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  1. 1983 VT750C, fuel problems? wont start after running for a little, bad battery?

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    just to give everyone a heads up if you have been following this thread or are just curious. I got the engine put back together and back in the bike and I have to tell you it sounds way better and is much more responsive. Seems to snap right back to idle now and no more popping/miss fire from...
  2. 83' vt750c Hydraulic Tappet

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  3. 83' vt750c Hydraulic Tappet

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    Putting my engine back together some more, I noticed one of my tappets is warped and doesn't pump or spring or w/e like the other ones. It's warped and missing the little sleeve thing that goes over where it is bent. For the life of me I cannot seem to source a new one or even a used one...
  4. 83 vt750c rebuild timing

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    I did some more digging in the book and it says to use a liquid gasket.
  5. 83 vt750c rebuild timing

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    Well I moved it a tooth and it was even more off in the other direction so I put it back since it seemed way closer. Must be play from somewhere. I ordered a gasket kit, but for some reason it didnt come with the gaskets for the split heads. The gasket that goes between the valve springs/ cam...
  6. 83 vt750c rebuild timing

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    Ok I did that. Not a professional but I think it's off just one tooth. But I dont know.
  7. 83 vt750c rebuild timing

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    Yeah I'm putting the cam shafts back in. I will try doing TDC just seems like it would be easy to be off a tooth that way
  8. 1983 VT750C, fuel problems? wont start after running for a little, bad battery?

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    So i have the pods on each filter, but the exhaust is still baffled. rear cylinder seemed to run great, front not so much. i have 42 jet. stock is 40 right? im hoping i should be okay with what i have
  9. 1983 VT750C, fuel problems? wont start after running for a little, bad battery?

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    Thanks for all the help and feedback guys. Gasket kit should be here next week, also went ahead and bought a used good front cylinder to replace the questionable one i have, it should be here around the same time. With putting the engine back together coming soon, what is the best way to clean...
  10. 1983 VT750C, fuel problems? wont start after running for a little, bad battery?

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    Somewhere along the line of tearing this apart, the plug between alternator and voltage regulator wound up missing and all the wires are ripped apart. Colors are not matching the manual, but I'm trying to figure out which wires hook up to which so I can install a new plug. Preferably without...
  11. 1983 VT750C, fuel problems? wont start after running for a little, bad battery?

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    Got everything off the frame for cleaning and painting.
  12. 1983 VT750C, fuel problems? wont start after running for a little, bad battery?

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    320 grit is not too low?
  13. 1983 VT750C, fuel problems? wont start after running for a little, bad battery?

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    Honestly at this point, I'm so far into it. I'm just going to take everything off the frame and kinda do a restore, not going to replace parts if it's not broken, but wheels and electronics are pretty much all that's left on the bike. I would feel kinda silly painting the engine and putting it...
  14. 1983 VT750C, fuel problems? wont start after running for a little, bad battery?

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    Thanks, I will try that. 50 bucks for new rings isnt bad, I may go that route. I'm not to convinced that cylinder will clean up enough with just honing and getting them bored and then finding cheap subsequent larger piston and rings would probably be a nightmare to find. I can get a good used...
  15. 1983 VT750C, fuel problems? wont start after running for a little, bad battery?

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    Good news is there is absolutely no play anywhere in the rods, bearings or wrist pins
  16. 1983 VT750C, fuel problems? wont start after running for a little, bad battery?

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    I slid them off and I'm not really sure how much expansion they are supposed to have. It seems to be a hair and I mean a **** hair, almost and unmeasureable amount larger than the diameter of the piston, no where near the other two rings above it. Also I was trying to spin the rings around by...
  17. 1983 VT750C, fuel problems? wont start after running for a little, bad battery?

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    aaaaaa I agree with the cylinder marks, I have no idea what has caused them, but like i said, it is not like they are raised or recessed, i cant get a fingernail on them or anything. it appears to just be discoloring, it is on the side of the cylinder that would lean with the bike on its stand...
  18. 1983 VT750C, fuel problems? wont start after running for a little, bad battery?

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    As far as I know it doesnt have a switch. Atleast mine doesnt.
  19. 1983 VT750C, fuel problems? wont start after running for a little, bad battery?

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    Also kind of unrelated but the kick stand broke off the frame last week. It could probably be welded back on but I dont have a welder and really dont want to haul it to a shop to have it done. Are there any aftermarket solutions or Jerry rigs I can do to make something work?
  20. 1983 VT750C, fuel problems? wont start after running for a little, bad battery?

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    Yessir I downloaded the manual thanks to this site. And that video helps alot, thank you. I took a dremel with the brass wire whe and cleaned off all the surfaces. I am ready to assemble when I get the gaskets. Just wasn't sure about the timing. The manual can be very non descriptive and seems...
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