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Re: Z1 and KZ1000

Doug,
PM sent.
by John H
Thu May 23, 2019 7:43 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Z1 and KZ1000
Replies: 12
Views: 11168

Re: Winter project

Summer is finally here. How many of your winter projects are finished? I did finished some but fell behind on others and now must spend time keeping up with yard work and other important things.
by John H
Wed May 22, 2019 7:28 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter project
Replies: 37
Views: 52895

Re: CB750 engine

Thanks, Talked with Larry yesterday and will be checking out what he has.
by John H
Sun May 19, 2019 8:17 am
 
Forum: Parts
Topic: CB750 engine
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Some Vincent projects for John

The cylinders are finished. The liners were magnafluxed at the top edge as this is where a crack would possibly develop. This done, a .125" lip that stands proud of the muff (cylinder) on top is the sealing lip for the head as there in no head gasket. The second part is making sure there is a ....
by John H
Wed May 15, 2019 10:02 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Vincent projects for John
Replies: 33
Views: 2269

CB750 engine

Wanted: 1974-1978 Honda engine. Condition not important as it will be rebuilt for a vintage dragbike.
It is for this aluminum framed drag bike built and run in the mid 70s. It was built and raced by my friend
who has since passed away.

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by John H
Thu May 09, 2019 8:56 pm
 
Forum: Parts
Topic: CB750 engine
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Some Vincent projects for John

Uh, I think that would call for a clean up day.
by John H
Tue May 07, 2019 9:05 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Vincent projects for John
Replies: 33
Views: 2269

Re: Some Vincent projects for John

Shimming the timing chest is time consuming but necessary to control wear and reduce noise. The basic shim set requires 16 shims. There are 4 different sizes from 5/16 x 1/2" to 5/8 x 3/4". Shims range from .003 to .030 are added to give just the right clearance. With the steady plate inst...
by John H
Sun May 05, 2019 11:15 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Vincent projects for John
Replies: 33
Views: 2269

Re: Some Vincent projects for John

The wobble causes grab/chatter and never fully releases and that makes the clunk when trying to get 1st gear.
by John H
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:02 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Vincent projects for John
Replies: 33
Views: 2269

Re: SHOW AND SWAP MEET April 27

The WVM inaugural bike show and swap meet was a real success and the weather was nice. We took took 3 bikes and the mini-chopper. Vincent was the marque of the show and 10 were on display thanks to the Vancouver BC Vincent club. The facility at the fairgrounds was packed so may need to be expanded f...
by John H
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:23 pm
 
Forum: Gatherings
Topic: SHOW AND SWAP MEET April 27
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Some Vincent projects for John

My last post can be better understood with a drawing of the clutch. The revolving clutch parts spin on the C20 retaining nut.
If the nut isn't machined true, this causes the clutch parts to wobble and that makes it difficult to engage the gears.
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by John H
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:26 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Vincent projects for John
Replies: 33
Views: 2269
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