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Old 02-12-2010, 06:28 AM   #11
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Hey Triple, some good news. Check your PM.
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:46 AM   #12
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Re: the torque wrench. Be sure you understand the difference in 'wet' and 'dry' torque, and the application of 'stretch' torque.

You'll see torque specs in manuals, and they are almost always 'dry' torque. If it's a 'stretch' torque, it'll be kinda like the oil filter thing: contact plus 3/4 turn.

If you are going to do this in a storage shed (or even in your typical garage), get more light! It's amazing how more illumination helps when you're working on detail bits.

The cheapest way there is to go to WallyWorld and score a couple 48" 'shop' lights with plugs. Make sure you get the 40W bulbs for them, not the 'kinder/gentler' 32W; and 'cool white', not 'soft white'.

You may also want to buy the tubular plastic bulb covers, so when you start throwing tools around, you don't take out a bulb. And if you do, it keeps all the bits inside.

Hang them on opposite walls, and viola, there is light! Don't get too many, or John Law may think you're growing something.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:18 AM   #13
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What I did is painted my garage walls and ceiling gloss white and hung a few 4 foot fluorescent lights up along with 200 watt bulbs in the regular fittings. The result is near operating theater levels of light to work with. Makes a big difference.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:49 AM   #14
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What I did is painted my garage walls and ceiling gloss white and hung a few 4 foot fluorescent lights up along with 200 watt bulbs in the regular fittings. The result is near operating theater levels of light to work with. Makes a big difference.
Has the lighting improved your "Debbie Does *****" series of "art" films?
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:54 AM   #15
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Has the lighting improved your "Debbie Does *****" series of "art" films?

Somethings you really don't want to look closely at.....
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:38 AM   #16
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All I can say is good luck, a full UJM tear down will cost you $1000 on gaskets alone.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:07 AM   #17
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Hondas are famous for needing special tools. You might get a look at a service manual for the bike before you decide to tear the engine down. Parts prices are astronomical.

If you want experience in tearing down bikes you should think more about a used DR650 or XL650. A single is much easier and cheaper to learn on.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:51 AM   #18
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All I can say is good luck, a full UJM tear down will cost you $1000 on gaskets alone.

Yeah that's true. Astounding the amount of misinformation out there.

CB750 '74-'78 complete gasket kit.........................84.95
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:06 PM   #19
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Hondas are famous for needing special tools. You might get a look at a service manual for the bike before you decide to tear the engine down. Parts prices are astronomical.

If you want experience in tearing down bikes you should think more about a used DR650 or XL650. A single is much easier and cheaper to learn on.
The cool part about the bike Triple is getting is that it already runs. It's a 74 CB 750, which is about as easy a teardown as they get if he wants to go that route, and cheap parts are plentiful on Fleabay. I'd say it's easier than a 70's Sporty for sure. He can mess around with it as much as he feels comfortable with and work from there, but the nice part is that it can be ridden home right now, which is lots more than I can say for the bikes I get!
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:06 PM   #20
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Yeah that's true. Astounding the amount of misinformation out there.

CB750 '74-'78 complete gasket kit.........................84.95
Yeah, but you left out the $915.05 can of sealant! Kinda skews the real numbers when you do that.
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