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CB500/550 / USA scrap yards
« on: June 11, 2022, 02:08:36 AM »
Hiya,
As some of you know, I'm over the pond for a month rescue-ing  a fish farm in south Carolina. This however has given me the chance to get to a couple of local ish, bike scrappers. I'm going next week (prob Thursday) so if there's anything you need and want me to scout for, let me know. If any good and I can hoard some stuff, I'll ship it over in one hit so it'll be a share of the postage if you're interested. I'm not buying frames and huge things but if there's anything you want, let me know and I'll see what I can do. I can swap wattsapp piccies so you can see what I'm looking at but beware theres a 5 hour time difference to where I am. PM me and I'll do the best I can for you.

Yee Haaa  and indeed, whoop whoop etc

Roo ;)

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Humour / I dare you to read this and not laugh out loud!
« on: June 10, 2022, 02:25:42 AM »
Not sure how old it is and more than likely, as all members on here are well up on there internet shizzle, you’ve probably read it before, but it’s new to me. Had me in tears



https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2019/07/19/this-poor-guys-review-of-veet-hair-removal-on-amazon-is-epic-brilliantly-written-very-funny/


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Desperately Seeking!! / Great or cover
« on: April 27, 2022, 01:20:49 AM »
Anybody got one of these before I get robbed from the states and order one?

Mines beyond plating as it’s so badly pitted, had a go at it today but given up, I’d rather just get a better one.

Let me know


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Desperately Seeking!! / CB550 F2 wiring plate
« on: April 24, 2022, 12:36:39 AM »
Evening all, has anybody got a spare plate that holds all the electrics on behind the left hand side panel? 
The part number in the book is .....50330-390-000 Plate Electric Complete

I'm not bothered what the condition as its going to be used as a pattern or bastardised to suit what's being fitted. There are a few on the 'Bay of Fleas' but not fort hat money.

Even if you dont need it for a hit and I can make a pattern off it, that would be enormously helpful.

Anyone?................tumble weeds! ;)

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Desperately Seeking!! / CB550 tank spring
« on: April 23, 2022, 11:13:53 AM »
Hi all,

has anybody got one of these lurking anywhere that they want rid of? My tank didnt come with one on so hard to lift once the catch it disengaged. I've a new lock for it fitted but just need the spring...............Anybody?

Part number 177353-90000

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CB500/550 / 550 F2 started!
« on: November 13, 2021, 09:32:00 PM »
Had a free afternoon so set about something stimulating to stay ahead of what’s happening on ‘Mejima’

Carbs off and fully stripped but not seen green residue before, it got brighter the older and drier it got…..how queer!

Opened up and no float retainers, so that’s the first blag/purchase request. Anybody got 4 they want to part with?

I’ll order a new main spring, as you can see, interesting alternative figment

The sonic cleaner is being wragged to death in the pantry and will probably be on most of tomorrow at this rate, there’s a fair bit to sort out! And clean!
It appears they’ve been opened before as there’s new screws on the top and bottom but no evidence of any internal intrusion. That being said there are various o rings in places they shouldn’t be in the spindles etc. just bobbing about not doing anything as they’re too big and just bob up and down the arms so someone’s faffed about.

I presume because I need four of the metal float retaining clips that live in the bowls they’re dearer than diamonds and rarer than hens teeth? Can anybody help?


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CB500/550 / headers
« on: November 07, 2021, 02:41:18 PM »
Before I hit BUY on flea bay, does anybody have a set of reasonable headers to fit the 550F ?(1977)  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Theres a reasonable set on there and just been offered em for £125, what do you lot reckon.....buy em?

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CB350/400 / Fuel pipe quickie
« on: November 06, 2021, 06:16:55 PM »
Evenin all,

I didn't have one on mine when it came to me in a sorry state so dont know the actual dims but can anyone confirm the ID of the fuel line for the 400/4/ I have 4.5mm in my head but cant remember where from.

fanks

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CB350/400 / Fancy a tricked to death 400/4
« on: November 06, 2021, 11:18:11 AM »
This months Practical Sportsbike has a small but picture filled double page spread on this little cracker.
I’m not sure if there’s anything I don’t like about it. What a little screamer and fantastic execution. I can only get one photo at a time on here from my phone so I’ll do a couple of posts but this, sadly is the whole article. Enjoy


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CB350/400 / Exhaust manufacturers
« on: November 01, 2021, 06:13:41 PM »
Evening all,

Anybody knpow of anyone/business except infinity exhausts in Bristol or the surrounding areas that might be able to make me a connecting tube to go from the 400/4 collector to the silencer please.  I've emailed folk to death and rang them but nobody seems to be able to follow up on an offer. Its only 6" long and I've all the orientations and measurements sorted just need somebody with a) the time and b) the kit to do it. I cant get it done here as I cant get the parts to make it or i would. Any help gratefully received.

