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Offline Nurse Julie

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Re: Yankee Doodle not so dandy CB400 rebuild
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2018, 09:25:18 PM »
Or a veggie steamer saucepan thingy, just chuck everything in the basket, put lid on and let it steam away. I picked up a double layered one in the charity shop for £8.00....worth every penny and more.
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« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2018, 10:21:44 PM »
What does the wife say about that on the stove Julie?  ;)
One day I'll have the time to restore it, not just talk and dream....

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« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2018, 10:54:47 PM »
What does the wife say about that on the stove Julie?  ;)
Who, Trig, absolutely nothing, he knows better than to object to anything i do in my kitchen 😀😀😀😀😀😀
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Re: Yankee Doodle not so dandy CB400 rebuild
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2018, 01:40:39 AM »
My Partner has a hand steamer thingy in the garage that she never used.

What a waste of money! The sh#t people buy!.  I said.

I will try it tomorrow. FFS DON@T TELL HER  ;D
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Re: Yankee Doodle not so dandy CB400 rebuild
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2018, 05:21:34 PM »
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Re: Yankee Doodle not so dandy CB400 rebuild
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2018, 12:53:50 AM »
The postman came today. Don’t you love it when he brings something shiny. If I outbid you for this beauty then I don’t apologise at all 😂😂 [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ]
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« Reply #36 on: September 25, 2018, 08:20:34 AM »
😎😎😎 is that real chrome, they look very, very, very shiney.
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« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2018, 04:29:46 PM »
Put your shades on before looking too closely...that is very shiny. Now you won;t be able to ride in the damp/wet/vaguely possibl;e chance of moisture for fear of dulling the finish :)
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Re: Yankee Doodle not so dandy CB400 rebuild
« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2018, 07:08:03 PM »
You out bid me !  are they DS or genuine ones , the guy didnt know.

I do have one shinny set but need another set by the spring and then I got another 400 f which will be a special (Delkevic) and I'll soon do report on here.  Yes I've got 3 of 400/f  and a GPZ400  !!!
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Re: Yankee Doodle not so dandy CB400 rebuild
« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2018, 07:40:59 PM »
Outbid me too. And got. Outbid on the other set I bid on as well. Need a set so I can get rid of this grotty Motad system!

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Re: Yankee Doodle not so dandy CB400 rebuild
« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2018, 07:45:17 PM »
The collector box wasn't chromed on the OEM ones, mine isn't and there is usually a grey weld line(looks like chicken shit weld) around where the two fixed pipes fit into the collector. I take it this set has been rechromed hense the extremely blingy OTT finish ?
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Re: Yankee Doodle not so dandy CB400 rebuild
« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2018, 08:06:58 AM »
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Re: Yankee Doodle not so dandy CB400 rebuild
« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2018, 11:59:31 AM »
Hands up if you have been caught out by the spring and ball bearing on carburettor 4 choke lever assembly  [ Guests cannot view attachments ]
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Re: Yankee Doodle not so dandy CB400 rebuild
« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2018, 12:20:39 PM »
👍. Are you on your hands and knees looking for it somewhere on the floor?

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Re: Yankee Doodle not so dandy CB400 rebuild
« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2018, 12:50:48 PM »
👍. Are you on your hands and knees looking for it somewhere on the floor?
No Found the ball bearing on the workbench. Never found the spring. Managed to re-purpose one from some bmw bits I had left over.  8)
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