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Re: My New Project arrives after a 44 year wait!
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2023, 06:16:48 PM »
Good luck with that one Dave 😁😁😁😁
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Re: My New Project arrives after a 44 year wait!
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2023, 06:39:38 PM »
Dave, I was at Kempton as well - strange weather! There wasn't that much Honda stuff there....

Did you buy the 400/4 front mudguard Matt :'(!
No, not much there, a lot of stallholders appear to have read the forecast and stayed away. As Henry Cole would say 'a lot of detritus and trinketry'. £2 for a tea bag thrown into a paper cup as well! I did get a set of new TEC rear shocks for the 400 though :). The guy who sells the TEC shocks only has two pairs left, after they sell, that's it.

No, I didn't see it, so must have gone before I got there. I can assure you that the coffee is a little better by the coffee wagon by the ramp. (only just!)
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Re: My New Project arrives after a 44 year wait!
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2023, 06:58:11 PM »
I wish you every success wit this. Regarding rat p!$$, surely it is time for steam cleaning?
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Re: My New Project arrives after a 44 year wait!
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2023, 07:43:44 PM »
“We’re all doomed…”

And it's going to be another yellow one :o
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Re: My New Project arrives after a 44 year wait!
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2023, 10:05:15 PM »
Nice project and price Dave. not a CB160 though.

You need to speak with Oddjob (Ken) about the rat pi$$. I would pressure wash it and then chuck some neat Zoflora over it. I sprayed some of it in my shed over a year ago and you can still smell it. Thankfully, is didn't have rats in it..just a bit pongy after the roof leaked.
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Re: My New Project arrives after a 44 year wait!
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2023, 10:36:48 PM »
Dave, I was at Kempton as well - strange weather! There wasn't that much Honda stuff there....

I did get a set of new TEC rear shocks for the 400 though :). The guy who sells the TEC shocks only has two pairs left, after they sell, that's it.

Got his details Dave?

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The guy selling the TEC shocks is:
BHP Performance
His name is David Hunt
Tel: 01932786030
Call evenings and weekends or leave a message. He is TEC's South of England agent.

He has two pairs of the fully exposed spring type (the correct look) and two pairs of the shrouded type left in stock. They cost £60/pair and are/were made in Australia by IKON so decent quality.
They are 315mm centre to centre and not the 310mm of the genuine Honda items but you really won't notice.
Good luck getting a pair as TEC have no idea when they will be making anymore.
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Re: My New Project arrives after a 44 year wait!
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2023, 10:44:55 PM »
Nice project and price Dave. not a CB160 though.

You need to speak with Oddjob (Ken) about the rat pi$$. I would pressure wash it and then chuck some neat Zoflora over it. I sprayed some of it in my shed over a year ago and you can still smell it. Thankfully, is didn't have rats in it..just a bit pongy after the roof leaked.

I've bought some Jeyes fluid Ash on the recommendation of Nigel. I'm going to spray it on and leave it for a bit to work before using a pressure washer to clean it off. Before I clean it though I need to get the seat off which is going to be difficult with no key :(.
Yep, it's not the CB160 or CB175 I was actually after but this bike has some history to me and I would like to restore it to the day I first saw it (and heard it with the Marshall pipe that eventually fell off in the Hanger Lane gyratory underpass!).
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Re: My New Project arrives after a 44 year wait!
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2023, 12:16:22 AM »
Hahaha that takes me back Dave......I wish I had a quid for every Safety Induction Course I presented in my 22 years at London Underground.....impressing upon the 'Invincibles' (the 25 year old's who knew it all) about how Weils Disease could kill them within 24 hours if they contracted it....and how NOT to keep their working clothes etc loose in the boot of their car because their Missus would be putting the Tesco shopping in the same boot the day after !

