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by flatlander80
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Newb. Rebuilding engine. What parts should I order?
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Newb. Rebuilding engine. What parts should I order?

I would like to look into finding a gas tank I just don't know if the cb750 tank from specific years will be a direct replacement. To me, that looks like the tank for 80-83 CB650... The 79 gas tank is more like the 750s (squared off at the back). Where are you located Dustin? I have a tank off a 19...
by flatlander80
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: RPM ISSUES
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: RPM ISSUES

Since load seems to have something to do with it, I'd agree with Volker and say it's a fuel issue. I had this issue to a lesser extent on mine. It would "top out" at about 120kph. Turned out my in tank filter had come off, and partially plugged my fuel system. I took off the carbs, got rid...
by flatlander80
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: RPM ISSUES
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: RPM ISSUES

Check your timing advance weights under the points cover. If they're sticking, it won't advance your timing. It's an easy check.


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by flatlander80
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: How to lower the front end?
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: How to lower the front end?

I shortened the forks on mine by shortening the springs and using a bushing to lower them internally. Found the method on Honda Choppers. I didn't go as short as they did, I only lowered mine 1.25". http://www.hondachopper.com/garage/shortening_forks/shortening_forks.html Ps, I've started watch...
by flatlander80
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: High idle help
Replies: 10
Views: 5608

Re: High idle help

I would loosen the screws that hold the plates, and see if that gets rid of the binding problem. Let them fully close and retighten them. I had the same thing happen with my choke plates.


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by flatlander80
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: My other project: 1975 GL1000
Replies: 3
Views: 4651

Re: My other project: 1975 GL1000

I agree there are a lot of things to take off of these bikes. That’s why I didn’t put too many back on! I like the stock naked goldwing look... I did minimal modifications... flat bar, sportster exhaust, and a few cosmetics (different light, signals, and tail light). I have a hydraulic clutch modifi...
by flatlander80
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: My other project: 1975 GL1000
Replies: 3
Views: 4651

My other project: 1975 GL1000

I thought I’d share my other project bike here... previously I rebuilt a 1980 CB 650 Custom (and that Bike is still running great... this summer I focused on making 2 1975 Goldwings into one solid bike. Here’s the result... A little over a month ago, I had it stripped down to nothing more than the f...
by flatlander80
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Oil leak FINALLY solved, got out for a rip to celebrate
Replies: 7
Views: 7731

Re: Oil leak FINALLY solved, got out for a rip to celebrate

Beautiful bike. Is it the original seat only changed the cover Where did you get the seat cover? That is the original seat, but slightly modified. I shaved down the foam, rounding it off in the back. I added higher density foam (from a camping mat) for support. I also trimmed a bit off the bottom &...
by flatlander80
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Carb flooding #2
Replies: 3
Views: 2836

Re: Carb flooding #2

I still wouldn't say it's flooding. Fouled spark plugs could be a few different things (oil from rings or valve seals, for example), but I'd still bet money you're probably running lean. These bikes run lean at the best of times... If I were you I'd definitely get the carbs off and go through them. ...
by flatlander80
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Question about tank
Replies: 4
Views: 3456

Re: Question about tank

Looks pretty awesome!


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by flatlander80
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Carb flooding #2
Replies: 3
Views: 2836

Re: Carb flooding #2

I'm no expert on carbs and jetting, but here's what I know from a little experience and what others have written on various forums. If you have a cracked carb boot, you'd be running lean, not rich. Basically a crack there makes it way to easy to suck air in vs. fuel, and you'd be lean. If you're run...
by flatlander80
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Question about tank
Replies: 4
Views: 3456

Question about tank

You could bondo them... I'd be worried about the thickness of it though. Might be best to do in a few layers. Or, you could find emblems. I think I kept the tank from my parts bike... I'd have to check. Send me a message if you're interested. I just repainted mine. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2...
by flatlander80
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Finally able to get a bike!
Replies: 6
Views: 7182

Re: Finally able to get a bike!

Welcome to the forum (and world of 650s). I saw you get raked on a few other forums. Some guys are ruthless!! Euro or tracker bars are excellent in my opinion. Pretty comfortable, not too aggressive. I have them on mine. I think they were 2" rise and 5" pullback. https://uploads.tapatalk-c...
by flatlander80
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: Oil leak FINALLY solved, got out for a rip to celebrate
Replies: 7
Views: 7731

Re: Oil leak FINALLY solved, got out for a rip to celebrate

A couple more pics from the spring... shows more of what the bike looks like. She's been running like a champ!!

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by flatlander80
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Swingarm removal?
Replies: 6
Views: 4443

Re: Swingarm removal?

There are no special issues removing it. It's very straight forward. I'd remove it, clean it up, re-grease, re-torque to spec and see if you still have a problem.


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