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CB750 / Re: Cam Chain tensioning
« on: Today at 12:19:48 PM »
I'll give you some ideas when I pop over Paul. Trying to get my daughter to bring back a really good set of vac gauges from the states whilst she's over there next week, I could import them but why should I pay the duties when I don't have too  ;D

BTW have you done anything to it yet? eg changed oil and filter etc

CB500/550 / Re: Beside the seaside, beside the sea
« on: Today at 12:14:43 PM »
Won't be yours Paul as that's an American import, no grab rail on the UK version and the rear light holder was black not chrome and a different shape.

CB500/550 / Re: Beside the seaside, beside the sea
« on: Today at 12:03:05 PM »
On that subject, any chance you could e-mail me the last picture James as it's a weird format and I'm not sure I can repost it on the other forum.

CB750 / Re: Pictures for OddJob
« on: Today at 11:50:43 AM »
Cheers Roy, those look like the NOS ones I sold.

CB500/550 / Re: Beside the seaside, beside the sea
« on: June 18, 2018, 06:19:24 PM »
Mixture problem on No1 cylinder James?

I've copied one of the pics for another site as it's Starlight Gold and it's a good pic of that colour.

CB500/550 / Re: Chain size?
« on: June 16, 2018, 07:47:20 PM »
Why not just replace the split link with a riveted pin?

« on: June 16, 2018, 07:40:43 PM »
Although you may have bought a set I'd buy these (in fact my daughter is off to USA next week so I've got her to buy me a set whilst she's over there for Fathers Day, smart eh? )

CB750 / Re: Mechanical know how
« on: June 15, 2018, 09:34:48 AM »
Paul, try the cake shop opposite the bus turn round point in Castleton, it's just after where the road does that double bend in the middle of town. They make all their own cakes and pies and they are extremely good. Also buy a Bradwells Ice Cream, damn that's good Ice Cream.

Misc / Open / Re: On the bay
« on: June 13, 2018, 10:34:57 PM »
Be interesting to see if it sells. If so, then there are fools in various rooms. Maybe folk have realised that the 500 is a bike worth having. So much lighter and agile than the 750 and nicer to ride in my humble opinion.

Tru dat

On the bike, petrol tank cap lock is wrong, it's got a key lock which wasn't fitted to the 500. It's nice but not worth that much.

CB750 / Re: Mechanical know how
« on: June 13, 2018, 10:33:41 PM »
I'll be off on holiday in a couple of weeks Paul, I'll be happy to pop up and have a listen, as I said in my e-mail I tended to avoid working on the 750 whenever possible as I just didn't like it, nothing personal 750 owners, I just preferred the 500/550 fours. We had a mechanic who loved them and we were happy to let him do them all, weird how some things happen, I did all the 500/550s and he did all the 750s, we even had someone who did all the 400 fours, never thought of that before. 

The really odd thing is I loved working on the 250/400N motors, don't ask me why, I just did.

CB500/550 / Re: Clutch cable snapped
« on: June 13, 2018, 10:25:39 PM »
91203-292-005 or 91203-292-003 depending on whose make it is. Both are correct, just different manufacturers.

CB350/400 / Re: MOT today
« on: June 13, 2018, 10:23:16 PM »
Just check the upper caliper mount is against the fork leg and the mudguard brace is not between the mount and the leg, easy to get that wrong if you don't know and you'll have awful brakes until the pads wear to an angle.

CB500/550 / Re: Running motor with LH sidecover removed.
« on: June 12, 2018, 03:25:35 AM »
Yeah got that Andy BUT you could be rebuilding the engine and testing the seals for leaks whilst the generator cover was off as well, if you've ever started the engine with the generator cover off you'll know why I was making sure it was just the sprocket cover.

CB500/550 / Re: Running motor with LH sidecover removed.
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:30:25 PM »
If you mean the sprocket cover then yes, however if you mean the generator cover then not advised. You say crankcase cover but it's important to say which one you mean. I'm fairly sure you mean the sprocket cover but you can never be too careful.

You still want me to bring along my CB500 cylinder head, it's nice and clean. Just putting the finishing touches to my CB1300, still a days work to do but it will be ready for the 1st. I'll see you all there, don't think I'll bring the wife as I doubt she'll enjoy it.

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