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Forum: The Board 07-17-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By crash91
Re: reconditioning a used head

I suspected something like that. I've got some stuff to take to the machince shop anyway so it looks like I'll just add a little more to the load.
Forum: The Board 07-17-2008, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By crash91
reconditioning a used head

hey all,
Since I got almost everything else done on my '73 Yamaha TX750 resto its time to start on the engine work. It ran before I took out the engine, but I broke off an exhaust bolt. I have a...
Forum: The Board 07-15-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By crash91
Re: All or nothing, parts score?

as long as you got room to store it and your signifigant other doesn't mind I'd say it was a good score. at least you can dig out enough to have plenty of projects and after unloading the rest a tidy...
Forum: The Board 07-12-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By crash91
Re: Headlong into the fray, or... First build with little or no direct experience!

Good luck man! I too took the leap 3 months ago and bought my Yamaha TX750. Today I rented out a 10'x10' mini storage since I'm now rounding third and heading for home. I should pick up my frame from...
Forum: The Board 07-02-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,868
Posted By crash91
Re: 1939 triumph Salt Racer Progress

almost too pretty to get salted up. good luck.
Forum: The Board 06-22-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By crash91
Re: XS motor pulling tricks?

my Yam TX750 engine came out the same way. right hand on the kick, left in the exhaust. push fwd and lift out. now getting it upstairs to my apt, that was tough.

the frame on engine method will...
Forum: The Board 06-22-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By crash91
Re: That was close!

yeah that's just one from the towing company contracted to the apt. I had a feeling it would happen soon and I would jump up and run to the parking lot every time I heard the sound of a heavy truck....
Forum: The Board 06-20-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By crash91
Re: That was close!

Ha ha. Restoring this bike in my apartment has been "fun". I got parts liberally cached around the house. Closet, kitchen, bedroom, under the bed... The best part was humping the lump up the stairs...
Forum: The Board 06-20-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By crash91
That was close!

Talk about lighting a fire under my ass to get my resto project done. I went out to spray some PB Blaster on a
broken bolt and I found a sticker warning me that my bike will be towed since it looked...
Forum: The Board 06-18-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,190
Posted By crash91
Re: craigslist or junkyard? that is the question

+1 on this. I sat around for about three weeks checking craigslist with a min of $100 and a max of $700 twice a day before I found my Yam. It didn't run, but once I rebuilt the petcocks and did the...
Forum: The Board 05-25-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,171
Posted By crash91
Re: Akira!

I know that in 30 years or so kids will be hotrodding by swapping out their stock electric motors for faster ones and chatting on internet forums about which motor controller is better, but I'll be...
Forum: The Board 05-17-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By crash91
Re: Score!

If you like it and feel good about it then you got a deal. I'm hip deep in my Yamaha TX750 resto and loving it even though finding parts is a straight bitch. Put the missing pieces on and fire it up!
Forum: The Board 05-16-2008, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By crash91
Re: Gas in my airbox...

the only rebuild kits for the carbs on this bike are e-bay ones that have the wrong size main jet and the wrong needle jet. I don't think I can get a new diaphrams so I'm just trying to protect what...
Forum: The Board 05-15-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By crash91
Re: Gas in my airbox...

I guess I'll puul off the carbs tomorrow and see if I can clean them out.

A question for the guys who have boiled or done other similar things to their carbs. Do I need to do anything to protect...
Forum: The Board 05-15-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By crash91
Gas in my airbox...

I was adjusting my cam chain on my Yamaha TX750 and when I took the airbox off the get at it I had some raw gas in my airbox. Not much, but I also noticed that the inlet side of my carbs was wet with...
Forum: The Board 05-13-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By crash91
Re: Damn good day!

The only problem with the counterbalancer was that Yamaha decided that they didn't need an adjuster for its chain drive. They used a couple of thousandths offset to keep tension. The '74 models had...
Forum: The Board 05-13-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,766
Posted By crash91
Re: question about sandcasting

gh8tor: how does your cast part match up to the real thing?
Forum: The Board 05-13-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,797
Posted By crash91
Forum: The Board 05-13-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By crash91
Re: Damn good day!

Its a two cylinder. Not many people are familar with them since Yamaha only made them for the '73 and '74 model years. They got a bad reputation for a crappy oiling system (dry sump w/lots of 90...
Forum: The Board 05-13-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,766
Posted By crash91
Re: question about sandcasting

Simon: what you described is exactly the way my father-in-law looked at me while I was metling metal. I had a postage stamnp of a backyard while living at my in-laws house, but it was enough. I had...
Forum: The Board 05-13-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By crash91
Damn good day!

My beast lives! I got the TX750 to start and things are looking up. It took about 7 kicks to get her up the first time, but now it is almost always first kick. I'm out of kick starting practice, but...
Forum: The Board 05-13-2008, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By crash91
Re: Finally Something to Share - chasis pics

the rear disk setup looks very nice!
Forum: The Board 05-12-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,766
Posted By crash91
Re: question about sandcasting

ironwig: that can is a butane can for single portable burners. Common in Japan and available here in Asian grocery stores. That pic is from my old website and was an example of how hot even a 6" Ron...
Forum: The Board 05-12-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,503
Posted By crash91
Re: listen to your motor and dodge that bullet

When i was a kid I always hated it when my dad would kill the radio and tell us to shut up so he could listen to the car. Now I do it to my wife. It works thats for sure.
Forum: The Board 05-12-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,766
Posted By crash91
Re: question about sandcasting

whatever you guys do post up some pics of the process. I'm interested in doing a deep sump for my TX750. The factory made them, but they are rare these days. I have some experience with backyard...
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