Seven Fifty cafe-racer. Cylinder head.

As I wrote earlier, I used CBX750 cylinder head and camshafts in this my Honda Cb750 Seven Fifty cafe-racer project. And even as all components were checked and turned out to be in sound condition, still there were a lot of work to do.  Thirty years  old carbon deposits  with their deepest mostly fossilized layers could be  hard to remove. And to be honest, sometimes I think Honda have been used sand casting technologies up until now… CBX750 cylinder head has sixteen valves, so channels are tight and intake channels are awfully deep in addition.

On this background carbon deposits on valves may look like easy game.

However, unscrewing of Honda CBX750 exhaust studs with their 6mm to 8 mm change of thickness gave me a real headache, even with welding involved…

But I used to this kind of work, so I did rather cleaning than porting work to cylinder head channels, cleaned valves and won the battle for unscrewing exhaust studs. After it was finished I gave cylinder head and valves to the special machining shop which specializes on cylinder boring and cylinder head components works.

I ordered cylinder head surface grinding, valve seats refacing  and valve face machining. May be that’s not the best cylinder head work I have ever done, but anyhow, after my efforts and machining  all parts looked much better than before:-)

  When I prepared engine for assembling I cleaned and sorted all required components for every valve installation.

Ready to be assembled:

What else we need? Of course, OEM valve seals.

Special tool, molybdenum grease and engine oil.

My tool worked, as always, perfectly, so I easily installed valve by valve.

Little trick: washer made of plastic oil can to make process smooth.

And here it was, first ready engine unit.

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