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Messages - McCabe-Thiele (Ted)

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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello!
« on: Today at 05:57:45 PM »
Welcome -tidy looking bike you have there!

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CB750 / Re: Mystery problem on 750 cams
« on: Today at 10:19:30 AM »
After reading the above replies it makes it easier for me to enter the confession box. I refer to my earlier post in mitigation.

Me:  Forgive me Father for I have sinned.
Priest:  Which of Gods laws have you transgressed my son.
Me:  It is the holy law of SOHC father.
Priest:  Go on.
Me:  I had a senior moment and put the intake valves in the exhaust, and exhaust valves in the intake.
Priest:  (Large sigh) According to Gods law "Thou Art a f***ing Dick Head"
Me: But,but,but.
Priest:  Your penance is to spend the day stripping back to barrels and cleaning all up, then pay a forfeit of £51.35p to M&P for a holy top end gasket set.
Me:  Thank you Father I am humbled.

You have cheered me up no end with your valve confusion - I feel slightly better about my plug lead confusion now.
PS
Don't forget the valve stem seals!

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CB750 / Re: 750 K2 Strip & Rebuild - help please
« on: Today at 10:14:54 AM »
Wow the complete carbs look brilliant - factory fresh if you will - that's a lot of attention to detail.

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CB350/400 / Re: speedo trip rewind knob
« on: June 30, 2022, 03:20:16 PM »
May be deep, But true.   If you don't learn you keep making the same mistakes over and over ??

Commonly known as the learning dip.

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CB350/400 / Re: Setting the timing
« on: June 27, 2022, 11:09:49 PM »
TDC crank marks by Macabe Thiele, on Flickr

Looking at the timing marks you need to move the marks from TDC to the F mark on 1-4 so you move the plate accordingly.
TBH as the marks are clockwise on the advance & retard I thought you need to move the back plate anti-clockwise to find the marks - don't listen to me as I got my plug leads in the wrong order  - listen to Braynj.

I just used the scale on my strobe light.

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CB350/400 / Re: Setting the timing
« on: June 27, 2022, 07:47:55 PM »
I completely empathise with your situation Steve.
I had similar issues with setting up the sensors on my Dynatek ignition when I changed from the initial static timing to the dynamic timing. With points on a car the dwell angle was always the way to go rather than points gap.
If you look at the engine rotation moving the back plate in the opposite direction will advance the ignition timing.

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CB750 / Re: 750 K2 Strip & Rebuild - help please
« on: June 27, 2022, 01:55:05 PM »
That's an impressive bit of plating you have done - looks like new.

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CB500/550 / Re: Wiring expert for my CB550
« on: June 26, 2022, 02:21:09 PM »
Reads as though your fuse box might be falling apart inside?

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CB350/400 / Re: Airbox/Filter part.....
« on: June 25, 2022, 04:25:59 PM »
I think I have some oil resistant foam to make one with but if not, I'll PM you. Thanks, Matt

You can cut the green part off a sponge type panscourer works just fine as a trap or Aquarium type filter medium.

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CB350/400 / Re: Where to fit a small analogue voltmeter ?
« on: June 24, 2022, 06:39:34 PM »
I presently have a small digital voltmeter mounted on the handlebars between the mounting brackets.
It works just fine but in bright daylight you can't read the display.

Has anyone here fitted a small diameter Analogue guage -the old headlamp mounted units would be ideal you could fit a raised type unit in a suitable housing?

Hi Ted,

In terms of positioning I think it’s down to personal choice. If you look at my “Cockpit Upgrade” post you will see I accommodated 6 gauges. The AFR gauge was a little lager in diameter so would not sit as low as the others.

In terms of housings it depends what you can create with the garage resources you have available.

I am pleased with the good info that mine provide, and the wiring you have should work fine, but I would go for a gauge that has a damped movement, to avoid needle vibration.

Hope this helps.

Great that you are now on the road.

All the best

Dennis

Hi Dennis - I had forgotten that post - I was hoping I could find a handlebar mounted analogue gauge as I've seen on the net but can't find anyone who sells the. Thanks Ted

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CB350/400 / Re: Where to fit a small analogue voltmeter ?
« on: June 24, 2022, 03:00:08 PM »
Neat looking fitting Nigel.

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CB350/400 / Re: Refitting air plenum on a 400/4
« on: June 24, 2022, 08:59:38 AM »
I found it very difficult so when I did my rebuild I put it in place before the back wheel, mudguard & battery box were in place - that worked a treat with all four carbs fitting the flange rubbers evenly.

My best fit before the rebuild involved a shaped piece of wood lodged inside the plastic section to stop it moving I tried a bicycle inner tube that I inflated inside to make it keep its shape but it did not work for me - replacing the four rubbers grommets did not seem to help. I ended up with 3 on fully and one on but only just.

A shame Honda did not fit some sort of internal plastic supports to make the chamber more rigid in the centre. I lost half a pound in sweat during the process.




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CB350/400 / Re: Where to fit a small analogue voltmeter ?
« on: June 24, 2022, 08:23:50 AM »
My present digital unit is wired via a relay that is activated when sidelight/dtrls are on.

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Other Bikes / Re: Any electrical wizards in the Edinburgh area?
« on: June 23, 2022, 08:05:12 PM »
Does the C50 have a battery if not is there 6 volts at the coil when ignition is on and kick start operated?

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CB350/400 / Where to fit a small analogue voltmeter ?
« on: June 23, 2022, 06:21:23 PM »
I presently have a small digital voltmeter mounted on the handlebars between the mounting brackets.
It works just fine but in bright daylight you can't read the display.

Has anyone here fitted a small diameter Analogue guage -the old headlamp mounted units would be ideal you could fit a raised type unit in a suitable housing?

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