Making Progress


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Making Progress

Postby portugeezer » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:10 pm



Ok, Been spending a few hrs a day on the "76". I replaced my throttle cables and it helped it snap back when the bike was not running but once I fired it up it still stuck. I loosened that 10mm bolt in the center of the throttle spring and turned the spring 1/4 turn clockwise with a screwdriver then held it while I tightened the bolt. The throttle works great but I'm not sure there was anything correct about that adjustment! I put the longer brake line in for my new handlebars and bled the brakes. I have my new stereo installed a pioneer with two 4" speakers called bass inferno. It sounds not bad actually pretty good for a stereo on a 35 year old bike. I see one strand busted near the lever on my clutch cable. My valve covers leak a little and sometimes my bendix on my starter slips. Lots to do yet! Having fun and I should have a really cool old bike when I'm done!



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Re: Making Progress

Postby MJSantos » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:35 pm

Sounds like a lot of progress. Starter not engaging is normal if the bike is cold meaning low outside temps. Once you're up a running maybe an engine flush with SeaFoam will cure it. Fraying clutch cable? Go ahead and replace it and be on the safe side. I'm pretty sure your fix for the throttle return is good to go. One fix you could try on leaking gaskets is to spay them with silicone. Did it on all of my rubber, causes them to swell. Might work or not but it's worth a try before buying replacements. Yea they are fun to work on. Had a blast redoing my 83 and now doing a second 83 for my wife, her's is going to take a little longer than expected but hope to be done by early summer.

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Re: Making Progress

Postby portugeezer » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:46 pm

Your bike in the profile pic looks great!

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Re: Making Progress

Postby portugeezer » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:49 pm

Oh, Now I have a question. It was about 34 today. Is that cold enough to make the starter slip on one of these old bikes? I still have not done a flush and oil change. I was using Valvoline 10w40 motorcyle oil in my Magna but the Haynes on this bike says reular 10w40 is fine. Any opinions?

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Re: Making Progress

Postby MJSantos » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:16 pm

Oil wise what is best will start a fire storm. My motto is use what the manual calls for as long as it doesn't have friction additives. We use wet clutches on thses bikes and oil additives will cause slippage. Yes 34 degress will cause canky starters. Thanks for the compliment proud of that Wing.

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Re: Making Progress

Postby MJSantos » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:19 pm

There's better pictures in my gallery of the avitar.

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Re: Making Progress

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:39 pm

Put a can of Seafoam in the crankcase and ride it for at least 20-30 miles, 50+ even better. This will normally help remove the sludge from the starter clutch sprags (it's a sprag clutch, not a bendix) preventing them from engaging properly. Change the oil immediately after.

Definitely change the clutch cable. It's cheap and easy to do, and you really don't want it to break on you when you are any distance from home.

If you remove the throttle cables from the bellcrank, does the bellcrank move freely? Did you try lubricating the cables?

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Re: Making Progress

Postby tallman21 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:42 pm

welcome back wingadmin ;)

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Re: Making Progress

Postby portugeezer » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:32 pm

Yes I did lubricate the cables. Everything moved alright but there was no tension on that spring. I just rotated it about 1/3 turn and tighted it and it works like a charm now! The bike sat for 18 years in a garage until 2007 when a bike mechanic bought it from the original owner who has passed aways family. He went throught the carbs jetted and synced them, replaced the water pump, installed electronic ignition, replaced the fuel tank, and bunch of other stuff. He was riding the bike himself and did nothing at all about cosmetic stuff. He got a good deal on a Fat Boy an the Goldwing sat for 18 months. I like the bikes classic look and feel! I did a lot of cleaning and polishing. A lot of odds and ends. As I said i will take detailed pics once we have sunshine and above freezing temps here!




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