750 Sport restoration project

discussion about the 750 Sport and '89/'90 900SS, which share many mechanicals with the Paso series
Andrew2
paso grand pooh-bah
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model: 750 Sport
year: 1988
Location: Wollongong,Australia

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Post by Andrew2 »

Anyhow I'm thinking that'll have to do for today because it's bucketing down and I don't have a battery to jump off....or do I. I'd completely forgot about the power pack I'd bought for my Simpson Desert trip last year on the DR650 which got cancelled ( thanks Corona :banghead: ).

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Connect it up and start cranking and no go for a few seconds then she fired into life :choo: . I videoed it but I'm not sure how to upload the video.
HIGHWAY89
paso grand pooh-bah
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model: 900 SS
year: 1989
Location: Australia

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

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Yeah mate that's great news, would be great to see a video on here but not sure thats possible. I managed to chuck a short video on YouTube a few mths back when I first got her running prior to the engine rebuild. Not the best videographer ( if thats even a word)but you get the gist and it was easy enough, well done Andrew ,I'm hoping to fire mine up this week.
Andrew2
paso grand pooh-bah
Posts: 527
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:47 am
model: 750 Sport
year: 1988
Location: Wollongong,Australia

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Post by Andrew2 »

Cheers mate.

I'm hoping to pick up a battery tomorrow and put her all back together and go for a ride. I did the same thing as Gerhard and bought new tyres 6 years ago. They've never been used and don't feel as nice as I'd like but if I take it easy I should be ok.

Let's hope you get her going mate.
HIGHWAY89
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model: 900 SS
year: 1989
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

Post by HIGHWAY89 »

The tyres are a sticky topic, pardon the pun haha. Al my bikes really should be renewed, as for starting mine it should have happened yesterday but the spigot for the fuel tank/ tap is a slightly threaded so I either need another or see if I can run a die over there, so I will have a go tonight, good luck with yours.
Andrew2
paso grand pooh-bah
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Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:47 am
model: 750 Sport
year: 1988
Location: Wollongong,Australia

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

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Bad jokes down the corridor thanks Hahaha. You're right though, it's sometimes hard to tell if they're ok or not until they get roughed up a bit but then it could be too late. I might get some coarse sandpaper out and rough up the edges a bit. I've done that occasionally in the past to get the releasing agent off but not for a long time.
Lets hope the die will clean up that thread of yours.
Andrew2
paso grand pooh-bah
Posts: 527
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:47 am
model: 750 Sport
year: 1988
Location: Wollongong,Australia

Re: 750 Sport restoration project

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I picked up the battery yesterday.
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I'm thinking I should have bought a Lithium battery. That's once around the dial and fully bottomed out on the scale :shock:
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I'm guessing it's around 6.5 kgs or more :dunno: . It doesn't really matter at this point in time but man that's one heavy battery.

It was a real tight fit too.
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I've since put some foam against the carbie side of the frame to stop it from rubbing. I can't see how it's strapped in so will probably run some cable ties around the battery to stop it wobbling around.
I've connected up a battery tender cable also while in there.
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I notice the choke wasn't turning all the way on when I ran it on Sunday so adjusted that up as well.
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Andrew2
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model: 750 Sport
year: 1988
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

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The Sport has been registered on Historic plates for a quite a few years now even though it hasn't been ridden yet and today my historic inspector is coming around again to do the paper work on the Sport and the K100rs. With a bit of luck and if the rain ever stops here on the east coast I'll get out to ride her this week. Wish me luck.
Andrew2
paso grand pooh-bah
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Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:47 am
model: 750 Sport
year: 1988
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

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Passed for another 12 months
Andrew2
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

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Another step closer today. Because of the tank being buckled from my stupid mistake earlier in the piece I've had to make up some spacers for it to fit until I get my spare tank painted.
A little higher on the front.

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And some support towards the back where the rubber posts would normally be. If I put the posts back on it sits the back of the tank too high to bolt down.

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Longer bolts for the front.

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I also got the indicators working.

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All I have to do now is fit the tank and seat and she's ready to go. I'll run a spanner over everything before a test ride to make sure nothing is loose.

If a mate hadn't turned up this afternoon it would be done.
Andrew2
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Posts: 527
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year: 1988
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Re: 750 Sport restoration project

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I need to find some more of these too.

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