Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Sick of working on Carbs.  7 Carbs to rebuild / clean.
Bottom 2 for the Yamaha.  Finished last night.  Will check valve clearances and reinstall carbs tonight.  Second time taking these off in two days. 

One for lil man's  110cc four wheeler.  Started & Finished on Sunday.  Runs better than when we bought it.

And below the Big 4 Bastard Rack of CB Carbs.  2 are cleaned.  Finally got the screws I needed to put them back together yesterday.  Will finish this little project sometime in the next couple days depending on if I can get the Yamaha running.  If it runs tonight, I might just leave and not show back up for a couple days.

I like wrenching on the bikes but I like RIDING them A WHOLE LOT MORE.  Not having a running bike is starting to get irritating.  So is coming home and working in this damn shed from the time I get home until late night and not having a running bike.  FML. 

The upside is atleast my lil guy still thinks I can fix anything because I got his four wheeler running and he's tearing up the trails around the house again while I wrench away.  I guess as long as I'm still a hero in my 4 year old's eyes, life ain't so bad.

Although, if something with two wheels and motor is not running real soon at my house, somebody's E-Bay special Dyna may be getting a Pay Pal deposit.  Just Sayin'. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Picture Me Rollin'

I wasn't kidding when I said I was going to get on it and pretend to ride it.  Vroooommm......Vrooooommmm.....  Just trying to get an idea of the direction I wanna go with the fender and tank.  I'm digging the stance so far though.

11.5 inch shocks from CycleX.  The metal center part has to come out of the rubber bushing to get them on.  Got the throttle housing in as well.  Shipping was real fast too. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

She's Got a Heart Again

The ol' gal has a heart again.  Been a little slack on this project for about two weeks but I have every evening this week free so some progress will definately be happening.  Shocks, bars, and throttle housing will arrive tomorrow.  Then I can roll it around and make engine noises with my mouth. Vroooommm.....Vrooooommmm......Crackers!

Friday, July 1, 2011

CB750 - Frame paint is done

All the unnescessary tabs and mounts have been cut and ground off and the frame, center / side stands, swingarm, and trees have all been painted.  I took some 2,000 grit sandpaper to the fork tubes and got all of the grime, grease, rust, and shit off and now their all polished and shiny.  I'm still going to paint the lowers a high gloss black and want to do the wheels the same.  I'm ready to get this beast road ready again and can almost taste it.  Rebuild the carbs next week and I'll be real close to hearing it run again.

Below are two snapshots of the condition is what in before sanding and painting.  Now it looks like it done got a MOfessional paint job.  It looks real puuuurrrddddyyyy in person!

Well, it's off to the Sandy Beach to celebrate the 4th. Hope everybody has a good one and be safe. Keep your eyes peeled out for those asshats not paying attention to bikes on the road too!