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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By farmrjohn
Cal-Did you also test torquing down a bolt into...

Cal-Did you also test torquing down a bolt into the newly threaded hole to make sure that wouldn't crack the wall of the machined stud, as if you were mounting the caliper to the fork leg?
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By farmrjohn
This will give you a quick overview ...

This will give you a quick overview http://tx750.proboards.com/thread/25/tx750-wikipedia There is quite a bit of history on the TX750 available on the internet. They were Yamaha's answer to the...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By farmrjohn
something like this might work for you: ...

something like this might work for you: http://modcharger.co.uk/
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By farmrjohn
The screws from a Vespa stator junction box might...

The screws from a Vespa stator junction box might be the size, the set screw from a cable http://tinyurl.com/o3njuw3 or take the brass part to your local hardware or fastener store to find a fit....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By farmrjohn
Thanks all. The rear sprocket just comes to a...

Thanks all. The rear sprocket just comes to a point, and it seems like the rollers have a bit of "wiggle room" front to back although the teeth aren't hooked. I haven't pulled off the case to look...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By farmrjohn
Thanks. I didn't see that one but found a JT 40T...

Thanks. I didn't see that one but found a JT 40T sprocket from an eBay store in Japan that I've already purchased. Rats.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By farmrjohn
New Sprocket: Aluminum vs. Steel?

It looks like I may need a new rear sprocket for my TX750. There are a lot of 34T sprockets available, but I need a 40T one. PBI lists one, but it's aluminum and the stock one (no longer available...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By farmrjohn
Thanks for confirming what I thought about the...

Thanks for confirming what I thought about the chain, but a bit dismayed about needing new sprocketsaswell. I'm having a bit of a challenge locating a rear sprocket. It seems like a 34T sprocket...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By farmrjohn
Worn Chain Indications?

(Yes, I did try searching, but to no avail.) Is it normal for the main drive chain to wear so that some sections are loose and others tight when adjusting the tension? Is that an indication the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By farmrjohn
Wirespokes: pm sent

Wirespokes: pm sent
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By farmrjohn
I kept the original style flexible lines, and had...

I kept the original style flexible lines, and had found a used dual system on ebay for the hard lines. I suspect with a tubing bender you could use one from the other side, or just have one made up...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By farmrjohn
speedometer face warp?

The needle on my TX750's speedo (Nippon Seiko) had been sticking lately and I suspected it need lubrication. When I pulled the unit from the bike I noticed the faceplate had warped so that it...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By farmrjohn
You can find it at any online Yamaha parts...

You can find it at any online Yamaha parts supplier, they all use the same parts fiche files it seems. Partzilla is nice because you can see other models that use the same part number to widen an...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By farmrjohn
From the '76 XS650-C parts fiche, double disc...

From the '76 XS650-C parts fiche, double disc brake page:

533-25825-00-00 Holder
306-25881-00-00 Grommet (protector)
Forum: Old's Cool 10-23-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By farmrjohn
"Is it worth it?" is a tough question as the...

"Is it worth it?" is a tough question as the answer is relative. The braking does seem better, and I was able to slow down enough when I was cooking a little to much coming up on a blind corner with...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,854
Posted By farmrjohn
For the short time I had mine I was looking for...

For the short time I had mine I was looking for lowers. They were available on eBay, but the mounting hardware was not. That could be a stumbling block. I liked the SP but just couldn't get...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-04-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By farmrjohn
Rats, a little too far to go on short notice. ...

Rats, a little too far to go on short notice. Sounds like fun!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By farmrjohn
Actually the latest edition of the TX750 shop...

Actually the latest edition of the TX750 shop manual details removing the engine. I've been able to remove the oil tank without removing the rear fender. That said, it is just a bit of bother to...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,496
Posted By farmrjohn
Well, I've given up. I can't get the riding...

Well, I've given up. I can't get the riding position to be comfortable, and the bars are a slightly different diameter than a spare set I had on hand and don't feel like chasing down correct...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,496
Posted By farmrjohn
The advice to turn the bars downward slightly...

The advice to turn the bars downward slightly sounds very promising, but I don't know that there would be clearance without the throttle/switch hitting the tank. As it is, there is about 3/8"...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,496
Posted By farmrjohn
Well I took the Guzzi out on a little 200+ mile...

