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CB350/400 / Re: Smokey rebuilt 350
« on: Today at 05:17:09 AM »
Roy is it you that's the plumber as I just thought that maybe you could try and find one of those expandable pipe fittings, the ones with the rubber seal that you expand into a pipe to stop the flow whilst you work on the other part of the pipe. If you could find one that fits the bore you could fill the bore with petrol and see if it escapes anywhere, if oil can get in then petrol will certainly get out.

Maybe something else would do but I thought getting a good seal would be difficult.

Looks to be a cracking job and thanks a lot for doing this for me. Don't see the funny little screw, is it in the box, good luck finding it if it is  :)

Let me know the cost so I can compensate you for your efforts on my behalf.

Do they really have to hang all that lot separately before they plate them, seems like an awful lot of work.

CB500/550 / Re: Air filter case washer 17318-323-010
« on: August 14, 2018, 08:58:12 PM »
The metal plate is fitted to the UK version, it just doesn't look like that pic. I may have one somewhere but it's one of those parts that just get mislaid.

I also have the rubber cover on my L reg bike, not sure on the K reg, been a while since I've seen it with the seat up.

CB500/550 / Re: Air filter case washer 17318-323-010
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:04:36 AM »
Are you on drugs Sye, that's a pic of the first part you were after.  :) :) :)

CB500/550 / Re: Air filter case washer 17318-323-010
« on: August 13, 2018, 12:04:14 PM »
Doesn't look like that Sye, goes between the filter case and plenum chamber on the top bolt. Thought that didn't look familiar, just looked at my parts book and no idea where CMS got that picture from but it's not the CB500K

CB750 / Re: 750 Tool
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:26:11 PM »
Seem to recall it's dual purpose, acts as a bar for the spark plug spanner and also the spanner part is for the tappet adjusters, never used it for that myself as it was just too clumsy, probably one or 2 of them still hanging around.

CB500/550 / Re: Air filter case washer 17318-323-010
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:21:16 PM »
Sure I have one of those around somewhere, seem to recall spotting it in a box of bolts only the other week. You need it?

CB500/550 / Re: Standard BZP bolt replacement
« on: August 11, 2018, 10:06:59 PM »
If you want the standard look ask on site to see if anyone has any spares, I have hundreds of genuine Honda bolts, some however will be special sizes BUT those are the ones your most likely to still have as they are hard to replace with socket screws etc.

A list of what you want would help, then when you find them get them re-plated in BZP.

I didn't and went for a full stainless replacement inc engine bolts, most are now 13mm headed not 12mm, doesn't bother me in the least but I'm not one of those that use the cross headed casing screws either, damned awful things, couldn't wait to throw them away. I use the newer 8mm headed casing screws that Honda used from the mid 80s instead, look better and you can use an air ratchet to remove them  :)

Project Board / Re: CB 750 F2
« on: August 11, 2018, 09:39:32 AM »
VIN plate is upside down I think.

CB500/550 / Re: Tapered head bearings question
« on: August 08, 2018, 09:57:02 PM »
All Balls are made in China, you work out which is better

CB500/550 / Re: Gearbox
« on: August 07, 2018, 11:39:16 AM »
You did ensure the locating pins in the crankcases were aligned with the holes in the gearbox bearings as you put the crankcases together? if not that can cause severe damage and the gearshafts can be hard to spin.

CB500/550 / Re: Dating help and insurance woes
« on: August 06, 2018, 09:56:32 PM »
I'm so glad that it worked, I was really upset by their attitude at the time and maybe my letter back to them was a little terse to say the least.

I've got to say that's one in the win column, big result for you and should save you a few quid in road tax.

It may also be that they couldn't find your numbers but they found numbers so close to yours that they were able to date it exactly, unlike mine which was just a month and a year with no date.

Project Board / Re: CB 750 F2
« on: August 04, 2018, 09:32:30 AM »
It wasn't well known that they had out sourced bearing production to China, it came to light when they started failing. I try to source a reputable name like Koyo or NTN for instance.

CB500/550 / Re: Gearbox
« on: August 03, 2018, 11:46:11 PM »
I've always used Hylomar Blue but it was the old one not the new one. Unfortunately my tube I've had for 20 years now eventually went hard inside the tube  :( :(

Project Board / Re: CB 750 F2
« on: August 03, 2018, 11:44:37 PM »
Don't buy All Balls tapered bearings, they are made in China and are poor quality.

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