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Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By farmrjohn
I'm not sure how bulky your boots are. I have a...

I'm not sure how bulky your boots are. I have a pair of Lean Angle jeans with a slight stretch denim. The opening at the cuff is 7" if that helps. You would need to put on the jeans first then...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By farmrjohn
That did the trick. The hard part was...

That did the trick. The hard part was determining the wire colors due to age and dirt. Now to see about adding in the fuse protection without destroying the harness too much
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By farmrjohn
Thanks. I agree about the "sub-fuses" being a...

Thanks. I agree about the "sub-fuses" being a good idea to augment the main fuse. Time to make a couple of jumper wires and test.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By farmrjohn
TX750 Reserve Lighting Bypass Help

I'm working on a project to convert over to a wasted spark, dual coil ignition system on my TX750. Space is very tight under the tank due to the reserve lighting system, leaving little room...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16,984
Views: 10,725,504
Posted By farmrjohn
Would a golfer call that a sand trap?

Would a golfer call that a sand trap?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16,984
Views: 10,725,504
Posted By farmrjohn
Based on the Suzuki ST400? ...

Based on the Suzuki ST400? http://www.bikeexif.com/suzuki-st400-tempter
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,149
Posted By farmrjohn
If there is a fork lock might it have the key...

If there is a fork lock might it have the key code??
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,540
Posted By farmrjohn
The perfect base for a cafe racer project?

The perfect base for a cafe racer project?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,946
Posted By farmrjohn
I would be interested depending on cost and...

I would be interested depending on cost and availability. I don't have any spare bridge bolts to contribute and don't know easy they are to find. I'm wondering if it's possible to take a regular...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,946
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 12-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,520
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, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
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, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
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, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
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, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
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, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
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, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
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, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
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, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By farmrjohn
Wirespokes: pm sent

Wirespokes: pm sent
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,946
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, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
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, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,946
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, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,946
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, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,946
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, 02:52 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 24,719
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, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
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, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,603
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, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,040
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, 12:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,040
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, 07:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,040
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, 08:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,040
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, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,040
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, 07:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,040
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, 06:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,290
Posted By farmrjohn
Whoa, most impressive young Skywalker!

Whoa, most impressive young Skywalker!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,040
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, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,040
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, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,181
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, 08:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,040
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, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 795
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, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,946
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...
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