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Old 08-28-2008, 01:56 PM   #1
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Puke My 73 Yamaha TX750 Rebuild....

What I have 73 (74?) TX750 only parts missing (so far that I can tell )

Left Side sidecover
Left side engine (points) cover
Seat...

So I started parts hunting.. came up with all the parts I am missing
the left side sidecover was a bitch to get.. it seems that I can find the Right side in various colors and conditions but the only left side cover I was able to find during a months of searching was in the wonderful color and condition of rusted but repairable... I also picked up a Service manual for the thing off eBay.. (Which I hate having to use but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do...I am refering to eBay not the directions ) I will post the pics of the bike tomorrow night... the next few weeks my brother will be up and help me work on my house (flooded in Iowa june floods) and working on the bike

So my trial begins....while i have heard both good and bad (I quote Mike from Mikes XS The (tx750) are a grenade!) pics coming soon...
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:34 PM   #2
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Hiya n00b. Don't have a TX750, but ...

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pics coming soon...


And, if you can pick up some beer while yer out ...
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:44 AM   #3
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I admire your pluck.

<<<>>>while i have heard both good and bad (I quote Mike from Mikes XS The (tx750) are a grenade!)...>>>

I've never heard anything good about that model.
By the time I started wrenching in a Yamaha dealership in 1979, they had all but disappeared. I only saw two in the 22 years I was a M.C. wrench and neither ran.
I asked the service manager when I was a Noob, what happened to them.
He simple replied, "too many chains".


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Old 08-30-2008, 04:29 PM   #4
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Time may not have been good to the 1973-4 TX750.....I test drove new one in late 1972 and thought it was pretty neat, Great looks and a sweet sound. Not sure what the mechanic issues were about but would like to see the internals of one.
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:28 AM   #5
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:15 AM   #6
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:23 AM   #7
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Here are some crappy pics I will get better ones soon...
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:23 AM   #8
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:24 AM   #9
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as you can see at first it was missing the left side engine cover, left sidecover, and seat.. The bike is in pretty damn good shape for getting for $230.00.. now once I start cleaning it up and tearing it down well see just how good of shape...

TO BE CONTINUED....
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:32 PM   #10
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I worked at a Honda-Yamaha dealership from 1977-1983. The only bike that we would not take in for service were TX750's. Period.

I remember the owner and service manager telling me stories about how the TX750's would blow-up motors left and right. You could not get parts because they were always being modified to fix whatever the latest problem happened to be.

Finally, Yamaha came around with a truck and dropped off new engines, free of charge, for each TX750 that the dealership had sold. They replaced the engines and advised the owners to sell the bikes, as we would no longer work on them. Ouch.

I only ever saw one in the 7 years I was there.
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:12 AM   #11
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Supposedly there's a fix for the issue of grenading engines. Look around, I have seen people here and in other places post it. I thing the culprit was in the oil scavenging system. I would love to get one of those bikes someday(among others).
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:47 PM   #12
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I worked at a Honda-Yamaha dealership from 1977-1983. The only bike that we would not take in for service were TX750's. Period.

I remember the owner and service manager telling me stories about how the TX750's would blow-up motors left and right. You could not get parts because they were always being modified to fix whatever the latest problem happened to be.

Finally, Yamaha came around with a truck and dropped off new engines, free of charge, for each TX750 that the dealership had sold. They replaced the engines and advised the owners to sell the bikes, as we would no longer work on them. Ouch.

I only ever saw one in the 7 years I was there.
Wow.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:15 AM   #13
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Slow (snail speed) going

All the parts I have ordered are in and the bike has been cleaned up and with all the new parts and tank sitting next to it, just ready for me to start wrenching on it. Before I get started on my bike the house that was flooded in june is in the final stages of repair. Drywall went up.. blah, blah, should be able to start wrenching by say... Nov
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:40 AM   #14
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Good luck, mang! (Sounds like you'll need it.)

Fear not, we're right here behind you cheering you on; laughing our asses off; ready to pour you a beer; all that shit.

Here comes the beer lady now!



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Old 10-04-2008, 06:47 PM   #15
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Good Lord Man! I realized I had made a huge mistake by the time I quit re-building every part on this goofy airhead I bought off craigs list. I finished it regardless and traded it for a functional motorcycle luckily. You on the other hand have a TX 750 to work on,they were widely known as the biggest piece of crap Yamaha ever built! Ive never seen one running,only as rusted heaps in sheds. I salute you sir! quixote leanings are always of value in this modern disposable world of ours. I really hope this bike is everything you think it may or could be.................what was I saying? Oh yeah! Best of luck on this esteemable project of yours and Ive got some sweet TM400s out behind the woodpile I could sell you cheap,also some Edsel parts that could possibly be applied to your current project as they do bear a resemblance. Im subscribing to this thread for sure. Im pulling for you!(how did you arrive at 230.00 on the price anyway?)
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