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Humour / Wife bought me some new tools.
« on: May 16, 2024, 01:52:35 PM »
I had some new tools from Wendy for my recent birthday - undecided between Metric & Imperial so she went for the safe option. ;D ;D ;D

Edible ones!

.Edible Tools by Macabe Thiele, on Flickr

CB500/550 / NGK plugs for 500
« on: May 15, 2024, 08:22:43 PM »
I have no idea when or where I bought them - I have a set of new NGK DR7EA plugs.
DS show the 500 plug as NGK DR7ES.

Can I use these DR7EA no idea what the S means compared to A ?

I can't seem to see the best route for the brake lamp switch wiring here is my photo.
Not sure if this would interfere with the fitting of the side panel.

Does anyone have a photo of the correct wiring route?

The cable tie is temporary, iginition currently disconnected whilst I'm doing the static timing.

.PXL_20240514_154010749 by Macabe Thiele, on Flickr

My side stand when it is in the up position is pretty much touching the front pipe on number one cylinder.
As my bike had a 4:1 system it was not an issue on the old silencer.

Before I look at trying to move the exhuast a tad is there any other possible explaination?

The Delkevic system comes with a large single rubber grommet what is this for?
There is a square rubber fitted for the centre stand.

CB500/550 / Rear brake hub anchor bar clip 94251-08000
« on: May 10, 2024, 04:25:04 PM »
I am after the above clip described as an 8 mm pin in the parts book ideally in stainless.

Can anyone tell me where I might be able to source a couple of these at sensible money?

In the short term I could use a split pin - I prefer to use the original style of clip - not sure what they are an called S pin?

My chain was replaced and was ittle used when I purchased the 500 from Bryan.
I have removed the light surface rust, after cleaning I have sprayed it with some chain lubricant that I have on my shelf it's a black coloured foam type grease called "IZUMI" Racing Japan that was given to me.

I have read online about a product called Putoline Chain Wax - not cheap but it sounds a neat idea to heat it up so the lubricant fully penetrates the rollers etc.

What do members here recommend as a good lubricant?

I had a second wind this evening so with the rear wheel in position, no brake shoes binding, attached the brake anchor bar to the hub.

With the axle nut loose the wheel rotates freely, as I tighten up the axle nut the wheel is stiffer to turn so something must be amiss.
It will rotate by hand but with much more effort.
The axle shaft fits easily through the hubs etc no force needed.

The fixed bearing was fitted without issue with the small spacer and the long spacer in position
Right hand bearing knocked in easily.
Left & right spacers in the correct position.
I haven't as yet fully torqued the axle nut wtf is going on?

Is it possible that the right hand bearing is not full against the central long spacer so it might improve the situation at full tightness?

I can't seem to find a picture in the parts book for the fitting of the rear brake hub anchor parts or what way round the shouldered bolt should fit - is it with the split pin on the inside or facing out?

Misc / Open / Car insurance for older vehicles.
« on: April 19, 2024, 01:27:26 PM »
My renewal quote from Direct line has arriived today for our 1997 Merc SL500.

Price has increased from £305.16 fully comp in 2023 to  £406.49 on restricted mileage of 2k a year. All the excess have increased as well. Cover is Market Value of the vehicle & includes Green Flag break down, glass cover with an excess of £125, accident excess £500. Full NCB but not protected.

There were 9 pages in red ink of excusions & policy changes including Government Action, War or usurped power etc.

Anyone here who can recomend a Broker or Company for older vehicles that are not really classics, I seem to be paying more for less cover?

Some members here will already be aware that our Grandsons Morgan & James were born following complications with something called TTTTS resulting in both twins having serious birth defects.

Sadly Morgan died on the 24th February 2024 aged 19 years having been born a quadreplegic with all the complication that resulted from his birth - yesterday at Northgate Church in Chester was the Celebration of Life Service attended by his Paediatrician who also gave a short Eulogy as did others who knew the family.

As you can imagine it was an emotional day lifted by photos and accounts by his parents Sharon & Rob of how even with his level of disability he could still express joy with fits of giggles, a raised eyebrow and a huge smile.

Wendy and I came away emotionally drained from the service  with a better understanding of how parents like Sharon and Rob are rewarded by the small signs of appreciation shown by Morgan whose life was so different from the norm.   
I came away with a new understanding of the quality of life being different but no less meaningful for parents of severely disabled children and the relationships between siblings.

Morgans surviving twin James has different challenges following severe developmental issues from brain damage leaving him stuck in terms of mental developmeny firmly in the 4-5 years of age zone. James always had a strong bond with his twin brother verging on obsessional to a casual observer. There will be new challenges ahead for Sharon & Rob as James comes to terms with his new situation.

With our wide membership base there are members here who can empathise with the events of yesterday - when James first saw my 400 he was suitably impressed by the bike. Life goes on  - I look forward to him seeing my 500 in the future.

CB500/550 / 500 Speedometer Cable Lubricant question?
« on: April 11, 2024, 01:32:37 PM »
On my 400 it was a new speedometer cable so fitted it as it came - I've pulled out the inner cable on my 500 as it looks a bit mucky . I wiped it down with some WD40 type spray it appears to be a relatively new cable judging by the outer cable condition.

 Probably an aftermarket cable as the end where it fits the wheel drive unit is plastic.

What is the best lubricant to use as I suspect grease will be far too thick?
I do not want to risk anything reaching into my restored clocks either.

Misc / Open / 550 on e-bay
« on: March 18, 2024, 09:16:54 AM »
This looks a half decent starting point as long as the winning price is not too steep.

CB500/550 / Removing excess powder coating from Brake Hub
« on: March 16, 2024, 03:47:36 PM »
After doing a few household chores today I had half an hour to spare to look at building up the brake back plate with the brake shoes.
When I fitted the brake shoes there was no room for a washer between the shoes & the split pin - the original twin link item was missing so individual washers were used instead.

The powder coating appears to have raised the brake shoes both at the lever end and the pivot pins. As a result the brake shoes do not sit where they were before.

I do not have a Dremel tool so what is the easiest/best  way to remove the powder coating in the three affected areas. i.e. the brake shoe pins and the bottom lever actuator boss.

Is a Stanley knife blade likely to work (feels a tad dangerous) or do I use a small plastic cutting wheel in my electric drill?

CB350/400 / 400 Keyster Brassware.
« on: March 10, 2024, 11:55:13 AM »
When I bought my 400 it came with quite a few new parts still in original packaging mostly purchased ten or twelve years earlier by the PO.
The Keyster Carb Kits receive generally  poor reviews on this site
My 400 came with a full set of Keyster Kits that were still boxed.

At the time I was pretty much unaware that Keyster parts were considered poor quality. My 400 runs fine on the Keyster parts so thought I would ask if others found them okay. I am aware of  members who have found them a problem.

Has the quality dropped in a decade or is it a quality control issue?

Misc / Open / I haven't any of this in my Garage 0W/20 Sythetic Oil.
« on: March 09, 2024, 02:02:26 PM »
After over a year of thinking about changing our Jeep GC I finally part exchanged her for a Euro 6 compliant Petrol mild hybrid vehicle. 

Whilst reading the handbook I was stunned to find the engine oil is 0W/20 Castrol Edge - that must pour like water out of the countainer!

Misc / Open / This is what Honda NOS looks like.
« on: March 08, 2024, 05:13:59 PM »
This is a photo of what NOS Honda Piston  Boxes looked like.

Parts now fitted to a members engine.

,NOS boxes by Macabe Thiele, on Flickr

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