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Bacca

Post by Bacca » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:17 pm

Cromag wrote:ITS a 500 isnt it? wouldnt two XT 250 pistins fit....
No its a 1973 TX750 twin

Oldman Prof
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Post by Oldman Prof » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:17 am

no.it's a 750cc,pistons are 80mm dia, but they not a prob,I can fit VW golf pistons which are 81mm which takes it to 760cc ,gudgin/wrist pin is the same at 20mm,I just have to machine 2mm off the crown and they are much cheaper,even the good ones but I won't do anything before I can get bearings
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Post by Cromag » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:22 pm

My Bad....glad youve got a way around it, more interesting to say i used vw pistons anyway.....good luck with it.....so its bearnings youre now chasing.

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Post by midnight7503 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:30 pm

Hey Oldman try this place, I just did a search for pistons, crank bearings and cam bearing, its saying they have them all in stock

http://216.168.60.165/speedandsportinc/index.tpl

it actually looks like a great site, I hope it helps
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Oldman Prof
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Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:42 pm
Location: Cape Town,South Africa
Interests: I have a small lathe and an OLD horizontal milling machine,,,and a vertical milling head,,,,,,try to do as much of my own machining as possible

Post by Oldman Prof » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:04 am

Thanks midnight,I'll try them but I really am going to look into the needle roller plan,I like it,my 350 honda twin had them
Make what you can,only buy what you HAVE to

Oldman Prof
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Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:42 pm
Location: Cape Town,South Africa
Interests: I have a small lathe and an OLD horizontal milling machine,,,and a vertical milling head,,,,,,try to do as much of my own machining as possible

Re: Hello from Cape Town, South Africa

Post by Oldman Prof » Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:53 pm

Morning folks,,,,,actually forgot about this site,it's been 10 yrs.well a lot has happened since then,,,,,,,lost my job about 5yrs ago,,sold up the house,downgraded to put some startup money in my pocket to build a fair sized shed/workshop,,,got a small lathe,old tom senior milling machine.I work from home to supliment my pension and feed my chopper addiction.
I found someone with TX750 spares,,,,,with the bearings I needed,,,,second had,but good.Rebuilt his motor for him,,,got everything I needed for the motor,,including spare oversize pistons,new points and condensers,,,and a few more odds and ends,,,,and am now busy on the frame,,,,between customers bikes,so it's a bit slow.
I will post in the build section when I carry on again :D :D :D :D
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Re: Hello from Cape Town, South Africa

Post by Prof » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:20 pm

Good to have you back on deck. Will look forwards to your posts. Things quiet on forums as everyone seemed taken in by Facebook. But a few of us still here and more will come as builds are put up.
Chopit'nrideit... Prof

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