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Offline Johnny4428

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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #45 on: November 10, 2023, 08:48:14 PM »
Front brake had a good service, master cylinder stripped and new kit fitted, (still don’t have circlip pliers that will fit inside the unit but didn’t stop me getting it out) new seal and pads and Caliper had a couple of coats of acrylic satin. Filled up with Dot5 and bled. Rear end tomorrow. Pleased with the new keys from DS too. Was sure the one and only key I had was going to snap in one of the locks.
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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2023, 09:02:07 PM »
Looks like you caught the piston just in time Johnny, one more winter and it may have siezed in there :(.
Thanks for the reminder about the keys, I only have one and I know it's waiting to play hide & seek and will go missing the day I come to start the bike!
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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2023, 10:32:43 PM »
Yes it was actually seized in but didn’t take a big tap to get it out Dave. Strangely no sign of any brake fluid! Must have been drained at some point. Reservoir was as clean as a whistle. Yes hate the idea of only having one key!
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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2023, 06:53:26 PM »
I was in Wickes today and they have a key-cutting machine. Pop your key in, it's scanned and then cut. We didn't try it. It's not a big machine though so, given how many blanks exist I wonder how far a small key-cut kiosk will reach. Probably not to classic bikes!?
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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #49 on: November 12, 2023, 09:21:39 AM »
If you get the proper blank Andy don’t think there’s anything complex about the cuttings. Think I would have a go with a file set!😜
1952 Cymoto on Triumph bicycle.
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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 #50 on: November 12, 2023, 09:25:15 AM »
I was looking for the thread where Oddjob had a go at refurbishing side panel badges but failed. I have looked at replacements but they all seem to have white lettering?
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1999 ST1100 Pan European 50th Anniversary.
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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #51 on: November 12, 2023, 09:34:06 AM »
Timpsons can cut those keys. My branch had to order the blanks in but only took a couple of days.
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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #52 on: November 12, 2023, 10:03:42 AM »
I was looking for the thread where Oddjob had a go at refurbishing side panel badges but failed. I have looked at replacements but they all seem to have white lettering?
https://www.sohc.co.uk/index.php?topic=26679.0

I find it easier to just type key words into Google to find a thread on the forum.
I typed in Badge Restoration Oddjob and it came up top of the list.
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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #53 on: November 12, 2023, 10:31:17 AM »
If you type “site:sohc.co.uk” in front of your search term, it will just search this site.


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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #54 on: November 12, 2023, 12:27:48 PM »
Steve,
'Not a lot of people know that'. Me included!
That's a great piece of info and will save many hours of what's left of my short time on this Earth.  Like many, I've searched various sites for ages looking for info I once had.

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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #55 on: November 12, 2023, 12:42:06 PM »
Glad to be of service Ian


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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2023, 03:54:23 PM »
If you type “site:sohc.co.uk” in front of your search term, it will just search this site.


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I didn't know that either. Good info Steve
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« Reply #57 on: November 12, 2023, 03:57:31 PM »
This is a better thread for restoring the badges Johnny, page 14.

https://www.sohc.co.uk/index.php/topic,19895.195.html
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Offline Johnny4428

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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #58 on: November 12, 2023, 04:15:49 PM »
Thanks for the search tips guys! Who knew? Not me anyway, the painting of the badges don’t bother me that’s not a problem but the making of a new F is beyond my home skills! Anybody got a spare orange F?
1952 Cymoto on Triumph bicycle.
1961 Matchless G3
1974 Honda CB550K1. Running resto,
1978 Honda CB550K3.
1999 ST1100 Pan European 50th Anniversary.
1975,1980,1984,1986 Honda C90’s
1973 Honda CB750K3

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Re: It’s home at last!
« Reply #59 on: November 12, 2023, 04:19:15 PM »
Timpsons can cut those keys. My branch had to order the blanks in but only took a couple of days.
If you take them one of your keys and be nice they’ll cut them but they can only charge for keys that they supply so they won’t charge you if you offer a contribution to the charity box.

Had a new VFR key cut begore I came out here, didn’t charge me again

Just ask the question they try to um and ahh a bit but do it  every time  when asked even at different spots too


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