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by Folsoml
Sun May 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Tachometer wont go below 2000 RPM suddenly *FIXED*
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Tachometer wont go below 2000 RPM suddenly

Are you saying that the actual tachometer itself won't do it, or the engine when running will not go below 2K? If it is the actual tachometer, try spraying just a touch of WD40 where the cable connects (take off the cable and spray into the tach body).
by Folsoml
Sat May 12, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 5170

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

Fix one problem and get another Welcome to the world of working on 30+ year old motorcycles! Be sure the leak it not coming from somewhere else and just dripping from the accelerator pump. That has fooled many of us at one time or another (ask me how I know). Did you replace the o-rings on the fuel...
by Folsoml
Fri May 11, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cb750 ignition
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Cb750 ignition

I'm not sure what it would take to do such a thing.
by Folsoml
Fri May 11, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Mech quit on me.
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: Mech quit on me.

Yeah, even when you get them running right, they just need CONSTANT maintenance.
by Folsoml
Thu May 10, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Why I'm not riding today!
Replies: 4
Views: 2151

Re: Why I'm not riding today!

I don't know what happened to my pictures, but this is what I do: https://s20.postimg.cc/uguqj7vnx/18077330_10208552191057842_5979124037438968495_o.jpg https://s20.postimg.cc/xccf3tp1p/18076860_10208934279182821_6560598058911891635_o.jpg I say "do" but it is now technically "did"...
by Folsoml
Thu May 10, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cb750 ignition
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Cb750 ignition

I'm confused by the text of your question compared to the thread title. Are you asking if CB550 or CB750 parts will work? If CB550, I highly doubt it. The CB550 used a point system (like you mention in the text) but it is not remotely similar to the pulse generator system used by the CB650 (and the ...
by Folsoml
Thu May 10, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Mech quit on me.
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: Mech quit on me.

My feeling has always been that you should never buy a 30+ year old vehicle if you do not intend to work on it yourself. If you pay someone else to do it, you will quickly spend more than you paid for the bike to start with.
by Folsoml
Tue May 08, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So would you use this to transport your 650?
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: So would you use this to transport your 650?

That's pretty cool! I wonder if the winch is removable, and that's why the mount looks like it does. I actually have a winch that came from a camper that I rebuilt (and did not need the winch). The bed of my trailer is pretty high and my motorcycle is very heavy (Harley Electra Glide). I should rig ...
by Folsoml
Mon May 07, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: 1st gear only
Replies: 3
Views: 747

Re: 1st gear only

Hmm. I've not heard of that before. I hope someone comes along with some good advice for you.
by Folsoml
Mon May 07, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So would you use this to transport your 650?
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: So would you use this to transport your 650?

I'm always somewhat hesitant to use anything from Harbor Freight that will potentially take something important with it when it breaks. :( I had a Harbor Freight wheel chock on my trailer. It gave way one day as I was coming to a stop and let my CB900C roll forward and fall over. Fortunately, it onl...
by Folsoml
Sat May 05, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 5170

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

Dads Toy wrote:Folsoml, Man you got skills. Very impressive and that is a large heavy bike too.



Thanks! The hard part is remembering which way to go!
by Folsoml
Fri May 04, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 5170

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

Your bike has the VB44A carbs, so syncing them will not have an effect on how it handles under load. It will only smooth out your idle. If the bike is charging well, and has good compression, your problems under load are probably in the carburetor--something in there is still not clean enough. This ...
by Folsoml
Wed May 02, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Spare Change Project First Bike
Replies: 42
Views: 5170

Re: Spare Change Project First Bike

Great!
by Folsoml
Tue May 01, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first CB650
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: My first CB650

Welcome, Stuart! What you have looks like a CB650Z model. I don't know a whole lot about those other than they were not available on my side of the pond (Hence, the reason I'm not familiar). Over here in the US, the 1983 CB650's were the SC models known as the Nighthawk. This was the year they began...
by Folsoml
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: My Cafe Racer
Replies: 7
Views: 2657

Re: My Cafe Racer

What size air filter pods did you get? Welcome to the forum! I can't answer the question about the pod size, but I can offer a word of caution: The carbs on his bike are PD51A carbs with mechanical slides, whereas your bike should have VB44A CV (vacuum slide) carbs. As the name suggests, the PB51A ...

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