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Offline Johnny4428

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Historic status.
« on: April 01, 2022, 12:08:56 PM »
Another hits the 40+ mark. Might as well put it on the road, it’s not going to cost anything. Went to local post office to apply for historic status fully expecting to pay the road tax and then having to claim it back when the historic status changes. Pleasantly surprised when I came away with twelve months road tax without paying anything. Happy days!
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Re: Historic status.
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2022, 12:20:27 PM »
Yes off to post office later today for this old girl that turned 41 today


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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2022, 12:32:51 PM »
WOW! She looks stunning. I remember them coming out, it's sobering to think they now have historic status. :'(

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2022, 12:50:53 PM »
WOW! She looks stunning. I remember them coming out, it's sobering to think they now have historic status. :'(
Yes she is lovely

What’s more sobering is the price of them now, especially 2t bikes like the RD and FS1E

An Rd350lc was about  £1200 in 1981 but now bikes that are fully restored are selling for £9k and up and the price is still rising


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Re: Historic status.
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2022, 01:32:51 PM »
Another hits the 40+ mark. Might as well put it on the road, it’s not going to cost anything. Went to local post office to apply for historic status fully expecting to pay the road tax and then having to claim it back when the historic status changes. Pleasantly surprised when I came away with twelve months road tax without paying anything. Happy days!

Seeing that C90 reminded me of my best mate at the time when I was at Tech College in the late 60's he had one that he commuted back home from Derby to Wales on at weekends during the summer!
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2022, 01:37:38 PM »
That’s a cracker of an RDlc!


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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2022, 03:36:23 PM »
That’s a cracker of an RDlc!
I agree my BiL has one in similar condition so it's good to see a few are still around. He had one as a teenager from new but it's not the same one.
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2022, 04:41:58 PM »
Yes off to post office later today for this old girl that turned 41 today


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Well that was easy

All done at the post office and did not have to buy a years road tax either only for it it be fully refunded

Log book should be back in two weeks

Best wishes Al


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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2022, 06:40:05 PM »
You know I kove it but thats a great shot Al, dribbling here ;D
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2022, 06:51:03 PM »
40 odd years already, I remember unpacking those from the crates, doesn't seem that long ago.
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2022, 07:20:47 PM »
Just for you Roo

She’s a bit smoky at the mo but that’s cos I sloshed a bit of 2t oil round the tank before storing it over winter

https://youtu.be/GIIqj8DV70U

But I think Greta.Thumberg would fully approve

Just need to sort out the CB400F it ran faultlessly last year did the same storage procedure but it’s a no starter and floods so carbs out for a check as I suspect the remains of fuel has dried and left a coating inside the carbs causing slightly sticky floats and valves

Won’t be storing it again like that and will instead run it every couple of weeks over winter to keep it in tip top running order

But an easy job for the weekend


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Re: Historic status.
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2022, 07:22:28 PM »




"All done at the post office and did not have to buy a years road tax either only for it it be fully refunded"

It always makes me smile when I tax my historic car or bike when they ask if I would like 6 or 12 months FREE road tax.
Mmmmmmmmmmm , now let me see, perhaps I'll go with the 12 months to be safe. ::)







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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2022, 12:59:03 PM »
Just for you Roo

She’s a bit smoky at the mo but that’s cos I sloshed a bit of 2t oil round the tank before storing it over winter

https://youtu.be/GIIqj8DV70U

But I think Greta.Thumberg would fully approve

Just need to sort out the CB400F it ran faultlessly last year did the same storage procedure but it’s a no starter and floods so carbs out for a check as I suspect the remains of fuel has dried and left a coating inside the carbs causing slightly sticky floats and valves

Won’t be storing it again like that and will instead run it every couple of weeks over winter to keep it in tip top running order

But an easy job for the weekend


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Oh, yer filthy beast, that sounds simply fantastic Al. ;D ;D ;D

 I'm hoping to take a trip up and see it for real come the summer, sadly I only have a few crap photos of my old one just before it went but that littke film made me grin from ear to ear.

Possibly not a 'Kleenex' moment but not far off ;D

Nice little carb fettle for you this weekend then, that'll keep you in the shed with some tunes on and a brew.........Fantastic.

Just have to cut the grass and Im out there meself. We're on cleaning duty of old shagged parts to access the cost this arvo.......eeessh! :-\
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2022, 01:40:46 PM »
Just for you Roo

She’s a bit smoky at the mo but that’s cos I sloshed a bit of 2t oil round the tank before storing it over winter

https://youtu.be/GIIqj8DV70U

But I think Greta.Thumberg would fully approve

Just need to sort out the CB400F it ran faultlessly last year did the same storage procedure but it’s a no starter and floods so carbs out for a check as I suspect the remains of fuel has dried and left a coating inside the carbs causing slightly sticky floats and valves

Won’t be storing it again like that and will instead run it every couple of weeks over winter to keep it in tip top running order

But an easy job for the weekend


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Oh, yer filthy beast, that sounds simply fantastic Al. ;D ;D ;D

 I'm hoping to take a trip up and see it for real come the summer, sadly I only have a few crap photos of my old one just before it went but that littke film made me grin from ear to ear.

Possibly not a 'Kleenex' moment but not far off ;D

Nice little carb fettle for you this weekend then, that'll keep you in the shed with some tunes on and a brew.........Fantastic.

Just have to cut the grass and Im out there meself. We're on cleaning duty of old shagged parts to access the cost this arvo.......eeessh! :-\
Hi Roo

Glad you like it

Yes a carbs out and had plenty of practice and  all now out and on the bench in 20 mins

Almost if Honda designed it this way for an annual carb clean

But the rebuild will be in the week as weekend now taken up with two fur daughters one two years old and the other is 14 weeks




Yes will be good to meet you in person

Catch up soon and enjoy the grass cutting

Best wishes Al


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Re: Historic status.
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2022, 01:44:38 PM »
Bless, they look splendid and the young un has great possibilities in the sock biting department no doubt? ;D


Not so much 'The Lawnmower Man' more like 'The Flymo Fella'...........I'm being looked at,.........best get on ::) ;D
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1977 CB550F (new money pit!!)
2002 VFR800 VTEC
1977 CB400F (current money pit!)
1998 Ducati 748\853 conversion
1980 ish CB750KZ in a billion bits (need to get rid!!)

 

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