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Misc / Open / CM200 salt racer
« on: October 28, 2021, 07:13:20 PM »
https://www.bikeexif.com/honda-ct200-land-speed-racer?omhide=true


Cool little bike built for a purpose and done really nicely, thought it might be a good read for some of you 8)

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CB500/550 / CB550 F2 1977 frame question......
« on: October 25, 2021, 10:14:17 PM »
Evening all,

As the previous owner has hacked off pretty much anything of use I have the envious task of trying to revert the frame to accepting standard foot pegs and brake levers etc etc.
Would anybody be able to send me some shots and 'dims' of where the tube needs to be welded to take the brake rod arm (the one that attaches to the pedal via the splines?)

He's hacked it off along with all the associated hanging points for the rear brake switch and wires so Im on this completely blind and the Fiche doesn't show much of any use via CMSNL.

Could I be dead cheeky and ask for diameter  of the tube, thickness of material and some reference points with which to start?

I'm not in a huge rush as still collecting parts for the build, (massive thanks to eight0 ,(Adam) who sent some goodies this morning),
I've managed to get the f/rests and brackets, headlight, torq arm, stopper rod, spring and all the associated 'gubbins' for the rear set up so just planning what I need to get to put it all as it should be again.

The front end is sorted with all the extra bits needed to do a twin disc set up, haven't looked at internals yet its purely a plan for things I can see that need sorting as it's still tucked away in the shed and I can only see the O/S. I'll look at the motor once shes out but I'm on for a full 'case refresh' and bearing replacement, if thats whats required.

I'm waiting on an air box to come from the states for the 400 and I need to find of someone who can make me a connecting tube for the exhaust and then, apart from a few bits and bobs, shes done so I'm trying to get ahead of the game ready for the dark evenings.


It's a weird thing but when I buy a new bike or project, I'm always really looking froward to a new load of information, which generally starts with a new (to me) Haynes Liar. Because the 400 on is the same as the 550, I kinda feel cheated for some reason.
 ::) ;D ;D
When I finished the Ducati and got the 400 I was really chuffed with my new 400/4 book, weird I know, might be a hoarders thing having heaps of them on the shelf in the workshop or something?  :o
I hope its not a subconscious obsession to collect the whole set, I simply dont have the money for all those projects!!!!


Apologies for the epic! ;D

Cheers
 

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CB350/400 / Orange paint codes
« on: September 21, 2021, 06:57:36 PM »
Hi all,

would anyone happen to know what the paint code is for that really nice orange that honda did? Its probably been covered before but I'd like to start a tank for the 550 and after much discussion about colours; she likes the orange, I like the light blue. Couldn't come up with an agreement So,..... we had a good long chat about it, a fair compromise was met........ and its orange!  :o ;) ;D

I think it might even be metal flake or similar, I've only seen it in mags or on the net and presume it's a honda colour and I'm not going mad looking at a respray or similar?

NB: I quite like the orange anyway but don't tell her! ;)

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Anorak's Corner / Starter motor question.....
« on: May 23, 2021, 02:57:24 PM »
Hi all, quick question, went to test the starter motor before refit and nothing and after disassembly I find this situation in the body behind the battery terminal on the housing. Are these two supposed to be together and attached to the back of the thread held in my left hand?

Not been into one of these before and a little unsure. I’ve ‘soldering fettling’ tackle so not phased just not sure on proper assembly, any advice would be more than appreciated.

Thanks in advance :)

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Project Board / TWISTING FORKS, IS THIS ANORMAL THING ON THE 400/4?
« on: March 27, 2021, 11:36:26 AM »
Morning all,

I've not done one of these 400/4's before and undertaking a full build up and a bit of a swap of this and that when I pop it back together, I have a question regarding the  forks as I've not worked on these sorts of brakes before.
With all the front end assembly all built up after cleaning, stripping, drilling, (just finished the disc, easier than I thought!) and ultimately swearing, I notice that the fork leg with the calliper holder on actually rotates about 15 degrees when you twist it slightly. I presume this is the slack being taken up by the adjustable screw that dictates the setting of the fixed pad against the disc?

Is this right or have I missed something out of the build?
There's no front mudguard on the forks and I don't think I'm going to fit one but will this mean I will need some sort of fork brace to stop this twist or can this be dialled out via the adjuster screw once all together?

I'm no way 'green' at this sort of thing after building bikes for years on and off but just simply not too sure, can anybody reassure, help, suggest a fix or simply take the piss for being sausage fingers and forgetting something?

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