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June 19, 2012 at 3:18 am #549
Hi every one! Not long ago i came across beat up 86 fz750, so i decided its time for new project. The dude almost gave it to me because it was eye sore in his yard. Its only missing almost all plastic body and rear axle. It should be huge challenge to bring it back to life sence its probably been siting outside for like 8 years with tank full of gas:/ so i will need all help i can get from u guys. I will be posting pics as i go.June 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm #654
after a lil scrab its actually doesn’t look soo bad! Im not looking forward to open up carb and find old gas eating it oway. Gas tank probably need to be scrapt, its very much rusted on inside, i will post pic of it next time, and carb when i open it up.June 19, 2012 at 6:24 pm #655RobertParticipant
at least the muffler likes ok 🙂
r1 oem carbon? sounds well!!June 20, 2012 at 5:46 am #656
haha yeah thats like only thing that still held up well
worst case scenario i will sell it if i dont get bike running!!lolJune 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm #657RobertParticipant
maybe this vid can help you, something similar http://youtu.be/WMoVueaSTWEJune 21, 2012 at 1:39 am #658#1 FZParticipant
Nice find DanikH! Good luck on the rebuild of this classic…June 21, 2012 at 10:46 pm #659
Thanks Scott, im really looking forward to have a running FZ750!lol Thanks Robert for the video link, i wish my bike was in better shape, then i would try to get it started too, but im gonna tear it apart to the bare frame and start over:D im planning on tearing down the engine, replace all the gaskets, lap and adjust the valves. Hopefully engine will be in good shape without any cracks or broken pistons. I didnt even turn over the engine yet so idk if it seized or not, im up for a suprise i guess. Motor was fairly easy to handle since its all aluminum. Suprisingly i can lift engine and transmission by my self no problem! im gonna post more pictures of cylinder head soon, its pretty gunked up so stay tuned:))June 22, 2012 at 11:46 am #660Jukka HäyrinenParticipant
Looks good! The chains might need oiling.June 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm #662
thanks, and if u talking about drive chain then that thing prity much trasht, rusted beyond repair for sure, i will get new one when i get to it.July 7, 2012 at 4:02 am #676MikeParticipant
wow you got your work cut out for ya. and expensive. totally worth it. im doin the same with mine fortunatly mines complete and i scooped up a complete parts donner for 275..hope your motors not siezed. good start tho. ill be following this thread.July 9, 2012 at 3:51 am #683
you so right its gona be challenge that for sure Mike. But i wount give up on it just yet!:) and motor not seized and no cracks in the block or head, piston rings all still good and no play in bearings so looks like i have green light to go ahead and purchase full gasket kit and put the motor back together.:D in mean time here some pictures of the cyll head, it looks really nasty specialy on the exhaust side and it looks like it had sticking valve in cyll #2July 9, 2012 at 4:10 am #684
it took me a while but i got most of it cleaned out, and underneath its actually disent head, all ready for a valve lap! im looking for a head gasket set rite now, but they not chip for this bicke, so i really want to get the right one. this it a budget build so can some one point me to the right one!!!! i found some ebay gasket kits, so pleasee let me know what u think and i know im not fan of ebay parts but price it tempting lol heres sole links hope they will work, let me know what u think!!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/YAMAHA-GASKET-KIT-FZ750-1985-/330685464476?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4cfe63bf9c&vxp=mtrJuly 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm #691Kevin DowdParticipant
Hey danik, I don’t know where you are located but I live in Canada. I ordered a full engine gasket kit from a place in Ontario, Canada. Its called S.C.I vintage motorcycle. The kit cost me just over $200 canadian and I recieved it in the mail in less than a week. Here’s their website, http://www.siriusconinc.com/July 11, 2012 at 7:59 am #692Graham BealeParticipant
Be warned, clearances will be out once you lap your valves in. Did mine & it wouldn’t start after due to low compression. Had to replace all 20 shims. Obvious when you think about it but didn’t anticipate that one.July 11, 2012 at 12:28 pm #693CraigParticipant
A little word on gaskets.. Visit a motor factor & buy a sheet of gasket paper, and some hole punches, then make your own, very easy. O rings for the water pipes, induction, pick ups etc, maybe buy a kit of o rings, from a hydralic supplier etc. The ‘special’ Yamaha gasket sealant for the crankcase is actually clear silicone bathroom sealant from any hardware store- honestly!, (just smell it) check the numbers on the tube( BS No’s in UK) I have used this stuff for years – no problems. This stuff is also great for sealing exhaust pipe joints, it does not burn, when you have to split the exhaust in future, it just peels off. (Used in Kart racing for years) As for the head gasket, best to buy new, but I have split these in the past by drilling the rivetted sections, removed all the teflon from the stainless steel and recoated with Blue Hylamar, allowed to dry, then assembled, again no probs.
If your thinking of recoating/painting the engine before reassembly, try using spray cans of Gasket Remover, this stuff strips the powder coating used on the engine…
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