Well I took the Guzzi out on a little 200+ mile romp to take advantage of a free lunch at The Place http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-place-ventucopa The bike ran fine but a few issues arose. It looks...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,496
Posted By farmrjohn
Well, could only get one pic in the previous...

Well, could only get one pic in the previous reply. Here's the switch.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,496
Posted By farmrjohn
Pics? Will try, but getting them online here is...

Pics? Will try, but getting them online here is a bit of a challenge for me (I sure appreciate the ones others post). I'll try the broken fin on the right cylinder and the switch.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,496
Posted By farmrjohn
I have Guzziology and Dave's breather sounds...

I have Guzziology and Dave's breather sounds similar to the Bunn Breather mentioned above, but without the valves. I'm leaning toward the sump extension as the first correction attempt, but the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,548
Posted By farmrjohn
Whoa, most impressive young Skywalker!

Whoa, most impressive young Skywalker!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,496
Posted By farmrjohn
Hmm, both the Bunn Breather and the deeper sump...

Hmm, both the Bunn Breather and the deeper sump sound intriguing. I did take a look after pulling the tank, battery and side covers, and it looks like there is a "normal" breather collector there...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,496
Posted By farmrjohn
Ha, no worries there. I have been able to get it...

Ha, no worries there. I have been able to get it on the center stand, mostly using my right foot on the stand extension while lifting the frame under the seat. It seems to be a bit of a challenge...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,869
Posted By farmrjohn
Here's my '74. I've upgraded it to Euro specs...

Here's my '74. I've upgraded it to Euro specs with the dual disc front brake, oil cooler, and 19 liter tank and converted to the BMW oil filter option. I've also added a BMS seat...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,496
Posted By farmrjohn
Bitten by the Guzzi bug

Well, after reading the Guzzi threads here, I just happened to have one follow me home, a 1980 1000SP. It does have a few issues that I need to sort out, primarily it's leaking oil. Most of the oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By farmrjohn
Moto Guzzi VIN number location(s)?

I'm considering purchasing a 1000SP. I can't tell from the shop manual just where the VIN number is, and if one is stamped in the frame, or it's just a manufacturer's plate as stated in the manual. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By farmrjohn
I was able to find a dual disc setup on eBay for...

I was able to find a dual disc setup on eBay for a '76 XS650 with dual discs, and a new correct clamp from one of the Yamaha online vendors. I looked, and they are showing "not available" now. I'll...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By farmrjohn
Thanks all. Everything is back together. All...

Thanks all. Everything is back together. All the parts are the correct size. The added complexity was due to converting from the U.S. spec single disc to the European spec dual disc. The shop...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By farmrjohn
Thanks. I knew it was necessary to remove the...

Thanks. I knew it was necessary to remove the calipers, but the issue I have is that each caliper has one mounting stud that goes through a mounting hole on the strut that prevents the caliper from...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By farmrjohn
Dual Disc Brake Front Wheel Removal How To?

What is the best way to remove and replace a front wheel with dual disc brakes? The inside clearance between the calipers is much less than the clearance needed to clear the wheel and tire. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,303
Posted By farmrjohn
Ooh, that looks like a good excuse for a road...

Ooh, that looks like a good excuse for a road trip. :clap Too bad it's not in June when I have my vacation but will still see if I can make it work.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 270,134
Posted By farmrjohn
Except for the colored rims it looks inspired by...

Except for the colored rims it looks inspired by the Borg on Star Trek NG…
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By farmrjohn
I started with the Kenda Challengers, but I wore...

I started with the Kenda Challengers, but I wore the rear out in about 5000 miles (rear wheel not quite aligned?) so I put a Shinko 712 on. It seems to be wearing better than the Kenda.

As...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 270,134
Posted By farmrjohn
Surely one of the nicer custom saddles you will...

Surely one of the nicer custom saddles you will ever see
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By farmrjohn
Well, I don't want to admit it, but it looks like...

Well, I don't want to admit it, but it looks like the basic problem was putting the needles in the slides incorrectly. I'd like to blame it on either aliens or Homer Simpson taking over during...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,834
Posted By farmrjohn
Ah, where would the challenge be wit the V-Strom?...

Ah, where would the challenge be wit the V-Strom? What are the symptoms of it not going into 3rd? Can you get beyond 3rd into 4th?

I think I have my mpg problem solved. The next tank for fuel...
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