I posted as a reply my 81 cb750k that I picked up for $400 on another thread, figured I would start my own thread, walking through my learning process. This is my first bike and I have high hopes for getting it done over the fall/winter. Just got the garage space cleared out and organized enough to give me space to work.
So the tear down begins. Going to be taking it down to the frame. I have a friend that will be teaching me the basics of welding as he does a little chopping on it for the seat. He works in a shop that can do the powder coating for me on the frame and whatever else I decide needs it. I have an idea of what I want the finished bike to look like, but I know that is just inspiration and there will be changes made to that vision along the way.
It will be a learning process. I am taking pictures of everything as I get to it in the disassembly, for fear I may get this thing apart and have no idea what to do to get it back together. It will be a slow process, I am sure, but here's to hoping I can roll out of the garage come April with a whole new ride! Just taking it slow and easy, keeping corresponding parts boxed together. Will be draining gas tank tonight or tomorrow. Picking up my bike lift next weekend.
OK, so I went back out to the garage to work for a bit and might have gone a bit further than I thought I was going to for the day. It was just going to smoothly to stop.
I've been labeling all the harnesses, finger tightening bolts back where they go and keeping parts together, so hopefully I lose nothing.
One thing I noticed, when taking out the carbs, my idle cable was not present, my choke and throttle cables were attatched fine, but the third cable (idle?) was not there, it was up inside the guide. I remember when I had changed out my grips when I first got the bike that this cable was just loose in the throttle assembly and it never had an affect when riding. Should it have been negatively effecting anything? Obviously when reassembling, I will be making sure it is hooked up again, just curious.
Many bikes do not have a "push" cable. It is only there in case the throttle sticks open.
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1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
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