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post #5361 of 5501 (permalink) Old 09-24-2018, 05:45 PM
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Removed the front forks, ordered new seals.

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post #5362 of 5501 (permalink) Old 11-06-2018, 07:40 AM
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I installed a trailer hitch so I can use a hitch rack. I already have a trunk luggage rack.

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post #5363 of 5501 (permalink) Old 11-07-2018, 09:41 AM
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I'm right there with you Power Guy

pulled the front forks for a total rebuild
removed the complete dash for a LED light upgrade and new front speakers
replaced the front tire while it was off
waiting on the brakes to arrive for front and back
also wiring in a new switch and light in dash to let me know when I'm transferring gas from sidecar tank to bike

I seem to always loose track of that until I smell gas

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post #5364 of 5501 (permalink) Old 11-07-2018, 12:03 PM
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I had a hitch rack for a few days, never got to put anything on it
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post #5365 of 5501 (permalink) Old 12-01-2018, 12:15 PM
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Last 2 months or so, I was doing a major rethink on this single carb conversion.. So far I did away with the Weber 32/36 in favor of a Motorcraft 740. I was having a serious dilemma with the choke side of the equation.. Last night it finally came together! Today, Im going to install the whole thing and maybe, just maybe by the grace of GOD, it will act like it should. I will keep you all posted in a day or so!
UPDATE:Well, it runs! Thank God. Now the real work happens, just have to figure out why and how to adjust the air mix. I got it to settle down to about 1200 RPMs, but the choke has to to be on half or so. But it runs! Looks like more sleepless nights doing some research on this 740 carb(with pictures). There is not alot of info in this forum. I shot a video of it running, but, no sound. (I have a dumb phone). I would have taken it out on the road, but its blustery here in the Upper Midwest. (mid 30s with 25mph winds) Besides, I only put about 1/2 gallon of gas in her. (I once pushed this bike 1.1 miles and vowed never again) I never expected it to even fire up! Will keep posting updates as soon as I can. Thanks again to this Forum for all the info.

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post #5366 of 5501 (permalink) Old 12-11-2018, 08:49 PM
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Rebuilt brake calipers, figured out to place metal slide insert in first and then stretch the rubber cover over and inside the mounting hole. Since brake system all clean and new will research replacing DOT 3 fluid with silicon fluid.
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Dot 3. Seems like I use dot 4.not that it's a huge difference. I'm signing off ambien is in the system designing off.

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post #5368 of 5501 (permalink) Old 12-11-2018, 11:07 PM
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post #5369 of 5501 (permalink) Old 12-12-2018, 08:18 PM
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The ignition switch on my CB450K5 has always been sticky, especially during cold weather. The guy at the local locksmith recommended Tri-Flow lubricant. I used it one the ignition lock and it was amazing. The switch worked so well I had to take the bike out for a ride. Please excuse my shameless plug, but the Tri-Flow is amazing. Here is a video of the ride:

Sorry about the audio, I'm working on that.

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1 PM arrived, looked outside and in my T-Shirt felt the air..... hmmmm, not bad at all at 61F....

Back inside, pull on a hoodie, then my bike's ballistic jacket, then my Shoei helmet, and boots, and let the Piaggio MP3 out of its' hidey hole in the RV Toy Hauler garage.....

and we went riding as fast as that little 250cc can go!!!! yep, it tached out at 8500 rpm for a while, and 125 kph didn't feel all that shabby.... no one passed me, so I must have been doing the speed limit
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