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by murphus
Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: 1988 Paso 750 airbox gasket placement and accelerator pump lever pivot point
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: 1988 Paso 750 airbox gasket placement and accelerator pump lever pivot point

Yeah, there's the rub; OCD and up all night. But hey, keeps me out of the bars. Well, that and COVID. Anyways, thanks for the Passini push, I don't have either of those. Used copies appear to be readily available and cheap at around $15 (Amazon lists a new hardcover copy for $482.59!!). More good ma...
by murphus
Tue Jan 25, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: 1988 Paso 750 airbox gasket placement and accelerator pump lever pivot point
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: 1988 Paso 750 airbox gasket placement and accelerator pump lever pivot point

I think you're right, Mc tool, it does seem to be a can of worms, but for some reason I'm compelled to see if I can make it work, in large measure because I actually like the Weber installation better. The dual Mikuni TM flat slides it's currently wearing work great, but the only air filters I can f...
by murphus
Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: 1988 Paso 750 airbox gasket placement and accelerator pump lever pivot point
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: 1988 Paso 750 airbox gasket placement and accelerator pump lever pivot point

Yes, the parts catalog does indeed show that, which I somehow missed, thanks. And yes, both Webers have the same numbers stamped on the float: 44 DCNF 110 7H. As to the accelerator pump lever, I'm just curious if one position is better than the other. I would think more stroke would be better, but ....
by murphus
Sun Jan 23, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: 1988 Paso 750 airbox gasket placement and accelerator pump lever pivot point
Replies: 7
Views: 102

1988 Paso 750 airbox gasket placement and accelerator pump lever pivot point

I'm back to trying to fit the Weber on my Paso, and a tear-down has uncovered a few possible issues including incomplete cleaning, and the throttle shaft is bent. Looking at how the airbox mounts to the carburetor, it's unclear to me where the gasket for the airbox is supposed to sit. Is it supposed...
by murphus
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: Has anyone tried an engine swap?
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Has anyone tried an engine swap?

I've wondered about that myself, and whether one could fit a 900 Monster engine? There are plenty of them out there.
by murphus
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: 1988 Paso - First Ride
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: 1988 Paso - First Ride

Thanks! It's really a delight to ride and it's running spectacularly, although it is developing a minor oil leak, appears to possibly be coming from the case halves ...
by murphus
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: 1988 Paso - First Ride
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: 1988 Paso - First Ride

OK, I'm dumb; attachments are easy. Couple pics for fun. I'm loving this bike.
by murphus
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: 1988 Paso - First Ride
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: 1988 Paso - First Ride

As it turns out, a little searching on the inner tube uncovers a fair amount of discussion on the subject of Mikuni flat slide carbs emitting knocking/clicking/ticking noises. Conversation on some of the Harley forums suggests it's normal, at least on those big twins. I'm pretty certain that's what ...
by murphus
Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: Paso Fairing Fittings - Well Nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Paso Fairing Fittings - Well Nuts

I found some 12mm well nuts at an outfit in Ohio. A little grease and they fit nicely.
https://zspecdesign.com/m6-rubber-compo ... -10-packs/
by murphus
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: 1988 Paso - First Ride
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: 1988 Paso - First Ride

Good eye on the pipes. When I got the bike it was wearing a set of aftermarket Supertrapps. They were in perfect shape but didn't look right so I started looking for replacements. I found a vendor who sent me what I think were 906 mufflers; they had a shorter inlet and wouldn't reach the header pipe...
by murphus
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: 1988 Paso - First Ride
Replies: 9
Views: 706

1988 Paso - First Ride

Finally, after a year and several months since acquisition, I got to ride my new to me 1988 Paso. When I acquired it last year it hadn't been ridden since 2003. I bought it because it was very complete and showing only 7,028 miles.And it was white with a red seat, the color combo I wanted. I install...
by murphus
Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: Paso Fairing Fittings - Well Nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Paso Fairing Fittings - Well Nuts

I can find 6mm well nuts no problem, but they're all made for a larger hole size and won't fit fixing points on the gas tank. At least the one I got will not compress enough to fit. It appears it needs to fit an 11mm hole, not a 12.5 as most of what I'm finding is specified for.
by murphus
Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: Paso Fairing Fittings - Well Nuts
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Paso Fairing Fittings - Well Nuts

Does anybody know where I can get the correct well nuts to secure the side panels to the gas tank on my '88 Paso? They're smaller than currently available "standard" 6mm well nuts, which seem to come in at around 12.5 to 12.7mm; the fixing holes in the gas tank are approx. 10.5 to 11mm.
by murphus
Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: 1988 Paso Ignition Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

Re: 1988 Paso Ignition Issues

So I installed the Weber. Actually, I installed 2 Webers; the original that came with the bike and a spare I stumbled onto for silly cheap. I expected the original to perform poorly, as a previous owner or someone had screwed the fuel/air mixture screws in so tight they were actually blowing out the...
by murphus
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: 750 Paso
Topic: 1988 Paso Ignition Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

Re: 1988 Paso Ignition Issues

Well, it turned out to be an electrical issue after all. Reinstalled the Mikuni flat slides, fresh o-rings on the manifolds and both slides set exactly the same using the drill bit method. Fired right up - on the rear cylinder only. Rechecked compression just in case I'd gotten a faulty reading prev...