There are two styles shown. You should have the...

    There are two styles shown. You should have the capability to look at them and decide.https://parts.southernhonda.com/Honda_1981_CB750K/Frame-and-Mounting.html
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    https://parts.southernhonda.com/a/Honda_1981_CB750...

    https://parts.southernhonda.com/a/Honda_1981_CB750F/_51518_6256059/FRONT-FORK/14445Z_F14445Z08.html (look through other parts diagrams if you don't have an F or this style)
    It goes on top of the...
  16. Learn to look these up...

    Learn to look these up https://parts.southernhonda.com/Honda__.html
  17. I really can't think of a reason for the intakes...

    I really can't think of a reason for the intakes to be harder than the exhausts. You just do it toward the back instead of the front. The exhausts do run hotter and are more prone to burning if the...
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    Round, black, and preferably made of rubber.

    Round, black, and preferably made of rubber.
  19. The tool goes between two buckets - there should...

    The tool goes between two buckets - there should be no problem getting it started. It doesn't mater what your valve clearance is as it doesn't go against a cam lobe, but rather between two lobes. Do...
  20. Are you pushing the tool handle all the way down...

    Are you pushing the tool handle all the way down with tha cam lobe pointing away? Sometimes they will stivk a bit due to the oil forming a seal. I use a small screwdriver to worry them loose and...
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    Good decision. Staying with the original airbox...

    Good decision. Staying with the original airbox and filter will add years to your mental health.
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    Also check cb750supply.com

    Also check cb750supply.com
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    4into1.com

    4into1.com
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    http://www.vintageconnections.com Don't let any...

    http://www.vintageconnections.com
    Don't let any of those yellow short together - they are the three phases from your alternator.
  25. Check to see if they are the same size as...

    Check to see if they are the same size as GL1000s, which use similar ears. Doubt you will find new ones, but I've found old ones for the GoldWing that were in great shape as they are shielded from...
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