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free2ride
just got a call from my mechanic [because I don't have the space, the aptitude, or the ability to do a lot of work myself].

work needed: new seals and gaskets because the thing is leaking like a son-of-a-gun, rebuilding of starter because it doesn't start / turn over though it makes a lot of noise, new rear tire, plus odds and sods. I don't think I can afford to get the work done -- and he's an inexpensive mechanic! so it looks as though my 80CBK will be retired, partsed, or sold.

just wanted to have someone cry with me, that's all. final decision to come, but likely has been made.
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Fix the starter and replace the tire. Then add oil as needed. Ride and enjoy.
TOOLS
P.S. The starter drive is not that hard to replace. You can get all new drive units for around $35.00 now.
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
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" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
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
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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free2ride
TOOLS1 wrote
The starter drive is not that hard to replace.
point me in the direction of instructions . . . I'd rather ride than walk!

ps: I'm looking . . .
"The thing about quotes on the Internet is you cannot confirm their validity" - Abraham Lincoln

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened." - Winston S. Churchill

Most motorcyclists live more in five minutes than other people do in their entire lives.

when you mix religion with politics you get politics

people say I'm condescending (that means I talk down to people)
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First thing is to download the factory service manual, and find the parts fich at Partzilla, and study them to familiarize yourself with the starter clutch.
Here is the parts fich from partzilla https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorcycle/1979/cb750l-a/starter-motor you will probably need #5, #6, and #20 to repair your starter, and maybe #4. You will also need the gasket for the cover.
Here is a kit I found on e-bay, but I know there are complete units available.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/CB750-CB900-CX500-GL-select-76-83-Starter-Clutch-Repair-Kit-91101-516-000A/232159213302?hash=item360dc476f6:g:AHAAAOSwiONYPf-z:sc:USPSFirstClass!64138!US!-1&vxp=mtr
TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
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
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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free2ride
thanks. once it warms up a bit [it's gone UP to +5F this week] I'll start thinking about moving the bike.

ya, I know, you've got it bad in KC too . . . but we had a week of -15/-20 daytime temps . . . I'm barely out of hibernation mode.

the groundhog is frozen in his hole
"The thing about quotes on the Internet is you cannot confirm their validity" - Abraham Lincoln

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened." - Winston S. Churchill

Most motorcyclists live more in five minutes than other people do in their entire lives.

when you mix religion with politics you get politics

people say I'm condescending (that means I talk down to people)
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And I thought the -3* we had this morning was bad. This weather is just not right for KC. It hardly ever gets this cold here.
TOOLS
Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
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
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)