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I've just bought this bike as a winter project. It is a lot more capable bike than one would expect. I gave 800 dollars and the bike was approved i recent MOT, new chain and gears and a Clymer manual. Plus some new spare for future needs as extra pads, fork seals and bearings and seals for the water pump. It is released from road tax and a full insurance is 100 dollars per year since it is a veteran.

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Nice bike Micke, especially at that price. As I recall they handle pretty well. Cheers, Mike
 

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Yes, I was quite surprised that it handles so well. Much closer to a modern sport bike than one would ever expect. It is a 20 valve inline four, which has an exceptional power band and makes it feel more like a 1000 CC than a 750.
 

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Yes for that price you did great.
 

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A good indication of the condition of a motorcycle engine is to check the camshaft lobes for wear and pitting. I'm happy they look so good in this bike. The intake valves are too tight so I'll fix that today.

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All intake shims grinded to correct valve lash with the old Högbo mill. I made a fixture with light press fit to hold the shims. It is better to use 250 dollars on anything else than new shims.

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very ingenious method of getting the shims to size!
very nice work!:grin:
det är trevligt att se någon återställa den gamla 80-talet gamla motorcyklar.
ditt arbete och verkstad är mycket trevligt att se. tack för att du delar med dig!!
alla de bästa, god vän
 

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Thank you Mike !
 

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I think I've been mentioning before that my shop facilities are mainly used for the 2-wheeler hobby. Here is a pic of two Yamaha bikes with several generations in between but sharing the same color scheme. The YZF R6 to the right is cosmetically fine but needs a good tune up with new tires, sprockets and chain, brake maintenance, oil change and a valve check.

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The nose on the bike had been hit in the past so it is fixed now. I used JB Weld and rim paint and 2K clear coat in top. The inside was also reinforced by plastic soldering. DSC06088.JPG DSC06132.JPG
 

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i wish i could come to your shop and see your wonderful machines and motorcycles!
great stuff Micke!
 

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You are always welcome Mike !
 

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Nice find on the 750. Looks like a well equipped shop too.

I usually only have 1 bike at a time (2010 Ducati Multistrada right now) but also use my shop often for maintenance and accessories.

Keep posting your work here.
 

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This will probably be a long rolling project. The inspiration comes from this bike with the same color scheme and model year 1985. It is an attractive combination of racy look and classic bike. Even the outdated aquarium-shaped head light looks great.

The front wheel on my bike is now replaced with a 17" instead of 16" rim and with larger and floating brake discs. A polished SS 4-2-1 full exhaust is ordered.

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The worn seat and cushion have been redone by a horse-saddle upholstery. The cost wast only 85 dollars with material. :)

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New exhaust system in place. The rear support is a 6 mm thick flat bar, which is drilled, welded to the frame and painted.

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That's a thing of beauty!
 

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Thank You !
 

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Really looking good Micke, and a great job on the fairing repair. Mike
 

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Thank you Mike.

The camera doesn't like fluorescent light so the red Yamaha color often shows as mat orange. I'll post some pictures from an upcoming a test ride. It will be warmer (+5 Deg C) and dry roads here this weekend.

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Very nice Micke
 

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The ugly bar end weights shortened in the lathe.

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Re-tapered to get the right proportions.
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That's a very nice looking bike now! I bet it sounds good too.
 

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Thanks, yes it sounds nice. There is a removable dB-killer now so it is not loud. I hope it doesn't rob too much power so it can be used all the time.
 

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Thanks, yes it sounds nice. There is a removable dB-killer now so it is not loud. I hope it doesn't rob too much power so it can be used all the time.
Very cool, I like a nice sound without being obnoxiously loud! You havta hear it a little, lol.
 
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