1974 Yamaha TX 750

1974 Yamaha TX 750

Postby Larsbud64 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:52 pm

Hi Guys,

Just picked up 1974 Yamaha TX 750
The bike is a basket case that someone started to work on and didn’t have a clue what they were doing. I’ve started putting the old girl back together to see what all needs to be fixed, but have run into an issue. I need a service manual, because the last owner decided to disconnect the wiring and remove all the components from the frame.
Yah a real mess!!
So if anyone out there can help me I’d be grateful.
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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX 750

Postby MOUSE » Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:53 am

You may have to buy one, but worth asking.


http://www.tobyfolwick.com/tx750/restore.php
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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX 750

Postby Larsbud64 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:07 pm

Here's some pics of me working on the old girl, thanks Honey you got my good side.
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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX 750

Postby Larsbud64 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:12 pm

Here's a pic of my seat I just refinished.
I added 1” jell-foam for padding and cut up an old leather jacket to make the cover.
Total coast $24.00 and a weekend.
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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX 750

Postby Tman » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:11 pm

Nice, that. I'm impressed.. :29
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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX 750

Postby Larsbud64 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:51 pm

Well here’s an up date on the project.
1/ Picked up a manual off eBay.
2/ The old girl needed a new main wiring harness, there was no way in hell I could save it. Got one off eBay.
3/ Needed a reserve light unit, got that of a local bike wrecker.
4/ Stripped the paint off the front fender and head light basil, back to the chrome.
5/ Factory front signal lights picked up and the local wreckers, but had to order new lenses off eBay.
6/ Rebuilt one carb, but had to order a replacement float housing for the left hand carb. The bike did fire up!!!
7/ Add a performance breather filter to match my K&N carb filters. Picked up at Canadian Tire.
8/ Clean and purged frond disc brakes, may need to find a rebuild kit for the master cylinder (slow leak)
9/ Had to replace fuel tank, it was beyond repair. Was able to find a good one off eBay and it even wasn’t a bad price.
10/ Rebuilt the old fuel cap, but had to order replacement petcocks. The old ones had been welded to the beaten up tank. (Will need Yamaha tank badges)
11/ Ordered, but still waiting for cable kits to make new custom length clutch and carb cables. I ended up ordering from England to get the best price.
12/ Ordered a new tachometer cable from eBay, but has not arrived yet.
There has been a lot of cleaning and polishing also done and still to be done as the days pass by. I’m hoping to paint the bike next month, but not quite sure of the color yet. It’s going to be metallic, but what color mmm. Will have to see.

So that’s where I am right now on the build.
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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX 750

Postby Larsbud64 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:03 pm

Here's some pics of the work.
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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX 750

Postby Welsh Wizard » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:09 pm

Welcome Larsbud64 Looks like you may be getting ready to race with all the holes drilled, nice project .
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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX 750

Postby Larsbud64 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:14 pm

Thanks, been fun most of the time.
The tachometer cable can in yesterday and I installed it, there's still something elts at the post office too. Will be picking it up today.
Did a test paint on the left battery cover and it looked good. So the color I'm going with is a Metallic Teal.
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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX 750

Postby Larsbud64 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:17 pm

Add the new Throttle and clutch tables, real smooth and working grate.
But have got a new issue.
I also got my petcocks and started the bike up, the right side rund good and smooth, but the left is not. Seems to spudder and if I give it gas, it'll die. It also sounds poorly like if the valves are off. I'm planning to pull the carb off and wrip it appart, I'm hoping the issue lies there and not in the engine.
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