As a first step with any new-to-me vehicle, I drain the oil, flush the system with some cheap oil, or a flush agent, and then put some trusted stuff in the crankcase or oil tank. I am a longtime believer in Castrol products, but Honda's own stuff is good as well in the old bikes. In this case, the oil was filthy, and the filter was long past filtering. Even the housing fins were caked with grime. Somehow once you are finished with this fluid replacement process, the bike sounds better and runs smoother. If that is all in my head, then so be it. However, some things are decidedly more factual. In air/oil-cooled engines, having dirty oil has a double whammo effect: it does not cool as well, and it does not lubricate as well. Not good. There, I feel so much better now.
1976 Honda CB750
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You know how they say you should never combine late night, drinking, and Ebay ? Well add Craigslist. Good looking bike, low investment, improve on the last CB750 experience, sounds good right ? Well, I needed another project like a hole in the head, and room is very tight, and then time became very tight. As a result, even getting this bike's page up is 2 months behind the event. In any case, a little stripping has taken place with the removal of the sissy bar, and the cleanup of a few areas. It starts and runs fine, but the choke is not working well, and there are a few cosmetic things to look into to. Stay tuned....