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Misc / Open / Re: Cleaning up carbs - general
« on: August 11, 2022, 04:40:15 PM »
I've bought a packet of discs on your recommendation Ken. I'd be interested to see how you paint the raised lettering on the workmate.

Misc / Open / Re: A fully round E clip, what are they called.
« on: August 11, 2022, 08:18:48 AM »
No worriers, I found an assorted box of a billion the other nigh I forgot I had, not sure what I wanted a kilo of starlock washers for, absolutely no idea! what an odd thing to own :o ;D

Have you thought about inviting Henry Cole and Sam Lovegrove to your sheds Roo, I feel an episode of Shed & Buried coming on. Henry loves discovering a bit of trinketry.

Misc / Open / Re: My Messages ITALICS of read messages
« on: August 10, 2022, 11:30:38 AM »
I've had the same thing for over a year Ted. Nothing appears to clear it. I tried logging out and back in but it's still there. I just live with it now.

Desperately Seeking!! / Re: Wanted nice ND tach for my 550K1
« on: August 08, 2022, 10:37:12 AM »
Erny, I would highly reccomend Peter Horton to refurbish your clock, he's on here and his work is excellent, worth sending him a PM. I know the postage will likely cost but at least you will get your original clock back and can be sure it will be 100%.

CB350/400 / Re: New piston rings
« on: August 07, 2022, 10:20:21 AM »
Congratulations on passing your test Simon and on the purchase of a 350f.

All engines differ when it comes to running in procedures but the secret is not to allow the engine to labour in any gear so in other words slect the correct gear to keep the engine in the correct rev range. Stir the gearbox as well to go up and down the permitted rev range. Don’t keep the engine running in the same gear for long periods and keep off motorways and fast A roads, minor A roads and B roads would be best during running in as these conditions allow the engine to go through heat cycles up and down the rev range.

After 500 miles you can start increasing the revs, I normally increase the revs an extra 1000 rpm for every 100 miles so effectively by 1000 miles you can use 10,000rpm. Change the oil and filter after the 500 miles. Personally I would check the cylinder head bolts as well for peace of mind although this will mean you need to adjust the tappets as well which isn’t a bad thing to do anyway.

Good luck and keep us posted and how about a photo of the bike  8)

CB750 / Re: Interesting mods to an old 750!
« on: August 05, 2022, 11:25:15 PM »
The honda looks interesting and appears to use something similar to a 2CV wheel rim in rear,

This one will probably give you nightmares then as made from a whole 2CV apparently

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Or this one, anyone remember the Munch Mammut ?

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Good to see some weird stuff.

The Munch Mammoth's go for really silly money now Nigel and assuming you can actually find one for sale! I love the engineering that went into them and the fact the rear tires of the time would shred due to the power!

Misc / Open / Re: Cleaning up carbs - general
« on: August 05, 2022, 11:10:42 PM »
Dremels can be good and bad. Don't bother buying the wire brushes, they are useless, don't last more than a couple of minutes and the strands fly everywhere. As Bryan mentioned, the cutting discs are good but are prone to shattered if not used very gently. However, I wouldn't be without mine as they are very useful.

Piki is excellent and will make one-offs if you supply the original decal. He made the 'Made in Japan decal for the CB250RSA nose fairing and also made a complete decal set for the tank and rear tail of my Z400J. Highly recommended 👍

Other Bikes / Re: Newish bike
« on: August 01, 2022, 03:23:29 PM »
Did you name him after the character in the Michael Caine film 'Get Carter'.

CB500/550 / Re: Back with a 500 ....
« on: July 31, 2022, 10:53:09 AM »
Very, very tasty :)

Out & About / Re: Calne Bike day
« on: July 31, 2022, 10:48:37 AM »
last of them

Out & About / Re: Calne Bike day
« on: July 31, 2022, 10:46:35 AM »
A few more

Out & About / Re: Calne Bike day
« on: July 31, 2022, 10:44:56 AM »
Great day out yesterday, thanks to John for the heads up to the event.

Sorry I missed you Roo, I was hanging around the fire rescue unit for about 30 minutes but very difficult to pick out a biker in that huge crowd!

Some fantastic bikes, stalls, people, bands and roads. I took a few photos. The speedway display was great especially with the bikes being fired up and given a full warm up with no silencers fitted (as they should be). The rotary speedway bike was a lovely piece of engineering. Plenty of RE 650’s, they are very tempting. I have never seen so many MK1 Triumph Speed Triples all in one place for years. The CBX was a tasty looking special with its high mounted six into six pipes under the seat. The restored 50cc Simson was a lovely bike, sounded great and good to see the tiddlers being given some TLC as that where most of us started.

I followed the Suzi 250/500 Gamma out from the event Roo, a haze of two stroke up the road.

A great day, 240 miles on the VFR around the Cotswolds and Bucks there and back.

Out & About / Re: Calne Bike day
« on: July 30, 2022, 12:48:16 PM »
Not sure if you e yer done with you but I’m littering like a hooker in the corner in front of the fire brigade search n rescue

Just got here, meet at the fire rescue area at 13:15, it's crowded!
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Out & About / Re: Calne Bike day
« on: July 29, 2022, 11:20:30 PM »
I hope to be there by then Roo so will look out for you. I'll have an Arai chaser with the union jack and BRG/white. Not sure of a jacket , probably my FT tea-bag jobbie in view of the heat!

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