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    CB750 Member Raydog's Avatar
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    Just scored this awesome 1980, and I'm new here so hi!

    I just traded my 1978 750 K rolling chassis and many new parts straight across for this bike, an unmolested 1980 750 F SS that's been indoors all it's life, 21k miles and untouched for the last 27 years! Look alt the condition of the chrome! BTW, happy to be here!
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    pic of new cb 750 F

    I'm sorry, I'm having a heck of a time....all my pics are posting upside down!
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    CB750 Addict Wez_'s Avatar
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    very nice trade! Does she run?

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    Well, gotta rebuild calipers, change oil, tires, spark plugs, clean out gas tank, then I think I'll fire it up!

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    CB750 Addict Chris in Dorset England's Avatar
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    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 bike though.
    PS. It's an awkward job but check your valve clearances. Very often they have not been checked for years and will have closed up. It's a known problem, DO NOT set them to the clearances in the manuals, set them between 4-5 thou. You may find they are less than 2 thou. Honda knew about the problem but did nothing about it. The manuals clearances will cause valve burn out. Check your compression pressures first. They should be 170-150 psi. Lower than that check those valve clearances BEFORE ripping the carbs off and/or the cylinder head.
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    CB750 Member Raydog's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris in Dorset England View Post
    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 bike though.
    PS. It's an awkward job but check your valve clearances. Very often they have not been checked for years and will have closed up. It's a known problem, DO NOT set them to the clearances in the manuals, set them between 4-5 thou. You may find they are less than 2 thou. Honda knew about the problem but did nothing about it. The manuals clearances will cause valve burn out. Check your compression pressures first. They should be 170-150 psi. Lower than that check those valve clearances BEFORE ripping the carbs off and/or the cylinder head.
    Thank you for the advice Chris! In answer to your question re: the lower front brake line.....This bike was a garage find that had been stored inside for 27 years! Notice that also, there is no front brake lever either, That stuff all came in a separate box but it's all there! I've got a truck load of replacement parts coming from all over, I'm really excited to modify and improve this scooter just like the 2 KZ 1000's and XS-11 I've done in the past. The 1980's era of muscle/superbikes REALLY respond well to motor, chassis and suspension mods. AND,I will store all the OEM stuff so it could be brought back to total stock if I was ever inclined to do so (or if I would ever part with it to another affection ado!).

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