Ben's 1976 XS750
Yeah, I think it looks tidier but I’ll be wishing for a tacho at some point.
What front master cylinder do you have and how are they working for you? I’ve just ordered some that look very similar.
The bad idle was caused by wrong pilot jets and bad ignition timing, it’s running heaps better now!
First ride, just in the yard as the front brakes are missing.
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Curious how accurate the mini gauges are. I was told the ratios available aftermarket are close but not the same. This will give inaccurate readings. jdseibe, have you ever checked your against a GPS speedometer/app?
@valvesprung I still havent run it for long enough to see if its accurate
Frame stripped and painted.
New gauge bracket.
I rechecked compression after the first ride and cylinder one had none.
A valve leak down test revealed the exhaust valve was not closing.
Pulling the head showed the valve bent.
Decided to take the heads and cylinders to professionals to get full makeover.
Bored out to 826, heads surfaced, valves ground, valve seats ground, helicoils, new valve stem seals.
Compression improved from 90psi to 150.
Headspec did the work, very nice guys and great work.
Finding TDC because I lost my crank pin thing.
Wideband AFR for fun.
Better crank angle sensor.
DIY seat cover.
I’ll probably get a pro to do some nice pleats at some stage.
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Ready for registration.
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@jdseibe On the contrary, I’ve always liked the balanced look. That is why I removed my 3 into 1 header and went back to 3 into 2. Unless you go full electronic gage pod. I like the separate gages.