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Like always, I really appreciate all your help. Yeah, that crack pipe is definitely going back in. It will take some time since I really need to polish my CB750F for the riding season. I am talking paint and shining it.

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So now, I am going back to the engine, and put that thing back on.

Anyone knows a good (or oem) Honda Head Gaskets? I think I will need a couple.
You can split the case without removing the heads.

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You can split the case without removing the heads.
Not quite, you do have to remove the left head. If you haven't started it since having it apart just reuse the head gasket.

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Not quite, you do have to remove the left head.
I'm not seeing it.
The left pistons go in from the bottom of the cylinders not the top like on the right side.

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I'm not seeing it.
The left pistons go in from the bottom of the cylinders not the top like on the right side.
There is a main case bolt hidden under the head in the opening where the oil drains back into the case.
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I feel your pain. Been there, done that. Putting together my son's XL250R head, Boy got over zealous and dropped one of the alignment dowels down the timing chain hole. That wouldn't have been so bad if hadn't pushed it out of the way when trying to retrieve it. I had that engine apart four times before we got it back together. The good news; it was perfect when we were done and from there until we sold it started on the first kick, no matter how long it sat.
Good luck with yours. It does appear that you shouldn't have to take everything down to that part...still a pain though.
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I guess I just can't keep my hands off of it. I decided I split the halves again. And by the way, the left head has to come off.
So now, two questions.
What is the best way to clean all that sealant? I am really trying to avoid blades(sharp things scare me). Any good solvent?

I had some trouble with the neutral switch. The light stayed on even on gear. Any way to test it while I am there?

Planning to put the halves back first thing in the morning.

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Pull the switch out and spray in it with contact cleaner, IIRC there are some small holes in the side you can spray the cleaner in. Then test it for continuity with while pushing the spring loaded ball in & out. It should only have continuity when the ball is released.

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I gota say, that's a pretty damn clean engine. Well done Rocks!
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Engine is assembled. It's was a pin in the neck to get the left side on. I only removed one head, so I had to angle it a little bit. But it in.
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