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post #3691 of 5500 (permalink) Old 06-01-2015, 08:38 PM
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Not exactly a pair of Goldwings. But a pair of 73's.

That's my Yamaha 73 TX750. Anybody know what the green bike is.
My guess would be a BSA or Triumph
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The green bike is an early Honda CB750. A K2 or K3 I'm guessing by the tank assuming it's original to the bike. Pod filters instead of the stock filter box and prolly 4-into-2 exhaust. Main jets changed to 120's and needles lowered one setting. Trouble is it has a flat spot around 5k RPM, runs poorly in a cross wind and hardly runs at all in the rain.

But that's just a guess

EDIT: Peacock on the right, it's a K2 possibly registered as a '73 as a lot of DMV's back in the day went by sale date, not manufacture date. Has a headlight off switch on the right, just below the start button. Choke lever on the left, below the tank.

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Couldn't really make it out,with the other one in the way.
Yes,John, I agree ! However,mine will have the candy red accents,with flake in the clear. That is,if I like it,after I do the test panel,this week.
I'll shoot the panel,and then post it to get some opinions.

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Expect the unexpected. But don't expect the unexpected to be the unexpected you expected !

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" Give me a Goldwing,or give me VIAGRA...CUZ either way, I'm Gonna RIDE!!!"

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Met one of my neighbors,today.
A young Iraq war veteran,named Chris.
He has a 1983 Gl1100,with 53K on it.and a few problems.
I invited him to join our forum,and I'm hoping he will.
He got the bike,and trailer,for about $700,and it is in pretty decent shape.
The main problem he's having is it doesn't shift up,into 4th gear,but will shift down to 4th,but slips if he accelerates.
Other than that,it runs fine,although we're going to get together to rebuild his front supension.
He has the repair manual,from Honda ,for it.

"I can't fix it ,if it ain't broke...ya want me to break it, first???"
Expect the unexpected. But don't expect the unexpected to be the unexpected you expected !

"I'm busier than a one-legged cat,in a sandbox !"

" Give me a Goldwing,or give me VIAGRA...CUZ either way, I'm Gonna RIDE!!!"

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Not exactly a pair of Goldwings. But a pair of 73's.

That's my Yamaha 73 TX750. Anybody know what the green bike is.
Are you kidding? Everybody knows what the green bike is.


Clue: It's not a BMW or Harley.

Why ain't we ridin'?
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It's a CB750 Honda.

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Today at least, after 7 weeks far from home and the bikes, I was able to ride a few miles, the Wing started right away, so I used it to go Home Depot for a couple of WC floaters, yes, both toilettes developed the same situation, even the floater goes all the way up, it didn't stop the water flow, not even when I grabbed the lever and pull, I stopped at the bank on the way, then after picking a couple of vertical floaters, rode back, decided to go for a few veggies to the farther Wallyworld in the area, maybe 6 miles, took the long road for the return, among Hotels, Condos and Malls, at the side of the Ocean, Coconut Road in Nuevo Vallarta, that is.
Returned home with a smile despite I knew I will get sweat all over when fiddling to replace both valve floater systems.
The SUV stays at my Mother's in Guadalajara so the only vehicles at home are bikes.... Nice!
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I ride again the Wing, ( the Beemer is still covered, no time to uncover and start it, maybe tomorrow ) went main town, to the Hospital ai used to work for, must pick and sign documents related with my retirement pension every other month or they will cancel deposits to my account, then decided to go a close motorcycle shop, owner is son of a close friend, asked if a mechanic could perform oil change, they were available right away, only thing is I can't find 10W-40 oil of any kind, only choice in town is 20W50... PO used Mobil1 Moto 20W50, so I keep using it, today I choose Maxima Syn Blend, when taking off the side cover for pouring oil, I found one of the plastic plugs on the cover was broken, so now I am glueing the plug, using some epoxy weld, and a hot small nail to reinforce the plastic, in the middle of the groove the plug has, waiting for the epoxy to cure, bike washed meanwhile, lot of heat, lot of sweat, I joked with my wife: let's go tomorrow, nomrain, heavy sun, too much humid warm weather!
Anyway the Wing is ready for the long ride starting on Sunday! Tomorrow the Beemer will get my attention: starting test, rear shock replacement (Sachs OEM out, freshly repaired Íhlins in ) also will replace the useless OEM halogen aux lights for Cree Led lights.

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Got the first coat on the 'Wing's faux tank.
One little spot to be sanded,and touched up,before the second coat. Then I start on the bags.

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Nice job John !

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