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derrick woods

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Well I started the tear down process and the list of everything needed to get her on the Rd
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she should be ready in 4months if everything goes well look like it's gonna take about 8 to 900 to get her Rd worthy think I'm gonna go ahead and do the head gaskets and valve seals to save from having to tear it apart in the future
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I definitely have to reseal the tank it's got a lot of rust from sitting 20years with urethane in it
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I used a solution of about 50% muriatic acid. Put maybe a guart in the tank after removing petcock and plugging up the holes. Just repositioned it a few times until all the rust gone. Then washed it out thoroughly. Worked like magic. Inside is bright and clean.
 
I used a solution of about 50% muriatic acid. Put maybe a guart in the tank after removing petcock and plugging up the holes. Just repositioned it a few times until all the rust gone. Then washed it out thoroughly. Worked like magic. Inside is bright and clean.
Did you use any type of tank sealer afterwards?
 
Nice looking bike. Btw
Mine is an 82 same color. I think they are very nice looking bikes. The original paint cleans up very nicely.
I had to replace my tank. Found a good used one and painted it.
 
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Worked more on the bike today got the gas tank off full of rust got to soak it some vinegar
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anyway here's some pics and and if you're wondering how to clean a greasy engine there's a product called spray nine it is absolutely fantastic doesn't smell you can use it on fabric Grease will not hurt rubber o-rings will not hurt your hands and there is no noxious smell
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I use this stuff in my pressure canister to clean fuel injectors that's how good this stuff is. Also repaired some plastic on the fairing you can use a soldering iron to stitch the plastic works very good just make sure you do it in an inconspicuous place but it will make it as strong as it was before the crack
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If you really want to make it shine, pull the aluminum covers and intake elbows off and polish them. It's a few hours well spent.
 

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If you really want to make it shine, pull the aluminum covers and intake elbows off and polish them. It's a few hours well spent.
Yeah we'll after I get it running I still got to do head gasket job valve seals rebuild the carburetors I just wanted to clean it up before I tore into a greasy engine
 
Got the heads on getting ready to rebuild my water pump thanks to the fantastic quality bearing kits from John Evans wingovations.com he sells the best kit for this if you have the skill to rebuild the factory pump do it because it will always be better than the cheap Chinese ones
 

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The original water pumps had bakelite (early type of plastic) impellers.
What you probably have here is a genuine Honda replacement pump.
The metal impellers are an improvement over the bakelite, I M H O
 

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