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CB350/400 / Re: silencer
« on: August 12, 2020, 07:13:44 PM »
Hard to see or get good images of the silencer fitting.
Couple of photos hopefully show how it seemed to fit best - but one bolt missing and the other not tight due to the weld in the threads.
Guess the bolts will pull the silencer bracket tighter / better aligned to the frame bracket but the holes all lined up correctly this way and silencer alignment looks right so hopefully this is fitted as intended!
Will take it off, clear out the threads and fit properly when I get a moment.
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Cheers,
Andy

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Project Board / Re: My CB550 K3 Restore Project
« on: August 12, 2020, 08:08:04 AM »
I've been using No-Nonsense degreaser from Screwfix in my parts washer for a while now and quite impressed with it.
Reasonable cost, not too stinky or nasty and seems to work well.
I did have some of the Machine mart stuff when I first bought the parts washer and remember it being pricey, useless in action and also went 'off' after being left for a while.
Cheers,
Andy

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CB350/400 / Re: silencer
« on: August 12, 2020, 08:01:28 AM »
Yes, can't say I was too impressed either.
Silencer arrived and is a nice finish but also had a couple of issues with it...
Same problem with the gasket - after a 10 minute session of self-doubt determined that it was simply too thick so had to thin the gasket down (messy) to get it in.
The bracket aligned OK but the first bolt stuck in the captive nut and just wouldn't move in or out - ended up shearing the bolt to get the silencer off again!
Turns out both nuts have weld spatter inside about two-thirds of the way into the thread!
I know I should have tried the bolts in the fixings first but really didn't expect that problem on a brand new part.
At least I can fix these issues easily enough but quite annoying and poor quality control somewhere along the line.
Still, silencer does look an awful lot better than the cheap universal one it replaced.
Cheers,
Andy
 

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CB350/400 / Re: Wheel bearings
« on: July 28, 2020, 06:36:40 PM »
Thanks again,
Had a look at the wheels (have a few to choose from!) and will see which bearings need replacing.
Is the staking where holes have been punched around the edge of the retainer?
If so is that just to prevent the retainer coming loose and does anything similar / alternative need doing when new bearings are fitted?
Cheers,
Andy

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CB350/400 / Re: Wheel bearings
« on: July 28, 2020, 07:58:34 AM »
Thanks
I'll have a go next day or two.
Saw special tools on eBay but at around £40 hoped there would be an alternative - I love buying tools but not 'single-use' ones that'll just sit in a drawer for years.
Interesting that workshop manuals don't mention the staking, just to simply unscrew the retainers!
Cheers,
Andy

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CB350/400 / Wheel bearings
« on: July 27, 2020, 02:24:52 PM »
Hi,
Looking to fit new bearings in the front and back wheels and see there is a special tool needed for each of them.
Is there a DIY workaround solution or is the only (sensible) solution another squeeze on the wallet?

Cheers,
Andy

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CB350/400 / silencer
« on: July 23, 2020, 08:17:06 PM »
Not sure if of use to anyone but DSS have got some of the 400 silencers back in stock.
I'd stuck a cheap universal one on while waiting for something better to turn up and had an email from them today so hopefully will come through and fit / look better than the current one.
Cheers
Andy

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Other Bikes / Re: Are things beginning to get back to normal?
« on: July 23, 2020, 07:05:08 PM »
Those bits look great - definitely worth the wait.
I think everyone is on long lead times at the moment - dropped off some forks at Philpotts and they estimate around 8 weeks, chrome guy is 3-4 months and painter is anything up to 4 months - all have been working throughout but just snowed under with other work alongside the bike stuff it seems.
Still, I guess it takes the pressure off the bits we have to do ourselves.
Cheers,
Andy

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Other Bikes / CJ250T / CJ360T docs
« on: July 23, 2020, 07:01:31 PM »
Hi,
Probably not of interest to many but dropbox links below for the Parts Manual and also Setup Manual for the CJ250T and CJ360T if anyone wants to share or add these to the archives etc.
Scanned these in as I've now started restoration of two of these rare beauties.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sgs4p159v8xehux/CJ250T%20Parts%20List.pdf?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fu8yvf270ta4sq0/CJ250t%20360t%20setup.pdf?dl=0

Hopefully I've done the links OK but let me know if not and I'll try again.

Cheers,
Andy

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Misc / Open / Re: One for Ash
« on: July 18, 2020, 08:48:49 PM »
Thanks
Had lots of problems with the computer so good to know something worked!

Cheers
Andy

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Misc / Open / One for Ash
« on: July 18, 2020, 11:01:12 AM »
Ash,
Not sure if you saw the earlier messages I updated with the link for the Honda Common Tool manual - if not here it is again.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9hv1pipw9z3uzug/Honda%20Common%20Tools.pdf?dl=0
Please let me know if it works OK as I'm a total novice on dropbox stuff.

I was also going to scan in the other Tool Manual but this is a much larger manual and I wasn't sure if it is of interest as it looks a bit later - below is the page showing the bikes above 750cc it covers and this must be after 1983 as the CB1100F was only that year.
Let me know if you do still want this one as well.
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Cheers,
Andy

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Misc / Open / Re: Chrome
« on: July 03, 2020, 12:00:11 PM »
Thanks guys,
Great to get some feedback on them.
I had a chat with them yesterday and sound fine so will probably get some stuff to them shortly.

Sounds like header pipes are fine, the only questionable item is a fairly pitted collector box which I think is basically a suck it and see job when they start polishing - if it goes too far before smoothing out it's scrap. I'll give that some thought but luckily do have spares if the worst happens.

Cheers,
Andy

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CB750 / Re: Setup manual
« on: July 03, 2020, 11:56:48 AM »
Ash,
Just checking if the link for the tool manual worked OK?
Been a bit waylaid with boring work but will get on to the other tool manual SAP.
Chers,
Andy

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Misc / Open / Chrome
« on: June 30, 2020, 10:40:52 AM »
Hi,
Just getting some parts ready for chroming and wondered if anyone has used Chromefix in Birmingham?
Sent an enquiry to a few chromers and they came back with a reasonable cost and timescale for some exhaust parts so am tempted to use them but just hoped someone may have experience of their service / quality etc.
Cheers,
Andy

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CB750 / Re: Setup manual
« on: June 27, 2020, 10:02:14 AM »
Ash,
Sorry it's taken a few days but have now scanned in the Common Tools manual - link below hopefully works.
Took a bit longer as the final page of the manual is a pull-out A3 sheet so had to wait until I popped into the office to use the big scanner there.
I'll scan the Honda Tools one next but its 180 odd pages so I'll need to do a bit at a time to avoid melting my home printer / scanner!
Cheers,
Andy

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9hv1pipw9z3uzug/Honda%20Common%20Tools.pdf?dl=0

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