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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2023, 09:29:11 AM »
That device is a known troublemaker. Reason why is US regulations which more or less forced Honda to improvise it on an already existing model. My advice: abandon it, the effect on the environment is futile.

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« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2023, 10:37:51 AM »
You’re right DR, I think it’s an over engineered system that achieves very little. I would like to have read the emission figures with and without to see what the difference was. Although I do have everything I still like the idea of the 500 filter Dom! Remember a lot of years ago having trouble with that seal between filter box and housing but I’ve had the air box and carbs off my K3 that many times that I got to be quite good at it.😜😜
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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2023, 11:22:39 AM »
If it fits, I'd choose the CB500 airfilter element. I has a big filter area and it lasts forever.

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« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2023, 12:13:20 PM »
If it fits, I'd choose the CB500 airfilter element. I has a big filter area and it lasts forever.
And a hell of a lot cheaper too! Thanks!
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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2023, 12:46:22 PM »
If it fits, I'd choose the CB500 airfilter element. I has a big filter area and it lasts forever.

It can easily be made to fit, it just needs a small bracket made to stop it slipping down.
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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2023, 02:19:49 PM »
If it fits, I'd choose the CB500 airfilter element. I has a big filter area and it lasts forever.

It can easily be made to fit, it just needs a small bracket made to stop it slipping down.

Or fit the 500 airbox where it fits. I threw a few of those away many years ago, no one wanted them then. My BIL just found a load of 500 bits in his sons garage where he'd stored them many moons ago, I'll ask if he's got any filter parts.
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« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2023, 06:14:28 PM »
Thanks Ken, if not I’ll soon adapt to fit! Cheers!
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« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2023, 06:18:54 PM »
Well thought I would pull the carbs and have a go at improving on the fuel delivery, I think it’s safe to say they are needing a good clean! Number 4 float pin is fighting me a bit, these 50 year old float pin pillars scare me. Wouldn’t take much to break. Think I’ll leave to soak and try tomorrow.
It fought me but I won! 🤣🤣
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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2023, 06:22:29 PM »
Nice project bike to get your teeth into.

It may help on carbs if you've a steamer (wallpaper stripper) to direct a continuous jet of steam at the gunge to free it  from a comfortable accumulation it's acquired.

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« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2023, 06:25:40 PM »
O nice one Nigel! Never thought about steam! 👍
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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2023, 06:29:40 PM »
This worked very well with the grease gun method, first time I had tried it. It was Bryanj’s post previous that recommended doing it this way. Last time I used compressed air and a rag wrapped around Caliper which also worked, not quite as safe.
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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2023, 09:04:26 PM »
Ooh, that caliper looks horrible! ☹️ Well done for getting the piston out.
What's the bore look like?
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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2023, 09:31:50 PM »
Someone needs to invent a pair of broad nosed pliers with a nice slot on one of the jaws to hold  against the float pillar on the inside edge - the other jaw needs to have a firing pin so you can push the float hinge pin out.
Nice idea Ted! As long as it supports both pillars at the same time. 👍

Ah a slight flaw in my thinking there. :(
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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2023, 10:04:41 PM »
Ooh, that caliper looks horrible! ☹️ Well done for getting the piston out.
What's the bore look like?
Bore was not too bad Gareth and the piston hardly had a mark on it surprisingly. Good clean and a new seal and good to go.
1952 Cymoto on Triumph bicycle.
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1974 Honda CB550K1. Running resto,
1978 Honda CB550K3.
1999 ST1100 Pan European 50th Anniversary.
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1973 Honda CB750K3

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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2023, 10:17:05 PM »
Ooh, that caliper looks horrible! ☹️ Well done for getting the piston out.
What's the bore look like?
Bore was not too bad Gareth and the piston hardly had a mark on it surprisingly. Good clean and a new seal and good to go.

Good news. 👍
Gareth

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