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Good luck with the latest money pit....no doubt it will get there in the end and be something to be proud of once again.
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Re: My New Project arrives after a 44 year wait!
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2023, 01:40:05 AM »
Remove the nuts holding the locking bar onto the seat pan, seat will then come off and the bar can be removed by twisting it sideways. Hardest part is getting a spanner onto the nuts but 1/4" drive sockets could be the answer.
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Re: My New Project arrives after a 44 year wait!
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2023, 09:34:26 AM »
It will be interesting to see the dismantling & rebuild as you progress if you decide to do a project thread.

Stuff like getting the seat off without a key for instance will be of interest to others.
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Re: My New Project arrives after a 44 year wait!
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2023, 06:18:12 PM »
A nice connection there Dave, I like these that with a little history makes them just a little more special.

You probably know this, when using jet wash to clean it post disinfection, make sure nose, eyes and mouth are covered to avoid airborne spray emissions from reaching your body soft membranes and further into lungs.

Alan, did you also have to do things like periodically venting "deadleg" emergency shower provision to control risk of leogenaire potential?  Oh the delights of all the nasty stuff out to get us  :(

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Re: My New Project arrives after a 44 year wait!
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2023, 08:14:57 PM »
Good tip Nigel👍.
LU staff would do a weekly vent of showers in changing areas to prevent legionaries disease. There was a case of it at the Neasden sports club a good few years ago although legionnaires would be the last thing on my mind when using those changing rooms, they were pretty rank and the type of place you would wear flip flops even in the shower!
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Re: My New Project arrives after a 44 year wait!
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2023, 08:35:34 PM »
You do know Weils disease is very rare and you can only catch it off the urine of INFECTED rats not all rats. Doesn't hurt to take precautions I suppose but my bike was covered in rat piss and I just got on with it, soaked the seat foam in disinfectant for a few days and let it air out. Seems ok now but I doubt I'll reuse it due to bits falling off with age.
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Re: My New Project arrives after a 44 year wait!
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2023, 12:39:50 PM »
Weills Disease wasn't particularly prevalent on LU Premises, but the fact that it could kill people within 24 hours meant that it had to be taken seriously........plus the fact that we had numerous areas where stagnant water and Vermin were the norm.....the Inverts underneath Station Platforms were a high risk. When the Trains stop running the Vermin come out to play !!

I'd like to think that the LU Safety Induction Course - where you MUST receive the 'basic training' before being allowed access to work on LU Premises was responsible for the low infection rates, and the many other 'mandatory' Training Courses also reinforced the knowledge and understanding of our Staff and Contractors, so the message was constantly repeated as people had to regularly take Refresher Courses in order to do their job.

The most difficult aspect was getting across to the 'Invincibles' (and those whose first language wasn't English) that if they didn't apply basic good Hygiene principles and take some simple precautions, then IF they did contract the disease they'd possibly pop their clogs rather quickly !

I reinforced the message about them passing the disease to their Wife and Kids and painted the picture of how would their loved ones manage without their Dad (the Breadwinner) if they passed away....quite a sobering thought to a bloke in his 20's or 30's with young Kids.....and during my Safety Inspections on LU Premises I often witnessed Supervisors (who had attended my Safety Inductions years before) passing on the same message to their Staff so the seeds I planted had grown.

No K2, I didn't get involved in managing 'Deadleg' water systems etc - I'm pleased to say ! Regarding Ken's comments about Rats only carrying the Infections being the dangerous ones....I never managed to run fast enough to catch one to test it for Weills Disease ! LOL. Our biggest concern though was Vermin peeing in the stagnant water pools under the Platform Inverts and then Workers walking, wading or crawling through those pools....hence the importance of thorough washing ASAP, especially before touching their face or eating and drinking.

My apologies for the lengthy comments, but they are still relevant for those who might work in 'dodgy' premises....personally I had to spend a couple of days cleaning out my Garage a few years back as some furry critters found a long forgotten stash of bird seed ! Not nice I can tell you !


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Re: My New Project arrives after a 44 year wait!
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2023, 12:49:50 PM »
Did you instruct on the hazards of mercury when the mercury arc rectifiers got broken or scrapped?
Heard stories of the floors of control rooms having tiny globules of mercury sloshing about.
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