CB750 K2- Okay, Maybe I Actually NEED Wheels

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Re: CB750 K2- Okay, Maybe I Actually NEED Wheels

Post #151 by Lucien Harpress » Sun May 17, 2020 5:29 pm

Thing is, the guy might get it (if not in this market, then eventually). These early SOHC seems to hold value really well- another reason I don't mind putting the money into this that I have. Not that I'm in any rush to sell or anything.

I might get hit a bit because it's both a random assemblage of part and is technically incorrectly laid out for the year of the paint job (the K2 is supposed to have a full hoop grab rail ala GL1000, but the short blinkers and tail light are a bit harder to find. And I like the look better), but eventually selling this bike has always been a distant possibility. So eh.
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Re: CB750 K2- Okay, Maybe I Actually NEED Wheels

Post #152 by Lucien Harpress » Tue May 19, 2020 8:23 pm

Knocking out a couple smaller items, and I'm happy to know I'm nearing the finish line when "smaller items" is pretty much all I have left.

New coils showed up a couple days ago, so I got those swapped over. The kit from 4into1.com had everything- coils, plug caps, etc. It was pretty much trim the plug wires the proper length, plug, and play. Still haven't fired them up yet, but I see no reason why they shouldn't work. But while I had the tank off, I took a look at another couple items.

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First thing, I took at look at my wiring harness. Thankfully, upon closer inspection, the only bad part was the vinyl sheathing- the wiring itself was fine. Even better, you can find replacement online, which I ordered. I managed to cut/crack/shatter/remove the offending length, and while I good just wrap it with electrical tape and call it good, why not do it correctly? Besides, I can do $7 worth of replacement vinyl if it saves me $100 for a whole new harness.

Last, but not least- throttle cables. I forget where I got my present cable, but it's about 5 inches too long. It works, but only just. And I'd like to have a push cable as well, just in case (although with as many springs as these carbs come with, it'd take a miracle to need it). I got in touch with MotionPro to get a shorter cable made- at quote of $66 later (PER cable!), it was another trip back to 4into1.com to get a pack of both for 17 bucks. I don't know when MotionPro got so expensive, but I'm not a fan.

In any case, pretty soon all I'll have left is cosmetic touches, and I'm very okay with that.
1969 CT90- Needs rear tube and possibly rings
1976 GL1000 (Yellow)- Carb Shenanigans.
1984 GL1200 Standard- For Sale! viewtopic.php?f=6&t=69166
1980 KZ1300- Carb balancing when the weather warms up
1972 CB750 Barn Find- Tires and Head Bearings

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Re: CB750 K2- Okay, Maybe I Actually NEED Wheels

Post #153 by desertrefugee » Wed May 20, 2020 12:40 am

I am marveling at the condition of your tank mount rubbers. Here in the SW, you can bank on needing those puppies. My Vmax needed them. My 750s need them. At least rust is rare here - but it comes with a price (soft parts).

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Re: CB750 K2- Okay, Maybe I Actually NEED Wheels

Post #154 by Lucien Harpress » Fri May 22, 2020 11:56 pm

I'll take bad rubber over rust all day long. Rubber bits are usually cheaper to replace than metal ones...

I was almost going to say those were new too, but upon closer inspection they are original. Either from the original K2 or donor K1, I can't remember. I thought I bought them the same time I replaced my gas tank rear strap, but I guess not. Also, it still blows my mind the only thing holding the tank on is a single rubber strap.

Just waiting on parts right now. I'll probably kill time looking up how to change head bearings. The 750 needs it bad, but the 1300 could afford it too.

I also bought a thing. Not 750 specific, but GPS (all bike) related. Look for a separate thread for THAT later....
1969 CT90- Needs rear tube and possibly rings
1976 GL1000 (Yellow)- Carb Shenanigans.
1984 GL1200 Standard- For Sale! viewtopic.php?f=6&t=69166
1980 KZ1300- Carb balancing when the weather warms up
1972 CB750 Barn Find- Tires and Head Bearings

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Re: CB750 K2- Okay, Maybe I Actually NEED Wheels

Post #155 by robin1731 » Sat May 23, 2020 9:34 am

Lucien Harpress wrote: snip....... Also, it still blows my mind the only thing holding the tank on is a single rubber strap.
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Same as a lot of bikes from then. Remember though, the seat probably holds it on more than the strap. A lot of bikes out there without the strap because it either broke or is so stretched out it no longer does anything.

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Re: CB750 K2- Okay, Maybe I Actually NEED Wheels

Post #156 by Rat » Sat May 23, 2020 3:31 pm

I’ve heard that some bikes just have a bungee cord holding the seat on ....

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